To the Dafa disciples attending the European Fa Conference: Greetings!
Let me begin by wishing the European Fa Conference resounding success. At the same time, I would like to say a few words to those students who are failing to live up to expectations. Dafa disciples have a duty and must, no matter what, fulfill the vows that brought them to this world. For it was on that account that you once pledged your life as a god and were thus allowed to become today the most magnificent kind of being in the cosmos—a disciple of Dafa. Some students have, throughout the course of their cultivation, always looked outward, sought external solutions, and looked for things outwardly, focusing on things such as how others are not treating them well, saying displeasing things, acting too much like ordinary people, always being hard on them, or never accepting their ideas. As a result, you have stopped doing anything that Dafa disciples do to validate the Fa, and have even stopped cultivating in a fit of anger. Do you really not realize for whom you are cultivating? Do you really not understand that those unpleasant things are helping you to cultivate, remove your human thoughts, and get rid of your attachments? Didn’t the course of your life change into that of a cultivator the day you took up cultivation? Isn’t it true that nothing you come across is by chance? Aren’t you traveling the path to divinity? Do you really believe that cultivation is only appealing and you can only elevate when what graces your ears are pleasing things and when Dafa disciples only say things that resonate with you? When you cease to study the Fa or do the exercises in a fit of anger, who is it that you’re feuding with? Gods? Master? Or is it, rather, yourself? Not being able to get over something for a short time is understandable. But being like that for a long time is a serious violation of your vow, and it means that you are failing to shoulder your share in Fa-rectification, which adversely affects the whole body’s overall progress. As the gods see it, nothing is more serious. The evil beings that persecute Dafa disciples were arranged as such by the old forces, and are being controlled; no matter what kind of ruckus they may make, or what evil they may seemingly do, they are merely doing others’ bidding. If a student [of Dafa] does poorly, however, it is not just the old forces that will not forgive you, but all gods in the cosmos. Time is pressing for you as well as for the countless sentient beings in this cosmos. Perhaps Master has used heavy words. But I must ask those students who have long been in a state of confusion: have you really thought in earnest about what course to follow? I only hope that this blow with a heavy hammer will wake you up. I do it for you, not for me—your Master—and certainly not for those fellow cultivators who made you upset. Be diligent! This is your vow. This is your responsibility. And this is your road to Consummation!
Let me end by wishing the Dafa disciples attending this Fa conference tremendous success.
November 22, 2009