(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in China. I was not cultivating diligently during a period of time, and whenever I read news about fellow practitioners being persecuted, I skipped reading the articles and ignored them, with a sense of helplessness toward the evil.
I realized one day that this thought was not correct. After looking inward more deeply, I realized that thinking that it didn’t matter whether I read these articles or not, and that reading them takes up my time, was a form of selfishness. I did not have any empathy, and I thought that those things happened because the practitioners had flaws in their cultivation. I did not treat myself as part of the whole body of Dafa practitioners, thus I did not treat it as my own matter.
After finding this attachment, now when I read news disclosing the CCP’s persecution, I can take in the content of the news reports. My attitude has also changed and I shed tears. I feel that I have had a part to play in what happened.
“As you know, the persecution that Dafa disciples in Mainland China suffer is quite severe, so each student has to truly, clearly realize what his responsibility is, and when he sends forth righteous thoughts he has to be able to truly calm his mind and truly produce the effect of righteous thoughts. So this is something extremely critical, extremely important. Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again--that's how important this is. (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I understand that it is because there are practitioners who are not cultivating diligently. Thus, the evil beings that these practitioners are responsible for can run loose, and other people will need to help clean up the mess.
I understand that my not cultivating diligently caused fellow practitioners to suffer by having to help me. We are a whole body. If every practitioner could add a thought to disintegrate the evil that is persecuting practitioners when they read news about mainland Chinese practitioners being persecuted, strengthen these practitioners’ righteous thoughts and behavior, empower these practitioners’ families to cooperate righteously, ask for the release of the persecuted practitioners, and at the same time clarify the truth throughout the whole process, the evil beings would be suffocated and we would be able to successfully rescue the practitioners. In this way, we will form a strong and indestructible whole body.
In this final phase, let us cultivate diligently together so as to not leave any room for regret.
Due to my limited cultivation level, my understanding is superficial. Kindly let me know if there is any room for improvement.