PureInsight | July 10, 2016
[PureInsight.org] When I saw this topic, I thought it was common because we have already become used to look inward, so I did not give it a second thought. When the coordinator asked me to share my cultivation experiences to improve further, my first reaction was to find an excuse such as I was too busy and did not have time recently. However, after thinking carefully, I was shamed because those were mostly ordinary people’s things. If I did not want to let go of these things, then I should be able to plan them well. Yes, this seemed to be the latter half of my sharing topic, “Use righteous thoughts to view situations.” I therefore stopped procrastinating and thought that if I used righteous thoughts to view situations and handle things, then I could definitely handle them well. I should prioritize Dafa things such as making phone calls, clarifying the truth and saving beings and do them well. The things I should do well have already been arranged. As Master said in The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III –Greetings, “Walk the last steps of your path well and with determination, study the Fa well, and, with a foundation laid by your having cultivated well, your righteous thoughts will naturally grow stronger and you will surely do well with what Dafa disciples are supposed to do.”
Let me share some annoying things that happened recently. The first thing was: About a week ago, I suddenly felt pain at my ribs and my entire upper body. This felt so strange because I had been cultivating for three years and never felt this way before. Thus I started looking inward to see if I did something wrong. At first I thought it was because I sat in front of the computer for too long. Then I realized that this was not right because I was holding onto a human mindset. I thus denied them. When it was time for me to study the Fa on the computer, I did; when it was time for me to clarify the truth through phone call, I did without much thought. I was very meticulous about copying, reading, and organizing practitioners’ sharing experiences. I thus continued to spend a lot of time on the computer. For some specific cases, I had to rely on my computer to clarify the truth. I used righteous thoughts to look within and found that doing this was not wrong. I should do anything for Dafa and deny all sickness karma and tests arranged by the old forces because my cultivation path was arranged by Master, so the old forces and evil beings have no right to give me tests. After a whole busy day, my pain disappeared. As Master said in Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference, “And when you are thinking things over, whether you use human notions or the righteous thoughts of a cultivator is going to determine the different results you get.”
In addition, I wanted to mention that due to my serious long-term coughing that worsened each year for over ten years, I had to retire from my job. After I obtained the Fa and cultivated diligently, there was an obvious improvement, and I did not cough for a while. However, the serious coughing came back again recently. I was trying to dig up the reason for my coughing, such as unstable weather, allergies, sleeping too late, etc. My friend who is an ordinary person also sends me information about how sleep is very important. However, I am a practitioner instead of an ordinary person; I should not be like that. In lecture six of Zhuan Falun, Master said, “That’s how people have to cultivate upward in the cultivation process. So we have some people who will feel unwell somewhere in the body, and then they jump right to the conclusion that they’re sick. They always have trouble behaving like practitioners. When they run into this they think it is sickness—‘Why do I have to go through so much?’ I’ll tell you, I’ve already eliminated a lot of it for you, and your troubles have been shrunk a lot.” We should treat ourselves as practitioners all the time and do the three things well. Clarifying the truth on the platform is the most important thing for me. In order to do it better, I should study the Fa better. Master said in Essentials for Further Advancement II – Drive Out Interference, “Now you can see why I’ve often told you to read the book more, right?! The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts”. Thus, under such righteous thoughts, my serious coughing disappeared. Then I remembered the words in the notice from the coordinating practitioner, “Please adjust your schedule, study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and completely eliminate the evil factors.” This was not to say that sleep was important. Rather, correcting one’s sleep schedule, studying Fa and sending forth the righteous thoughts well were more important.
Regarding truth clarification through phone calls, I often encountered some problems including failure to connect, instant hang-ups or refusal to listen followed by a stream of abusive language. However recently, eight numbers given to me reached nearly 100% success. Some listened quietly, while others intentionally made noises because they worried at the beginning but later listened quietly. I first prepared a full speech and clarified the truth with compassion and righteous thoughts in mind. I only wanted to save beings with compassion. Then I found that many previously failed, temporarily failed calls, and even invalid numbers could successfully connect as long as I did not give up. They would connect suddenly, and the people on the other side would listen for three to eight minutes. Recently, I insisted until I finished the important truth clarification and gave them a report number, the number to cross the firewall and Wechat number. Almost all numbers could be reached unless they disconnected as soon as the tone rang.
Finally I would like to share Master’s poem in Hong Yin IV – Stirred by Reflection:
After ten years of trials and tribulations,
Lotuses fill the courtyard.
A rainbow of colors,
Illuminates the heavens.
One’s purity is seen,
After the adamantine will is fully tempered.
True thoughts dissolve all,
The whole sky is clear.
Disciples of Fa walk the earth,
Compassion they bring.
With kind thoughts they save people,
Evil specters they vanquish.
Righteous thoughts each step of the way,
Divine beings are present in this world.
When they return with full bounty,
The multitude of gods shall receive them.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners! Please correct me if there is anything inappropriate.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/152975