A Suggestion for Dafa Practitioners: Spend More Time Studying the Fa and Articles with Master's Comments
(Clearwisdom.net) The following are facts about the persecution of Dafa practitioners Mr. Zhu Xiansheng and Ms. Li Xiufang, a couple living in Chengjiang Town, Mei County, Guangdong Province.
At the end of May 2005, when Ms. Li was doing housework, persons from the Mei County 610 Office and the Chengjiang Town Police Department came by. They besieged her home for several hours. Finally, they pried open the door and arrested Ms. Li, taking her to a brainwashing center. Two months later, Ms. Li escaped from the brainwashing center by means of her righteous thoughts. From then on, she was forced to stay away from her home to avoid being arrested again and persecuted further.
On August 19, 610 Office personnel, together with the police (for a total of twenty to thirty people), broke into Mr. Zhu's home and searched everywhere. Mr. Zhu Xiansheng escaped using his wisdom. Since then he has also been forced to stay away from his home. Only his daughter and elderly mother are left at home, depending on each other for comfort and support. The persecution thus broke up a once happy family.
Many practitioners are puzzled as to why the evil forces in the Meizhou area have been repetitively and frenziedly persecuting Dafa practitioners, and they wonder why the authorities are still so vicious. I feel that the local practitioners really need to calm down and study Master's commentary written on September 1, ("Shed the Human Mindset") as well as the article that Master commented on ("A Dangerous Phenomenon That Calls for Our Attention"). In fact, this dangerous trend is very serious among practitioners.
The persecution of Mr. Zhu was, to a certain degree, caused by the mentality of the local Dafa practitioners as a whole. When Ms. Li was arrested for further persecution, fellow practitioners failed to send more righteous thoughts to stop the persecution, and they instead spread some hearsay. What a big loophole that was! It constituted an excuse that could be used to initiate the persecution. It also caused a great estrangement from the Fa-validation by Dafa practitioners as a whole.
After the news that Meizhou area Dafa practitioners were being severely persecuted was repetitively exposed on the Internet, it caught the attention of Dafa practitioners in other regions, who then went to Meizhou in succession to send forth righteous thoughts in close proximity, to eliminate the evil factors in Meizhou. They did this to help create a good environment for the cooperation of Meizhou practitioners as one body. However, many of the local practitioners thought that as the situation was very tense, the work of clarifying the truth and saving people should be put on hold temporally. They thought they could resume after the situation turned better. This mentality again gave the evil in that area the opportunity to energize itself. In fact, these "tense situations" have all resulted from the fact that the practitioners have not studied the Fa solidly. We, of course, do not acknowledge the old cosmic forces' arrangements and we completely negate their persecution. However, we need to remember that Master has, in turn, used the old forces' arrangements to temper Dafa practitioners as we walk toward godhood. This kind of environment is hard to obtain and is one that we are fortunate to obtain. There will be no more after this one.
Amidst the tribulations, Dafa practitioners need to understand the Fa and know how to walk their path well. With our failing to cultivate ourselves according to the Fa and by just enduring the persecution, we cannot cultivate to a higher level. Looking back at this period of time, we have realized that the more frenzied the evil becomes, the less time there is left for Dafa practitioners to validate the Fa and save people.
As Teacher said,
"This instant is precious beyond measure. Completing the last leg of this journey well is what's most magnificent." ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago" in 2005)
"The fact is, those who can't step forward, regardless of the excuse, are concealing fear. Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one's] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove." (from Master's comments, "Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments is Not Hard" on the article, "The Only Thing Falun Dafa Disciples Have a Role in Is Saving People")
Dafa practitioners really need to catch this fleeting opportunity that only comes around in thousands of years. We need to study the Fa with calm minds, increase our efforts of clarifying the truth and saving people, and not give the evil the chance to rest. This is also the biggest support we can provide for the practitioners who are being persecuted.