Changing One’s Mindset – Gratitude Versus Hatred

PureInsight | January 30, 2015

[] I have been having bad headaches these past few days. Every time I think about practitioner A, I become angry. Her actions are like an enormous boulder crushing me. Despite sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate these feelings of hatred, it doesn’t seem to work, and I only feel that she treats me very unfairly. How could our group have someone like this? I’ve been very frustrated and miserable. One morning while sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate this hatred, I suddenly had a thought: “replace hatred with gratitude”. I suddenly saw the light and knew it was Master hinting at me. I began silently thanking practitioner A and all those people who have harmed me in the past. I thought about all their strengths and thought that by treating me unfairly, they were helping me eliminate human notions, to improve my xinxing and to discard my human baggage to walk the divine path well. My heart became empty and I felt endless joy. That moment was like living in a heavenly kingdom.

Thinking back at my recent depression it was because I sunk into the human realm and became deluded by emotions. Once I jumped out of that, I realized nothing is coincidental; it was all created by my karma, and Master was using them to eliminate my attachments and quickly climb up the ladder to heaven. Why was I not grateful and instead so hateful? The only explanation was I became so deluded in the human realm that I couldn’t realize the conflicts were actually Master’s arrangements. Master already discussed this in Zhuan Falun, “Everything in society comes completely from emotion. If you don’t sever emotion, you won’t be able to cultivate. But if you do break out of emotion, nobody can affect you, and ordinary attachments won’t be able to sway you. What replaces it is compassion, which is more noble.” When I became angry and filled with negative emotions, my realm and body were in the human level, so my righteous thoughts were powerless. Because righteous thoughts are divine thoughts, if one is not at the divine level, how can one’s thoughts have strength? When I had thoughts of gratitude under Master’s hinting, this righteous energy dispersed the negative hatred and I felt the beauty of “The dark clouds will disperse, revealing an auspicious sky” (Hong Yin III: Know Good from Evil).

Through lifetimes of reincarnation, who knows how many bad deeds we have done in history? We are lucky to have obtained Dafa today and have Master help us eliminate the mountains of karma. There is only a little karma left for us to endure. When creditors appear in the form of fellow practitioners or family members, we should remain vigilant, not let the human realm delude us and maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions with a clear head. Let us walk the divine path well with the mindset that we “once had”!

Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!

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