PureInsight | May 26, 2022
[PureInsight.org] A few days ago, in a group Fa study, when I recited Master’s Fa in Zhuan Falun, “you must abandon your ill thoughts and clean out your filthy things”, as soon as I realized that the character “zang” (“filthy”, in English) was omitted, I memorised this part of Fa teaching one more time.
Upon completion of Fa study, my fellow practitioners left. I started to look inside how come I omitted that character? There’s no coincidence in cultivation. Thanks to Master’s compassionate hint, I was able to examine if I’d done something that did not conform to the Fa.
1. Shed the Deep-rooted Mentality of Showing off
Not long ago, I joined in a group Fa study. At the time, reciting the Fa was my study mode, while no one else could do this. Obviously, fellow practitioners were envious of me, which provoked my mentality of showing off. I was able to recite the Fa and more capable than most of other practitioners. My zealotry began to surface. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Showing off itself is a very strong attachment and a very bad attachment that a practitioner must relinquish.” I discovered that showing off itself was not my true self. Therefore, I calmed down after I cleaned it out.
2. Shed Greediness and Attachment to Profit
Another time, a fellow practitioner said that she got some clothes that she no longer wanted, and asked me if I could wear them. So I went to her place. All of the clothes looked good, so I packed up a large bag of the stuff and took it home. Then I tried them on one by one, but only one suited me. So I gave the rest to others. Similar things happened more than once. I was aware that I should abolish the greediness. However I was incapable of abandoning it at the critical moment.
Master said in Zhuan Falun, “It is very difficult to save a practitioner if he cannot conduct himself properly. He can easily ruin himself.” In regards to my case, I was nearly deceived by demonic interference. I was attached to tiny bits of personal gains, which would not allow me to become a Buddha. No wonder I forgot to read the character ‘Zang’ when reading the Fa. Only when I’m able to clean out the filthy thing, can I truly ascend to higher levels. Actually, there’re no trivial things in cultivation practice.
At one time, a fellow practitioner requested me to buy a second-hand computer for her. I already got one by chance. As I was afraid that she might want to obtain the computer right away, I went to her place by taxi. When she saw this second-hand product, she changed her mind and said, “I’ve planned to buy a new one.” I felt irritated and thought, “Why you don’t let me know ahead of time? I spent money and time managing this. But you did not keep your promise. From now on, I don’t want to care for your affairs. The less trouble, the better.”
She could tell that I felt upset. But she did not say anything and just took some truth-information stickers quietly. Then I realized that it was my fault. I discovered that I was attached to self-interest and competitive mentality. As she did not accept the second-hand computer that I prepared for her, I felt annoyed. In this case, my attachment was exposed. I should take this good opportunity to abolish it. I should feel thankful for her rather than being narrow-minded. Then a miracle happened. Another practitioner wanted to take this computer back home. I felt surprised and suddenly became broad-minded. Looking within is such a magic tool in cultivation. I could feel Master’s immense benevolence and Dafa’s mighty virtue.
Master said in True Cultivation, Essentials for Further Advancement, “Did you know that in order to save you the Buddha once begged for food among everyday people? Today, I once again make the door wide open, and teach this Dafa to save you. I have never felt bitter for the numerous hardships I have suffered. Then what do you have that still can’t be abandoned? Can you bring to heaven the things deep down inside that you cannot let go of?” When I recollected this part of Fa-teaching, I was determined to cultivate immense tolerance and renounce human attachments. In the course of cultivation, I will assimilate to the characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren and do well in three things.
Please kindly point out anything that does not conform to the Fa.
Thank you, esteemed Master!
Thank you, my fellow practitioners!
Chinese version: www.zhengjian.org/node/274876