Completely Opposing Everything Arranged By the Evil Old Forces
(Clearwisdom.net) To date, the Fa rectification of the Universe's Law has entered the final and critical stage. It's all Dafa disciples' responsibility to fully meet the requirements of Dafa, creatively honor our great historical obligation and leave behind a great historical record, so that the future universe is equipped with non-perishable ability and Dafa disciples can complete our final path towards Consummation.
As Dafa practitioners, by stepping out to expose the evil and clarify the truth, we are completing our final cultivation process leading towards Consummation.
As Dafa practitioners, we should keep our determined righteous thoughts from being swayed, even at the cost of our lives.
As Dafa practitioners, the Fa rectification is our historical obligation, and our pre-historic commitment.
Being the gods that have participated in the Fa rectification, we are unmovable and indestructible.
As Dafa particles, we are bestowed with the purest, strongest and most comprehensive qualities by Dafa, and can rectify all that is not righteous and eradicate all the evil.
"A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are 'reformed' and those who are being saved can only be beings deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa's mighty virtue is established." ("Dafa is Indestructible"). I believe we must bear Teacher's articles in mind. What are righteous thoughts then? If we always have Fa in mind whenever we face tests, that is the strongest righteous thought.
Now, we should be even more clear that we are making advancement in the course of dismantling evil arrangements by the evil forces of the old universe. All of us Dafa disciples should always retain mighty righteous thoughts, study the Fa conscientiously, dispel the influence of karma and notions that have not been removed from our human surface, overcome the degenerated thoughts which negatively tolerate the evil forces, and recognize the issue's nature but not be fooled by the illusion. If our righteous thoughts are not sufficiently strong, we may easily become skeptical about the current harsh situation on the surface, as if the arrangements of the evil forces had not been abolished, which, as a matter of fact, is not true.
In fact, none of the evil arrangements by the evil forces has actualized. What they have achieved is only partial damage, or destruction of certain beings (in most cases, it's a result of those beings' inherent problems). However, what Teacher, Dafa, and Dafa disciples have done has completely dismantled their evil arrangements:
Teacher spent nine months enduring the essence of the massive catastrophe on behalf of the disciples. Consequently, the evil forces' attempt to destroy Dafa disciples in the beginning of the vicious test was totally dismantled.
Dafa disciples have stepped forward with determination to expose the evil and clarify the truth. Consequently, the evil forces' attempt to ruin Dafa disciples as they passively endured the persecution totally collapsed.
In stepping forward to expose the evil and clarify the truth, Dafa disciples always displayed mighty true compassion and forbearance, and have moved beings of all levels. The evil forces' attempt to massively slaughter Dafa disciples was aborted (the evil forces had planned to slaughter up to a million Dafa practitioners). Now the evil forces can only kill Dafa practitioners secretively, and do not dare to acknowledge it. Although their conduct is the most despicable and vicious, the facts exposed will awaken the sentient beings, including some participating in the persecution.
Dafa disciples always follow Teacher's requirements "Validate the Fa with reason, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and offer people salvation with benevolence. (Rationality)" in participating in the Fa rectification. The evil forces' attempt to destroy the beings by manipulating the beings to participate in persecuting Dafa and Dafa disciples totally collapsed.
The evil forces have gone crazy, and have directly become involved in the persecution against Dafa and Dafa practitioners. They created large amounts of evil elements and have arranged and controlled other beings to persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners, and even used Dafa disciples' karma and human notions on the surface to destroy their righteous thoughts. Now, the widespread brainwashing classes held across China are their last frenzy. However, "Dafa disciples have already been bringing their supernormal abilities into full play in Fa-rectification." Dafa disciples already equipped with Dafa particles' abilities are indestructible. So long as we, at every single moment, keep reinforcing our mighty righteous thoughts, we can rapidly clean out the residual evils, offer salvation to more beings, and create a more magnificent history!
When we, following the Fa-rectification progress, eventually completely dismantle all evil arrangements of the evil forces, the day will also arrive that the Fa-rectification in the human world comes to a conclusion. In "Annotation to the Last Three Paragraphs of the Plum Blossom Poem," Teacher clearly indicated that the day would not be far away. However, cultivation is a serious issue. We should steadfastly finish our final journey. Any slackness or conduct not conforming to the Fa rectification's requirements may be used by the ever crazier evils. Though the Universe's Great Law is indestructible, we, as individual cultivators in the course of cultivation, must be strict with ourselves. Otherwise, our cultivation may end up in vain because of a single mistake. Next are some of my personal views regarding some cases that I know, just for your reference.
