1 To strive within oneself is to resolve issues of birth, aging, diseases and death. After birth, everyone goes through diseases, aging, and death.
2 As we live in the red dust, we are confronted by selfish desires, bouncing around the seven emotions and six desires which contaminate our mind. Many diseases that result from our materialistic civilization cannot be cured by western or Chinese medicine, and their root causes remain hidden.
3 Once the body becomes symptomatic, it is too late. In the meantime, we overexert our physical strength and energy without supplying our bodies with their proper needs. We age gradually and ultimately die.
4 Strivers of the Lord of Universe Church strive within themselves by doing the four cardinal disciplines. Strivers who have taken the Quiet Sitting Class should add quiet sitting as the fifth discipline.
5 As long as you continue doing it, you can defend against the attack of diseases and prevent aging. The key is to “strive continuously.”
6 Death is the law of cosmic creation. It is unavoidable for anyone. Where there is birth, there is death. Even though death follows life, we hope to die in peace and not from disease.
7 The cultivation stressed in the Lord of Universe Church depends on the three mindsets of striving in ordinary life. The first is Faith: to have absolute faith in God. The second is Sincerity: to be sincere in doing the cardinal disciplines. The third is Persistence: to practice them daily without interruption.
7 天帝教的修持，就是靠平時以三心來奮鬥。第一信心：絕對信仰 上帝。第二誠心：真心誠意，確實做好基本功課。第三恆心：不間斷的天天做。
8 When you take actions based on the three mindsets, you can resolve the basic issues that are related to diseases, aging, and death.
The Anthro-Celestial Research Institute, January 25, 1993