Study the Fa Well; Take Purging Our Own Problems With Righteous Thoughts Seriously
(Clearwisdom.net) In "Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Fa Conference," Teacher taught us for the first time to use supernormal abilities to purge the evil in other dimensions:
"Another thing is that from now on at group practice or when there's another big conference like this one of ours, our students can quiet their minds for five minutes, sitting with their hands in Jieyin and thinking about eliminating the bad thoughts, karma, bad notions, and external interference in their minds. As you're like this, think that they die, and then they will be eliminated. Five minutes will do. (Applause) When we get together for group practice, think about eliminating the evil in the Three Realms, while holding one hand vertically (li-zhang) in front of the chest, and just think with True Thoughts for five minutes--this should do it. (Applause) It will work, because you are, after all, magnificent cultivators and are different from everyday people."
Since then, Teacher has spoken in numerous lectures about the issue of eliminating the evil with righteous thoughts. Recently, Teacher explicitly instructed disciples:
"So, in order to do Fa-rectification more effectively, while you clarify the facts you have to take sending righteous thoughts very seriously, and in a timely manner purge the evil and your own problems so that you won't be taken advantage of by the evil." ("Righteous Thoughts")
According to this, then, we can tell that the Fa which Teacher has taught us to send forth righteous thoughts (namely, to purge the evil with supernormal abilities) is not limited to the aspect of just purging the evil beings. Instead, holistically, it has two meanings. Firstly, it refers to using righteous thoughts to remove all evil beings in other dimensions that have damaged Dafa and persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. Secondly, it refers to purging the various degenerated thoughts, notions, karma, and so on, within ourselves. However, in communicating with fellow practitioners and reading experience-sharing articles on the web, this phenomenon can be seen: in terms of externally purging the evil beings with righteous thoughts, we indeed have done a better job; however, when it comes to purging our own problems with righteous thoughts, we have failed to take it seriously enough, nor have we done a good job--we even have some incorrect understandings of the Fa. Very few practitioners have sat down and spent time to specifically purge their own problems; some practitioners merely consider eliminating their own problems as the necessary step before they hold their palms erect to eliminate the evil beings in other dimensions, thinking that its effect is [merely] to eliminate stray thoughts and to focus their attention and effort in purging the evil and to send out pure and clean gong. Some practitioners who fail to quiet their minds while eliminating the evil even skip eliminating their own problems with their hands in Jieyin; instead, they only hold their palms erect to eliminate the evil beings in other dimensions. This is all because they do not have a good understanding of purging our own problems with righteous thoughts as referred to by Teacher--they do not understand the profound meaning of the Fa in this respect. They fail to understand the Fa from the Fa. This is a loophole in cultivation.
I'm a practitioner who cultivates with my supernormal abilities unlocked. I'm writing down what I have seen and enlightened to in my own realm in order to discuss and share my understanding of the Fa with fellow practitioners.
1. We Should Take Purging Our Own Problems with Righteous Thoughts Seriously
Not long ago, history offered us an excellent opportunity to eliminate the evil. Not only were we in an absolutely favorable position in terms of the difference in power, we also had sufficient time to prepare ourselves. After that, quite a few practitioners tried to look for reasons externally based on the superficial phenomena they observed. Some thought that the evils could not be eliminated no matter how we tried to eliminate them, and even that the persecution in some local environments was still getting worse. Accordingly, they are puzzled by this manifestation. Some doubted that the gong they sent forth had truly achieved such a great effect, and so on. Actually, everything we encounter and our own impact all have something to do with this. The problems that exist in our own dimensions are also things that need to be eliminated, which include this type of questioning, doubts and even looking for external reasons itself.
Although the cosmos is indeed extremely complicated, the extent of the complexity I personally sense in assisting Teacher in the Fa-rectification cannot be described in human language; it is beyond the imagination of human thoughts. However, the immense force of Fa-rectification is dashing through, cleaning out, eliminating and assimilating at a speed which transcends all time and space.
"...every minute there are countless immense universes that are being swept through by the force of Fa-rectification and at the same time being quickly rectified by the Fa." ("The Effect of Righteous Thoughts")
As to the stage that the Fa-rectification has reached today, the remainders of the old cosmos only exist in the cosmic bodies that correspond to our Dafa practitioners, and in these Three Realms where human society exists. Of course, these cosmic bodies are also immense, boundless cosmic bodies. This human society also corresponds to countless other human societies in the microcosm. In the dimensions that the Fa has finished rectifying, the Fa-principles of the old cosmos have been eliminated--nothing of them exists anymore, and their entire dimensions are now a big empty void. How, then, could we still be looking for external reasons?
