39. Returning to the Place of Origin by Marching Forward
1 There is a three-step process of cultivation in the Lord of Universe Church: the first step is to commit yourself to the Dao, the second step is to make the Church your home, and the third step is to make the universe your home.
2 The first step in committing yourself to the Dao is to take personal and material enjoyment lightly. Since I have founded the Religious Philosophy Association in 1978, I kept myself estranged from worldly success, which is why I made the Church my home. From the beginning of the revival of the Church, I made the universe my home as well.
3 I still have another wish: if there should be any planet that welcomes God’s teachings, I volunteer to be a pioneer.
4 You all are at the initial stage of committing yourselves to the Dao. The Dao is the true way of the universe. It is the heavenly Dao.
5 You then start the second step, making the Church your home. Once you have made the Church your home, continue to move on, step by step, toward the origin where you came from, and you will ultimately be one with the universe.
6 All strivers of the Lord of Universe Church should “make the universe their home,” or at least make the Church their home.” The “Church” is our permanent home, home for this generation and future generations.
7 I am God’s messenger. I came with God’s command to revive the Lord of Universe Church in the world, and bring those persons of affinity back, to be with God. So I am the bridge between you and God. You can get closer to God through me.
7 我是 上帝的傳令兵，是奉 上帝的命令到人間來復興天帝教，接引各位原人回到 上帝的身邊，所以我是 上帝與你們之間的橋樑，有我，你們才能更接近 上帝。
Tianji Traveling Palace, February 8, 1987