Deeply Examine and Analyze Our Acceptance of the Old Forces' Evil Arrangements; Completely Deny and Eliminate the Old Forces' Evil Arrangements (3)
4. How to Regard Conflicts Among Disciples
I saw from an article on the web that in the Fa lecture in Boston, Master talked about "great tolerance." When I see the lack of tolerance and understanding around me, it mostly stems from acceptance of the evil forces. For example within a small group, when practitioner A sees that practitioner B has some xinxing problems, he would point it out to practitioner B, "Because you have this xinxing problem, the evil will persecute us!" In reality, just like we talked about before, the goal for our xinxing cultivation is not to avoid the old forces' persecution. It is for Fa-rectification and offering salvation to people. When we truly, clearly understand this point and clear away our acceptance of the old forces' arrangements, then in the current cosmic climate I believe that the conflicts arising from searching externally and among disciples can be resolved easily.
5. The reason for the situation in certain localized regions being especially bad or even worsening lies within the Dafa disciples' failure to deny the old forces' arrangements as a whole.
From the discussion in part 3, we can see that currently the old forces are completely reliant on persecuting Dafa disciples to nourish themselves, using the unconscious acceptance of the old forces' arrangements in Dafa disciples' minds and the gaps among Dafa particles to extend its life. This has two consequences. One is that the old forces will continuously extend the persecution. The other is that a tightly entangled relationship has been formed between our attachments and the old forces. In this situation, we must through cultivation fundamentally remove any acceptance of the old forces' arrangements, completely denying and eliminating the old forces' arrangements.
Here, I'd like to talk about some of my understandings on the situation in Changchun. This is only my personal understanding, and I hope that Dafa disciples will compassionately point out anything inappropriate. The Changchun disciples using the cable television network to clarify the truth, and the subsequent mass arrest and murder of these practitioners were two events that shook the world. Perhaps many people are thinking about it like I am. Master has talked about the great current of Fa-rectification in many Fa lectures, talking about how the overall situation is improving. Then why is it that the Changchun disciples acted so righteously, yet they still suffered this persecution? What was the old forces' excuse? How were they able to do this? The key is, how do we consider this issue from the basis of the Fa?
I believe that it is similar to what I discussed in section 3. The reason lies within the Dafa disciples' acceptance of the old forces' arrangements in their minds. I believe that this acceptance of the old forces' arrangements does exist in Changchun. Not only does it exist in Changchun, it also exists on a global scale. The old forces decided to act in Changchun, and I believe that their primary reason for doing so is to weaken the entire body of Dafa disciples' righteous belief and steadfastness. Because Master affirmed the Changchun disciples' actions, the old forces then intensified their persecution in Changchun, hoping to lead disciples to doubt Master's Fa.
6. What to do?
Firmly believe in Master, and remain steadfast in Dafa. Master said, "As a Dafa disciple, your steadfast, righteous thoughts are absolutely unshakable." ("Dafa is Indestructible") Master has also said, "Cultivation is hard. It's hard in that even when a terrible calamity strikes, even when evil madly persecutes, and even when your life is at stake, you still have to be able to steadfastly continue on your path of cultivation without letting anything in human society interfere with the steps you take on your path of cultivation." ("Path")
I realized that the old forces' arrangements cannot become our reason for abandoning cultivation, nor can it become the point of reference for our next steps in cultivation. The old forces' arrangements are to be completely destroyed. The old forces' standards for testing Dafa disciples cannot even reach the standard of the old cosmos' early stages, then how can we act according to how they want us to behave?
Some disciples (and sometimes this includes me), when seeing the evil persecution, they do not take the Fa as Teacher and look inward, instead they become suspicious and passive. This way of thinking is in reality the result of our being moved by the illusions fabricated by the evil. After truly searching inward, we will find the unsteadiness of our own deeply rooted thoughts, and reflecting the fact that all of what Master has said is correct.
Some disciples might think, can we reach this type of conclusion from an article? That is, careful planning and the use of various resources are no longer necessary, as long as we just "deny" everything? Of course not. Not only do we need to utilize various resources well, fully put each person's strengths to good use, but we also need to fully utilize the strengths and resources we have prepared in our everyday lives -- mobilizing everything at our disposal to assist Teacher in the Fa-rectification. After seeing others' strengths, we must also break through the boundaries that we have formed in the human world, proactively acquiring the "strengths" that Fa-rectification work requires. Just as I have discussed in this article, the basis for all of these actions is to completely deny the old forces' arrangements. Because I have not fully enlightened to certain principles, this article may contain incorrect understandings. I hope that Dafa disciples will compassionately correct them. However, I believe that to deeply examine and analyze the old forces' arrangements and to deny them, that is a major turning point for all of us Dafa disciples' improvement and elevation as a whole.