Continuously Achieve Breakthroughs and Elevate in the Midst of Fa-rectification
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently a piece of news came out: those practitioners who had refused to give up practicing Falun Gong after they were arrested and thrown into the labor camps or brainwashing classes, and then were eventually released, are now being ordered to attend a new round of brainwashing classes. I definitely fall into this category. My family members kept on urging me to go to some safe place to hide for a while and would not let me take one step out of our house. I, on the other hand, truly experienced what it feels like when one's heart is as tranquil as a body of undisturbed water. I still go out to clarify the facts and pass out flyers like I did before. Every day I also go to places where the evil gathers to send forth righteous thoughts and firmly eliminate the evil elements in other dimensions.
Two fellow practitioners told me that several other practitioners who belong to the aforementioned category have been arrested and taken away. They asked me what my plan is. I calmly thought about it and made it clear that I would not go into hiding. I would like to talk about the journey that I have taken and how I have been able to elevate myself based on the Fa.
I have been to Beijing five times to validate Dafa. Each time before I went, I was prepared to be arrested and made careful arrangements for every member of my family. On Tiananmen Square, it never occurred to me that it was possible I could return safely. The only thing in my mind was that I wanted to hold up the banner and yell Dafa messages as long as I could until the evil people came to knock me down. I felt that I was clarifying the facts in order to validate Dafa and save sentient beings, and what I was doing was the most magnificent and holy thing in the entire universe. Back then what I felt was a sense of heroic pride and self-sacrifice for having the courage to stand up for the truth.
At that time, I thought that I would have to be arrested if I went to Tiananmen Square to hold up a Falun Gong banner. In my mind, getting arrested was the only possible outcome of holding up a banner. Now when I look back, I see the way that I thought back then was totally based on ordinary human notions and the ordinary human way of thinking. Master Li said, "Good or evil comes from a person's spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences." (Zhuan Falun) If we use the ordinary human way of thinking, then the result has to conform to the principle at the ordinary human level. Master Li has told us long ago that a cultivator must set a very high standard for himself when faced with any situation and can't use human notions to think of things.
Now when I read the section from Zhuan Falun, "Different levels have different Fa," a lot of things appear in my mind. What Master Li said was absolutely right. When I take a look back at the experience that I had in the past while trying to validate the Fa, I discover that my understanding toward the Fa back then was fairly low. I am certain that all of us Dafa disciples have felt this -- as we weather one storm after another in the process of assisting Teacher to rectify the Fa, every Dafa particle is continuously achieving breakthroughs and elevating step by step.