Turning a Bad Situation Into a Good One: What Falun Dafa Practitioners Should Do Amid Wuhan Coronavirus Epidemic
(Minghui.org) The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading rapidly in China, which has caused the lockdown of all cities in Hubei Province where Wuhan is the capital.
Hundreds of confirmed cases emerge daily. The streets are empty and the shops are closed. People all stay in their homes. Instead of visiting family and friends to exchange New Year greetings in person, most Chinese sent good wishes to one another through their cellphones. Nothing like this has ever happened before.
As Dafa practitioners, we should keep our minds clear and know why this is happening. I would like to share some of my understandings about the Wuhan coronavirus below.
Our Loopholes Give the Old Forces the Chance
There is no coincidence on our path of cultivation in Dafa. With things as significant as the epidemic, my understanding is that the old forces are using the coronavirus to eliminate human beings, and they took advantage of our loopholes to make things worse.
So what are our loopholes and gaps? In my opinion, many Dafa disciples have slacked off, become attached to their own interests, and have lost the sense of urgency in their cultivation.
Some practitioners, including those in the Wuhan Metropolitan area, didn’t take to heart their vows to assist Master to save sentient beings. They do not go out to tell people about Dafa, but enjoy a comfortable life at home. So the old forces have taken the chance to arrange this epidemic as an excuse for “helping Dafa practitioners to let go of human attachments.”
The disaster has already begun, and it is not easy to stop it immediately. At the same time, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is still publicizing “its fight against the Wuhan pneumonia” as an ode to the CCP’s victory over the epidemic to brainwash Chinese into believing that it is “glorious and great.”
Yet, what most Chinese people do not know is that the CCP is covering up the true situation just like what it has always done, such as the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, the 2003 SARS epidemic, the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, the swine flu in 2019, as well as its persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners and the forced organ harvesting from Dafa practitioners.
Why Has the Deadly Virus Started in Wuhan City?
Ancient Chinese believe that an epidemic is usually a warning for the corrupted government and the degenerated morality of the people. With Wuhan’s role in the persecution of Falun Dafa, I think that maybe it’s not coincidental that people call it the “Wuhan coronavirus.”
Just take a look at the long list of facilities in Wuhan where Dafa practitioners have been persecuted and tortured – the Hubei Province Legal Education Institute, Shizishan Drug Rehabilitation Center, Hewan Labor Camp, Wuhan Women's Prison, Wuhan Qinduankou Prison, Hongshan Prison Distribution Station, as well as various brainwashing centers, detention centers and mental hospitals throughout the city.
The 610 Office, an extralegal organization established on June 10, 1999, specifically to persecute Falun Gong, once held its national conference in Wuhan. The Hubei Provincial Government also held training courses in Wuhan for 610 Offices across the province. And the Hubei brainwashing center was named a national model facility and promoted its brainwashing and torture methods throughout the country.
In addition, the Wuhan Armed Force General Hospital, Tongji Hospital, and Xiehe Hospitals have all participated in the horrendous crimes of harvesting organs from living Dafa practitioners.
Cultivate Ourselves Well
When my mother said to me, “Many people have died from the Wuhan coronavirus,” I quickly blurted out, “They deserve it.” I regretted it immediately afterward, because that thought reflected my lack of compassion and failure to value lives. This is a human notion that I must eliminate.
While staying at home during the lockdown, Dafa practitioners should spend more time to study the Fa, constantly cleanse our minds and eliminate attachments. After searching inward, I found many attachments in myself: laziness, fear of being persecuted, desires for comfort, a selfish mind, and not having enough faith in Master and Dafa. I must eliminate all of them!
Hurry Up to Save More People and Turn a Bad Situation Into a Good One
As Dafa disciples, we all bear the mission to assist Master to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. Every time the old forces interfere with us, it is an opportunity for us to validate the Fa and demonstrate the mighty virtue of Dafa.
This is also the case amid the epidemic of Wuhan pneumonia, which concerns everyone in China. As people long for a cure to the deadly virus, we can remind them that reciting “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” will bring them blessings. Once they personally experience the miraculous healing power of Dafa, they will come to see that Dafa is nothing like what's depicted by the CCP propaganda.
I suggest that all Dafa practitioners intensify their efforts to talk to people about Falun Dafa. We may start with our own family members, as we now spend more time with them at home while being quarantined. I believe that our loved ones will further help spread the word after they come to understand why the persecution of Dafa is wrong and why people should sever ties with the CCP.
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