(Minghui.org) Minghui.org recently published an editorial confirming the COVID death toll in China revealed by Master. After reading the editorial, some practitioners sensed even more how urgent it is save people, while others had difficulty believing the numbers since they had not seen too many deaths in their area. I think the following three factors may have contributed to the latter’s doubt about Master’s words.
The first factor is faith. Whether we have unconditional faith in Falun Dafa and Master is critical. Some practitioners doubted the death toll that Master revealed because of their everyday notions. They only accept things that they have seen or known and reject things beyond that. But they failed to realize that human notions and knowledge have limitations and cannot explain the current pandemic. In this civilization, no global pandemic had lasted three years or longer. Falun Dafa has both compassion and standards for both practitioners and non-practitioners. When compassionate Master gave us more time for cultivation and saving people, some practitioners could not understand why the time was extended again and again.
The second factor is enlightenment quality. Seeing is believing—this is a manifestation of poor enlightenment quality and can be a major hurdle for practitioners. My understanding is that, when Fa-rectification transitions to the human world, a large number of members and followers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be eliminated as the communist regime is phased out by history. There are so many CCP members and followers that we may not notice the fact that 400 million of them have died of COVID during the three-year pandemic as revealed by Master, especially if we only gauge the situation by looking at the people around us. Each of us interacts with only a limited number of people, and we may not know it even if many people in nearby communities or other regions have died.
The third factor is one's surroundings. It is true that some practitioners have not seen many COVID deaths in their area. This could be a good thing since that means that many people around them have learned the facts and been saved already. On the other hand, if there are many deaths in our area, it means that we have not done a good job saving enough people. We should then reflect on how we’ve been doing in fulfilling our mission to save sentient beings and do better what we are supposed to do.
Our reason for being here is to assimilate ourselves to the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and save people. When there are very few COVID deaths, we should be grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation. Meanwhile, instead of becoming complacent, we should continue to save people, both near and far, to ensure they are taken good care of.
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)