Seek Truth from Facts, and Tell Truth
Traditional culture always emphasizes mutual dependence. Actually,once man attempts to depend on something, he will try to manage andcontrol the thing he depends upon, which will necessarily lead toafflictions. For example, if husband and wife always depend on eachother, and always try to use their own outlook on life and values totransform the other party, and always attempt to have the other party actand behave according to their own wills, then both parties will be landedin a miserable situation. Therefore, man must learn to be independent.The earlier one becomes independent, the less distress one will suffer.
Give up possession and believe in and rely on the Home WithoutMarriage and Family
According to tranditional outlook on life, the more one possesses,the better one fares. As a result, man is always trying various means toamass possessions all his life. For this purpose he is always kept on therun, attracted by the possession of money and property, fame andpossession, and lovers, and so on. In fact, possession is not a very goodthing. Once one possesses something, he will become the slave of thething that he possesses. In particular, man should not own each other.The outlook on life that “you are mine" is wrong, because the one that ispossessed will feel that his liberty of life is restricted, and will as a resultrebel consciously or unconsciously, which will necessarily lead toafflictions for both parties. Chanyuan celestial already owns the
, which takes care of their food, clothing,
shelter, transportation, life, health and death. So they should love thehome, rely on the home, and shift completely from the reliance on man toreliance on and belief in the home.
Be responsible for yourself instead of complaining against others