The HHP Association (HHP Society Incorporated) regards “Daren” created by Mr. Zheng Liu as the highest doctrine. Simply put, “Daren” is “People First”, that is, putting people in the first place. The following is a description of Daren ideology of HHP society in four aspects: the background of generation, the central concepts, cosmological views, and practical methods.
I. The Background of Daren’s Generation
“People First” sounds simple, which people seem to easily accept and are willing to accept. However, in reality people are very far away from “People First”. Today, among people, it no matter they are colleagues or friends, or even relatives, sometimes it is difficult to live up to “People Be in the First Place”.
For example, when concerning economic interests, some people tend to value interests more than humanity; seeing the power of science and technology, some people tend to have more faith in the power of science and technology than in the power of humanity; there are also various kinds of rules and systems in this world that are governing people, so people cannot be in the first place at all. Besides these realities and forms, there are also various faiths in divine power in the field of religious beliefs of gods, which also suppress humanity; and so on. There are many such manifestations that people are not in the first place.
Very realistically, there are many factors in the world that make it impossible to achieve “People First”. If we want to achieve “People First”, people must transcend science and technology, economy, various rules and systems, including all kinds of divinity, then it would be possible to truly achieve. But apparently, in the past and present society, it is almost impossible, or even completely impractical.
However, the good news is that, as time advances people are valuing human and humanity more and more. Although it is still difficult to authenticate in practice, people today can easily feel that “People First” is the fundamental guarantee for people’s happiness.
II. The Core Concept of Daren
From the actual state of “People First” in the world, we can see that if we want to achieve “People First”, unless people’s humanity can surpass the power of science and technology, transcend economic interests, and outweigh various rules and systems. Moreover, the origin of humanity must be able to be higher than all kinds of gods. Otherwise, it is impossible for people to break away from the so-called fate that is suppressed by various material forms. This is not to say that science and technology, economy, rules and systems, and gods are not acceptable, but that they should not predominate over people. They can exist, but should be secondary and should be used for people rather than harming people.
Mr. Zheng Liu pointed out that “Honor of Humanity Paramount” is the original state of true human nature. Originally, people are in the first place; but because people’s minds are contaminated by various material forms of non-human nature, gradually people no longer deserve the treatment of the first place, and hence the suppression of humanity in the past and present. If people want to restore the treatment of the first place, the first thing must be that people’s minds return to a pure human nature state that transcends all material forms.
People have been seeking what is the truth of the universe, what is the ultimate significance of humans? Mr. Zheng Liu clearly pointed out: “Humanity Is Dao (the Great Way).” Only when based on humanity, everything in the world, all things, only in people, can finally and harmoniously be unified. Whether it be theism or atheism, be divine or desires; no matter it be positive good or so-called negative evil methods, if all of these are for people, they can exist and must exist. But if they are harmful to people, they cannot exist and must be eliminated.
Humanity is the ultimate ground for all things in the world. In the past, when people saw that there were good and evil, positive and negative, and such kind of phenomena of opposite existing, people tend to absolutize these phenomena and think that extreme good inevitably leads to extreme evils. In the past, it was easy to think that the final ground of good and evils, if it is neither good nor evils, can only be “emptiness”. Therefore, many people seek “emptiness” as the ultimate truth, and as a result, humanity is not in the first place, and people are even indifferent and insensitive upon events of humanity perishing. Mr. Zheng Liu pointed out that the ground of all things should be “humanity”, and then the heavens and the earth will be full of humanity. Only when “People Be in the First Place” is established, all things can finally get along harmoniously.
Mr. Zheng Liu pointed out that meeting “People First” is the true virtue (De), and losing this is of no virtue. The new principle is “People First”, losing this ground, it would be the old principle of inhumanity. The entire human society is currently undergoing an updating process from the old to the new. The entire history of the human kind is also made for the rectification and revolution from non-humanity to humanity.
Everything in the world has its origin. This origin means a corresponding origin in the vaster universe space and realms. Many traditional cultures mentioned “the merge of heaven and people”, and that the universe and the human body correspond to each other. Mr. Zheng Liu pointed out that the world today and the entire vast and distant universe also correspond to each other. Many people in the world today come from different celestial systems in the universe, so they are endowed with their distinctive characteristics of their own systems that are remarkably different from other systems.