"Let me tell you, all those who remain and that can persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are due to our students themselves. Students who haven't taken sending forth righteous thoughts seriously: the evil in the dimensions that you are supposed to shoulder and be responsible for has not been eliminated. That's the cause." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
In the cosmic bodies that Dafa practitioners correspond to and in the Three Realms where we are, the old Fa-principles are still taking effect, restraining everything within those places. The bad thoughts, karma, bad notions, external interference, and so on, in the minds of Dafa practitioners are the physical elements the old forces use to obstruct the Fa-rectification. If these degenerated elements are not eliminated, they will severely hinder us from improving our xinxing, and they will constantly play a destructive role, interfering with our cultivation. Take the example of eliminating the evil substances in other dimensions that protect the head of the evil. This is done to create a just, fair and peaceful environment in which to clarify the truth before the immense force of the Fa-rectification arrives, in order to offer salvation to the greatest extent to those sentient beings who have been unknowingly led by the evil lies to the brink of annihilation. This is the genuine Shan (Goodness) that Falun Dafa practitioners have cultivated in Dafa. However, while the old forces have been desperately protecting the head of the evil, their complete set of degenerated arrangements--including interfering with and obstructing every thought and every action of Dafa practitioners--have made us fail to accomplish such a sacred mission. In the process of eliminating the evil elements in other dimensions with righteous thoughts, various troubling thoughts have appeared in our minds. For example, "waiting and watching," "doubt," "imagination," and "suspicion" are the substances that the old forces use to shake our belief in eliminating the evil. Evil thoughts, hatred, the combative mentality, emotion, being irritable, the mentality of accomplishing a task, and so on, have diminished the effect of our eliminating the evil. In addition, looking outward instead looking inward, and bad coordination among Falun Dafa practitioners, are all the old forces' interference and damage. These "problems in our own selves," including thought karma, if viewed from another dimension, are the physical elements which the old forces use to restrain us from elevating in cultivation, and are the materially-existing elements which the old forces use to interfere with our eliminating the evil. I have seen the following: when Dafa practitioners' minds were not pure and clean enough, the colors of the gong they sent out were not pure and clear, and the gong potency was also very weak, and it indeed was not capable of completely eliminating the evil substances layer by layer down to the root and origin of the evil. Some were only capable of destroying the evil substances' existence in a few dimensions. This has led to the situation wherein some practitioners do indeed eliminate the evil on a daily basis, yet the evil that they have actually eliminated has not been that much. Because the root has not been eliminated, the evil will regenerate very quickly. Therefore, it is very important to eliminate our own problems with righteous thoughts, to clean out the warped, physical elements in other dimensions that interfere with us. We should take this seriously.
"As you know, the persecution that Dafa disciples in Mainland China suffer is quite severe, so each student has to truly, clearly realize what his responsibility is, and when he sends forth righteous thoughts he has to be able to truly calm his mind and truly produce the effect of righteous thoughts. So this is something extremely critical, extremely important. Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again--that's how important this is." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
2. From Other Dimensions, Our Own Problems Can Be Viewed As A Partial Factor Seriously Contributing As An Impediment To The Fa- Rectification By The Old Evil Forces.
During the historical arrangement that took millions of millenniums, the universe became extremely deteriorated after it followed the old Fa principle of formation, stasis, degeneration, and destruction. Sentient beings had deviated en masse.
Layers upon layers of old forces wanted only to protect their own self-interests. They wanted to change others but not themselves. Their warped thoughts and perceptions of resisting and defying Dafa nurtured a huge amount of evil beings. We Dafa disciples were also part of the old universe before we obtained the Fa, and we were also among those who were polluted. Our many deviated thoughts, perceptions, and attachments were closely related to the old forces. When viewed in other dimensions, these were some of the factors from the old forces contributing to the serious impediment to the Fa-rectification and preventing sentient beings from obtaining the Fa. Because the old, degenerated Fa of the cosmos has not been destroyed, it is still playing a role in its own dimensions. Therefore, the old Fa will continue to govern all the beings remaining to be saved. When the Fa-rectification eradicates the evil and re-positions sentient beings according to the standard of the new Cosmos, when Dafa disciples continually assimilate to Dafa and transform their corresponding cosmic bodies and save the sentient beings in those cosmic bodies, they will encounter serious resistance and obstruction from the old forces. That is why every step along the path of our cultivation will be arduous. Our cultivation is a process of persistent Fa study and cultivation of our hearts, of breaking through selfishness, breaking away from the old forces, and restoring ourselves to become new lives that meet the standard set by Dafa.
