1 “People kill people. Weapons, by themselves, do not kill people.” Naturally, the manufacturing and operating of these weapons are the result of human creativity and skill. Frankly, evil deeds done by people must be resolved by people. Therefore, saving one’s self is saving others; saving others is actually saving oneself.
2 The world of today is full of turmoil. In places where calamities are great, critical issues must be dealt with immediately; everyone needs to save themselves and help save each other. The first step begins with loving oneself and loving one another, becoming independent, and helping others stand on their own feet. This is a major step, and the way to connect humans with heaven.
3 So, I call on you, strivers of the Lord of Universe Church, to first fulfill your human Dao [worldly obligations] and then cultivate the heavenly Dao. In the meantime, you need to advocate and live out the Twenty Watchwords. The Twenty Watchwords are: Loyalty, Forgiveness, Incorruptibility, Insight, Virtue, Rectitude, Justice, Trustworthiness, Forbearance, Altruism, Philanthropy, Filial Piety, Benevolence, Compassion, Awareness, Integrity, Moderation, Truthfulness, Propriety, and Harmony. We shall use these Watchwords as the starting point to restore morality and rebuild our spirits.
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