(Minghui.org) We Falun Dafa practitioners have been walking on the journey of cultivation for over 20 years. We study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts and explain the facts about Falun Dafa to people every day. We have been inspired by other practitioners’ strengths and at the same time share our understandings. We’ve learned how to let go of our attachments. While our perceptual understandings of the Fa deepen, putting them into action still seems to be lagging behind. 

To keep up with the process of Fa-rectification, we must diligently study the Fa well, deepen our understandings of the Fa and measure ourselves against It, thereby becoming purer beings. If we don’t change our notions, it will be difficult for us to meet the requirements of the new universe and reach Consummation.

Over the past two years, about four or five practitioners in our area have been improving relatively slowly. I believe it’s because an ordinary person’s lens is being used to evaluate things. Additionally, the mentalities of competitiveness, resentment and sentimentality still manifest. Although these practitioners do the three things every day, they are not cultivating their xinxing while validating Dafa. Rather, they focus on the number of people they saved and treat that as cultivation. Sometimes they even brag about how many people they have successfully convinced to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that day and feel complacent.

Master said,

“Dafa is about spiritual practice. The goal of practice for a Dafa disciple is spiritual perfection.” (“Greetings to the Taiwan Fa Conference,” Team Yellow Translation)

Only by cultivating and removing all our bad thoughts while doing the three things can we achieve Consummation.

When other practitioners saw these practitioners’ attachments and kindly pointed them out, these practitioners responded, “Don’t add bad substances to me.” They covered up their human attachments and protected these bad substances. These practitioners often quarrel with their family members in their daily lives and use human principles to accuse their family members of wrongdoing. Their attachments of resentment and the mentality of competitiveness are manifested vividly in their family lives. As a result, they haven’t experienced much physical improvement, yet developed some symptoms of illness instead. Their human attachments are playing a leading role and controlling them. The attachments don’t want to die. 

When others point out these practitioners’ attachments, they immediately fight back. As a result, the practitioners who pointed out their attachments have no choice but look within and cultivate themselves. After a long time, few people share their understandings with these practitioners. As a result, these practitioners lose the opportunity to improve. When a lot of trials and tribulations accumulate, they cause a giant cultivation hurdle for these practitioners.

During the persecution, many practitioners stopped practicing or turned against Falun Dafa. There are too many painful lessons. All kinds of human attachments are blocking their way forward.

Master said, 

“...What is a God?Human thoughts are nowhere found.” ...(“The Difference Between Mortal and Divine,” Hong Yin, Translation Version A)

“It was Dafa—the Great Way of the universe—that created the cosmic body, the universe, life, and all of creation. Any life that turns away from Dafa is truly corrupt. Any person who can align with Dafa is truly a good person, and will be rewarded and blessed with health and happiness. And any cultivator who is able to become one with Dafa is an enlightened one—divine.” (“On Dafa,” Zhuan Falun)

What does it mean to assimilate to the Fa? My personal understanding is that our level and every cell must be assimilated to the characteristics of the universe and dissolved into the Fa. It is the wish of every true disciple to remember what Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, said and go home with Him. In order to realize this wish, we must validate the Fa, remove our attachments and disintegrate the evil.

Please compassionately correct me if my understanding is incorrect.

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