I can see that every attachment we have in the human world to reputation, self-interest, sentimentality, or selfishness, and every thought and perception that does not conform to Dafa, are all factors in other dimensions that can be utilized by the old forces to undermine the Fa-rectification. All sentient beings living within our corresponding cosmic bodies were completely immersed in this black, corrosive, and degenerated substance. The sentient beings were as though in hibernation after being polluted by the immersion. They showed no signs of life. Different attachments and acquired perceptions correspond to sentient beings at different levels and dimensions. Some fellow practitioners had strong attachments, especially those who had not even gotten rid of their fundamental attachment. Their corresponding sentient beings were soaked in this black, degenerated substance. In fact there were countless cosmic bodies from top to bottom, and each cosmic body represents innumerous sentient beings.
"The reason is, that gigantic cosmic body is below you, it's almost like your body, because that's how gigantic you are. There are countless sentient beings and countless cosmic firmaments inside there." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
I could see that for all those practitioners who could not get rid of their fundamental attachment and who signed the "three letters" (documents that denounce Dafa) under coercion against their conscience (without making a solemn declaration on Minghui and resuming their cultivation), their divine bodies in other dimensions were disintegrating.
For those who enlightened along an evil path, their corresponding cosmic bodies were dark and gloomy without sunlight. Their bodies in other dimensions no longer had Teacher's Fashen and Falun. Their entire bodies were black. The degenerated evil beings in that dimension not only control and persecute these practitioners, but they also infiltrate dimensions corresponding to other practitioners and persecute them in those dimensions. Some evil beings participate directly in supporting the evil head.
I could see the entire work of theoretical indoctrination by the mainland governing Party manifesting itself as a demon-like degenerated substance in other dimensions. For fellow practitioners who had worked for the Party and government organizations, especially those who were involved with social sciences, such substances were pressed into their heads and directly influenced their dimensions. All those degenerated substances were alive. Under their interference, these practitioners could not achieve tranquility, felt unsettled in their minds, and could not absorb the Fa into their heads, to the point of even seeing other words and phrases during Fa study.
Furthermore, those practitioners who had practiced sham Qigong, phony Qigong, and Futi Qigong, and those practitioners who had studied and researched Zhouyi, Bagua, Taiji, Hetu, Luoshu, Danjing, Daozang and other religious works and writings, Teacher purified their bodies and removed all the bad things after they started practicing. However, those messages formed from past memory had been pressed into their heads. There were still fragments remaining in other dimensions. They caused interference during Fa study and cultivation in the form of thought karma.
All the manifestations listed above were our own problems. When viewed from other dimensions, they were some of the factors contributing to the serious impediment to the Fa-rectification and preventing sentient beings from obtaining the Fa by the old evil forces. We must purge all of them with righteous thoughts.
3. Solving Our Own Problems with Righteous Thoughts is Eliminating the Old Forces and Offering Salvation to Beings in Our Cosmos
Teacher explicitly told Dafa practitioners in "Touring North America to Teach the Fa,"
"...your own cultivation is saving the beings in the gigantic cosmic bodies that you represent."
Every time I sit in the lotus position with my hands in Jieyin and silently recite,
"...sitting with their hands in Jieyin and thinking about eliminating the bad thoughts, karma, bad notions, and external interference in their minds. As you're like this, think that they die..." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Fa Conference," from Guiding the Voyage)
I can see that Falun automatically helps me eliminate degenerated substances in other dimensions; each time I realize that some strong attachments and external interferences are manifestation of the old forces and I erect my palm to eliminate them, my gong would disintegrate these substances. As my righteous thoughts eliminated these internal problems, the attachments and acquired degenerate notions on my part would decrease; my xinxing would improve and the Fa of that corresponding cosmic body that the old forces used to restrict and obstruct beings from obtaining the true Fa, would be eliminated. The black degenerate substances that permeate beings would disintegrate. The beings saved are glittering with golden rays; upon their salvation, they greet you with both hands up and they are infinitely grateful to you for saving them.
"...they will truly regard you as their Lord, their King, and have boundless reverence for you, because you saved them, you sacrificed for them, and you gave them everything they have." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
Regarding the issue of clearing out our own problems with righteous thoughts, generally speaking, the longer the elimination time, and the more specific and focused we are to the problems, the better the outcome.
