PureInsight | December 19, 2005
[PureInsight.org] The passage of the Fa in Zhuan Falun regarding "Bigu" (or "avoidance of grains"; an ancient term for abstinence from food and water) gave me a lot to think about. Master said: "In the past, after climbing into a cave with the help of a rope, a practitioner would cut off the rope to practice in the cave. If this person could not succeed in cultivation, he would die inside it." (From Lecture Eight of Zhuan Falun.)
Previously when I read to this section, it reminded me that cultivation practice is very serious and solemn. When the cultivator climbed into the cave, he already knew that there wouldn't be any food or water, "If they didn't succeed at cultivating they would die in there." He had made up his mind that he would rather die if he couldn't succeed in his cultivation when he entered the mountain cave. From this I realized that cultivators should have "no attachment to living or dying," (from "Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions"), and they must a very strong will and faith in order to complete their cultivation practice.
A couple of days later, when I read this sentence again, "If this person could not succeed in cultivation, he would die inside it," I suddenly understood another level of the Fa: If Dafa disciples are not diligent and don't succeed in cultivation, then the sentient beings of their world will die and will be eliminated. Living among tangible self-interests, ordinary people are deceived and confused by the false appearances of the surface reality. During the entire cultivation process, the evolution of the cultivator in other space time is soul-stirring. Whether a Dafa disciple has cultivated well or not affects the lives of sentient beings in his universe. We really need to pay more attention to this matter.
Translated from: http://www.zhengwunet.org/zhengwunet/article/2005/12/7/50852.html