(Clearwisdom.net) Recently I watched the first performance, "The Creation," of the Divine Performing Arts show on DVD. Gods from different cosmoses swore in front of the Lord of Buddhas to follow him into the human world to save the cosmos and sentient beings. I was reminded of a DVD that I once watched:"The Eternal Story," which was similar. In the program illustration, one sentence affected me the most. It said something to the effect of: "They reminded each other that if someone got lost among the human beings, they must wake him up."

Looking back at our 16-year path of cultivation, practitioners as a whole have not disappointed the sentient beings. With Teacher's help, we have cultivated diligently and steadfastly despite the tribulations we have faced. I know a practitioner who had a good job and income. When the persecution began, her manager asked her, "Do you want to have Falun Gong or your job?" With no hesitation, she chose the former and kept diligently progressing. She was over fifty years old. Riding her bicycle, she visited each and every market in the county to give people the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, tell people the facts about Falun Gong, and urge people to quit the CCP and its associated organizations. In a good week, she got around 120 people to quit. In a slower week, she got 40 to 50 people to quit. In the past two years, she has gotten roughly seven to eight thousand people to quit the CCP and its associated organizations.

On the other hand, there are practitioners around us who began cultivating before July 20, 1999 who have given up on cultivation because of their fear or other attachments. Some practitioners would do the three things, but infrequently. They spend most of their time on ordinary people's businesses. Some stopped doing the exercises and became lazy, and some stopped going to group Fa-study.

Teacher had told us a long time ago, "There is no precondition for practicing cultivation." (Zhuan Falun), and "Cultivate Dafa with all your heart, Nothing could be more important." ("Gaining the Fa," Hong Yin)

Some practitioners treat cultivation, such a serious and glorious matter, as just another thing in ordinary society. Some veteran practitioners have cultivated for many years, but they still don't realize that the end of the Fa rectification period is close, and it is critical to keep pace with Fa-rectification and follow Teacher to Consummation. Their minds are filled with thoughts about how to make more money, fix up their houses, or live better.

After millions of years of reincarnation and waiting, the long-awaited Dafa and remaking of the universe is finally happening. However, many practitioners have gotten lost in ordinary people's fame, self-interest, and emotions. Teacher has pulled us out of hell and shouldered so much for us. Have we done well enough so that we are not letting him down? Are we meeting the sentient beings' expectations?

Teacher does not want to leave any disciple behind. In order to save more sentient beings and help more disciples catch up and reach Consummation, Teacher has kept postponing the end of the Fa-rectification period. Fellow practitioners, let us be diligent and not miss this last opportunity.