Master said in Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Conference in Vancouver, Canada,”All of the Trinity of a being dissolves and ceases to exist, and no matter how high the being is, nothing’s left. This concept, in terms of the end of this firmament, is an empty one for all beings of this cosmos, they’re all baffled by it and nobody understands it; it’s something beyond their comprehension.”
It is my understanding that at their level, the notion of “myself” may no longer exist for those higher beings. Over there, everything is Dafa’s choice. It is what Dafa wants to achieve. Everything of those beings has melted into the Fa.
Why does the old cosmos deteriorate and become extinct? It is because all beings of the old cosmos can’t break away from “myself”. Before I started learning Dafa, I used to study Buddhist scriptures. A Bodhisattva once said, “I vow that I won’t become a Buddha until hell is completely empty.” At that time, I thought, “how selfless the Bodhisattva is!” Regarding it today, however, I feel the compassion of the Bodhisattva is still subject to whether Buddha fruit status can be achieved. The compassion still pertains to the future accomplishment, and does not transcend the notion of “myself”. All beings of the old cosmos spoke about their own compassion and achievements on the basis of “myself”. When traced down to the fundamentals, it is selfishness! This is one of the important reasons why the old cosmos is destined for deterioration and ultimate extinction!
Master said in “Falun Buddha Fa— Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Switzerland”, ”Actually, you haven’t realized that selfishness penetrates to a very high level. Practitioners in the old days said, ‘I am doing this’, ‘I want to do that’, ‘I want to obtain that’, ‘I am cultivating’, ‘I want to become a Buddha’ or ‘I would like to achieve that’. All of these don’t break away from selfishness. What I ask you to achieve is truly pure, selfless and genuine consummation based on righteous Fa and righteous thoughts. It will bring you to ultimate eternity.”
The butcher depicted in the article “Golden Buddha” took out his heart for Buddha, and in the end he became a golden Buddha himself. I think fellow practitioners in the Fa-rectification period should be willing to give up everything of their own to harmonize Dafa’s choice. This covers everything of oneself, including both one’s current level and one’s achievement in the future.
I understand that because of Dafa’s choice Fa-rectification exists and with it the hope that our lives can be saved. Otherwise, everything would have been destroyed. Dafa’s choice is the foundation for the birth of the myriad things in the cosmos, and is also the precise reason why our lives are generated, renewed and saved. Harmonizing Dafa’s choice is the overall meaning for the generation and existence of our lives.
I also understand that in the old cosmos “returning to the original, true self” means that a being upgrades its level so that it becomes a being at a higher level. On the verge of the old cosmos’ renewal, only harmonizing Dafa’s choice is the genuine ““returning to the original, true self” in the new cosmos. It is because Dafa’s choice is the ultimate settlement and foundation for our lives.
Following the reasoning above, I gradually grasped the meaning of Master’s statement, “Also, at even higher levels the concept of wanting to achieve something doesn’t exist, either. It’s just a matter of the cosmos’s choice. Everything I’ve been doing during the Fa-rectification and everything I want, to spell it out, are the choice of the future cosmos and the needs of the future cosmos. (Applause)” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference). My personal understanding is that no matter how high or how low it is possible for a being to be, its life is meaningful only when it harmonizes and completes things according to Dafa’s choice.
Everything of a being originates from Dafa’s choice. It is the manifestation of Dafa at different levels. Under Buddha’s infinite grace and mercy of Master, why can’t the beings, which have been scooped out of hell and rescued from deterioration and extinction, let go of “myself”? Why should there be selfishness?
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