Let Go of Fame and Gain, Let Your Life Ascend In the Fa

A Dafa disciple in Mainland China

PureInsight | August 30, 2010

[PureInsight.org] I am a Dafa disciple who works in the government. Before I cultivated, I was weak and constantly ill. When I was in my thirties I had hyperostosis. Later I got arthritis, an ulcer, and allergies. Besides these illnesses, I was also worn out by the political fights, lies, fame and gain in the government sphere. At that time I often asked myself, “What is the point of living like this?” If I was allowed, I would go to the mountains and stay away from the human world to cultivate the Tao.

In April 1995, I was discharged from the hospital and went back to work. I had a new colleague and he practiced Falun Gong. He noticed that I took medicine during the work hours, so he suggested that I practice Falun Gong. I didn’t know anything about qigong at that time. I asked him, “Can Falun Gong cure my illnesses?” He said yes and lent me the book Falun Gong. After I went home, I finished reading the book from cover to cover without stopping. I thought the book was great. It explained so many mysteries of the universe. I felt that I was so small. Later in May, I attended a class to watch Master’s lectures. Ever since then, I have been walking on the path of cultivation and feel lucky to have become a Dafa disciple.

After I started cultivating myself, I made every effort to be a good person according to the standard of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.” I not only became healthy, but my thinking and realm of thought also changed dramatically. My work place was a field where everyone pursued fame and gain, in another words, everyone was soaked in the ideas of fame and gain. After I understood the Fa principles of “loss and gain,” “transforming karma,” etc., I no longer pursued fame and gain. When my personal interests were lost or encroached upon, I could let them go and it didn’t bother me; when I was treated unfairly, I was able to stay calm and not to argue with or hate others; I considered others first and was able to endure and forgive. For things that were directly related to my personal interests such as promotions and salary increases, I took them naturally whether I received them or not.

In 2002, our organization went through a reorganization. All middle-level managers needed to go through a competition in order to get rehired. Five people applied for my position. My manager wanted me to apply for the same position. Following Master’s requirements, I didn’t fight with others for fame and gain. Instead, I told my manager that I would quit the position. In other people’s eyes, putting fame and gain aside was as scary as putting life and death aside. Someone asked me, “Did you lose your mind? Others would dream to get your position while you want to quit?” I just smiled.

Before I cultivated, I liked to write articles for local media. On the surface, I intended to make pen pals. Underneath the surface, I was after fame. After I cultivated, I realized it was a very bad attachment and I needed to get rid of it. Thus, I never wrote an article for ordinary people again. I gradually faded out of those social networks and focused on Dafa. At the beginning, I handed out Dafa materials, and later I started to make Dafa materials. In recent years, I took charge of several local projects to validate the Fa. Moreover, I utilized my skills to write articles telling fellow practitioners’ cultivation stories. I knew that all the skills which Dafa disciples had were arranged to be used today to validate the Fa, to save sentient beings, and to assist Master to rectify the Fa. Our lives exist for the Fa.

I have been cultivating for over 10 years. Under Master’s compassion and care, I have been ascending in the Fa. I will do it better and not let Master and sentient beings’ hopes down.

Translated from: http://zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/8/4/67704.html

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