Cherish Time and Play the Lead Role
(Minghui.org) As the process of Fa-rectification forges ahead, many government officials in China who have been involved in the persecution have met with karmic retribution. As a result, many practitioners feel that they can relax, as if the end of the persecution is near. With this mindset, some practitioners have started thinking of taking vacations, eating good food, and buying new houses, paying less attention to cultivating themselves and saving more people with the limited time we have. This is wrong.
So far, only 250 million Chinese have quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. There are 1.3 billion Chinese. Although many have never been a member of the communist organizations, the number of withdrawals is still not enough.
We all learned from the Fa that a cultivator must follow Master's requirements to reach Consummation. We have experienced myriad tribulations in history before we finally obtained the Fa. How fortunate are we? During the severe persecution, many practitioners have experienced numerous tribulations–physically, mentally and financially. We have overcome the difficulties because of our solid belief in the Fa.
At the end of the Fa-rectification period, how can we not do well and fulfill our vows as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples? Wouldn't we be betraying the precious opportunity to cultivate?
Moreover, we are supposed to let go of all our attachments to the human world. We try to tell people about the persecution so that they can recognize the evil nature of the Party. My understanding is that our ultimate goal is to bring our sentient beings back to our homes in the heavens.
If we truly understand all these things, we should seriously think about why we cannot strive forward diligently at this key moment in history, and why we are still so attached to ordinary people's affairs, such as the downfall of high-ranking officials, presidential elections in other countries, or some new policies. We can use these kinds of things when we clarify the truth to ordinary people and evoke their righteous thoughts, but we ourselves should not get attached to them. The old forces will take advantage of our loopholes if we have these kinds of attachments.
Master has mentioned the word “lead role” many times. The whole human world was created for Dafa; it is very important that we play the lead role.
I had a dream in which the end of Fa-rectification came, and I found many loopholes in my cultivation. For example, if I had cultivated more forbearance, many things would have changed, and my financial situation would have been better; if I had been more humble in my interactions with fellow practitioners, we would have had stronger power as one body to save more people.
I had great regret in that dream. I came to a better understanding of “benevolence,” which is a key component of life. It is not something we manifest; rather it is the nature of compassion that has immense power. When I realized that, I felt great sadness, because many people were not saved due to my shortcomings in cultivation.
After I woke up, I made a promise to myself that I would learn lessons from past failures and walk the rest of the journey well. I will not do as I wish, but will follow Master's requirements, which is truly “striving forward diligently.”
Our time is limited. We should cherish this opportunity, do well what we need to do, play the lead role, and not betray our vows.