(Minghui.org) I would like to share my thoughts after reading the article “Eliminating the Attachment to Consummation.”
1. Whether Dafa disciples Have Met the Requirements of Fa-rectification
During the dharma-ending period, the safest place is earth because Master is here and the Fa-rectification is unfolding here.
Master has said,
“As to some of our students having suffered tremendously or even having lost their lives, I’ll tell you about these things at a later time. When the truth of it is revealed you will realize, “Oh, so that’s how it was.”” (“Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America,” Guiding the Voyage)
Master has told us that the Fa-rectification of the celestial bodies is complete, and that it is now transitioning to the Fa-rectification of the human realm. My understanding is that the Fa-rectification has been completed outside the Three Realms. This is because the main body of Dafa disciples have met the requirements of the new universe and the requirements of Fa-rectification.
Before Master’s article Wake Up was published, I thought that enlightened disciples should all return to their heavenly abodes after the Fa’s rectification of the cosmos is done; otherwise we would be polluted by the lower universe and fall down if we remained in the human world.
I came to a new understanding after “Wake Up” was published. If all Dafa disciples become enlightened and return to heaven at the end of the Fa’s rectification of the cosmos, then the Fa-rectification of the human world would only be done by Master leading new disciples. So I feel that Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period should assist Master in rectifying the human world.
2. We Must Eliminate Selfishness
Master has said, “…everyone in the world was part of my family.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
From studying the Fa, we also know that people in the world have formed a predestined relationship with Dafa, and some high-level beings reincarnated to the earth as animals and plants because of the limited spots available for human beings. In the process of cultivation, I gradually realized that the number of spaces in the universe and the depth of the layers of the universe far exceed the number of billions of human beings.
There are very limited beings in so many universes that had the opportunities to descend to the human world to participate in the Fa-rectification. Compared with the infinitely vast universe and the countless beings, the earth is tiny and the people on it are insignificant, and they cannot compare to the scope of space and the number of beings involved in Fa-rectification.
We know from the Fa that after Dafa disciples reach Consummation, it would be very difficult for us to meet again in the future. My understanding is that the cosmos is too vast, and each Dafa disciple may belong to a different celestial body. After we reach consummation, we would have our own world to tend to. For those who have not yet obtained the Fa, or lives who are not saved yet, it would be difficult to meet them in our heavenly abodes.
We also know from the Fa that the reason for the degeneration of beings is that some beings have become selfish in their social interactions. They could no longer live in such a high realm, and could only survive in a lower world. The human world is the most complicated place in the universe. If one can cultivate and stand out in such an environment, one would achieve an immortal future.
Although the earth looks extremely tiny, everything here will determine the future of the vast and magnificent celestial body. The reason that the old universe is degenerating is because “selfishness” started from a very high level of the university and permeated through the lower levels of the universe. The old forces that appeared in the Fa-rectification also came from the old universe.
When Dafa tried to save them, the old forces still interfered with Dafa without knowing it. The persecution launched by the Chinese Communist Party in the human world was also driven by this “selfishness” in life. Dafa disciples have to cultivate ourselves and eliminate the selfishness in order to transcend the old cycle of formation, stability, degeneration, and disintegration to avoid repeating the mistakes of the old universe.
I think that people in the human world today descended to this lower realm to participate in the Fa-rectification, not because they violated the rules of heaven. Even so, because the universe at that time had deviated from the standards of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, those beings still made mistakes while descending to the human world.
However, as long as one comes down to the level of the Three Realms, one has to cultivate to reach the standards and return to their original heaven. Even the lives that had violated the rules of heaven also need to cultivate to return to their heavenly homes.
Therefore, in today’s human world, it is the high-level beings demonstrating the process of how to cultivate and return to their true nature. During this process, becoming a Dafa disciple is honorable and extraordinary.
3. Master’s Arrangements Are the Best
The book Zhuan Falun is concise and easy to understand. Practitioners all know that the principles of Dafa are profound. Believing in Dafa and Master is the prerequisite for cultivation. Whatever is arranged by Master is the best.
Master said in “Wake Up,” “The Fa’s rectification of the Cosmos has finished, and now a transition to the Fa’s rectification of the human world is taking place. Most of our Dafa disciples will join me as the Fa rectifies the human world.”
I understand that this is the most beneficial arrangement for disciples. In fact, Master has stayed in the human world long enough to establish predestined relationship with every single person who once lived or still lives on earth. I think that some of our Dafa disciples came to earth at the same time as Master but that many more descended to the human world later. The lives that haven’t been saved as of now also came down for the sake of Fa-rectification, and have gone through such a long time in the human world. Dafa disciples have the responsibility to awaken them.
Of course, it is everyone’s choice whether to cultivate or not. Gods and Buddhas will not force people to cultivate. Similarly, whether those who have not been saved believe the truth told by Dafa disciples is also their own decision. But practitioners should do everything we could to save them.
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