Don’t Be Moved By Human Affairs
(Minghui.org) I have been following the situation in Hong Kong on the internet. I checked often to see if there were any new developments, and whether the situation was favorable to the Hong Kong people, or if it was moving toward the direction of democracy.
I was sorely disappointed and worried about the Hong Kong people after witnessing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) threats, deceptive tactics, and their preparation to suppress the Hong Kong people.
I felt helpless and depressed yesterday. Something was bothering me, and I was confused while sending forth righteous thoughts. I searched inward, and realized I was greatly affected by the situation in Hong Kong.
Hanging onto Human Notions
I was hoping that the Hong Kong people’s resistance could lead China towards democracy. I still had hidden expectations that the CCP leaders would make the changes. And behind these human thoughts was the attachment to the Fa-rectification ending this year. I was hoping to find “clues” from events that were taking place in human society.
But expectations and hopes stemming from the human heart will only bring disappointments. The reason why I was disappointed by the CCP leaders was because I was still delusional about them.
When I dug further, I discovered that I was relying on and depending on ordinary people, whether it was the CCP leaders or righteous people around the world. And when the situation did not turn out as I expected, I felt helpless and depressed.
On this issue, I was very much influenced by what was happening in Hong Kong, and I was looking at things from an ordinary people’s perspective. So from that angle, the CCP seemed very strong, and the righteous forces could not do anything about it.
The fact that I was concerned about the situation in Hong Kong was an attachment in itself. Everything is arranged by divine beings, and the events are exposing the CCP’s malicious behavior. As they carry out their brutal and aggressive acts, the world is witnessing their true nature – wicked, cruel, and deceptive. People will be awakened; therefore, there is no need for us to worry.
Looking at the Situation from the Need and Standpoint of the Fa
Practitioners’ thoughts carry tremendous amounts of energy. If many of us look at the situation with human thinking, not only will we lose our sense of direction, we will also give the old forces an excuse to interfere. And this could have a negative impact on our efforts to save sentient beings.
Once I figured things out, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my attachments to dependency and negative thoughts. The substances that were bothering me earlier disappeared.
I then recited the Fa, and felt calmer and more peaceful. I was surrounded by a powerful energy, and my understanding about cultivation was strong and clear. I felt that the affairs in this world were far away. I had nothing to do with them and I did not have to worry about them.
The CCP is so ugly and paltry. Those who don’t want to quit the CCP organizations are pitiful and pathetic. All lives must choose between good and evil. And whatever they choose will determine their position in the future. Dafa and the Fa-rectification set the standard. We should not be obsessed with events in the world and it is time to let go of these thoughts.
I think we should continue to do the three things well. And when it comes to human affairs, we can read about them, but we should not take them to heart, and we should definitely not be trapped by them. If possible, we should read more Minghui articles instead.
I remember a notice published by the Minghui Editorial Board, “Call for Articles for the 16th China Fahui on Minghui.org.” It said, “Dafa disciples have been through twenty years of Fa-rectification cultivation. On the 20th anniversary of resisting the persecution and clarifying the truth, let us take a moment to reflect on our journey thus far of cultivating and accomplishing our mission. Let us write down how we break through human notions and remain unswayed by the warped notions, and how we take the Fa as the teacher and take one step after another in our journey back to our true selves. Our experience sharing will encourage everyone to “Compare in studying, compare in cultivating” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin), and help more practitioners walk well the path of cultivation.”
At present, the most important thing is to not be moved by events in human society. Let’s calm our hearts and write a sharing article for the 16th China Fahui on Minghui.org. This is following Master’s Fa-rectification arrangement, disintegrating the bad elements, saving sentient beings, and progressing toward consummation.