201. Letting the Mind Be Clean and Free of Self
1 In accordance with the goal of “securing Taiwan and protecting the Republic of China,” I now give the words of letting the mind “be unselfish and free of self” to the strivers of the Lord of Universe Church.
2 As long as no one is being selfish there is the possibility of fulfilling the greater self. Only when everyone continues to chant the two Orisons [the Grand Orison and the Precious Orisons] faithfully and bring in persons of affinity through various means, can Taiwan survive through the crisis and its twenty million people can have a future.
3 Since the beginning of the revival, the spirit of the Lord of Universe Church has been asking everyone to “not look for what one can gain, not seek one’s own blessings.” That is the meaning of “letting the mind be clean and free of self.”
4 However, I also understand that it would be impossible for anyone to be totally unselfish since we were born with it. Since people have been overindulging themselves and think only about themselves, their collective karmic debts accumulated to become the End Time of the Third Epoch.
5 Therefore, I ask the strivers of the Lord of Universe Church to work on themselves to become less selfish and have fewer desires. Ultimately they can reach the level of letting the mind be clean and free of “self.”
6 Only when strivers can fully understand the real meaning of “letting the mind be clean and free of self,” “sacrificing the small self for the completion of the greater self” can we reach the goal of securing Taiwan and protecting the Republic of China.
7 As long as our minds are open to bringing the righteous qi into play, we can definitely eradicate the miasma of violence in the air. If our fellow strivers can keep these words in their hearts to chant and to bring people to the Church, everyone will have a very bright future.
Taizhong Fellowship Meeting, September 27, 1989