Do Not Get Carried Away by Worldly Affairs Amid Battle Between Good and Evil
(Minghui.org) A few days ago, Master gave me a hint that I had been carried away by the chaotic situation of the U.S. Election and I was unable to maintain my righteous thoughts. I began to reflect more on myself upon receiving the hint.
I realized that my mind had fallen into the strategic and tactical thinking of ordinary people after watching too much analysis of the election situation and interpretation of the U.S. political system. I was moved by Trump's determination, as well as the courage and wisdom of his supporters, from the general public to government officials and lawyers. I was confident that he'd win the election, given the resources at his disposal, the strong public support, and the overwhelmingly solid evidence of election fraud. I was convinced even more so when he pledged to protect the country and Constitution with his presidential power and responsibility.
Then Texas filed the lawsuit to the Supreme Court, accusing four swing states of violating the Constitution in the general election. According to the analysis of overseas independent media, the Supreme Court should take up the lawsuit because of the special historical background of Texas (which became independent from Mexico for its violation of the Constitution, before becoming a state of the U.S.), otherwise it may lead to the division of the United States.
Among the nine justices on the Supreme Court, conservatives outnumber liberals, and three of them were nominated by Trump himself. So I inferred from my Party culture thinking that the three justices must feel obligated to repay Trump and Trump would win the lawsuit. I was very happy.
I was disappointed when I heard later that the Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit unexpectedly. I realized that what was considered “advantages” in the human world do not necessarily play a role in the battle between good and evil. I began to seriously look inward and suddenly recalled what happened when a few years ago, one of our local practitioners was facing trial and we hired a lawyer to defend the practitioner.
The lawyer said to us, “You all should send more righteous thoughts, or I won't have the strength in court.”
I enlightened that the lawyer was like a hand in this dimension and our righteous thoughts and divine power were the other hand that could truly eliminate the evil in the other dimensions. When our righteous thoughts emerged, the two hands would come together and the evil would be wiped out. The lawyer did the job superficially, and Dafa disciples played the main role in the other dimensions. Looking at the situation of the U.S. election, although the person chosen by the divine is an extraordinary person with an important mission, he cannot replace Dafa disciples.
“Since you're Dafa disciples, you shouldn't put your hopes in so-called "natural" changes, external changes, changes in the ordinary society, or in some favors that someone might do for us. You are Gods, and you are the future rulers of different cosmoses, so who would you count on? All the beings are counting on you! (Applause) That's truly how it is.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
In the face of the evil communist party, human beings have little power. Dafa disciples were able to weather 21 years of brutal persecution of our faith, thanks to the compassionate blessing of Master and the boundless power of Dafa. On the other hand, ordinary people's righteous thoughts in front of the devil, in fact, were also empowered by the divinities.
Amid the battle between good and evil, Dafa disciples should remain unmoved by any worldly appearances. We should not overly believe in any advantageous condition that may appear to favor the one chosen by the divine, nor should we rely on everyday people's power. Instead of being obsessed with the results, we should quietly send forth righteous thoughts to reinforce people with sufficient strength in front of the evil. How can we safeguard the cosmos and save sentient beings with human attachments and principles mixed in our righteous thoughts?
I have always been very attached to the world's political situation and to the world's gains and losses. I used to feel that I had no attachment of counting on everyday people. In fact, that attachment was hidden when there were no warriors in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) system who had the courage to fight the CCP. Now that Trump emerged as the divine's chosen one with the mission of disintegrating the CCP, my attachment to depending on him and other non-practitioners has risen; my appreciation and admiration for officials, lawyers, and people who supported Trump has also shown up.
Another attachment of mine was also exposed during my looking inward, which is the worship of the world's culture and knowledge. I love ancient Chinese history, and envy the ancient intellectuals with wisdom and knowledge on managing countries.
The practitioners who produce independent media programs are highly educated and knowledgeable with high moral standards and Dafa-bestowed wisdom. They are better than the ancient strategists and generals. These programs play an important role in saving sentient beings. However, their programs target ordinary people, not practitioners. I had a hard time letting go of my reliance on the programs whenever something important happened domestically or abroad. I always wanted to hear their insights.
There was a time last year when the arm I used for my computer mouse hurt whenever I was watching the independent media programs and it did not hurt when I was not watching. Sometimes, even when I thought of the independent media program, my arm hurt. I made up my mind to get rid of this obsession. I quit it but did it again, quit it, and did it again, like someone trying to quit smoking. In fact, I did not dig out the root of my attachment: idolizing people and knowledge. I live in the mundane world and my mind is also dragged into the mundane world.
“Everyone sings the praises of Yue Fei, yet why couldn’t he save the Southern Song dynasty? Wasn’t the Yue family so powerful? Such was the will of Heaven.” (“No Demonstrations When Saving People and Teaching Fa,” Zhuan Falun Volume II)
Even the most powerful force in the human world must go with the will of Heaven. In front of the battle between good and evil, what should we really believe? Political systems, laws, technology, military, and authority? People's hearts, courage, wisdom, and knowledge? Or Master and Dafa 100%?
Everything will be arranged by Master according to the needs of Fa-rectification. As a Dafa disciple, we only have Master and Dafa in our hearts. We do not rely on or worship any forces of the world. This is an opportunity to break away from our human side. I understand that writing this experience sharing article would be unable to abolish my human mindsets and attachments and that I must solidly cultivate to rectify myself.