Strengthening Righteous Faith is the Core of Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) In "Falun Buddha Fa (Lecture at the Conference in Europe, unofficial translation)" Teacher says, "Religions in the West used to teach about faith, while those in the East would teach about enlightenment. The idea is that you have to be resolute. Without this type of mind you can't accomplish anything. In other words, when you don't have a good understanding of the Fa, you won't be able to be resolute."
As I furthered my Fa study and was tempered by the present-day tribulations, I enlightened that in order to have indestructible righteous faith, there's only one way to achieve it: increase my study of the Fa and become more clear about the Fa's principles. The more in-depth the Fa study becomes, the more solid the righteous faith will be.
From the evil's current so-called tests, I further realized that all forms of the evil's persecution towards Dafa practitioners were aimed at ruining their righteous faith by making it waver, thereby achieving the goal of destroying their lives. However, Dafa practitioners' righteous faith in Dafa is indestructible. All those people who have betrayed Dafa did so due to their omissions and lack of enough righteous faith. As Teacher says in "Dafa is Indestructible," "This is a disgrace to Dafa."
Only an indestructible righteous faith can break through all of one's postnatal thoughts and all human mindsets. Only an indestructible righteous faith can enable a cultivator to remain sober-minded, not become confused in tribulations, and thus take every step well in Fa-rectification. Then, the evils will have no place to hide and be completely eliminated by the power of a cultivator's righteous faith.
Righteous faith is the core of cultivation practice as well as a fundamental element in the cultivators' course of reaching Consummation.