Some Reflections on the U.S. Election
(Minghui.org) Regarding this year's United States presidential election, as Falun Dafa practitioners, we understand that one of the candidates, President Donald Trump, holds traditional values, has a clear understanding of the rogue nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and has the courage to face off against the evil. On the other hand, the other candidate has an intricate relationship with the CCP and is morally and politically corrupt. Dafa practitioners of course hoped that President Trump would be re-elected, so that he could continue to restrain the CCP and allow more people to be saved.
However, Trump's re-election bid was met with unpredictable issues, and it now seems that there are tremendous obstacles to his securing a second term. I believe that the situation has something to do with the overall cultivation state of Dafa practitioners. Many practitioners had put too much hope on the U.S. government and even hoped to rely on it to push forward the progress of the Fa-rectification of the human world. Their hearts were moved by what was unfolding in the election. Some closely followed “self-media” [independently operated social media accounts, including Youtube channels] run by certain practitioners to get the most updated information.
On election night, when practitioners saw that President Trump appeared to be winning the election, they felt very happy and went to bed. But when they woke up the next morning, they were stunned to see that the election results in several states had suddenly been flipped. I think that those practitioners didn’t keep in heart that the progress of Fa-rectification is closely related to practitioners’ overall cultivation state and how we are doing in saving people. Perhaps the old forces had taken advantage of our mentality of relying on the U.S. government and getting carried away.
Of course, the fact that a grand mission often corresponds to equally significant tribulation in the human world is part of the “mutual generation and mutual inhibition” principle of the old universe. On the other hand, the old forces might think that Dafa disciples still have omissions that needs to be tested. And also, there has to be a tough process for the world’s people to recognize the evil out there and make the right choice.
Whatever the case, I think Dafa practitioners should learn from the lesson, let go of our reliance on ordinary people, especially when major social events happen. Don’t follow other practitioners’ self-media that closely, but read Minghui.org more, so that we can have a clear understanding of things and avoid unintentionally affecting the progress of Fa-rectification due to our human hearts.
I welcome fellow practitioners to point out anything improper in my quick sharing.