(1) Be Keenly Aware of The Current Situation and Take Control Of Ourselves.
Recall Master's speech at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa: "Whether it's those who've had their lives taken by the evil forces, those who've been in detention centers or sentenced, ...... all of the things you've done for Dafa have established your mighty virtue. Finish up the last step. I hope that you'll do even better and truly reach Consummation!"
The issue here was how we should deal with the long-term arrangement of the "Transformation Class." Teacher said: "This undertaking has encountered huge tribulations because you coexist with the Fa during the Fa-rectification period. Never before in any historical period have people encountered such huge tribulations."(Master's speech at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa)
Therefore, our unprecedented opportunity for cultivation exists only before the conclusion of Fa-rectification. Teacher said: "Instead of [just] studying the Fa, a veteran Dafa disciple today should truly regard himself as a particle of Dafawhile studying the Fa, he should at the same time play the role of a Dafa particle. Doing something for Dafa is the same as doing something for himself." (Serious Teachings)
We had been following Teacher's guidance while facing the hardship of being stripped of personal freedom and involuntary "transformation." We did not waver due to the "transformation," and our conviction in Dafa remained unshakable. Steadfastly we acted as Dafa particles. We took responsibility for Dafa in our cultivation environment in Changzhou, in nearby areas, and beyond. We understood that the rules are totally reversed between heaven and earth when dealing with the lures of "comfortable surroundings" provided by the vile people in the human world and their "friendly" attitude. It is each and every practitioner's sacred responsibility to regard the Fa as our teacher, and make sure that the anticipated objectives of this "transformation class" are not accomplished by the prescribed date.
(2) Let Go of Thoughts of Life and Death. Suffocate Evil and Assist Teacher in Fa-rectification.
Cultivation is a process of eliminating our demonic nature and replacing it with Buddha's nature. Throughout the process of ridding the evil influence within a genuine practitioner is simultaneously the process of assisting Teacher in Fa-rectification and self-consummation. "If a cultivator can let go of the thoughts of life and death in all circumstances, evil is bound to be afraid of him. If every practitioner is able to do this, evil will itself no longer exist." (Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s))
This made me realize: Being on a hunger strike is equivalent to disagreeing with the perpetrators. If all of us refused to attend the "class" then the wicked ones would not have the opportunity to defame Dafa and the honor of our Teacher. "It is in fact time to let go of your last attachments." (Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)) We should transform this place into a place of cultivation. My fellow practitioners! Do you know who will be most sad if we cannot let go of the thoughts of life and death? Our Teacher who is waiting for us with great compassion and expectations will be most saddened. On the contrary, the evil beings will be most delighted, because that will be in complete accord with their wishes.
Dafa is solemn. Cultivation is solemn. We must be more outspoken from deep within our hearts because every genuine Dafa particles knows how to "Take every step well, and don't tarnish what you have already attained. Let the part of you that has been fully cultivated glow with an even purer brilliance." (Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s))
The above are just a few comments based on my personal experience. I look forward to your criticism so that we can advance together diligently.
December 27, 2000