My Thoughts on Cultivation Regarding Eutelsat Cutting Off NTDTV Broadcasts into China

Eutelsat has stopped broadcasting NTDTV signals into China, thus cutting off the only platform that allows the free transmission of information uncensored by the Chinese Communist Party into China. The broadcast signals have been interrupted for quite a long time now. Here I want to share some of my personal understandings. Please point out anything improper.

In the past, I always wanted to write articles about my cultivation understandings or about my experience. However, each of these attempts was unwittingly interfered with by my human notions, and I thus missed one opportunity after another to improve myself. Master has put an enormous amount of thought and effort into arranging the cultivation environments that I am to use for my improvement. It is obvious that I have not taken myself seriously as a Dafa cultivator; instead I have acted like an observer. When Eutelsat shut off the NTDTV signal, I did not realize that this is also related to my cultivation. It was not until today, during our group Fa study that Master gave me a hint and I woke up; I have suddenly realized how far I have fallen behind Master's Fa rectification. Cultivation is not about just paying lip service. Each and every Dafa practitioner should have written a letter to Eutelsat from his or her heart, and sent powerful righteous thoughts to have NTDTV broadcasts immediately restored. We should have strongly expressed that NTDTV broadcasts are the only way that people in Mainland China can receive uncensored information. Isn't this a rare opportunity for us? Master said,

"This period of history was arranged for Dafa disciples to save sentient beings, so why haven't you taken the lead role? Why give top priority to the words of ordinary people who have been indoctrinated with the wicked party's culture? Why have you paid so much attention to the evil's persecution? This is worth giving serious thought to." ("Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference," May 24, 2008)

Let's go back and take a look at practitioners' cultivation situation in China. Those who are able to get onto Dafa websites can read about the persecution of fellow practitioners in various regions of China. Some practitioners have been negatively affected by this news and they even spread their negative feelings, which has, in fact, played the role of helping the evil persecution. This has caused other practitioners to unknowingly fall into thinking about these incidents from the standpoint of ordinary people, instead of from the Fa. Some practitioners could not even calm down for several days to do well the three things that Master has asked us to do. Fellow practitioners, how could we, practitioners who have been cultivating the great Fa of the universe, still allow ourselves to be misled and deceived by these false manifestations in the ordinary world? This is really a situation where we have put the cart before the horse.

This time [during the 2008 New York Fa Conference in May], Master has made the Fa very clear. But why have we still failed to take the Fa as our guide? Why are we still unable to read or memorize the Fa often and use the Fa to defeat the evils' plots? We have instead become more intimidated by the evil, and have even almost lost the environment that Dafa practitioners have come by through making sacrifices and enduring hardships. Nothing can damage Dafa. Master said,

"If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe." ("Lecture One" of Zhuan Falun)

Master is worried about us, so Master has keeps reminding us to study the Fa often and search within ourselves. Master also clearly told us,

"The entire cultivation process for a practitioner is one of constantly giving up human attachments." ("Lecture One" of Zhuan Falun)

While the evil frenziedly arrested and abducted Dafa practitioners and ransacked practitioners' homes, how many fellow practitioners managed to have no grudges or complaints towards each other? How many followed Master's words, searched within ourselves, and thought about others? The universe's Fa is indestructible. We should not allow the evil to incite sentient beings to keep committing crimes against Dafa and thus ruin themselves. We did not hurry to do what we were supposed to do to save more sentient beings, but instead we just selfishly thought about ourselves. We thought about how to prevent ourselves from being harmed and how to protect ourselves. Wasn't this completely done out of "selfishness"? We did not have one thought for sentient beings, not even a bit. This is not what Master wants.

On the contrary, if each and every practitioner had been able to require him or herself to diligently follow the Fa and firmly believe that Master is indeed with us, the situation would be completely different. We would have been able to turn our being passive into being active. Eliminating the evil and offering sentient beings salvation is our mission. If we had followed Master's words, held no grudges or complaints in our hearts, cultivated and truly searched within ourselves, and done well the three things as one body, the evil would have been eliminated a long time ago.

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