The Seriousness of Cultivation

Qing Feng

PureInsight | December 1, 2021

[] Regardless of the urgency of time, I have slacked off in my cultivation recently. It was hard for me to cultivate Dafa diligently. Fortunately, I was able to find out a deep-rooted human thought by looking inward carefully: I’d been imprisoned for many years, which resulted in a great loss of interests. After I was released from prison, I went on with my cultivation anyway. No matter what I said, I had the notion that I had cultivation “merits” and in the future, I deserve a fruit status. I believe that many practitioners who did a lot for Dafa held the similar notion too. Now I would like to talk about my perspective in this regard.

Sine CCP persecuted Dafa, a huge number of disciples have been abducted, sentenced, fined and displaced. Undoubtedly, we should counteract persecution. However, why is persecution severe to some of us? This was because we were not cultivating ourselves very well. If we have little karma and have reached our very best, CCP will not be able to launch the persecution. Throughout the reincarnation, the karma had been huge enough to eliminate us. Master endured most of our karma for us. Thus we should not be contended that we’d done a lot for Dafa.

Before we came to human society, we signed a vow with Master. Whether we give out leaflets, make truth-clarification phone calls, writing articles or we do something else to validate the Fa had been arranged by Master. In other words, we’re fulfilling the prehistoric vow. Without Master’s blessing, we are unable to achieve the goal. An everyday person also keeps his/her promise and fulfil the responsibility, let alone cultivators. Therefore we don’t have anything to show off.

More importantly, all the pains we endured had been transformed into virtue. Meanwhile, we’ve established mighty virtue in doing Dafa things, which has been transformed into Gong. Then it involves an issue: if we are not strict with ourselves, we will drop our levels. No matter how many things we’ve done, everything might be in vain.

One day, I felt good after I finished off the morning exercises. When I went outside to attend to my business, I encountered a very beautiful lady. Unfortunately, some evil thoughts emerged in my mind. When I went back to my workplace, I saw my colleague talking to someone over his cell phone, “You see, this driver has finally added so much fuel, but he lost it all of a sudden. It is a pity to have thousands of dollars lost.” I got enlightened immediately: This was Master’s hints. I dropped my level. Let’s make an analogy: Someone works pretty hard to grow the crops without protecting them. As a result, his past efforts became in vain. Isn’t it a pity?

Master said in Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples from Essentials for Further Advancement II, “This period of time will not last long, but it can forge the mighty virtue of magnificent Enlightened Beings, Buddhas, Daos, and Gods of different levels, and even Lords of different levels. It can also destroy overnight a cultivator who has reached a really high level but who has become less strict with himself.”

My past understanding of this Fa teaching was shallow. Now I really realized that Master’s Fa teaching was 100% correct. In reality, once we become less strict with our Xinxing, we’ll be in danger. Because cultivation is a serious matter.

To conclude, we should never hold that we’ve possessed merits. Instead, we need to dispel the attachment. We can achieve our fruit status only with no pursuit.


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