The Opportunities Will Not Be There Forever; We Must Walk the Final Steps Well
(Clearwisdom.net) Lately I fully realized that during the final steps of Fa-rectification cultivation, we must walk our paths well. Through exchanging understandings with local practitioners, I noticed there are two kinds of phenomena happening to a few practitioners. We should pay the utmost attention to them and correct them.
One phenomenon is that there are a few practitioners who are unwilling to step forward, but just stay at home instead. They only study the Fa and do the exercises. They even study Teacher's recent lectures, but are still unwilling to take action to validate the Fa and save sentient beings. They know that validating the Fa and saving sentient beings are the unshakeable responsibilities of Fa-rectification Dafa disciples, but they still do not step forward. The reason behind this phenomenon is that they are too attached to human notions. We need to help these practitioners improve so they can step forward sooner.
Another phenomenon is that some practitioners have been able to step forward and take the initiative to validate the Fa and save sentient beings; however, they do not pay enough attention to Fa-study and personal cultivation. As a result, they have unwittingly had the attachment of just doing more things. They had a misunderstanding that simply doing things to validate the Fa is cultivation already, and they use the amount of work they do as a measurement of their Xinxing (heart or mind nature, moral character) improvement. There are also a few practitioners who are, on the one hand doing things to validate the Fa, while on the other hand doing things inconsistent with Dafa, like everyday people. Since human notions are involved during validating the Fa, the evil can easily take advantage of this. We have seen too many of these lessons. We hope such practitioners can calm down and study the Fa, especially Teacher's recent lectures. By seriously cultivating ourselves while validating the Fa, we can gradually improve our truth-clarification effect.
These above two phenomena are divergent from the path we should take, and we have to correct them. As Fa-rectification Dafa disciples, we must step forward to validate the Fa and save sentient beings; otherwise, we are not qualified as Dafa disciples. While validating the Fa, we need to pay attention to Fa-study and cultivating ourselves in order to walk every step well. With righteous thoughts and righteous actions, we can fulfill the sacred vows we made long ago.
November 22, 2003