2. Rediscovering Our True Self
Our soul or conscience is pure, like that of a newborn. However, as time passes, our minds become enslaved by bad deeds and influences. We lose our character through the race for fame, status, wealth, etc. Therefore, we must receive Tao to retrieve our inherent True Self and to know our real aspirations in life. Once we rediscover our Conscience, we can perform all our duties, may it be as children, parents, husbands, wives, workers, or citizens, to the best of our abilities.
Tao teaches us to develop a good attitude towards life and to improve our relationships with members of our family and community. At a higher level, it lets us see things and life as they really are, so that we do not get too entangled in worldly pursuits.