Some Understanding of "Hearing the Tao in the Morning, One Can Die in the Evening"
(Clearwisdom.net) I am writing down my understanding of "Hearing the Tao in the morning, one can die in the evening" through cultivation, so as to validate Dafa.
In April 2000, I was illegally imprisoned in a brainwashing center. Several fellow practitioners changed from practicing at night after the police went to sleep to openly and nobly practicing during the day, in order to lay a foundation for a good environment. The police beat and cursed these practitioners. At the time, although I thought those practitioners were right, I was afraid to practice with them, blocked by various attachments and the fear in my heart. Inspired by a fellow practitioner, I suddenly remembered the Fa principle "Hearing the Tao in the morning, one can die in the evening" as taught by Master. I had already heard the Great Law of the Universe, and I had no regret in my life. Death was no longer to be feared, so why was I afraid of practicing? All of a sudden, I felt that nothing could prevent me from practicing the exercises. So I practiced together with other practitioners. The police did not beat me afterwards.
Once we practiced the meditation exercises together. Even with the footsteps of the police, their threats, the phone calls to get other police, and various other noises, I reached the state of tranquility, my heart was pure without any distracting thoughts.
In April of this year, the police ransacked my home. I was taken to the detention center by force. Together with many fellow practitioners, I went on a hunger strike to request our unconditional release, but I was not confident in myself. When I was at the most difficult moment, I remembered "Hearing the Tao in the morning, one can die in the evening." Suddenly I was filled with confidence. I am a practitioner with Dafa in my heart. The prison dared not to take me. The evil force was afraid of us, and I was full of righteous thoughts in my heart. I decided that I would never cooperate with the evil. On the third day, the evil originally planned to further escalate the persecution, but they unexpectedly found out that I had "severe heart disease" during the examination. So I was released.
"Hearing the Tao in the morning, one can die in the evening" has a very profound meaning. I have only enlightened to some very superficial part of it. Of course, being fearless towards death doesn't mean that we should allow the evil to take away our precious lives. No matter how humiliating and how miserable the environment is, we will cherish our precious human bodies, firmly cultivate and be a part of the Fa-rectification.