Why should one with a kind heart still
receive Tien-Tao? (33)
For those who are good Yuan-zi,30 they should be eager to receive
Tien-Tao and to practice Tao once they know about It. The good
will always care about the salvation of other people and the social
morality. Nowadays, morality has been severely eroded and human
carries more evil and selfish thoughts. These wicked thoughts and
deeds will bring upon punishments in the forms of destructions.
Those who worry about this trend endeavour to find ways to bring
salvation to others. Thus once Tien-Tao is available to all, they
should be joyous about this opportunity and would put every effort
into spreading Tao.
Most significantly, those who received Tien-Tao can transcend the
cycle of birth, death and rebirth, and return to God’s kingdom. Thus,
one is forever exempt from sufferings brought about by the cycle of birth,
death and rebirth, and judgment rendered by the Judge of the Underworld.
If one has a kind heart but has not received Tien-Tao, one remains merely
as a good person in a sinful world. The only reward to such a person is to
have a good life after he is reborn. However, the reward in the form of a
good life will run out someday. Upon the termination of the reward, good
persons still face uncertain endings. For those who received Tien-Tao
from the Enlightened Teacher with Tien-Ming,1 they transcend the cycle
of birth, death and rebirth and enjoy eternal reward. The latter is far
more superior than the former.
Confucius once said “A fence-sitter is a thief of virtues.” Confucius also
said “One who awakes to Tao in the morning will not have any regret
even if he dies in the same night.” If one ponders over these two sayings,
the distinction between just being a good person and receiving
Tien-Tao becomes obvious.