We Cannot Count on Everyday People – We Are Playing the Leading Role
(Minghui.org) The challenges to the U.S. general election results have been going on for a while. On the human level, they seem to have reached a critical moment, since all possible ways have been tried but failed.
On December 12, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Texas lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump was disappointed by the decision and said that the high court did not have the courage to hear the case despite mounting evidence of election fraud. Since the Supreme Court represents the highest judicial organ, its dismissal of the Texas lawsuit to some degree means that the legal route to challenge the election results may have come to a dead end.
Many Trump supporters had wished that Trump would take drastic measures at this critical juncture in history, such as imposing martial law or invoking the Insurrection Act, because the U.S. election had been interfered with by foreign forces. But Trump shot down the idea, twitting on December 20 that, “Martial law = Fake News.” Not knowing what other options may be there, many Trump supporters grew increasingly worried.
As Dafa disciples, what have we been doing with regard to this issue? Like everyday people, some practitioners are also waiting for Trump to take drastic measures and wondering what would happen if he fails to spring into action.
Through discussions, I found that many practitioners, myself included, have yet been able to handle this situation in a way that a Dafa disciple is supposed to do. More specifically, we spend lots of time every day following election news and are very attached to it emotionally. But on things that we should have done well, such as sending forth righteous thoughts, we have slacked off in terms of both frequency and intensity of sending forth righteous thoughts.
That is, many of us feel that we have somehow been restrained on this issue – we clearly know sending forth righteous thoughts is critical, but we are unable to do it well.
There are also some practitioners who consider doing the three things as usual is adequate. Without a clear understanding of the importance and urgency of the election, they are simply doing routine things. Personally, I consider it critical to know what is going on and prioritize things in an appropriate way.
This is similar to Shen Yun promotion, something very important for us. Practitioners all knew Shen Yun's urgency and paid great attention to the project. We often sent forth righteous thoughts together or came up with a schedule to ensure sending forth righteous thoughts around the clock – after all, we knew that the ticket selling had a deadline. In fact, the general election also has a deadline and it is now counting down to the day when the final result must be legally certified by Congress.
I also found that some practitioners, again myself included, still harbor the attachment of relying on ordinary people to help us achieve the desirable outcome. For example, we hope that a judge would address the justice, that Trump would take concrete actions, or that a miracle might happen (we knew that Trump was chosen by the divine, so we thought that he would for sure be reelected with the help from the divine).
After all these expectations failed one after another, I suddenly realized that we Dafa disciples are those who are playing the leading role in this battle between good and evil. We have no one to count on. In fact, everyday people are counting on us (to be saved). If that is the case, how can we reverse the cause and effect relation to rely on everyday people? Furthermore, an everyday person can be very weak and he or she can be heavily influenced by interferences from other dimensions. If practitioners have not done well clearing out interferences in other dimensions, there is no way everyday people can be counted on to resolve this.
It is now or never – if we don't grasp this precious opportunity to save people, there may be no more chances. I sincerely hope that we can truly fulfill our mission and play the leading role on this issue. For me, I think the most important thing is to rectify myself and do well in sending forth righteous thoughts.
I would also like to share Master’s teachings. “‘Tathagata’ is what human beings call someone who’s come with the truth and the power to do what he wants, whereas real Buddhas are guardians of the cosmos and are responsible for all righteous elements in the cosmos.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference”, Guiding the Voyage)
Above are my personal opinions and please let me know if there is anything inappropriate.