Cultivation Experience: Acting Without Pursuit

Wu Wo, a practitioner in China

PureInsight | October 23, 2010

[] I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. Through these years I have had many unusual experiences that are beyond words. Here I would like to share two of them.

Acting without pursuit

Most practitioners in China are doing the three things as required by Master, that is: studying the Fa well and cultivating ourselves, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the facts to save more people. Like other practitioners, I also clarify the facts every day and tell people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I tell people that Falun Dafa is practiced in 114 nations and that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is a universal law. I also tell people that one will be blessed by Gods and Buddhas after recognizing that “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” On the other hand, I seldom recited, “Falun Dafa is good,” myself, thinking practitioners only need to look within and send forth righteous thoughts. I have read many miraculous stories about Falun Dafa on the Internet. Here I would like to share two incidents that I have experienced.

Once during a meal, I picked up a hot pepper and put it in my mouth. Because the taste was so strong, I was immediately in tears. Out of panic, I swallowed it. Immediately, I felt the burning pain in my esophagus and stomach. I didn’t know what to do and yelled to my husband, who is not a practitioner, “Help! It’s very painful! Please do something.” To my surprise, my husband was not worried about it at all and even joked with me, “Are you looking for help from me? Why not ask for help from Falun Dafa?” Those words awakened me. Indeed, a Dafa practitioner should not rely on an everyday person for help. In my mind, I recited twice, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Suddenly, the pain and the burning feeling was completely gone. It disappeared so quickly, without any intermediate step, that it was as if I had not eaten that pepper. This was indeed miraculous.

A similar thing happened the next day. I cooked sliced potatoes with hot peppers. After the meal, I felt my whole mouth and hand were somewhat painful due to the hot peppers, although much weaker than the day before. I said to myself, “I’m suffering from the hot peppers again.” My husband said, “Why not try reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good’ again?” This reminded me and I thus recited twice, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” However, nothing changed and the burning feeling was still there. The pain continued for about a half hour before I felt better. From this incident, I had a better understanding of “acting without pursuit.” When reciting, “Falun Dafa is good,” the day before, I did not have a certain purpose, but just thought of myself as a practitioner. When reciting, “Falun Dafa is good,” today, however, I expected the situation would improve immediately based on my previous experience. It did not work because of my pursuit.

My attachment to luffa

I have a small garden and my husband often spends time on it. In contrast, I spend most of my time doing the three things and hardly pay any attention to the garden. One day, I noticed a luffa vine was growing in the garden and it climbed very quickly from the garden to my window. It also had many yellow flowers. Seeing it climbing onto the window screen, I was afraid it was too heavy and would damage the window. Thus I connected it to the surrounding wall with several strings that I tied to the plant. The luffa continued to grow and gradually had 30 luffa fruits on the plant. I spent a lot of time watching it and organizing the vines. I even compared it to four luffa vines in my neighbor’s yard that had fewer luffas from the four plants in total than on my one plant.

One day, I went to the beach to clarify the facts with other practitioners. More than 10 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They ranged from college students to elderly people. It was right after the ebb tide and the seaweed-covered rocks were very slippery. I fell down and hit my knees against the rocks. I recited the Fa-rectification verses and tried to stand up. By then, an elderly man by my side helped me. I took that opportunity to clarify the facts to him. He was 81 years old and had joined the CCP many years before. I told him about the corruption of the CCP, man-made disasters caused by the CCP, along with the wide recognition of Dafa throughout the world. He agreed to quit the CCP and happily accepted my a truth-clarification material. I knew Master was helping me.

After clarifying the facts, I didn’t feel pain any more. By then, I saw another elderly man nearby and went up to talk with him. He was 91 years old and had been retired for more than 30 years. He had also joined the CCP many years before and even worked in the army. I clarified the facts to him and he also told me how corrupt the CCP was and how it harmed people. He also agreed to quit the CCP. In this way, I realized the importance clarifying the facts and felt that we need to do it better.

After returning home and cooking dinner, it was 5:55 pm, the time for sending forth righteous thoughts globally. Normally, I send forth righteous thoughts for 20 or 30 minutes. But after only 10 minutes, I heard my son coming in; he had not been back for more than 10 days, and he was talking loudly with my husband about how he had bought some tasty luffa. This aroused my attachment, and I stopped sending righteous thoughts and started to chat with them, bragging about my own luffa. Then, I suddenly felt my legs become painful and my knees could not bend easily. I immediately realized that all of these were because of my attachment. So I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my attachment. Then everything went back to normal.

Since then, I stopped paying attention to the luffa plant. The time we have now is very precious and we have to pay full attention to doing the three things well, without any human notions.


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