I found my Fundamental Attachment

Jin Gang Zhi

PureInsight | April 28, 2024

[PureInsight.org] I was very anxious after reading the exchange articles between Minghui and PureInsight practitioners on finding their fundamental attachments. What are my fundamental attachments? After searching for a long time, I still couldn't find where my fundamental attachment was. Later I thought that my fundamental attachment was lust, but based on Master's teachings in Towards Consummation from The Essentials of Diligent Progress II, I felt that I still did not find the right one. I recently read Master's teachings in Towards Consummation, "Studying the Fa with attachments is not true cultivation." "Do you know that one of the biggest excuses the evil old forces use at present to persecute Dafa is that your fundamental attachments remain concealed? So in order to identify such people, the ordeals have been made more severe."  I feel even more that as a true cultivator, I must find my own fundamental attachments and get rid of them; otherwise, I will not meet the standards of a cultivator.       

Today I once again studied Master's lecture Towards Consummation, compared it with myself, and reflected on why in the past few years during my cultivation, especially when I was facing the test of the evil, why did the evil force me to suspend my job and pay, and stop my children's work? When, I can’t pass the test?

When I read Master's lecture Towards Consummation, "You may start on the path of Dafa with those thoughts, yet over the course of cultivation you need to regard yourself as a cultivator. During the course of cultivation, through reading the books, studying the Fa, and diligently making progress, you should manage to clearly recognize what your thoughts were when you first came to Dafa. After cultivating for a period of time, are your thoughts still the same? Are you continuing on the path because of those human attachments? If so, you cannot be counted as my disciple. It means that you have not discarded your fundamental attachments and have failed to understand the Fa from the Fa. Those who have been weeded out during the evil tests that Dafa has encountered in China are all persons who hadn’t abandoned those attachments. It should also be said that they have negatively affected Dafa. " I understood it immediately.

My fundamental attachment was that when I first obtained the Fa, I felt that Dafa was in line with my principles of life, so I entered the door of Dafa cultivation. Everything goes well in my family, my parents are kind, and I have a son and a daughter who are smart. The teaching profession is stable. It's just that I have been suffering from stomach problems for many years, which makes me depressed all day long. At that time, I thought, if my stomach problem gets better, everything in my family will be better, and that will be happiness in the true sense.

This dirty attachment is tantamount to the selfish intention of using Dafa to seek happiness in the world. How sinister this is. The desire to obtain happiness among everyday people is actually the fundamental attribute of the old universe, which is "selfishness". This is a deeply concealed attachment. Although I have practiced cultivation until now, I have clearly realized that the connotation of Dafa is too great, and it is not taught for human happiness at all. Dafa is cultivation. But the ultimate goal of my cultivation is not pure, so my mind of cultivation is not strong and I cannot pass the test.

It is true that Dafa practice can improve people's moral sentiments; it can correct various bad ideas and concepts of people who have declined; it can stabilize society and improve social spiritual civilization; Dafa practice can correct the incorrect state of my body. My past illness has been cured; practicing Dafa can make my family more harmonious, and one person practices Falun Gong and the whole family can benefit. My son became a government official as he wished, and my daughter signed up for a good and stable job right after graduating from her university, allowing us to live a happy life.

But Dafa is definitely not taught for this purpose. Dafa cultivation can fundamentally sublimate and transform life, and it is a very serious matter. This is something that cannot be achieved by any scientific knowledge in the world. It is not preached for human matters. It was precisely because my fundamental attachments had been covered up that I fell down during the big tribulations, which caused deep regret for my cultivation. Today, the compassionate Master has repeatedly extended the time to give disciples the opportunity to do better again. I will definitely cultivate away my fundamental attachments, seize the last opportunity to practice, catch up, make up for my mistakes, and walk the final path.

I didn't plan to write about it at first, but when I told my wife, a fellow practitioner, that I had found the fundamental attachment, she didn't take it seriously. It happened several times, because we both stumbled here. I am alert. I think the "selfishness" of this old universe does not want to be touched. But if a Dafa practitioner does not get rid of this selfishness, how can he/she cultivate into the new universe where he/she considers others in everything? This fundamental attachment is the problem that cannot be separated from people when cultivation is about to be sublimated and when the basic point of cultivation is about to be completely transformed.

I learn the Fa taught by Master in Digging Out the Roots from Essentials for Further Advancement, "I have long noticed that a few individuals do not have the heart to safeguard Dafa, but instead intend to safeguard certain things in human society. If you were an everyday person I would have no objections—it is certainly a good thing to be a good person who safeguards human society. But now you are a cultivator. From what standpoint you view Dafa is fundamental—this is also what I want to point out to you. During your cultivation practice, I will use every means to expose all of your attachments and dig them out at their roots.”

Master's teachings have been clearly explained, but I who fail to live up to Master’s expectations do not follow Master. I know that if I still fail to realize the true meaning of cultivation today, this will also be a bottleneck for me to move from being human to being a god. I wonder if there are some elderly fellow practitioners like me who still haven't found their fundamental attachments. They practice all day long, but the basic point of practice has never changed. Moreover, this fundamental attachment has a certain universality, because it is "selfish" and is the fundamental attribute of the old universe. It is deeply rooted in everyone's soul. It is difficult to change and difficult to detect.

Unfortunately, if I had been able to recognize and find my fundamental attachment earlier and get rid of it, I would have been able to calmly let go of this "selfish" self, and I would have been able to make the right choice soberly and rationally during the test: as a Dafa particle, standing on the basis of the Dafa and giving up "self" does not mean that everything will be lost. There is Master, and there is Dafa. Compared with the precious Dafa that we have obtained, even if we lose the fame and fortune in the world, there is no regret, there must be a reason.

Chinese version: https://www.zhengjian.org/node/287026


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