Reflections on Recent Events in China
(Minghui.org) Master says in the scripture “Deciphering the Last Three Stanzas of the Plum Blossom Poem” (Essentials for Further Advancement II):
“"If you want to know what will happen, ask Bo and Fu for the causes”
Explanation: “Bo” and “Fu” are two divinatory terms. When “Bo” reaches the extreme, “Fu” is bound to happen; it also means that things reverse when they reach the extreme. History is like a revolving (zhuan) wheel (lun), and there’s sure to be consequences for what transpired before. All of human history has been arranged for this Fa-rectification.”
I have enlightened to the understanding that perhaps Master is hinting at this period of time when the faction of the head of the evil, within the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is suffering losses in internal struggles. Regarding these events, I have two understandings that I wish to share with fellow practitioners:
1. Fa-rectification has gone through several changes during the past 20 years. These include the time before July 20, 1999 (before the persecution started); after the persecution started; after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party came out; and, in my understanding, after Shen Yun began performing. Perhaps recent events in China are also a point of change in the course of Fa-rectification.
For the disciples of Dafa, each of these points has been an opportunity to adjust our mindsets and to enlighten and understand what was then required of us, so that we could keep up with Fa-rectification. Whatever we were doing yesterday may not be adequate today – just like how after the persecution started we all had to go out and clarify the truth and not just do self-cultivation, and that we had to then elevate our understandings, like the topics Master mentioned in "Beyond the Limits of Forbearance" (Essentials for Further Advancement II).
I think it would be beneficial if disciples reflect on this and arrive on their own to the understanding of what needs to be done now, and quickly go and do it.
2. Each of the above changes was also a time when our hearts were measured: can we keep calm, keep diligent, keep focused? When human hearts surface, can we treat it as practitioners and look within? Do we develop dependence on the outside, on ordinary people's actions? All lives are looking at us, including the old forces. Each time practitioners' hearts wavered, the journey became more difficult, and more sentient beings were put at risk. This time we can be the mature disciples that we have become, and remember "who is the host and who is the guest" (“Deciphering the Last Three Stanzas of the Plum Blossom Poem,” Essentials for Further Advancement II).
Please point out with compassion anything that is not on the Fa.
Category: Journeys of Cultivation