(Minghui.org) A fellow practitioner who recently recommended a Minghui article to me said, “Everything has changed. The Fa-rectification will end in a certain year.” I thought to myself, “No matter when it will end, I must cultivate myself well. The closer we get to the end, the more I need to cultivate well.” Master said,

“...Once the number to save is fulfilled,All evils shall be destroyed all at once.(“Kalpa’s End,” Hong Yin III)

I enlightened that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) covered everything in his teachings. However, after reading the article, I was a little worried. I believe that there are multiple factors to everything. Diligent practitioners were probably not affected, while the practitioners who had been yearning for the end of Fa-rectification might be disappointed and disheartened.

At the end of every day, I reflect on what I have not done well during the day, remind myself to be diligent, and use all the time available to do the three things well. Fellow practitioners have commented, “You have such a great cultivation environment: You don’t need to go to work to make a living, and you don’t need to care for grandchildren. How nice!” I replied, “I created this situation by myself. If I had forgotten why I had come down to this world and my vow to Master and thought I was just here to be a human being, I would have been living like an ordinary person.”

I also have parents and grandchildren. Because of the persecution, my husband left me for another woman, and I raised my daughter by myself. She invited me to live with her after she got married. I have two grandchildren, one boy and one girl. I suggested that her mother-in-law look after the kids. She then came to live with us. We became one big family.

A few years ago, my mother got ill, was in a vegetative state, and needed constant care. My brother and sister-in-law were very busy and had to go to work. I cooked for them for more than a year. Then I let go of my attachment to my mother. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the lowly evil minions that interfered with my doing the three things. I got out of the cooking responsibilities and only did it occasionally. Every day, my father and I got my mother into the wheelchair so she could move around a bit. My father took care of her for five years until she passed away.

After my mother passed away, I took care of my father for about 10 months because I was worried about him. Then, I let go of my sentimentality for my father. Instead of making his meals every day, I visited him when I had time to make something special for him, such as dumplings or rice with a stir fry. He was happy about that. I went back to my routine and continued doing the three things.

Sometimes, my daughter was tempted to get a job. I advised her not to. I said to her, “Your mother-in-law is not well: sometimes her legs hurt, and she has pancreatitis. Do not count on me to look after your kids. A woman’s role is traditionally in the family. Just make do with the income you have. You have an apartment and a car. As long as you have enough money, that’s good enough.” She agreed.

My son-in-law got a raise, and his salary went from 3,300 yuan to 4,800 yuan a month.

Master said, “Learning the Fa is itself a blessing—how would you have lost anything?” (Teachings at the First Conference in North America)

I enlightened that Master was responsible for this. As long as I do the three things well, situations will change.

Another practitioner said, “I am in a different situation: You have a daughter and I have a son. It is the paternal grandmother’s responsibility to look after grandchildren.”

I am not against caring for family. I told them about practitioner Ms. Jing, whose son and daughter-in-law were away from home running a business. They left their 8-month-old daughter for Ms. Jing to care for. However, this did not stop her from setting up a home-based printing site to provide clarifying the truth materials for fellow practitioners. In addition, she went out to clarify the truth, passed out materials, and sent righteous thoughts. Her granddaughter is now 8 years old. In those 8 years, she never stopped doing the three things. If you prioritize saving people, things will take care of themselves.

Master said,

“Dafa disciples have a duty and must, no matter what, fulfill the vows that brought them to this world. For it was on that account that you once pledged your life as a god and were thus allowed to become today the most magnificent kind of being in the cosmos—a disciple of Dafa.” (“To the European Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress)

If you have attachments, depend on others, and wait for it all to end instead of cultivating yourself and doing the three things well, even though you study the Fa and do the exercises every day, you will not elevate. More than that, you are not a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification. Let us not forget the vows we made before we came down to this world. We will regret it if we do not fulfill our vows when everything ends.

Chinese version available

Category: Improving Oneself