1 Make the universe your home and carry out the three strivings:
(1) Striving toward heaven,
(2) Strive toward nature,
(3) Striving within oneself.
2 The word “striving” includes virtues and characteristics, such as: sincere thoughts with a righteous heart, benevolence, selflessness, forbearance, trustworthiness, incorruptibility, and insight. We were not born with these virtues, and they cannot be acquired instantly. Developing them requires continuous cultivation, bit by bit, over time with a humble and encompassing mindset.
3 People come from the void and return to it ultimately. Whether their life’s journey is meaningful or not depends on their ability to strive continuously.
4 The goals and means of striving can be, for instance, correcting and keeping oneself upright in order to transform others, saving the world from holocausts, helping others, seeking a state of union between heaven and humanity, and promoting harmony and mutual assistance between humans and all other beings in nature.
5 “As heaven’s movement is ever so vigorous, so must a person continue to strive along.” This is the law of nature. It is the true Dao of the universe that God has revealed to us.
5 「天行健，君子以自強不息」，這是自然法則，是 上帝啟示我們的宇宙真道。
T’ienti Teachings, Vol. 17