Understandings on a Fellow Practitioner's Sickness Karma
[PureInsight.org] When typing on the computer one evening, I suddenly heard a noise behind me. Turning to look, I saw that the practitioner who shared the apartment with me was convulsing violently. I went to his bed and found his teeth clenched, eyes closed, he was sweating profusely, both his hands were stiff, and his four limbs kept convulsing. I shook him hard, but he did not wake up. He had talked to me a while ago but now seemed unconscious. This came too suddenly, and I was afraid the commotion might wake the landlady.
Then, suddenly I realized that we are in the Fa-rectification period and should deny any interference from the old forces that tortures Dafa disciples in the form of sickness karma. I calmed myself and clear-headedly sent righteous thoughts, asking Master to help. At the same time, again and again, I addressed the practitioner, “No matter where are you now, you must come back. We are Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples and have to follow Master till the end. Many sentient beings are waiting to be saved; you have to come back. The evil is forbidden from attacking our physical bodies; doing so is committing a sin.”
His convulsions weakened but did not stop. The practitioner was still unconscious. I repeated again and again into his ear, “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I also recited some of Master’s articles for him to listen to. Although he was unconscious, I believed he was able to hear me. After a while, he opened his eyes, but his teeth were still clenched, and he was unable to speak. I said to him, “Repeat in your mind whatever I say.” He looked at me and agreed, making an unclear sound of acknowledgment. In this way, together we recited Fa-rectification verses. I asked him to erect his palm to send forth righteous thoughts. But his hand was stiff, so I held his hand in a position of sending forth righteous thoughts. Gradually, his stiff body began to relax and he was able to open his mouth.
Then I said to him, “I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, and I will follow Master till the end of Fa-rectification. I only listen to Master Li Hongzhi and no one else. I will be in charge of my own body.” Then I saw weakness in his eyes, followed by a flash of cunning, and I heard him saying coldly, “I know!” My heart skipped a beat, and I realized the evil was speaking through his mouth. I looked him in the eyes and asked him at this critical moment to repeat after me word for word the sentence above. After he said those words, he quickly recovered and soon was able to stand up, becoming fully conscious.
This incident reminded me of many things. There are numerous practitioners around us, and we may not know each other’s cultivation state well, or at all. When seeing the evil persecuting fellow practitioners, as a particle of Dafa, we should use the Fa-rectification verse that Master provided for us to protect righteous beings and righteous elements. After all, we are here to correct impure elements.
Fa-rectification has not ended, and many practitioners, including me, still have human notions. However, it is not the evil, but the Fa principles and our faith in Master, which can remove human notions. We regard the Fa as master instead of relying on the vicious persecution to improve ourselves.
During this vicious persecution, we should endeavor to discover our loopholes as soon as possible in order to have righteous thoughts to deal with the evil. Unless we close these loopholes, we may still be trapped in the arrangements made by the old forces. No matter what situation we are facing, as long as we are determined in the Fa, we should validate the Fa openly and aboveboard and remain undisturbed by superficial phenomena.
When seeing fellow practitioners in an undesirable situation, I tended to sigh in my mind: “So many human notions!” When unexpected things happened to fellow practitioners, I often did the same thing as well. In fact, this was useless because that was actually a battle against the evil in order to save that practitioner’s life. Any human notions of mine could result in a practitioner’s death. At this critical moment, we should have the righteous thoughts of a Dafa disciple and not harbor any human notions; doing otherwise could negatively affect fellow practitioners and people around them.
In the future, when noticing fellow practitioners’ human notions, I will cultivate myself first because any impure thoughts from us could lead to troubles for fellow practitioners. That is why we should conduct ourselves as one body and use compassion to resolve this.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/2/27/64585.html