1 Many people were born at exactly the same hour, the same day, the same month and the same year, and yet their destinies are different. Chinese fortunetellers of the past did not provide us with any detailed explanations.
2 So, regardless of how one’s destiny is arranged, everyone must go through the process of birth, aging, sickness and death, whether being nobility, high-ranking court official, peddler, or menial servant.
3 Therefore, we should be independent and self-reliant, and strive actively against any evil forces in our surroundings. Begin with striving within yourself, to create your own future. When you strive within yourself, you are creating your own destiny!
4 Personal values are up to us to create. So does our fate.
5 Even though we are in the Space and Nuclear Ages, if we do not strive within ourselves and toward heaven, we could never leap beyond the three realms, and be bound by the cycle of the five phases [hence unable to surpass destiny and overcome fatalism]. This is because everyone is bound by the creation and destruction cycles of the five phases [metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.]
6 It takes someone very special to understand the mechanics of creating or changing destiny so that he can create his own future, be free from the bondage and control of predestined fate.
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Los Angeles, USA, September 23, 1987