Why there are slanders even though Tien-Tao is true? (9)
Confucian Analects states A tune with high pitch has few who
can harmonize. Tao when spreading arouses disparages. One who
cultivates virtues draws slanders. Tien-Tao is vast and profound,
so ordinary scholars could not fully comprehend It. The lack of
comprehension leads to bemusement and doubts. It is not unusual
for the bemused to slander or to come to subjective conclusions.
Confucius said A practitioner of Tao, who does not become irate
when the ignorant is against him, is a true practitioner. Tien-Tao
will not flourish without slanders. The Buddhist Sutra states For
every slander brought about, an equivalent weight of debt is being
paid off. When Confucius travelled through various states to
spread Tao, he was constantly slandered. After he attained Tao
and returned to Heaven, his name remained in the world forever.
His worshippers are all over the world and so are temples to serve him.