Some Understandings of Master’s 20th Anniversary Fa Teaching
(Minghui.org) This morning, another practitioner told me she dreamed Master asked us to read “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching.” She said the dream was very vivid.
We realized that we had not read this teaching for a long time, so we decided to read it twice.
I’d like to share my understanding after reading this article.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will soon collapse. Facing its demise, it has become even more frantic in carrying out mass arrests of practitioners and reopening brainwashing facilities. Many fellow practitioners are under great pressure. I’m also a little afraid.
“Be it the hardships or the evil’s persecution, whatever it was, you have come through it—truly come through. What’s left [of the evil] is no longer enough to amount to something that could harm Dafa disciples as a whole. It can merely serve to supposedly “test” those who haven’t walked the path well or test certain locales.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
I realized I took the CCP too seriously. The thought that “the Party will go insane in its final days” became a fixed notion. The Party has never stopped harassing and kidnapping Falun Dafa practitioners. The nature of the Party is poisonous, so it is impossible for it not to poison people. As Dafa disciples, we are looked after by Master and righteous gods. This continued persecution is caused by our loopholes that are seized upon by the old forces.
In fact, during the Fa-rectification, the negative factors controlling the CCP are continually being destroyed. So it is by no means accidental if persecution takes place on a large scale. As far as I know, there are some common issues in those areas where mass arrests have recurred.
In some areas, practitioners do things that disrupt the Fa, including even giving speeches to large groups of practitioners. Many practitioners have participated in this. They do not read the Minghui website and have no respect for it.
Failure To Look Within
Some practitioners form little groups and do not look within. The conflicts among them have been severe and usually last a long time.
Some practitioners have not done well with money. They’ve participated in fundraising, pyramid schemes, and network marketing among practitioners.
Some practitioners ignore safety issues and communicate with other practitioners through social media and insecure communications apps. Some areas organize large experience-sharing conferences. Some cities go to extremes by gathering several practitioners together to study the Fa for 24 hours.
This worrisome behavior exists in most areas where the persecution has been severe. Of course, there are many other reasons, but the fundamental one is because practitioners did not follow the requirements of Dafa. The old forces thus took advantage of their loopholes.
“If you truly follow the righteous way in cultivation, nobody will dare to do something to you at will. Besides, you have the protection of my fashen, and you will not be in any danger.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
No matter how crazy the evil may appear, we should do what we should do according to Dafa’s standards and rectify ourselves. The evil will diminish if there are no incorrect states or phenomena among practitioners. At the same time, we all have the divine power that Master granted us. If we pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts, the persecution will be dissolved.
Master said in “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,”
“When bad people in this world appear to be evil, and might act so ferocious, that’s because there are evil entities behind them propping them up. Eliminate those evil entities and that person wouldn’t be able to muster that ferocity anymore.”
“It is not the beings at the surface that are doing evil to Dafa disciples. When you have addressed the factors behind the scenes, take another look at the surface and see what happens. With no factors at work behind the scenes, a human being will do whatever you tell him to. You are a cultivator and someone with abilities, and you are a being who is walking the path to divinity. Whereas that being is an ordinary human, and he is powerless. So you shouldn’t always fix your gaze on the person at the surface. Only when you deal with the factors behind the scenes will you manage to resolve the problem at the root. Only then will you cause a given situation, or that person, to change.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
Waking Up Lost Practitioners
“A while back, some Dafa disciples had not yet stepped forward, so we had to wait and do our best to have them come forth. But the time for this is running out. When I saw students who came out of China, I urged them to tell the students who haven’t stepped forward to quickly do so—to have them quickly find those lost students and spell the facts out for them, for what they otherwise face is a most tragic of ends. Cultivation is no trifling matter. And that’s especially so for Dafa disciples, who shoulder such great historic missions. Bound up in that mission is the survival, the life or death, of simply countless beings. Wouldn’t you call that something major? It’s a huge thing.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
We all know that time is precious and that we are at the final moment of Fa-rectification. We have the responsibility to help those practitioners who are slacking off and have fallen behind.