Dafa Disciples Must Put Their Mission as First Priority
(Minghui.org) I have come to realize that some fellow practitioners who obtained the Fa before July 20, 1999 – when the persecution began – have been seriously persecuted by the old forces due to being consumed with fame, money, interests and emotions.
Comfortable Life Led to Divorce
A young female practitioner married sometime after the persecution of Falun Dafa began. Her husband was successful and made lots of money. Their finances were good and her life was very comfortable. She became consumed with money and with her happy, comfortable life.
Gradually, she forgot her mission as a Falun Dafa practitioner. She did not read any Dafa books or other Dafa materials, nor did she wish to share any cultivation experiences. The old forces took advantage of the gap, and her husband had an affair. Shortly after, they divorced.
Sudden Death of 28-Year Old Son
Another middle-aged practitioner who obtained Dafa before July 20, 1999 was very diligent in the beginning. However, after the persecution began, she started to spend more and more time on her business to make more money. Her goal was to provide for her son so he would be wealthy.
The old forces took advantage of her gap and her son was put in a detention center. She spent much of her earnings to get him out. She shared her experiences with other practitioners, yet she was still attached to her son and to providing for him financially.
Then suddenly, at the age of 28, her son died. She discovered that all her earnings had been squandered away by her son on electronic games. She lost him and her wealth.
Enjoying the Good Life, Then Suffered Malignant Tumor
A male practitioner had obtained Dafa before July 20, 1999. His economic condition was very good. After the persecution began, he traveled extensively with his family to enjoy his life.
Gradually, he seldom read Dafa books, and spent less time on doing the three things. Then, he discovered a tumor on his neck. After surgery, it was diagnosed as malignant.
"Clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings are what you need to accomplish. There is nothing else for you to accomplish. There is nothing else in this world that you need to accomplish. Those are the things that you need to work toward, and yet some people no longer pay much attention to even their own cultivation, and have instead made a priority of everyday things. Haven’t you strayed from the path of Dafa disciples’ cultivation, then?" (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
As Dafa disciples, we are given an important mission. We are not everyday people, and cannot get caught up in things of the ordinary world.
If we do not follow the standards of a Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period, but instead become attached to fame, money and sentimentality, the old forces see it clearly. How could they let you go, and allow you to have a comfortable life?
The more you are attached to something, the more the old forces will strengthen your attachments, give you some temporary benefits in those aspects, but ultimately make you completely fail and lose everything.
In this precious time, with the Fa-rectification coming to an end, we cannot be attached to temporary pleasures, or let fame and emotion block our way back home.
Let us remember and return to the way we felt when we first obtained the Fa. Fellow practitioners – be diligent, save the sentient beings that are waiting for us to save them!
Please correct me if my understandings are incorrect.