(Minghui.org) (Continued from Part 2)
From conversations with the Taoist deities, I felt that they really paid much attention to major incidents related to Falun Dafa, such as the Atlanta incident, the blizzard in North Carolina, and cultivators ascending in broad daylight (as part of our form of consummation). I would like to talk about them here.
A group of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents broke into the home of Dr. Li Yuan, a Falun Dafa practitioner living in Atlanta, around noon on February 8, 2006. They brutally beat him, tied him up, taped his mouth and eyes, and took away his computer and some other belongings. After Dr. Li’s neighbor called the police, he was taken to the hospital and received 15 stitches in his face.
Dafa Master published the article “Eliminating the Evil” after this incident,
“Henceforth, the gods and I will completely take away the future of this type of human occupation, and take away the good fortune in the lives of the lowlife secret agents who have been produced by the evil CCP since July 20 of 1999, and have them very swiftly wrap up their lives, paying in the process for the sins they committed.”...“The same fate awaits each and every CCP secret agent, in China or abroad, who fails to repent and change his or her ways. I am saving all sentient beings, but those who don’t want to have a future nonetheless cannot be allowed to destroy sentient beings’ opportunity for salvation.” (“Eliminating the Evil”, The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
Master’s article shocked cultivation communities at all levels back then. Some of the Taoists used their supernatural abilities to investigate the incident and the people involved. They tracked down those secret agents and found that their blessings were indeed removed and replaced with karmic retribution.
In addition to secret agents, other personnel who persecuted practitioners also faced consequences, according to these Taoists who saw what happened. For example, a deputy director of the Heilongjiang Provincial Public Security Bureau drowned recently. In another dimension, it was a water ghost who pushed him down in water and drowned him.
Human beings cannot see spirits and spooks, but they do exist in other dimensions where people’s naked eyes cannot see. When I overcame the CCP’s internet blockade and watched video about the flood this July in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, I saw that the people who fell in the fast-flowing water on the street were actually pushed down by water ghosts. Some water ghosts even pulled people with long hooks.
Cultivators can indeed see some dimensions beyond the human world. Not long after I started to practice Falun Dafa while a college student, I saw something in other dimensions. I was shopping at the grocery store by my dorm building and saw a Hong Kong movie being shown on TV in the store. I took a glimpse at the TV and was startled: an image of a ghost showed up behind the head of a well-known actor. Although I was frightened, people in the store were all happily watching the TV without noticing anything. I knew what I saw was the manifestation in another dimension.
In fact, some everyday people can also see scenes in different dimensions. A few years ago, an entertainment star in mainland China committed suicide. Two days before the suicide, a practitioner’s daughter saw the star’s image on her cell phone with blood on her face, like a ghost. After the celebrity actually died, the practitioner’s daughter suddenly realized that she had seen the image of her death. The daughter also saw the image of the Virgin Mary appearing before her eyes with a bloody tear mark on her face.
I also heard another story. One man suffered depression and often thought of committing suicide, which made his family heartbroken. The family went to a fortune teller and heard the explanation: the man in his youth went on a blind date and a girl fell in love with him at first sight. But the man did not like her, leaving the girl lovesick. She later died of depression. Twenty years later, the spirit of the dead girl found the man. The fortune teller said that the man would be safe again if the girl’s spirit could leave. One night, the family’s puppy suddenly barked, running from the bedroom to the living room, and to the door. The man’s daughter chased the puppy and accidentally saw a woman’s shadow floating through the space of the living room, drifting towards the door. She looked somewhat sulkily while reluctantly floating out of the door. The puppy barked right at the door. The daughter turned around and saw her father’s eyes and expression had changed back to normal.
These stories tell us that spirits and ghosts do exist. There is a Chinese saying, “Blessings and disasters don’t come for no reason, as they arrive upon invitation.” This highlights the importance of traditional values, which cherished morality. As time went on, however, these traditional values were replaced by atheism and the theory of evolution, which even equate human beings to animals. By indulging oneself in reckless desires while discarding moral values and ethics, human beings keep descending. But the divine has certain standards for mankind. When a person falls to the level of hell, he or she will more likely end up there.
As practitioners, we all know that Shen Yun performances bring blessings and save people.
“I have always said that those who come to see Shen Yun’s performances are special; not everyone qualifies to get in. Those who enter the theater can do so because they have already had the groundwork laid and been chosen and given the opportunity to come, out of all the people out there.”... “I remember when Shen Yun was performing in one city in North Carolina, I think it was, and I was there. The tickets had sold out, but on the day of the performance a snowstorm hit. The snow was deep and it was really hard to drive anywhere. Only thirty percent of the audience showed up, as a result. But afterwards, the ones who did make it told striking accounts of what they had experienced.” … “So in other words, don’t underestimate this world and its people. Dafa disciples aren’t the only ones “cultivating” or working on themselves; others are doing the same, in a sense.” (“2018 Fa Teaching Given in Washington, D.C.”)
In fact, my understanding is that the blizzard in North Carolina was to block the salvation of sentient beings. Since Master went there, things that happened behind the scenes were not trivial. Because cultivators look at the world from various dimensions simultaneously. I asked these Taoists what they had seen in the incident.
