Compassion is the Right State of a Cultivator
(Clearwisdom.net) In the last few days before the Olympics got underway in Beijing, CCP authorities went on a rampage and rounded up many Falun Dafa practitioners, sending them to brainwashing or detention centers. Many practitioners left their homes to avoid arrest and some suffered injuries as a result.
What happened? Many of us thought that we had shared amongst ourselves on how we can negate the arrangements of the old forces. They should have no more energy so how can they continue to persecute us? We should really think about this issue.
We all know that if practitioners are in a righteous state of being, evil forces will not dare to persecute us. They were successful because we have loopholes. Take myself as an example, for a long time, I have been very attached to checking Dynaweb to read about how the Olympics will play out and how the CCP will disintegrate, hoping that those who persecuted Dafa will perish with the Olympics. My attachments were reinforced by reading certain prophecies. Although I said that I was not attached to it, I was hoping that something bad would happen to the CCP. I realized that this is not the state of a cultivator.
Dafa practitioners are to save people compassionately; that's our only mission. Teacher is still maintaining this affair because we have not saved enough people. I was still attached to the outcome of Fa-rectification and my resentment came out. I harbored resentment towards the local 610 Office leader and staff members who are involved in the persecution. As soon as I mentioned anything to do with the CCP, I would argue with other people and sometimes I would even lose my temper. How could I save people then? How can I awaken people's conscience and kindness? In "The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos" in Hong Yin II, Teacher said, "Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in Spring." An enlightened being's compassion can encompass many cosmic bodies.
Thinking about forbearance, I thought about how I don't have patience with fellow practitioners. They are still cultivating but I wasn't able to tolerate them. Then I went to group study yesterday and discovered what I am lacking in my cultivation. In a very righteous field, if one can immerse oneself in the Fa and start to share experiences, then partitions and the inability to harmonize will be corrected. If we do not look inward, if we do not listen to what Teacher asks, we will not be able to harmonize. I realized that I was so minute and yet I was given such a glorious title, a Falun Dafa practitioner, a Falun Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period, and that of a great being who is walking a divine path. I can't let Teacher down, or I am not living up to what Teacher has given me.
As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I should live up to our vows of compassion, righteous thoughts, our mission of saving people, and our responsibilities. I realized that we should soberly and clearly walk our final path well. Teacher and all divine beings are watching us.