The Seven Criteria for Attaining Salvation
These seven criteria are absolutely precise. You cannot lack even one of them. You cannot have more than seven either. That is superfluous. These seven criteria are absolutely enough and just enough. Why did I talk about the seven criteria for attaining salvation today? The objective was so that you would have a goal in regard to pursuing the truth and know which results you should be aiming to achieve. In this way, when you pursue the truth, you will be able to attain appropriate results and this will cause you to attain salvation. If you do not have an objective, your pursuit of the truth will be done in areas that are of no use and you will not pursue the truth in areas that are fundamental and crucial. If this is the case, wouldn’t your efforts be wasted? This is similar to having good steel but not using it to create the blade of a knife. Instead, it is wasted on another application. Understood? Work hard to fulfill these seven criteria. Each day, use these seven criteria to examine yourself no matter what issues you come across. As long as these seven criteria have been met and you have some reality of them—you do not need to reach the highest realm or achieve perfection but only need to have entry and possess some reality of them—it will already be enough for you to attain salvation. This is like passing an exam. The passing grade is not 100%. If it were, the majority of people would not pass. All you need to do is pass. If you get 10 or 20%, that is not enough. Similarly, if you only barely meet one or two of these criteria, that won’t do. You must fulfill all seven and gain basic entry into them in order to pass. If you do this, that would be enough. These are the criteria for salvation.