In a Few Words: Why I Couldn't Cultivate as I Once Did
(Minghui.org) When I studied the Fa recently, I suddenly realized the reason that I could not cultivate as diligently as I once did: a deep-seated subconscious attachment “I am insulated from danger!”
I went unscathed over the course of many years in resisting the persecution. Therefore, I felt that I was qualified to call myself a Dafa practitioner. Even if I did not do the exercises for a long period of time, nobody could dispute that I was a Dafa practitioner. The most they could say was that I had an attachment to comfort and leisure.
Those who slacked off in their cultivation, did not pass the xinxing test well, and knowingly did things that they should not, might have the same mentality as I did: nobody can deny the fact that I am a Dafa practitioner.
“As soon as you heard me say that you had reached the standard for Consummation, you felt like a big burden had been lifted, you slacked off, and didn’t want to do anything anymore.” (“Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Looking inward, I realized it was still selfishness at work. One cultivates for the purpose of reaching consummation. When one thinks that consummation is bound to happen, one tends to become relaxed and no longer care about the responsibility of a Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciple.
Even though one might still do things to save sentient beings, one's heart is no longer on the basis of the Fa. One only goes through the motions to meet the requirements on the surface. One only follows “orders” and no longer take initiative. This is dangerous!
Master pointed it out clearly:
“If you are still unclear about what a Fa-rectification disciple is, you won’t be able to step forward in the current tribulation, and you will be led by the human world’s pursuit of comfort to 'enlighten' along an evil path.” (“Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)