The Story of Meditating in the “Full-Lotus Position”

PureInsight | February 13, 2015

[] When reminiscing how I became able to meditate in the full-lotus position three years ago, I really feel grateful for the turmoil concerning “a 0.89 mu (0.147 acre) piece of land”.

Since I started to learn and practice Falun Gong, I had been doing meditation in the half-lotus position for ten years. I knew at that time “we actually require the full-lotus position” (The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection). However, my legs hurt as soon as I sat in the full-lotus position, and I could not bear it for more than ten minutes at a time. Thus I was not eager to practice meditation or send forth righteous thoughts for over ten minutes. If I did practice meditation and send forth righteous thoughts, I only sat in the half-lotus position.

However, something happened to me unexpectedly one day in 2011. My husband’s niece brought her brother, sister-in-law and cousin to me and asked for the 0.147 acre piece of land back which they had given to my husband ten years ago, but which I did not want my husband to take. My husband and I even had a fight about it back then. I was not able to persuade him, and we accepted it. Because the niece’s whole family had already moved, and there was nobody to farm the land, she gave the land to her uncle. We had been farming the land for over ten years when they came to claim it back.

This reminds me that although I did not want my husband to accept it at the time, he was determined to have it, and both his sisters were witnesses and promised, “There will not be a problem for sure.” My husband and I had a big fight, but the turmoil of “giving land” still happened. The land is valuable now. Everyone is money oriented. Relatives, friends, parents and children care nothing about their blood relationships and friendships and turn out to be enemies for the sake of money. It is so in everyday people’s society. Our family is not an exception. That is why the turmoil of the niece “claiming the land back” happened.

According to everyday people’s principles, should I let it go? I had a hundred words to shut their mouths. Being her uncle proved to be an unspeakable hardship for my husband. In order to take back the land, her whole family even made a careful deployment: the niece invited my sisters-in-law, her father-in-law and her second uncle. She made a big ruckus. Her second uncle proposed a compromise. Her father-in-law obtained an agreement form from somewhere and asked my husband to sign it with his fingerprint. They used all means they could think of to get what they wanted.

I asked her father-in-law, “Do you believe in Falun Gong?” He said, “I don’t believe in it. If what you believe in is not monetary, it is useless in today’s society.” I did not say anything more so he would not create more karma. The scene before my eyes was really like “the culture revolution atmosphere”. Nobody was on my husband’s side, but if I did not let them have the land at that time, they couldn’t do anything.

However, I remembered I am Falun Dafa practitioner. I did not care about it that much, so I did not keep the land. I laughed at them and felt sorry for them. I laughed at them because they did not care about blood relationships for the sake of money; I felt sorry for them because they did not know enough to worry about the catastrophe that would soon occur. I told them about the truth of Falun Gong a long time ago. They were not against Falun Gong, but they thought it would not work without money in today’s society. Thus they valued money over family, which is beyond reproach for everyday people. I understood them very much. Looking at their menacing and piteous demeanors, driven by money, I said to my husband, “You sign it for them. I will not be mad at you. Even though I am poor materialistically, I am rich in spirit.” My husband said, “If you really mean it, then I am going to return the land to them.” Because I often read Zhuan Falun to my husband when I have time and he reads information about the truth, he benefits a lot from Dafa and understands these things. The turmoil of “claiming back the land” was calmly settled.

There were all kinds of comments after that. Some said that I was “stupid”, a “fool”, a “coward”, “easily persuaded”, etc. I let these go with a smile because I am a practitioner. “We do not seek what everyday people want. Instead, what we get is something everyday people cannot obtain---even though they want to---except through cultivation practice” (Zhuan Falun).

I unexpectedly succeeded. I am a practitioner, and I must conform to Dafa’s requirements in every regard. Thus the turmoil of the 0.147 acre land was settled. Master noticed this simple thought. The next morning when I practiced meditation in the full-lotus position, I easily finished the hour-long meditation with the melodious exercise music, and my legs did not hurt at all.

The breakthrough of meditating in full-lotus position suddenly made me realize that Master had seen that I had given up the attachment to competition and the attachment to self-interest and upgraded my xinxing. Master helped me so that I could meet the requirement of meditating in the full-lotus position. It also made me understand more deeply the content of Master’s teaching: “When your xinxing is upgraded, your gong will increase. One’s gong level is as high as one’s xinxing level, and this is an absolute truth” (Zhuan Falun).

Please benevolently point out anything that does not agree with the Fa.

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