PureInsight | January 30, 2003
While I read Master's latest article titled, "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.," I was shocked from the bottom of my heart and my feelings were truly beyond description. I was even more stunned to read the part of the article related to truth clarification. Later, I realized that it was because these words touched the area that I had done the least and need to improve in the most.
Master started the lecture by saying, "On either side of the shore the gibbons' chatter continued to ring in my ears, while my light boat skims past thousands of rocks." My current understanding is that we truly have little time left for truth clarification work. Every minute is precious and will flee away if we fail to treasure it.
In order to save more sentient livings, and to wait for those Dafa practitioners who are falling behind, whose enlightenment quality is not as good, and who do not strive forward in cultivation, Teacher keeps giving us more chances to catch up with the pace of Fa-rectification. The sentient beings that are waiting for salvation from Dafa disciples include those beings such as the immense cosmic bodies and countless beings that Dafa practitioners encounter in their daily lives.
Teacher said, "You are Dafa disciples; history has bestowed upon you magnificent responsibilities. We should make good use of this time. Since this hasn't ended it's a chance to save sentient beings. There's only a short while left; once the Fa-rectification of the human world begins, the positioning of people will be set. Although we don't acknowledge the arrangements of the old forces, during this period of time you have tempered yourselves and have established Dafa disciples' mighty virtue. When Dafa is persecuted, the first thing Dafa disciples should think of is saving sentient beings and how to validate Dafa" (From "Touring North America to Teach the Fa").
Currently, clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa is the most important mission for Dafa disciples. We should spend all of our available time and energy on truth clarification work, and should do it with clarity, virtue, urgency, and diligence. We should put the Fa before everything, and take the Fa as Teacher. All we need to do is to maintain the wish to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa, and carry out the tasks accordingly. It is Teacher who does the actual work. "Get rid of any attachment you have, and don't think about anything. Just do everything a Dafa disciple should do, and everything will be covered" (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference").
The foremost task in clarifying the truth is to expose the slanderous lies in the propaganda. In doing so, we must display the compassion that Dafa disciples should have in order to offer salvations to sentient beings. Once the truth about Falun Dafa has been clarified, all other issues will be resolved easily. Teacher said, "Clarifying the truth isn't a simple matter—it's not only a matter of exposing the evil. When we clarify the truth we are saving sentient beings, and at the same time it involves the matter of your own improvement and your elimination of attachments during your cultivation, and the matter of Dafa disciples being responsible to the Fa in their cultivation, as well as issues like how you fill and enrich that paradise of yours in your final Consummation" (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference"). Teacher also said, "What Dafa disciples are to do today is be responsible to Dafa. Don't touch the things in everyday people's society. When you clarify the truth don't say high-level things; the main thing isn't to have people understand what the high-level, profound Fa is. Well, people who are particularly good are an exception, and you can tell them about it. But when you clarify the truth to an average person, just tell him that we're being persecuted and that we're only doing exercises and trying to be good people, and they'll be able to understand" (From "Touring North America to Teach the Fa").
I feel that "Lose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them" is what Teacher requires of us. He expects each of us to become a genuine Fa particle, which actively and positively grasps every single opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to people. Teacher said, "Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy" (From "Rationality" in Essentials for Further Advancement II). We should lead the discussion of Falun Dafa topics in truth clarification chats with a compassionate heart. All issues on earth can lead to a topic related to Dafa, such as family dynamics, interpersonal relationships at work, entertainment, liberal arts, history , science, and such trivial things in our daily life as household affairs. In fact, my interpretation of "It's like sharp swords shooting out together from their mouths" is not limited to our talking, email, or letters. I feel that we would shoot out swords that eliminate the evil every time we speak or act according to the Fa. It follows that we should maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions at all times like a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period, and let a righteous image clarify the truth to people for us.
Teacher said, "Clarifying the truth is what we need to do at this time. Do it on a large scale, do it with all the wisdom that you can, and as long as something can save the people, go do it. It doesn't matter if what you do is expose the evil, or if you use all sorts of approaches, be they direct, indirect or from different angles--as long as you can have people recognize this persecution, you are saving them, and you are extraordinary" (From "Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.").
I hope that we will be of one heart and one mind, continue to make progress in cultivation diligently, and upgrade as one body.