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I was fortunate enough to attend the Boston Pangu Shengong teacher lectures. Below is a paraphrased excerpt from the last 15 minutes of Lecture #1. I feel that Master Ou spoke directly about how each individual has the power to make extraordinarily positive changes.
Around the world getting a modern education often involves a limited and narrow minded purpose --to find a good job. With this limited goal you will never be able to master knowledge at a high level. This mindset is similar to learning Pangu Shengong with the idea that you will triple your income. Instead, put Pangu Shengong (kindness) first in your daily life. Understand that it is important to make changes to your heart and soul since modern education is limited.
2,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese were well aware that they shouldn't lead lives based on self interest. The purpose for education was not only to focus on oneself. The education system taught people the importance to satisfy other’s needs by: respecting others, respecting “the great nature”, learning how to handle good relationships with everyone, maintaining harmonious relationships with everyone, and helping people.
Help others around you by having the common goals of a harmonious society and a better environment. Contribute, instead of complaining that others have more than you. Instead keep helping others. This type of education created people with high morals and an open mindset. Confident and calm people cared for one another with an open and happy mind. Anytime you can respect others and the great nature, do it. This will also help you learn efficiently.
So, how do you self-cultivate and bring ancient Chinese education to the modern world? Let me count the ways!