All individuals, selected by their karmic previous existences or the needs in the cycle of refinement to speed up the advancement to the Superior Era of Divine Ethics, are frequently and closely monitored by the High-above. Their clairvoyance and skills come partly from their own practice and achievement, and also from the assistance of the High-above, based on each individual’s receiving ability. No one has the right to claim that all skills and capability come from himself. Arrogance and subjugation towards those who are at the lower level, no matter what the reason, are absolutely unacceptable to the High-above, since everyone is equal in the practice of religion. Regardless of one’s superior skills, clairvoyance, or cleverness, he or she should refrain from being arrogant; otherwise one is subject to severe punishment, no matter how advanced the level of one’s evolution. Arrogance will impede one’s path and dig a trap for that person.
Patiently endure all sufferings and humiliation; always keep a humble attitude; you shall not be forgotten. Those who know how to control themselves always receive guidance to reach the end. Hold on firmly to your faith, do not be impetuous, step patiently forward, and you will see good results.
*The contribution of sweat
Can those who chose the religious Way choose a peaceful life?
How can we know our work is guided by the High-Above, not by our own desire?
We cannot pretend, like some Taoist priests, that we only need to contribute our thoughts; rather, we should contribute our labor, sweat, and work. For a religious practitioner, taking responsibilities is challenging while avoiding them is easy. A religious practitioner who wants to avoid his responsibilities can say a thousand words and have a thousand ways to justify himself. We should understand that religious practice involves forbearance and hard work to serve others, not living in leisure and pleasure. The meaning of “unburdening” in religious practice is to unburden oneself of selfishness and avidity and to take charge of common tasks. Once you are determined to serve the universal concord, and even if you have to endure difficulties and sufferings, you should not lament or compare yourself with others who are happier. This is the meaning of Prophet Huynh’s teaching: “I accept to suffer in others’ place.”
*Factors for success
What will be the consequences in case you have faith and willpower but a wrong point of view, a wrong consideration, and make a wrong decision leading to a wrong action?
Everyone may assume that they have the right point of view, consideration, and thought. But how can we see that we have a wrong point of view, consideration, and thought? Thus, faith and willpower not only help us but may harm us as well.
When we look right, see right, think right, and act right, with faith and willpower to persevere and to work with great efforts, we will succeed. Once we get everything right, we will find the right time, the right circumstances, and others’ wishes.
However, if we look wrong, see wrong, think wrong, and act wrong, even with faith and willpower we will surely fail, because we will find neither the right time, the right circumstances, nor the wishes of others.
If we do not find the right time, the right circumstances, and others’ wishes, this means we do not blend in with nature or with universal evolution, and of course we will not blend in with the Divine will.
All individuals, organizations, and regimes that go on the right track will immediately come to success and growth. This is real success and growth, without having to cover, polish, or have recourse to tricks and schemes to display power.
Any individual, organization, or regime that goes on the wrong track will immediately be weak and crippled, then will fade out like the dying fire that cannot be revived.
What is Divine Law?
Divine Law is Divine will, and we cannot succeed if we go against the Divine will.
Divine Law is intensely tolerant and merciful to people who follow the Divine will, but at the same time ruthless and severe to people who go against the Divine will.
Divine Law always has either rewards or punishments, for those who are with or against the people’s will; for those who serve the country and the people, or those who do harm to the country and the people; for those who bring peace to humanity, or those who bring war to mankind.