My Enlightenment After Attending the 2008 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference
A Falun Dafa Practitioner in North America
[PureInsight.org] I attended the 2008 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference. Our great and compassionate Master came to the conference and taught the Fa to us. While listening to Master, I no longer had the question that I had prepared to ask Master at the conference because my heart was elevated. However, I felt like a child who wished Master could talk more so that we could stay with Master longer.
Now is the final moment of Fa rectification. I enlightened to two points from Master's Fa teaching at the conference.
First, this final moment is also the final moment for us Dafa practitioners. Since we are cultivating, we need to get rid of all kinds of attachments. Due to the human thoughts that we had developed over the years, very often we didn't realize that something is an attachment. Of course, Master sees everything clearly and Master will reveal our attachments via different means, among which conflicts are used very often. Therefore, Master emphasizes a lot that when we have conflicts, we must look inside to dig out our attachment and get rid of it. Otherwise, the test or the conflict doesn't serve the purpose which Master plans for it.
Recently after the Divine Performing Arts show was over in our city, I thought I could devote myself to the next Dafa project. However, several conflicts happened to me simultaneously, among them there were conflicts with other practitioners and conflicts with family members. I looked inside, but the conflicts repeated after I thought they were gone. My Xinxing (mind nature) began to rise and fall. Then I realized that I didn't look inside deeply enough, nor did I let go of my human attachment completely.
We are Master's disciples. Would Master like to see us consummate or would Master like to see us live amiably in this human world? "Able to endure suffering in the world, Transcending the world, is a Buddha" ("Tempering One's Heart and Will," Hong Yin, English Translation Version B). This suffering, on one hand, is so that we may pay back the debts we owe from before. In fact, we only pay back a tiny portion of the debt while Master pays back most of the debt for us. On the other hand, only by going through the suffering can we improve our Xinxing and get rid of attachments. This is the more significant aspect of suffering.
An ordinary person's life has "birth, aging, illness, and death." A cultivator has conflicts and tribulations. Those are inevitable. Since it is now the final moment of Fa rectification, the time for us to cultivate is very limited. If we haven't cultivated diligently before and we still have so many attachments, wouldn't Master want to reveal our attachments as clearly as possible and as soon as possible? Thus, on the surface, it appears many conflicts happen together. But behind the surface, does anyone know how much consideration and thought Master has put into this?
Master washes us clean and brings us back to our sacred home. If we say, "Don't wash me! It hurts," how can we go back home?
My second enlightenment is that the final moment of Fa rectification is also the final moment for everyday people. After the earthquake happened in Sichuan, many Dafa practitioners enlightened that it is very urgent to save people. When an earthquake happens, so many people lose their lives in the twinkling of an eye. For those who haven't heard of the truth about Dafa, how sad it would be!
Recently, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) started a rumor that Falun Gong practitioners obstructed donations for the Sichuan earthquake in Flushing, New York City. This rumor will drag more everyday people into a bottomless chasm. And the number of people who are dragged down could be much greater than the death toll from this earthquake. The evil CCP fabricated the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax several years ago, which cheated many ordinary people into hating Falun Dafa. Over the years, Dafa practitioners have made unremitting efforts to clarify the facts, which indeed has saved a lot of people. Now the false rumor about Falun Gong practitioners obstructing donations was created because the CCP wants to divert Chinese people's grief into hatred against Falun Gong. The result is the same as the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax, namely, the CCP wants to drag more people down with it when it dies.
Now the situation is pressing. The day after the conference when I attended the grand Falun Gong parade in Chinatown, I saw some Chinese who ignored the facts and truth yelling at us, and I felt sad for them. Nevertheless, on the same street, I saw some other Chinese applauding and waving to us!
Due to the media censorship in China, it is very hard for Chinese there to know the truth. This requires Dafa practitioners in China and overseas to clarify the truth to them via all kinds of means, to rescue people from the hands of the old forces (degenerate beings in the universe). Time is running out. However, we mustn't go to extremes, which could be grabbed at by the old forces as an excuse to cause more interference. Like Master said before, clarify the truth with wisdom, and save sentient beings with compassion. In order to achieve this, we need to study Fa well every day.
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