Meeting the Standard of A Righteous God
(Clearwisdom.net) Fa-rectification cultivation has entered the final stage. Master Li published the article "A Righteous God" which clearly teaches us how we can cultivate to become righteous divine beings. After studying it repeatedly, I feel deeply enlightened. I would now like to share my understanding and discuss it with fellow practitioners.
Though the article "A Righteous God" is short, it has profound implications. Only when we repeatedly study and ponder it, can we enlighten to the deep and profound implication in it. Master Li clearly indicates to us: "With righteous thoughts and righteous actions, He is diligent without letting up." I understand that in order to meet the standard of a righteous God, we need to continuously keep very strong righteous thoughts in the first place, which is the prerequisite of righteous action and also the guarantee for us to accomplish the sacred mission of assisting Master Li in Fa-rectification. In order to keep very strong righteous thoughts, the only answer is to study the Fa well. Master Li in his articles has emphasized the importance of studying the Fa well many times. "As a Dafa disciple, in order to do Fa-rectification things well and to consummate everything of yours well, you need to study the Fa a lot. No matter how busy you are, you cannot skip Fa-study. This is what can best ensure your reaching Consummation." ("A Message") We need to assimilate to Dafa and improve ourselves as well as eliminate all kinds of human notions in our minds that have been formed in our postnatal life. Only by doing so, can we constantly make Dafa our starting point and evaluate everything with Dafa. Only if we have strong righteous thoughts, can we act righteously to assist Master Li with Fa-rectification and move forward diligently in Fa-rectification cultivation.
Master Li also clearly tells us, "Eliminating demons that damage the Fa, He is good to all beings." I understand that at this current stage, these two sentences obviously indicate the specific contents of Dafa disciples' righteous actions. I understand that "Eliminating demons that damage the Fa," means that Dafa disciples should eliminate all evil factors that persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples. Eliminating the evil is assisting Master Li with Fa-rectification and at the same time offering salvation to all sentient beings. After July 20, 1999, some people with bad thoughts were against Dafa due to the evil's poisonous propaganda. When we eliminate the evil factors behind these people, their minds become much more clear and it becomes easier for them to accept positive messages and change their misunderstanding about Dafa. It becomes possible to save them. I understand that "He is good to all beings" indicates that Dafa disciples should treat all sentient beings with compassion. More specifically, at present we need to clarify the truth and offer salvation to all beings. We clarify the truth so that these people can be saved. Isn't this the best way to show that "He is good to all beings?" No matter who they are, Dafa disciples will treat everyone with the same compassion and kind thoughts. If they have been poisoned by the evil, we need to use all possible means to clarify the truth to them so that they can be saved.
I would like to respectfully quote a paragraph of Master Li's Fa:
"Dafa disciples: the things you are faced with are magnificent, your responsibilities are major, and then there's your origin, of course--it's taking all these things into consideration that I say you're magnificent. You need to be worthy of the title 'Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple.' That's something that the cosmos won't have again. This only happens once since the beginning of time--it only happens once since the beginning of time in the cosmos... Although there's still a difficult leg of the journey ahead of us, it won't last long. I hope that everyone will do even better from this point on."("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")