Don’t Back Away Whenever We Encounter Problems
(Minghui.org) In the Minghui article “Gods’ Resurrection,” a Falun Dafa practitioner recounted the following that his friend saw in another dimension.
“Long ago, in a high level of heaven, Master and two of his disciples were watching a battle between the righteous gods and evil demons. This battle was fought extremely fiercely. The righteous gods died one after another and not many were left. One of the disciples knelt down and begged Master: ‘Please stop the battle. Otherwise, the gods will all be gone.’ Master did not respond. Shortly after, all the gods were dead. The battle was over. Master told his disciples: ‘In fact, it is through this battle that the righteous gods are consummated by giving up everything for the truth of the universe.’ Master then gave new life to the righteous gods and they all resurrected.”
After he heard this from his friend, this practitioner wondered: “If there is war in the human world, how many people would be willing to give up their lives for the truth? When there was such a fierce battle between good and evil in the U.S. election, those practitioners who had not studied the Fa solidly enough became disillusioned and demoralized. Some questioned the Minghui editorial that specifically pointed out that we should support Trump. And others even began to have doubts about Dafa.”
This practitioner also wrote that maybe those practitioners felt that when the United States has been infiltrated by the communist specter to such an extent and the new administration has close ties with the Chinese Communist Party, no one will stand up for justice for Dafa and Dafa disciples in the U.S., and might be retaliated against because they supported Trump. So those practitioners lost hope and confidence in Dafa and Master.
Reading this practitioner's sharing, I realized that it’s not something that only concerns practitioners in the U.S. It also poses a serious and very practical question for us in China: What should we do after the surface of the universe loses its balance?
I enlightened that we used to have limited understandings of things and the universe before we learned Dafa. For example, our perception of Taiji was black and white—the black Taiji eye was white; the white Taiji eye was black. However, Master has clarified that both Taiji eyes in the Falun emblem are transparent, with one eye being red at the top and black at the bottom, and another red at the top and blue at the bottom. From this, I realized that the surface balance or imbalance of the universe is under the control of the Fa, even at the highest level.
What Do Dafa Practitioners Really Live For?
The U.S. election and fellow practitioners’ reactions to it also led me to think about what exactly are we living and cultivating for.
I know that even after some practitioners have taken up Dafa, they still don’t truly understand the Fa and continue to live for their reputations or leisure. When some are arrested or even sentenced, they may have all kinds of thoughts surface and hold on to their sentimentality.
In the face of the chaos from the election, some practitioners advocated for “heavy-handed politics,” some insisted on “law and order,” some preferred “democracy and freedom,” some were enthusiastic about a “republican system,” some attacked the “extreme leftist hooligans,” and some called out the “rightist thugs.” It is really hard to distinguish who is right and who is wrong.
Master taught us:
“No matter how much I say, you still have to walk the path of cultivation yourselves. To walk this path well and progress to its end--nothing is more extraordinary. I say that because during the journey you will have hardships, tests of every sort, unforeseen ordeals, and you will have unexpected interference from all kinds of attachments and emotion. The interference will come from family, society, good friends, and even fellow cultivators. And along with this there is interference from changes in the state of human society and from human notions that were formed in society. All of those things can drag you back to being like an ordinary person. But if you can break through all of it, you can advance towards godhood.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII)
I feel the guidance in this Fa teaching is particularly profound and specific. I understand that Master wanted to remind us not to be interfered with by our human notions. And such notions may not necessarily come from the persecution only, but also from our families, relatives and friends, fellow practitioners, and society.
When I evaluated and thought about it in light of the Fa, the state of society and individuals were no longer “hard to distinguish” to me.
So what do we Dafa practitioners live for anyway? We live to fulfill ourselves and the mission we have undertaken in the Fa. No matter what the situation in the world is, we should be undisturbed, clear-headed, and unwavering.
Study the Fa and Eliminate the Notion of Struggle
Infiltration, disruption, disintegration, and replacement are what the Communist Party is good at. In addition to deception, incitement, and gangsterism, they have plenty of tricks up their sleeve. The Chinese Communist Party is particularly skillful at infiltrating. Take a look at the CCP's tactics discussed in the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and think about the current situation in the U.S. Isn't it similar?
So, could Trump have solved this problem of communist infiltration? Even if he used his presidential power to take “thunderbolt” action, he would not have been able to solve the root problem. (Of course, he could do so to restore the stability of society quickly, but he did not choose that option.) Human beings have a human state, and our Dafa practitioners are different, and we should be able to understand the fundamental solution to the complex environment of society.
From studying the section “The Supernormal Ability of Clairvoyance” in Zhuan Falun, I realized that human functions are limited by levels and that human thoughts are unstable at the worldly level; only when people break through and reach the level of Arhat or higher can human thoughts be stabilized. Therefore, in order to see the truth of things in a more stable way while cultivating among ordinary people, we can only rely on the power of the Fa to achieve this.
In other words, we must study the Fa and go beyond the realm of ordinary people in order to truly learn the connotation of the Fa and see the essence of the problem.
The Communist Party Is an Evil Spirit That Is Against Nature and Humanity
The Nine Commentaries said, “Unlike the communist regime, non-communist societies, even those suffering under rigid totalitarian rule and dictatorship, often allow some degree of self-organization and self-determination. Ancient Chinese society was ruled according to a binary structure. In rural regions, clans were the center of an independent social organization, while urban areas were organized around local guilds. The top-down government did not extend below the county level.”
“Even the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi) regime, perhaps the cruelest regime under a dictatorship other than those of communist parties, allowed the right to private property. Communist regimes eradicate any forms of social organization or elements independent of the Party, replacing them with highly centralized power structures from the top down. If bottom-up social structures allow for the natural self-determination of individuals or groups, then communist rule by its essence opposes this natural state of society.”
When I studied the section “The Supernormal Ability of Precognition and Retrocognition” in Zhuan Falun, I realized that the Communist Party is an evil creature that is against Dafa. If we still cannot understand this point, it will be difficult to understand the Nine Commentaries, let alone Zhuan Falun.
It is because we take the “nature” mentioned in Master's “Expounding on the Fa” (Essentials for Further Advancement) as a real and normal state that we cannot go beyond humanness. Just like Pigsy in the novel Journey to the West, whenever he encountered trouble and difficulty, he always talked about disbanding the team and going back to his hometown in Gao Village.
If we can really transform the notion of human struggle, we might have a fresh understanding of human society and come to see that mankind has been deceived and that the Great Creator is anxiously waiting for mankind to overcome the control of the communist specter and awaken to their conscience.
For us Dafa disciples, only when we have a clear understanding of the current state of affairs can we better assist Master in saving sentient beings and fulfill our mission.