PureInsight | December 1, 2021
Greetings, compassionate Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I’m a young practitioner and was born in a Dafa Disciple’s family. When I was babbling to learn language, my parents taught me to recite Hong Yin and to study Zhuan Falun. In recent years, my parents and I came overseas and started a brand-new cultivation path. Now I would like to report my experience to Master and share with fellow practitioners.
Let Go of Friendship with Classmates
I have been very affectionate since I was a child. For this reason, I harmonized with my schoolmates. Though I accidentally had a quarrel with them, I was able to calm down and look within. When conflicts arise, I always recall “Don’t argue when people argue with you. Cultivation is looking within for the cause.”(Don’t Argue, Hong Yin III) Every time I dispelled the misunderstandings, my friendship with classmates were strengthened.
Master said in Zhuan Falun, “In spiritual practice you have to go through ordeals, and they serve to test whether you can become free of your emotions and desires and the sway they hold over you. Being attached to those things will impede your progress. There are reasons behind everything. What makes people human? It is the presence of emotion, as people simply live for it. There is love for family members, romantic love, love towards parents, emotions associated with relationships, and the affection that goes with friendship. People act for the sake of emotional bonds, and emotion follows you everywhere you go. Everything human about this world stems from emotion, from likes to dislikes, from joys to sorrows, love to hate. And so you will have problems in spiritual practice if you don’t manage to free yourself of it. Those who do, will be free of human sentiments and unflappable. In its place will arise compassion, something far more noble. Of course, you’re not likely to end emotion overnight; spiritual development is a long journey of gradually stripping away attachments. But you have to be strict with yourself.” After I repeatedly studied this Fa teaching, I became aware that the purpose of coming to this human dimension is to return to the true self, not to live for emotions and feelings.
After settling down overseas, I spent plenty of time chatting with my schoolmates online. My parents kept using Master’s Fa teaching to help me realize the interference triggered by affection. Through regular Fa study, I scarcely contacted my schoolmates. Instead, I’ve spent more time cultivating Dafa.
Dispel Human Lust
Because of the pollution posed by ordinary society, I unknowingly followed the trend. I’d been accustomed to some attachments, but I didn't realize it. For instance, being obsessed with one's appearance, loving to dress up, making myself look attractive, so as to attract the attention of the opposite sex. This state lasted for a long time. Because I didn't realize that this was an attachment, nor did I realize that this human thought was not true self. As a result, it became stronger in my heart. I reckoned that it was normal to have love for the opposite sex, and I also think that I am a good boy with "dedicated affection", and I am better than other boys.
Master said in Zhuan Falun, “There are people who won’t even listen if you try to point out the error in their ways; and they really can’t see what’s wrong on their part. Some even think that they are better than others, since they see themselves through the distorted lens of modern values, which has altered their sense of right and wrong.”
A few days ago, through Master’s hint, I read a couple of sharing articles regarding removing lust. Then I felt enlightened. I became aware that you’re making karma once you are moved by lust. The Fa teaching points out that in cultivation practice, the first ordeal is to test if a cultivator can discard human lust. Every time we notice a thought being wrong, we need to have that purged. Master said in Cultivators’ Avoidances, Essentials for Further Advancement, “Those who are attached to lust are no different from wicked people. While reciting the scriptures, they even cast furtive glances; they are far from the Dao and are wicked, everyday people.” I keep using this part of Fa teaching to rectify my thoughts, not to let evil spirits take advantage of my loophole. As a result, I became less attached to lust.
Practice Dafa Diligently and Save People
When I met with friends from mainland China, I told the facts about Dafa to them, assisting them to examine the nature of CCP. Meanwhile, I helped those who accepted the truth to renounce CCP. I feel grateful for Master for giving me opportunities to carry out my mission.
Also, I got to know many little practitioners on online platform. Every time when I talked to them about my experience, I elevated.
Due to coronavirus lockdown, in-personal truth clarification had been seriously restricted. My parents and I started to go on RTC platform to make phone calls to China and help Chinese quit CCP.
When I first made the call, my hands could not help but to tremble. I tried to overcome my being nervous and to convey the truth to him. Finally he agreed to quit CCP, which made me happy. I was blessed and reinforced by Master, who guided me to break through such a big barrier.
Now I was rarely affected by the attachment of fear when making phone calls. Occasionally I will run into some miracles. Once I made a call to a southerner from mainland China. He couldn’t understand Mandarin, nor could he understand what I said. But I just wanted to save him; I kept telling the truth about Falun Gong over the phone. Then I gradually changed into a southern accent; I became very nervous. I could not figure that out how I was able to say this accent. Unexpectedly, he actually understood, and withdrew from the CCP.
It was Master who helped me. I feel thankful for Master’s giving me the wisdom to save people and to experience the miracle!
Value Our Time and Cultivate Myself Carefully
Why has our cultivation period been extended? This is because some practitioners were given opportunities to keep up with Fa-rectification progress. More importantly, we are expected to save people as many as we can.
Master said in The Knowing Heart, Essentials for Further Advancement II, “With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,” This Fa teaching made me understand that I would not be swayed by any hardship and I would be free of intention.
At the final stage of Fa-rectification, I aim to do well in Fa-study, to discard human notions, to drive out evil factors in my own dimension, to save more sentient beings and to move towards consummation.
Thank you, compassionate Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(2021 Canadian Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience-Sharing Conference)
Chinese version: https://www.zhengjian.org/node/269891