Following Teacher Closely in the Human World, Let's Encourage Each Other
Many lives of humanity are extremely perilous at present. The old evil force is rampantly damaging Fa-Rectification, murdering practitioners blatantly, and shirking responsibility. They turn the truth around, and report to the world's media these lies. They use the notions and attachments of the public, deeply rooted in sentiment and karma, to instill bad thoughts about Dafa into their minds. This poison has infiltrated a large segment of the human world, and continues to cause damage.
The righteous mind of a Dafa cultivator is the only thing that can shake the influence of this evil brainwashing from the minds of the people. Without wavering thoughts about Dafa, nothing can take advantage of any cultivator's weakness, and a cultivator will successfully "Validate the Fa with reason, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa, and offer people compassion with benevolence." With truly righteous minds, I believe that we can even assist everyday people to receive the Fa at higher levels, and thus position themselves even better for the future. "All the things our Dafa disciples have done with good thoughts have moved the world's people and have moved the beings at every level, while the evil that has reared it's head in Mainland China has infuriated beings at every level." (Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference) Human beings can understand, and we can tell them the truth with compassion. More and more people will awaken to the truth, and be saved by the infinite mercy of the Fa.
We must not be afraid to tell people about the suffering of practitioners in China, and to expose the evil. An ordinary person may not understand why you are talking about this, but the benevolence of salvation will reach him just the same. Whenever you think a person may react to your words negatively, and you choose to be silent, you may have missed an opportunity. Sometimes I happily pass out flyers revealing the truth of persecution with the words, "Best wishes," or "Good Luck." It works very well. Practitioners have great wisdom, and can always find a way to convey the truth in a positive way. "Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Fa! And it is the manifestation of the Dafa of the cosmos at different levels. It is absolutely not some human ideology, or guiding principle for ordinary human living, as humans take it to be." ("Beyond the Limits of Forbearance") As practitioners, we have been so fortunate to learn from our benevolent Teacher, how could we not tell others? When we refrain from taking any initiative to hongfa, aren't we being selfish, and failing to follow the requirements of the Fa? The evil force will certainly not argue, but will you honor our Teacher? "Why are Dafa disciples ruthlessly tortured by the evil? It's because they persist in their righteous faith in Dafa, and because they are particles of Dafa. Why must the Fa be rectified? Because the beings in the cosmos did not meet the standard anymore." ("Dafa is Indestructible") If we look carefully, we can probably find places where we have hidden ourselves from the evil in our understanding, and in our words and actions.
"The future of the cosmos that beings at different levels have seen actually doesn't exist and is an illusion. At present, humankind's every day is arranged according to Dafa's needs; Dafa disciple's performance in the human world is to be left for history. In different historic times of the future, if in the cosmos damage to Dafa occurs or when beings perform differently, how Dafa will rectify the Fa and make everything perfect and indestructible is extremely important. Everything Dafa disciples are doing at present is creating the future, and right now everything in the three Realms exists for Dafa." ("Dafa is Indestructible")
If a Dafa disciple cannot use a righteous mind in all environments in the human world to thoroughly represent Dafa as a particle of Dafa, then the evil will use this loophole to inflict further damage to Dafa. "And the overall situation that has appeared, in which Dafa is persecuted in the human world, is caused by the large-scale, severe occurrence of these students being persecuted because they have attachments." ("Dafa Disciple's Righteous Thoughts Are Powerful") Dafa practitioners have the undeniable responsibility to rectify the Fa according to our ability and level, and eliminate all of our attachments, thus "assisting our Teacher in the human world." Then, and only then, will the persecution come to an end.
This is our historic mission and promise made countless ages ago. Presently there are practitioners who have been arrested validating Dafa and spend very little time in jail when they have the thought, "I should escape, and join the torrent of Fa-rectification." So they escape under the noses of their captors.
There are also practitioners who are being ruthlessly murdered to awaken the conscience of humanity. Good and evil is being clearly distinguished to the human world, and practitioners have the sacred duty to suffocate the evil, expose the evil, and eliminate the evil. I believe that this is the natural state of our true thoughts. When we use our righteous minds we are doing all of these things naturally and effortlessly, completely utilizing our supernatural abilities to carry out our mission.
We must not allow the evil force to take advantage of practitioners' weaknesses. Any attachments that we still have left are being mercilessly attacked. With a serene mind, and steadfast faith in Dafa, we can step out of this, and catch up to the Fa-rectification. We must be steadfast in facing the evil with determination and doing even better as our "newer being is formed precisely amidst the Fa-rectification." Our teacher clearly teaches: "As a Dafa disciple, everything of yours is formed by Dafa and is the most righteous, and it can only be that [you] rectify everything that is not righteous." ("Dafa is Indestructible")
We must be careful not to accept any arrangements of the evil force, as our Teacher does not recognize any of it either. With a righteous faith in Dafa we can face anything, and our supernatural capabilities will then eliminate it. We should be vigilant in facing and exposing all hidden attachments and notions without fear. As particles of Dafa we know that these things do not belong. We should also understand clearly the relationships between our attachments and Fa-rectification. We are inseparable from Fa-rectification, and everything we encounter is for us to cultivate during Fa-rectification. In order to catch up, I believe it is really important to read clearwisdom.net regularly. And to those practitioners who are hesitant to step forward, I encourage you: do not be satisfied with what you think you have already attained. The boundless Dafa is only revealed after your heart has improved.
If possible we can think of how to face the evil directly to eliminate it more effectively. Do not be afraid. This may increase the tribulation, but as cultivators we should cherish this opportunity to establish our mighty virtue and save all beings with benevolence. Our infinitely great Teacher has bestowed Dafa's divine powers to us, and allowed us to assist in his Fa-rectification, while Teacher, and thousands of great and honorable practitioners in China endure tremendous suffering as they mercifully await the awakening of more predestined practitioners.
I compassionately appeal to practitioners: Let us be worthy of our Teacher's hopes for us. The future of the cosmos is resting on our ability to do this well. Let's be more diligent, refuse to accept the evil's arrangements, study Fa more with a calm mind, become increasingly clearheaded, and cherish each precious and historic moment, for our lives are never ending.
Note: I find that everything that I just wrote has already been perfectly taught by our teacher in his boundless Fa. Please consider the Fa in everything, and accept this article as my own understanding. Have compassion for my cultivation, and kindly point out any errors or suggestions for improvement. Let us all strive forward diligently!
Category: Journeys of Cultivation