(Minghui.org) The current COVID situation in China is very severe. I do not have many friends but have many relatives. From what my relatives told me, many workplaces saw almost everyone infected.

My younger brother, for example, works at the township government of my hometown. Among dozens of government employees, only two showed up for work, including my brother. He called me earlier today saying he tested positive too and was aching all over.

I live in a county seat and JD Express is the most reliable delivery service in the region. But it has also shut down. We were told they do not have workers to make deliveries. Other businesses and government agencies are also in a similar situation.

Understanding of the Current Situation

Based on the situation of myself and my family, I would like to share some thoughts. Because of the lockdown, ten residents in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, died in a fire on November 24, and it triggered the White Paper Movement. Faced with public anger, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could not hold it any longer and announced to end the zero-COVID policy on December 7, a rare move since the CCP rarely yielded to public protests in the past.

Jiang Zemin, the former top CCP leader who started the suppression of Falun Dafa in July 1999, died on November 30. We knew the old forces had been propping Jiang up; otherwise, he would have died a long time ago. The fact that Jiang died recently implies that the Party may not be able to last much longer.

This indicates that time is limited before the Fa-rectification ends.

As for the current COVID situation, I think some people loyal to the CCP could lose their lives. As for the rest of the world’s people, getting infected could help them pay off most of their karmic debts before entering the next stage of history. The variant last year was mainly the Delta variant, which was highly lethal. This time is mainly Omicron, and the symptoms are much milder. One can survive after suffering some pain.

But in this recent surge, the Delta variant began to emerge again. As a result, anything could happen to anyone. We practitioners need to save people and the number of beings saved are far from enough. It could be that some people are paying karmic debts before entering the next stage of history, but we practitioners have to hurry up and save people.

A Test for Our Faith in Dafa and Master

My daughter is 32 years old and started to listen to Master’s lectures at age 8. She also follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her daily life, but she does not do the exercises. When I was arrested for my belief, she was supportive, which was a big help.

After the pandemic started, she kept reciting the auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” But she still tested positive, and she didn’t know what else she could do since she had already been reciting the phrases. Additionally, she also knew that many of our relatives, who are either Dafa practitioners or identify with Dafa principles, also showed symptoms.

She didn’t tell me what happened in the beginning because she didn’t know what else she could do, since she had already been reciting the auspicious phrases as I told her.

Instead, she gave her address and my contact information to a close friend in Shanghai. She lives alone in a different city, so she made arrangements just in case anything happened to her.

When she eventually told me about her infection, I said it was part of cultivation practice, and Master was helping us eliminate karma. She was happy to hear that. This is indeed a test for everyone.

One day I suddenly felt chills all over my body and I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate interference.

Master said,

“Yet a practitioner’s gong is automatically destroying viruses and karma.” (“Fa Teaching Given in New York City,” Teachings at Conferences in the United States)

I kept reciting this sentence, sent forth righteous thoughts, and looked within.

I had a fever on December 20 and 21. I sent forth righteous thoughts and my mind was clear. I currently still cough while writing this article.

I was a little confused. I thought my righteous thoughts would have totally eliminated the “virus,” but I’m still coughing. When thinking about this further and reading experience-sharing articles from other practitioners, I believed there may be two possible causes for Dafa practitioners’ “getting infected.” One is that we still have karma to eliminate, and the other is a test to see if we have firm faith in Dafa and Master. And this test could be the final test.

The above are my understandings. Please point out anything inappropriate.

Editor's note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare in studying, compare in cultivating.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)