Attachment to Ending the Fa-Rectification
(Minghui.org) Master addressed the attachment to the completion of Fa- rectification in his 2005 article, “The closer to the end, the more diligent you should be.” Many other practitioners have talked about the consequences of this attachment, so I won't repeat the harm it can cause.
“Of course, most disciples who are in this state are that way because, at the beginning, they didn't realize that they had subtle attachments or were being interfered with by their own notions, and so the evil has exploited this gap and magnified those factors.” (“The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress VOL. III)
The attachment to the completion of Fa-rectification is a human notion. Since we are practicing cultivation in society and need to clarify the truth in this environment, many practitioners have retained some notions. People don't want to come under pressure, so it is normal for a human being to hope that the persecution ends soon.
The old forces arranged for the dark minions to intensify this attachment before Dafa practitioners became aware of it. That human notion is easily eliminated when it is not strengthened by the old forces, because practitioners' xinxing improves during Fa study.
This may be a reason why many practitioners’ hearts are frequently swayed, causing unexpected situations to occur during Fa-rectification. The old forces imposed and strengthened practitioners' attachments and then interfered with the Fa-rectification using the excuse that practitioners have this attachment.
After recognizing the issue, practitioners should send righteous thoughts to eliminate the attachment to when the Fa-rectification will end. Then, our righteous thoughts and responsibilities will dominate. We should also change our notions and remove the attachment to comfort. Meanwhile, we should eliminate the depraved substances that the old forces have imposed upon practitioners.
Since most of the attachments to the completion of Fa-rectification are imposed by the old forces and do not come from our true selves, it is hard to eliminate this attachment through rational understanding. We need to remove this attachment with righteous thoughts.
If we do not remove this attachment with righteous thoughts, we will continue to be attached to the situation of ordinary human society and pin our hopes on ordinary people even though we know it is wrong to do so. In this state, we may not be aware of the attachment, but the evil elements behind them will still play a role.
Once practitioners send righteous thoughts and remove the attachment imposed by the old forces, we will understand our responsibilities and vows better. Meanwhile, we will be able to remove “All human attachments and notions that interfere with validating the Fa and saving sentient beings.” (“The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)