(Minghui.org) Master said:

“ It is very difficult both to save a person and to change his or her thinking. To purify a person’s body is also very difficult. There are way too many phony qigong masters.” (Zhuan Falun)

When we come across this Fa teaching, we often feel a deep sense of gratitude—saving ourselves is not easy. We know how to cherish Dafa as well as our own lives, and how to diligently cultivate. We know our life’s journey has changed, and we have an important, historic mission to save sentient beings. We can feel how glorious and what an honor it is to cultivate.

In our area, however, we have suffered many losses. Some practitioners have been arrested and detained. The worst case was a practitioner whom the old forces dragged away through sickness karma. All these practitioners were very diligent cultivators, including the one who passed away.

She did the three things well. She went out to expose the persecution to sentient beings face to face, made Falun Gong materials, and contributed a great deal toward efforts for Falun Gong. One day when her children, who were also cultivators, came home, she was found unconscious. When she was rushed to the hospital, it was too late. The ripple effect was long lasting for both her family and the local community.

We should cherish our lives. This is not only being responsible for ourselves, but also to the Fa and sentient beings. I am not blaming practitioners by any means, but we need to seriously face this and learn how to eliminate this type of interference.

Other might wonder: “If we cherish our lives, will our lives be preserved?” Yes, absolutely. We have Master, and we have Dafa! Nothing is allowed to persecute us, particularly on the last leg of the Fa rectification period. We have already gone through so much. As long as we have an ample amount of righteous thoughts, completely believe in Master and the Fa, these cases should never happen.

Master has told us repeatedly that we need to study the Fa, study the Fa, and study the Fa well. Only when we cultivate ourselves well, elevate our xinxing and realms, and truly devote ourselves to Dafa can we have righteous thoughts. As long as we have righteous thoughts, we can handle any test and tribulation that comes across our paths.

For example, a practitioner recently had a motor vehicle accident. The first thought in his mind was, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I have Master's protection and I am fine.” He truly was fine.

Another practitioner also had an accident, but his first thought was, “Hurry up and send me to the hospital.” He not only suffered physically and financially, eventually he lost his life. There are many similar cases reported on the Minghui website, and we had those in our area, as well.

Another example was with practitioners in the same family. One had serious sickness karma and the other immediately reminded her, “We have Master, let us negate the old forces and send forth righteous thoughts. We only follow Master's arrangement.”

The practitioner with sickness karma was comatose, but her main consciousness was awake and was waiting for support! One family member panicked and rushed her to the hospital. Even when she realized later that she was a cultivator and should not go, it was too late. The old forces seized upon the loophole and intensified her persecution.

If one cultivates very well and has no loopholes to be seized upon by old forces, as long as one has righteous thoughts, Master will help you. He cherishes us much more than we will ever know. The key factor is that one's thought must be righteous.

I would like to remind those practitioners who focus on making money, are afraid of hardship, are not diligent, do not exercise or study Fa, and refuse to let go of a human heart: be aware!

Our time for cultivation is limited. Master has extended this precious time for us to cultivate. Do not leave room for regret and do not let down Master.

This is my understanding at my level. Please kindly point out shortcomings.