1 To become a divine being, a saint or a perfected being in heaven requires self- cultivation. It requires striving toward oneself. Striving toward heaven and achieving equality of the sacred and the mundane begin with striving toward one’s own self. Achieving this requires a great deal of effort.
2 The divine beings, saints, and perfected beings in heaven cannot make any human become one of them nor can they stop any human from becoming one of them, unless the devil uses its dark energy to tempt them.
3 Be aware of what I said. The divine beings in heaven cannot stop you from becoming one of them, but the power of the devil can seduce you, stop you and fail you. The danger lies with the power of the devil. Dao and devil are always antagonistic to each other.
4 The devil is the “devil mind.” One should be most concerned about the devil from within instead of devils from outside. I often say “Once your heart wavers, the devil will attack you.” For instance, drinking, sex, insatiable thirst for wealth and anger are all related to the “devil mind.”
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, December 2, 1992