(Clearwisdom.net) During the long-drawn out evil persecution, polluted by various degenerate substances in the human world and lured by various interests, some practitioners have been dragged down and began to slack off their cultivation, although they have done many things in previous years.

Some became interested in fame or other pursuits, while claiming it was for the purpose of taking care of their families. Some even went for months without studying the Fa. Because they didn't study the Fa well and couldn't see an end to the prolonged persecution, they became deluded by various things in the human world and fell behind.

Some elderly practitioners began to think about pursuing happiness in their remaining years. Some try to find partners again after their spouses passed away. Although they still study the Fa and know Dafa is good, they are no longer clear about the purpose of cultivation.

Some think about their children's future and try to help them become famous and rich in the future. Some purchased property for their children. Some spent tens of thousands of dollars to build houses and later suffered the burden of debt, which caused unnecessary difficulty in their cultivation.

There was a woman practitioner who had previously done some coordination. However, in recent years, she became busy in her own business. When she was asked to do some Dafa work, she said she would do it after she had earned enough money for her child. Last year, she suddenly passed away.

We all know that a practitioner should always be considerate of others. Taking care of the older generations and caring for children are one's responsibility and requires money and effort. However, we should measure everything with Dafa and not be influenced by sentimentality. If taking care of one's family interferes with one's cultivation and saving sentient beings, then it may also be harmful to one's family members.

What does this have to do with Dafa's resources? Dafa's resources, just like emergency supplies, can affect many people's lives. One would be punished by law if one takes supplies for personal use that were set aside for an emergency. If a practitioner regards what he has as his own and uses all of it on his family (except the portion for normal living and necessary expenses), to some degree, isn't this using Dafa's resources for one's personal purposes? Ignoring those in danger, but taking Dafa resources for one's personal use, isn't this violating heaven's law?

Master said in his recent lecture, "What is a Dafa Disciple - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 New York Fa Conference",

“Master was a little hard on you today. It was meant to help you become more vigilant and alert. When you seek to save the world’s people, you try to get them to awaken so that you can save them. Well, you too need to get clear, to wake up. It’s a problem if you forget about your cultivation because of doing too many things. You are cultivators. I’m not talking about your past, what you once were, or what you display on the surface. I am talking about your core and the meaning of your life, the responsibility you shoulder, and your historic mission. Only thus are you truly a Dafa disciple.”

During the 12 years of exposing the persecution, steadfast Dafa practitioners have gradually become mature. They have remained diligent, while taking care of their ordinary people's responsibilities.

The cosmic changes and people's changing attitudes toward Dafa have been all validating what Master has taught us and everything is under Master's control. It has strengthened more practitioners' belief in Dafa and Master such that they have even reached the level of being free of attachment to life and death. They follow Master's teaching step by step and completely dissolve themselves into the Fa. They have dissolved their life into their responsibilities and their missions.

I hope that fellow practitioners will encourage and treasure each other. Let us walk well this last stage of our cultivation and leave no regrets on our cultivation paths.

The above is just my own understanding. Please point out anything improper.