One of them had cultivated for over 6,700 years. As we spoke, I saw his purple Taoist robe glittering with light. “Many Taoists from America went there, and so did some Taoists from China. And I also went there. It was a really big obstacle,” he said, “But Dafa is extraordinary. And your Master resolved the catastrophe. Some beings in the heavens were cast down at that time.”
I said to him that I knew he and other Taoists did not set out to watch the show there. “You knew the big resistance was coming and you wanted to watch how Dafa dealt with it. The outcome was that it was resolved,” I explained. “The snowstorm was the superficial appearance, and the factors behind it were not small. After all, only 30 percent of the audience showed up. You also watched the divine performance, the number one show of the world.”
The deity replied, “Yes indeed. In the eyes of Taoist cultivators, Shen Yun is the most sacred, purest show. Besides the performers on the stage, many gods participated too. It was a really impressive show, and we felt we were being cleansed.”
I said I also saw Taoists from China traveling across the ocean to see the show. “Some of them were very calm. They first traveled invisibly in a sea vessel and then flew across the American plains while observing the American Taoists. Some of them used their supernormal powers and quickly traveled to America,” I replied. “As you have seen already, those people who watched Shen Yun have changed dramatically.”
The deity said, “Through a performance, the audience’s bodies turned from filthy to bright and healthy, both mentally and physically. This looks amazing (and enviable) even in the eyes of deities. That is why there were obstacles. The storm over the North Carolina city during the performance was not trivial.”
I replied, “To be honest, I know you actually went there to see a battle between the good and evil, and its ending. In the end, you saw the Master of Dafa there. Deities at various levels could see different things, and you saw our Master solve the problem. One question I have is, did some of you deities have thoughts of helping out?”
The deity smiled helplessly and said, “None of us dared to mess with it. Had we done so, we would probably have been crushed into powder. How dare we?”
I said I understood. I told them Master’s words:
“The most fortunate ones are those who haven't made a move during the Fa-rectification period--they've just been quietly watching things. Since I want to save them all, I'll make all these beings assimilate to and go over to the new cosmos. But the old forces saw that many beings had committed numerous sins in history, they thought that those beings shouldn't be saved and shouldn't be kept, and they felt certain that they're in control of my Fa-rectification, so they arranged for the weeding out of those beings during my Fa-rectification.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
However, Master also said about such cases,
“Even when an ordinary person shouts out "Falun Dafa is good" today, Master will protect him, since he's shouted those words I can't not protect him amidst the evil. And how much more so am I protecting you cultivators!” (Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)
I continued, “The Master of Dafa protects those with righteous thoughts. If you helped Dafa practitioners or stepped up during the incident in North Carolina to contribute to the Fa-rectification, your eternal future would have been laid down in the universe. Maybe you would run into misfortune, whether trampled to pieces or turned into dust in the process, but you would have an eternal, happy future in the long run. That instant would have changed your future forever. So it's worth it.”
The deity replied, “That’s easier said than done. If we see many hindering factors, we dare not take action, and we won’t act. I know that when you practitioners do things, you strive forward without looking back. If you were to see so much resistance, I think you would not dare to do it either.”
I said, “My words went all over the place since my thinking flew out fast. If any of my thoughts offended you, please forgive me.”
I knew that after the North Carolina incident, some Taoists cultivators were shocked. In fact, my understanding is that Master’s lectures had been shaking them and shaking their systems in the heavens. Think about it: When Master disclosed “Whoever practices cultivation will obtain gong” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun), was it a big shock? Did Master’s subsequent lectures cause stirs? Most likely yes. But it is up to them to make up their own minds about which path to take. In fact, many Taoists now have a feeling: “How come we do not feel much on this path anymore? It seems we have reached the end.” My understanding is that what happens today is providing an opportunity for them to make a choice.
Master had talked about “levitation in broad daylight” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun) in his lectures.
More specifically, Master described,
“Do you know what it means to ascend in broad daylight? The heavenly music would start to play, the universe would be ablaze with light, and Gods would come down in a divine carriage, accompanied by guards of honor from the heavens, to pick people up.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
I feel that some Taoists have already reached consummation, but no one has shown up to take them to Heaven, so they have been waiting. They have waited a bit long. My understanding is that everything in the universe revolves around the Fa-rectification. Why in recent times have there been hardly any spectacular miracles like those recorded in history? Divine beings in this destructive time period have been changing things, making people lost in the human world. Especially after Dafa was taught, they have been restricting and suppressing miracles to the extreme.
I understand that the old forces are firmly blocking these miracles. They do not allow Dafa disciples to “ascend in broad daylight,” let alone other Taoists.
The present partial destruction of the universe could be seen as common if viewed from a much higher level. In fact, Master does not acknowledge what the old forces have done, and he has systematically arranged the Fa-rectification. All sentient beings are given the opportunity to choose and take their stand on Master’s choice during this Fa-rectification.
My understanding is that Master's Fa is taught to all beings in the universe for them to be saved. Therefore, they are given the opportunity to choose. However, this kind of opportunity is open only for a limited time.
(To be continued)