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800 Values for New Era Human Being

800 Values for New Era Human being Deiform Buddha Chapter 9 Life

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Definition of "Life" and "LIFE" LIFE: LIFE is a nonmaterial structure with spiritual sense. LIFE=1+1, LIFE is composed of two parts, the intangible spiritual entity and the tangible body. The intangible spiritual entity mainly

refers to thought, consciousness, spirit, and soul, etc. The tangible body mainly refers to the flesh body where the soul is attached. Life: life is just a journey of LIFE in this world. The traveller is issued a single-entry visa with the travelling date specified. 255. Life is a short journey of being in the human world. 256. Man should pursue three major treasures in life: the richness of soul, the spiritual wealth, and material wealth. Man should first seek after the richness of soul, then the spiritual wealth, and finally the material wealth. None of the three treasures is dispensable. A life without any one of them will be imperfect. 257. In life one should simultaneously scale two highest realms: one is the pursuit of the maximum happiness, joyfulness, freedom and blessing of life; and the other is the sublimation of the quality of LIFE and the perfection of the nonmaterial structure of LIFE, and the effort to continue LIFE into the higher

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space of life such as Thousand-year World, the Ten-thousand-year World, and the Celestial Islands Continent of the Elysium World. 258. The number of people who have awakened to this enlightenment is very small, and the number of people choosing to go ashore is very small, and the great majority of people choose to drift with the tide. Awakening to enlightenment is drudgery, while enjoyment is a satisfying matter. This is a result of mans inertia. With inborn inertia, people are hesitant to attempt the new ways. They want to conserve what they already possess. They are conservative, and they prefer a secure and stable life and are afraid of change and loss. They are afraid of entering the unfamiliar areas. They dread the prospect that what they obtain from their adventure may not be worth what they have invested. Actually the more afraid you are, the more miserable situation you will be plunged in. The best defense is attack, and the best life is active innovation. It is better to be innovative than conservative. Expanding into a new area would be better than obstinately clinging to the old area. Everyone has endless potential, capability, and charms. The conservative man will never know and can never bring his potential and capability into full play, and thus he will lose his charm. 259. In life if a person wants to live a free and easy life, he must know how to give up. Only if he can continuously give up, can he continuously surpass himself. Abnegation is a major magic weapon for the growth of soul and spirit, and more importantly abnegation is the best way to sublime oneself and obtain a beautiful future. Abnegation is included in the core teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha Sakyamuni, in the freedom and happiness of life, and in the mystery to lead life to heaven. 260. Man falls into five categories: ignorant person, laity, mortal, sage, and celestial. Those who are driven by instincts are ignorant persons, those by

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desires are laities, those by sentiment are mortals, those by rationality are sages, and those by spiritual sense are celestials. Sages belong to the category of celestials. 261. Man lives to pursue happiness, joyfulness, freedom and blessing. All activities of man and mankind are centered on this goal. If we have ignored this goal of the existence of life, we would be putting the cart before the horse, whether it is the study for a doctorates degree, the marriage to found a family, the establishment of a company, the pursuit of an official career for more money, or the self-cultivation. Pursue happiness, freedom and pleasure, and fully enjoy the happiness, joyfulness freedom and blessing on the journey of life, and

hence love life, love being, love nature, and feel gratitudethis is the moral of being a man and also the major value and significance of life. 262. The highest realm of life is: read extensively, have the world in mind, cure the severe illness, make vigorous effort to turn the situation, benefit the people, and build the globe into a paradise where the peoples of the whole world live harmoniously with each other. The highest realm of LIFE is: self-improve and self-refine, release souls of people from purgatory, achieve celestial being and Buddhahood, and realize Supreme Authentic Wisdom. The highest realm of Chanyuan celestial is: perfect the nonmaterial structure of LIFE, and go to live in the Thousand-year World, the Ten-thousand-year World, and the Elysium World, especially the Celestial Islands Continent of the Elysium World. 263. The human world is a place where the LIFE of different realms alternates and transmigrates between each other. It is a transfer station between the paradise and the hell. Motley travelers are jumbled in the human world. Some are going to the Thousand-year World, some to the Ten-thousand-year World, some to the Elysium World, some to the animal world, some to the hell, and

