Why the Persecution Arranged by the Old Forces Still Continues
(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher does not acknowledge the persecution arranged by the old forces, nor do Dafa practitioners, and we have been saying so. However, the persecution is happening and has lasted for over seven years. Why, if we have not acknowledged it, does it still exist?
If most practitioners proceeded righteously and acted righteously in personal cultivation, validating the Fa, clarifying the truth, and saving sentient beings, the old forces would already be melted down by the Fa, and the persecution could not continue. If there were no loopholes in our cultivation, how could the old forces have found the excuse to initiate the persecution in the first place?
Doing well the three things is clearly the way to Godhood and eternal life pointed out by Teacher during the persecution period. Teacher told us to eliminate our human thoughts and do well the three things to establish mighty virtue and save sentient beings. But we are not diligent with that and cannot get out of this shell of being human. It is human thoughts that have lead to the delay of the end of Fa-rectification again and again. I realized this Fa so late.
It is because we cannot keep up with Teacher's Fa-rectification process and because we hold a huge package of attachments that we cannot move forward. It is because we cannot eliminate our attachments of selfishness. Teacher is waiting with great mercy and compassion for us to be clear-headed. He is anxiously watching over us.
As I write, I cannot hold back my tears.
Actually, if we look up Teacher's article "Position," we will understand this. No matter how the old forces interfere, they cannot jump out of Teacher's palm. The old forces are not a problem. The key point is improving our character to meet the requirements of the new universe. The great Fa is that simple and easy!
As Teacher taught in Zhuan Falun:
"Transmitting a practice that takes you to high levels--now think about it, what's that mean? Isn't it about saving people? It's saving people--you are truly cultivating yourself, and not just getting healthy or fit. It's true cultivation, so the demands on the students' character are higher."
It is more important for us to constantly eliminate our human thoughts and attachments when we disavow and deny the arrangements by the old forces. As practitioners in the Fa-rectification period, can we really do that? When all of us reach the standard of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance, the old forces, dark minions, and rotten ghosts will be entirely eradicated. All of them are demonic illusions.
I am not diligent enough, so it took me 10 years to come to this understanding of the Fa. Please point out anything improper.
December 22, 2006