1. Dafa disciples who can control themselves with their godly part (well-cultivated portion)
Basically, these disciples have put aside their human notions, shaken off everyday people's bonds, and fully committed themselves to assisting Teacher in the Fa- rectification. However, there's always room to further cultivate in Dafa and there are higher standards for these disciples, which is also Teacher's benevolence and honor of those disciples. Being Dafa particles and gods, we should be "selfless and always considerate to others," and consider matters comprehensively and with maturity and patience. Then we can better understand the arrangements of the Fa-rectification process and minimize the damage caused to Dafa. Though the attitude of "I am not afraid" is important, selfless rationality, wisdom, and compassion are higher requirements. At the same time, we should firmly reject the evil's arrangements. When faced with the evil, a firm belief in and manifestation of Dafa disciples' indestructible abilities will produce miracles.
2. Disciples who have not yet been able to well use their godly part in rectifying the Fa
These disciples are actively doing a great amount of work in the Fa-rectification, and displaying a firm existence of Dafa in the human world. However, since the evil forces have gone crazy, if you do not destroy them, they will persecute you by all means. Therefore, those disciples must recognize the importance of eradicating the evil with righteous thoughts in Fa-rectification. In fact, it's never a minor issue whether to use righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil or not. At the current stage of Fa-rectification, it is a matter of believing or not believing in Dafa, and also a path towards Consummation that cannot be omitted. Therefore, we will be consummating into great gods in full consciousness. Without eradicating the evil with righteous thoughts, how can we possibly achieve Consummation? Do you still imagine reaching Consummation all of a sudden? If that's the case, there will be a big problem - are you still yourself? Our Teacher is truly consummating us completely and then sending us back to our original magnificent place. Today's eliminating the evil with righteous thoughts is also an essential cultivation phase of our actual Consummation. In addition, the evil will not ignore disciples who cannot use their righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil. What the evil is most fearful of and tries to hide from are the disciples who can eliminate the evil with determined righteous thoughts. What they always tries to attack and corrupt are the disciples whose godly part is insufficient.
"The Fa rectifies the Cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated." and "The Fa rectifies Heaven and Earth, immediate retribution in this lifetime." are the Fa-rectifying verses that Teacher taught us and are indestructibly mighty. Always recite the verses and maintain mighty righteous thoughts. Then, evils in other dimensions will be destroyed in large numbers. Make sure to actively eradicate the evil with righteous thoughts. Especially in the face of the evils' persecution, righteous thoughts are key to passing the tests. Do not wait until the last minute to send forth righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil because the ability was developed in daily cultivation and Fa-rectifying activities. If you have fear in your mind or think of getting around the persecution when faced with evil, you are still human. You may make it a couple of times. But the evil will not ignore you if you have not met the standard. Don't forget that we are cultivators in essence and must meet a cultivator's requirements. Otherwise, Consummation cannot be achieved no matter how much work we do.
For the practitioners who are imprisoned, their staunch faith in Dafa is essential to thwart the tests set by the evils. "Even if a Dafa cultivator truly casts off his human skin during the persecution, what awaits him is still Consummation." (Dafa is Indestructible) However, we must be clear that the better path of cultivation for us is to make the best use of everything we have, including our physical bodies, to validate Dafa and to participate in the elimination of the evils during the Fa rectification process. If we guide ourselves with the side we have cultivated well, our hearts and even our physical bodies will be able to fly out of the internment. The sacrosanctity of Dafa is not just empty talk, it's the unassailable reality of the universe. We practitioners must validate it with our lives [if necessary], because we have made this solemn pledge long ago in a prehistoric time. Let's be absolutely clear in our understanding and belief: Dafa practitioners are divine beings, and ordinary people simply cannot persecute divine beings.
3. The practitioners who dare not step forward or who do not strive forward vigorously
For those who have obtained Dafa, deep down they would not likely want to abandon it. However, it is a most grievous infliction to heavenly laws if one cannot validate Dafa after obtaining it. They will face the most regrettable consequences. Cultivation is such a serious matter. It is no accident that one obtains the Fa. All the practitioners who obtained the Fa during this Fa rectification period had made the pledge before Teacher and all the gods in the universe. Today Teacher has completed everything for us far exceeding what we deserve. What excuses do we have to renege on the solemn pledge we once made. In fact, everything will be realized eventually, but the consequence of reneging on the pledge is not what Teacher and all the practitioners want to see. I do not feel that I am making a threat here. No matter how we talk about the pledge, it is impossible to express how majestic and solemn it is. I merely attempt to point out its seriousness using human language. The practitioners who once practiced and should still be practicing together with me, please wake up! Why get saddled with endless pain and profound regrets just for a flitting moment of peace.
