Having Firm Faith in Master and the Fa
(Minghui.org) My husband told me last year that I would face detention. Apparently, when I was distributing truth-clarification discs in the countryside, I was either reported by someone or spotted by a security camera. So, I moved to a house in another city.
After arriving at my new house, I had trouble staying calm when I studied the Fa and when I sent forth righteous thoughts. Bad thoughts kept popping up, and I kept picturing myself being persecuted in a labor camp or brainwashing center.
Suddenly, a sentence Master said popped into my mind,
“You've never considered issues on such a basis as saving sentient beings.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference.”)
So, I read again what Master said,
“With some matters, you just cannot think rationally yourselves. With regard to the things you need to do, you argue and fight with human attachments, without ever thinking that you are a Dafa disciple! How enormous is the responsibility you shoulder! You’ve never considered issues on such a basis as saving sentient beings, but always think with human notions! As soon as you come across specific issues your human attachments will come to the fore! As soon as you come across specific things your human attachments will resurface! How can you treat Dafa as a joking matter? If you really cannot treat things properly, problems will really appear. Those will not be just small problems, as your life and the eternity of your life will be terminated by the old forces.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
This was a wake-up call. I used to apply Master's words to others' situations. I was so wrong. I need to look inside!
Old Forces Trap
I realized that I had fallen into the old forces' trap, and I needed to stop following their logic immediately.
“I am a Dafa disciple,” I thought, “who is doing the most meaningful and compassionate thing in the cosmos. I am assisting Master to do Fa-rectification. I do not allow any evil beings to interfere.”
I repeatedly recited Master's Fa:
“But all the same, Master doesn't acknowledge them. And you shouldn't acknowledge them either. Do things well in an upright and dignified way, negate them, and strengthen your righteous thoughts some. 'I'm Li Hongzhi's disciple, I don't want other arrangements or acknowledge them'--then they won't dare to do that. So it can all be resolved. When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference)
I then looked for any loopholes in myself. I realized that I had developed zealotry because our recent truth-clarification trip outside the province went very smoothly.
I thought, “Even though the Party is watching me closely these years by installing cameras and paying my neighbors and vendors, it has never been able to stop me from clarifying the truth. Perhaps the Party has given up on me, given that I became disabled from being persecuted.”
Recognizing and Eliminating Unrighteous Thoughts
I failed to pay attention to the unrighteous thought when it surfaced, nor did I send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate it. I consequently became complacent and engaged more and more in doing things, but less and less in studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts.
After identifying the root cause of the problems, I thought, “I negate the old forces' arrangements. You are not allowed to persecute me, even if I have loopholes in my cultivation. I do not acknowledge you – I negate, negate, and negate.”
As soon as I sorted out my understanding on the Fa and focused on sending forth strong righteous thoughts, I felt that the substance that made my heart heavy had vanished, and my mind and body felt light. As soon as my xinxing met the standard in this regard, Master instantly lifted the tribulation that the old forces set up for me in other dimensions. I decided to return home the next day.
“If I am arrested,” I thought, “it is a sign that there are police officers who still do not understand the truth and that I should clarify the facts to these poor beings face to face. They also came for the Fa. The creation of the Three Realms was for saving sentient beings, not for the evil to do evil.”
Firm Faith in Master and Dafa
Having firm faith in Master and Dafa, I returned home. My husband said, “Aren't you afraid of being arrested?” I said, “No. Master is watching over me, and only Master has the say, nobody else does.” My husband smiled, and I smiled too.
“Should you have fear,it will seize upon youIf thoughts are righteous,evil will collapseThe cultivator’s mindis loaded with FaSend righteous thoughts,and rotten demons explodeGods walk the earth,validating the Fa”(“What’s to Fear?” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
If every practitioner has complete faith in Master and the Fa, takes the Fa as the Teacher, uses righteous thoughts to eliminate bad thoughts and notions at every moment, and assists Master in the Fa-rectification, the old forces have no power over them.