(Clearwisdom.net) I was deeply touched when I read "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.," "A little while back a lot of students were thinking: "The Chinese Communist Party is going to hold its 16th Congress soon. If that head demon in China, that wretch of the earth, steps down, then won't our Dafa's good name be restored? Who'd want to inherit that burden...But if everybody thinks that way, then what kind of situation will there be among the larger group of Dafa disciples? It'll be a major disruption, a strong attachment..." Looking at Teacher's article, I analyzed myself and saw I also had this kind of thinking. Minghui had published practitioners' articles on this issue, but I feel we didn't pay enough attention.

I realized that my most fundamental attachment is the attachment to the end [of persecution]. Since the persecution first began, I have been thinking about the end of persecution and what time Dafa's reputation would be restored. Whenever something happens in the ordinary human society, human notions would pop up such as my attachment to spring and autumn. Later, I grew attached to the "42 months" mentioned in the Revelation of the Bible, and then I was attached to the 16th Congress. The result of every attachment was that everything developed in the opposite direction than I had expected.

Looking back, I realized that Teacher has been doing away with our attachments in his lectures for nearly a year, and the scriptures became more and more clear. Teacher said, "Absolutely don't think about any favors the old forces might do for us, or about how the ordinary society might help us." "Poison is just poisonous, and if you want it to stop being poisonous it can't do that. So when you look at it that way, we shouldn't have any fantasies about the evil forces and those evil people who are persecuting Dafa." "Since you're Dafa disciples, you shouldn't put your hopes in so-called "natural" changes, external changes, changes in the ordinary society, or in some favors that someone might do for us." "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A."

Cultivators all know that an attachment to the end [of the persecution] is an attachment, however, sometimes we can't help but ask, "How do we eliminate this attachment? How do we solve the omission in our whole body in order to improve as a whole?" My personal understanding is this:

Study the Fa more. First, understand it from the perspective of Fa principles. Individual practitioners should look inward and so should the whole body. During Fa conferences and the exchanges among fellow practitioners it may be more thorough and deeper when we understand the issue in a larger situation. Fellow practitioners inside and outside China, as well as incarcerated practitioners, should communicate as much as the conditions allow.

Secondly, maybe we should bring common issues existing among practitioners to the attention of Minghui and Clearwisdom, to remind practitioners of our shortcomings, help each other in Fa study and cultivation, exchange and improve, so that we pay more attention.

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