My Understanding of the Old Forces' Arrangements and Taking Advantage of Them
(Clearwisdom.net) Here I want to talk about some of my understandings on the head of the evil's upcoming visit to Russia, and also about the need for practitioners outside of China to send forth righteous thoughts in close proximity to clean out the evil.
What is the evil forces' purpose to arrange for Jiang to make frequent overseas visits? Recalling what happened in Germany recently, many of our problems as a group were exposed. For example, a small number of our practitioners who went to Germany could not calm down to send forth righteous thoughts. Our emotions were too excited, and we could not reach a consensus in our understandings, etc. Among those practitioners who did not go to Germany were some who were interfered with by the evil or lacked an understanding of us being one body; they were busy with things they were doing or they did not want to go at all. Even at home they could not cooperate very well with sending forth righteous thoughts in Germany. Afterwards, through discussion, we all realized these omissions and deeply understood the importance of being one body.
I think from the perspective of what the Fa-rectification process requires of us that we have no reason to let this ever happen again. Many practitioners, including myself, unconsciously had a thought, "Well, if we didn't go through all of this, our attachments and problems wouldn't have been exposed! We can't help it; this is our problem as a whole, so let's just cultivate!" In fact, this kind of thought is unconsciously accepting the old forces' arrangements and allowing the evil to continue to be used. With the nurturing of this kind of thoughts, the evil continuously arranged four visits, with the excuse that they are continuing to help us to improve as a whole. As all of us can see, the situation is more complicated this time at the places he will visit, and our practitioners will be faced with a more difficult trial. How similar this is to the evil's continuous persecution of the Fa for the past three years, using the excuse of "testing" Dafa disciples!
Teacher told us to completely deny all of the old forces' arrangements, and my understanding of that is to completely deny all of their so-called "tests" arranged for us. Dafa practitioners' mighty virtue is not built as a result of their tests. Teacher said, "So a Dafa disciple's responsibilities aren't for the sake of personal Consummation, but to save sentient beings while validating the Fa--that is a Dafa disciple's historic mission, and that is why Dafa disciples are truly magnificent." (Touring North America to Teach the Fa) As Dafa practitioners are cultivating themselves, validating the genuineness, magnificence, glory and everlasting nature of Dafa, and at the same time they are assisting Teacher to save people and accumulating mighty virtue. I think that is the cultivation path Teacher has arranged for us. Furthermore, all of the old forces' interference with Teacher's arrangements with any kind of excuse are obstructions and attempts at damaging the Fa-rectification.
When every single thought of ours manifests notions and principles of the old cosmos, the side of us that has not completed cultivation will always be connected with the un-rectified old cosmos, and we will be restricted by it. At the same time, "All these Gods are being restrained by the old cosmos's Fa-principles and can't do anything, despite their really wanting to help." (Touring North America to Teach the Fa)
If we want to break through the old forces' arrangements, we can only rely on the power of the Fa. Every one of our practitioners is a Fa particle; if we unite into one body we will become an indestructible Dafa body.
Then what is stopping us from becoming one body? Recently at the Boston lecture, Teacher emphasized great tolerance. I think that is the key to resolving this problem. In Touring North America to Teach the Fa, Teacher also talked about the old forces' fundamental problem, "When they're helping me, at the same time they hide their selfish intention of protecting themselves. They all want to change others but not themselves--no one wants to change himself--and they even try to preserve as much as possible the things they're attached to and won't let go of." My understanding is that Teacher has revealed the fundamental cause of the old cosmos' corruption. At the same time Teacher also told us that completely giving up the notion of self is the key to breaking away from the old forces. When we give up our notion of self, we will not make distinctions among each other. We will not judge others with our own standards. We will not accept the evil's persecution of fellow practitioners who have omissions. We will not accept the old forces' persecution of every one of our practitioners because of our improvements, and only then can we truly unite into one body.
The purpose of the evil's arrangement for Jiang to make overseas visits is to create a so-called test for Dafa practitioners as one body. On the other hand, it has the effect of interfering with our purpose of saving people. We absolutely cannot accept this arrangement. We must grasp any opportunity to turn around and use their arrangements to our advantage to do well the things we need to do. Clearwisdom suggested sending forth righteous thoughts four times a day to eliminate the evil. The chance to eliminate the evil factors controlling the head of the evil in close proximity is right next to us. By studying the Fa well, clarifying the truth and sending forth righteous thoughts, and placing emphasis on sending forth righteous thoughts, we are completely breaking through the old forces' arrangements. At the same time, the chance for sending forth righteous thoughts from a close distance is coming up. We should take full advantage of this opportunity. We can then better use the old forces' arrangements to do well the things that we need to do in Fa-rectification.
At this critical time during Fa-rectification, it's very important to understand the Fa from the standpoint of the Fa. In all our actions, Dafa practitioners as a whole must take the Fa as the Teacher, deal with issues in a wise and harmonious manner. Any human notions and ways of thinking brought on by modern technology and extreme ways of thinking will create interference for us.
The above is my personal understanding, please point out anything inappropriate.