Life is graded, and the highest grade is the Greatest Creator
The universe exists for order and the nature of order is grade.
Take stone for example. Diamond has a very high grade, and the stone that can be broken off with hands is lowly graded. Ruby and sapphirine are higher than opal. Opal is higher than topaz and spinel. Topaz and spinel are higher than aquamarine and zircon. The other stones in order of descending grades include: emerald, beryl, tourmaline, crystal, garnet, olivine, jade, woodstone, nephrite, opal, moonstone, sunstone, agaphite, serpentine jade, malachite, coral, tuba stone, granite, bluestone, and ordinary pebbles.
Take man for example. Man can be ranked in eighteen gradients according to the percentage content of spiritual nature in human nature. Jesus, Mohammed, Sakyamuni, and Lao Tzu ranked the first. Saint Peter and St. Paul, and Tang Monk were classed as the second; China’s Taoist master Zhang Sanfeng ranked the third. Beethoven, Bach, Rodin, Strauss, and Einstein came in the fourth place; Jiang Ziya, Zhang Liang, and Zhu Geliang were in the fifth order; the rustic farmers with unsophisticated folkway and unpolluted by commercial society came sixth; Washington and Lincoln came in the seventh order; Nightingale ranked the eighth; Shakespeare, Lu Xun, and Hu Shi were in the ninth place; emperors Tang Taizong and Kang Xi in the tenth place; characters in novels like Liang Shanbo, Zhu Yingtai, Romeo, and Juliet were in the eleventh place; the majority of common people fell into category twelve; the majority of officials in China at various government levels since ancient times stood in slot No. 13; Grandet, Shylock, and mercenary merchants were in the fourteenth category; cynic people and hedonists belonged to category fifteen; selfish people without social morality came sixteenth in the list; people living a muddleheaded existence were in the seventeenth place; those confusing right and wrong came last.
Take life for example. In the ascending order life can be categorized as: Life in lava and raging fire—life in ice-clad world—life in eternal darkness—life in rocks—life in soil—life in water—life in the air—plants—insects—terrestrial animals—flying animals—domesticated animals—dogs—man in human world—man in the Thousand-year World—celestial being in the Ten-thousand Year World—Buddha in the Elysium World—god in heaven—the Greatest Creator in the Zero world.
Life is graded. There must be the highest grade among all. The highest grade of life is the Greatest Creator.