My Understanding of Master’s Article, “What Does it Mean to ‘Help Master Rectify the Fa’?”
[PureInsight.org] Master’s new article, “What Does it Mean to ‘Help Master Rectify the Fa’?” was published recently. I read it four times, one after the other and felt very guilty. We had not done well according to the Fa, and Master had to spend extra efforts correcting us.
I called a practitioner yesterday and we exchanged understandings on the new article. She said, “When first reading the article, I thought the incidents mentioned in the article were not related to me. As I thought about it further, however, I realized I was wrong.” I agree with what she said. In fact, Master has stated previously, “I will speak up if and when big problems arise. If, however, there isn't anything that obstructs Dafa disciples' efforts to validate the Fa and save sentient beings, then I won't come out to give a talk. In the absence of prominent, widespread problems that pertain to the whole body, I won't say anything.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”) That means the situation mentioned in Master’s recent article must relate to many practitioners already.
I have noticed that quite a few practitioners still treat Master’s lectures with human notions. When hearing such words or seeing such behaviors, I remind myself that observing these phenomena means that I may have similar problems as well.
At this stage of Fa-rectification, if we still have hesitation in believing Master’s words or if we understand Master’s words with human notions, that means we are not clear on who Master is and who we are. That is, when we fail to understand correctly the relationship between Master and ourselves, we will have difficulty in truly believing in Master and the Fa.
At the beginning of Zhuan Falun, Master said, “At present, I am the only person genuinely teaching qigong towards high levels at home and abroad.” Throughout the years of our cultivation, Master has told us who he is. But some practitioners still are not clear on this and instead treat the Fa with human notions. In fact, the old forces did not understand well their relationship with Master and they even considered Master an ordinary cultivator. That was why they imposed the resistance on Fa-rectification, leading to their own destruction. If we practitioners do not truly believe in Master and the Fa, and merely treat Master as a teacher, we are actually placing ourselves in danger. Therefore, as mentioned previously, we cannot treat the Fa with human notions.
To be responsible for ourselves and our sentient beings we need to study the Fa well. By measuring ourselves with the Fa, we will be able to identify the gaps within us and remedy those omissions. Master said, “Although I have only discussed a few problems, there are in fact a lot of other instances of failing to believe in the Fa.” (“What Does it Mean to ‘Help Master Rectify the Fa’?”) I think we can each examine ourselves to see where we have problems and correct those loopholes. This is part of our efforts to help Master rectify the Fa and by doing so; we will avoid worrying Master unnecessarily.
Maybe we can ask ourselves: Master asked us to study the Fa, do the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts every day. Did we follow it? Master asked us to step forward, clarifying truth to save people. Did we follow it? Master asked us to look inward when encountering conflicts. Did we believe and follow it? When running into difficulty, did we act according to Master’s words?
In any case, we cannot miss the opportunity again. When studying the Fa, we need to place ourselves in the Fa and reflect on ourselves. Only by acting strictly according to the Fa can we be responsible for ourselves.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2011/6/18/75219.html