Committing to One Cultivation Discipline

A Dafa Disciple in Mainland China

PureInsight | February 19, 2013

[] This story is about a fellow Dafa practitioner from our local group. This practitioner had spent quite a lot of time clarifying the truth about Dafa to the public. She was once detained by the evil and eventually escaped with help from her strong righteous thoughts.

Three years ago, this practitioner started to walk like a lame duck. When studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts she became sleepy and when practicing the exercises she didn’t do the movements well. Last fall, she had an auto accident. Her head was hit severely and she lost consciousness at the scene. She tried to look inward, but failed to find anything wrong.

Early this year, this practitioner started to feel she was losing her mind. Her hands and feet appeared bloated, and her complexion seemed pale as if she was experiencing some kind of sickness karma. Other practitioners visited her and helped send forth righteous thoughts. In about 10 days, the practitioner recovered.

When visiting this practitioner, fellow practitioners learned that almost three years ago she had started to practice some kind of salt diet, almost at the same time when she developed the strange lame-duck posture in walking. She stopped eating salt around that time, cooked her own meals, and ate separately from her family. A salt diet is a requirement of one Buddhist school. Local practitioners realized that the practitioner was not strictly committing to Falun Dafa, and as a result, put her life in danger as already having been demonstrated by the auto accident and sickness. Without Master’s great mercy, the practitioner could have lost her life.

The practitioner learned her lesson and expressed that she would walk only on the path that had been arranged by Master and she would never take any other route again. The practitioner started to eat together with her family like a normal person and she began to practice Falun Dafa without thinking about other practices. Soon, the practitioner started to walk just like a normal person and she didn’t feel sleepy during Fa study. Her hand gestures in sending forth righteous thoughts as well as her exercise movements were corrected. The practitioner’s daughter, who is also a Dafa practitioner, later told others that she saw from her celestial eye some low level spirit had left her Mom’s home.

Master Li says: “We teach that in cultivation you need to commit to one discipline. It doesn’t matter which cultivation you do, you shouldn’t mix in other things and cultivate thoughtlessly” (Zhuan Falun). “As soon as you have even the slightest thought, ‘Oh, this sentence makes sense...’ when that thought flashes through your mind, the possessing spirits in that book will get on your body” (Zhuan Falun). “The real evolving-process takes place in other dimensions, and it’s extremely complex and wondrous, so it won’t work even if it’s just the slightest bit off. It’s like putting the wrong part into a precision instrument by mistake—it breaks down instantly. Your bodies in all dimensions are changing, and it’s so wondrous that it won’t work even if it’s just the slightest bit off. Didn’t I tell you, cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the Master. But then you go and pick up other people’s stuff, you add it right in, and you bring in those other messages, and that interferes with this discipline’s things, so then you’ll go off course, and this will show in your daily life, where you’ll have the same kinds of problems ordinary people do. But other people can’t stop you, because that’s what you wanted, and it’s a problem of comprehension” (Zhuan Falun).

What had happened to this practitioner has once again shown the importance of committing to a single cultivation discipline. We really need to pay great attention to this matter and cultivate solely in Falun Dafa. This story has also reminded us that we need to study the Fa more, follow the teachings in our daily life, and apply the Fa to our daily activities. Only by doing this can we eliminate any kind of outside interference.

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