4. Being Content and Helping Others; “Accumulating Virtues Is Most Important”
1 Wealth is something outside of us. We need to take a detached view of tangible wealth. As long as we are able to care for our parents, support our families, and educate our children, what we have should be enough. Too much of it could cause us to do evil things.
2 Intangible wealth comes from accumulated virtues. One should have self-restraint when dealing with others, seize opportunities to help others, do good deeds to the best of one’s ability and make sacrifices for one’s country, society and God.
2 無形的財富是積德。要克己待人，把握機會助人。力量所及，犧牲自己、把自己奉獻給國家、奉獻給社會、奉獻給 上帝。
3 If one does this, it appears to temporarily reduce one’s wealth, but in the long view it leaves merits for one’s descendants. Accumulating virtues is most important.
4 One day when we leave this physical world and go elsewhere in space, virtues, sins and vices will be carried with us.
Spiritual Talk about the Practice of Chinese Original Quiet Sitting, July 29, 1979