Very nice Moe, only at the end I felt compelled to change one word. I don't know if you would agree.
The Teachings of Tao contain the Wisdom that helps to set the building blocks needed for the solid foundation of a healthy society.
Even though I used construction myself, I think here it might be a little different.
The idea I'm trying to convey at the beginning of this presentation, is to successively name the sources making the 'effort? necessary, that would allow our world to transcend its present state through the Teachings of Tao. Effort is a key word here, so that the people can follow the sequence without losing perspective. You probably have a broader understanding now since you helped me yesterday with an earlier paragraph that talked about the effort being made by the introducer, and the ancestors, and so on?
Here I'll show the entire thing as I have written it so far?
Today is a very auspicious day for your spiritual evolution, since there is a Teaching that states that 'when the disciple is ready, the Teacher appears.? Not everyone is able to walk through to Temple doors to receive Tao, however you are all here today for this very purpose'but, how did you accomplish this'...who brought you to the Temple''Well'the fact that you are all here today is evidence of the effort you have made to receive Tao'it is actually a mutual effort made by you and your introducer'this achievement is the end product of an accumulation of merits, qualities and virtues, that you and your introducer have worked for, and it is what gives you today the privilege to receive Tao'nothing happens by chance, everything is the effect of a cause'everything that we do is a reflection of the consequences (karma) brought forth by our actions. Today's harvest is yesterday's sowing.
It was not mere coincidence that you have found the one that has brought you here today. You both have trodden similar paths, and the Tao of Nature has recognized the collective effort needed to serve its own Divine purpose. An analogous example is the effort that our parents and grandparents made in the past, which in most cases has resulted in improving the quality of life we all enjoy today?
Similarly when we receive Tao we are benefiting our descendants, providing them with the spiritual heritage that will make it easier for them to discover their own path to the Temple and receive Tao'Our ancestors also benefit when we receive Tao? According to Scripture when we receive Tao, the souls of our deceased relatives that have remained trapped in the underworld receive a White Lotus Flower. This allows them to attend the Teachings of the Grandmaster, Buda Di-Zang Gu-Fo so that they could eventually rise from their darkness and reach higher spheres of Light.
Another consideration of the efforts we make comes from a global perspective'a glimpse at this position reveals a wealth of discoveries made by scientific and medical research, which has greatly alleviated much of mankind's many burdens.
Equally benefiting, but at an individual level, receiving Tao broadens our capacity to contribute to our world in a more productive way'since the Teachings of Tao hold the Wisdom to properly set the building blocks that construct a healthier society.
Tao is a discipline that transforms us, transforms our environment, and benefits all those around us. But nothing could had been possible without the effort made by our Founding Teachers. It so happened that many years ago in Ancient China'