Paying Attention to Security and Safety Is Essential
(Minghui.org) Many fellow practitioners have followed the Minghui editorial notice “What All Dafa Disciples Must Know” since it was published in June this year. However, many other practitioners still haven't come to a clear understanding of the importance of the security issue and are still aiding in the persecution.
Those practitioners who don't care about security and safety not only chat on their smartphones without any reservations, but also carry their phones with them at all times. Many practitioners who consider themselves capable and think highly of themselves – including volunteer coordinators in some provinces and cities – have been promoting Telegram and other instant messaging apps since they uninstalled WeChat.
At present, many practitioners in Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong, Hainan, and other provinces and cities are either proactive or passive users of above-mentioned apps that endanger their own safety as well as the safety of other Dafa disciples. They are using those apps to coordinate large-scale Dafa activities, to contact each other across regions, and to host online group Fa-study and sending forth righteous thoughts. Such widespread behaviors have made it easy for the evil to eavesdrop on and monitor Dafa disciples. They have also increased interference within Dafa disciples' groups and caused additional tribulations in practitioners' own cultivation.
True disciples all understand that our attachment to fear must be relinquished. However, we are going to extremes if we think that we no longer have to worry about being hit by cars now that we have Dafa, or that emphasizing safety is the same as harboring fear. It is a problem if we think that the very fact we haven't been arrested implies that we have strong righteous thoughts and don't need to pay attention to safety.
One disciple asked at the “Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,” “practitioners use the Internet to exchange understandings and experiences. Is that format good or bad?”
“I think that's not a problem outside of Mainland China, but don't talk about the specifics of what you're doing to validate the Fa. If it's in Mainland China, it's best that you give priority to your safety and don't allow the old forces to take advantage of gaps. This isn't a matter of being afraid or not, it's about not letting the evil take advantage of any gaps.”
We hereby kindly remind everyone again to unconditionally follow what Master taught us about secure communication. Especially with regard to the Fa principles that Master has made crystal clear, you'd be knowingly deviating from the Fa if you still fail to follow what is required of you. The evil will for sure take advantage of your longstanding loopholes.
The persecution is not over yet, and by emphasizing communication security, we cultivators are being responsible to ourselves and fellow practitioners. For those who have long failed to pay attention to safety and security, what new excuse will you come up with to fend off the old forces when they exploit your loopholes and persecute you? Would you be ready to lose your life? As the old saying goes, “A fire on the city gate brings disaster to the fish in the moat.” When you're persecuted, not only do you suffer losses, but your family and those sentient beings who are relying on you for salvation will also be negatively affected.
Cultivation is serious. Any human notions we still have will become an obstacle on our cultivation journey. Additionally, no Dafa disciple wants to cause any difficulty to Master's Fa-rectification or to prolong Master's wait because of our failure to improve ourselves. No matter how much or how clearly a cultivator sees, it is only part of the vast whole, a grain of sand in a desert. Only Master knows the true picture of the whole. What is truly good for us is known only to Master. Only by doing better in believing in Master and the Fa, taking the Fa as Master, constantly relinquishing our attachments and human notions, and meeting the Fa's requirements are we truly cultivating.
Minghui Editorial BoardNovember 3, 2018