(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in the winter of 1995. During these years, I went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Dafa and was sent to prison. Although I stepped forward during the persecution, there was always fear lingering in my mind: I was afraid I would be transformed by the evildoers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I was afraid that I would not be able to stand firm in my faith, and I was afraid I would fall in cultivation. I didn’t realize this fear was based on selfishness.

In 2021, the Chinese Communist Party’s “Zero-Out” campaign required Falun Dafa practitioners to betray their conscience by signing statements to renounce their faith. I thought: the mission of practitioners is to uphold Dafa and save sentient beings, so I should use this opportunity of those officials coming to my door to clarify the truth to them.

At that moment, I suddenly understood that being steadfast in Dafa is not for the improvement of my own realm. It is for the sake of sentient beings so they can feel the beauty and majestic nature of Dafa through practitioners’ steadfastness.

When I realized the selfish thoughts behind my being firm in Dafa in the past, I decided to remove it. And when I understood that the true focus of my faith in Dafa is altruism, my heartfelt so pure that it could not be shaken!

My mind was clear and magnanimous! Being selfless is the foundation of the new universe, and everything we do should be altruistic. Only by setting our base point right, will we be able to walk more righteously in the defense of upholding justice for Dafa.

This is my current understanding. Please kindly correct anything inappropriate.

[Editor’s note: Views expressed in this article represent the author’s current understanding, just for sharing with fellow practitioners, “compare in studying, compare in cultivating”]

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