Eliminating the Attachment to Competition Through Validating the Fa
[PureInsight.org] I was born in Mainland China and was poisoned by the CCP culture ever since I was young. I did not believe anything else. In order to protect myself, I would argue, fight, compete for personal gain, be selfish and be jealous. I was happy when I gained and suffered when I lost.
Because my academics were good, I was lauded wherever I went. I had a sense of loftiness. It is very difficult to find a job in Mainland China, yet whenever I worked at a company, I would leave a good impression. Bosses all pleaded that I work with them, and they would handle all paperwork. I used to treat this as good fortune and glory. Whenever someone was better than me at anything, I would feel shameful and not want to face anyone.
Cultivation in Dafa changed me. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “…cultivators who don’t admit that other people are good and don’t get rid of their competitiveness. They’re likely to get jealous”. Upon digging further, my attachment to competition included the attachments to showing off, seeking fame, and looking down on others. These were all attachments to safeguarding myself, narcissism, and validating self. They all rooted from “selfishness.” I was determined to make an effort to cultivate away this fundamental “selfishness.” My attachment to competition lessened, and I no longer competed with others over fame, fortune, or sentimentality. I became peaceful, my heart was no longer tired, and my body felt more relaxed. Master said in Essentials for Further Advancement – Realms,
“A wicked person is born of jealousy.
Out of selfishness and anger he complains about unfairness towards himself.
A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.
With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy.
An enlightened person has no attachments at all.
He quietly observes the people of the world deluded by illusions.”
I used to do the exercises with my younger sister. Due to evil interference, she would fall asleep. I resented her and looked down on her. Iron does not just become steel. I yelled at her, but after waking up, she would fall asleep again. I was angry, and she became angry too. She said it was none of my business and to cultivate yourself. I was momentarily stunned by this. I was doing this for her own good, yet she became angry with me. Not only was she ungrateful, but she also interfered with my own exercises. Suddenly, Master’s Fa in Zhuan Falun appeared in my mind, “If you are always compassionate and friendly to others, if you always consider other people when you do things, and whenever you have issues with other people you first think about whether they can take it or whether it will cause them harm, then you won’t have any problem. So, when you cultivate you should follow high and even higher standards." When looking inwards, I realized I was at fault. I had too many ordinary attachments, blaming and reprimanding her. I was not compassionate. Master also said in Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX – Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference, “Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad.” I became determined to cultivate away these attachments and treat my younger sister with compassion. As soon as I had this thought, a miracle happened. When my younger sister fell asleep during meditation, I said, “Younger sister, your master consciousness needs to be strong. You must control yourself and not fall for the evil’s tricks.” She immediately became alert, sat up straight and started crying. She told me that I need not say anything anymore and just make a humming sound instead. Seeing her change, I cried too. My younger sister cried until finishing meditation. From that day forward, she no longer fell asleep while meditating. Master helped her remove bad things and helped me eliminate the attachment to competition and resentment. I thank Master and Dafa.
I was once clarifying the truth at a market in northern China. There was a thirty-year-old man who followed me around the market. When I went to clarify the truth the next day, he was there again. The third and fourth days when I went to the market, he was there again following me. I knew he was stalking me. That day, I instead followed him and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all evil beings and elements controlling him in other dimensions which interfere with Dafa disciples clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. I also asked Master to let him listen to the truth, quit the CCP, and protect Dafa disciples in order to be saved.
He became frightened by my righteous thoughts and said I was following him. I asked him, “Just because you are walking here, I cannot do the same?” As soon as I said this, the attachment to competition surprised me. I immediately seized it and eliminated it so that nothing could interfere with my truth clarification. I had a thought: “I will save you today. I will save you today. Master please reinforces me.” I asked him, “Young man what is your occupation?” He said he did business. I said, “That can’t be right. I know what your job is. Want to hear?” He said he did. I told him the two of us had a predestined relationship. “I came to the market four times and was accompanied by you every time. Today I will clarify the truth to you. I practice Falun Gong. You are a national spy.” I looked him straight in the eye as I said this.
He was stunned and said, “Elder sister.” I said, “Do not call me elder sister. Call me auntie. Let me tell you, no matter what your occupation is, do not participate in persecuting Falun Gong. They are a group of good people who cultivate truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries and regions around the world. The world needs truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. The self-immolation in Tiananmen Square was fabricated. The International Educational Development Organization has announced that it is a horrible propaganda media source. Do not believe what it says. The world is changing. Many high ranking officials who persecuted Falun Gong have been captured. Over ten thousand doctors in 865 hospitals around the country participated in live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. Are they still human? This is demonic behavior. The persecution against Falun Gong is the world’s biggest injustice. Maintain your compassion and protect the Dafa disciples around you. This is an act of boundless virtue. Our compassionate Master told us to save you all and not resent you all because you are the actual beings under persecution. Do not forget these words that auntie has told you. Do well! Remember ‘Truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance is good. Falun Dafa is good.’ If you joined the CCP, they will not let you escape. Let auntie help you quit the CCP.” He obediently said, “Okay. Thank you auntie. Thank you auntie.” After that being was saved, I never saw him again.
Dafa disciples can only be good towards others. Maintain every thought and treat all sentient beings with compassion.
Due to limitations in my level, please compassionately correct anything inappropriate.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/154403