Stand Firm with Master and the Fa-rectification
(Minghui.org) Among Falun Dafa practitioners in the U.S., both Chinese-Americans and Westerners, there have been various understandings of and opinions about the U.S. election. If we were in the period of personal cultivation, it would be understandable to have different ideas about certain specific issues or topics.
But we are now in the Fa-rectification cultivation period, particularly when the force of the Fa-rectification is approaching the human realm. It is no longer a simple question of having different opinions about the U.S. election, whether from the perspective of assisting Master with the Fa-rectification or from the perspective of saving sentient beings.
Understand the Principles and Take a Proper Stance
Master's new scripture “On the General Election” and the Minghui editorial “We Must Know and Be Clearheaded about Our Principles and Fundamentals” have clearly stated the attitude and position that Dafa disciples, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, should take on the matter of the U.S. election. On the surface, it appears we are supporting President Trump, who represents the righteous side of human society, when in fact, we are supporting Master's painstaking efforts and immense compassion in the Fa-rectification, with the hope that all sentient beings will return to tradition and thus be saved.
We all know from the Fa teachings that the world must take a stand on two issues: one is Falun Dafa, and the other is the Chinese Communist Party. Among the governments of the world, only the Trump administration has made right decisions on both issues. Moreover, President Trump wants to lead the United States to restore its traditional values and he has a strong belief in the Creator. If such a person is elected the president of the United States, he will surely bring a bright future to the nation.
The role of the United States is the world's police, to maintain world order. In particular, the Trump administration has taken a clear-cut and resolute stance on fighting the evil Chinese communist regime, and his efforts have largely curbed the evil spirits of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). So, isn’t this a good thing for human society? Many policies and decisions of the United States have a huge impact on the world. Many nations in the world will pay attention and take their cue from the U.S. This is viewing the matter from the human perspective.
From the perspective of saving sentient beings, if the United States, as the leader of the free world, puts itself in the right position, it will greatly encourage other nations to follow suit and position themselves well in the Fa-rectification period. In other words, there will be a significant number of sentient beings who are likely to be saved as a result. Isn't this what Master wants? Isn't this what we Dafa disciples want to achieve?
It Is No Longer a Political Issue
Some fellow practitioners (both Chinese and Westerners) have their own personal bias against Trump, to the point of looking away on the U.S. election, or even thinking it has nothing to do with them. Perhaps they were influenced by the leftist media's inaccurate reports and false news, just like some practitioners in China were misled by fake scriptures that claimed to be from Master.
Let us think about what kind of person Trump is: a non-practitioner who led his team to withstand the pressure from leftist financial tycoons and IT giants, and dared to stand up to the evil power of the Chinese Communist Party without flinching; a non-practitioner who led his team to explicitly express their support for Falun Dafa and condemn the persecution, at a time when the encroachment on America by communist ideology is intensifying. Then he is not an ordinary man; he is a warrior.
President Trump said in his 2017 commencement speech at Liberty University, “As long as America remains true to its values, loyal to its citizens, and devoted to its creator, then our best days are yet to come.”
As Dafa practitioners, we are all clear on who is the creator. Although President Trump is not a cultivator, he did not compromise in the face of the tremendous pressure created by the evil specter of communism. Instead, he resolutely demonstrated that the United States is “devoted to its creator.” Think about it, everyone, is Trump, the “chosen one,” well-deserved?
We are a cultivation group. Always, in the past, present, or future, we will not be interested in politics. But this time, the U.S. election is no longer a political issue. It is the evil specter of communism that is wreaking havoc in the Western world, manipulating some people who have been blinded by the evil communist ideology, and dragging the United States, leader of the free world, and its citizens, into the abyss of irreversible destruction.
If the United States really falls under the control of the communist specter, then other nations in the world will certainly not escape the clutches of communism.
