(Minghui.org) More and more worldly phenomena appear in the world, as the Fa-rectification progresses. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is having one conflict after another, and appears to be crumbling. Issues, such as the trade war, and the Hong Kong protests are discussed on the news daily. International figures are speaking up for Falun Dafa, and other issues, all critical of the CCP.
Sure these are to be celebrated by Dafa practitioners. On the other hand, we need to have a clear mind and maintain our righteous thoughts. We should not be affected by attachments and lose our calm.
“What do I mean by "areas to improve on"? Yesterday a student asked me, "Master, why has the United Nations Human Rights Commission turned into what it has? The U.S. brought up China's human rights problems several times but each time its efforts were voted down, and in the end nobody would even bring up the topic. Later on, even the chair position was assumed by a government that seriously violates human rights." We should think things over calmly, and sometimes we really can end up seeing things clearly. It's not that the righteous elements have stopped working. It's that sometimes it's easy for the old forces to take advantage of the gaps in what we do. For example, when we do things a lot of us use human thinking to come up with ideas, and you've been trying everything you can to end this persecution and you want to have ordinary people end it. Some people think, "Why doesn't the U.S. use force to get rid of the evil scoundrel regime? Why doesn't it go to war?" And some think, "There are so many democratic countries in the world. Why don't they raise their voices? What's the United Nations doing now?" And that's how things look on the surface. But actually, I can tell you what that reflects: We're too dependent on human beings. If human beings were to end the persecution, what a disgrace that would be to Dafa disciples! We wouldn't have validated the Fa, we wouldn't have established mighty virtue in the persecution, and our Dafa disciples wouldn't have blazed their own path. I've said that this path is to be left for the future. Then isn't this matter critical? That's how the old forces have been able to take advantage of the gaps. You placed your hopes in ordinary people, so the old forces had the resolution that they sponsored voted down. And as you kept putting your hopes in ordinary people they made it so that your resolution couldn't even be raised and so that the U.S. was kicked out of the Human Rights Commission. You still placed your hopes in ordinary people, so they made a country that violates human rights the chair. We should become more rational by learning from these lessons. We've gone through so much, and through these lessons we should gradually get clearheaded.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)
I have been paying too much attention to the demonstration about the anti-extradition bill issues in Hong Kong, and gradually strengthened my attachments. I discovered in time my deficiencies through studying the Fa, and eliminated them. I thought I should share it with fellow practitioners and remind everyone.
Actually the closer to the end we are, the calmer we have to become. We need to hurry up and save people since time and opportunities are getting less and less. Nothing should interfere with our saving people. There might be more worldly phenomena appearing before the Fa rectifying the human world begins.
Not only should we avoid being distracted, but we also need to have a sense of urgency, and solidly saving people. We cannot be lighthearted, feeling that the evil factor is getting less and less. As long as the evil is not eradicated, it will find our loopholes, and attack us. So we need to maintain a clear head, and be diligent in order to save more people and accomplish our prehistorical vows.