Cultivation Does Not Depend On Changes in Circumstances
(Minghui.org) Some practitioners pay a great deal of attention to the changes in circumstances in ordinary society. Some even used the changes to encourage practitioners who have an attachment to fear to step forward to clarify the truth.
When some practitioners shared about their attachment to fear, one said, “The circumstances have changed. A decision was made at the Communiqué of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party – Promoting the Rule of Law and taking life-long responsibility for any case they were involved in. Announcement 50 issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication re-affirmed the views on publications about Falun Gong.
Moreover, Xi Jinping is pushing for rule by law and he even required civil servants to give an oath. He said, 'The nation has hope and the country has power when the people have faith.' The residents' committee in our area has already posted this on the bulletin boards. These statements are directed at Falun Gong. What are you still afraid of?”
From the point of saving people, it is not wrong for the practitioner to say this, nor is it wrong to be concerned about the circumstances. It is still fine when these words are used when talking to people about Dafa, as it could be of some help in awakening the righteous thoughts of sentient beings.
To encourage practitioners, however, it is better to interact based on the Fa and to improve together from the basis of the Fa. That is truly elevating. Using the changes in circumstances to encourage practitioners could cause practitioners to develop the attachment to pursuit. They felt that what you said is reasonable and think that the circumstances seem to be better and if it gets even better, they will dare to step forward. But this is not the proper basis.
The Old Forces and the Party
Seeing the changes in circumstances isn't cultivating. That is pursuing. A cultivator's attachment to fear will not automatically disappear after the circumstances are relaxed. Attachment to fear is an arrangement by the old forces. They will not listen to the words of an ordinary person.
Regardless of what an ordinary person says, even if he is the highest leader in the country, he is only declaring his stance and choosing his own future. All his power is just on the surface and this was also arranged by the old forces. His every word, thought, and action is arranged by the old forces; all that he says and does are basically following the lines and scripts that have been arranged.
Hence, he cannot shake off the control of the old forces. When looking at his power and the changes in the government, he can directly prosecute Jiang Zemin and end the persecution of Falun Gong. But he didn't do it. Why?
“The wicked CCP isn’t in fact capable of all that it has done. In reality, this has been a case of factors of forces from the old cosmos using it to do things.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
The persecution of Dafa and the ending of the persecution cannot be controlled by an ordinary person. This is also not a persecution of an ordinary person although it occurred among ordinary people.
This is not completely an ordinary person's matter. People are choosing between good and evil and deciding their future; through this, cultivators are saving sentient beings and are in the process of consummating.
“As long as the wicked Party still exists, its nature will never change.” (“Stay Clearheaded”)
“Even if it's going to end tomorrow, today that evil will still do evil just the same.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
If the party does not disintegrate, the persecution will not stop. This is due to the Party's nature and its final purpose of destroying humankind. This was arranged by the old forces.
Further Explaining This Issue
Seventeen practitioners from the Shuangcheng District in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, were arrested on April 19. The police said that after the two national party meetings, the Heilongjiang official, newly appointed by Xi Jinping, issued the order of arrest.
Could the official not know Xi Jinping's stance towards Falun Gong? Of course he knew, but continued to do evil.
Why? Because he does not understand the truth. Thus, he would be driven by the Party and controlled by the old forces to do evil. Hence, Dafa practitioners cannot cultivate by looking at the changes in the circumstances. Additionally, using the changes in circumstances to encourage practitioners to step forward is also not appropriate. It is essential to act based on the Fa and elevate based on the Fa.
However, it is not a problem to use the changes in circumstances as a base to seize the time and save sentient beings. The old forces created the Party, arranged for it to persecute Dafa practitioners. and obstruct sentient beings from being saved. At the same time, it also made arrangements for how to hold the Party and its followers responsible after their job had been done.
Due to the fast forward of the Fa-rectification process, these things will be pushed out by the remaining old forces. Besides, the mechanism arranged by the old forces to seize the time to interfere will no longer exist.
The Fa-rectification does not acknowledge the old forces and all its arrangements and is eliminating them quickly. All manifestations in the ordinary people's society are also predicting their ending.
The changes in external circumstances can be used to clarify the truth and save people, and help the sentient beings to see the circumstances clearly so as to choose their future quickly. At the same time, this is also reminding us that time doesn't wait for us. We have to completely negate the old forces, as well as their arrangements and seize the time to save people quickly and try to save one more person.
Someone said that 2018 will be a year filled with shocking events. However, no one knows what the “sudden” shocking event will be. Everything is possible, but for Dafa practitioners, there is only one possibility—be on the Fa and seize the time.