113. The Outcomes of Striving
1 I. Those who sacrificed and contributed their ideas and efforts or contributed financially but did not have time to cultivate before their death will go to the Pristine Courtyard [a nonphysical palace] to continue tempering their vital spirit.
2 Yet, tempering the spirit is very difficult because without a body it is difficult to tell when one can succeed. That is why we say it is not so easy to obtain a human form.
3 II. Those who are not only willing to sacrifice or contribute but also have the time to cultivate and:
4 (1) Understand how to borrow from the false (the flesh) to cultivate the true (the true self), to temper jing, qi, and shen, in remaking the living body. They commit themselves to the Dao and sacrifice and contribute their entire beings to strive for the Church. They would be awarded the title of Heavenly Count, be recognized as human immortals, and a fragment of their spirit would be raised and transported to heaven on every new moon and full moon days.
5 (2) Have committed themselves entirely to striving for the Church, and passed on before they have completed their cultivation on Earth: As they have records of virtues, merits, and foundation in cultivating the Dao, they can continue tempering at the Pristine Palace [a nonphysical palace], making their cultivation more efficient, and they will receive new spiritual assignments.
A fellowship meeting at Tianji Traveling Palace, November 12, 1984