Be Rational and Clear-Minded, Stick to the Goal and Be Persistent
(Clearwisdom.net) Over the past 12 years, because we have not understood the Fa rationally, our human notions and attachments have caused some losses. This was because we were not mature and the many things we did could not reach the goal that Master wanted.
Master said in “Troubles” in Hong Yin III:
“Neither heaven or earth can
block my road of Fa-rectification
But disciples' human hearts can”
We say that we are assisting Master with Fa rectification, but have we realized that no one is allowed to interfere with Fa rectification, and it's only because Dafa practitioners did not do well that Fa rectification was interfered with? Our own deviated notions and attachments are the first factors we have to correct. Practitioners from China have been living in a Communist society since childhood and have formed all kinds of deviated notions, which are hard to recognize in oneself. Even when we work on Dafa projects, we still at times evaluate things with human notions, instead of evaluating them from the high level understandings of Master's Fa rectification, thereby fulfilling what Master wanted.
For instance, I could not get over my own human notions and evaluate the situation from the Fa's perspective. I had wrong understandings on many things at the beginning. For example, I did not realize that I should have gone to Beijing to validate the Fa. When the cable TV broadcast incident in Changchun happened, I did not keep up with it. After I saw Master's Fa about this incident, I realized that I was in the wrong. From publishing the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the Quit the CCP movement, and the setting off firecrackers to celebrate the death of Jiang Zemin, I realized I had not kept up, and this seriously hindered the progress of Master's Fa-rectification.
I’ve realized that oftentimes I could not fulfill what Master wants, and sometimes I even went against the Fa. These long held notions and understandings should have been corrected first. Now I understand the meaning of Master's words:
“Who are the Lords of Heaven?
Level after level of beings
have drifted from the Fa” (“No Confusion” from Hong Yin II)
If we cannot view this from the perspective of Fa rectification, aren’t we already separated from the Fa? Our wrong thoughts would directly hinder Master's Fa-rectification.
After the article about rescuing practitioner Sun Changjun was published, I realized the seriousness of the incident. I also saw my selfishness and coldness, which is part of the nature of the Communist Party culture. I was indifferent towards life and indulgent towards evil. My understanding of the Fa was not clear, and I did not believe in Master 100%. Our fellow practitioners have suffered for so many years so that we could mature in our understandings.
However, after a month, I found that I still was not as diligent as before. We also added rescuing Ao Yongjie and Ye Songchang into our righteous thoughts. I was a little confused, as it was not that we should treat practitioners differently, but we should not ease up on our efforts. I learned from Master's recent lectures that practitioners have limited resources. If we do something, we must do it well so that it will be effective in saving people, or we should not do it at all. Otherwise we are wasting Dafa resources; we have to take responsibility. So nowadays, I always remind myself to do things well.
When we tried to rescue Sun Changjun, there was a battle between good and evil in another dimension. The prison had a change of personnel, indicating that we had already eliminated part of the evil and were in a good position to rescue our fellow practitioners. However, the evil does not die by itself. They are constantly trying to distract us by using our deviated thoughts to interfere with us. So we must be highly rational and use our righteous thoughts all times. No matter which practitioner we rescue, we are all sending righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil in Jilin Prison; however, we should not deviate from the main focus of rescuing Sun Changjun. We can rescue other practitioners at the same time, however, we should know who is the main character and who are the side characters, and we cannot let the side characters take over the main role. We must look inward and let go of our own attachments, so that we can work as one body. And we should not avoid the difficulties as they come up. By cultivating like this, success will not be far away
“The more hopeless things may seem, it’s possible hope will appear right before your eyes. Especially during those times when you are feeling so bored, perhaps you are in fact establishing your mighty virtue.”(“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
We should never feel frustrated, and we should focus our efforts until the evil CCP is destroyed. The more difficult, the harder we work at it. As long as we have strong righteous thoughts, we can use the opportunity to save sentient beings.
“The great path leads all the way to Heaven” (“Awakening” in Hong Yin III)
Do not worry, and do not think about the result. We should just fulfill what Master wants, then the evil den will be disintegrated. Then practitioners Ao Yongjie and Ye Songchang will be released. I realized that by rescuing Sun Changjun, we’d already hit the vital part of the evil, and we should not be taken over by our human notions. We should be rational and clear-minded, get rid of interference, and cooperate together well. If we are not rational and do not know what is the most important, not matter how much we do in Dafa work, we are helping the old forces, destroying ourselves, and even interfering with Master's Fa-rectification.
“Currently there are still some students who fall terribly short in terms of cooperating together. And not just short—it even goes so far as to sabotage one another. I will tell you, regardless of what your thinking is, anytime you serve to sabotage a Dafa disciple’s project or something that Dafa disciples should do, you are acting as a demon.”(“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
I realized that we did not pay attention to Dafa projects because we were attached to our own understandings. The reason that we could not let go of these attachments is that they were based on selfishness. Thus, we did not fully cooperate together, which was exactly the kind of loophole that the old forces were looking for. The final test of practitioners is whether we can cooperate together. So we definitely cannot ignore this.
I had some experience of this when I was persecuted by the evil with sickness karma. Practitioners formed one body and sent forth righteous thoughts to completely disintegrate it. But the karma struggled mightily and used practitioners' human notions to interfere. It made us feel that our righteous thoughts were not effective, and this shook our belief. Sometimes it made us feel that other projects were more important. There was much interference, and the evil always escaped when we were about to disintegrate it. I realized that these were the tricks of the evil, but I was helpless at that time. I really hope that our practitioners will become mature soon, truly change our notions, and truly rationally make judgments from the perspective of Fa. We should be determined with our righteous thoughts and indeed fulfill what Master wants. We cannot have regrets all the time, either. We are Master's disciples, and we definitely can make it.
It is time for practitioners to become mature. We should know how to do it, and we should know how to do it well. Once we decide what to do, we should reach our goal. We should do it rationally and with wisdom.
“In whatever you do you should carry it through to the end, do it well, and if you intend to save someone, then go ahead and save him.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
Let's follow Master's teaching and do better.
This is my personal experience sharing and still very imperfect. The purpose of my sharing is to raise this in discussion. If there is anything inappropriate, please compassionately correct me.