There’s a saying:
“Once we stroll previous and rub shoulders with somebody on the street, take into account the variety of individuals now we have walked previous compared to these whom now we have by no means walked previous. The variety of years of affinity that now we have with the individuals whom we walked previous within the streets and will by no means converse to, is about 300 years. For us to be in the identical room and on the same non secular path of Tao, it’s probably that now we have at the least three thousand years of affinity and affiliation with one another.”
We have no idea about our previous lives and what occurred to us earlier than. For 2 individuals to be collectively, be it husband and spouse, brothers and sisters, a household and so forth isn’t one thing that simply occurred. For higher or worse, it has one thing to do with the previous. There’s a lineage of Tao with a historical past of 5,000 years and all Tao predecessors made appreciable sacrifices. Their selfless giving and the heavenly information handed on by them deserve nice reverence and respect. We are able to see of their books, nice sayings and works achieved by them for our sake. My Grandmaster Han (Lao Qian Ren) is without doubt one of the most vital Tao predecessors and briefly that is his story:
Lao Qian Ren was one of many eighteen (18) primary disciples below my Heavenly Trainer JiGong (64th Patriarch) in the course of the 1940s. Upon his departure and return to Heaven in yr 1995, his Heavenly title is “Pai Sui Sean Ti” conferred by God (Lao Mu). “Pai Sui” means “Plain Water”, “Sean” means “Saint or Immortal” and “Ti” means God or Emperor. Hundreds of thousands of Tao devotees bow, get down on their knees and supply respect to him day by day due to his nice sacrifice. He was the one who was given the duty of taking Tao out of China and through that point (within the late 1940s) China was going through turbulent interval. There have been fast social and political modifications and battle occurring between the Communist, Japanese and Dr Sun Yat Sun.
Lao Qian Ren was instructed by his grasp to pioneer Tao in Taiwan. He was a household man who ran a really affluent enterprise. He owned a dye manufacturing facility and was residing an earthly life with a promising profession and household similar to most individuals. Though he was doing very effectively, he selected to depart all the pieces behind in China to pioneer Tao in Taiwan. At the moment Taiwanese spoke Hokkien which is a unique vernacular from Lao Qian Ren’s native language, Mandarin. He was not capable of talk successfully, however, nevertheless he was not deterred. With nice religion in Heaven, he would ask for divine steerage throughout his each morning day by day prayers.
Within the hope that he would discover individuals with whom he could have affinity, he traveled within the common course indicated by the smoke from the burning incense. He would stroll and converse to individuals alongside his journey. Finally he succeeded in not solely introducing a few of these individuals to Tao however additionally they grew to become the core of the Tao motion in Taiwan. As soon as he walked for forty miles within the rain to talk to an individual who was not solely disinterested but in addition shut the door on his face. His persistence, endurance and willpower finally bore fruits as could be seen in Taiwan at present and everywhere in the world with 1000’s of Tao temples. In Malaysia alone there are greater than 2,000 Tao temples below him. His massive temple in Taiwan can accommodate greater than 100 buses.
Throughout his funeral in 1995, his eldest son on his knees confessed that “father whenever you left us, all of us can’t forgive you, however father you’re proper.” His longing to be along with his household and his homesickness was comprehensible. When writing about his return journeys to the mainland, he expressed the ache and the temptation to reunite every time the prepare handed his hometown. He knew very effectively that, if he ought to cease and go to, it might be very troublesome for him to depart his household once more. That might have been the tip of his Tao pioneering work in Taiwan. He put the non secular curiosity of others earlier than his self-curiosity. It isn’t as a result of he was a heartless individual however relatively the non secular wellbeing of different individuals to be extra vital. It was additionally identified that he saved all his letters from house unopened below his pillow and his pillow was moist with tears. He knew he wouldn’t be capable of management his emotion if he opened the letters.
Together with his nice sacrifice, 1000’s or tens of millions of individuals obtained elevation and the true understanding and realization of Tao everywhere in the world. With simply over 50 years after his arrival in Taiwan, the world sees extra vegetarians than another non secular paths. Not less than 90% of the Chinese language vegetarian outlets in Malaysia are operated by devotees of Tao and there are greater than 800,000 devotees. He was not directly accountable for these with affinity in Malaysia together with myself to obtain Tao and proceed to domesticate its essence at present.
Tao propagation is the mixed effort and partnership between human and divinity. The divine dictates the overall course of its propagation and people really perform the primary effort and put into motion. Tao is the common essence of the spirit which has all the time existed because the starting of time. It wants the sincerity of the guts to have the ability to ignite it. It needs to be achieved with true coronary heart and it’s not one thing that we will achieve from finding out a e-book or looking for to know it with our rationale and mind. The 5,000 years of Tao lineage can also be referred to as the Golden Thread and that is the saying of my Heavenly Trainer JiGong:
“For individuals who have sought Tao (obtained the seal of the residing God) and obtained the Pointing-Out from the Vivid Grasp (grasp with Heavenly decree to transmit Tao), the non secular Gap or Door of the soul has already been opened. So long as they take away all delusions (misleading inside the thoughts) and practise the heavenly virtues which are inborn inside their unique nature, and so long as they profit the multitude and preach Tao for Heaven, then they’re linked with the Golden Thread.”
Writer: T.A Chew