PureInsight | February 16, 2009
[PureInsight.org] Through studying the Fa, we come to learn many principles. As practitioners, we should always use the Fa to guide our thoughts, starting from the basics.
First of all, what we see in this dimension is not the true reality of the universe.
Whenever coming across something, if we could keep this in mind, we would be less attached to superficial phenomena. We would see the reasons behind such phenomena and follow the Fa.
Secondly, things are already pre-arranged. For an everyday person, life does not always proceed as planned or expected. For a Dafa practitioner, through Fa-study, we know that the old forces have made arrangements for every single thought of ours.
Thinking about this, we are then able to let go of the attachment of fear, worry, anxiousness, pursuit, etc.
Having these attachments will not be productive. Instead, it means that we are not clear on the Fa principles and are still acting as everyday people. However, from studying the Fa, we have learned that a practitioner’s path is pre-arranged, assuming that we are able to continue cultivation. When basing one’s life on the Fa, a practitioner is able to oppose the old forces’ arrangements and walk well the path arranged by Teacher. If one does not cultivate, he or she remains an everyday person and still walks the path of an everyday person.
During the Fa-Rectification period, many things arranged by the old forces have been disintegrated by Teacher. Many of the prophecies are no longer valid, such as the calamity in 1999, the 3rd World War, etc. Teacher and Fa-Rectification have taken care of all of these.
Why has there been so much interference for the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) show? It is partly due to the dark minions that have entered the three realms and insisted on doing things as they had planned. No matter what Teacher has said, they cannot see the truth of Fa-Rectification and so follow their own ways of doing things. In addition, the shortcomings of Dafa practitioners have been taken advantage of by them. They can thus interfere with people so as to deter them from attending the DPA show to be saved. One day, a practitioner shared a story about a friend of hers who had planned to go to a DPA show but then suffered a foot injury. That friend still wanted to go to the show but had various reasons preventing her from going. Seeing such a situation, we should send forth righteous thoughts and use the Fa implements and power given by Teacher. Because such interference is beyond this dimension, we cannot overcome it without utilizing our gong in other dimensions.
To this day, the old forces have insisted on following their own ways. The only way to break through is using the power given by the Fa. We cannot slack off for a moment. We should study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts. Meanwhile, we should also look within and steadfastly cultivate ourselves. The better we cultivate, the more righteous a path we will walk. In this way, the old forces cannot find any gap to seize on to interfere and persecute Dafa and practitioners.
I remember reading an article from The Epoch Times, in which an American lady was interviewed of the Divine Performing Arts show. She was very happy after watching the DPA show. When the reporter asked her how she learned about the show, she said that when she was on her way home, she found a DPA flyer on a bench on the sidewalk. She picked it up, read it and came to the show.
I was impressed by this article. Acting as an everyday person, what we can do is very limited. However, when doing things as a practitioner, we conform to the principles of universe, and the old forces dare not to interfere. Teacher and righteous gods will also help. “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master” (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One, “Why Doesn’t Your Gong Increase With Your Practice?”).
Here I would like to remind everyone that no matter which project, it cannot impact our Fa-study, practicing the exercises, or sending forth righteous thoughts. If we think, “I can continue after being busy for a period of time,” it doesn’t work like that. Otherwise, it is an everyday person who is doing Dafa work, and an everyday person is unable to provide salvation to others.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/12/30/56910.html