Lesson of a Japanese Popular Legend: Eliminate the Attachment to Sentimentality, Lust, and Desire

A Dafa Disciple

PureInsight | November 14, 2008

[PureInsight.org] The attachment to lust and desires is an attachment that a cultivator must get rid of. When I was sharing about this topic recently, I remembered a Japanese popular legend I had read a long time ago.

In ancient Japan, a man called Jiumy was suffering from deep sentimentality. He finally went to a great mountain in search of a cultivation method that would make him an immortal. After enduring much hardship, he finally found an immortal on the mountain and took him as his master. He started his cultivation with great diligence. After long, strict and hard cultivation, his gong increased gradually and he started to develop a supernormal ability: he could mount a cloud and fly through the air.

One day before taking flight on a cloud, his master advised him sternly, “Never have improper thoughts!” Jiumy mounted a cloud and started to fly. When flying over his hometown, he wanted to take a closer look. So, he looked down. Unexpectedly, he saw a young lady washing her clothes. When he saw her, he felt light-headed and let his thoughts run astray. All sorts of desires and human notions came into his mind. At that moment, he lost his supernormal ability and fell from the cloud into a deep canyon.

From this story, I realized that eliminating the attachment to lust and desires is a serious test that every cultivator must pass. From Jiumy’s story, you will see that this attachment can be very dangerous to cultivators. Making mistakes in this area will bring tremendous damage to cultivators.

Translated From: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/9/4/54705.html

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