1 My fellow strivers, we all are blessed. Let us strive for the present and for the future. Make your vows quickly. The greater your aspirations, the higher the achievements.
2 If you waste time, once you have expired, you become a free-floating harmonon, drifting in the atmospheric layer. All the free-floating harmonons had no merits accumulated while living on Earth, and they were vulgar and did not cultivate themselves; so after they expired on Earth, their spirits become homeless.
3 Take a look at the Chinese characters of “equality of the sacred and the mundane.” They mean that we are equal to the saints and divine beings. Mencius once said: “What kind of a person is Shun?  What kind of a person am I? As long as a person can work diligently like Shun did, he can also be supported and admired by people.”
4 Those who are upright, can make big vows, and have great aspirations are equal in the eyes of God, and are entitled to be at God’s side.
4 凡能頂天立地，發大願，立大志者，在 上帝眼中一視同仁，一律平等，都有資格到 上帝身邊。
5 You should know that “when we follow the natural order of things and it coincides with the will of the people, it means it is the right way to go, and you should march forward without reservation. When things move against the natural order or the people’s will, it is not the way to go, and you should resist and not follow.” This is the same as what Confucius said: “If your path is different from the path of others, you cannot make plans together.”
6 When you switch your thoughts and delve deeply into one discipline, you will naturally reach the level of equality between the mundane (the acquired) and the sacred (the innate).
7 Laozi in Dao De Jing had said: “Following a main road is easy, yet people delight in difficult paths.” The word “easy” means ordinary and unexciting. The movement of heavenly bodies remains the same each day; it is ordinary and it is how it is.
8 Imagine if a heavenly body moves out of its orbit, would it not be the end of the world for us? That is why Laozi sighed and said that the main road is ordinary, but people delight in difficult paths. Dao cultivators should be able to discern this. Once they understand the reason, they have to practice it.
9 We pray and meditate today, though it is for the sake of striving and saving all the living beings, it ultimately is about doing our best to create a new life, while we are still in human form. In other words, refining the three treasures of jing, qi, and shen in us is to create a spiritual life for the future.
The Sixth Chinese Original Quiet Sitting Class, July 19, 1981
 Shun was one of the five legendary rulers in ancient China, approximately around 4000 BCE.