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some back to the human world. With the confusing scenes and theories and the contention between Buddha and monsters, it is difficult to tell right from wrong. 264. The habit that is the easiest to form, and the easiest to ignore, but the most harmful to life and LIFE is the habit to accept favor and forget to feel the gratitude. The more intimate the person is to you, the more important the person is to you, and the more unselfishly devoted to you the person is, the more likely you are to feel resentment and blame, the more likely you are to forget respect and gratitude, the more likely you are to be fault-finding, and the more likely you are to demand perfection. Often accustomed to gaining, one is likely to forget gratitude; often accustomed to acquisition, one is likely to ignore appreciationthis is why the more intimate persons are more likely to incur hurt. Of all that one should feel thankful for, the people are most likely to ignore their gratitude for the Greatest Creator. We are used to the warm sunshine, the air that we breathe in, the beautiful flowers and mountains, and the wonder and pleasure of sexual love, but we have completely forgotten that all these are bestowed by the Greatest Creator. We have forgotten our greatest benefactor. Those who dont know how to feel grateful and yet demanding perfection have formed the worst habits. 265. What is most easily obtainable is the most precious. We must be highly clear-headed that what comes by easily is very precious. We should not think that what we have gained easily is of little value. Rather, what is most easily available is most precious. We should regard them as the favor of the Greatest Creator, and we should take this principle as the valuable book of life. 266. Human society needs traffic lights. Human society is in need of sages or community of sages, who have in mind only the interest of the whole mankind and disregard their own interest, the interest of their families, of their nationalities, of their political parties, of their religions, and of their own

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countries. Only such sages or community of sages can relatively impartially institute the traffic light to be jointly observed by all mankind. 267. Sages do not celebrate birthdays. Saints do not celebrate festivals related to the state, political party, religion, family, and army. 268. Saint knows the origin of the universe and LIFE, understands Tao and rules of the operation of Tao. Saint is the incarnation of rationality. 269. Man can fall into 18 grades according to the percentage point of spiritual sense in human nature. The greater the percentage, the higher the grade. 270. The theory of evolution cannot testify the origin of mankind. Man is absolutely not a result of evolution. The bible only records the origin of man in the Middle East, not the origin of the whole mankind. 271. Man is the product of the consciousness of the Greatest Creator. The existence of man is closely related to all LIFE in the universe and there exists a mutual cause and effect relationship between them. Once man has destroyed the harmony, order, and symmetry of nature, mankind is to face the catastrophe. There must be three basic conditions for man to live on the earth: 1. Love the Greatest Creator, 2. Love nature, 3. Love mankind itself. Without the three conditions, man will not be entitled to live in the paradise created by the Greatest Creator. 272. The morality and ethics of Lifechanyuan are as follows: Life is a short journey of LIFE in the human world, life is a game, and the purpose of life is to please the Greatest Creator, the value of life is to pursue Tao and attain celestial being, and the significance of life is to obtain happiness, joyfulness, freedom and blessing. All arguments, forms and statutes develop around such morality and ethics. Life is no longer a source of worry about whether you own

