My Understanding on the Deportations from Hong Kong
(Minghui.org) I recently attended two activities in Hong Kong—one to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the April 25 appeal in Beijing and the other to celebrate May 13, World Falun Dafa Day. I arrived in Hong Kong on April 26 for the first event. As usual I sent righteous thoughts while going through customs. I cleared customs, but several practitioners were sent back to Taiwan.
I traveled through the Hong Kong airport again on May 11 for the World Falun Dafa Day celebrations. I learned that, just like what happened in April, some practitioners did not make it through customs. I suddenly had a strong sense of fear. What if I was deported as well?
I began to recite Master’s poem, “What’s There to Fear” (Hong Yin II) and sent righteous thoughts. I observed other people. They looked happy while waiting to go through the security checkpoint. I was there to attend Master Li’s birthday celebrations, so shouldn't I be joyous, too? What was there to be afraid of? When I changed my thinking, I immediately relaxed. Soon after, my son and I cleared customs.
This experience taught me that fear came from my human attachment. In several lectures Master mentioned human thoughts and their impact on our cultivation.
“And all of the human ideas, as well as the variety of sources from which those ideas stem, that are bound up in that human thinking will serve to interfere with the person. Whichever kind of life form your thinking aligns with, that life form will immediately have an effect on you.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
“...in dimensions where the Fa-rectification has yet to arrive, sometimes when a Dafa disciple’s thoughts are quite righteous, there is a righteous god or righteous elements present, serving to reinforce his righteous thoughts. Then at other times, when Dafa disciples do not cooperate well, or get angry and lose their temper, I can see that certain degenerate beings, some of which are rather large, are present, adding to it;” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI )
“..when beings of different planes notice that you want something, or are attached to something, and that it precisely aligns with them, they take effect and even direct you.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI )
When practitioners examined the reasons behind past deportations, some thought it was because they had made enough trips to Hong Kong and others should participate in Dafa activities in Hong Kong. Or, perhaps they should stay in Taiwan and participate in local activities.
If many practitioners thought this way, it would be going along with the old forces’ arrangement and weaken the strength of our one body. This mindset is not correct. As Dafa disciples, we should follow the path Master has arranged for us.
We should not slack off in the face of difficulties and pressure. I do not think Master would arrange for someone to go to Hong Kong only a few times. It is up to the practitioner to have faith in Master and Dafa. So many people from China visit Hong Kong every day. Perhaps their knowing sides want to learn the truth about Dafa in Hong Kong. I want to tell people that Dafa is good, not like the slanderous propaganda in China makes it out to be. If I maintain this wish, who can stop me? As long as the persecution is still going on, I will continue to go to Hong Kong. If everyone goes to there to attend the large scale events and clarify the truth, how powerful it would be!
Master asks us to reflect on our shortcomings. Master said, “...looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
In cultivation we have areas we need to work on, so there is no need to have negative feelings if you are one of those who did not make it through Hong Kong customs.
Some practitioners point out how many trips they've made to Hong Kong to encourage more people to participate. But I don’t think about it because Fa-rectification has not ended and I will continue going to Hong Kong. I don’t want to give the old forces any loopholes to take advantage of.
I would like to share this passage from Master’s recent lecture,
“Question: I’d like to ask about how each time a large-scale event was held in Hong Kong, some of the Dafa disciples who came to participate from other countries were denied entrance and sent back. Recently Hong Kong Border Control is getting more evil.
Master: Yes, I know these things. I’m watching them as well. But Dafa disciples are Dafa disciples, remarkable.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference,” Team Blue Translation)
Fellow practitioners, let’s follow Master’s arrangements.