Nothing Is Trivial in Cultivation

Hui Zhen

PureInsight | September 20, 2010

[] Yesterday, I had a conflict with my mother, who is also a Dafa practitioner. At first, she told me to clean some furniture and asked me to do it attentively, rather than superficially. This was a small thing, but my mother was very angry. At the beginning, I remained undisturbed, but seeing her anger in the face and hearing the anger in her tone, I was irritated and began to argue with her. It was just what Master said in Zhuan Falun, “But normally when a problem arises, if it does not irritate a person psychologically, it does not count or is useless and cannot make him or her improve. Accordingly, his mind cannot get over it and is still bothered by it. It could be that his mind is hooked on it. He always wants to turn around to look at the faces of those two people. Upon looking back, he sees the two wicked-looking faces in a heated conversation. He can no longer take it and becomes very upset. He may even pick a fight with them right away.”

After this incident, I felt bad over this conflict with my mother. When calming down, however, I realized that the issue happened because I did not do well. I have strong sentimentality towards my mother, and always worry if she has worked too hard and become tired. Such thoughts were taken advantage of by the old forces and eventually led to this incident. Plus, due to my pursuit of comfort, I haven’t done many household chores recently.

From this, I realized that as Dafa disciples our living environment is not only related to our life, but also related to our cultivation. On the surface, we are doing our household chores. In other dimensions, however, we are cleaning ourselves. Therefore, the process of doing well in our household chores is also a process of harmonizing our cultivation environment.

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