PureInsight | July 22, 2017
[PureInsight.org] I received a phone call from a fellow practitioner during evening group Fa study. He told me to give something back to him. I was shocked and asked what it was. He did not answer directly but let me resume Fa study. I could not calm down after the phone call. I already put a lot of effort into projects. How could he treat me like that?
Back in group Fa study, I heard a fellow practitioner read in Zhuan Falun, “Nowadays, it is difficult to be a model worker”. I realized it was a test. A few years ago, there was a program in Shen Yun performance about the story of an old monk who saved an abandoned mother and kid and took care of them in the temple. Gossip made a big deal out of it, but the monk did not argue. Several years later, a master came to pick up his wife and child. Everything was clear. The monk was praised when he passed away while sitting in meditation. I decided not to argue and told Master I could pass it.
During Fa study, I calmed down more and more. When I read in Zhuan Falun, “As to all those true practitioners, after they develop gong they are looked after by their masters. Your master is watching what you do. When you try to take things from another person, that person’s master will not let it happen, either,” I understood my money, time, energy, and wisdom were all given by Dafa. Nobody could take it from Master.
After Fa study, I remembered Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Of course, we can explain the matter kindly, and it is not a problem if we clarify the issue. But you should not become too attached to it.” Then I called him to ask what he lost, but he could not explain clearly. I thought this was either a misunderstanding or it was interference. Master said in On the Responses to the Piece About Assistant Souls, “With any interference, do not get stuck in the particular situation and allow yourselves to be disturbed; only then can you make it through and your mighty virtue will be even greater.” I decided to leave it alone and not be interfered because I was openhearted.
However, what caused the problem? I looked inward and found the attachment of reputation. I was told to value reputation ever since I was a kid. However, compared to truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, this was too limited. What was the big deal if someone said I was good or not? The real meaning of being here is to cultivate.
The next day, he called me with a more respectful attitude and did not mention anything lost. I did not ask and just hoped he could cultivate diligently. Actually we were not familiar with each other and seldom reached out to the other person. The interference from the old forces was just a speck of dust on our cultivation way.
Translated from http://www.zhengjian.org/node/155618