5. Creating One’s Own Destiny


1 Most ordinary people are bound by the cycle of the five elements [aka the five phases]: metal, wood, water, fire and earth, which have creative and destructive cycles.

1 一般人都受五行金、木、水、火、土生剋的拘束。

2 To go beyond fate, people should examine themselves daily. If they can build up their store of merits and virtues, and if their merits outweigh errors, they can break out of fatalism and create their own fate.

2 要想超脫,就要每天檢討。多培功、多積德,結果功多過少,就能打破定命論,自己造命。

Spiritual Talk about the Practice of Chinese Original Quiet Sitting, July 29, 1979