(Minghui.org) After Master’s Hong Yin VI was published, I hurried to read it twice. I noted that Master repeatedly emphasized in the poems that most people in this world are reincarnated from divine beings. So saving sentient beings is of grave importance, and we shouldn’t judge them based on their roles and appearances in society today. Except for those who intentionally persecute Dafa, almost every person in this world is precious, with a noble origin. Seizing this last bit of time to assist Master in saving more sentient beings is what we came to this earth for.
People living in mainland China, including Dafa disciples, are deeply affected by the toxins of atheism. I realized this in my cultivation state. Every time I encountered a tribulation, be it sickness karma or other difficulties, I struggled to overcome it quickly. More or less there was always some hesitation and a lack of determination to overcome the tribulation. For instance, the Fa has taught me that Dafa disciples have no sicknesses, as Master has cleansed our bodies in our early stages of our cultivation. However, whenever symptoms of sickness karma emerged, I instantly felt fear and doubt. After looking inward and clearing away this feeling, I would eventually overcome the tribulation, but I had always felt that I had not found the root cause.
In Master’s Hong Yin VI, 32 of the 61 poems talked about the harm of atheism and the theory of evolution, which prevented people’s divinity from emerging.
I finally realized that my fear and doubt were rooted in the toxins of atheism. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in 1949, it has forcibly indoctrinated the Chinese people with atheism, turning people against the divine by destroying cultural relics and traditional culture. Under the control of the old forces, the evil CCP tries to destroy all humans and Dafa disciples in this Dharma ending period, meddling with Master’s arrangements to save all sentient beings. Atheism also blocks some people from accepting the facts that Dafa disciples tell them, making them difficult to save.
As Dafa disciples, the toxins of atheism can create gaps between us, Master and Dafa. This will affect our enlightenment quality and hinder our belief in the Fa in the face of tribulations. This fear and doubt will prolong the time it takes us to overcome difficulties. When I first obtained the Fa in 1998, whenever I encountered tribulations, I felt calm and even happy, knowing that Master had arranged the opportunity for me to improve. I thanked Master in my heart, as Master was pushing us upward to the highest position.
The biggest test came in 1999, with the onset of the persecution. As I didn’t study the Fa enough and had many human attachments at the time, I compromised with the evil and took a detour on my cultivation path. Fortunately, Master did not give up on me and gave me an opportunity to do well again. Now that I think about it, this detour was a result of the toxins of atheism instilled by the evil Party since I was young. I could not distinguish right from wrong and good from evil, and thus had fear and doubt. If I firmly believed that Dafa is the most righteous Fa in the cosmos and that those who go against it are the most evil, would I still compromise?
I would like to remind fellow practitioners to clean up their own dimensional field of atheistic toxins, so that it doesn’t block our faith in Master and the Fa. Do not take those tribulations as being insurmountable. If we have true faith in the Fa, Master will strengthen us to overcome difficulties and help us in saving sentient beings.
In order to remove the toxins of atheism, I tell myself to do well in the following areas:
First, we should study the Fa more. The book Zhuan Falun has the power to break down the atheism in us. Whenever I do not take studying the Fa seriously or do not cherish the Fa, it hinders me from being cleansed by the Fa. Now that Hong Yin VI has been published, I realized that it can clear away the toxins of atheism very well, and I suggest that fellow practitioners study it more.
Second, we should read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Disintegrating the Communist Party Culture, The Ultimate Goal of Communism, and How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World. These texts helped me to recognize the true nature of the evil Communist Party and thus remove many evil elements.
It’s also helpful for fellow practitioners to get rid of the attachment of resentment. As the specter of communism is forged by resentment, hatred, and lower-level degenerated substances, our resentment stems from the poison of the specter of communism. Even when encountering something trivial, we grow impatient and lose our temper, resenting heaven, earth and everything around us.
Third, we can send righteous thoughts to eliminate the toxins of atheism from our own dimensional field. I realized that as long as we clear away the toxins of atheism, we will be able to clear away the substances that separate us from Master and Dafa. It will enable us to walk more firmly on the path that Master has arranged.
In this last bit of remaining time, let’s return to the state we had when we just started cultivation, seize the time and do the three things well.
The above is only the understanding in my own realm. If there is anything not on the Fa, please kindly point it out.
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 with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)
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