Sentient Beings Will Be in Grave Danger If We Fail to Cultivate Ourselves Well
(Minghui.org) Master said:
“Dafa disciples are the hope for humankind, and you are the only hope. Saving all beings is our mission, and the responsibility is tremendous. Only by cultivating yourselves well will you be able to do well the things that Dafa disciples must do.” (“A Congratulatory Letter to the European Fa Conference in Paris”)
I was arrested for practicing Falun Gong and taken to a forced labor camp in 2004. There was a guard there, who was in her 20s. One of the practitioners detained there worked in the same place with her boyfriend. The guard was close to that practitioner and often talked to her. The practitioner clarified the facts to her. She became very supportive and protected us within her ability.
However, the practitioner she talked to was "transformed" in an intensive brainwashing session. She wrote statements renouncing Falun Gong and said things to defame it.
The young guard was very disappointed and confused. She developed negative thoughts about Falun Gong and refused to listen when others tried to clarify the facts to her again.
There was a deputy head of the local Domestic Security Division. He was very active in the persecution and took the lead in arresting practitioners, ransacking homes and burning Falun Gong books. After a while, he experienced serious health problems. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease at a young age.
He became scared and came to understand that he was receiving karmic retribution. He went to a practitioner to seek help.
The practitioner persuaded him to learn Falun Gong. He accepted it and began to practice Falun Gong.
He found a practitioner in his 80s, almost the same age as his own mother. He joined a study group and wrote a solemn statement, expressing his regrets for past wrongdoings. He soon began to recover.
From then on, he stopped taking part in the persecution and also warned practitioners of impending arrests.
The elderly practitioner he studied the Fa with had strong human thinking and, with a strong attachment of showing off, he told others about him. The news spread, and the local police department went to him and asked whether he was practicing Falun Gong. He was very scared and denied that he was practicing. The police chief still decided to demote him and reduced his salary.
He became very nervous whenever a practitioner was arrested, fearing that they might report him to the police. He stopped practicing Falun Gong and never contacted local practitioners again. That elderly practitioner later passed away.
Dafa disciples will meet sentient beings with predestined relationships anywhere. If we do well, we will save that person, but if we don't follow the Fa, the sentient beings might very well be destroyed because of us.
As Master said:
“Only by cultivating yourselves well will you be able to do well the things that Dafa disciples must do.” (“A Congratulatory Letter to the European Fa Conference in Paris”)