of Tao ceremony. Upon initiation of Tao, devotees are classified as
disciples of JiGong and family members of Maitreya Buddha. It is called
The White Period, The White Lotus and The White Sun.
teachings of JiGong
is mainly for the disciples of JiGong
or just leisure reading pleasure for others to understand how JiGong
teaches his disciples when he descends from Heaven. Below are only a
few of his short sayings to share with the readers.
teachings should also be able to benefit readers in one way or
another in their lives because it applies to all human; be it for TAO
devotees or any other spiritual path
practitioners, now or later in life. May you read through patiently,
it is the enlightening truth about life.
- 1] If you truly wish to
cultivate and propagate Tao, you will naturally draw in many
believers who have affinity with Tao and Buddha.
- 2] Propagating Tao is a
selfless act and one should take all sentient beings as one’s
benefactors from past lives. All the glories are to be onto God and
Buddha in all directions. In this way, one will not lapse into the
struggle for fame, wealth and power in Tao’s affair.
- 3] The real accomplishment
lays with whether cultivators truly cultivate Tao, cling to vows, do
away with greed, ignorance, argument and struggle, and put forth
efforts toward spiritual perfection in order to fulfill one’s
- 4] Helps all sentient beings
as well as oneself to achieve enlightenment in this life. Understand
the cause and condition of one’s cultivation in Tao, so as to
establish a benevolent movement in Heaven and on Earth.
- 5] Nurture generosity in
your heart, and be broad minded. Celebrate the success of other
people, praise the excellence of others, and respect those who
strive in hardships.
- 6] Always be grateful and
repentant in heart in observing adverse or opportune situations,
when encounter in life. Accept and face everything with a smile so
that you can be freed from vexation.
- 7] The end is near! One
shall enlighten oneself. Do not be attached with affection,
bitterness, love, hatred, wrongful accusation and intimate
relationship. Release yourself naturally from all emotional
afflictions to become truly free. Learn to stay cool and calm.
- 8] No matter what, cultivate
Tao earnestly. Tenaciously keep vows and disciplines. Be refrained
and be prudent.
- 9] God will certainly extend
the time for your propagation if all Tao cultivators could kneel and
bow before God in union with kind thoughts to delay and reduce the
coming of the calamities and catastrophes.
- 10] Cultivators in this
‘period of last dharma’ shall make great vows that one’s mind
be lifted and become the same with that of Buddha in all directions.
If one seeks only to emancipate oneself in this lifetime, how can
one enter the dharma sea of truth?
- 11] One shall act upon
alleviating sufferings and benefiting society in general. One shall
also respond favorably to activities such as setting free animals
from being slaughtered and protecting animals. By doing so we will
broaden our affinity with all sentient beings. If one does not
restore the earthly order, how can one consummate the spiritual
- 12] If you devote yourself
in Tao, I will certainly bestow you auspicious opportunities. Some
will advance fast and some slow and this has to do with one’s
affinity with sentient beings and one’s karma. There is no need to
envy others. I hope your goal remains constant and as your teacher,
I deeply bless you. Clouds will eventually dissipate and moonlight
shines forth. At the end of bitterness comes sweetness.
- 13] To those who die of
misfortune and disasters on earth, one shall devote one’s prayer
of tenderness, sadness and sympathy to them. Only through nurturing
our compassion toward the unfortunate among non-believers, we are
able to move and summon those who have affinity with Buddha.
- 14] Do your best to end
worldly affinity when fulfilling one’s vow. Be free as a cloud, so
that one will not fall into another cycle of causation that can only
be repaid in next lives.
- 15] I still offer visible
and invisible help whenever you needed it but if there is no
congruity or harmony among you, how am I to face the disappointment
of Buddha in all directions? Be united in spirit and harmonious with
- 16] Lessen secular passion
as well as saintly affection. Be easy and free wherever one goes. Do
away with indulgence, extravagance and grandiose. I was poor all my
life. With a bowl I receive alms from thousands of household. I
traveled ten thousand miles alone, free and casual. I was not able
to receive and temper with these wealthy and noble disciples.
