Where Is Dafa's Mighty Power From?
(Clearwisdom.net) Some practitioners think, “All the evil people have the characteristics of being bullies, as well as the 610 Office officials and the police officers. They especially persecute practitioners who have no social connections or status, and those who obey or cooperate with them.” I think this is a human notion. Among the persecuted practitioners, some have high social status and backgrounds, and some are highly educated. During the period when the persecution escalated, we all observed that practitioners, regardless of their social status and background, were persecuted. The only way to defeat the evil is through the mighty righteous thoughts from the Fa. Because the persecution comes from the evil in other dimensions, they would not treat some practitioners differently than others because of their social status or background.
When I shared with other practitioners, I said more than once that when a practitioner with good finances and upper-class status clarifies the truth to people, it is easier for people to accept. Most of the practitioners agreed. One practitioner said, “When I clarified the truth with my bicycle beside me, even kind people persuaded me not to persist, but when I clarified the truth with my BMW X5 automobile beside me, the police officers were nice to me.” Another practitioner said, “The sentient beings who have been poisoned by the communist culture are pitiable. If we want to save them, we must stand straight.” So they called for other practitioners to “pay attention to presenting Dafa's magnificence and power.”
Yes, we must manifest Dafa's mighty power. But I don't think these sharings are about Dafa's power. To some extent, it is about clarifying the truth while conforming to everyday peoples' perceptions. The Fa permits or requires us to do that which helps the effect of clarifying the truth. But to truly manifest Dafa's mighty power, it requires fundamental improvement from the Fa. Master said,
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate.” ("Also in a Few Words" from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
That is the true presentation of Dafa's mighty power.
Imagine an uneducated person from a lower class gaining diamond-like indestructible righteous thoughts and compassion through cultivation. When a practitioner faces a high-ranking official or a wealthy person, he/she has no thoughts about class, but faces the person to eliminate the person's unrighteous elements. Do the sentient beings in front of the practitioner have other choices except to be saved?
Doesn't this manifest Dafa's power? Would the evil dare to persecute the practitioner due to his lower status or background?
We must not be weak, but stand tall. However, we must remember that only through studying the Fa well and solidly improving ourselves in the Fa can we truly stand up and achieve what Master told us,
“If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary—the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!” ("Cautionary Advice," from Essentials for Further Advancement)