PureInsight | July 18, 2021
[PureInsight.org] Master said in Towards Consummation, “Studying the Fa with attachments is not true cultivation. Yet during the course of cultivation a person may gradually become aware of his fundamental attachments, rid himself of them, and thus meet the standard for a cultivator.”
I have been cultivating for more than 20 years, and I have always thought that I have no fundamental attachments, because, in the beginning, I learned that the Fa is good, so I started my cultivation. Unlike some people who cultivated to cure diseases or to solve their own puzzles and problems, I had none of these problems. Therefore, I cannot find the fundamental attachment naturally. Since Master has mentioned it in the Fa, how could I not have a fundamental attachment? Thus, every time I read an experience-sharing article of fellow practitioners regarding fundamental attachments, I tried to find out what my fundamental attachment is, but I could not find it. I do not know what my fundamental attachment is, and I feel very distressed in my heart.
I begged Master for enlightenment. One day when I woke up, my brain suddenly was clear: My fundamental attachment is to get rid of human suffering. I used to think that cultivation is for this, to achieve Consummation, to be free from the sufferings of life, and to be at ease. Isn't everyone cultivating for this? How can this be regarded as an attachment? When I followed this conclusion and looked back, the more I looked, the clearer it became.
The unsatisfactory life has troubled me for half of my life, divorced, remarried, and even more distressed after remarrying, so I learned to escape. I realized our marriage is a mutual burden, and neither of us is comfortable. It is a marriage caused by karma. I felt that people really got together in debt. Life is so short, but happiness is pitifully little. Even if I have more happiness in reincarnation, I got enough of it. Life is too short. When will the cycle of rebirth come to an end? Thinking of this, I secretly swore I need to cultivate until Consummation. Just in this life, I had thought of this more than once.
It turns out that there was such a fundamental attachment hidden in my cultivation—cultivating in order to escape the suffering of life. Now I know that I have unconsciously such impure thoughts in my cultivation, how selfish I was! Using Dafa to achieve my own goals and run counter to the Master's Fa-rectification requirements. Now I understand why Master wants us to find out the fundamental attachments because that is the root of the old forces and must be eliminated. Thank you Master for your enlightenment!
Please be compassionate to correct me if there is something incompatible in the Fa.
Chinese version: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/266289