PureInsight | January 7, 2019
Greetings to compassionate, great Master!
Greetings to fellow practitioners!
1. Advancing by seeing through the illusion of illness
I remember that I hurt my waist when I obtained the Fa. At that time, I didn’t even know how to send forth righteous thoughts. Because of my solid belief in the Fa and Master, I recovered within half a month. However, from some time last year, I could not go to sightseeing places to clarify the truth anymore because of health tribulations. So instead, I studied the Fa, did the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts at home. I thought I was diligent enough and that my illness would be cured soon. Nonetheless, after two months, my condition became worse and I was even unable to walk. I cried in front of Master’s picture and asked, “I have been cultivating at home for two months and I still can’t go back to sightseeing places to clarify the truth. My enlightenment quality is so poor. Can Master please directly point out my attachments?” Later, several practitioners came to my home, studied the Fa and shared with me. They told me that I had a lot of thoughts that were not aligned with the Fa. They suggested that I study the Fa carefully, listen to more Minghui broadcasting and listen to more experience sharing articles. Because my limbs could not function well, I could only listen to Minghui broadcasting about other practitioners’ experience sharing articles. Through studying the Fa carefully, I found a lot of attachments in myself, and became enlightened to more things in the Fa.
When I came back to my hometown after being away for more than 40 years, my family celebrated with a banquet. My hometown is famous in Taiwan for producing high quality black tea, coffee, fruit and vegetables. Our local area is surrounded by beautiful mountains & a peaceful lake. I live in such an excellent environment and hence I enjoy my life every day. Classical Chinese literature often depicts the joy of a secluded life, which was exactly what I experienced when living in my hometown. Besides living such a joyful life, I could also clarify the truth at the local sightseeing place and did the three things well every day. Life was so wonderful.
I had never noticed my attachment to Qing, the pursuit of comfort and ease, the attachment of zealotry, and the mentality of showing off for the past three years until I began to suffer from sickness karma. The old forces utilized my attachments to create this seemingly severe but false illusion of health problems. I did not look within when I suffered. I thought doing the three things at home was enough, then my “illness” would be gone and I could go back to clarifying the truth at the local sightseeing place soon. The reason why I was doing the three things was to recover from the “illness” quickly. Is this an attachment of pursuit? I also acknowledged the existence of the old forces by doing so, because I was cultivating through the tribulations created by the old forces, which was wrong. Master said in Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference, “When you encounter ordeals during your cultivation, you have got to cultivate yourself and look at yourself--that doesn't mean acknowledging the ordeals arranged by the old forces and trying to do well amidst the ordeals they've arranged, that's not the case. We negate even the very emergence of the old forces and everything that they've arranged”. When I found my attachments and gained more understanding of the Fa, I continued to study the Fa more and corrected any incorrect thoughts. I rectified myself through studying the Fa, I negated any negative thoughts, stopped worrying if I had an illness or not, and convinced myself that everything was an illusion. By doing so, I went from being a person whose basic living needs needed to be taken care of by someone else, to a healthy, capable person who can take care of myself.
2. Improving through the RTC platform
During the day, in addition to doing the exercises, studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and listening to Minghui radio at home, I also use my phone to clarify the truth. In the evening, I study the Fa together with other practitioners. I always thought that I did all three things, but because I hardly communicated with other practitioners, I was slow to improve myself and I did not understand how to utilize the full functionality of my smart phone to clarify the truth and therefore did not quite achieve my goal of saving sentient beings. Under Master’s arrangement, some practitioners introduced the RTC platform to me, where I could study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, clarify the truth, and share experiences with other practitioners. After some practitioners helped me register for the RTC platform, I was miraculously able to move my inflexible, weak fingers. I was therefore able to use the mouse.
I cherish every opportunity to make special case truth-clarification phone calls, and cherish every phone number. Every sentence we say is used to remind sentient beings of their old, hidden memories. Even though sometimes I only had a chance to say a few words, I hope those few words were able to touch people’s hearts, as everyone has a side that is awake. By doing so, I hope that sentient beings can be saved and cherish the opportunity of salvation.
I remember on one occasion when my head suffered from severe pain, my ears and neck were sore and suffocating, I found it hard to drink water after making truth-clarification phone calls to different people that were related to the same persecution case. Master said in Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005, “even though the pressure you face is great when the hardships come at you earlier than they would have, and the tests of your xinxing are tough to pass--and sometimes the tests may be huge--when all is said and done, those hardships are all things you need to overcome, they are accounts you need to settle, tabs that you need to pay. (Audience laughs) Aren't they great things, then? So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure”. I came to understand that all tribulations are good opportunities for me to improve my xinxing. I told myself that I need to be responsible for the Fa, be responsible for sentient beings, and be responsible for myself. Therefore, even though I felt great pain in my head, ears and neck, I still continued on the RTC platform to send forth righteous thoughts, study the Fa, and clarify the truth.
When I did not login to the RTC platform, I listened to Master’s teachings continuously. Whenever I lay down, I always listened to Dafa music such as Pudu and Jishi. I tried to dissolve myself into the Fa and correct myself all the time. Whenever I thought of something bad, I recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. I have been doing this for months. There was one time when, as I was studying Master’s new teachings, my head, ears and neck suddenly suffered from extreme pain, I was almost unable to breathe. Later my head felt increasingly painful, and my body shook uncontrollably. I looked at Master’s picture, Master was smiling at me, I felt as if He was telling me, “Nothing is truly unbearable or impossible” (from Zhuan Falun). I told myself, “I am a Dafa disciple in Fa rectification period”. I was then able to forbear the unbearable. As I continued to study the Fa, I suddenly felt myself disappear. My own dimensional field felt very bright. I heard other practitioners say “It is 11:46, let us just read until here, and prepare for sending forth righteous thoughts”. Suddenly, all the pain in my body was gone! I felt everything return to normal again. It was truly like what Master told us in Zhuan Falun, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transformation of gong is done by one’s master”. Thank you Master!
Thanks to the practitioners on the RTC platform for their selfless contributions, patience, kindly sharing their experiences and understanding of the Fa and their help. I have now been on the RTC platform for three months. My health condition has changed dramatically. My xinxing and understanding of the Fa has also improved a lot. Now I understand what cultivation truly means. I understand that making truth-clarification phone calls is my responsibility and vow. I will fully utilize this opportunity to save people by making truth-clarification phone calls. I will not let Master down. I hope more practitioners can join the RTC platform, save more people together with us, fulfill our prehistoric vows and return to our true homes with Master.
Finally, I will end this sharing with Master’s poem in The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos, Hong Yin Vol. II, “Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring. Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world”.
My understanding is limited. Please correct me.
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, practitioners!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/247154