Thoughts on Practitioners' Shaken Faith toward Master
(Clearwisdom.net) After the recent exposure of organ harvesting from living Dafa practitioners in the Sujiatun Concentration Camp, many people, including Dafa practitioners both within China and overseas are deeply concerned. The majority of Dafa practitioners are able to actively expose and disintegrate this persecution, rescue fellow practitioners, and save sentient beings through clarifying the truth and sending forth righteous thoughts. However, there are some practitioners who cannot understand this matter clearly, causing them to lose faith in Master and Dafa, and to start forming incorrect thoughts. The fundamental cause of such behavior is the fact that they cannot perceive this persecution on the basis of Dafa. Instead, they view cultivation based on human principles.
After realizing the extent of the cruelty in Sujiatun Concentration Camp, some practitioners got carried away by human notions. Seeing how frightening and inhumane this is, they think, "How could Master allow practitioners to suffer from such persecution? Why didn't Master protect them? Doesn't Master disapprove of this persecution? Then why is such cruelty allowed to happen?" These questions, based on human notions, have led practitioners to become unable to comprehend the situation clearly, and to gradually develop skepticism toward Master. Moreover, sometimes the questions asked by some practitioners are greatly disrespectful of Master. When fellow practitioners speak these words, I feel very sad. Thinking about how much Master has silently suffered for us, and about how some practitioners still question Master when they cannot see the fundamental cause of the problem, I feel heartbroken.
Dear fellow practitioners, why can't we all abandon our human notions, abandon deviated human principles and truly think about each and every single thing that has happened during our cultivation based on the Fa? Regarding the incident at Sujiatun, based on my personal understanding at my current level, I think there are historical and personal reasons for practitioners to suffer from such cruel persecution. Speaking of historical reasons, we have all experienced descending from the cosmos level by level and the process of reincarnation for millions of years just so that we could obtain this Dafa. During this process, we created history's glory, yet we have also done many bad deeds and accumulated a great amount of karma. If we had not been lucky enough to obtain this Dafa and have Master help us to repay the karma, we would not be in the world right now.
Master said in the "Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference":
"In fact, today's human race would have been destroyed a long time ago if it weren't for the Fa-rectification. The standard of the human race's thinking is already at a level lower than hell. It's because of the Fa-rectification that I atoned for the sins of all sentient beings in the Three Realms. (Applause) So think about it, as far as our students are concerned, it was as if I scooped you out of hell back then. (Applause) I have truly borne for you the sins you committed over hundreds and thousands of years. And it doesn't stop at just that. Because of this, I will also save you and turn you into Gods. I have spared no effort for you in this process. Along with this, since you'll become Gods at levels that high, I have to give you the honors of Gods at levels that high and all the blessings that you need to have at levels that high."
Reviewing this lecture, one can feel even more deeply Master's compassion. Let's pretend, if throughout your many lifetimes you incurred debts related to many lives, after Master had already repaid many lives for you and you only needed to repay one life during this lifetime, would you still be reluctant? Are we placing our lives at a higher importance than that of Master's suffering for us? Of course, if all practitioners could be genuinely righteous in everything we do and entirely oppose the old force's arrangements, then the evil would not be able to take away anyone's life. When countless bowls of poison are being poured into Master's body because of our karma, could we still demand from Master: why can't you drink one more bowl of poison for us? Are we daring to see Master suffer for us when we are reluctant to suffer ourselves? When Master eliminates the karma for disciples it is out of his great compassion, not something that is meant to happen. As a disciple, how could we complain to Master about our sufferings that are incomparably small compared to the suffering that we are supposed to endure due to our immense karma?
Regarding the practitioners who are being persecuted to death, possibly there are historical reasons, and perhaps some practitioners have even greater tribulations. Master mentioned that during the Fa rectification period we do not acknowledge this persecution forced on us by the old forces. My personal understanding is that when Master said we do not acknowledge this persecution, it means that we do not acknowledge that the old forces are using practitioners' karma to judge them and to persecute practitioners during this critical time period of Fa rectification and saving sentient beings. During this special historical period, nothing is comparable to the needs of Fa rectification. This is why Master does not allow the old forces to test practitioners based on the former standards of the self-cultivation period, causing interference in saving sentient beings. That is to say, as practitioners, we have to genuinely do the three things well and resolve these historical grudges. Only this is truly opposing and denying this persecution and harmonizing what Master wants.
It is not that when Master speaks out and we do not approve of the old forces' test, then this or that should not happen. If that were the case, then when something does happen, we cannot understand it clearly and start questioning Master about why he is allowing this to happen. Cultivation is not easy. Even when you have done well in many areas and did not have second thoughts about your faith in Master and Dafa, if you do not enlighten thoroughly to the idea of eliminating the old forces, you could still become part of the old forces' plan. If Dafa practitioners can truly do well in every aspect of the three things Master is requiring us to do during the Fa rectification period, look and see how the situation will change.
Fellow practitioners, please be more rational. Don't let the human notions formed in your lifetime cover up your pure, true nature. Don't use your human heart to judge Dafa arbitrarily. It is okay when there are things that we do not understand. Don't think too much about it, and study the Fa more. When we upgrade our xinxing and level, all problems will be understood, because the principles at that level will be displayed right in front of your face. Never be skeptical of Dafa or disrespectful to Master, or else the old forces could destroy you.
"Even though the old forces are influencing this affair and want to do things their way, do you know something? All of the old-force beings respect me absolutely! (Applause) Even though they created some obstacles to my Fa-rectification, they've never done anything bad that directly targets me, because they respect me. (Applause. Repeated applause) So, for those students of ours who are momentarily in a fog and whose states of mind aren't right, think about it, once you become disrespectful of me, the old forces will do ruthless things to you, and they'll think that this person is just awful. Of course, they absolutely won't annihilate you right away. They'll guide you, have you see more and more false visions, make your mind less and less righteous, make your heart toward Master change in a demonic way, lead you down an evil path, and by doing so make you commit huge sins." ("Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")
Fellow practitioners, the process of Fa rectification is going at a faster rate each day. If we approach the end one day and this incorrect notion is still within us, what will be waiting for us if we do not have 100 0.000000aith in Master? Have we all thought about it? For those practitioners who lack faith in Master and are still holding on to human notions with one hand and to godhood with the other, you must be alert now. When the true manifestation of Dafa is displayed in the human world, it will be too late to regret it. Treasure this opportunity that comes once in millions of years, and use your time well to fulfill your duties. In the near future, we will become the most glorious beings because we followed our honorable Master in Fa rectification.
My level is limited, and I sincerely ask practitioners to compassionately point out any personal understandings that are incorrect.