(Minghui.org) After reading the article, “Thoughts on the End Time for Fa Rectification and Prophecies” published on Minghui recently, I hardly slept that night. Afterwards, I calmed down, examined my thoughts and analyzed things based on the foundation built on many years of Fa study. I would like to share some of my understandings with you.

Nothing in this world happens by chance. Is it because we have attachments that this prophecy came about? Did we pin our hopes on the outcome of the U.S election and the prediction that a great pandemic would bring an end to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party)? Don’t these attachments show us that we are attached to the end of Fa rectification cultivation?

I can accept the results of the U.S election because I know it shows people how far human morals have deteriorated. But, my heart was moved by this article because it predicted that another seven and a half years would pass until the end of Fa rectification. It was a blow to me—I felt I lost the courage to continue moving forward.

In 2003, I was forced to leave home to avoid persecution. For 18 years I went through a lot of hardship. Police officers chased me beyond province borders to arrest me twice. I cannot use my identification documents. In China, if one does not have documents it makes things extremely difficult. It is very hard for me to find a job and even when I find one, I cannot work at it for long.

When the CCP virus first broke out I could not leave the small district I lived in because the guard required us to use Wechat for contact tracing. I’ve had no income for more than a year now and my savings are dwindling. After reading this article, I felt as if I just swam the Pacific Ocean and was about to go on shore only to be told that I now needed to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Believing in Master Unconditionally

No one can change my faith in Dafa, but the mountain in front of me seems almost overwhelming. My mental endurance is like a bowstring stretched to the limit and about to break. My mind was steadied by the foundation built upon studying the Fa for 26 years. 

I asked myself: “You keep looking for what’s wrong with this article so that you can convince yourself the prophecies are inaccurate. What if the pandemic ends, but the CCP does not collapse? If Fa rectification doesn’t end by 2028, can you still continue practicing diligently? You always say that you believe whatever Master says. If Master says that Fa rectification could go on for another 10 or 20 years, then even if I have to crawl, I must get to the finish line. If I have no strength left and die, my head would drop toward the finish line. Only Master knows when things will end, but he will not tell you.” 

First, whatever Master does or says, he considers if it will improve Dafa disciples’ cultivation and if it can help save sentient beings. If Master told us when things will end, everyone would practice cultivation with the attachment to time. If we know the true picture we will not be able to make spiritual progress.

Second, Master decides when Fa rectification will end. Are we worried that if Master extends the finish time so that we can save 50% of the people, will we suffer too many hardships and fail in our cultivation? Master hopes that we can save more people and he will not give us a goal that is not achievable. 

Master said,

“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--”(“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II

Because Master knows that his disciples are at different cultivation levels, he does not force things on us. Are we afraid that if we stumble in our cultivation Master will stop looking after us? 

Master said,

“The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s),” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

On the other hand, if we simply endure hardships like an ordinary person, we will find cultivation very tough and tiring. When we see things from the perspective of saving people and remember why we risked everything to come to this dangerous Three Realms, perhaps we will feel better. We can give up our lives to uphold the true principles of the universe, then what’s so difficult about a little suffering?

What are we worried about? Is it because we read articles previously published on Minghui about what practitioners saw in other dimensions and some of us became attached to the pandemic? Or, when we read statements that don’t agree with our attachments we can’t take it. Isn’t that the case?

We must let go of this burden and get rid of the attachment to the end of Fa rectification. Just put our faith in Master. Master is aware of our sufferings. Isn’t Master’s fashen always next to us? If Master didn’t protect us throughout these years, would we have made it? No matter how much time is left, Master is still looking after us. 

Cultivation is about enduring hardships, but isn’t this also an opportunity to establish our mighty virtue? We chose to practice cultivation in this lifetime, and this is our holy mission. We must let go of our attachments and do our best to save people!

I hope everyone can learn from my experience. Let’s all look within and improve together.

[Editor’s note: Views expressed in this article represent the author's own opinions, for which the author is solely responsible. Readers should evaluate the article's merits on their own.]

Editor’s postscript: In severely difficult situations, this practitioner still remains steadfast, looks within to cultivate him/herself, and submits an article to Minghui website. After finishing writing the above article, the author has seen clearly his/her attachment to time and the reasons behind the attachment. The day this article was published, the author’s situation miraculously turned around. We felt what Master said, 

“Calmly reflect on the attachments you haveRemove your human thoughtsand evil will naturally die out” (“Don’t Be Sad,” Hong Yin II, Translation Version A)

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