Sanctity - 尊嚴 - Zūnyán
Each and every soul is sacred,
inviolable, and beyond material claims-
Any thought can remain private.
Our deepest wish,
the goal towards which we strive,
is finding the source of sanctity.
~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao
The body may be ravaged by time, or hacked to pieces by brigands, but the mind will never be invaded as such. It is only when we permit others to influence us, that we allow our minds to be entered and controlled. Evil may thrive, by enslaving us physically, emotionally, and mentally, but it must use deception to do so. That is why we must preserve the sanctity of our souls. Our thoughts are private. As long as we remain determined, evil will not sway our will. People often think that others can read minds, or that the gods follow our every movement. No master, psychic, or God can enter our inner garden, unless we choose to allow them in.
By withdrawing from the world, into the sanctuary of our soul, we come to know ourselves. The effort cannot be carried forth by others, for our benefit. It can only be accomplished through the self, effort put forth in the pursuit of living. Engaging in ongoing contemplation preserves the connection. Only when we can enter the most sacred core of being within ourselves can we find the secrets of life.