Give Up the Pursuit of Comfort and Participate in the Fa-rectification
(Clearwisdom.net) A comfortable life with no pressure, and no concern for shortage of food and clothing is the life that each everyday person desires. A Dafa practitioner, however, should not have such a pursuit of comfort. Examining the setbacks in the course of my cultivation, I recognize that the pursuit of comfort has been always harassing me, and was even hard to detect. For instance, I always thought of consummation in cultivation, believing that after achieving consummation, everything would be wonderful and there would be no suffering. After Dafa came under persecution, in the beginning I could still step forward to participate in the Fa-rectification. However, as time went on, I thought about why the persecution was still going on. Actually, this was all because of the pursuit of comfort.
"Actually, there are a few practitioners who have always been reluctant to do things that are for eliminating the evil and clarifying the truth--as if that would be doing something for Master, or as if that would be putting in extra for Dafa. As soon as you heard me say that you had reached the standard for Consummation, you felt like a big burden had been lifted, you slacked off, and didn't want to do anything anymore, instead of taking what Master told you--something so sacred--to be motivation for becoming more diligent. If you are still unclear about what Fa-rectification disciples are, you won't be able to step forward in the current tribulation, and you will be led by the human world's pursuit of comfort to "enlighten" along an evil path. Master's heart has always been pained by those who have fallen, and the majority were ruined by that pursuit." ("Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples")
Because I still held onto this pursuit, it caused me to fall down quickly and bring disgrace to Dafa, which was also a big stain on my personal cultivation. For over a whole year I had been thinking: How could I continue like this and head for destruction? Could I still be saved? Many times I tried to get out of such a state but I always failed. Fortunately, I obtained information from Minghui net and was able to experience Master's great benevolence. I knew that Master was still offering opportunities to us, and my confidence was built up again. Then, I published a solemn declaration on Minghui net and rejoined the Fa-rectification.
In December, I decided to go to Beijing for Fa-rectification. On my way to Beijing, I continuously sent forth righteous thoughts, recited "Lunyu," "Rectifying the Colossal Firmament" and "The Chill of Autumn's Winds," etc. Whenever a thought of fear or nervousness appeared in my mind, I realized that I still had some attachments to relinquish as well as the pursuit of comfort that had not been thoroughly eliminated. As a Fa-rectification disciple, should I fear the evil? So long as there was still fear in my heart, I had not achieved complete righteousness, and I knew that I should continue to clean up the bad notions in my mind.
On the morning of December 8, I went to Beijing and shouted out with a loud voice at Tiananmen Square: "Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa." After that, I walked away from the square. Looking at the police cars roaming on the square, I couldn't help smiling. They were simply paper tigers, which, in the face of the big tide of Fa-rectification, were like a low threshold made of mud and straw. How could they stop Dafa practitioners' from returning to their original selves? I felt so glad in my heart because I was back again in the Fa-rectification.
By sharing my above experience, I sincerely hope that those practitioners whose conduct has caused damage to Dafa can come back to their senses soon, give up their attachments and fear, and rejoin the Fa-rectification.
The above is my personal experience. I hope other practitioners can point out anything inappropriate and provide correct insight.