Dafa Practitioners Should Not Slack Off

A young Dafa practitioner

PureInsight | February 21, 2011

[PureInsight.org] Recently, I often considered accomplishing Dafa projects as cultivation. Whenever finishing something that validates the Fa, I wanted to take a break and relax for a while by visiting everyday websites, shopping, playing games, or watching movies. After reading several experience sharing articles from practitioners recently, I regretted this situation, and decided to do better in Fa study and doing the three things. However, my progress was slow and the interference was severe. Every time I had to send forth righteous thoughts to clean up the degenerated substances that were interfering with me.

When sending forth righteous thoughts today, however, I found the root cause of why I could not resist the temptation from the everyday society’s entertainment. That is, I have had a human notion since a very young age—whenever finishing something important, I deserve a break. This notion made me stumble many times on my cultivation path, as cultivation is very serious. In “Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference,” Master said, “When I teach the Fa infrequently though, what worries me most is not the hardships or ordeals you face, which you know to be plenty hard. They are not the hardest thing; after all, however trying hardship may be, it's over after you get through it, and at that point things are clear to you. Rather, to quietly cultivate in bleak loneliness, unable to see hope, is the hardest of all. Doing any form of cultivation entails undergoing a trial such as this and a path with such features. Only if one can persevere and continually forge ahead does it amount to true diligence. It's easy to talk about, but putting it into action is tremendously difficult. That is why it's said that always cultivating as if you were just starting will surely result in achieving your ultimate rank.” These words of Master opened my thinking, making me wonder why I had not been able to consistently focus on things that need to be done. That is, I have to remain diligent all the time and always follow Master's requirements; otherwise, the old forces may take advantage of my loopholes.

I remember there were some experience sharing articles that remind practitioners not to be interfered with by the relaxed atmosphere. Rather, we should let go of the attachment to comfort and take on more responsibilities to validate the Fa. Every day of a Dafa disciple is precious, since there are many things to do. Facing such great responsibilities, how can we pursue comfort like an everyday person? In fact, the most comfortable state for us is to completely assimilate ourselves to the Fa, do the three things well and use every minute to validate the wonderfulness of Dafa. Were we to indulge ourselves as everyday people, we are ruining ourselves and are destroying sentient beings. Therefore, we should view things as cultivators. Only by remaining diligent and fulfilling our responsibilities can we repay Master's compassionate salvation.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2011/2/9/71725.html

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