84. Practicing Quiet Sitting and Fighting for Merits
1 Real Dao cultivators practice quiet sitting and maintain their composure. They rarely talk. They read books, they travel near and far enjoying the scenery, and they keep themselves away from worldly matters.
2 What is there worth fighting for? Many people fight for gaining materialistic things or for fame and fortune. We did not bring anything to this world when we were born, and we certainly cannot take anything with us when we leave. What is the use of gaining anything? It is of no value.
3 If you want to fight, fight for merits. Fighting for merits means building and accumulating merits and virtues aggressively. The effort put into quiet sitting is not something you can fight for. When you work hard, it is within you. If you don’t work hard and you want to fight with someone for the efforts you did not make, do you think you can bring the efforts of other people onto you? That is not possible!
4 I have heavenly mandates. I have to preach and build the foundation for the Church, so I cannot focus on practicing quiet sitting, and I can only do it two to three times a day. If I did not have to manage anything, I would focus on quiet sitting.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, December 14, 1993