What Does the Pursuit of Comfort Mask?
(Clearwisdom.net) As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I had gone to Tiananmen Square, and been illegally arrested and detained. Despite subsequent pressures from the police, my work unit and family, I steadfastly maintained my righteous thoughts and continued to clarify the truth to them. As time passed, my daily environment seemed to have become gradually rectified. Recently, the police, my work unit and family have all told me, "I know you are a good person, so you can practice at home as long as you don't take it public or clarify the truth to people." This made me feel somewhat contented and I began to practice in a "quieter" fashion, according to their requests. I also felt that the things I should be doing had probably already been done, so I could therefore, diligently but genuinely cultivate at home. While it was true that my life had been neither easy nor comfortable for over a year, I still could not understand why my mind would never really calm down and why something was making me feel anxious, until I read Teacher's new article, "Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples."
It shocked me into becoming clear-headed. My heart shed tears and I was filled with deep regret. I asked myself, "What am I doing? How could I just 'quietly' wait for the consummation?" I searched within myself to see what my pursuit of comfort had been masking. I found that it had been obscuring my need to take responsibility for Fa-rectification and for my benevolence toward sentient being --to so many innocent lives that are just waiting to know the truth.
In light of the greatest mercy shown since the beginning of heaven and earth, and the magnificent sacrifice of the 268 practitioners who have given their lives to safeguard Falun Dafa, I cannot concern myself with comfort. I know that to "clarify the truth thoroughly" and "save all beings" ("Dafa is Indestructible") are duties that Falun Dafa practitioners must fulfill. I will persevere until the great moment of Fa-rectification of the human world.