PureInsight | March 10, 2003
[PureInsight.org] It is actually a very painful thing for a genuine practitioner not to be able to keep his mind in the Fa. For those who are under especially difficult circumstances , it might even be dangerous. One single thought can make a difference between existence and destruction of a being.
For those practitioners who are cultivating under comfortable environments, if they are not able to keep their minds in the Fa, they will be in a state where they feel conflicted, pressured, painfully nervous and anxious for long periods of time.
Amidst tests and tribulations, regardless of whether these things seemingly occurred under the excuse of our Dafa work or any other reasons, if we cannot always keep our minds in the Fa, we will be taken advantage of and controlled [by the evil old forces] due to the conflicts and differences in opinion among ourselves. As a result, we will feel extremely conflicted and will end up suffering a lot of pain. At moments like this, we know that we should practice forbearance, search inward, and eliminate these negative elements. However, if we can't put our minds into the Fa, then our actions of searching inward and using righteous thoughts to eliminate the interferences become superficial actions. The forbearance practiced in this kind of state becomes simply grinding one's teeth the way that an ordinary person does using ordinary human thinking. The searching inward and sending forth righteous thoughts are driven by nothing but sheer desperation. How could actions taken under this set of circumstances enable fundamental changes to be made? How could the results be good? In his article, "What is Forbearance (Ren)," Master Li said, "Forbearance is the key to improving one's xinxing. To endure with anger, grievance, or tears is the forbearance of an everyday person who is attached to his concerns. To endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator."
If we use human notions to try to make ourselves become steadfast, to look at and deal with problems, and to evaluate the Fa and everything in the human world, we not only will fail to solve the problems, but we will also end up feeling exhausted, sad, depressed, and under a great deal of pressure.
A genuine cultivator should listen to Master's words, and put his mind into the Fa. We should use righteous thought to treat and evaluate everything. Only when we truly reach the standard of a cultivator, can we cease feeling the pain. Instead, what we feel is a boundless sense of ease and comfort, because we are able to keep our mind in the Fa and on Master's teachings. Therefore, we will constantly feel significant, fortunate and happy.
I am proud to cultivate in Dafa and to have the opportunity to assimilate into the Fa. I feel joyful because I am a disciple of Master and under the care of his great compassion.
As practitioners, we should listen to our Master. We should evaluate everything while putting our minds into the Fa.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/2/12/20431.html