On Catching Up With the Fa-Rectification
(Clearwisdom.net) After reading a practitioner's article titled "The Fa-Rectification Has Entered a New Stage" on "Minghui Weekly," I have some new understandings that I'd like to share with other practitioners.
Master said in "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,"
"For Dafa disciples as a whole, in the process of validating the Fa, when you work together in concert, the Fa power is great."
In different stages of the Fa-rectification, the ways to validate Dafa are different. We talk about catching up with Master's Fa-rectification. How to catch up? My understanding is that it's not just that we step forward and do the three things according to what we like. Instead, we should understand from studying the Fa what Master wants us to do, and how he wants us to do it. We should cooperate globally to achieve the goal at the current stage of validating Dafa. Some practitioners in our area are still not clear about this.
Master published, "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil" at the end of last October. Practitioners think this is the beginning of a new stage, and I agree.
Master said in "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil,"
"In order to completely eliminate the persecution of Dafa disciples by the dark minions, rotten demons, and old forces, all Dafa disciples around the world--particularly the Dafa disciples in each region of mainland China--are to concertedly send righteous thoughts toward those evil places, thoroughly dissolving all evil beings and elements that persecute Dafa disciples, clearing away the evil circumstances under which Dafa disciples are persecuted in mainland China, and saving the world's people, [thereby] fulfilling the duties of a Dafa disciple and advancing toward godhood."
In some areas, practitioners take turns to send forth righteous thoughts 24 hours a day; in some other places, practitioners go near the evil places to send forth righteous thoughts at a close distance. In our area, since a practitioner was arrested in April, and we had been sending forth righteous thoughts towards the labor camps since April, we did not pay enough attention to Master's new article. We thought we had already been doing this, so we did not think about how to increase the number of times and the quality of our sending forth righteous thoughts in order to work together with practitioners worldwide, and to thoroughly dissolve the evil. Some practitioners even used their minds for other things.
For example, one day a practitioner saw a portrait of Mao Zedong, the former head of the evil Party, hanging at the entrance of a work place. She thought to somehow destroy it before the new year. This occupied her mind so much that she could not calm down when studying the Fa, doing exercises or sending forth righteous thoughts. She first thought of putting red ink inside egg shells to throw at the portrait. Fellow practitioners reminded her that there may be a hidden camera around, so she thought of doing it on a raining day under an umbrella, to block the view of the hidden cameras. She focused on this for days. When she came to ask me for ideas, I disagreed with her. I thought it wasn't in line with our current effort to completely disintegrate the evil, and would distract our focus. In addition, we mainly send forth righteous thoughts to use our divine power to eliminate the evil, instead of using human ways to destroy the surface things. These surface things are all around; for example many people are wearing the evil party and youth league's badges, many children are wearing the red scarf, and many conferences are being held with lots of banners carrying the evil party's messages. If we just use human ways, are we able to destroy all those? Moreover, our purpose is to offer salvation to sentient beings, and destroying those things would cause misunderstandings. In order to save sentient beings we must send forth righteous thoughts to mobilize our divine power to completely dissolve the evil, and widely spread the Nine Commentaries and "Dissolving Party Culture," so that people can recognize the evil nature of the CCP and withdraw from it. Without the evil support from other dimensions, those badges, banners, etc. will dissapear by themselves.
A while ago there was a photo of Mao Zedong from the period of CCP's Long March, hanging in my workplace. Since everyone in my workplace knows that I practice Falun Gong, had I taken an ordinary person's approach to tear it off, everyone would know that I did it and would develop misunderstandings because of my action. So I chose to send forth righteous thoughts every time I walked pass it to eliminate the evil beings and factors behind it. Finally one day the photo dropped to the ground and was taken away, together with several other newspapers in memory of the Long March. This validates the power of Dafa and the power of Dafa disciple's righteous thoughts. Therefore I pay more attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. I do it 15 times a day, 15 minutes each time. Master also arranges the time for me. My work is very relaxed whereas others around me have to work hard even during weekends and holidays. I feel stronger and stronger when sending forth righteous thoughts, and the energy field covers boundless space. We all have the divine power bestowed upon us by Master; we should make good use of it. Why always use human methods? Master said,
"For a practitioner, ones mind-intent dictates supernormal abilities to do things. For an everyday person, ones mind-intent directs the four limbs and the sensory organs to work, ..." ("Lecture Nine" in Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation version)
We are walking on the path to godhood, so our thoughts and actions should also be like gods.
The practitioner eventually agreed with me and put an end to her attempts. We decided to write a truth clarification letter to the head of that work place and ask them to remove that portrait.
Although every Dafa disciple is only a particle of Dafa, when we consider things we should treat the Fa as the most important, and view things from the perspective of a one body. We don't want to prove how capable we are, instead we should harmonize what Master and Dafa want us to do and try our best to do it well.
"Fa saves all beings, Master guides the voyage
One sail rises, a hundred million sails are hoisted."
("The Knowing Heart" in Hong Yin II, translation version B)
If all practitioners in the world work together and truly catch up with Master's Fa-Rectification, the day all evil is totally dissolved will soon come.
Above is my understanding at the current stage, please kindly point out anything improper.