11. Accumulating Merits and Virtues While Cultivating the Dao
1 It is necessary to understand that every striver should not only shoulder our epochal missions of rescuing all living beings of the world, but more importantly each striver should accumulate merits and virtues.
2 “Accumulating merits and virtues” are not empty words and they cannot be achieved in an instance. They require real actions to take place. You cannot fulfill the desires of building up merits and virtues at any given time. It also requires opportunities to make them happen.
3 Opportunities are not always available. When opportunities present themselves, grasp them or they will slip through your fingers, leaving nothing but regrets.
4 A Dao seeker must also accumulate merits and virtues while busily striving and cultivating the Dao. He should fight for those opportunities that allow him to build up his merits and virtues.
Dedication Ceremony of the Yuqing Shrine, May 17, 1983