Who Does the Meal Belong to?
(Clearwisdom.net) One day, an angry Brahmin rushed into Kalandaka Venuvana [a residence where Buddha Shakyamuni and his disciples lived] berating others. He was furious that all his kinsmen had converted and became monks under the Buddha.
The Buddha listened to his unreasonable attack quietly. When the man calmed down a little, the Buddha said to him,"Brahmin, your house occasionally has visitors, doesn't it?"
"Of course, Gautama. Is there any need to ask this question?"
"Then, Brahmin, do you feed your visitors occasionally?"
"Guatama, yes, that's for sure."
"Brahmin, if the visitor does not take it, who will the meal belong to?"
"If he does not eat it, the meal belongs to me again."
The Buddha looked at him with mercy for a while, and then said, "Brahmin, you said many malicious things in front of me today. But I won't take them. So your unreasonable attack belongs to you. Brahmin, if I talk back when I am being scolded, it is just like the host and the visitor having a meal together. Therefore, I do not take the meal."
From this story, I realized a key issue in ending the persecution of Falun Dafa. The evil's interference to Fa-rectification and the persecution of Dafa disciples belong to the evil and the persecutors. Master said,
"Whatever human beings do, they're doing it to themselves. Persecuting Dafa disciples is in fact the persecutors persecuting themselves. That is something determined by the nature of the cosmos." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference")
As practitioners, the phrase "Xian Shi Xian Bao" ("Immediate Retribution in this Lifetime") in Fa-rectification means we do not accept the persecution, and thoroughly negate the persecution!
If we truly understand this Fa and act according to the Fa, the evil will meet its end immediately.
September 15, 2007