(Minghui.org) The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II reminded me of the importance of keeping one’s promises and fulfilling responsibilities. Since ascending the throne at age 25, the Queen had worked tirelessly during her 70-year reign to fulfill her responsibilities to the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth realms with a peaceful manner, grace, dedication, and sacrifice.

I can’t help but think of our role as Dafa disciples. With this sacred title, we are not ordinary practitioners. Rather, we have the mission of assisting Master with Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings. Whether people can be saved is directly related to the cultivation status of Dafa disciples.

When descending to the Three Realms, we made a vow to save sentient beings. Do we still remember it, and have we fulfilled the vow? The persecution against Dafa has lasted 23 years in China, since July 1999, and it is a test of our faith and determination. It is important for us to remain diligent because it will determine whether sentient beings can be saved. Only then can we be responsible for ourselves and live up to Master’s expectations of us.

Even after 23 years of persecution, the number of Chinese people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its two junior organizations has barely passed 400 million, comparing to a population of 1.4 billion. We all need to think about this and reflect on whether we can do better in fulfilling our mission. Master has sacrificed tremendously to give us more time. We should cherish Master’s compassion and make the best use of the extended time to save people.

Master said:

“For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don’t forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)

The above are my personal opinions. Please point out anywhere 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)