Eliminating the Interference of “Sentimentality”

A Dafa Disciple in China

PureInsight | April 11, 2016

[PureInsight.org] A practitioner whom I lived with passed away recently. During her last few days, when I saw her body and the painful expressions of her husband and daughter, I felt uneasy. When I returned home, my heart did not feel right and I felt uncomfortably hot and lethargic, which interfered with my doing the three things. I asked myself how this could be. I studied the Fa, looked within, and found that I was sentimental towards my fellow practitioner. The old forces were using this to interfere with me.

I sent forth righteous thoughts; I do not accept the old forces. Do not even try to interfere with my body in order to stop me from doing the three things! I am a disciple of the Lord of Buddha’s, a Dafa disciple here to assist Master in Fa-rectification. If you want to take advantage of my human attachments so as to persecute my body, then you are committing a huge sin. I will not walk your path and I will only walk Master’s Fa-rectification path. I have cultivated for so many years. I definitely should not be in this sort of situation.

Afterwards, I studied the Fa more—three lectures a day. Soon after however, my body was not feeling well again. I felt extremely lethargic and wanted to take a nap. But as soon as I laid down, my body felt worse. I realized that I needed to enlighten to something, so I decided to study more Fa! I thus sat up and resumed studying the Fa. With this one thought, a miracle happened. Every word of the Fa entered my heart. It was extremely comfortable and wonderful. I thanked Master for saving me. The more I read, the more comfortable and energetic I felt. Master reinforced me with extremely strong energy, and I felt better; my heart no longer hurt. The next day, I studied three lectures as before. I truly felt the Buddha Fa’s excellence and wondrousness. This experience strengthened my faith in Master and the Fa and gave me deeper insight into looking within. It allowed me to eliminate human sentimentality and selfishness, to truly realise the seriousness of cultivation, to eliminate sentimentality towards fellow practitioners, to have a pure and selfless heart towards matters in cultivation, to constantly purify myself, to assimilate to Zhen Shan Ren, and to solidly cultivate.

Our cultivation is nearing the end, so it has also reached the most surface level. All practitioners can feel the urgency of time. Sentimentality towards our spouse, children and parents, as well as bodily discomfort are all manifesting themselves at the surface. We must treat them with a righteous mind and not have human notions. The closer we get to the end, the stricter we should be with ourselves. We must study more Fa and send forth more righteous thoughts. We also cannot slack off in practicing the exercises or in saving people. We must be aware of the interference of sentimentality and treat problems clearheadedly. The old forces are extremely evil and will exploit any loopholes involving human attachments that have not been eliminated. We must not fall for it and must study more Fa.

Master said in “Drive Out Interference” from Essentials for Further Advancement II, “The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts”.

We must be especially clear about sentimentality towards children. We are here for the Fa. Our children may be here to repay gratitude or to reclaim their debts. We must have a good grasp on this. Do not become engrossed in the drama, as a character in this world. Just play your role well. Do not let fame, fortune or sentimentality delude your path home.

A few days ago, my daughter returned from working in a different location. She decided not to go back there, but instead find a job near home. When she came home, my husband was not happy and had a heavy expression. Two days later, my daughter asked me, “Who is my father angry with? He has not smiled since I came back two days ago.” I told her not to worry about it; her father was very tired every day. On the third day, the two of them got into an argument. At first I was moved, but then I immediately remembered Master’s Fa.

Master said in Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia, “I have told everyone in my Fa lectures that when a conflict arises between two people and it’s seen by a third person, even the third person should think to himself, ‘Oh, a confrontation is happening between them, so why is it that I was there to see it? Is it because I have certain attachments? Is it because I have that kind of problem as well?’” .

I told myself that I should not be moved or feel sentimental. I realized what was not right and saw through the old forces’ schemes. I said to them, “The two of you should stop arguing and look within!” Then, neither of them said anything further and my husband went to work. I told my daughter, “How can you find fault with your father? The old forces want our family to be chaotic; they are trying to harm you and pull me down. You are a being assimilated to Dafa. How upset must Master be when seeing you! Do not find fault with others and look within instead.” Then my daughter said, “Mother, I understand. I understand the principles, so I will look within.” When my husband came home from work that evening, my daughter apologized to him with a smile on her face, and he also laughed. As parents, we should use righteous thoughts to guide our children. Do not go along with the old forces’ interference and persecution, and instead negate it. We must open our eyes and not be tricked by the old forces. Let our families be happy and peaceful, and assimilate to Zhen Shan Ren.

I would like to conclude with a section of Master’s Fa for mutual encouragement:

“Some of our practitioners are struggling with passing the tests of sickness karma. Don’t think that it’s necessarily something major [that causes that]. You might think that you haven’t done anything majorly wrong, and that you are very firm in your faith in the Fa. However, you shouldn’t treat the little issues you have like they are nothing. The evil will seize upon any gaps. Many practitioners have even passed away on account of little things; it really was due to something very minor. That’s because cultivation is something serious, and requires having no gaps. If for a long time you haven’t dealt with those things through cultivation, small as they may be, if you haven’t taken them seriously for a prolonged period of time, then it is a big issue. Many people have passed away on account of such things” (Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference).


Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/150762

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