Tightly Entangled Wire Freed Easily When I Looked Inward

Mu Xia

PureInsight | April 16, 2007

[PureInsight.org] One day I
took a trolley to go to work. I put on my MD earphone to listen to the
Teacher's lectures during the ride. Suddenly the suitcase zipper of a
young Japanese gentleman who was about to get off the trolley caught my
earphone wire. Since the door was about to close, I had to get off with
him. On the platform I was very unhappy and blamed the young man in my
mind for being too rushed. At the same time, I was trying to pull the
wire to get it out of the zipper.  

We tried different means in attempst to get the wire off his suitcase
to no avail, as one after another trolley passed us by. We then went to
the ticket checkpoint to ask for help. A staff member at the station
brought a pair of pliers and carefully worked on the mess. Since the
wire was tightly jammed, he finally gave up and put down the pliers. We
looked at each other no knowing what to do next.

Fifteen minutes had passed and I would be late for work. Suddenly I
remembered Teacher has told us that we need to look inward when things
happen to us. It was my fault. I did not show full respect for Teacher
by being so careless. In the crowded trolley, I simply had the earphone
wire dangling in front of my chest without paying attention to others
around me. After looking inwards, I apologized to the young gentleman
sincerely. At that moment, the staff of the station pulled the wire off
with his hand easily. I was shocked by what had happened right in front
of my own eyes. It seemed like a difficult problem that could not be
solved by any means. Suddenly, it was resolved painlessly with a few
words of apology.

Teacher said in "A Calm Mind" in Zhuan Falun: "In true cultivation you have to cultivate your mind, you have to cultivate inward, to look inward - you can't look outward."

Looking inward will help us find our xinxing problem.
This episode that happened on my way to work was a test of my
enlightenment quality. When we encounter a problem, do we think of
others or ourselves first? When we look inward, difficult problems will
be solved immediately.  

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2007/4/4/43145.html

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