How can people’s fates differ so much? Some are born confident, while others are born cowardly; some live in luxury, while others worry about putting food on the table.

What causes these profound differences in life experiences? What can be done to free ourselves from trivial matters and allow for a more enriched and broadened life? Find out in Grandmaster JinBodhi’s teaching “The Levels in Fate,” which reveals the key points of fate transformation.

【You will learn】

  • What causes people’s fates to differ dramatically?
  • ·The vision of great achievers
  • ·Comparison examples of how different pursuits produce different

【Featured aphorisms】

  • Wealth does not distinguish people from each other, spiritual height does.
  • Great achievers have visions that are far greater and broader than those of people who do not achieve.
  • Having a higher level of thinking allows you to see farther, wider, and with an enriched perspective.
  • People with less depth have more short-term concerns, while those who have higher wisdom take a long-term view.
  • On a personal level, people who love the world benefit physically and mentally; on a global level, they can govern a country and benefit their people.


When I studied human fate, I noticed some key points that determine fate. I can’t say for everyone, but it is a general rule for most. Most people I meet are ordinary folks. Only a few held high official positions or were in good financial shape. What was different about them was not the amount of money they had. Great achievers have a mindset unlike that of ordinary folks. A person who earns less tends to focus on the petty things at home.

What do they argue about? Say, in a married couple, the husband gets annoyed that the wife sends $100 to her mother monthly without thinking about his mom. So they fight about this. They argue about who should feed the dog? Their children got bad grades. “It is your fault!” “You didn’t raise our kids properly and care for them.” “Look at how much better other parents are.” They run each other down. They argue about trivial things in their family. They get overly upset about their kids’ exam scores. It’s quite shallow. They forget that each person has their own fate.

On the other hand, people who achieve success and greatness usually don’t bluff. Rather, they naturally exude the depth and farsightedness of their perspective. An achiever deals with things differently and gets better results; they usually think in a macro way. What does that mean? They think about life from a wider and deeper perspective. This is how the Chinese differentiate a great mind from a petty mind. The difference between a noble man and a nobody is the different thinking between great achievers and ordinary folks.

Commoners usually don’t think too far into the future; they are concerned with things that will happen soon. Wise people usually think with farsightedness. When you set your goals differently, what you achieve will also be different. We haven’t mentioned compassion yet.

Here is an example. If a young man in North America says he wants to make one million USD in the next few years through hard work, what will happen to him after he has succeeded? Maybe when he has realized his goal, he will have already found his next goal: It is 5 million. If another person wanted to be the president and didn’t get elected, he might end up as the head of some organization, or as a premier or mayor. Overseas there are also councilors and government officials. He may not become a president, but some other form of a political leader. The key lies in their mental state. The bigger a person’s goal, the more farsighted they are, and the bigger the difference in how they think.

When your goal is to earn one or 5 million USD, your energy is only focused on making more money; that is it. So all your actions and thinking, both at work and at home, would be related to the one million USD. Even when you reach 5 million, it is just a matter of changing numbers. From one to 5, it is still the same feeling. When money is all you are after, your mental state is not that high. You are just after money. Will you love the world? Unlikely. I am sure you will love your customers. After they pay you, you don’t love them anymore.

If a person vowed to be a president, they’d first learn how to be one. When someone learns how to care for his country and his people, even if they don’t become a president, they will become an outstanding figure who loves the people. His mental state is completely different. When you vow to love the world, you either end up with a healthy body and mind or are destined to become a world leader to benefit your people.

(Fate is affected by the height of our state of mind. The scope of our mind reflects the difference in achievement.)