The Fa-Rectification Period Cannot Be Extended Forever
(Minghui.org) I recently read an article published on the Minghui website, “The End of the Fa-Rectification Does Not Depend on One's Wish.” I realized that I have some deeply hidden attachments like the ones discussed in the article.
It is very clear in the Fa why the end does not depend on one's wish.
“I can see that everything is heading into the final stage. It’s just that many people are afraid to acknowledge this reality and its progressive unfolding; that the number of lives to be saved before the final moment arrives has not reached the amount it should; and that there is still a portion of Dafa disciples that hasn’t kept up. That is the key reason why the end of this undertaking still hasn’t been enacted.” (”Be More Diligent”)
So far, only 200 million Chinese have quit the communist party and its affiliated organizations, whereas the Party has at least 500 million members (including the affiliated youth organizations). Also, millions of Dafa disciples have been persecuted, but only 190,000 have filed lawsuits against Jiang Zemin. This shows that the number of lives to be saved has not reached the amount it should, and there are practitioners who have not kept up.
Selfishness Hinders Striving Forward
However, I, myself, have also been waiting for the end. I sometimes feel that although I have not done as much as those who cultivate very well, what I have done is probably enough, and I am a little tired. On the other hand, I am afraid that if I stop validating the Fa, my level will drop, so I am still doing things, but at a slow pace.
Compared to my status a few years ago, I have slacked off in saving people. Sometimes I even forget how to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to people. After I filed the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, I treated it as an achievement, which could boost my attainment level. Thus, there was this little thought that maybe I could slow down in validating the Fa and pay more attention to my personal cultivation before the end comes. This thought is actually selfish, because my concern is just for my own consummation.
Another attachment of mine is that in my mind I often ask Master to end the persecution, especially whenever practitioners around me are persecuted. At those moments, I forget that still so many sentient beings have not been saved. After cultivating for so many years, I still follow the characteristics of the old universe—selfishness, which is actually the fundamental reason for my attachment to the end. I hope that Fa-rectification ends as soon as possible, but what about those who have not been saved? Where is my compassion? It is as if I got on the boat, and then paid no attention to those who are still in the water. Is this what a great enlightened being would do?
Wish to Reduce Master's Burden
When the Fa-rectification will end depends on Master. When so many people need to be saved, and so many practitioners have not reached the standard of consummation, how can Master end it?
It is our responsibility to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to people, which is a different task from what Master is doing. Although Master leads us in some truth-clarifying projects, such as the Shen Yun show, the details need to be carried out by us. As Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, our responsibility is to help Master save people. We all know this, but how come many of us are not diligent in cultivation?
If I had really tried my best, maybe I would be able to do a lot more. In fact, I have slacked off due to my attachment to the end. Sometimes I don't treat my role and responsibility as a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period seriously. Sometimes, I even hope that the current leaders of China would do something for us.
Master has extended the Fa-rectification period for saving people. It is beyond our imagination how much Master has to endure for every sentient being that is saved. It is fine if this is what we are concerned about. However, if we really wish to reduce the burden on Master, we need to do better, and fulfill what Master wants. Only if we can do that, will Master be able to end the Fa-rectification.
Hurry Up and File a Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin
The practitioners, who have been persecuted, but have not filed their lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, please hurry up. This is a precious opportunity of saving people, and it is also an important step in our own cultivation.
The time of Fa-rectification is limited, and it will not go on forever. My understanding is that Master is extending it until the number of people that need to be saved and the number of practitioners that can reach consummation are enough. Master needs to endure enormously before this period ends. How can we let Master endure that? If we don't hurry up in saving people and cultivating ourselves, how can we deserve Master's salvation?