Why We See No Negative Consequences for Reckless Behavior
(Minghui.org) Many fellow practitioners still do not pay enough attention to safety issues. A lot of their behavior violate what Minghui.org keeps emphasizing, such as installing patches for web browsers. One of the biggest excuses for this behavior is that some practitioners have not encountered negative consequences when they ignore the safety requirements.
Those practitioners felt lucky and kept using this as an excuse. They even attributed encountering no negative consequences to having “strong righteous thoughts.” Many practitioners were confused and followed such behavior.
The truth is the opposite. Many negative consequences have occurred, which has brought severe damage to practitioners. Despite this, some practitioners refuse to learn lessons from these incidents. Even if one is fine now, it does not mean one will be fine in the future. One should not continue in ignorance until something bad happens. Then, it would be too late.
I would like to share some of my understandings. I hope every practitioner will pay attention to safety issues and deny the old forces' arrangements. I hope everyone will be rational, walk well on the path of cultivation, and avoid unnecessary losses.
I believe that the biggest reason for such behavior and misunderstandings is that many practitioners mistake Master's protection and bearing things on our behalf for their own “righteous thoughts.”
These practitioners ignore Minghui.org's safety requirements and even encourage other practitioners to do so. They believe that their “strong righteous thoughts” protected them, and that was the reason they didn't encounter any mishaps.
Actually, if we look inward, we would see human notions and attachments behind such mindsets, such as showing off, zealotry, validating oneself, and being self-centered.
But Master is compassionate to us. Master wants us to get rid of all our attachments and improve, so he protects us. When we make mistakes, Master bears the repercussions for us so that we will have chances to improve. Master uses all kinds of approaches to give us hints, hoping we will see our shortcomings and get rid of our attachments.
The process of recognizing one's mistakes and improving takes time. We don't see the negative consequences because Master bears these for us with his benevolence. We should not think it is because of our “righteous thoughts.” Such a self-centered thought is itself a large loophole.
Hints from Master include sharing articles on Minghui.org, reminders from fellow practitioners, and even words from everyday people. But some practitioners are too arrogant to see these hints. They don't want to listen to fellow practitioners or look inward. Sometimes, they even treat Master's hints as interference. They are strongly attached to their so-called righteous thoughts, and they do what they want without considering safety issues.
Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“There is a principle in our universe: Nobody will intervene if you want something yourself. As long as it is what you want, nobody will intervene. My fashen will stop you and give you hints. If it finds out that you are always like that, it will no longer take care of you. How can one be forced to practice cultivation? You cannot be made or forced to practice cultivation. It is up to you to truly make progress. No one can do anything about it if you do not wish to upgrade yourself. You have been taught the principles and the Fa. Who can you blame if you still don’t want to upgrade yourself?”
Master has given us chances and hints, but we don't cherish them, and we cannot look inward to get rid of attachments. As a consequence, the evil takes advantage of our loopholes.
If we really have righteous thoughts, we will have a clear and wise mind, and our heart will be compassionate and peaceful. We will be able to look inward and listen to others. Think about it–can we really do all these things in that case?
When we have wrong understandings due to our human notions, demons will control us. When that happens, we will dare to do anything. The motivation of such “courage” and reckless behavior is not equivalent to “righteous thoughts.”
Many practitioners often violate Minghui.org's safety requirements when clarifying the truth. The deep reasons are our bad habits formed by Party culture, such as selfishness, pursuit of comfort, and laziness.
All practitioners should follow the safety requirements on Minghui.org and remind other practitioners to do so. This is our responsibility, and it reflects our realm. If we can do it, we will have virtue, de.
“... you must be rational, and consider safety in the evil environment.”(“Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public”)
Another reason that some practitioners do not pay attention to safety issues is because they have attachments to time. They think that the environment is getting better and that Fa-rectification is about to end, so there is no need to pay attention to safety.
However, Master said:
“As I have said, it's not that when a situation is getting better, the evil will also become better. The evil will not become better, and it can only be eliminated. Before it is eliminated, it will act up, especially during its near-death struggle at the end, it will do that. It’s like poison, if you want it not to be poisonous, is that possible? It’s just poison.”(“Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public”)
So, we really should not take this issue lightly. We should keep righteous thoughts all the time.
What Master taught us is the Fa, and we should follow it unconditionally. Following Master's teaching is validating the Fa. Paying attention to safety is validating the Fa. If we don't pay attention to it, we are validating ourselves and indulging our attachments. If so, we are actually walking on the path arranged by the evil forces.
In summary, not seeing negative consequences is not an excuse for reckless behavior. Taking it as an excuse is deceiving oneself, and this is gambling. It is not something a cultivator should do.
Paying attention to safety is a required and necessary process for a cultivator. In cultivation, we need to get rid of all human notions and demon nature once they are exposed. Let's walk our paths of cultivation in an upright manner.