Finding Our Correct Position
(Clearwisdom.net) When I visited the Minghui (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) website, I saw Master's new article "Clarification." After reading it, I thought, "How come we practitioners keep on making the same mistakes!" Although Master had no words of reprimand in his new article, this does not mean that we should treat the matter lightly. If we are easily moved by any movement or incidents in the human world, that is not correct behavior for a practitioner. Although many activities in the human world are to resist and protest the persecution by the Communist regime, this must not become a practitioners' movement. The responsibility of a practitioner is to clarify the facts and save sentient beings, and we should not have any other attachments. If we are attached to these activities in the human world, then, in reality, we do not have a good understanding of the fundamental reason why the evil is persecuting practitioners. It is also a reflection that we still have attachments that we have yet to let go of.
We know that in the past when we had attachments towards any of the activities in the human world, and this became a phenomenon on a wide scale, the evil old forces used this as an excuse to persecute us and even took the lives of practitioners. All these lessons should have been enough warning for us. This time the title of Master's article is "Clarification." Do we only get rid of our attachments after Master personally makes a clarification?
But let's look at the three things that we should be doing and putting forth our efforts to do. We are not very enthusiastic about these things. For example, Master mentioned many times the importance of spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and that if spread widely it will help to eradicate the evil beings. But we did not keep it up and do it with enthusiasm. Divine Performing Arts' Chinese Spectacular has been performing overseas all the while and saving sentient beings on a large scale. The "Minghui Weekly" has also published many experience sharing articles by practitioners in China helping to promote the Chinese Spectacular. Furthermore, this form of "truth clarification" has been affirmed by and participated in by Master. But we did not do it well. Some practitioners feel that the activities of non-practitioners are beneficial with regard to stopping the persecution. This complies with their attachments and makes them very enthusiastic about certain activities. But they did not calm down and think whether about these things are in compliance with the requirements of the Fa. Once we see the movements in the human world progress and gain popularity, we will be excited and take part with enthusiasm and help to promote them. We have completely walked into the thinking of non-practitioners and forgotten our fundamental mission.
With Fa-rectification at its current stage, we should understand from our hearts what we are here for, what we should do, and how we should to do it. We should find our correct positions and cultivate away our attachments. We should offer salvation to sentient beings with a pure heart. These are the issues we should be paying attention to and putting our hearts into.
Fellow practitioners, we should not cause Master to worry about us by letting such incidents happen again. We should become more mature in our cultivation.