Practitioners Who Want to Leave China
(Clearwisdom.net) Since last summer, several practitioners talked about leaving China. They are of different mind, but all want to go abroad. Therefore, I wish to discuss this issue.
The reasons why they want to go to foreign shores are manifold. Some feel that they haven't done well in assisting Master during this Fa-rectification period and they are discontented. They think that they will do better on the other side of the ocean. Some think that they can sing or dance, which in their eyes is of greater importance to the Fa-rectification. There are others who think that the evil environment makes it difficult to be diligent. They think that in the free environment of a foreign country the cultivation problems will be less intensive. But, from what I can see, all the reasons are based on the attachment to selfishness.
It is no secret that the main body of the Fa-rectification is in Mainland China. Many Chinese were deeply poisoned by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda and slander. They could be the King of a far away Universe. There are 1.3 billion people in China. Yet fewer than one hundred million people have announced on the Web their withdrawal from the CCP and its related organizations. This means that they need us to save them. This is Mainland Chinese practitioners' responsibility.
In my opinion, if there is not some special circumstance, we must assist Master in his Fa-rectification effort in China. We should fully use our abilities in this environment where there are so many people to save. It is the path we have chosen such a long time ago.
"Whether you're in China or outside of China, how you perform is the same; there's just the same difference in whether you step forward or aren't able to step forward, and how much effort you give to this matter of Fa-rectification." ("Lecture at the Great Lakes Conference in North America").
We also know that a practitioner has tribulations and tests wherever he/she is. To do well, we need to study the Fa diligently, look inside, cultivate ourself, and let go of attachments. There is no shortcut. We should forge ahead and do the three things well. We should do everything as a Dafa practitioner. Not studying the Fa diligently means that we would be doing Dafa work as non-practitioners.
The above is my understanding. If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out.