When I Developed the Thought "I Am a Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciple"
(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York," "'Dafa disciple'... 'Dafa disciple,' what does being a 'Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciple' mean? It is the foremost title and the most magnificent being in the cosmos."
During morning practice yesterday, I developed a thought from deep within my heart: "I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple." When this thought came into my mind, I felt that my body, my energy, and my righteous thoughts were all expanding and enlarging. I realized that Teacher was giving me hints and helping me rise to higher levels in my understanding of the Fa and xinxing. I felt at that moment that a lot of my attachments were suddenly eliminated, and I experienced the feeling of "Duzun (incomparably noble)" (from the verse of "Buddha Stretching a Thousand Arms," The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa ) and looking down from high above.
I suddenly understood that any being in the cosmos endowed with the title of "Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple" is simultaneously endowed with the foremost responsibility in the cosmos as well, and that is to help Teacher with Fa-rectification and save sentient beings. As I had the thought, "I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple," I also felt the grave responsibility. I truly felt that.
After establishing in my mind my identity as a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple during the sitting meditation, I was in tears. I felt regret and sadness about those aspects of my cultivation where I fell short of the requirements of the Fa. I also felt sad that I had said and done things that were not up to the expectations of Teacher, Dafa, and sentient beings. At the same time, I developed faith and confidence in my ability to advance diligently.
The ultimate goal of cultivation is to achieve consummation. My prior understanding was that I could achieve consummation as long as I cultivated myself well. There might be some truth in that, but my new understanding is that I must do all the Three Things well in order to achieve consummation and return home with Teacher. Based on this current understanding, it is much more clear that saving sentient beings is my responsibility. It is the responsibility that all Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples must assume and only Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples can assume and are entitled to assume. This is the essence of the deep and profound meaning of the title "Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple."
Teacher said in answer to a disciple's question in "Fa Teaching Given at the Fa Conference Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Minghui Website's Founding,"
"Many Dafa disciples came from high planes, and some are from very high planes; and indeed, Fa-rectification has been completed in those places. One can foresee what things will be like when a Dafa disciple completes his cultivation, as Master has been helping him to reconcile and perfect things during the Fa-rectification process. But if somewhere along the way this Dafa disciple fails to cultivate that high, then that [corresponding] world will disintegrate and one will be developed and reconciled for him anew at whatever height he has been able to cultivate to. If in the end the person is not able to complete his cultivation, then there will be nothing, and there will not be a cosmic body for him in the future, nor will there be a place for him; all that he had represented will cease to exist, and he will be exactly like an ordinary person."
From reading this paragraph of Fa, I realized that those practitioners who have not come out to do the three things are not living up to the title of "Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples" and that they are truly in jeopardy. The danger could be due to the practitioner enlightening on an evil path, falling back into an ordinary person's way of life, or facing different kinds of persecution. I know one fellow practitioner who always studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts but did not dare to go out to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. This practitioner is now being persecuted and is on the verge of losing his life.
For Falun Dafa practitioners now, it is not enough to merely hold the understanding that "I am a Dafa disciple." If they can become clear about their title as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, they would have a new feeling and a new understanding. This title is an incomparable honor and glory endowed by Teacher, and the title comes with corresponding profound and critical responsibilities.
I have come to the understanding that we should do the Three Things well and that our responsibilities and our consummation all depend on it. Let's cherish this special opportunity that we have waited countless years for. Let's be more clear about the profound meaning and responsibilities we have as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples and do our best to save more sentient beings.