Cultivation of Speech and Looking at Things with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, some fellow practitioners spread some news such as "so and so had been 'reformed'," "it is a dangerous period at the moment" and "the evil has given orders that the police can shoot Dafa practitioners who post and distribute flyers," etc. Some practitioners felt uneasy upon hearing these remarks and they further spread them to others, causing serious obstruction to many practitioners and the Fa-rectification as a whole. In fact, the evil has reached its last stage of struggle, which is also its weakest period. As for each of our Dafa practitioners, no matter what we hear, it's a good opportunity to improve our xinxing (mind or heart nature, moral character). We should strictly require ourselves to follow the Fa principles Master has taught us as well as the righteous thoughts we have cultivated.
Master said in "In the Dao" from Hong Yin, "Hear as if hear not------ Mind not disturbed." I realized that we Dafa practitioners should keep a clear mind and look at things with righteous thoughts at all times. Understanding this with Master's Fa principles, I realized this [recent disturbance] is the old forces' taking advantage of our practitioners' omissions and trying to disrupt our righteous thoughts so as to interfere with and obstruct the Fa-rectification progress. Some practitioners bring all kinds of human notions formed in everyday people's work into cultivation, and they end up causing serious interference and obstruction for both themselves and fellow practitioners; at the same time, the evil also gains some breathing room because of this. Hopefully all of us can study the Fa well, strengthen righteous thoughts and pay attention to our cultivation of speech.
We are Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples. Master has told us the Fa principles in Zhuan Falun a long time ago, "matter and mind are one thing;" at the same time, Master also told us, "What Are Supernormal Abilities," "Dafa is Indestructible" and "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful." Master said in "Also in a Few Words," "Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples' rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that's how great the power is." (Essentials for Further Advancement II)
At the same time, Master endowed us with the divine power of the Buddha Fa, in addition to the powerful tool of righteous thoughts used to eliminate the evil. Master also told us the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition, "If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)," Essentials for Further Advancement II) "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces." ("Dafa is Indestructible," Essentials for Further Advancement II) I realized that as Dafa disciples we should keep a pure, harmonious and steady mindset under the present situation to fulfill all of our historic responsibilities. We should not allow our hearts to get carried away whenever we hear something and regard the evil as something to be afraid of. Although the remaining evil is still acting frenziedly, our little finger is more than enough to crush it. Our heart and mind absolutely cannot be moved by the evil. Master said, "just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)," Essentials for Further Advancement II) The evil is not worthy of testing Dafa practitioners, and we absolutely will not allow the evil to interfere with Dafa. We must be responsible for all righteous elements, we should use the powerful righteous thoughts that Dafa has endowed us with to eliminate all evil that is beyond salvation and assist Master in the human world.
It's extremely important to pay attention to safety when doing Dafa work in a dangerous and harsh environment. However, some practitioners tend to over-emphasize the superficial side of the work and forget that the true purpose of doing the work is to rectify the Fa. Therefore, their righteous thoughts are not powerful enough. They still have fears, and their hearts are not so steady. In this struggle between the righteous and the evil, if we don't get rid of our fear, superficial safety measures are not enough to guarantee the safety of Dafa work.
Master said in Zhuan Falun, "matter and mind are one thing," so when we do Dafa work, we should strictly require ourselves to follow Master's Fa, eliminate an unsteady mentality with righteous thoughts, and eliminate the fear and human notions buried deep inside us. That way the evil will not dare to approach us, and with a single thought we would be able to disintegrate the evil. This is completely achievable, because Master has endowed us with such an ability. Master said in "Touring North America to Teach the Fa," "When you conduct yourselves righteously Master can do anything for you. If your righteous thoughts are truly strong, if you're able to put aside the thought of life and death, and if you're solid and unshakable like diamond, then those evil beings won't dare to touch you, because they know that other than killing you any type of persecution will be useless. The evil will have no choice but to leave you alone. If in this scenario the evil still persecutes you, then Master will show no leniency. Master has countless Law Bodies, and on top of this, there are countless righteous Gods helping me do things, and they will directly eliminate the evil, too. Didn't I tell you before that each of you Dafa disciples has eight types of Heavenly Law-Guardians protecting you? It's all because you haven't done well enough that all these Gods are being restrained by the old cosmos's Fa-principles and can't do anything, despite their really wanting to help."
Fellow practitioners, let us keep up with the progress of Master's Fa-rectification with benevolence and pure righteous thoughts that we have cultivated from Dafa, and eliminate all human notions and pursuit of comfort. Let us improve and become diligent together, walk every step well, use our righteous thoughts, righteous belief and righteous actions that we have cultivated from Dafa to validate the Fa of the cosmos.