1 Talking about cultivating the Dao today is more difficult than at any other time in history. This is because of all the great temptations today’s world has to offer. If you desire wealth, the wealth devil comes to you immediately. When you have a desire for sex, the sex devil arrives in no time to unsettle you.
2 Whatever you have in mind, the devil is right behind you. The most difficult thing to overcome in the world is the “devil mind.”
3 To cultivate the Dao is to yield your mind. Yield your devil mind. Take control of it and keep it down, so that it will not harm you or interfere with your life and disrupt your career, enabling you to study or do research, without causing you to stray from your path.
4 Once the devil mind is acting up, all of the effort you have put forth in all your endeavors would be totally wasted.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, July 27, 1992