1 The highest level of donation is doing good deeds when no one is aware of them.
2 There are two verses in the Treatise of the Exalted One on Response and Retribution: “Show generosity with no thought of a return. Do not regret your giving.”
3 Helping people with a specific purpose in mind is not really doing a good deed.
4 When you help people unconditionally and ask for nothing in return, it is called “planting virtues.” Not regretting helping others means you really meant to help.
5 People of today are all too practical. Many people easily become envious of others. They are afraid that others may succeed. In the business world, we have heard of many cases of intrigue against each other, reaping profits at the expense of others.
6 I hope you all reflect and repent, based on the two Watchwords you have chosen when you were initiated, to see if you have done anything against your conscience.
7 We want to continue living today; we hope others can live with us, and we can coexist and prosper together. Today I talked about hidden virtues, wishing that everybody could “plant virtues.”
The Men’s Sixth Chinese Original Quiet Sitting Xianxiu Class and the Women’s Ninth Chinese Original Quiet Sitting Class, December 19, 1987