Understanding Divine Secrets and Divine Words
(Minghui.org) I have read this paragraph in Zhuan Falun numerous times.
“Similarly, there is a Buddhist booklet that some of you might be familiar with, titled A Journey to the Pure Land. It tells of a monk whose soul left his body while he was meditating and went to the fabled Paradise of Ultimate Bliss and beheld what was there. His soul spent a day there, only to find, upon returning to the human world, that six years had passed. And yet it wasn’t a dream, if you’re wondering. He did see what he saw. But he didn’t see the Paradise as it truly is, because his realm of spiritual attainment didn’t qualify him to. So what he beheld was only a divine expression of the Paradise as befitting his level of attainment. A Paradise like that is an embodiment of the Way, and so he was not allowed to see it as it truly is. I believe these stories should help give a sense for what the Buddha meant by saying that no spiritual truths, or dharma, are definitive.” (Zhuan Falun, The First Talk)
I could understand the literal meaning of this passage, but I didn't understand why the monk did not see the Paradise “as it truly is.”
I was born in the 1960s and grew up under the Chinese Communist Party's rule. After the persecution was launched, and especially after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I realized the deep effects of poisoning by the Party culture within me. For this reason, I often read the Nine Commentaries when I have time.
I recently started reading The Ultimate Goal of Communism. At the end of the first chapter, the author mentioned that culture and moral standards are the paths for mankind to be reborn so that humankind can understand divine words at the most dangerous time.
I couldn't understand why humankind has to keep its moral baseline to understand divine words and know the divine secrets.
I made mistakes in the past, but I returned to cultivation practice. I am the only Falun Dafa practitioner in our county and have no fellow practitioners to share and talk with. I am solely dependent on Zhuan Falun and the Minghui website to advance in my cultivation.
The Minghui website published an updated set of exercise music on November 5, 2018. I hesitated for a couple weeks before finally downloading the music and then started practicing the exercises outdoors.
I used to practice the exercises in my bedroom early in the morning. I often couldn't complete exercise 2 and 5, and went back to sleep regretfully. After I started practicing outdoors, I had to endure and persist.
After about ten days, I could sense I was changing, and my understanding of Dafa was also improving.
The meaning of that paragraph was revealed to me one day. The Creator created the divine Way of the universe. Because it is divine, it will show different content to lives of different planes. That is, it manifests differently to lives with different moral standards.
Everything--the multitude of lives and species--is a manifestation of the Way at a certain plane. But a life can never see the ultimate universe “as it truly is.”
This insight was important to me. I was moved to tears. It allowed me to understand humility and gratitude. Thank you, Master! Thank you, Falun Dafa!
If an ordinary person can adhere to a moral baseline and quits the communist party and its affiliated organizations, that person should be able to hear and understand divine secrets and divine words.