(Minghui.org) The person mentioned in a previous editorial has said things against Dafa and Shen Yun, publicly gone against Master, and collected so-called “evidence” from practitioners in the name of “the media.” Videos produced by this person have been used by secret agents to transform practitioners (turning them against Dafa) and stir up trouble.
Master taught us:
“At this critical juncture, those who follow along are precisely the ones who will be picked out, and the purpose is to eliminate them. This is the real reason behind the old forces using the people who are currently causing trouble.” (“Cultivation in Dafa Is Serious”)
At the critical moment before an elimination occurs (for reasons not limited to this case), only those who truly cultivate can look at the issue based on the Fa and firm up their righteous thoughts, while arrogant and self-righteous people with strong human notions and emotions continue to be muddle-headed. These people are exactly the ones that the old forces are picking out.
In conflicts, some people always think that “Master will be deceived,” “Master doesn’t know about it,” or “Master doesn’t know this better than I do.” Such people always reject and deny articles published by the Minghui Editorial Board. While these articles are indeed written by practitioners, they are not individual cultivation sharings but rather a reflection of Master’s compassion toward His disciples. What is it that clouds your mind? Aren’t these behaviors all caused by your looking at things with strong human emotions and notions? If it goes on for a long time, how can you continue to be a Dafa disciple? When the old forces take dangerous actions against you, will your arguments and excuses help you?
There have long been people who act and evaluate things based on human emotions, without measuring things against the Fa. They don’t even identify with Master or the Fa Master teaches us, and put their human emotions and notions in a higher place. All the chaos and negative things are caused by such human emotions. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People.” At critical moments, with the Fa that Master has taught us, it’s only considered a Dafa disciple’s righteous thoughts if we can look at things and evaluate ourselves based on the Fa.
Human emotions are substances from within the Three Realms. Master told us, “...humans are immersed in emotion and it is hard for them to break away. A person cannot cultivate and make progress without freeing himself from emotion.” (Teachings at the First Conference in North America) Unless we can look within unconditionally, it would be very hard to free ourselves from the control of human emotions.
When others cause trouble, we need to keep our own hearts unmoved so that we don’t give an audience to the chaos. Only when we truly have firm faith in Dafa and aren’t attached to ourselves can we truly achieve what Master said in June 1999 at the end of Teachings at the Midwestern U.S. Conference, “Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.”
If you don’t identify with the underlying issue that Master has revealed to us, then what human notions, emotions and attachments have you cultivated away when you encounter problems? Wake up quickly! Only when you transcend human emotions can you have your righteous thoughts truly emerge, escape the danger the old forces have laid out for you, and come back to Dafa. Only then do you truly cherish yourself and cherish Dafa.
Minghui Editorial BoardSeptember 5, 2023