- 17] Cultivators of Tao must
differentiate between the sacred and secular, the public and the
private. With slight dishonesty, one will lose integrity. Has there
been any temple used for business trading in the past? If one is
greedy, one will reimburse in Heaven in future.
- 18] Do not gossip about what
happens and spread rumor in Temple. Cultivate the virtue of sympathy
and tolerance. How we treat others, God will treat us likewise.
- 19] Be always thoughtful of
creating future for sentient beings. Do not occupy position and
dictate in power so as to blemish the good name of cultivation of
Tao or hurt innocent Tao followers. Do not let down the immense
grace of God.
- 20] One should have deep
concern and pray for all sentient beings in tribulation in the six
realms of existence. The realms are; realm of deity, semi-deity,
human being, animal, hungry ghost and hell. We wish that they will
soon meet auspicious conditions and rise above the sea of suffering.
- 21] Do not be stubborn with
the right and wrong of humanly affair and cling to outer fame and
forms. Make your hearts the same as mine so that you can understand
my inner thoughts because I care for all of you.
- 22] The spiritual teachings
from Buddha do not belong to one temple. I am willing to go any
place to strengthen the faith with my disciples. Do not let down the
wondrous contrivance from God.
- 23] It is an obstacle to be
stubborn in non-attachment to forms. You must have deep gratitude
otherwise manifestations of immortals will be cut off and some had
been cut off because there was sense of rejection to those events
regarding retribution some times ago.
- 24] Pray for God’s
forgiveness so that those who have left temple or relapsed in Tao
cultivation will be awakened and returned to their cultivation.
- 25] Do not rely on fortune
telling nor be disheartened by obstacles of the time. When you make
the great vow and resolve the great goal that resonates with the
heart of Buddha, it had pierced through three thousand spheres and
breakout the cycle of birth and death. All sentient beings in the
ten directions had also been summoned in reverberation. This is for
all to rejoice.
- 26] God’s final judgement
of one’s spiritual grade rests upon one’s moral character,
self-discipline, purity of the mind, devotion to vows and patience
in temperament. It does not depend on outer fortune, merits, fame
- 27] Maitreya Buddha and I
have gone back and we left the responsibilities for the three realms
and worldly temples to you. Work together and do not engulf into the
trap of power, status and fame of Tao affair.
- 28] Those cultivators who
came before us and have returned to Heaven are ancient sages. Those
who started cultivation before us are seniors. Those who cultivate
Tao with us are our Tao-mates. All these are good teachers and
beneficial friends whom we have affinity with in past lives and who
have many attributes that deserve our respect and bow. One should
always cultivate Tao with humanity.
- 29] Do not become more
famous or wealthy but have no growth in one’s inner wisdom and
spiritual nature after tens of years in cultivating and propagating
Tao. Sentient beings in the last Dharma! You must be able to make
clear distinction between what is enlightenment and what is mere
- 30] In the whole process of
cultivation, one shall be aware of what is to be utilized, what is
to be abolished and what is to be exercised. It is the tangible
affairs of Tao to expand Tao with outer and kindly endeavors. It is
the intangible affairs of Tao to improve one’s spiritual nature
with inner and saintly virtues. By engaging in both one can have
- 31] Occasionally we have to
bear in our thoughts those sentient beings that are in suffering and
have not yet acquired Tao. We pray for their encountering favorable
causes and conditions for cultivation and attainment of Tao. If they
are not to be saved in this lifetime, then we bless them and hope
that they will acquire Tao, attain enlightenment and end suffering
in the next cosmic cycle.
- 32] Do not be contented with
the happiness and peace that we have now. Be thankful for the
present environment of our cultivation. Even we might be tested with
misfortune, we are better off than the sentient beings in the realms
of hell, hungry ghost and animal. How can we complain and feel
depressed. Nor should we feel proud and conceited.
