When the Fa-rectification Ends, Will You Have Many Regrets?—Thoughts After Watching the Shen Yun Program, “The Buddha's Teachings Spread Far and Wide”
[PureInsight.org] After watching the last act of Shen Yun’s 2010 program, “The Buddha's Teachings Spread Far and Wide,” I had a thought of regret. One of Shen Yun’s numbers from previous years, “The Monkey King Triumphs,” was still clear in my mind. I thought at that time: “I should cultivate as diligently as the Monkey King, who killed demons and solidly passed every obstacle on his cultivation path.” However, one year has gone by and the Tang Monk and his disciples have already returned home with the sutras. Time has gone by so fast; one year was like a brief moment! I feel there are so many things I haven't done, so many human mindsets I still need to cultivate away, so many people with predestined relationships that need to be told the truth... The Fa’s rectification of the human world is fast approaching and I still have so many things that need to be accomplished. Yes, Tang Monk and his disciples went through difficult years of untold hardships on their arduous journey and suffered from years of vicissitudes. As they set foot on their native land after a long absence, they looked far to the Grand Palace with magnificent buildings and tall walls; they had not betrayed the high expectations of their people and triumphantly returned and passed the exalted Buddha Dharma to the Eastern Territory. It was to be celebrated by all people. This outcome didn’t come from waiting; instead, it was obtained through an arduous journey. This program symbolizes a profound message!
The beautiful main theme of music from this piece can touch one's heart and soul. Different musical instruments played different themes, orderly, peacefully, and echoed in resonance with both single melody and ensemble. Actors’ dances accompanied by clanging drums showed the gracefulness of the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty! Shortly afterward, the palace maids rose to dance, waving their long sleeves, showing a picture of harmony and festivity. When the palace doors slowly opened, the Tang Emperor heard the news that the Journey to the West had returned; when Tang Monk presented the scrolls of sutras to the Emperor, and when the palace maids changed the flowers in their hands to colorful ribbons, waving in celebration, a thought came to my mind: “Fa-rectification is coming to an end!” I shed tears involuntarily. While shedding tears of sadness, I was thinking that all these years, whether I had cultivated my mind and clarified the truth, I feel my realm has indeed improved step by step. If this is really the end of the Fa-rectification, do I qualify to be a part of it? How much will I regret? How am I doing in studying the Fa and cultivating my mind? How many friends and relatives haven't I clarified the truth to? How many obvious human notions haven't I gotten rid of? What opportunities do I have to make up for the losses?
The two slowly opening palace gates were like the gates of a heavenly palace. We came to the earth ages ago, the beings of our world watched us descend to the earth. They will also be watching us return to our own world step by step. I remember a fellow practitioner whose celestial eye had opened once said: “The great heavenly gate had opened. How many people had gone and how many had returned?” Our minds have been covered with dust for so long that we have become too selfish and for too long have nurtured our human mindset. How much have we washed clean in Dafa cultivation? When the Fa-rectification ends and we cannot achieve the standard for Consummation, it will be a great despair to the sentient beings who had placed great hopes in us. It will be a huge tribulation for them. And how will we be dealing with it ourselves? What will it imply? It will mean eternal regret. I know every Dafa disciple does not belong only to themselves; instead, we belong to the sentient beings of our own worlds of the new universe. Our missions and duties do not allow us to have the slightest regret in our cultivation. Even having the slightest regret will mean the costs are huge. We will never have another opportunity to make up for it.
A few days ago, while I was doing a Dafa project, I felt a little confused on my condition. I asked Teacher to enlighten me on my current state. I then had a dream that I was in my hometown and the rain had just stopped. When I raised my head, I suddenly saw two big clouds joining together on the horizon; they weren’t the color of the clouds in the human world. They disappeared and then dark clouds came rolling in quickly. The paper-thin tiles on the roof were easily broken with a light poke. I realized: “It is a manifestation of the Fa-rectification process making a breakthrough to the human world.” When I woke up, I felt that the time of the Fa’s rectification of the human world is imminent. I thought that everyone should be enlightened to the meaning of “The Buddha's Teachings Spread Far and Wide.”
Teacher uses this dance form to enlighten us, to let us ponder more deeply, and let us cultivate diligently. We need to be more diligent to catch up with the Fa-rectification process. We need to look inward and study the Fa more, truly reach the state of selflessness and altruism of the new universe. In other words, we shouldn’t leave the slightest regret in our personal cultivation. We should pass on the truth about Dafa to sentient beings without leaving the slightest regret. Then, when the Fa-rectification Period ends, we can all celebrate the great Consummation of the whole universe.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/4/30/65859.html