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something or not. You need not feel anxious for money, power, fame, and gains. You need no longer live your life by bending to other peoples attitudes and comments. You need no longer feel dreaded of death. You need no longer be persistent in anything, you need no longer force yourself to waste your time on a certain purpose, and you no longer need to live for certain creed, truth, state, religion, political party, or family. You just make yourself adjustable to whatever the situation calls for and act according to your own nature. You just enjoy life no matter where we are and what we are doing.. The wind rustles the sparse bamboo groves, and no sound is left in the grove after the wind dies down; the wild geese swim across the cold pool, and no reflections are retained in the pool after the wild geese have flown away. Follow what is predestined and be unrestrained. 273. The eighteen causes of suffering in life: 1. Incorrect values of life, LIFE, and universe; 2. Selfishness; 3. Greed; 4. Laziness; 5. Jealousy; 6. Complaint and resentment; 7. Comparison; 8. Undue ambition for victory and struggle; 9. Arrogance and insolence; 10. Dependent; 11. Infatuated and poisoned love; 12. possession and occupation; 13. Contention for fame and gain; 14. attachment; 15. Ambition to transform and control other people; 16. Deviation from Tao of nature; 17. Transgression of laws and disciplines; 18. Consciousness of marriage, family, nationality, state, political party, religion, and organization. 274. The present day of mankind is caused by the past of mankind, and the present day of everyone is caused by his past. Only if we have realized this, can we have a tranquil mind, and form wisdom instantly. Only if we have understood this, will we stop complaining god, the earth, the society, and other people. Only in this way, can we find the direction and make for the thoroughfare. 275. Man should not only get out of the Egypt of flesh but Egypt of soul.

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276. What is the ultimate goal of life? Put more simply, it is the sublimation of spiritual sense, the transcendence over the secular world, and the gradual progress toward the higher space of LIFE. In more complicate terms, the ultimate goal is to strive to make the nonmaterial structure of ones LIFE evolve toward the LIFE structure of celestials in the Thousand-year World, Ten-thousand-year World, and Elysium World, and ultimately achieve the quality of celestials and go to live in the place abided by gods and celestials. 277. How can we return to the correct path? Light up the magical lamp in mind, and take an overview of ones life; get detached from the fetters of life and death, and return to the original nature. Get rid of conventional thinking and move forward at super light speed; discard all possessions, have a firm belief in the journey of life; just forge ahead and think of nothing else. 278. The process of life is just like the composition of a fax. 279. Life is a kaleidoscope. What kind of flower will put forth depends on the structure of flowers. What kind of life one can achieve is decided by mans consciousness. Therefore the core issue is not such factors as objective environment but the intrinsic quality. When you approach the mountain you will get to know the twitter of birds; when you approach the water you will understand the free swimming of fish; when you worship Buddha, you will acquire the nature of Buddha; when you seek celestials, your dream of becoming a celestial will come true. As long as we have the wish to build a perfect life, we will unconsciously realize our dream under the subtle influence. 280. Life needs a runway. If one wishes to achieve something in his life, he must choose a runway that best suits his character. Without a runway, he cannot exert his talent; without a runway, he will be obscured in the multitude. The best runway is the runway for which one can fight all his life, the runway subject to

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constant changes is not a good runway. Once you have chosen your runway, you had better not give it up easily. Give up means failure. 281. To create happiness for mankind and individual, you must rely on the Greatest Creator as well as yourself. 282. The meaning of life is to fully exhibit ones own nature and please the Greatest Creator. Man is created by the Greatest Creator. Since man is created by the Greatest Creator, the purpose of creation is to please the creator. Man who cannot please his creator will have a life of tragedy. 283. It is the lazy peoples philosophy to leave everything in the hand of destiny. They dont have an enterprising spirit, dont work hard and are lazy by nature. They are always dreaming of beautiful things but are reluctant to make any effort. They are not ready to take the initiative but expect pies to fall from the sky. Life has an order of priority. A best plan can be found for everything. If we leave everything in the hand of destiny, we will be muddleheaded as to the order of priority, our intelligence will be more and more retarded, and we will be more and more ignorant and confused. The essence of self-cultivation is to change the track of destiny through transforming the thinking and thus enter the higher space of life. 284. Man is extremely elastic; man has unlimited potential; man can be great and small, and noble and humble. 285. The tribulation of mankind comes from mankind itself. The tribulation of every individual comes from himself. The functioning of Tao abides by rigorous logic and order. The equity and impartiality of the Greatest Creator is incarnated in the functioning of Tao. If we can not understand this principle, the tribulation may never come to an end, and the vicious circle may continue endlessly.

