Some Thoughts on the Hackers' Attack Incidents
(Clearwisdom.net) Master told us, "There is no constraint between this qi and that qi." (Zhuan Falun, Lecture 7) Ordinary people have been able to attack our websites using ordinary people's technique. It shows that, at the very least, we have dropped to the ordinary people's level in some aspect or during some period of time.
Recently, when I was studying Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, I saw Master's teaching on the "attachment of doing things," and I got some better understanding. Is the problem caused by our attachment of doing things? Have we taken the task of saving people as an ordinary people's job, used ordinary people's techniques, and missed the necessary meanings behind it? Ordinary people use techniques to do jobs. If we do the same, isn't it on the same level? How can these two have a constraining effect? What do we use to guarantee that our website will not be attacked?
There is an article on Minghui.net, "What State of Mind Do We Take in Saving People," that includes these paragraphs:
"At the time when we just started to make the materials for clarifying the truth, we totally did it 'manually.' We copied them by hand and went out to paste them ourselves. We did not do much each day. But we really treasured every single piece of them. Every piece carried our strong wish and message of saving people. And every piece could play a great role. At that time we only thought about how to make it easy for people to accept [us], and how to save people genuinely. Yet that state of pure mind kept decreasing as we did more and more. When we are making a lot more, our attachment of doing things also rose. We started to worry about rental, getting more machines, purchasing materials, and the coordination among practitioners. Yet we are thinking less and less on how to make it easier for people to accept the truth and get a better effect on saving people. Every day we follow the rules, just like ordinary people following the formality.
"Think about Master. Master's every word and act is for us to genuinely improve. He had never followed any formality. We can feel Master's heart. Thus we can change ourselves actively and assimilate to Dafa. It is the same that the ordinary people can feel our heart. Then let's ask ourselves, have we paid careful attention to saving people, and how much attention have we paid?"
On the other hand, Master had told us the ancient people's state: "At that time, when students went to school, they practiced sitting in meditation and emphasized good posture. When they picked up their brush-pens, they would regulate their breathing and qi. All professions believed in emptying the mind and regulating the breathing, as this was the state throughout society." (Zhuan Falun, Lecture 7) Then when we do Dafa's work, have we reached the state of being fit to do such a sacred job in our heart and through our acts? I feel every one of us should think hard on these questions.
Master said, "We're doing these things with our hearts, while they're doing things with money--they could never compare." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
Below is an excerpt from Master's lecture in Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, Comments Regarding the Fa-Rectification Made at the Falun Dafa Assistants Meeting in Beijing:
"Another thing that's appeared among our assistants is an attachment to doing things. This has never occurred in history. It only occurs in this special situation we have today; it only occurs in this special period in history. Why would this situation occur? In history, and the same goes for us Chinese as well as for other areas around the world, the family was the center of everything. But modern people--especially us Chinese--all have their own jobs and spend their whole lives working, and they fall apart if they don't have something to do. This situation has occurred. As a result, people regard our Falun Dafa as an undertaking for them to do. Many assistants have that mentality. They too feel that the Fa is good, or else they wouldn't do this--this is a given, they know that it's good. But instead of focusing on how to study the Fa well, how to understand the Fa well, and how to improve themselves in the Fa, they have an attachment to doing things. 'I'm old now and I've retired,' or, 'I'm retiring,' 'I don't have anything to do. With this I've found something to do--it's great! And besides, this practice is good'--they have this mentality. Think about it, everyone, that kind of thinking is poles apart from our Fa's requirement. We have to be responsible to this Fa, not to what you feel. You think that you don't have anything to do and have nothing to rely on, and you want to find some things to do. That's not how it works. This is a major problem. How you regard the Fa is a serious matter!
"When a person does cultivation practice, truly does cultivation practice towards high levels, it's a matter of him saving himself and saving others. If you can't meet our requirement for your thinking, you can't do this work well. Isn't it true? I've emphasized this point time and time again, and I've talked about it in different regions across the country. We can't run this like a workplace, a business, or some enterprise or institution. I often give the following illustration. Back when Sakyamuni taught his Fa, in order to prevent people from getting wrapped up in this kind of form (these problems weren't present yet back then, there was only the problem of pursuing a reputation and selfish gains) he asked people to completely sever any ties with it; he led people off to remote mountains, ancient forests, and caves to cultivate, he didn't let you have anything, and he would completely separate you from material things so as to eliminate all your human attachments and your attachments to reputation and self-interest. But we're in the society of everyday people. Everyone cultivates in the society of everyday people, we take responsibility for our own cultivation. Actually, I don't at all mean to criticize you here. I'm just being responsible to your cultivation by pointing out these obstacles that seriously affect your cultivating to high levels. But for us, being assistants, there's a question of being responsible; meaning, if you don't do well you might lead your group of people awry. If the whole group of people is led awry, then, besides what you've done to yourself, you might have ruined a whole group of people! I often talk about this problem--this attachment to doing things. Of course, it does have its good side, so we need to balance these things. If nobody intended to do things and nobody wanted to be an assistant, I'd say we wouldn't be able to carry out our work well, either. You should feel enthusiastic about doing this work, but your motive has to be the Fa, for the purpose of people studying the Fa and obtaining the Fa, for promoting the Fa on a large scale, and for saving people. Your starting point can't be 'for me to do something.' I think we haven't done well enough with this. Let's think more about these things."