Treat People With Compassion; Continue to Cultivate During the Process of Fa-Rectification
June 3, 2001
Our benevolent and great Master has bestowed a special honor upon Dafa disciples by allowing us to participate in Fa-rectification, giving us the ability to directly eliminate evil in other dimensions through sending out righteous thoughts. Dafa disciples around the world have made concerted efforts and have sent forth righteous thoughts on three occasions. Using our pure and determined righteous thoughts and the tremendous abilities imparted to us by Dafa, we have been eliminating from its very essence, from its very root, all of the evil in the Three Realms that has been damaging the Fa. The power and the mighty virtue have already shaken the universe!
However, Fa-rectification and cultivation practice have not yet completely come to an end. Before all of the evil in the Three Realms has been completely eliminated, we Dafa disciples still need to continue to make an effort to fulfill the great mission that history has given us to safeguard and validate the Fa, expose the evil, and harmonize Dafa. In addition, during this process, we should continue to complete our own cultivation practice, improve and perfect our path to Consummation, and elevate to our own original and highest position.
Master said: "...for you, a cultivator, in the process of your cultivation you have fundamental tests all the way to the very end." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western US Fa Conference"). Master also said:
"The various correct states that you are displaying at this time in each and every regard, and how you handle things in all kinds of situations, are all being left for history. So they're both serious and crucial." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference")
Therefore, as Dafa practitioners, how to do better at this historic juncture, how to complete our cultivation and fulfill our sacred and great historic mission while not allowing the evil forces to take advantage of any loophole in our human side to damage the reputation of Dafa and to interfere with the process of Fa-Rectification becomes extremely important, serious, and crucial.
Master has told us:
"Since we cultivate the righteous Fa, no matter what we do, we should approach it with goodness (Shan). So, with our good thoughts, everything we've done in the course of validating the Fa and exposing the evil has shown our disciples' greatness and compassion. Meanwhile, the evil things have to be eliminated because they do damage to the cosmos and do damage to all beings.'" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Experience Sharing Conference")
Our elimination of evil is to protect the cosmos and save all beings, and does not arise from any human attachments or combativeness. When everyday people interact with Dafa disciples, the enormous goodness they sense is a direct expression of the selflessness and goodness we have cultivated from Dafa. This is an important reason why we are able to validate Dafa and offer salvation to people in the human world. During the present Fa-rectification, what we are eliminating without any leniency are not human beings but those hopelessly evil beings within the Three Realms that are controlling human beings and damaging Dafa. Eliminating those evil beings that have been damaging Dafa and corrupting humankind is precisely to allow those everyday people who still have some righteous thoughts left to gradually recognize the truth, to understand the greatness of Dafa and the viciousness of the persecutors, and thereby obtain salvation after the evil elements that are controlling them without their knowing have been eliminated.
Falun Dafa is being spread widely in the human world. It is the first time ever in history that the true Fa has been taught to human beings. It is the mercy of the Supreme Buddha and the good fortune of Dafa disciples. Only by studying the Fa with perseverance, genuinely achieving "taking the Fa as Teacher," and continually looking inside and cultivating ourselves can we enlighten to more and more Fa principles within the boundless Dafa, gradually understand Master's Fa, and understand the process of Fa-rectification and the requirements Dafa has for us. Only in this way will we no longer be deceived by the delusions of the human world and be able to develop the selfless, unself righteous enlightenment through cultivation. In doing so, we can position ourselves correctly within Dafa and do well everything that Dafa particles are supposed to do.
The reason Dafa disciples have been granted the special honor of participating in Fa-rectification as well as the ability to eliminate evil is "... only because you are a great cultivator that you have an ability like this. So when you send out that thought it couldn't have been sent by anyone but a great cultivator" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Experience Sharing Conference") Only by holding pure, benevolent thoughts and by proceeding in accordance with Dafa and in strict observation of our xinxing can we truly possess the great abilities imparted by Dafa and truly bring the tremendous power into full play in the course of eliminating the evil. When we genuinely possess the state of mind and the abilities characteristic of great cultivators, our conduct will necessarily be even more kind, more peaceful, and more rational, sober, and wise. At this historic juncture of rectifying the universe, when we "validate the Fa with reason, clarify the truth with wisdom, and spread the Fa and offer people salvation with benevolence" ("Rationality"), we should at the same time continue to measure ourselves against Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance and rid ourselves of our fundamental human attachments. During this process, an enlightened being's fundamentally benevolent nature, the sacred mission of a defender of the universe, and the great abilities of someone who has come with the truth and the power to do as he wishes will be more completely, harmoniously, and clearly manifested, day by day, in all of the words and deeds of a truly great cultivator.
Let us hold ourselves strictly to Master's Fa. With the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and a pure and benevolent heart, let us take every step in our cultivation practice during this final stage of Fa-rectification solidly and well. Let us constantly and rationally cultivate away our own bad thoughts and notions; let us be responsible to society, to ourselves, and to Dafa; and let us truly leave behind a glorious historical testimony for the future so as to be worthy of Master's tremendous mercy and of the sacred, serious name of "Dafa disciple."