Aligning Ourselves with the Will of the Divine
(Minghui.org) On January 6, my local practitioners and I sent forth righteous thoughts for Trump’s re-election till midnight. The next day, I learned what had happened the day before, including the U.S. Congress’s certification of the next president.
Trump did not admit defeat and said that the fight would continue. He nonetheless issued a statement promising an “orderly transition” of power on January 20.
This unexpected result made me disappointed and sad. I became depressed, but then suddenly realized that this mindset of mine had a big problem. Looking into it further, I saw that I was stuck with an idea in mind – thinking how this issue should have proceeded in the human society. In other words, I was strongly attached to the result on the surface in the human level.
So I asked myself: “Is my idea the same as the divine's will?” Suddenly, I came to an enlightenment and a strong thought emerged from the bottom of my heart: “The divine’s will must not be violated. What the divine intends to achieve will for sure happen.” When sending forth righteous thoughts for this again, I found myself full of strong energy, just like when I did this in the beginning.
I have realized that, since Trump was chosen by the divine, his deep belief in the divine, his kindness, and his personality were probably prearranged. His way of conducting himself and doing things, and his handling of many issues could have been used by the divine as opportunities for people to choose a side and position themselves. Exactly how this will unfold, only the Creator is controlling it.
“When human beings look at the world, they do so from amidst one level of particles. For example, this world that human beings see is between two types of particles--molecules and planets--and they look at this world from amidst the particles that are made up of molecules. Gods are different. A god looks at, within the scope of his abilities, the outcomes of what will happen with all the particles in the cosmos as they relate to one thing. They look at things multi-dimensionally and from all perspectives, and that's why multiple goals are achieved by the things they arrange,” (“Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VI)
Some practitioners felt that there would be no more need to continue sending forth righteous thoughts since the result has already been set in stone, citing comments made by a renowned commentator in one news media run by practitioners. I think it is not wrong for a news media to comment on this from an everyday person’s perceptive. But no matter who said that, it is not from Master or the Fa. Dafa disciples do not need to judge this; otherwise the effect could be negative. For such a major heavenly phenomenon, no error would be allowed to happen. It is just how people position themselves in the process.
The critical question is, during this crucial historical moment when the vicious jumped to the front stage and acted recklessly, when the innocent are wronged and when justice is endangered, how do each of us Dafa disciples think and act in this situation?
“What is a Buddha? He is the guarantor of all beings at his level, the protector of all beings, and the defender of the truth of the universe.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Founding Ceremony of the Singaporean Falun Dafa Association”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. I)
Master also said,
“...the Buddha Fa is boundless.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. V)
Let us follow the divine’s will and fully utilize the divine power of the Buddha Fa to eliminate the viciousness, assist Master with Fa-rectification, and save sentient beings.
Above are my personal understandings. Please point out anything that is not in accordance with the Fa.