At this historic juncture, as Dafa disciples, we are doing everything we can to tell the world that the ultimate goal of communism is the destruction of humanity; that only by standing on the side of the creator can we receive His blessings and protection; that for a nation to have a future, one must return to tradition, and uphold traditional moral principles and values.
We are not participating in politics; what we are doing is telling the world the truth and save sentient beings, which is an act of great kindness.
Responsibilities Dafa Disciples Must Bear
We learned from Master's latest scripture and the Minghui editorial that this U.S. election is no longer just a race between two candidates; it is a battle between good and evil and a battle between gods and demons. This transcends the politics of ordinary people and is of a different nature.
Then, facing the communist evil specter's final madness, no Dafa disciple of any ethnicity should stay out of the battle between good and evil. This is because ordinary people do not have the power and ability to clean up the communist evil specter in other dimensions, and this is the responsibility we Dafa disciples must bear.
Master told us:
“Dafa disciples are humankind's only hope for salvation.” (“To the Fa Conference of Europe,” Team Yellow Translation)
Therefore, in the battle between righteousness and evil, no Dafa disciple is to remain absent, because it is no longer a simple question of who to support, but a question of whether sentient beings can be saved.
That is the vow we made to our creator and that is the promise we made to all sentient beings.
There is an ancient Chinese saying: “Eight Immortals cross the sea, and each shows their own magic power.” Then as Dafa disciples, we might as well “show our power” to safeguard justice and save sentient beings.
Some fellow practitioners feel that since everything is in Master's hands, the outcome is already decided. They think it wouldn’t make much difference whether they get involved in the U.S. election or not. But in my opinion, since we are Dafa disciples, we must 100% stand on Master's side of Fa-rectification at all times.
I remember that on April 25, 1999, many practitioners in China had different views on whether to go to Beijing to petition for the release of practitioners arrested days earlier in Tianjin. They didn’t take action but waited to see what others did. Only ten thousand Dafa disciples came in the end.
In a sharing article that made a deep impression on me, a fellow practitioner saw with his celestial vision that many gods gathered above Beijing on April 25, 1999. The gods were disappointed and left after seeing that only ten thousand out of the 100 million Dafa disciples came. If a million practitioners had come forward that day, the persecution might never have happened.
When the CCP openly launched its persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, there were not many practitioners that stepped forward to appeal against the persecution, as they also had various understandings and opinions at the time. It has been 21 years since then. Practitioners as a whole have made a lot of accomplishments, but have also had many regrets. As long as the Fa-rectification is not over, there will be chances to make up for things we didn't do well. However, we cannot always leave regrets on key issues or other tests. After all, the Fa-rectification has a deadline.
With regard to the U.S. election, we should not be affected by ordinary people's sentimentality and get upset or elated. We should take the Fa teachings as our guidance, stay calm and rational, persevere in clarifying the truth to people, guide the world to distinguish good from evil, and help them choose a bright future.
Dafa disciples are one body. We should stand firmly and 100% on the side of Master's Fa-rectification.
Only in this way will we be worthy of the title “Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples.” Not only those of us in the U.S., but Dafa disciples around the world, should all straighten out our attitudes, thoughts, and basic understandings regarding the U.S. election. Then, the righteous thoughts of all Dafa disciples will form an overwhelming network in other dimensions. The evil spirits of communism will have nowhere to hide.
As Dafa disciples, we must seize this historical moment and send out powerful righteous thoughts to disintegrate all the evil communist spirits that are trying to destroy sentient beings and interfere with Master's Fa-rectification. For every Dafa disciple, especially for Dafa disciples in the United States, I think this is not just an opportunity but also an honor to assist Master with the Fa-rectification.
I would like to end my sharing with Master's poem:
“Gods and Buddhas walk the earth,Bringing worry to the wicked and evil.Dafa, the solution for a troubled world,Puts a stop to its downward slide.” (“Illuminating All,” Hong Yin II, translation version A)
This is my understanding at my level. Please kindly point out any shortcomings.