A Reminder to Be Clearheaded in the Face of the Coronavirus Epidemic
(Minghui.org) The recent novel coronavirus outbreak in China was announced over the 2020 Lunar New Year. Several provinces, cities, districts, and villages have put their communities on lockdown, blocking roads in and out of the community. In districts where the outbreak is severe, schools and businesses have closed and the streets are deserted. I would like to share my understandings on this situation.
Master said, “Dafa disciples are now sentient beings’ only, sole hope for salvation.” (“Righteous Thoughts,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol III)
If all Dafa practitioners stay home, how can we clarify the truth to people and save them? How can we meet with other practitioners, exchange understandings, and coordinate how to best handle the crisis? We must break through this obstacle created by the old forces. I persuaded my family to see fellow practitioners and we exchanged thoughts on the situation. As practitioners, we must face the outbreak courageously and keep reminding ourselves how to best use this opportunity.
Our primary mission as Dafa disciples is to save sentient beings, regardless of the challenges.
Most people in China appear numb and are actually grateful to the Communist regime for its efforts to control the outbreak. What they don't realize is that the outbreak spread so rapidly precisely because Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials intentionally withheld information during the beginning stages of the virus. They're not aware that this epidemic is the result of people being focused on making money and enjoying the “good life” and forgetting to be kind
I sent information about the situation to different people. In a short time, I observed that people around me began to clearly see the truth. They also passed the information on to others. Although the CCP has not stopped monitoring the Internet, as long as we have compassionate and pure thoughts, and remember that our goal is to save people and not get involved in politics, we will walk the path arranged by Master. The old forces won't dare to interfere.
Our Thoughts and Actions Influence Others
Many Dafa practitioners I know have become numb in the face of the outbreak. They don't know what to do and are going along with arrangements made by non-practitioners, such as staying indoors and avoiding contact with the outside world. Some have a lot of complaints and are behaving worse than non-practitioners.
As practitioners, what we say, our actions, and even our thoughts can impact the people around us. I suggest that practitioners maintain a clear mind. In times like this, all the more should we do what Dafa disciples are required to do. We should help people understand how wonderful Falun Dafa is so that they can be saved. How can we listen to ordinary people's arrangements and avoid meeting other practitioners or sharing our understandings on the Fa?
I would like to suggest the following:
1. Use different means to clarify the truth and walk your own path.2. We must be clearheaded. Use the Fa teachings to guide our thoughts and actions. 3. When we tell people about Dafa, pay attention to our tone; be kind and mindful of what we say. Don't have human thoughts such as revenge, fighting against the CCP, and so on. Instead, use compassion and righteous thoughts. Master said in (Hong Yin II, Translation Version A): “Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world”
I also want to remind all practitioners: “We are messengers of the divine here to save sentient beings. Don't believe the Party's propaganda and act like ordinary people.”
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,, The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol II)
Only when we walk the path arranged by Master are we fulfilling our responsibilities.