We Should Not Be Moved by Worldly Affairs, But Act According to Circumstances
(Minghui.org) Opportune moments don't wait. It isn't as if we can be self-indulgent, and Fa-rectification will move to another stage only after we enlighten to it. Lost opportunities cannot be reclaimed!
Since Wang Lijun's entrance into the U.S. Consulate and Bo Xilai's removal from office, it was rumored on the Internet that another evil head (Zhou Yongkang) from the evil Party's high-level power structure had already been internally disciplined, and also some senior high-level officials were trying to put forward a vindication for the “June 4th Student Movement” and “Falun Gong.” These are indeed good happenings, but they have unduly affected some practitioners' minds. These practitioners go online every day to check if there are any new developments. When they don't see the evil head for a day or two, they get pleased, thinking that this or that might have happened. However, two days later, the evil head shows up again in public, and some practitioners become a bit disheartened. Especially when some people have rumored that Fa-rectification will end in 2012, the minds of these practitioners fluctuate even more, hoping that some ordinary people will do this or that to end it. Isn't this mentality very similar to what had happened in 2002!
At that time, Master taught us in “Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.:”
“You're cultivators, and all changes come from your cultivation and the Fa-rectification; everything that you yourselves validate and enlighten to, and everything that you'll receive, all this comes from what you have done on your path. Absolutely don't think about any favors the old forces might do for us, or about how the ordinary society might help us. You are the ones saving the ordinary people's society, and you are the ones saving sentient beings!”
As practitioners, we must not be moved by any worldly affairs, but instead be firm about doing what we are supposed to do to fulfill our vows.
Dafa disciples are here to help Master rectify the Fa. We have to keep up with Fa-rectification. When such things happen in the human world, we should clearly see that Fa-rectification is gradually manifesting in the human dimension. These happenings are not accidental, nor are they caused by ordinary people. As practitioners, we must not develop attachments or deviate from cultivating our hearts. Meanwhile, we also have to seize this opportunity wisely and clarify the truth to more people to expose the evil. For example, the so-called “Maintaining stability and punishing the corrupt” slogan is nothing but a ploy to oppress people in order to seek self-interest. The so-called “Advocating the Red” is nothing but promoting the evil Party culture and deceiving the Chinese people, thus systematically brainwashing them. We should make use of these incidents to further let people “Learn the truth and distinguish good from evil” (“Know Good From Evil” from Hong Yin III), and save them from the evil Party's lies.
Faced with what is going on in China, we as practitioners should not be moved or deluded, but instead capitalize on these changes that are associated with Fa-rectification, keep up with Fa-rectification, and pay closer attention to the three things in order to fulfill our vows.
My understandings of the “infighting” within the evil Party
As for infighting within the evil Party, many practitioners hope that the evil head (Zhou Yongkang) will be eliminated. This is not wrong, because those that persecute Dafa should not be spared. This evil head for sure will be eliminated. The problem is that many of us are overly concerned about this. Isn't this our human attachment? For example, some of us hope that ordinary people will change for the better, so that our cultivation environment will become more congenial. If we are overly enthusiastic and concerned about this change, aren't we moved? Otherwise, why should we be so concerned about it? No matter how grand ordinary affairs are, they can't compare with Dafa disciples studying the Fa. However, some of us can't calm down during Fa study because of this. Then, isn't this taking ordinary affairs too seriously? Then, don't we have expectations for ordinary people? If we do, then this is a very serious problem. If such volatility enters a practitioner's body, then it will really keep us from going in the right direction. If we don't calm down our hearts, it is because we take this matter too seriously, treating ordinary people as the main protagonists and ourselves as the audience, all the while forgetting who we really are and what we are doing here. This is where the problem lies.
In fact, we are the protagonists in this world during Fa-rectification. Everything in this human dimension revolves around Dafa. This is arranged by Gods, not humans. If we don't position this relationship correctly, then we will fall into an evil trap. Wicked people who receive retribution for their evil deeds can be used to clarify the truth and save the sentient beings. But we should never depend on any ordinary people, thinking that they are remarkable. Any movements that take place in ordinary human society are the result of cosmic changes. The changes that we see on the surface of this human dimension are just the manifestations of evil in other dimensions being cleaned out. This doesn't happen because ordinary people suddenly have a sense of justice. This is the fundamental problem.
The main course won't change. Evil is bound to be eliminated. All evil will face a just trial. The ever-changing process won't escape Master's palm. However, these changes are not the result of external factors, but from Master's Fa-rectification forces and Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts; that is the real reason. Therefore, we must not be affected or confused by changes on the outside. The real driving force is Dafa's mighty power and practitioners' collective efforts. Things will move in a positive direction if we do the three things well. Otherwise, if we are overly attached to the changes in human society, it will become counterproductive, because this is a human attachment that we must get rid of. Especially at this time, we shouldn't have too many strong human attachments.