Cultivation Experience: Upgrading Xinxing

A practitioner in China

PureInsight | May 26, 2011

[] When reciting Zhuan Falun today, I was reading the section, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People,” and noticed the following sentence: “As a practitioner, if you assimilate yourself to this characteristic you are one that has attained the Tao - it’s just such a simple principle.” Then, when thinking to myself of how to assimilate myself to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, I felt lost. Several days ago, my son did something silly. I disliked it very much and even had some hatred towards my son. Then, I realized that there is no hatred in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Miraculously, with that thought, the feeling of hatred immediately disappeared. Now, I had a better understanding of how to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.

The mistake my son made brought a big loss to our family. On the surface level, he was deceived by others and had some misfortune. But on the other hand, it could not have happened by accident. In Zhuan Falun, Master talked about “no loss, no gain.” In fact, whatever happens in the everyday society does not matter much because after all, this is the lowest level of the universe. Also, many things we see are just superficial phenomena and it could be quite different from the real situation. As practitioners, we will eventually step out from the state of being human.

In Zhuan Falun, Master said, “I made a careful investigation once and found that humankind has undergone complete annihilation eighty-one times. With a little remaining from the previous civilization, only a small number of people would survive and enter the next period, again living a primitive life. As the human population increased, civilization would eventually emerge again. Humanity has experienced such periodical changes eighty-one times, and yet I have not traced them to the end.”

In the long journey of history, human beings have experienced generations after generations. Because of selfishness, human beings are doomed to degeneration, and in the end, elimination. Only very few good people were left and restarted civilization after the catastrophe. When thinking of these life cycles after life cycles, a human being is rather insignificant.

In Hong Yin - Volume II, Master said, “The firmament is being formed anew, and Heaven and Earth re-made.” Master’s sacrifices for Fa-rectification and the salvation of sentient beings cannot be described in any human language. We are very fortunate to have the honor of assisting Master with the Fa-rectification. Then why are we still holding on to some attachments and unwilling to let them go? In “Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005,” Master said “Whether [something is due to] Master's wishes or the old forces' control, isn't the goal behind it the successful cultivation of Dafa disciples and the disintegration of the evil?”

I had a dream recently in which I broke an egg. I put the broken egg on a plate, but it almost overflowed, so I changed it to a larger container. I think it is the same situation with my cultivation—that is, I need to increase the capacity of my heart. Everything around us exists for the Fa, and it is up to us to work out how handle them well.

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