- 33] One should always
elevate oneself, encourage oneself so as to enrich virtuous nature
and inner wisdom and reduce hindrance of karma and retribution.
- 34] Study diligently
scriptures by ancient saints and sages. In retrospection of the old
and learning of the new, one can realize the wondrous principle of
oneness. In due course, one can comprehend the efforts of preaching
by ancient saints and sages.
- 35] Accredit all merits and
accomplishments to God and Buddha in all directions, so that one
will not stumble by impediment of following a fellow human being.
- 36] One should induce in
everybody the realization of the Heavenly nature. It is important to
cultivate in accordance with the true principles of Tao.
- 37] Eventually trails will
come. Great test of wisdom is coming especially toward the end of
the White Stage. It is said, ‘To hold steady in calmness to resist
thunder storms.’ My disciples, you shall go through drills and
ordeals before becoming great characters in this era of Tao.
- 38] I advise you to
reinforce the mental stronghold in cultivation, to safeguard the
root of cultivation and to nourish that dimming light of humanity.
Even if one fails to become enlightened in this lifetime, one would
sustain this kindness in heart and hope, by not backtracking, to
attain transcendence in next life times.
- 39] One shall cultivate a
broad view that every place can be Heaven, every place can be
Buddha’s pure land, so then, Buddha’s spirit will be prevalent
on earth. Thus, then, I shall not be concerned! I hope you grasp
every moment of being alive to bring forth such possibility.
- 40] Do according to the
spirit of Tao predecessors to prolong the extension of Heavenly
decree. Do not deviate from the true principle in Tao. Do not follow
a human leader. Everyone shall do one’s best to stabilize Tao’s
- 41] Do according to ancient
sage’s teachings. Think of being on par with the virtuous when you
see one. Obey cardinal principles and progress in Tao. Never worship
Buddha, Immortals or individuals as idols.
- 42] Follow the virtuous
nature. Honor Buddha’s precepts. Encourage and advise each other
among Tao cultivators. Assist each other. Engage jointly in
cultivation and propagation of Tao. Bring about the spirit of Buddha
Maitreya great family.
- 43] Do not become indignant
due to greed and anger. Under the core principle of non-greediness,
non-ignorance, sincerity and truthfulness, pursue the will of Tao
predecessors to disseminate the altruistic spirit of the great Tao.
Right or wrong, honest or crooked, it is up to God to judge fairly.
Do not make presumptive argument and cause fraction in Tao’s
- 44] All rivers flow to the
sea and joint in one source eventually. Be truthful in cultivating
and propagating Tao. One maybe mistreated by people but God will be
fair to him.
- 45] As a Tao Baptist, one
shall behave and cultivate Tao in an upright, genuine and
well-dispose manner, so that one will not defile one’s Heavenly
- 46] Do not cause disorder,
otherwise, one may gain little but lose a great deal.
- 47] If one does not study
the books by saints and sages, the one will not conceive the mind of
saints and sages. In time of peril, how can one face candidly the
choice of life or death, rise or fall!
- 48] Whatever happens,
propagate Tao wholeheartedly and cultivate Tao is cultivating
one’s true self.
- 49] Be forgiving in heart
and always keep the door open for cultivators who have repented.
- 50] Value every minute and
every second of one’s inner thought. Protect this little spiritual
light of fire.
JiGong usually will descend from
Heaven to teach his disciples in the Temple of Tao of Heaven.
Life is uncertain, death is
certain; in death, Tao becomes precious.
The end is near! No matter what,
cultivate Tao earnestly.
If you devote yourself in Tao,
JiGong will certainly bestow you auspicious opportunities.
The happy little fairies in
Heaven. Be free as a cloud, so that one will not fall into another cycle
of causation that can only be repaid in next lives.
Cultivators of Tao must
differentiate between the sacred and secular, the public and the
Do not let down the immense grace