PureInsight | January 28, 2022
[PureInsight.org] After reading the latest scripture “Wake Up,” I felt heavy-hearted and would like to share my shallow understandings with fellow practitioners.
Master said in Wake Up, “Most of our Dafa disciples will join me as the Fa rectifies the human world”. According to the Collected Fa teachings, the first stage is the Fa-rectification period, while the second is Fa-rectification of the human world. Based on the Fa teachings, Dafa disciples who obtained the Fa before 1999 will end their cultivation when Fa-rectification ends no matter how they performed.
My personal understanding is that we did not save enough sentient beings and reach our ultimate level, nor did we completely fulfill our vows. For this reason, Fa-rectification has been prolonged time and again. Most Dafa disciples who should have finished cultivation at the first stage will stay. Some practitioners were not only unable to assume their roles, but they also still have many attachments. If Fa-rectification ended now, we would lose not only many sentient beings who should have been rescued, but also many Dafa disciples who had the potential to consummate but did not achieve the ultimate goal.
Undoubtedly, Master has many arrangements we can never comprehend. Some practitioners did not treasure Dafa. Due to a lack of diligence, they were unable to fulfill their missions.
It has been 30 years since Master imparted the Fa in 1992. How many thirty-year periods are in one lifetime? There are seven billion people in the world. How many truly obtained the Fa? How many missed the opportunity to make ties with Dafa? How many were unable to treasure the Dafa they obtained and only half-heartedly practiced the Great Way?
Do we truly acknowledge that Dafa built the heavens, earth, and universe? Do we really regard Dafa as most important? We have benefited tremendously from the practice and witnessed countless miracles of Dafa. When our cultivation deepened, we all came to know that Dafa, the genuine truth, exists in our surroundings and the universe. Did we really abide by the truth? When our fame, profit, and sentimentality suffered blows, were we able to view the issues a cultivator’s perspective? Or did we only realize afterwards? Worse yet, we may not realize that we have dropped to an ordinary level even after the fact. Some practitioners even seemed to lead happy lives in the morally corrupt society, forgetting their grand vow.
Saving people is hard but achievable. Master taught us in Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference, “Clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings are what you need to accomplish. There is nothing else for you to accomplish. There is nothing else in this world that you need to accomplish.” Master requires us to save people. Therefore, when we are determined to carry out the task, Master and righteous Gods will support us. Master has arranged many things in advance. Unfortunately, we did not accomplish what we were supposed to due to our attachments.
Some Dafa practitioners have not done well in saving people. In fact, there are many different approaches to save sentient beings. Clarifying the truth about Dafa face-to-face on a daily basis is great. If these opportunities do not arise, we still have many alternatives.
For instance, practitioners who work at an office may not have as much free time. In that case, they may hand out truth-clarification leaflets on their commute. Even one or two leaflets can do the job. In addition, young practitioners who are unable to spend sufficient time clarifying the truth face-to-face may work on online truth-clarification projects, such as sending emails, without risking their safety.
In addition, cultivators who are good writers can write articles exposing the local evil. Alternatively, they can share cultivation understandings, which can help other practitioners. The more we send forth righteous thoughts, the more we support fellow practitioners in saving people.
In addition, we can collect phone numbers and send them to Minghui.org. One phone call from an overseas practitioner may save one more person, who represents a world of countless beings. Even if we cannot do any of the above, we can still manifest Dafa cultivators’ positive outlooks, which may help people find their predestined ties with Dafa. Master said in Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference, “Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections.”
Although I only began cultivating Dafa in 2012, Dafa has revealed to me many wonders. I saw that many fellow practitioners and everyday people came for the Fa after many lifetimes. Some cultivators endured many hardships and cultivated many lifetimes to obtain the Fa in this final lifetime. Some everyday people endured many hardships in previous lives just for a brief encounter with Dafa disciples. We cultivators secured our sacred connection with Dafa by abandoning our godhood when descending to the mortal world. I respect veteran practitioners who have endured tribulations since 1999. Ordinary people cannot survive such a huge persecution. Veteran practitioners rapidly transcended the level of ordinary people. If they cultivate Dafa half-heartedly during the final moments or hang on to an attachment for long periods, their previous efforts will have gone to waste.
We should seize the remaining time to cultivate ourselves earnestly and save people more diligently. We can start by letting go of one more attachment, showing more compassion towards fellow practitioners in projects, and giving one kinder smile to sentient beings. If we push one more step in cultivation, we are validating Dafa in a world filled with sin and venom.
Please kindly point out anything not aligned with the Fa.
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