We Must Think Like Divine Beings
Dear revered Master,
I would like to respectfully thank you for the predestined relationship and for your teachings.
I would like to thank you for helping me to elevate in my cultivation. I’ve experienced many miracles, since the beginning of my cultivation. For some years now, I’ve had the chance to let go of the attachment to financial security. I realized that if I didn’t have enough material resources to travel to a Fa conference, a miracle always happens to settle the cost. It comes from our own righteous thinking.
Letting Go of Worry
It hasn’t been so easy for me to let go of the notion of worry. I was always left with a small portion of doubt inside of me, because I wasn't able to see how things would be settled. After a while, this kind of doubt became a burden, so I decided not to even care about the process and be free of worry. Since then, I haven’t cared if, for example, I have some more expenses, because without the notion of worry, the problem cannot control me anymore; it has ceased to exist. It's not important to see the whole process in advance, like how things will work out; the important thing is to believe in the Fa. If I let go of any kind of attachment, then it can no longer control me and block me, because nothing is there anymore. Every moment of letting go of a notion gives us freedom.
I am very fortunate, because I can believe in Master and the Fa unconditionally; I don’t doubt them. If my thoughts are strong and righteous, and I have good thoughts, then I will be there at this or that event, because my decision to be there is based upon a good and strong foundation.
Notions Always Bring Trouble; Letting Go
If I have some kind of conflict and a notion of mine gets irritated, it brings me pain in my heart. I lose my inner harmony and become irrational. A notion can also start a monologue inside of me. This happens when the other person touches upon my notion, which then begins to talk to him or her to justify itself. When I catch it, I immediately let go, because I know that it cannot be my real self. My own self would never create such a kind of monologue, so I can clearly see that this is a notion and try to set myself free from it, as soon as possible. At this moment, you need to choose your words carefully, as it could make someone waver. With strong righteous thoughts one can let notions go. If I face any kind of trouble and am no longer within Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance), I am nervous and stressed. Then I always try to immediately let go of the attachment to the notion that just emerged from me. At the same time, I am elevating my Xinxing.
Not Important to Name the Notions
I saved a lot of time when I decided not to search for the name of notions. So I don’t need much time to look inside, and hence, I can let go of the attachment to the notion immediately, when it surfaces. It’s not important to know its name; it’s only important to let it go. As soon as I feel that I am not in the Fa anymore, I feel discomfort in my heart and the same idea always returns to my mind. So then I already know that a notion is there and that I should let it go on the spot. This way, my elevation is much faster. If I have no chance to let the notion go in the actual situation, then later, I will recall the situation in my mind and let go of the attachment that was connected to it. With strong righteous thoughts, I am placing the notion in the hands of Master. And after a very short time, I can feel Master's compassion and also my body changing.
I can feel my body changing whenever my cultivation goes forward, as I elevate my Xinxing. So in my daily life, I'm more energized and can work better without much fatigue. I can work faster and my body's strength has returned. This shows me that during cultivation, we just need to put our human state behind us, both physically and mentally. I'm nearly 70 years old, but I feel like I'm not more than 30. I can run, and my body feels young and light. I don’t feel any barriers.
It was of course a process, to learn to live without worries. I just came to realize how much easier it is to live without those bad notions, which just blocked me and made everything harder for me. At the same time, not only space but also time has expanded for me, because I'm no longer attached to them.
Our Thoughts Can Determine the Outcome
One night, my brother came to visit me, because his children were at my home. He was drunk. I said only a few words to him, but the notion of blaming came to the surface in my words. It made him feel uncomfortable. Because of this and the alcohol, he smashed my monitor. Since I don’t have savings, I wondered how I could buy a new monitor. When I realized that there was no chance to buy a new one, I just repaired it with duct tape. I told my monitor: “You don’t have any problem; you are ok.” It still works well. I think it’s also because when I heard my brother smashing something else in my room, I didn’t get angry.
I also had this kind of miracle happen with my washing machine. It was like a totally wrecked machine; water was flowing out of it and it made very strange sounds. So I told it: “Don’t try to scare me. You don’t have any problem.” It was fine.
Some months ago, I found a big hole in one of my teeth. It had been over 10 years since I visited a dentist. So I went to a dentist and told him, “This time, please do an experiment with me: I don’t need any anesthetics etc.; please just fill my tooth.” The dental assistant said that my mouth would swell. But I didn’t care and I had no problems. I didn’t have the notion of being ill and a miracle happened: The hole in my tooth didn’t cause me any trouble. Righteous thoughts always have an impact in every situation.
We Must Think Like Divine Beings
Divine beings have everything they need without pursuing anything. We Dafa disciples have to learn to think like Gods and only then can we become really divine. Divine beings can control how they want things, with their thoughts. This is also possible for us, as we’ve been given this skill from Master; we just have to use our righteous thoughts, when we face any trouble.
Master said in 20th Anniversary Fa Teaching, “I’ll tell you, for years I have been continually saying that Dafa disciples’ abilities are tremendous, yet many people don’t believe this since those abilities were not allowed to be seen. Under the effect of righteous thoughts, everything around you, as well as you yourself, will undergo changes. Yet you have never thought to give it a try.”
It’s sometimes painful to let go of attachments, but it’s very useful, because only then can we reach our original true self and our own paradise.
By raising my Xinxing, it’s much easier for me to save people.
Saving people comes from my heart now, so they can also feel this inside. When I give people flyers, they always say, “thank you”. People also greet me when I get off a bus or a train. This is a very majestic feeling for me; I never felt anything like this before becoming a cultivator. I make an effort to speak about the really important things and ensure that people can understand what I say. And they are very touched. The evil doesn’t dare to make trouble for me, when I am speaking about the evil's wrongdoings. Some practitioners don’t agree with me speaking about the brutality of the persecution, but I haven’t changed my mind and I always feel that the evil is very scared when I’m speaking about it. People feel the predestined relationship and we can talk to each other like we’ve known each other for thousands of years. It may be true of course.
How Can We Help Master Rectify the Fa
Master said in Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference, “If a Dafa disciple's heart is unsteady, it will cause changes in his or her surroundings. When you have fear, for instance, you will find that the sentient beings around you are not quite right. When you change such that your presence is refreshing and uplifting to people, and your mind becomes broad and full of optimism, you will find the things around you to be correspondingly different. When clarifying the truth, when validating the Fa, and when encountering challenges as you do things, adjust yourself and look at things with righteous thoughts. It might just prove to be effective.”
I came to understand that the more we let go of our notions, the more we can help to rectify the Fa in our field. If we can think more like Gods, we can reach a state of inner harmony. Living beings around us then begin to change. I find that people around me are no longer speaking so much about politics; they are more kind and polite. They are more friendly and open-minded with strangers, as though they were friends.
Letting go of more and more notions helps us to be more compassionate. When we talk to people, they can feel our mercy. We can lead more people into the future, because bad elements are all being eliminated by our words.
Master said in Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference, “True shan is what a cultivator attains in the process of cultivation and cultivating goodness, and this is a genuine shan that is achieved by cultivation.” “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.”
If we want to reach consummation, we have to learn to think like Gods in any kind of situation. We have to take everything lightly and not be attached to anything, because every notion is a big wall preventing us from being divine.
These are all my own understandings at my limited level.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/155669