Your vital energy is returning to the source like a flowing stream returning to ocean. Heaven is our Father, Earth is our Mother. All people are our brothers and sisters and all things are our companions.
In this gentle, peaceful journey, you are forming one body with heaven, Earth and all things.
Entrust yourself in the transforming and nourishing care of the cosmos.
Listen to the voice of Love in silence.
You have heard the Way.
Return Home in Peace.
The aim of knowing the true Self is to recognize the inner great body which signifies the true Self that can form a unity with Heaven, Earth and numerous other things. Thus, the ultimate aim of Self-cultivation is the unity of Heaven and Humans.
One important approach to recognizing the great body is to identify one’s sense of commiseration, the sense of sympathy and empathy, as the unique characteristic of Human nature distinguishing us from animals.
Motivated by sympathy and compassion, a humane person establishes an ever expanding network of interpersonal and cross cultural relationships. Trust is implicit in these relationships.
When interchange among peoples and cultures is conducted in good faith, civility pervades the process and mutual learning ensures.
If we have faith in the dialogue among civilizations, we can learn not merely from the wisdom of our own tradition but from the cumulative wisdom of the entire Human community.
To recognize the great body also means to establish the will to make decisions to act in accordance with the great body. You must deliberately transcend the temptation of learning for the sake of others in order to learn for yourself.
The willingness to do this would help you to access the inner resources of self-transformation and to achieve a state of being truly Self-possessed, the authentic way of learning to be Human.
Creation was no accident. God had an intention to breathe life into the World and to make man his masterpiece. There is no question that each living creature possesses a divine spark of God
All of us, animals included, are God’s creatures. God is life and life is God. Every living creature, as a child of God, is of the highest importance, therefore.
If man could only realize that God created men and animals to enjoy life, not to destroy it, then man most probably would be a lot happier, and the question of why we are here (which is ultimately unanswerable) would not trouble our minds so mightily.