Thoroughly Negate the Persecution, Validate the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently I read an article on the Clearwisdom website titled "Validating the Fa from the Aspect of Finances." The author, a practitioner, wrote that there was not much sharing on the website about how to validate the Fa and negate the persecution from the aspect of finance. He thought that the blessings that Dafa creates and brings to sentient beings is not limited to just health improvement, but it also manifests in material and financial aspects as well, including the improvement of people's social status. All these are part of Dafa's blessings that are reflected in human society, and they are what people nowadays eagerly pursue. Most of those practitioners who are doing great on the path of cultivation are also respectable and successful people in society.
I heartily agree with this practitioner. My understanding of Master's Fa is that "Fa-Rectification period Dafa disciples" are most sacred . "You are a Dafa student, and even gods in the heavens envy you."("Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia") As the author said in his article, the cultivation of Dafa not only requires a practitioner to get rid of the attachment to material things while living in everyday human society, it will also show everyday people the blessings that Dafa brings to practitioners, i.e. a life with ample material benefits. It is not that we pursue material things in life as everyday people do, nor do we intend to attract everyday people using their attachment to this aspect. Instead, it is to validate the blessing of cultivating Dafa from the aspect of the quality of our material lives in human society. The blessings reflected in human society include money, a house, a car, social status and title, being respected, etc.
I have been thinking about this topic for two days. I would like to share my thoughts with fellow practitioners.
The old forces persecute Dafa practitioners in three areas: "destroying practitioners' reputations, bankrupting them financially, and destroying them physically." Throughout the nine years of practitioners' validating the Fa, most efforts have been focused on "reputation." Master and those righteous gods clear away the old forces, and practitioners' righteous thoughts are eradicating the evil elements of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and those black minions and rotten demons that control and manipulate people. The evil forces have become less, and more and more Chinese people have awakened to the truth of Falun Gong and have withdrawn from the CCP and/or its affiliated organizations. These changes help many people understand the beauty of Dafa, the benevolence of Master, and Buddha's infinite grace. But this is only our effort to change the environment from the aspect of "reputation," I think it is still far away from the Fa requirement of "reversing the cosmos."
The discussion of validating the Fa from the aspect of "finance" was detailed in the article mentioned at the beginning. I will not address it further.
The third is validating the Fa and negating the persecution from a physical aspect. Some practitioners have shared their experiences on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, but there are not many such articles. One article impressed me a great deal. It was about a detained practitioner, who, at the very beginning, like other detained practitioners, dealt with the persecution based on the understanding of "Don't hit back when hit; don't curse back when cursed," and clarify the truth, save sentient beings, and validate the Fa with a compassionate heart while in prison. Later on he enlightened that this was not correct. How can a Dafa practitioner be persecuted to such an extent? Consequently, he faced the situation with a righteous mind and righteous behavior. Many times the guards intended to persecute him but were unable to get close to him. The electric batons in the guards' hands exploded spontaneously three steps away from the practitioner. The guards were so shocked and scared that their evil attitude toward him was mitigated, and they did not bother the practitioner anymore. As a result the practitioner could do the Falun Gong exercises and study the Fa in the prison unmolested.
"Disciples' righteous thoughts are strong, Master has the power to turn the tide" ("Master-Disciple Grace," Hong Yin Vol. II). Master has said many times in his lectures that Dafa practitioners were raised to their positions before the persecution started in 1999, and even the practitioners who have not practiced for a long time also have the ability to protect themselves when their thoughts are righteous and strong. What does it mean "raised to their positions?" My understanding is that Master has opened those veteran practitioners' Buddha Fa's divine power, and these practitioners have the ability to protect themselves. With the Fa rectification reaching today's phase, Master's Fa is taught very clearly and explicitly. Many of the Fa's laws are so clearly written down in Master's articles that we don't need to think about them over and over. But how come there are still so many practitioners being persecuted when the Fa rectification is this close to the end? Isn't it a question that we, especially those who are currently being persecuted and are repeatedly persecuted, should think deeply about? A human cannot and dare not persecute a god. How could it be possible for a human to persecute a god? Let the people see the dignity of Dafa cultivation so that they will respect Dafa. If every practitioner is able to use the Buddha Fa's divine power, completely and thoroughly negate the old forces' arrangement of "destroying practitioners physically," and people can witness Dafa practitioners' miracles, these are truly the manifestation of the prophecy about the great history of gods and humans coexisting in the human world. I think this is the Fa's requirement and Master's expectation. This way, it will not be so difficult for gods to save sentient beings , using so much reasoning and energy, and people will actively come to learn Dafa. Their hearts will return to righteousness, and all of the heavens and the earth will celebrate together.
My level is limited, and my understanding could be very superficial. Please point out anything inappropriate.