1 The “Dao” is of righteous force. The devil is of evil force. These two are in opposition to each other, yet they have been coexisting since the beginning of time.
2 Without the “devil” one cannot see the “Dao.” Historically speaking, there would be no way to reveal loyal courtiers, had there been no treacherous court officials in each dynasty. A Dao cultivator can only be successful after going through a series of “devil tests.”
3 In fact, the “devil” may not always be bad. It is just playing an antagonistic role to test a Dao cultivator’s determination and perseverance through trials and tribulations.
4 Everything in this world has a counter side. Ordinary people will surely experience tests of their “seven emotions and six desires” in the journey of cultivating the Dao.
5 If you are lascivious, the devil will give you what you want to satisfy your lust; if you are greedy for money, it will entice you right away and help you find ways to get more money. This is the first step of testing you. Whatever you desire, it will entice you to make you go along with it.
6 There had been no Dao cultivators who rose to high levels without ever been tested; it is just a matter of the types of tests—big or small. The devil will use any possible way to make you change your mind and quit cultivating the Dao.
7 The Dao and devil tests are different in nature. The Dao test is testing Church staff and loyal strivers to see if they are firm in their will, if they can keep their initial mind, and can endure trials and tribulations.
8 Some strivers have special callings in different aspects of holocaust-rescuing missions, and some strivers make special contributions in preaching work. Heaven will give them the Dao tests before assigning them to great missions.
9 Therefore, I hope those strivers who are in charge will not be complacent as a result of having accumulated little merits. You need to accumulate more merits, reinforce building virtues, and strive hard to transform your destiny.
10 Once you have passed the Dao tests, Heaven will make new arrangement for you to be of “great service” to others.
The R.O.C. Presiding Hall, November, 1984
 The seven emotions according to Chinese medicine are "anger, grief, worry, joy, sorrow, fear, and fright." The seven emotions are traditionally defined in Confucianism as "joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hatred, and desire." The six desires in Buddhism refer to pleasing one's "sight, sound, smell, taste, physical comfort, and thoughts."