Why would practitioners of the true Tao still face tests?

The way of the True Tao goes against human emotions and desires. Those who follow the way of the True Tao become Immortals while those who follow human emotion and desires become ghosts. There is a saying, "To practice Tao is like climbing a tall post. It is easy to come down but very difficult to get to the top".


We have to understand that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Difficult situation are the ingredients for one to get stronger and better. Those who can last and survive all difficulties are the ones who can attain Tao. Mencius said, "When god is about to give a mission to a person, God will always put this person to test by exercising his mind, labouring his body, starving him and empty his possessions." If one is being put through tests, he should be grateful because he is selected by God to take on a mission for example, if there is an examination held for a post, not everyone can take it. Only those who meet the qualifications can become a candidate. Confucius said "A piece of twisted and decayed wood cannot be used for carving. A wall made of loose mud cannot be painted". So only those who, through many previous lives had practiced Tao and are predestined to encounter Tien-Tao, will face real tests. If one does not qualify, why should God test him?