80. Getting Rid of Worldliness through Self-Cultivation
1 A Dao cultivator needs to harmonize the yin and yang in his own body, making water and fire complement each other. This is what cultivation is all about.
2 To get rid of worldliness naturally, one should not haggle with others, not even in his heart. One should not be arrogant, but follow the principle of “not looking for what he can gain and not seeking his own blessings” whether in his daily work, in his studies, chanting the Orisons, quiet sitting, reflecting and repenting his mistakes, and in correcting himself. By doing so, one can get rid of his worldliness naturally.
3 Worldliness, as used here, applies to worldly fame and gain, right and wrong, drinking, sex, insatiable thirst for wealth and anger.
The Leili’a Dao Center, December 3, 1993