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My last blog was “The Most Important Thing For Humanity,” and that is to Create Ki. And to create Ki, we need these three things:

  • Live in the Future,
  • Live for Others, and
  • Live with Enlightenment Body Sensations.

And whereas my last blog talked about “Living in the Future” a lot, this time I’m more focused on “Living for Others.”

The 20th century was an era marked by individualism, and this is still prevalent today. As a word, “individual” is made up of “in (no)” + “divide”: the minimum unit can’t be divided any further.

Not so long ago we celebrated holidays at grandparents’ houses, together with all our uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces; all relatives and even neighbors came together to celebrate a couple of times a year. But these days, it’s become only parents and kids, and even smaller units.

Medical care is the same: there’s surgery and internal medicine, with other specialties subdivided within them. There’s no connection with other sections, and patients go to multiple departments where each doctor prescribes medicines for the symptoms they see. It’s all divided into small segments.

And it’s the same with education; everything becomes divided into segments.

Religion has a bit longer history, but it’s also the same. Each religion says to the other: “We are different from you.” Even though all Christians follow the same God, they are divided by small details into many sects, and Buddhism is the same, too. You have to be a scholar to tell what the differences are. And moreover, I think all religions are talking about the same thing: “Something Great,” or what the ancient Greeks called “the One” — people use various names: God, Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, and so on. They are all the same, just with different names.

We understand and recognize things by dividing them, saying this and that are different from one another. And science is developed in this way, too, even though we benefit from the development of science so much. But it seems like we have forgotten or lost the reason why we divide everything so much. We divided and divided and divided, and we kept going with this — now we are lost. Dividing was meant as a tool to find something, but it became the purpose.

The worst thing about dividing is that it is easily manipulated by the ego. Actually, ego loves to divide everything, saying that you and I are different. That is how ego controls us. More precisely, evil stimulates our egos and makes us separate from the source.

How can we avoid this? We can live for others.

As a lot of great masters have said, “Give to others.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Forget yourself by becoming interested in others. Do every day a good deed that will put a smile of joy on someone’s face.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Giving to others selflessly and anonymously, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating your own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings.”
— Lao Tzu

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”
— Gautama Buddha

These masters are not just giving their personal opinions: they feel the Law of the Universe, how the Universe works, which is “When you give, it makes Ki unify. When you follow the ego, it divides.”

Other people are the same as the field in front of you, the world, and your life, too. It’s all Ki that you created and it appears in front of you. This is why Tao Sangha teaches us to “Be responsible to the field.” The field is everything.

Live your daily life with a practice of having a positive interest in others, giving Ki to the field, and using loving words. In this way, Dharma will dwell in your life. The spiritual masters have shown us a way to live.

I believe that “living for others” is the richest and freest life we can live.

The world is full of separation now — let’s unite with care for others.

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