All practitioners, including those who dare not step forward or who do not strive forward vigorously, have a side that has been cultivated well. The cultivated side failed to manifest itself only because of the restraint they put on it. Who said that you should be arrested, beaten and imprisoned if you step out? That is the degenerate notion of the old forces, which are being eliminated through the enormous valor and sacrifice of countless practitioners. The true Fa and the reality of the universe are such that we must step out to validate Dafa, and let the side we have cultivated guide us well; then the evils will not be able to persecute us. On the contrary, they themselves will be eliminated. What awaits you is the majestic mighty virtue you have so established, and life's eternal glory -- consummation.
Why get so attached to this physical body? As a matter of fact, we all know that within the entity of our lives, the physical body in the Triple World is as insignificant as a mere drop in the ocean, discarding it is akin to washing off a layer of dirt. Can it not be left to validate the Fa? Is it worth sacrificing your main Yuan Shen [spirit] for such a plebeian attachment? Besides, I believe no one who was persecuted to death in the process of Fa rectification has truly died; the laws of the universe won't allow it. Some of them would have consummated with their Benti. Do you want to wait until the truth is evident and have lost all rays of hope to understand? What would be the use then?
4. The practitioners who were forced to go astray
For those who went to the opposite side of their own accord and helped the evils persecute the Fa, they are irredeemable. Many of them went astray because their cultivated side was not strong enough and their human side became subjugated by the evils. Whatever they think and say are undoubtedly evil, as they are completely under the control of the evils.
Teacher does not recognize the evils' arrangement, neither should we practitioners. However, we have a duty to save the practitioners who have gone astray. The privileged practitioners among us should help them get on course. The side of their original nature is crying for our help; we must use the ability we possess to eliminate the evil that is controlling them, and use our boundless benevolence to melt away the evil shell enveloping them. When their main spirits awaken and begin to purge the evil thoughts, they will be salvageable. It is also part and parcel of the Fa rectification process, as the awakening of the strayed practitioners constitutes a fatal blow to the evil forces, rendering their arrangement null and void.
When saving these practitioners we should maintain strong righteous thoughts at all times to continually eliminate the evil beings that control them. We should not have any undue attachment; otherwise instead of achieving our objectives we might be subjected to interference by the evil. After all, it depends on the practitioners themselves to get on course; we can only do our best to help them.
The above is only my personal understanding. Different people are under different circumstances; there is no example to follow in cultivation. "Follow the Fa" is the only guarantee to reach consummation.
I think that we practitioners should be firm in our belief: the situation for Dafa and the practitioners will become better as Fa rectification progresses. It is the degenerate notion of the universe that the situation will become much worse. To accept this notion is to tolerate the evil. I remember Teacher once said: "Moreover, all people with righteous thoughts--and I'm not referring to our students--all everyday people with righteous thoughts are standing up against this. This is because the evil was restraining people before, and after the evil was eliminated, people became clearheaded and now they're reconsidering and reevaluating all these. The lies and fabrications will all be exposed one by one." (Lecture at Western US cultivation experience sharing conference). This is the true law of the universe. Besides, amidst the Fa rectification, apart from the manifestations in the human world, the arrangement of the evils is being demolished in succession exactly according to what Teacher said. But the remaining evil forces are stubbornly holding on to their old notion, moving to the opposite side of Dafa with the intent to carry on with their evil tests, contrary to everything Teacher told them to do. It severely interferes with the practitioners' righteous belief in the Fa and dashes all sentient beings' hope for salvation. We Dafa practitioners must not go along with the degenerate notions and the arrangements of the old forces. We must firmly believe in the true law of the universe and do our best to help to bring it to fruition. Because, regardless, it is the thing we should do in Fa rectification. Due to the interference of the old evil forces, the change for the better in human society will be delayed, and more beings will be destroyed during Fa rectification. However, the arrangement of the evils can never be accepted, and we Dafa practitioners' understanding of the future must be in accordance with the true laws of the universe.
We firmly believe that, with the advance of Fa rectification, people will become more clearheaded, and the evil will be progressively weakened (on the surface, it may appear to be more wanton, in actuality their wantonness is merely a symptom of their weakness). We firmly believe the evils will be completely eliminated in the not too distant future; we will continue to validate the Fa and save people in such an adverse environment until we reach consummation.