(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher's Fa-rectification is close to the end, however some fellow practitioners are still heavily attached to the sentimentality in human society. Some practitioners have prominent attachments to their spouses and children. They can't live without them, and do not hesitate to spend a great amount of time and energy to maintain such sentimentality and mutual benefits. Sometimes they are immobilized by their dear ones, and are unable to fully utilize their own conditions to validate Dafa and save sentient beings. This causes one's practice to suffer a serious loss without being aware of it.

This evil persecution has lasted for eleven years. During these eleven years of counter-persecution, we have faced violence, even life and death, but have arrived to the present in an open and honorable way. Without depending on any government or individual in the human world, what we rely on is the faith in Dafa. Humanity would not exist by now if Teacher did not rectify the Fa.

So, Dafa practitioners today still put hope in the lives and survival of their family members. They are heavily attached to sentimentality, to the fear of losing family members, and to the fear of the sentiments and benefits of their families being affected. They use ordinary methods to consider their feelings, instead of compassionately considering their future, and letting them benefit from seeing Dafa's beauty. Actually, this is being irresponsible to them.

Teacher said:

"Those who are attached to affection for family will definitely be burned, entangled, and tormented by it. Pulled by the threads of affection and plagued by them throughout their lives, they will find it too late to regret at the end of their lives." ("Cultivators' Avoidances" Essentials for Further Advancement)

A Dafa cultivator is selfless and considers others first. If because of one's worry or sentiment to family members and loss of benefits, a Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioner slacks off in validating Dafa and saving people, and eventually fails to fulfill his prehistoric pledge, the result will be fearful both to him and his family members.

In the initial period of the persecution, I heard a story about cultivation from a fellow practitioner: In the past a woman cultivated with single-hearted devotion, and succeeded in cultivation and was about to ascend to heaven. When she had just lifted off, she suddenly heard her mother crying and shouting on the ground: "Daughter, are you so cruel-hearted as to leave without looking at me?" The lady was led by sentiment for a while and could not help but turn her head to see her mother. As soon as she turned her head, she saw that her mother had suddenly turned into a big devil, with a fierce look, grinning fiendishly, and said: "I am a demon, I'm here especially to pull you down." The lady fell down and, as a result, many years of cultivation effort vanished into thin air.

If we do not pay great attention to abandon our sentimentality, and can't achieve the realm of complete selflessness and infinite mercy, then perhaps the evil will pull us down with sentimentality at the last moment, getting at us through our family member' misfortunes. Teacher said in Zhuan Falun:

"Cultivation practice must take place through tribulations so as to test whether you can part with and care less about different kinds of human sentimentality and desires. If you are attached to these things, you will not succeed in cultivation." (Zhuan Falun, 2000 version)

The Fa principles are in front of us. Whether we are able to be responsible to our practice and to our family members' salvation all depends on whether we can act according to Dafa's requirements.