Liaofan’s Third Lesson – The Ways to Cultivate Goodness – Part 2

Understanding Goodness How to Recognize Goodness If we carefully think about goodness, we will realize that there are many different types—real and false, honest and crooked, hidden and visible, apparent and actual, proper and improper, full and half, big and small, and difficult and easy. These different types each have their own causes that need Read More …

Liaofan’s Third Lesson – The Ways to Cultivate Goodness – Part 1

The Family That Accumulates Good Deeds Will Have Abundant Prosperity Ten Accounts of Virtuous People We read in the I Ching; “Families who perform good deeds will accumulate prosperity that can outlast many generations.” An example is the Yan family. Before they married their daughter to the man who was to be Confucius’s father, they Read More …

Liaofan’s Second Lesson – Ways to Reform – Part 1

The Reason to Reform: To Avoid Misfortunes and Accumulate Good Fortune The first lesson, which was about cause and effect, concentrates on building up the confidence in an individuals ability to alter destiny and the ways in which to do so. The second and third lessons emphasize the methods to accomplish this; thus; they are Read More …

Liaofan’s First Lesson – Learning to Change Destiny – Part 2

The sutras tell us “cause and effect are linked through the past, present and future.” What we undergo in this lifetime are the consequences of what we have done in our previous lifetimes, while what we do now will determine what we undergo in our future lifetimes. If we cultivate diligently, we need not wait Read More …