Don't Be Attached to the Year 2012
(Clearwisdom.net) One day, a practitioner quoted the following Teacher's words during our local group sharing.
Teacher said in “Touring North America to Teach the Fa,”
“Let me ask you, if it would take another ten years to save all sentient beings, would you still do it? (The students reply together, "Yes!") (Applause) That's how a Dafa disciple should be. (Applause) Of course, there won't be another ten years. It's not allowed to take that long, and they don't have that much time left in their lives.”
Some practitioners thought that since this lecture was given in 2002 and it is now 2012, exactly ten years later, the Fa-rectification should end this year.
I said, “I have considered this question for the past a few days. I asked myself, 'If the persecution doesn't end in 2012, how should I think about Teacher's Fa? Will my faith in Teacher and Dafa waver?' I looked back at my cultivation path over the past years, and the wonderful changes I have experienced after improving my xinxing, such as not needing any medicine in more than eleven years. I thought about these things and said to myself, 'No matter how many years are needed to assist Teacher in Fa-rectification, I will certainly be firm and believe in Teacher and Dafa.'”
Another practitioner said, “That's right, I will certainly believe in Teacher and Dafa no matter what.”
However, there appeared to be a problem with they way some practitioners in the group thought about this issue. In addition to their attachment to the Mayan prophecy, they also seemed to be attached to what may happen in 2012.
After this local sharing, I warned myself. I have already obtained many years of benefits from cultivating, and I surely believe in Teacher and Dafa without a doubt, so no further proof is needed. When I encounter an ordeal, I will treat it as a matter of rectifying myself.
I am writing this sharing article because I think that this persecution should already have ended. The various attachments of practitioners is prolonging the process. For example, the evil may use practitioners' attachments to 2012 to create interference and persecution. If many practitioners focus on and become attached to what may happen in 2012, it can result in losses for Dafa and our ability to save people.
We have all passed through the stage of individual cultivation long ago. I sincerely hope that any losses on the path of Fa-rectification can be avoided. I don't want to acknowledge the so-called tests, but to complete the great mission of assisting Teacher in Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings.
These are my personal understandings. Please correct me if there are any mistakes.