Secular duties and godly duties.
In Caodaism, adherents are encouraged to fulfill the secular duties, especially in compliance with Confucianism, before carrying out the godly duties.
The Eighth Female Buddha's Messages:
A disciple must complete two phases, which are Nhơn Đạo and Thiên Đạo, before entering the phase of esotericism. Nhơn Đạo means fulfilling your personal moral obligations and Thiên Đạo means taking responsibility for caring for other people.
If you meet these responsibilities, you pay off all your debts in your previous incarnations as well as your current debts. You could have borrowed many things in your former incarnations, and in your current incarnation, you also owe your parents and your mother country, not to mention the intentional and unintentional debts.
To fulfill Nhơn Đạo, male disciples must respect the three social relationships and perfect the five personal qualities. Female disciples must obey the three family codes and the women’s code of conduct.
To fulfill Thiên Đạo, male and female must give up secular life, becoming priests and teaching people Cao Dai doctrine.