What Does it Mean to “Help Master Rectify the Fa”?
For some time now, there has existed a critical problem in
some students as they carry out the three things that Dafa disciples are
supposed to do: namely, not understanding what it means to “help Master.” For
example, when Master says something or decides how Dafa disciples are to go
about something, there are always some students who size up Master’s [plans]
with human thinking, forming opinions about how Master should handle some
particular matter or thinking about how it would be if Master did it
differently, rather than putting their minds to how to best fulfill what Master
expressed or how to carry out the specifics; some students even wish to change
Master’s thinking; some go and extol the virtues of their own ideas among fellow
students; some people are confused as to what Master has said on account of
their human attachments, and react negatively; and some people go so far as to
seek out my family members to try to garner support for their own approaches.
But what Master wants done is in fact what is required by the Fa’s rectification
of an incalculable number of cosmic bodies. Though this plane of mankind may be
lowly, it is nonetheless a manifestation of higher lives at a lower place,
expressed in the forms of this lower plane, and is at the same time the heart of
Fa-rectification—the focal point of everything. However great your idea may
seem, it is limited to only this one plane of existence, this singular spot, and
that one particular matter. And could you possibly know what impact that thing
which Master wants done is meant to have at countless, immeasurable planes of
utterly massive cosmic bodies? If you, as my student, truly want to “help Master
rectify the Fa,” then you should concern yourself only with how to best fulfill
what Master wants. This alone is what you should be doing, yet you want instead
for Master to help you? How could you use Dafa during the Fa-rectification to
instead help fulfill your human ideas?
While encountering persecution there have been many Dafa disciples who have
fallen, or who have failed to keep up, and it has largely been due to their not
having understood what Master is doing, to using human thinking to evaluate
Master’s [wishes]. To give but one example of such human thinking, many students
are wondering why we cannot respond to persecution in the manner that other
religions have. But in history, the fundamental purpose of religions was simply
to establish a cultural foundation for mankind, whereas what mankind has truly
been awaiting is Dafa; and it is only when one does things according to Dafa
that one is truly acting like a cultivator. Of course, when people fail to keep
up, there may be many other reasons at work, too. But in every case the person
has not managed to really understand Dafa. And of course, when the person’s
thoughts aren’t sufficiently righteous, he is bound to waver under persecution.
And then there is a segment of people who haven’t managed to, through
cultivation, get rid of the bad habits they formed in the ordinary world, such
as using their connections and influence to get things done. For example,
whenever such a person isn’t able to find Master to express his own human ideas,
he seeks out Master’s family members under some pretext or other, after which he
goes and talks to other students about how Master’s family members said this or
that. But think about it: could Master’s family members possibly represent him,
when it was to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings that Master came to this
world? Just like you, Master’s family members are in fact cultivators, and just
like anyone else, they will fall short if they don’t cultivate well. Who could
possibly represent Master, out of all those parents, spouses, children, and
siblings he has had over the course of his numerous lifetimes in this world?
It’s similar to the situation with you, where it’s merely that when Master comes
to this world there are those who serve as Master’s disciples, those who serve
as his earthly parents, those who serve as siblings, or spouses and children,
and each serves to help Master fulfill the grand task of rectifying the Fa by
doing the specific things that he or she is supposed to. They too are
cultivating themselves, and they too will at times fall short in terms of
reaching a sufficient understanding of the Fa’s principles. Then when you seek
them out and use what they say as Fa, is it not a case of your disrupting the Fa?
And at the same time, it turns what Master’s family members said into a sin
against the Fa. As a Dafa disciple, you should be clear that Fa-rectification is
done only by Master. And even if Master isn’t around, you still must do things
on the basis of the Fa—you can’t do things according to some family member or
other of Master’s. Only then are you a Dafa disciple; only then are you Master’s
disciple; and only then are you helping Master rectify the Fa.
Also, there is a segment of people who go along with certain evil websites. Such
people have gone far astray from Dafa, abetting those evil sites by spreading
misinformation and even hurting the reputations of Master’s family members. And
some people—in spite of Master’s having told everyone at the Fa conferences
convened by our Dafa disciples not to listen to, believe in, or look at those
evil websites—haven’t taken my words to heart and behave as though they’re
completely under the spell of those sites. Even to this day they’re still
irrational about it. When a person takes a wrong turn he can always start over.
But, what’s to be done if a person’s mistake ends up destroying some people on
account of the misinformation you spread? What’s to be done if, because of you,
the countless sentient beings who are behind any person and awaiting salvation
can never be saved? Do you realize how serious the consequences of this are?
When you ignore what Master has said, can you be considered a Dafa disciple who
is “helping Master rectify the Fa”?
The expression “help Master rectify the Fa” isn’t just big, empty talk. Although
I have only discussed a few problems, there are in fact a lot of other instances
of failing to believe in the Fa. Hanging in the balance at this dangerous
juncture is nothing less than, for Dafa disciples, the wait of tens of millions
of years; for our students, your sole, true wish for coming to this world; and
for Master, whether he will manage to widely save sentient beings—including all
of you—in this Fa-rectification.
June 10, 2011