Solving our own problems with righteous thoughts requires a large amount of Fa study as a prerequisite.
"The reason is, your surface, which is still assimilating to the Fa, needs to be constantly improved, and as you constantly improve, the things that you need to cultivate away have to be arranged for. Every realm has its own state of being. If you remain stagnant, you definitely won't be able to keep up with the Fa-rectification... As a Dafa disciple, no matter what the situation or what the circumstances, you have to study the Fa, and you can't neglect your own assimilation and improvement; you can't forget to study the Fa." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
"The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." ("Drive Out Interference," from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Dafa practitioners are different from all other beings. We are cultivating in the era of Fa-rectification. We are changing everything that corresponds to our cosmos through our cultivation and improvement. This is a process of continuous Fa study and assimilation to Dafa. As our human mind studies the Fa, we might suddenly realize a Fa principle, and as a result, spectacular changes would take place in the corresponding cosmic bodies; maybe because of our improvement in the Fa, countless levels of the universe and beings in those cosmic bodies would be able to assimilate to Dafa and become new beings that conform to the standards of the future firmament.
I have always studied the Fa diligently during cultivation and have eliminated attachments, acquired notions and other types of problems. I realized through Fa study, with Teacher's Fa, that eliminating our own problems with righteous thoughts in a timely manner is of utmost importance. This is how I cultivated during this period while assisting Teacher to rectify the Fa. I realized that the process of eliminating our own problems with righteous thoughts is the process of eliminating the evil and offering salvation to sentient beings; it's the process of improving ourselves and reaching higher levels; it's the process of breaking away from the old forces and changing from a human to a divine being.
I see that when our own problems fill up our minds, we feel dizzy and muddle-headed and cannot study the Fa properly. We forget very quickly what we have just studied. Studying the Fa in this manner is a waste of time. How can the Fa be given to those bad things? The only way to solve this problem is to do as Teacher has told us in Zhuan Falun--pour the dirty water out of the bottle:
"You pour out some of its dirty contents. The more you empty the bottle, the higher it will float in the water. If it is emptied entirely, it will float on the surface completely."
After we have eliminated these degenerate substances and study the Fa again, the Fa will enter our head, like streaming water. Of course, sometimes there are evil beings from our own and external dimensions that interfere with our Fa study, our practicing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts. In such a situation, we must first eliminate interference from external evil beings, followed by elimination of our own problems. We must have clear goals but no pursuit when sending forth righteous thoughts to achieve an effective outcome.
When eliminating our own problems with righteous thoughts, we must firmly remember to cultivate inside, and look inward. Cultivating inside and looking inward is the realm Dafa practitioners should achieve. Only by looking inward at all times can we see and be aware of our own problems at any time, and can we quickly enlighten to the hints Teacher kindly drops us from time to time during our cultivation. Only then can we eliminate all kinds of problems as they arise and improve ourselves.
I can currently see that every day, many evil beings escape into the Three Realms from the corresponding cosmic bodies of our Dafa practitioners. They persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners, and they support the head of the evil. Why is it that there are evil beings in the corresponding cosmic bodies of our Dafa practitioners? That is, as Teacher explained, because our Dafa practitioners were also part of the old cosmos before we obtained the Fa. During the process of universal degeneration and beings' deviation [from the Fa], we were also polluted. Those degenerate thoughts and notions of the old cosmos are fully reflected on our practitioners.
If the degenerated part of us that had deviated and resisted the Fa before we obtained the Fa has not fundamentally changed through cultivation and the part of our mind that had deviated from the Fa does not assimilate to Dafa; if practitioners do not look at things from the perspective of the Fa but instead understand things from deviation or even opposing the Fa, then, in my understanding, the part of us that had deviated and resisted the Fa before we obtained the Fa will produce evil beings, for it has not yet assimilated to Dafa, and the Fa of our corresponding old cosmos is still restraining everything there. Those practitioners who have enlightened along an evil path and opposed Dafa have many evil beings in their corresponding cosmos. Since we practice cultivation during the Fa-rectification era, we change everything within our corresponding cosmos through continuous assimilation to the Fa. When we improve in the human dimension through Fa study, and when we understand the Fa principles at a certain level, the material elements that deviate from and resist Dafa and produce evil beings in our corresponding cosmic bodies will disappear as we assimilate to Dafa. The Fa of the old cosmos will then disintegrate at the same time. As we eliminate attachments and degenerated, acquired notions, the material elements in our corresponding cosmos that obstruct beings from obtaining the Fa are eliminated, and the beings are saved. We should cultivate inside and look inward. Therefore, as Teacher has often reminded us, studying the Fa more, eliminating more attachments, and truly improving in the Fa is most fundamental and most important.
