PureInsight | November 22, 2020
[PureInsight.org] In recent cultivation I have realized that if one does not completely transform one’s human thinking, notions and habits into those of Gods, one cannot completely transform from human to God. Attachments will also constantly regenerate under the influence of human notions, one after another. After realizing this, I became determined to change the most fundamental aspects of my human thinking, notions, and habits.
I realized that it is a very difficult and painful process to transform from a human to a God. This reminds me of the story of the wolf girl I heard when I was young.
When people found the wolf girl and wanted her to become a new person, it was a difficult and complicated process to transform her from a wolf into a human. Because she was already a human-shaped wolf, she howled like a wolf, ate raw meat like a wolf, walked on all fours, slept during the day, and roamed about at night. She was afraid of fire, light and water. She only looked for food when she was hungry and slept when she was full. However, the transformation from wolf to human required many years of training for her to return to human society - learning languages, eating like humans and walking upright. Even after such a long period of time learning to be human, when she wanted to go somewhere quickly she would still switch to walking on all fours.
This made me think, don’t we have to go through an arduous process of change if we want to become Gods? We must completely transform the various human notions, habits etc. that we have formed over thousands of years into those of Gods. Only through a truly reborn transformation can we finally become Gods. In Cautionary Advice from Essentials for Further Advancement, Master said:
“If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation. You cannot always count on me to eliminate karma for you while you fail to truly progress in comprehending the Fa and rise above human understandings and notions. Your ways of thinking, your understanding, and your appreciation towards me and Dafa are the product of ordinary human thinking. But what I’m teaching you is in fact moving beyond ordinary humans to a rational, true understanding of Dafa!
In practicing cultivation, you are not making real, solid progress on your own, which would effect great, fundamental changes internally. Instead, you rely on my power and take advantage of powerful external factors. This can never transform your human nature into Buddha-nature. If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary—the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!”
Master said in Teaching the Fa in New York City from , “As you know, Buddhas and Gods don’t have ordinary human emotion, nor do they have an ordinary human way of thinking or the notions that are in ordinary humans’ understandings of things. Their way of thinking is of a completely different realm, and they’re free of human concepts and notions of things.”
I realized that we never suspect that our thinking methods may be wrong and that we have formed a deeply - rooted human way of thinking. In fact, so many concepts and thoughts belong only to "humans." I think the most prominent and most difficult to change notion is that people only want to change others, not themselves. This kind of thinking prevents us from looking within. We always feel that we are reasonable and that we are 'right', and do not really want to change, which makes it difficult to upgrade our xinxing and transcend beyond human. Moreover, if a person wants to completely transform his thinking into a God’s mode of thinking, one must constantly look inward and eliminate attachments. Only then will Master eliminate those things for us, break our human shell, unlock our wisdom and help us gradually understand things from a God’s perspective.
There are many deep-rooted human notions about illness, such as what to eat or what not to eat and getting stomachaches from eating cold food, etc. However, if these notions are not removed promptly, they may become a serious illness test that one cannot overcome.
Holding onto the notions of human beings, one cannot become supernormal, which will hinder the use of supernormal powers. For example, some practitioners in China think that as soon as they go out, they will be recorded, so they dare not go out to clarify the truth, lest they be arrested. If we did not regard ourselves as human beings, and we had the thinking of Gods, would cameras work on Gods? How could electric batons and torture affect Gods?
After changing my human notions, I feel that cultivation has become so simple. Whenever something happens, I can directly tell whether it is a human notion or a divine thought. If it is not a divine thought, I immediately eradicate and disintegrate it. It would be immediately eliminated before it could trigger the human thinking of my past. People who saw the wolf girl thought she had such stubborn wolf - like thinking. I am afraid that Gods look at us the same way. Therefore, when I use human principles, it is the same as the wolf girl holding onto her old habits. One can quickly tell whether a notion is human or divine. I enlightened that not wanting to change ordinary notions is equivalent to remaining "human", that is, one does not want to truly become a God.
Master said in Digging Out the Roots from Essentials for Further Advancement, “What I would like to tell you is not whether this incident itself was right or wrong. Instead, I want to point out that this event has exposed some people. They still have not fundamentally changed their human notions, and they still perceive problems with the human mentality wherein human beings protect human beings.” Master also said “Cultivation practice is a serious matter. The distance has become greater and greater. It is extremely dangerous to add anything human to cultivation practice. In fact, it is also fine to just be a good person. But you must be clear that you choose your own path.”
I have enlightened that it is time to completely break away from human notions. If one holds onto human notions for a long time, one will not be able to improve xinxing, let alone become a true God!
When I enlightened to this and worked hard to change myself, Master gave me a magic axe. Using its power, I could break mountains and eradicate all those human notions that were not mine and blocking my divine path!
The above are my personal understandings at my current level. If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out.
Chinese version: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/259923