Discussing Some Practitioners’ Attitudes to the Coronavirus
(Minghui.org) The Wuhan coronavirus has spread to more than 100 countries and regions. In recent times, there have been earthquakes, a locust plague, and other disasters. The old forces have been carrying out their plan in full force.
We Dafa practitioners don’t accept the old forces’ arrangements; we follow Master’s plan to utilize these arrangements to save sentient beings. I read many articles published on the Minghui website about fellow practitioners doing well with what they should do. I believe that divine beings must respect these practitioners.
Recently we were sharing experiences in our area and we noticed that some practitioners’ attitudes were not correct. Some self-quarantined and no longer joined the group Fa-study. Others expressed feeling lucky that they were protected from the virus because of Dafa. Some tried to clarify the truth about Dafa to relatives, but were rebuffed. Some practitioners just wouldn’t go out and talk to people, even though people in many residential communities were free to come and go.
The Purpose of Clarifying the Truth
One issue I noticed was about clarifying the truth and persuading people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its related organizations. They simplified the truth-clarification process to a few sentences, such as, “Hello, have you heard of quitting the Party to keep safe? Have you joined the Party or any of its youth organizations, like the Youth League and Young Pioneers? Have you heard about Falun Dafa, which teaches us to be good people? Please remember that Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. How about quitting the Party with a pseudonym?”
This is not really truth-clarification. Therefore, many people didn’t respond well or didn’t quit the Party. I also noticed that some people quit the Party, but still don’t understand much about what they were doing.
“No, that won’t do. Not at all! They must agree to it. If they don’t express it or say it, it doesn’t count. That’s because they have actually professed that they would do things for the wicked Party, contribute to the wicked Party, and even devote their lives to it. They have uttered those words.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
“It’s not like everyone who believes in God is willing to withdraw from the Party. What we are doing is helping people to see how evil the CCP is.” (“Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public”, Team Yellow Translation)
Master’s teaching in “The Ultimate Goal of Clarifying the Truth” also explained the importance of clarifying the truth. In addition, we practitioners should harmonize our efforts with each other.
Once, I met a woman who was defensive and agitated when I tried to talk to her about Dafa. I maintain my xinxing and did not get emotional. We talked for a long time. I answered her questions and cleared her doubts. Finally, she quit the Party.
She told me that another practitioner had also clarified the truth to her, but the approach was too direct and there was no explanation of the relationship between disasters and the Party membership. I told her that practitioners usually have only a few seconds to talk to a stranger on the street, so they can’t explain things in detail. Besides, some people who are brainwashed by the Party might call the police to arrest practitioners, so they tend to act in a low-key way.
“The evil Party is still persecuting Falun Gong practitioners,” I said. “They are arrested, sentenced to years of imprisonment, and the Party even harvests vital organs from practitioners.” She agreed with my points.
My take from this conversation is that Dafa practitioners are on a sacred mission to save people. If we don’t do well and can’t save people, we may cause some people to misunderstand us.
The Importance of Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
Sending forth righteous thoughts is utilizing one’s supernatural powers. Master included this subject in many teachings and we should be very clear about it. However, there are some practitioners that appear to fall asleep when sending righteous thoughts.
Maybe they are just completing a task without realizing the importance of using supernatural powers? If one doesn’t send forth righteous thoughts correctly, the interference will be heavier and more frequent.
Sending forth strong and powerful righteous thoughts is based on a good understanding of the Fa. Studying the Fa well, sending forth righteous thoughts well, and clarifying the truth well are interrelated. Any one will affect the other two. Maintaining our own cultivation state is the most fundamental guarantee to do them well.
Regarding our cultivation state, some practitioners no longer are attached to fame and reputation among ordinary people but become attached to fame and reputation among fellow practitioners. Isn’t this an attachment, too?
Indoctrination Prevents Completely Believing in the Fa
Indoctrination by the CCP prevents some practitioners from believing in the Fa. Thus they have a difficult time understanding the meaning of the Fa at higher levels. Even Party members don’t believe in the Party ideology. They say one thing in public, but do the opposite in private.
There is a more serious issue about indoctrination by the Party. If a practitioner has succumbed to indoctrination, they do not believe the Fa teachings. In other words, one doesn’t believe in Master or the Fa.
Master’s teachings are plain and easy to understand, but some practitioners still can’t see the Fa. The indoctrination is too strong, which hinders their ability to enlighten. The Party's indoctrination of ordinary people adds energy to the evil Party. But a practitioner has more energy, and thus their indoctrination strengthens the Party even more.
When inundated due to indoctrination, it is more difficult to clarify the truth to people. We often recommend that people read books like Disintegration of Party Culture and Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I think that practitioners should also read these books.
The old forces are closely looking at every practitioner. Fellow practitioners, please be alert and diligent!