1 The traditional way of cultivation has been the purposive method, which is practicing through the flesh. The other method is the non-purposive method, which is the “Supreme Truth-Blossom Vehicle Method for reaching the highest heaven, which is a natural, non-purposive mindfulness.”
2 One has a purpose while the other does not. The main principle behind the two methods is the same, as both are dual cultivation of self-nature and the physical body. Their goal of “following what is natural in the Dao” is the same, but their approaches are different.
3 As a result of this principle in cultivating the Dao, one can follow that which is natural via dual cultivation of self-nature and physical body.
4 We know that even though one practices quiet sitting, one has to adapt to the changes of the time. Only by doing so, the goal of allowing “the nonphysical realm to transform the physical realm and the physical realm to work in concert with the nonphysical realm” can be reached, step by step.
5 The natural, non-purposive mindfulness taught at the Lord of Universe Church is to ask people to just follow what is natural in cultivating the Dao. It does not resort to the slightest artificial power. Methods such as inducing qi or guiding the flow of qi are of artificial force. We do not induce qi or guide qi. We do not use breathing to control the flow of qi. We only follow what is natural in cultivating the Dao.
6 Where does our body come from? The human body is a small heavenly body, and heaven is a majestic heavenly body. Tell me what is maneuvering the movement of the heavenly body? It is the power of nature. The human body comes from the union of sperm and ovum in a most natural way, therefore, nothing in the world can go against the principle of nature.
7 Even though Laozi, the founder of Daoism, once said: “the Dao follows what is natural.” His descendants violated this principle by adopting the purposive method. The Lord of Universe Church is the only church that insists on “returning to the source,” stressing the rule of following what is natural in cultivating the Dao.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, November 11, 1992