82. Becoming a Decent Person Begins with Caring for Others
1 The most important thing in becoming a decent person begins with caring for others. It begins with caring for people that are around you and continues beyond. Turn this into a habit. Share everything with others in the Dao Center. Do not do anything that can hurt other strivers’ feelings or disrupt the harmony in the Dao Center. Do not think only of your or your own family.
2 It is much easier to destroy someone than to become a decent person, and it is difficult to remain a decent person. When you try to influence and reform another person you must guide him gently and without being overbearing, yet without being too mild or vague. This is especially true when you are trying to talk a person into correcting himself. You cannot be too aggressive and you must act according to circumstances.
3 Some people are not open to reason. Even when you try to enlighten them, they still do not get it. You need to find a way to reach them, get close to them and accommodate them. You must be humble and have an open mind in order to face the challenge.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, December 7, 1993