136. Using the Five Cardinal Disciplines to Nurture and Protect Life Force
1 The most important essence of the Lord of Universe Church is to fulfill our worldly obligations and to cultivate the heavenly Dao respectively. As we fulfill our worldly obligations, we also cultivate the heavenly Dao. This does not mean we abandon our worldly obligations. It means we must know how to nurture and protect our life force. To nurture our life force is not enough. We need to protect it as well. If we want to protect our life force, we need to nurture it.
2 The Church prefers to tell the strivers directly what they need to do, rather than have them “take the long route” by way of trial and error. Part of the five cardinal disciplines we want you to practice includes “nurturing and protecting your life force.” This is due to the fact that nurturing life has something to do with past-life karma. Because of this cause-and-effect relationship, you are not able to nurture and protect your life force.
3 Those who can practice the five cardinal disciplines can resolve many of their past- life karma issues spontaneously. There are many subtleties to this that can only be experienced or understood by those who strive unceasingly.
The Third Teachers and High Level Church Officers Class, July 17, 1991