Don't Get Sidetracked by Current Events, Only Dafa Disciples Have the Ability to Save People
(Minghui.org) The U.S. Presidential election has stirred the hearts of the world's people. Some said this election is not just choosing who becomes the next U.S. president but a choice of which direction the world is heading. As Dafa disciples, however, we know that we cannot rely on ordinary people. Only we can save people.
Then how should we balance this relationship since everyone in this world has to take a stance and choose their future? Let us review Master’s teachings on this. I'd also like to share my understandings. Please kindly point it out if there is anything inappropriate.
Putting our hopes on non-practitioners implies that we regard this persecution from the perspective of an ordinary person.
“You know, a lot of students haven't understood things clearly during this persecution and have considered it an ordinary human persecution against human beings. In fact, this persecution is entirely an unprecedented evil test of Dafa disciples that was arranged by the old forces. And they don't let the evil beings that are being used know the true situation--they are truly doing damage.” (Touring North America to Teach the Fa)
Some practitioners view the situation with the mindset of an ordinary person, hoping that the persecution will end soon. Consequently when an ordinary person comes forward to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), they put their hope in them. The stronger the attachment, the worse the results. We've had too many lessons like this over the years.
As cultivators, we know that the CCP is simply a tool used by the old forces to temper Dafa disciples and to stop people from being saved. If the CCP is no longer powerful, the old forces will use something else in human society to achieve its evil objectives.
“Don’t take the wicked CCP’s disintegration to be your goal. The CCP is nothing, and I have never seen it as cause for worry. It is just something that was created expressly for Fa-rectification. By its very nature it is antithetical to the cosmos, and so the forces of the entire cosmos have wanted to destroy it. This has led to there being an old force that is dedicated to its preservation. It has protected it for over a hundred years and saw to it that it gained experience that would allow it to, in the final stage, oppose Dafa disciples’ effort to save sentient beings; to act as a brutal ordeal when Dafa disciples were to succeed at cultivation; and to serve as a demon who brings chaos to the world when you were to save sentient beings. That’s all it is, so don’t give it so much weight or let your goals revolve around it. It’s not worthy. What you do is for saving sentient beings.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
Master also said,
“The wicked CCP exists solely for this one purpose, and whether you go after it or not, it will fall apart. Once our Dafa disciples have completed the things that they are to do, it will fall apart for sure. But in the meantime, as good and evil collide, each life’s choice of where it stands, the path that each chooses, and the conduct of these sentient beings will determine where they head in the future. That’s how all this works.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
He also said,
“If Dafa disciples' cultivation were to end today, if just this many people were to be saved--if the number of the world's people to be saved was just this many--and everything were to end at this point, it would take less than a day for the evil party to disintegrate. (Applause) That's because the purpose of its existence, the reason history created it in the first place, and the process of sustaining it all have been for the sake of Dafa disciples validating the Fa today. That is what the old forces arranged. When it's no longer of any use, why would it be kept? It is nothing in the universe. Only the cultivation of Dafa disciples and the saving of sentient beings are concrete and real. Only the elevation of Dafa disciples' levels and only the mighty virtue that Dafa disciples have been establishing during this process are eternal. They are for the future. What significance do other things have, then? None whatsoever. Anyone or anything that has had an interfering effect during this period will be disintegrated and completely destroyed as they pay their debts.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII)
Whether we seek everyday people's help, call for an end to the persecution or to disintegrate the CCP, these are ways of clarifying the truth that everyday people can understand. As Dafa disciples, we should not get sidetracked and take disintegrating the CCP as our mission.
“Toppling the wicked CCP is not the goal of cultivation. Rather, for Dafa disciples the ultimate goal in cultivation is to reach Consummation. We expose the persecution in order to help people see the evil for what it is, and thus be saved. The disintegration of the wicked CCP is Heaven’s mandate and a historical inevitability, and not something worthy of Dafa disciples doing things solely to that end.” (“Cleaning Up,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol III)
Dafa Disciples Are Taking the Lead in Saving People
Everything in this world is arranged by gods. Divine beings have the final say as to who gets elected in the end. Practitioners still need to open the hearts of those the gods choose by clarifying the truth to them.
Many people understood the facts after practitioners exposed the CCP's crimes. These people will then act, voicing their support, resisting or rejecting the CCP. Every awakened being is precious. In our hearts, we don’t depend on any influential person nor are we attached to changes in the world. We continue to focus on clarifying the truth. Aren't people's positive actions an extension and continuation of our truth clarification efforts? Aren’t we, Dafa disciples, taking the lead? As more and more people know the truth, won’t the forces of justice be stronger? Absolutely!
Conversely, if we pin our hopes on a certain ordinary person, it will form a strong attachment and the old forces will take advantage of our loopholes. Furthermore, as a result of our attachment, where have we positioned that ordinary person, Dafa disciples and Dafa?
Practitioners are the ones saving the world's people. Ordinary people are not saving Dafa disciples. No one can take our place in saving people, and we don’t rely on ordinary people. Clarifying the truth thoroughly encourages people with a sense of justice. It also strengthens the world's righteous forces.
These are my personal understandings. If fellow practitioners find anything that is not in accordance with Master's teachings, please kindly point it out.