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286. The most important thing in life is not to try ones best to possess as much material as possible but to change thinking. 287. During the life, we must try hard to have a clear view of the road ahead, figure out the principle and mystery of life as soon as possible, and find out the direction and scene of heaven. Then we shall quickly go through the procedures for passport, visa, air ticket and luggage. We shall settle the liabilities and affairs in the human world as quickly as possible and get ready to fly to heaven at any time. 288. Based on the outlook on world and the outlook on LIFE, the value system of life is the box and needle and compass that adjust the direction of life all the time. Different value systems will bring about different lives. The wide variety of lives is caused by the numerous and complicated value systems. The value systems of Jesus Christ and Buddha have consummated their characters of god and Buddha. The value system of Hitler has brought about his character of a demon. Some engage in politics, some enter the business, some become ministers and rabbis, still others have turned burglarsall these are caused by their different value systems. 289. To understand the meaning of life, we should first turn on the spiritual perception and the dharma-caksus and Buddha-caqksus. Otherwise, we would be in a dark room and can see nothing. 290. Time and energy are the diamonds of life, which should be inlaid on the crown. Time and energy should be spent on the place and cause that can best embody the value of life. 291. Life is a journey. No matter how many reincarnations we can undergo, even if a thousand or ten thousand samsara in the human world, we will have only one life in the human world if we have lost our memory. We wont know

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about our previous life and future life, and we will not even know the relation of previous life and future life with us and their significance. Only people who can clearly understand their past and can see their future are living in a reasonable way. And only such people can turn tragedy into comedy, enter the realm of freedom from the realm of destiny and fully enjoy the dainties and regales and magnificent demeanors. 292. The best investment in life is to make investment in the causes that can bring happiness, joyfulness, freedom and blessing to life and at the same time lead the LIFE to the Thousand-year Word, or Ten-thousand-year World, or the Celestial Islands Continent of the Elysium World. Any other investment is either full of bewilderment, compunction, loneliness, humdrum, bitterness, affliction or end in failure and loss, we may fall short of a success for lack of a final effort, or even worse, our wrong investment may cause boundless sin that cannot be redeemed through many samsaras. 293. The values of life advocated by Lifechanyuan are: life should be happy, joyful, free and blessed, all things and factors that can make our life happy, pleasant and free are valuable, and all things and factors that hinder us from obtaining freedom, happiness and pleasure are valueless, and the perfection of the nonmaterial structure of life takes precedence over everything else in life. LIFE is boundless, while life is finite. The materials that have been obtained through hard work during the life are all empty in the final analysis, and only the formless things obtained by us are real things. What can people take with them at the time of death? They cannot take anything tangiblemoney, fame and gain, and status. They cannot take with them their parents, spouses, and children. They can take with them only one thingthe quality of LIFE, which according to the teachings of Jesus Christ is the wealth we have stored in heaven and which according to the teachings of Buddha is the accomplishment of a spiritual state of an immortal.

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294. A life that can achieve health, abundance and freedom is a rich life. In another word, health, abundance and freedom are the three constituent elements of a perfect life. 295. The eight general outlines of human life: 1. firm belief in the Greatest Creator and kindness; 2. diligence and creation; 3. respect for the elderly and love for the young; 4. mastery of balance and betwixt; 5. independent; 6. maintenance of commonness and no pursuit of eminence; 7. a forgiving attitude to oneself; 8. cherishing dreams and climbing steadfastly toward the most beautiful place. 296. The basic morality of behavior: filial obedience to parents, not disgrace ancestor and the sovereign, revere the Greatest Creator, be practical and realistic, do not bully those who have no kin and cannot support themselves, do not bully the disadvantaged groups, do not destroy peoples homesteads and homes of animals, make living through work and creation, do not do harm to brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends, do not participate in any superstitious activities, do not expose others privacy, do not engage in fabrication and forgery, keep promise, carry through to the end what you have started doing, respect teachers and seniors, love hometown and motherland, do not uglify ones nationality, revere life and nature, do not deprive others of their freedom, and have a feeling of gratitude. 297. The perfect human nature should meet eight conditions: (1). revere the Greatest Creator and god and Buddha, and respect other people; (2). have no ambition for victory and no desire to fight for superiority; (3). love nature; (4). be modest, trustworthy, and honest; (5). be sympathetic and compassionate; (6). be able to adjust yourself and remain calm no matter whether you are under favorable circumstances or in adversity; (7). conform to the laws of nature and do not seek eminence; (8). love life and love labor.

