The connotation of immediate retribution in this lifetime has become deformed along with present society. For people, a sense of vengeance has been added into the meaning of these two words. Like finally getting back at someone. As an outlet for releasing hatred upon others, a person will sometimes use these words. The truth is that immediate retribution in this lifetime does not imply vengeance. Actually, its the compassion of gods, a timely warning for peoples wrongdoing and a timely repayment of sins. A person experiencing immediate retribution for his wrong deeds will realize its not good to bring tribulations to himself; therefore he wont make the same or even bigger mistakes in the future. People around him will notice the retribution from his wrongdoing, thus they will deliberately behave themselves well, acting with kindness. If benevolence receives immediate repayment, people will become kind-hearted and the morals of society will consequently improve.
We should eliminate this deformed thought activity. Our hearts should be without a trace of hatred or vengeance. The evils further persecution of kindness should be stopped, because its our responsibility to uphold kindness in human society. When we see those villains who are worse than beasts, who beat people to death or rape female Falun Dafa practitioners, or when we are persecuted, we shouldnt have any thoughts of hatred or revenge. Instead, our thoughts should be directed at eliminating the evil for the sake of righteousness in the universe and compassionate salvation for people who are being used and fooled. If we send righteous thoughts (thinking true thoughts according to the principles of Falun Gong) or hand out flyers with compassion, then when there is lots of immediate retribution in this lifetime, more and more everyday people used by the evil will be able to see the truth. Because we follow the nature of the universe, what we do will carry the tremendous power of the Fa (universal law and principles of Falun Gong). This warped arrangement of people not believing in retribution, has resulted in causing the moral standards in human society to decline swiftly. When you tell the everyday person about the idea of retribution caused from kindness and wrongdoing, he will offer you lots of opposing examples: Plenty of rich people are scoundrels and scum who became rich by means of cheating. The worse a person becomes, the richer he becomes. These days, lots of top officials in China are corrupted and depraved. The worse they are, the higher positions they hold. The more benevolent a person is, the more other people will tease him. If hes not careful, he might be cheated and lose all his worldly possessions. A person who thinks about others first and helps people in critical situations ends up with a bad reputation. The good is considered bad. Hence, people will say: Wheres the retribution? I have to be smart, otherwise, Ill end up suffering losses.
If theres no principle of immediate retribution in this lifetime, people will no longer believe in retribution and theyll become ever worse, the good will become bad and eventually turn out to be ruined in the end. An illusion has been created that the worse a person is, the more benefits he gets while the more benevolent a person is, the less luck he will have. In this arrangement, people are forced into the abyss of destruction. Immediate retribution in this lifetime is the mercy of Gods toward human beings, just like parents teaching their kids. When a child commits wrongdoings, a gentle spanking will make him remember what he did was wrong. When a child performs well, a compliment will let him understand what is right and he will subsequently grow up in a righteous way. As a child, I was told a story: A murderer was given a death sentence. Before departing to the execution ground, he was asked if he had any wish. He answered by saying he would like to see his mother. When she came, he proceeded to bite her. People asked him why he did this and he replied: I hate her because she didnt teach me when I did wrong things as a child, for that reason I will now die for committing the worst deed! If there were no immediate retribution in this lifetime, people about to be destroyed would say: God, why didnt you warn me at that time!?
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