"Your cultivation determines whether those gigantic groups of beings are good or bad, and whether they can be kept or not." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
At the same time, when we eliminate certain attachments through cultivation, Teacher will evolve our gong in certain aspects and enrich what is involved in certain parts of our world. It's an extremely orderly and complex process. Therefore, we must make sure to keep up with Fa-rectification and do well in what Teacher has required of us.
My understanding is that using righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil is a special Fa that Teacher has taught to Fa-rectification disciples during this unprecedented Fa-rectification period in the cosmos, and it has to do with the special issue of the old forces' rampant attempts to destroy Dafa. It shows the boundless benevolence of Lord Buddha towards sentient beings, and we should exceptionally cherish it and do well.
"So you must take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously. No matter whether you think you have the ability or not, you should do it. What you eliminate from your own mind are ones which have an effect within the expanse of your own body; at the same time, you need to eliminate the external ones, which are directly related to the dimensions you're in. If you don't eliminate them, then they not only persecute you and restrain you, but also persecute other students, other Dafa disciples." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
4. Purge Our Own Problems with Righteous Thoughts and Improve as One Body--This is the Way We Can Achieve the Consummation Arranged by Teacher.
Looking at Dafa disciples as a whole, we still have a large disparity in the number of practitioners using righteous thoughts to purge their own problems. I saw from my level that those practitioners who did not pay attention to purging their own problems, nor search within to improve themselves, had only saved 20 to 30 percent of the sentient beings from their cosmic bodies--some even less. Only very few practitioners have achieved saving 70 to 80 percent of their sentient beings. I have seen that the sentient beings in other dimension who have not been saved are really looking forward with eager expectancy to their lords cultivating well so that they can be saved. While assisting Teacher in rectifying the Fa, I met a god who told me that his lord is living at a province in the south and is very diligent in cultivating himself. He was so proud when he said so. I understood his feelings. We are cultivating in the maze. While the differences in the effort we put into cultivating may not be remarkable in this dimension, in other dimensions, the disparity is huge. The sentient beings in heaven can see this clearly. The hearts of the sentient beings who are hoping to be saved are really unsettled, as they anxiously look forward to our cultivating well.
"...when you cultivate well few beings in the gigantic cosmos turn bad and few of them get weeded out."
"...if you don't cultivate well, many beings will be weeded out..."
"Those who have cultivated well will truly have a grand Consummation when they return--all the sentient beings who put infinite hope in them will be saved by them."
"If you don't cultivate well, many beings will be weeded out, and when you reach Consummation, when you return to your place, you'll find that an extremely large number of beings who at one time put infinite hope in you have been weeded out. Then in this cosmic colossal firmament, it's very possible that the cosmic bodies you represent will be in a broken and incomplete state, and countless sentient beings will have been weeded out." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
"At present, humankind's every day is arranged according to Dafa's needs; Dafa disciples' performance in the human world is to be left for history." ("What are Supernormal Abilities," from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
"Dafa disciples are now sentient beings' only, sole hope for salvation." ("Righteous Thoughts")
"Cherish the present time and make the best use of it---this time is meant for the disciples." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference," from Guiding the Voyage)
As the Fa rectification of the human world is approaching, Dafa disciples' mission appears more and more arduous, and the responsibilities we bear are shown to be more and more significant. We will not only cultivate ourselves well, save the sentient beings in our own cosmic bodies, and reach the Consummation of Dafa disciples' personal cultivation, but also strive hard together, improve as a whole, allow the sentient beings in all Dafa disciples' cosmic bodies to be saved, and achieve the grand Consummation of Dafa disciples' cultivation as an integrated entity. Even more importantly, we will clarify the truth while breaking through the old force's persecution, save all salvageable beings who are poisoned by the deceitful lies and brought to the edge of death, and create the grand Consummation in the history of the cosmic Fa-rectification.
Dafa disciples are an integrated entity,
"Together, wholeheatedly strive upward,
The path ahead is bright."
