My Understanding of Making Progress Towards Consummation
(Minghui.org) As Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, we all need to reach consummation eventually. The standard of consummation is determined by Dafa. We need to gradually understand consummation from the Fa and try our best to reach it in our cultivation.
Starting as an everyday person and becoming a God, especially as a Dafa disciple, in order to fulfill one’s prehistoric vows and reach the standard of consummation, my personal understanding is that we should pay attention to at least the following five aspects:
1. True Thoughts
“True thoughts” are thoughts of our Main Soul. We are enlightened by the Fa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The requirements are strict and require us to walk out from the old cosmos. In this process, the biggest hurdles are “self” and “me,” which prevent us from getting out. We followed Master to the human world and created the divinely inspired culture. We awaited May 13, 1992, when Master started teaching Dafa. We accumulated so many human notions along the way, which have become obstacles. We must eliminate our attachments and assimilate to Dafa. We need to use our heart to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth.
Strong determination is a must for a cultivator walking towards godhood. The closer to the end of our cultivation path, the more important determination becomes.
Determination manifests in different areas. If one decides to break through difficulties when facing them, that is a cultivator strengthening determination and cultivating diligently. As the Fa-rectification period nears its end, the old forces have been attempting to erode practitioners’ determination using different tactics. We should be alert and return to the diligent state we had when we first started cultivation, in order to reach the requirements of reaching consummation.
Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period carry responsibilities of validating Dafa, eliminating the evil, and saving sentient beings. We have to fulfill these responsibilities in order to reach consummation.
There are two paths before every Dafa disciple: one is arranged by Master and the other by the old forces. Master completely negates this persecution and the arrangements by the old forces. Master was merely “beating them at their own game” (“2012 International Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital”) to arrange our path. It is up to us which path we choose. When we validate Dafa, we are fulfilling our mission. Studying and understanding the Fa well is the foundation of our walking on the right path. Memorizing Zhuan Falun is a necessary step.
There are difficulties and dangers on the path of assisting Master in Fa-rectification. It is critical to use our power, supernormal abilities, and righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil arranged by the old forces and completely negate them to purify the universe, so it is critical to send forth righteous thoughts.
Every Dafa disciple is responsible for an expanse of the universe. The sentient beings in this expanse need to be saved by Dafa disciples. This is the vow we all made in front of Master before history. If we don’t fulfill the vow, we will not be truly reaching consummation. Therefore, using our heart to clarify the truth and save sentient beings is extremely important.
4. Fulfilling Our Vows
Becoming a qualified Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period is an important process. We should treasure this opportunity and walk well every single step. It is critical for us to follow Master through the process to the end and completely negate the old forces’ arrangements. It is every Dafa disciple’s wish to have Master send us back to our own realms.
5. Cultivation of Mind and Body
Master teaches us that Dafa practice includes cultivation of both mind and body. Today, many practitioners do not pay enough attention to doing the exercises. In fact, they are also important. Our body will eventually be replaced by high-energy matter that allows us to get into other dimensions. When we reach consummation, we would be able to bring our own body back. In this regard, we also need to reach the standard. Master says, “The exercises play a supporting role alongside cultivation, and neither can be neglected.” (“A Congratulatory Letter to the Fa Conference of Argentina”)
We should all listen to Master. Every Dafa disciple should participate in the morning exercises and truly make the earth a huge exercise site.
This is my personal understanding. Please point out anything inappropriate.