9. Valuing Eternal Life
1 Laozi said, “Dao is great. Heaven is great. Earth is great. The emperor is also great. These are the four great powers of the universe.” This puts humanity on par with the Dao, heaven and earth.
2 Human beings from this Earth are too smart. Their ways of thinking and agility are known throughout the universe, so humanity is the backbone of the universe and the center of the universe.
3 Without humanity, the universe will be just an endless night. Everything would be empty. Without humanity, where is the universe?
4 Therefore, people of planet Earth must recognize their place and responsibilities in the universe and follow the true Dao of God.
4 因此，今天地球人要認清在宇宙中的地位與責任，奉行 上帝的宇宙真道。
5 This is especially true for world leaders. They should understand how minute Earth is and that human life is so short that there is nothing worth fighting for among people.
6 They should eradicate the mindset of killing each other in their effort to conquer the world, rather they should expand the thoughts for the purpose of human existence, bring together the talents and efforts used for developing weapons to develop aerospace technology to explore the universe, to conquer nature, to utilize what nature has offered us to advance human civilization to a higher level and to build up the foundation for permanent peace and unity of the world.
7 By doing so, we humans not only inherit what our ancestors have contributed for our happiness, we are also creating a new life for future generations. Thus the creation of new life is unending. Even though one day our flesh will decay, our spiritual life can continue in the universe.
8 We are now in turbulent times and the world is facing many crises. The future of the Earth and humanity depends on the thoughts of few world leaders: on their desire for world peace, restoring morality, and rebuilding our spirits.
9 Yet, it depends more upon humans raising themselves to a higher level by purifying their hearts and reducing their desires, by becoming kinder, by cultivating righteous qi, by paying more attention to the spiritual power of the nonphysical and by strengthening their striving and creativity. Only then can they change their destiny, settle down their hearts to cultivation, engage themselves in moral cultivation, temper their spirits and create new lives.
Talking about physical life and spiritual life from the standpoint of cosmic life, November 29, 1981
 Laozi was a philosopher of ancient China (6th century BCE), best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi).  See Tao Te Ching (aka Dao De Jing) chapter 25