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Taking Responsibility

October 07, 2006 |   By a practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) In my dream last night, I saw Teacher talking to many practitioners and arranging some things. Teacher's body was in poor shape due to the karma of all sentient beings that He carries, and His body was severely persecuted. Even in such condition, Teacher still paid close attention to the things that needed to be done. I also saw that practitioners' bodies were in good shape, but they are only in assisting positions, and some even looked indifferent. The thing that was being arranged in my dream was the problem of a lack of 20,000 yuan. None of the practitioners expressed a willingness to take care of it. Teacher then said, "Alright, I will take care of the 20,000 yuan." I thought: Teacher will have to suffer more for taking care of this 20,000 yuan. So I said, "Teacher, let me take care of it." Teacher looked at me and asked, "How?" Since I had no money, I replied, "I will go get loans." Teacher said nothing. I woke up still considering how to get the loans.

Teacher taught us to think of others before ourselves in all situations and to look inward when encountering anything, including conflicts that move our hearts. I realized that we practitioners have an omission as a body, which is that we have not thought of Teacher. We know that Teacher has helped us cleanse our bodies, protected us, helped us eliminate our karma, resolved karmic predestined relationships and given us countless good things. Therefore, we eventually develop a human idea: Teacher is our protecting umbrella and we always depend on him. It may be understandable when this idea appeared in the beginning stage of cultivation. However, we have gone through all these years of thunderstorms and are not in the beginning stages any longer. It is time for us to give up this human attachment.

Because of our attachment of relying on Teacher, many of us have stayed in assisting positions or been indifferent when doing Dafa work. For example, in one of the articles that I came across on the Clearwisdom website, a practitioner's young daughter saw demons arrive and told her mom about it. The practitioner told her daughter to recite, "Falun Dafa is good," whereas the little girl said that we should recite, "The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the evil is completely eliminated" instead. This was actually Teacher enlightening the practitioner through the little girl's words. The first thought of the practitioner was that she would have Teacher's protection once she said, "Falun Dafa is good." She actually shifted all the responsibility to Teacher by subconsciously thinking that Teacher was a protecting umbrella. She might not think that she herself should bravely face the evil and eliminate the evil with divine powers and righteous thoughts. If we encounter a murder, we should not flee from the crime scene, rather, we should stand up to try to stop it. We should have this kind of mentality. (Here I would like to express my appreciation to the fellow practitioner who wrote and shared that article, which benefited me.) As practitioners, we should now take a big step and get rid of this attachment to relying on Teacher. There is a fine line between human and divine thoughts.

Fa rectification has never happened before. Teacher is conducting the Fa rectification for the benefit of the future universe. What we are doing will be used as a reference in the future. It is such a great honor to be Dafa practitioners during the Fa rectification period, as we too are all part of the Fa rectification. We are envied by the universe's sentient beings. Practitioners should use their divine powers given by Teacher to eliminate the evil beings and elements interfering with the Fa rectification. This is the responsibility and obligation of Fa rectification practitioners. Teacher has been helping us, whereas we are not helping Teacher. We should do whatever Fa rectification needs unconditionally and fulfill our responsibilities in Dafa work with our greatest efforts. Teacher will be happy to see that we are more motivated and active in Fa rectification, and we will become more deserving of the title of Fa rectification practitioners.

Please kindly point out anything not in line with the Fa.