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298. A life without direction is blindfold, and a life without values is perplexing. The affliction and misfortune of life lie mainly in the lack of the direction and values of life. 299. What is a successful life? As long as you can feel happy, joyful, free and blessing all your life, you have a successful life. 300. Life is like a dream. All the four elements (earth, water, fire and air of which the world is made) are void. We should fully experience life and thus feel no regret for life. 301. All are games, and only life is real. The reality is a game. People obsessed with it are muddleheaded. People who are happy and pleasant in the game have a waking consciousness. To own the reality is like the dream of an infatuated person. Only with a game-playing attitude will you not miss the life. 302. There is not very important matter in life, there is no matter of extraordinary importance in life. Only LIFE is an important matter that should be maintained and cherished. Life is limited and yet LIFE is boundless. Everything of life centers on LIFE and LIFE is the core theme of human life. 303. The first strategic issue of life is to exert ones strong points and do what one is willing to do. The second strategic issue of life is compliance with climate. Spring is the time for sowing and autumn is the right time for harvest. If you act against the heavenly time, you are certain to be punished by Tao of heaven. And this is called whoever understands the times is a great man. The third strategic issue of life is to always stay in your rightful position and never step beyond it. The greatest strategic issue of life is LIFE. All others are games and only LIFE is real. We should place the issue of life and being on the most important position. We do everything surrounding life and being. In this way, when the headrope of a fishing net is pulled up, all its meshes open. All the

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other things will be understood clearly. All the other things of life are simply games. You will never have your mind abide in form, sound, scent, taste, touch, and dharma. You are then Tathagata. And this is the real strategic life of great wisdom. 304. Man is intrinsically blessed with the nature of god, Buddha, celestial, man, beast, and things. The differences in times, environments, family surroundings, educations and individual efforts have caused some people to succeed in achieving a splendid and perfect life but have caused other people to ruin their life. 305. The great wish can induce great life, and great wish has incredible effect on life. All who have achieved great results are people with great wishes. Without great wishes, life is like duckweeds that drift with the tide. Without great wishes it is impossible to scale the peaks of life and being. 306. Pursue the highest moral quality: man is differentiated in qualities. The person who has highest moral quality possesses sincerity, kindness, beauty, love, faith and honesty, and optimism, activeness, humbleness, courtesy, cleanness, and tidiness. The highest quality is the sunlight that brings sunshine and hope to people, the messenger of love that bring people with happiness and good luck, the lucid stream that brings freshness and vitality to people, and the big mountain that brings security and reliability to people. 307. Do not miss the last flight of life. Once we have missed it, all the money, power and fame in our possession will be valueless. Crying and shouting will be of no avail. The flight of LIFE will not be delayed simply because we are presidents, chairmen, scientists, masters, professors, scholars, billionaires, or architects of soul.

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308. Man has also spiritual perception apart from vision, hearing, olfaction, taste, and touch. People without vision are blind, and people without spiritual perception are blind in spiritual perception. 309. Without spiritual perception, there would be no spiritual sense. Without spiritual sense, one cannot obtain perfect human nature, and the consequences are as follows: 1. Thinking is confined to the three-dimensional space; 2. The law and inevitability are denied; 3. there would be no belief in law of cause and effect; 4. There would be no belief in reincarnation of life; 5. The theory of evolution is introduced into human society with belief in the law of jungle and the survival of the fittest; 6. Attention is paid only to immediate interests without consideration of long-term consequences; 7. The world will be demoralized and human nature will be corrupted; 8. There would be no feeling of gratitude and desire to repay the favor received. Website of Lifechanyuan New OASIS FOR LIFE