My Thoughts on “Watch Out for Breeding Demons in One's Own Mind”
(Clearwisdom.net) It is very rare for Teacher to make a comment on our articles, let alone publish His comment as an article. Despite a busy schedule, Teacher still paid attention to our article submissions and provided guidance. This goes to show how much Teacher cherishes us and how much compassion He has for us. It is an honor for us to be with Teacher in the Fa-rectification period. The article is also a way for Teacher to protect us on our journey in Fa-rectification.
Teacher lectures on the great Fa of the universe with the entire universe as the audience. Normally Teacher will only publish a new article when there is a commonly shared problem among us in order to rectify our problem or the direction we were going. With that in mind, I don't think this article is meant only for the group of practitioners that submitted articles to Minghui/Clearwisdom.
Teacher said, “The only one who can guide Dafa disciples’ progress is Master.” (“Watch Out for Breeding Demons in One's Own Mind”) Teacher has reminded us that He is the only one that can guide our cultivation, not any individual practitioner who has enlightened to the Fa at his or her level or seen anything with his or her celestial eye. We may exchange our respective cultivation insights, but such insights are only attained via enlightening to the Fa and cultivating solidly. Studying the Fa well is the only fundamental guarantee for reaching Consummation.
Teacher said, “Whatever it is that you encounter, the first thought should be to scrutinize yourself, and it’s called 'looking within.'” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”) With this in mind, Teacher's new article “Watch Out for Breeding Demons in One's Mind” has everything to do with each and every disciple. While we are doing the three things, we must watch out not to become self-promoters or breed demons in our minds. “Otherwise, even if they are doing good things, gods will still look down on them.” (“Watch Out for Breeding Demons in One's Own Mind”) Meanwhile, we must keep in mind: “The only one who can guide Dafa disciples’ progress is Master.”
When I first read this new article, I found it incredible that some individual fellow practitioners have gone so far astray. How did they become like this? Their egos have inflated to such an extent to worry Teacher. It was my second thought to search within and ask if I had the same attachment. But the search only scratched the surface—I was somewhat nonchalant. I didn't try to reflect upon the article in tranquility. This goes to show that I have not cultivated solidly.
I then studied “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference.” I realized we will only be walking on a righteous path if whatever we may see, write, or do complies with the standard of the Fa and serves the purpose of validating the Fa.
This concludes my humble insights on the subject. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate you might find.