(Minghui.org) I have noticed that some practitioners focus on the 2012 issue and warn others of doing anything that can “risk” their cultivation at this last stage of Fa-rectification, such as getting married. It seems like some practitioners believe that they can cover up their underlying attachments by avoiding “risks” of falling down. It is my understanding that if our thoughts are not in line with the Fa we will look outside and use more of a human mindset in cultivation. Marriage belongs in human life and depends on each person's yuanfen (fate), so we should not be concerned with others' yuanfen. There is no shortcut in genuine cultivation and the attachment to time must also be eliminated. Furthermore, Master's Fashen and all the gods can clearly see our thoughts so there is no such thing as covering up our attachments.

As for the specific 2012 issue and if Fa-rectification will end in 2012, my understanding from Master is that the Fa-rectification was supposed to last from 1992-2012, but it has been delayed a little:

“During the first ten years, Master would do Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples would cultivate during the Fa-rectification period; during the latter ten years the future people would obtain the Fa. Then it would enter the new era, and at that time the new future would begin. But I've revealed this because things have changed, although not too much. Don't get too happy about this. Those of you who haven't done well, in particular, should know that time is pressing. Don't think about anything else.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference,” July 2001)

We can from Master's words see that the original 1992-2012 Mayan prophecies were correct at the outset of Fa-rectification, but things have now changed - but not too much. Paying attention to these words of Master's, I think that the best thing we can do is to be as diligent as possible and really make up our minds to cultivate until the end, no matter which year it may end. The attachment to time is a very dangerous attachment.

At my level I understand that the prophesied disasters can be largely avoided in those regions where we do well in truth clarification since those sentient beings can be saved by Master. We know that Dafa disciples are the only hope of salvation for the local people in different regions and therefore we must put forth our greatest effort to save as many sentient beings as possible and do the three things well.

Master said:

“Dafa disciples are now the hope of salvation for the people of each region. Having reached this point today, mankind’s history has entered its culminating stage.” ("Fa Teaching Given at the Fa Conference Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Minghui Website's Founding,” 2009)

One day a colleague of mine came up to me and said that he had had a vivid dream during the night. In the dream he and many other people were under threat from a huge wave threatening to kill everyone in our city. High up in the sky I was following a person with very strong, shining light around him. Master (my interpretation) and I were trying to send down a cable to save the people in my region by pulling them up to higher levels where the wave could not do harm to them. My colleague told me: “Please save us, you must save us from destruction, it must be you who does it.”

It is my understanding that Master tried to hint to me the importance of my local efforts in saving sentient beings.

Let's all look inside for our shortcomings and let's figure out how we can use our given time more efficiently in order to save more sentient beings before the end of the Fa-rectification. I believe a diligent practitioner thinks every day about how he can save more sentient beings. I need to increase my efforts in this respect and become a truly diligent Dafa disciple to fulfill my ancient vows to save the sentient beings in my region.