PureInsight | April 22, 2011
[PureInsight.org] Master taught us in the lecture, “Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Creating Fine Art:”
“Think about it everyone, humans have karma--you all know this as you're Dafa disciples--and everything that human beings draw or paint includes elements of the artist himself. In an artist's work, everything about that individual and about the person being portrayed is attached to that painting. When an ordinary person paints just one stroke, I know what kind of person he is, what kind of illnesses he has, how much karma he has, his state of mind, his family situation, etc. And all the thoughts the subject of the painting has and all of the factors associated with his body are fully displayed as well, including how much karma he has. Whenever someone hangs a painting of that person in his home, the karma of that person in the painting emits from the painting. So when someone hangs something like that in his home, is he benefiting or being harmed? Karma emits and spreads, it's connected with the person, and it will continuously emit in the home of the person who has hung up the painting there. People can't see the interrelationships among objects, but actually they will feel ill at ease [from something like that].”
Actually, like the paintings, those TV programs, movies, books, newspapers, magazines and music tapes or CDs are also emitting karma and bad elements, even if you just put them aside and don’t watch or read them. For example, you turn on TV although do not watch it. The TV itself is emitting bad things even if you are not watching it.
Take the entertainment industry as an example, many actors, actresses and directors obtain very poor moral and ethical qualities. The "pornographic incident,” a wide-spread scandal in Hong Kong, is representative of degenerated morality. Those famous celebrities have an influential impact on society. The immoral things they did in the pornographic incident have badly affected the public. Moreover, most of the contents of their movies are immoral and not healthy. These products are filled with the evil CCP’s culture which promotes violence, pornography, murder and other vile mentalities. What serious karma this is.
From another’s point of view, why do we want to watch or read these things? We may do these things because we are bored and want to pass time. We all know that we are Dafa disciples of the Fa-rectification period. We undertake great responsibilities and missions. Time is flying and will not wait for us. Any attachments to this human world will become barriers on our path towards godhood. We will lose the historic chance to save sentient beings. These poor sentient beings may have been plunged into crisis situations of life and death because of our attachments.
Moreover, those modern art products are filled with corrupted things and are controlled by various evil beings. They just like those fake Qi Gong books. The evil elements will penetrate into our bodies if we acknowledge them. It is really terrible.
For myself, I have a TV set at home. But there is no antenna connected to the TV. My mother uses the TV to play VCDs that clarify the truth. I never ever watch TV programs or chase celebrities. Although I was forced to watch TV with other detainees during those dark days when I was detained by the evil CCP, I recited Master’s article and turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the TV. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the surrounding spaces. I blocked evil beings from coming into my space and I was not touched or led by the TV content. Even though I did all these things to keep myself away from the evil things, I still had some impression of bad things in my mind. Eventually, I completely removed all of them by continuously reciting Fa.
I remember Master taught us in the article “Melt Into the Fa,” “A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains. All of what a person sees with the eyes and hears with the ears are: violence, lust, power struggles in literary works, struggles for profit in the practical world, money worship, other manifestations of demon-nature, and so on. With his head filled with these, this kind of person is truly a bad person, no matter what he appears to be. A person’s behavior is dictated by his thoughts. With a mind full of such things, what’s a person able to do?”
Therefore, I would like to remind fellow cultivators to focus on rectifying Dafa and saving sentient beings. I would like to share with all fellow practitioners the following poem by Master from Hong Yin (Volume II):
(in Yuan verse)
In the chaotic world, like pure lotus flowers—
plum blossoms, a hundred million
Cold winds only accentuate their beauty
The interminable snowfall and rain
are the tears of gods,
Who look longingly for the plum blossoms’ return
Never, ever get preoccupied with worldly things
Steel your righteous thoughts
For all [that you have gone through] since ancient times,
Was for none other than this time around.
January 28, 2003
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2011/1/13/71010.html