("Harmonizing with Fa," from Hong Yin)
During the years that Teacher taught the Fa, the cultivation practice form he left for us was to,
"...do the exercises as a group in parks in order to form an environment. This environment is the best way to change the surface of a person." ("Environment," from Essentials for Further Advancement)
The evil's insane persecution destroyed the cultivation environment in Mainland China. Dafa disciples thus lost their cultivation environment and their cultivation has been affected. Some young practitioners saw that the last test for Dafa disciples' cultivation is to test their ability to cooperate with each other, and test Dafa disciples as a whole. It was pointed out that the purpose of opening the heavenly circuit is to bring all the channels into motion with one energy channel and open up all other energy channels. Have we really understood the principles in this? This is similar to two people playing Chinese checkers. It does not mean much if only one or a few pegs lead up to occupy the other part's position, only when all pegs reach the other shore can one win the game. Do we not consider those around us who have not stepped forward, or who have dropped down, or even went to the opposite side to be our Dafa disciples?
"As for those who've gone to the opposite side during this persecution or even done awful things, let me tell you that Master still doesn't want to abandon them." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
Think back how we previously treated these fellow practitioners. Did we censure, complain, and look down on them, or did we use our compassionate hearts and responsibilities to help them improve themselves from the perspective of the Fa? Wouldn't it also save a massive group of beings if we helped a fellow practitioner who dropped down to get back on the right path? Moreover, our personal improvement in cultivation is also a part of the process. We know that Teacher has taught us the importance of improving as a whole on a number of occasions.
"If a cultivator can let go of the thought of life and death under any circumstance, evil is sure to be afraid of him. If every student is able to do this, evil will of itself no longer exist." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)," from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
"Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again --that's how important this is." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
Every one of us is part of this integral entity, and is a particle of Dafa. Let us take Teacher's teaching as mutual encouragement.
To fulfill the sacred mission of saving sentient beings that history has bestowed on us, the Dafa disciples, the first precondition is that every one of us has to cultivate well and improve as a whole. Unfortunately, some fellow practitioners do not know how to cherish this period of time. They do not make the best use of their time to cultivate themselves and save sentient beings. Instead, they simply wait for the day when the Fa rectifies the human world, hoping it will come soon so that the evil beings will be weeded out. They wait for Teacher to use his divine power to change the local odious environment. This is an evasive thought that seeks help from outside. Good will be rewarded with good, while the evil will meet with retribution, and it is no doubt that the Fa will eventually rectify the human world. However, have we thought about how we have cultivated? How many sentient beings have we saved? Have we fulfilled our missions and responsibilities as Dafa disciples? When that day really comes, do we still have the chance to remedy what we have not done well? In fact, these are caused by the old force's arrangements. The old forces made detailed (including every single thought we will have) and collective deviated arrangements as well as special deviated arrangements. Among these, the most deeply rooted is to search outside, rather than within, and only want to change others instead of oneself. When there is something wrong with disciples in the same practice, others listlessly look on, irresponsibly talk about it or judge it, or even complain as if to give vent to, or censure and even ridicule them. The purpose of this arrangement is to hinder us from improving ourselves in cultivation and prevent us from forming a consolidated integral entity. We should eliminate the old force's deviated arrangements with our righteous thoughts. When we use our righteous thoughts to eliminate the old force's deviated arrangements, and purge our own problems, we will realize the arduousness of our mission and the significance of our responsibility. Every single minute and every single second of our cultivation time should be cherished. Only at this point can we really experience and understand that Teacher has given all sentient beings, one after another, chances to assimilate to Dafa, and has prolonged the cultivation time for practitioners time and again. That is Teacher's immense mercy and tolerance. When we realize this, we will accelerate and strive forward in our personal cultivation, and the collective force as one body will form. Furthermore, we will be able to do better in fulfilling our mission that history has bestowed upon us.
Fellow practitioners, during this last historic moment in the Fa rectification, let us put 100% faith in Dafa, 100% belief in our Teacher, follow Teacher's Fa to do what we are supposed to do, pay special attention to purging our own problems, and make the best use of our time to do well!
During the process of writing this article, I experienced and realized the broadness and profundity of Dafa. It is as vast as a sea and boundless from whichever point you enter it. Limited by my level, I could understand it in my heart but found it very difficult to express or was unable to accurately express it. What I wrote was incomplete and shallow. I wish fellow practitioners would correct with your kindness whatever is not proper.
At present, China is holding the 16th Party Congress meeting. In other dimensions, the massive evil beings once again have gathered in Beijing. This is another great opportunity to break through the old force's deviated arrangements and directly eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions. We should sum up our experiences, find out where we fall short, and understand the Fa better from the perspective of Fa. While studying the Fa well, searching within, and purging our own problems, use the opportunity to steadfastly send forth pure and powerful righteous thoughts. Fully pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts until the old forces are completely eliminated.
November 7, 2002