The Importance of a Proper Mindset
(Minghui.org) The Minghui website reported on a Falun Dafa practitioner's experiences during his trial. The practitioner considered everyone at the trial as sentient beings waiting for truth clarification. With a smile, he explained the facts about Falun Dafa. The presiding judges eventually came to a new understanding, then dropped all charges against him.
The practitioner had clear intent along with a pure, focused mind to help save sentient beings. He held no regard for his own safety and was only considering others. He viewed the courtroom as a good place to clarify the facts, rather than as a place of persecution. Subsequently, he didn't have a persecution-oriented mindset. His goal was to help save more people, rather than saving himself from possible persecution.
History has set the stage for Dafa practitioners to offer salvation to sentient beings, not for evil beings to persecute practitioners. Our relationship with legal authorities should be tied to salvation, not persecution. The judges appear to rule in the cases of Falun Dafa practitioners in this dimension, but their lives in another dimension hope that practitioners can save them. Even though the old forces arranged the persecution, Dafa practitioners should follow Master's instruction and deny those arrangements. We should play the main role on this historical stage and treat the courtroom as a place to offer people salvation. No matter where we go, we want to save the people we encounter.
When thinking only about saving more people and without the mindset of being persecuted, we then play the main role by fulfilling our mission as Dafa practitioners. Would the persecution still exist? On the contrary, when the thought of being persecuted takes over our minds, we are actually recognizing the persecution, allowing evil forces to play the main role. How the play unfolds is determined by the practitioner's mindset.
Moreover, if the priority is to avoid persecution, offering salvation to sentient beings then becomes secondary. Isn't this an attachment to our own safety and selfishness? Most of us are diligent in clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa when we're safe, but when subjected to persecution, we tend to shift our priority towards avoiding persecution and set aside truth-clarification. Self interest takes the upper hand when suffering losses from persecution. The evil could use this as an excuse for further persecution.
“If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
When we have the proper mindset, we are like higher beings that no one dares to persecute.
Dafa practitioners don't have any pursuit of self interest. We are here to offer salvation to sentient beings. The purpose of working to end the persecution is also to save more people; this is our mission. The persecution is simply a show of the evil forces' sabotage. We must play our virtuous role well and prevent any interference. This is our opportunity to show compassion.
The above is my understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.