72. Being Prudent when Alone
1 For seekers of the Dao, the most important thing is to be aboveboard and be true to their word. The vows you make should be in alignment with your normal behavior. Do not tell the nonphysical beings and me one thing and do something else. It will destroy your credibility, which is not to your advantage.
2 Be consistent in what you do whether in front of people or behind their backs. A man of honor is prudent when he is alone. Be cautious in your private life and your personal behaviors. Be as good as your word. Let your mouth speak your heart. Being prudent when alone is the effort of guarding oneself. Be sure you are prudent when alone.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, December 15, 1992