Conforming to Everyday People as Much as Possible to Cultivate and Save More Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom Net) With the advancement of Fa-rectification, we should study the Fa more in order to follow the Fa-rectification progress. We should not have the thoughts that Fa-rectification is going to be finished soon, since that will stir up our human notions and bring unnecessary loss to Dafa and ourselves. The more we realize the fact that it's going to be finished soon, the more we should do what we are supposed to do. Master said:
"Consummation is the conclusion of a Dafa disciple's cultivation, while Fa-rectification is a Dafa disciple's mission. For a Dafa disciple, Consummation is only a matter of the time of return, whereas Fa-rectification is to be left for the future. The future of the cosmos that beings at different levels have seen actually doesn't exist and is an illusion. At present, humankind's every day is arranged according to Dafa's needs; Dafa disciples' performance in the human world is to be left for history. In different historic times of the future, if in the cosmos damage to Dafa occurs or when beings perform differently, how Dafa will rectify the Fa and make everything perfect and indestructible is extremely important." (What Are Supernormal Abilities, Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Now, the Dafa disciples in this Fa-rectification period have such a huge responsibility, shouldn't we perform each task well and save as many sentient beings as possible while cultivating ourselves? The kings and gods of many universes, even the more colossal and higher beings reincarnated into human society, and many people are corresponding to countless lives in an even vaster cosmos. Master said:
"With those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should always clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections. Actually, a lot of Dafa disciples say when they're clarifying the truth, 'I'm going to go clarify the truth now,' as if at that moment they're going to clarify the truth, but they don't clarify the truth normally. Saving beings should permeate every single aspect of your daily lives at this time. If you can all understand and really see its importance, I think you'll probably save more beings." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference")
We should even leave our compassion and kindness with those people whom we pass by so quickly that we don't have a chance to talk to. Don't we have a stronger predestined relationship with our family members and the people we come into contact with on a daily basis? Shouldn't we save them too? To clarify the truth to them is one aspect of saving them, but aren't our conduct and actions in our daily life another aspect of saving them?
Every Dafa disciple has a different path in cultivation, but we do have a common responsibility to save sentient beings. The entire family of some Dafa disciples practices Falun Dafa, and that makes it easier to handle some issues. Some families have only one member who practices Falun Dafa or only one member who does not practice Dafa. We will encounter unnecessary difficulties if we don't handle our family relationships well. Some fellow practitioners were arrested because of validating Dafa. Family members of one practitioner said that he was such a good person that they were compelled to get him out of wherever he was detained. Family members of another practitioner said they would leave him in detention so that they could have peace and quiet for a while.
Some fellow practitioners have a very strained family relationship. For practitioners, why do we encounter such a huge difference in our cultivation environments? Do we have problems in our hearts that have caused these differences? There is a family of four. The two children and the mother practice Dafa but the father does not. When they were arrested for validating Dafa, the father delivered food, clothes and comforters to them. He also cooked for the children after they were released. The three of them studied Fa together after the mother was released as well, but neglected the father. The father is a non-practitioner and couldn't understand it and felt lonely. The children were in their thirties and were unmarried. They isolated the father and the family began to have problems, which lasted for a while. Was the cause of the problem because of the practitioners' lack of understanding? Master said:
"When some people run into trouble, being in the middle of trouble, they say: 'Why do they treat me like this? Why aren't things going well anymore?' Let me tell you: Actually, it's not that others are treating you wrongly. The laws of the cosmos are in good order. If something is wrong on your part, you'll find that everything around you turns against you. Once you find the cause inside yourself and rectify it, you will find that everything goes smoothly again. That's usually the case." ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Singapore")
Didn't Master tell us repeatedly at various Fa conferences to cultivate among people in a way that conforms to today's society and people as much as possible? Don't we still have reasons to do this after eliminating sentimentality? We should treat our parents well, and we should treat our children well. Aren't they also sentient beings? Aren't they whom we need to save? If we do it well, they will feel it. There are practitioners whose parents don't practice, but they constantly praise their practitioner children. How could sentient beings praise us if they don't see our good behavior?
Some young practitioners don't want to get married. Their family members don't understand them and this has caused some family problems. The practitioners would say: "It's going to be over soon, I don't want to get married anymore." This idea does not conform to the Fa. Because of this, many people formed misconceptions and asked practitioners if they could not get married because they practiced Dafa.
Young practitioners, the boys or girls who are introduced to you are also sentient beings who need to be saved. They also have a predestined relationship with you. Master told us that nothing around us is accidental. One young practitioner told us that a few girls who were introduced to him now know the truth of the persecution of Dafa. Due to his personal situation (he was a student at a top notch university, and was expelled from the school and the Communist Party for validating the Fa), they only wanted to be friends with him. Nevertheless, he can still see them and clarify the truth to them.
All of the above is my personal experience. Please point it out if you see anything inappropriate.