Benefits of Accepting the Tao

May 6th, 2018

  • Cultivating Tao refines our temperament
    • We are not as quick to judge
    • Become more accepting and less stress

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1. Temperament (氣質)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • By reflecting on the value of life, we begin to understand the significance and missions of our current life to become a better person

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1. Temperament (氣質)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Learning the rules of the Temple, we become more polite and modest
    • Cultivation helps us break personal bad habits
    • We can regain even-temperedness
    • Will be more happy and less angry

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1. Temperament (氣質)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • True sincerity will surface and our behaviors and expressions will be refined
    • You will be more honest with each other and build better relationships

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1. Temperament (氣質)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • We are fortunate to receive the Three Treasures
  • Our Gate leading to Heaven was unlocked
  • According to the Scriptures, “Once the gateway is opened, hundreds of gateways will be opened likewise.”

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2. Wisdom (智慧)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • As we cultivate ourselves in accordance with this Dharma, our peace and brightness will reappear
    • Our innate wisdom will manifest.
    • Cultivation involves our immersion in the Truth

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2. Wisdom (智慧)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • In the Temple, the Holy Teachers and our Tao relatives will inspire and broaden our understanding

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2. Wisdom (智慧)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • As we learn, cultivate, and propagate Tao in our daily lives, we are assuming the proper roles and performing our duties
    • We set the right goals and work hard to fulfill them
    • Such an attitude nourishes mercy and compassion in our minds
    • Makes us willing to help and to serve unselfishly to others

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3. Destiny (命運)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • When we help our Holy Teachers with the enlightenment of others, we accumulate our merit
    • Our fate will be improved with this benevolence and merits

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3. Destiny (命運)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Cultivating Tao benefits our ancestors
    • According to the Scriptures, “A man who receives the Heavenly Tao, it benefits all of his ancestors.”
    • When a person receives the Tao, and learns to cultivate Tao, his/her ancestors in the underworld will be given a white lotus flower

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4. Ancestors (祖先)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Based on the Temple regulations, cultivators who accumulate a considerable number of merits can even help their deceased parents receive Tao and save them from the suffering of reincarnation
  • Our ancestors and we are of the same blood, so if we cultivate virtues and do good deeds, our ancestors will also be honored.

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4. Ancestors (祖先)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Cultivation and propagation of Tao will ensure the accomplishment of the Buddha.
  • We should try our best to achieve the Buddhahood and to enjoy the eternal blessings with our ancestors in Heaven. It is the greatest devotions to our parents

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4. Ancestors (祖先)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • God helps those who help themselves. In the process of learning, cultivating, and propagating the Heavenly Tao, we devote ourselves to helping and serving the others
  • Such gestures and attitudes in turn will earn us blessings and assistance from God and all the Buddhas. Furthermore, by receiving the Heavenly Tao, it brings us closer to Buddha.

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5. Disaster Protection (災難保護)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Under the grace of our Holy Teachers, we are gifted with the Three Treasures. They provide lifelong protection and redemption, personal difficulties will be easier to overcome and possible disasters will be avoided or minimized. This truth is documented through numerous examples and testimonies.

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5. Disaster Protection (災難保護)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • Once we receive the Heavenly Tao, and we diligently cultivate Tao and accumulate virtues, we will be constantly escorted by the Heavenly Decree and are protected by holy spirits

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6. Transcend Life and Death (超越)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

  • After death, the person's body will look as though alive and his/her face will seem to wear a smile. The spirit left the body through the heavenly gate. It is said that we will transcend the life and death reincarnation and return to the original home

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6. Transcend Life and Death (超越)

Benefits of Accepting the Tao

Personal Testimonial

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  • Tao governs the universe including all human beings. Therefore, it exists before any formation of any religions. We don’t need to give up our religion in order to receive Tao. On the contrary, by receiving Tao, we will have further understanding of the truth.

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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

Personal Testimonial

  • Due to the variations of cultures and value systems, it is difficult to find a universal guideline for all of us to follow in our daily life. In receiving Tao, I am more conscious the true self and the way of life. This gives me a comfort that I don’t have to follow a particular religion to understand the spirits, life and death.

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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

Personal Testimonial

  • By receiving the Tao, I open the door to wisdom and mercy. I also feel closer to the divine self and have a better conscious mind to deal with world affairs.
  • After receiving the Tao, by realizing the true self and who we are, the feeling of joy comes to us. The improvements in our spiritual life will affect people surrounding us.

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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

Personal Testimonial

  • The wisdom of Maitreya will finally come true - make people all live in harmony.

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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

Personal Testimonial

Thank You


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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

My impact of receiving the Tao are as follows:

  • Tao governs the universe including all human beings. Therefore, it exists before any formation of any religions. We don't need to give up our religion in order to receive Tao. On the contrary, by receiving Tao, we will have further understanding of the truth.
  • Due to the variations of cultures and value systems, it is difficult to find a universal guideline for all of us to follow in our daily life. In receiving Tao, I am more conscious the true self and the way of life. This gives me a comfort that I don’t have to follow a particular religion to understand the spirits, life and death.

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What’s the impact of receiving the Heavenly Tao?

My impact of receiving the Tao are as follows:

  • By receiving the Tao, I open the door to wisdom and mercy. I also feel closer to the divine self and have a better conscious mind to deal with world affairs
  • After receiving the Tao, by realizing the true self and who we are, the feeling of joy comes to us. The improvements in our spiritual life will affect people surrounding us.
  • The wise of Maitreya will finally come true - make people all live in harmony

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My understanding of Tao

Superior to the system of belief

Embraces the essence of all the preaching and teachings. It represents the highest authority and power of nature.

Law of nature

There is an supernatural origin which guides all the operations happening across all the galaxies, the earth, and the human beings.

Ultimate Truth

Tao existed before time, and even before the universe was merged. It is the origin of the world and it thereafter nurtures all the creatures and beings. Since it is unchangeable and does not evolve with time, it is the ultimate truth.

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