PureInsight | July 19, 2004
[PureInsight.org] Among us there is a fellow Dafa practitioner whose cultivation state has been very good. He sleeps only 2 to 3 hours a day and is always in high spirits. He is hardly ever in any tribulations and seems to be able to finish whatever he sets his heart on. He is almost like the embodiment of a Chinese proverb: "May all my wishes come true." Some practitioners say he has great fortune, in a manner that implies a little envy.
For as long as I can remember, this practitioner has maintained very strong righteous thoughts and studied the Fa very well, which are manifested in his continuously good cultivation state. I think this is the state that all Dafa cultivators should be in because Dafa cultivators should have great fortune. In spite of the interference and tribulations that the old forces imposed on us, I believe that we are all Teacher's disciples and Teacher treats all disciples equally. He would never give more help to some Dafa practitioners and less to others.
No matter how much karma we have and no matter if we are among the third category of practitioners who entered cultivation while the Fa was being spread this time and thus are more prone to the old forces' severe persecution, Teacher has told us that as long as our righteous thoughts come forth, the old forces will not dare to persecute us any more. As soon as our righteous thoughts come forth, Teacher will never, for even one second, allow the old forces' persecution to take place. While sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces' persecution of us, shouldn't we also seriously look inside? Could it be a physical persecution resembling sickness karma, or a tribulation at work, at home, or other aspects of life? We should seriously think about why we have been subjected to tribulations and persecution for a long time. Do we have any remaining attachments or loopholes in our cultivation practice that the old forces are exploiting? If we can maintain very strong righteous thoughts and actively remove those attachments, the old forces would not have the temerity to impose any persecution on us. Teacher would never allow it.
When we run into this or that problem, we really need to search inside and should not always attribute them to some external factors or interference from the old forces. Without an internal cause, how can there be an external problem? Those who have been suffering from physical tribulations for a long time might think that they have a lot of karma to pay off or feel it must be the old forces' persecution. In either case, how can someone cultivating in Dafa always look haggard and sick? It is an incorrect state and needs to be rectified. Teacher said:
If xinxing is upgraded, everything else will follow up.
(From "The Issue of the Celestial Eye" in Lecture Two of Zhuan Falun) I think this applies not only to our personal cultivation, but also to our Fa-rectification cultivation.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/6/21/27774.html