PureInsight | September 26, 2019
[PureInsight.org] I read an article “Seeing the seriousness of cultivation from a small thing” on Zhengjian.org recently. I was greatly touched. There are no small matters in cultivation. Every single thought is vital.
I am 82 years old this year. I obtained the Fa in 1996, due to not being as diligent as I could have been, my body has shown signs of some aging.
My gums and teeth are not good and I have lost many of them and I cannot eat hard food. This Chinese New Year I found that I could no longer eat meat. Once I eat meat, my mouth tends to swell. Due to my gums not faring so well, I am worried that my teeth will drop out, so I bought “natural multi-effect” medicinal toothpaste. The more I used it, the worse my gums got. This is all caused by my attachments.
Recently, my legs were limp and my knees hurt. I thought my knees hurt because I am old and didn’t eat meat. I heard that everyday people drink milk most days, which is meant to be good for the body, so I also started to drink milk everyday – which became an attachment. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “But in reality, it’s fine to eat anything as long as you aren’t attached to it and it’s just done to satisfy hunger.”
After studying Master’s Fa, I understood that my knees hurt not because of a lack in nutrition, but because of my own xinxing. I didn’t listen to Master’s words and look within to find my own problems. I forgot that I am a cultivator and regarded myself as an ordinary person. I looked within when my knees began to hurt more and the meditation exercise didn’t help. When I let go of my attachment to drinking milk, my knees stopped hurting.
After looking within, I found that I also have the attachments of pursing happiness, fame, affection and the attachment of jealousy. I always face problems with an ordinary person’s viewpoint and look outside. Master said in Cautionary Advice in Essentials for Further Advancement, “If you do not want to change your human state and rationally rise to a true understanding of Dafa, you will miss the opportunity. If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation.”
There are no small matters in cultivation. Cultivation is serious and this touches me a lot. Master said in What is a Dafa Disciple, “For them, amidst the tremendously harsh persecution, every single thought and idea is critical.” I will look inside more in the future and truly cultivate in order to improve myself.
If there are any shortcomings in my understanding, please kindly point them out.
Chinese version: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/251993