Therefore, in order to achieve the transformation from the old to the new, from inhumanity to humanity, and from materials to true human nature in the world, it is actually equal to the rectification and revolution in the entire vast and distant universe. There is a unity process that drives this great change throughout the entire universe. This process manifests in the entire universe, in the human history, and even in every individual. Specific to the individual is the continuous breakthrough process to higher realms until the highest original divine place for each individual. Each breakthrough of a realm in Daren corresponds to the complete updating and revolutionary process of a realm from the old to the new, from non-human to humanity, and from materials to true human nature. Each individual’s breakthrough drives the breakthrough of the surrounding environment, thus gradually achieving the final overall updating. Continuing this way to the final, then the rectification of the entire universe from the old to the new can be accomplished.
III. Daren’s View of the Universe
The thought of Daren, it tells the true state of the universe. Nowadays, the human world, the earth, and the small universe that people stay are commonly known as the “Three Realms (Sanjie)”. Sanjie is a kind of shell-like space and is located at the lowest end of the whole universe; in higher spaces, there are not only the spaces of gods, but also the spaces of godlessness. All kinds of gods’ spaces are within shell-like spaces. The shell-like spaces of godlessness are the origin of gods’ thoughts in gods’ spaces, feeling that they are supreme (no superior, i.e., no higher god). In all kinds of shell-like spaces of godlessness, the various behavioral characteristics of life are mainly the manifestations of the gods in the gods’ spaces covered by the shell-like spaces Meanwhile, the beliefs in each layer of shell-like spaces are the features of the higher beings in the gods’ spaces beyond this shell-like space.
The thought of Daren tells the true state of the universe. Nowadays, the human world, the earth, and the small universe that people stay are commonly known as the “Three Realms (Sanjie)”. Sanjie is a kind of shell-like realm and is located at the lowest end of the whole universe; in higher realms, there are not only the realms of gods, but also the realms of godlessness. All kinds of gods’ realms are within shell-like realms. The shell-like realms of godlessness are the origin of gods’ thoughts in gods’ realms, feeling that they are supreme (no superior, i.e., no higher gods). In all kinds of shell realms of godlessness, the various behavioral characteristics of lives are mainly the manifestations of the gods in the gods’ realms covered by the shell-like realms. Meanwhile, the beliefs in each layer of shell-like realms are the features of the higher beings in the gods’ realms beyond this shell-like realms.
The higher the space, the smaller the constituting particles, and the larger the overall range of the space. Mr. Zheng Liu pointed out that as long as the constituting particles of the space have size, no matter big or small, they are within the scope of the great universe. The state of no particle at all also exists. For example, a point corresponding to an integer mark of a scale seems to be of no size, but people can know for sure that the point exists. These no size points can however form an infinite range that is of no notion of quantity. These are the true space of people. Therefore, the origin of human beings is actually the highest, beyond the scope of all universe, can be said outside the universe.
There are two big categories of shell-like space. One is the spaces separating different spaces of gods, called the small shell-like spaces; the other is the space separating the inside and outside of the universe, called the great shell-like space. View by this model, the overall structure of the universe is like a great pillar: the bottom of the pillar is the small universe of Sanjie, inside the pillar are layers of spaces of gods that are separated by different small shell-like spaces; the surface of the pillar is the great shell-like space, separating the inside and outside of the pillar. True humans are outside the pillar, which is outside the universe.
The gods’ spaces closest to Sanjie are the spaces of Buddhas and Daos, which is why the human world has always believed in Buddha and Dao in the past. There are a great many of spaces beyond the spaces of Buddhas and Daos, and when reaching certain realms, there is the Benti level, here it is a great division. Because the higher god possess strong one unity nature, he does no manifest in the lower dispersed and separate spaces. Such unity nature is of strong communism nature, and manifests in the shell-like space as the communism in the East. While the surface of the pillar is close to true human, and therefore pursues for humanity and pays great attention to the laws of motion of the surface matter. Correspondingly, science and arts pay more attention to the surface and realism of this space, which corresponds to the realism features of Western civilization. Thus, the origin of Western civilization corresponds to the surface of the pillar.
Today the mainstream society is composed of the two political camps of communism in the East and Western civilization, plus the beliefs of various gods and Buddhas, so everyone can now see the current status of the human society is the corresponding manifestations of the entire universe. Therefore, both the Eastern and Western cultures have their inevitability and long-term nature, and they are all constitutional parts of this world. In the past few thousand years, the Eastern and Western cultures have rarely mingled, while today the East-West exchanges are very frequent. Correspondingly, the true human essence is coming from the outside of the universe to the inside of the universe. This kind of great revolution is, what we are just facing, that the whole mankind is walking to the era of human nature, achieving “People Be in the First Place”, so that the human world really becomes “The Human World of The People”.
