Those who want to know the truth of the universe should practice the four cardinal virtues.

The first is reverence for all life; this manifests as unconditional love and respect for oneself and all other beings.

The second is natural sincerity; this manifests as honesty, simplicity, and faithfulness.

The third is gentleness; this manifests as kindness, consideration for others, and sensitivity to spiritual truth.

The fourth is supportiveness; this manifests as service to others without expectation of reward.


The four virtues are not an external dogma but a part of your original nature.

When practiced, they give birth to wisdom and evoke the five blessings:

Health, wealth, happiness, longevity, and peace.


by Lao-tzu

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