Are We Truly Following Master's Arrangements?
(Minghui.org) Whether one walks the path that Master arranged is the key to one's future. For ordinary people it's relatively simple: Their attitude towards Dafa and whether they've withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will determine whether they'll make it safely to the next phase.
As practitioners, if we fundamentally believe in the Fa, become selfless beings as required by Master, and follow His arrangements, we will enter the new universe. Even if some parts of our cultivation aren't up to standard, Master will harmonize and benevolently resolve them for us.
Some practitioners, unfortunately, continue to walk the path arranged by the old forces. Even though they read the Fa, practice the exercises and cultivate, they don’t step forward to safeguard Dafa. Others hold onto their fundamental attachments, or go over to the opposite side during major tribulations and fail to wake up. Still others can't let go of life and death or ego and go down a deviant path. In my understanding, none of those can enter the new universe. There is no middle road!
Putting down self, that is, completely opening one's heart and following Master no matter what the circumstances, is the best state.
“ … board the boat of the Fa, sailing smoothly. How wonderful! Strive forward with every effort until Consummation.” (“Enlightenment” in Essentials for Further Advancement)
Some practitioners don't do anything to help save people. Others do things on the surface, but with an ordinary person's mindset, “Look, I'm doing the three things, so I'm a Dafa disciple.” That's pursuing self interest and may even be worse than those who don't do anything.
If one doesn't follow the path arranged by Master, then where will he go? Doesn't he risk being weeded out?
We all vowed to save people. Master said, “Generally speaking it will be handled based on the vows each person made, and there won’t be a second chance—none at all.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
If one can't let go of selfishness and the stubborn self, then he fails to eliminate the root characteristic of the old universe. Our selfish parts are the same as what the old forces adhere to.
We often say we need to completely negate the old forces, but where are the old forces? In each layer of dimensions, 20% of beings are interfering with the Fa-rectification; they are the old forces.
We should examine ourselves and identify which attachments are rooted in selfishness. By completely eliminating our selfishness, we completely deny the old forces.
Each of us should constantly examine our thoughts and ask ourselves if we are true Dafa disciples. Are we doing what Master wants, and are we walking on the path He arranged?