Absolutely Do Not Allow the Evil to Deprive Us of Our Precious Human Body
(Clearwisdom Net) I remember that a long time ago, a practitioner said passionately, "We should let go of life and death, step out of ordinary humanness and go to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa!" I was deeply touched by these words. Then, another practitioner said calmly, "There is no life and death." I was stunned.
I know that many practitioners have endured enormous physical suffering for the sake of validating Dafa with unshakable determination; there are also many practitioners whose lives have even been taken away by the evil persecution. I really feel that they are truly great. One practitioner said, "At the worst, I'll just give away this flesh body. Letting go of this body, my spirit shall never deviate from Dafa, even if I die!" I felt that Dafa practitioners were truly great; yet there was some human notion in these words, the notion of human heroism. Why should we be prepared to let go of our body? Who would be the happiest upon seeing all Dafa practitioners leave this dimension? Perhaps the old evil forces would. With such an understanding, I knew what I should do -- use the most determined righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil forces' arrangements and never allow the evil forces to take away our precious human body. (from http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/8/5/24894.html)
Before and after May 1st [Labor Day in China], I went to Tiananmen Square three times to validate Dafa. Before each departure I also believed that I would never give in, even if I should die under the persecution and brutal torture of the evil forces. I thought about it over and over, and then I stopped thinking about it that way. Master said, "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces." ("Dafa is Indestructible") "All beings in the cosmos are repositioning themselves. Humans aren't worthy of testing this Fa, and neither are Gods. Whoever touches it commits a sin." ("Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America") "Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples' rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that's how great the power is." ("Also in a Few Words")
When both our body and soul meld together in the Fa, they form the rock-solid, diamond-like body. It is not that we are attached to life and that we fear death, but that the evil is not worthy of testing us. Furthermore, even though we still carry attachments and human notions, they are not worthy of testing us, as we have our Master who is looking after us. Once again I understood one of the meanings of "Expounding on the Fa" (Essentials for Further Advancement). My true nature is awakening, and they cannot shake me. It would be an insult and transgression against Dafa for them to touch even a single hair on my body, and it would be their sin that they would have to repay, while not allowing them to touch me would be my showing compassion and offering salvation to their lives.
Before I left, I said to myself as well as to the old forces, "I'm not afraid of death, yet although my body is less than 50 kilograms and my face is not pretty, if the old forces want to take it away, I will not give it to them! I need to keep this body to assist Master in Fa-rectification, to save sentient beings and to eliminate the old evil forces!" In the mean time I asked our great Master to strengthen me.
So with this thought I went to Beijing, and with the same thought I came back.
As this body is endowed with the meaning of assimilating to Dafa, the responsibility of saving sentient beings, and the mission of assisting Master in Fa-rectification, it is so beautiful, so noble, and so divine. We should cherish it and use it well, and the evil forces have no right to take it away. I feel that this body does not only belong to myself as an individual, but it also belongs to Dafa and to all the sentient beings in my cosmic system.
July 15, 2002