IV. Ways of Daren Practice
Daren encompasses a very wide range, involving all things in the world. Daren must also have practical ways and methods that are easy to operate; otherwise, everything would just be empty talk. During the past decades of exploration and cultivation, Mr. Zheng Liu has not only substantiated the Daren thought of “People Be in the First Place”, but also formed an entire set of practical and operable ways and methods of Daren.
Simply put, the practical method of Daren is “life is cultivation.” In the long historical process, people have formed the specific lifestyles of the human beings today. Now that Daren is generated from the lifestyles people see today, Daren practice methods must enable people to cultivate in natural daily life today. Even more, today’s lifestyles are exactly made for people to substantiate Daren, rather than what people have previous regarded as just enjoying materials in a short life. If there is truly a way to bring all people in the world together, there can only be people to unify, because this is the only commonality of all mankind.
“Life is cultivation”, it is not simply copying people’s current lifestyles. If nothing changes, everything would be the same as the old. If people still live by following “material first”, or even conducting non-human things, then it wouldn’t be following the great trend of walking to the era of human nature. Mr. Zheng Liu clearly pointed out that everything must be rebuilt on the basis of Daren. All the old in the past can only have a future if they meet Daren standard and assimilate to humanity; otherwise they will have no ground in the future.
People’s life today can only become “life is cultivation” when based on Daren, thereby people’s lives can have a correct direction from now on, and people can gradually sublimate to higher realms and achieving the updating from the old to the new, from non-humanity to humanity, from materials to humanity, and eventually reach the true self state of one’s original highest realm.
The practical methods of Daren can be more specifically summarized as: “Three Ren, Three Manifestations, Three Patterns”. Among them, three Ren is “Daren, Daren trend, and Daren life”. Daren mainly refers to Daren elaborated by Mr. Zheng Liu, the learning of Daren’s thought is the most basic contents of Daren study. Daren trend refers to the updating process of the entire vast and distant universe from the old to the new. Mr. Zheng Liu has continuously talked about the changes and manifestations of this process in different periods of the past decade, and the requirements of specific affairs for the practitioners at different stages that directly constitutes the content of Daren affairs. Daren life is the life of “People First”. The content of Daren life is to establish a comprehensive and all-encompassing cultivation in daily life. People who are full of humanity and full of Daren deserve to be treated with sincerity and respect, thus can directly feel and experience Daren life.
The Three Manifestations are “the three swords, the progress and Rentang”. The three swords are the manifestation of Daren, with broad meanings in Daren, of which the most basic are “true human nature be supreme; humanity temporarily conforms to the present condition; take actions and humanity expand “. A progress from the old to the new must contain “a new end point, an old starting point, and the progress to the new”. These three elements correspond to the three swords, respectively, so the three swords are bound to exist in the progress from the old to the new.
The three swords seem to be simple, but are not so easy to handle. If just focusing on the current conditions and ignoring the direction, one will get lost and will not have the first sword; if just seeing the direction but ignoring the present actual conditions, one cannot walk steadily and will not have the second sword; if only knows the direction or considers the present condition, but does not put into action, it will still be zero and one will lose the third sword. The three siswords exist from the beginning to the highest and the final throughout the entire updating process. Moreover, the three swords are one sword, and no sword should be missing. Oftentimes, when viewing a complex situation using the three swords, it will become very simple and easy. Daren study, Daren affairs and Daren life of the “three Ren” mentioned above also possess the relationship of the three swords.
The progress is the concrete manifestations of Daren trend in the world and in the practitioners, so they may also referred to as the manifestation of Daren trend. Rentang is the epitome of Daren life, so it can be referred to as the manifestation of Daren life. Daily study and discussions, weekly meetings and sharing, and close communications between the Daren study coordinator and the Daren affair coordinator, constitute the main contents of Rentang. The development of Rentang needs to be carried out in accordance with the “Rentang General Rules”.
The three patterns are “Daren fitness skills, the Archive, and Life Association”. Daren fitness skills are a set of fitness exercises that Mr. Zheng Liu created, which directly reflect the updating and rectification process, and is also used to lay a foundation for the cultivation. The Archive is the short of “Dashi historical centre incorporated”, which records and displays the history that Mr. Zheng Liu led the HHP Society. The full name of Life Association is “Daren Life Association”, it is the place to coordinate and display the current major books, other materials and activities of Mr. Zheng Liu and HHP Society.
In “Three Ren, Three Manifestations, Three Patterns”, “Daren, the three swords, fitness skills” are directly related and are direct manifestations of Daren study, guiding people to sublimate to higher realms; “Daren trend, the Progress, the Archive” are also directly related, and are direct manifestations of the progress and Daren affairs; “Daren Life, Rentang, Life Association” are also of direct relationship, and are the manifestations of Daren life in different angles and different aspects.