PureInsight | January 2, 2022
Greetings, compassionate Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
What is meaning of the word “cultivation practice”? Master tells us in The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection, “Dafa requires both cultivation and exercises, with cultivation taking priority over the exercises”. It has been 22 years since I obtained the Fa, and I have also experienced countless so-called big and small tests, such as illness karma, xinxing conflicts, and tribulations. I must be improved along the way. Cultivation is serious! I did not even think of why this tribulation was so fierce and continuous as the three major continuous tribulations. I would like to share with fellow practitioners. A fellow practitioner came to my house to study the Fa on Tuesday. It seemed that Master used this fellow practitioner’s mouth to enlighten me. She said if I did not find the most fundamental attachment, it would be more than just these three tribulations. The evil will change appearance; endless different situations will put you in a tribulation. The words from fellow practitioner have also shown me the gap on my studying and cultivating. Therefore, I should look inward!
The following is my sharing on the three tribulations I have recently experienced. If there are any shortcomings, please compassionately correct me!
Firstly, I had a high fever for two days. It didn’t stop, and the temperature was so high that my mentality was unstable, but I still did the three things without stopping. The thoughts that came up in my mind that I am going to die. Soon I realized that I was a Dafa practitioner. I thought that we have Fa and Master, Dafa disciples will be under the control of Master. What am I afraid of? How did other people cultivate, some disciples said, “What’s there to fear? My body would still sit there even with my head cut off.” (Huge Exposure from Essentials for Further Advancement). What is so scary about me in comparison! By the middle of the night of the next day, I still couldn't fall asleep, and my high fever did not go away. I just meditated in bed and did the exercises. I could not calm down, and the same thoughts appeared in my head, “I am really dying!” I apologized to Master. I was able to cultivate the Dafa of the universe in this life. I couldn’t cultivate such a good Dafa. I am really an inferior disciple, and I still make Master worry about me all the time! Master, please forgive me!
I have encountered disease karma that I cannot go through before, and I will call Master to save me! But now I think that it’s my Master who has taken too much responsibility for me. I cannot ask Master anymore. I just came up with the thought of "Righteous thoughts" in Hong Yin IV, "Swift like lightning, soaring to cosmic heights. Mighty like a thunderbolt, reaching beyond heavens. Sweeping across the cosmos, no place untouched. Eliminating altogether all that’s decayed and deviant." Keep memorizing, I don’t know how long I have memorized, but my mind keeps telling me that I am about to die has changed, saying that I am saved, my body's fever has gone, like a dramatic change, and the powerful Fa is once again reflected in me. Master wrote in The Master-Disciple Bond from Hong Yin II, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide.” Tears burst into my eyes, and I am grateful to Master for saving me again! I lost three kilograms of weight in these two days!
The second time was after I finished making phone calls while sitting in front of the computer. It was about ten o’clock in the morning and I had not made breakfast yet. The moment I was about to stand up, my head was dizzy, my eyes were blurred, and I couldn’t see. At that time, I sent forth strong righteous thoughts. I thought, "I have Master and I have Fa, no one can touch me." I started to eliminate all evil, black hands, rotten ghosts, communists, and evil spirits that interfere with the persecution, completely disintegrate all-encompassing and omissions, and at the same time recite the righteous mantra: "the Fa (Fa) rectifies (zheng) the Cosmos (qian kun); the Evil (xie e) is completely (quan) eliminated (mie)." I said, “The eyes are mine. Give them back to me. I have to walk. No one has the right to persecute me.” Without stopping, I walked out to the kitchen and my tribulation was gone. I couldn't help but shed tears of excitement. Thank you, Master! Thank you, Dafa!
The third time is when a practitioner has been in trouble for some time. I continued to care, calling and communicating with her. I also knew where she was mistaken in the communication. As she said that her righteous thoughts were not as strong as mine, I was trapped in it unknowingly, and the old forces took advantage of me. Suddenly, my hips cannot sit on a chair and my body hurts. My right knee swells. The situation is similar as the practitioner. It was difficult for me to walk to the market to buy vegetables, and I sweated all the time. I can feel the suffering of the practitioner. No wonder she must mention tearing every time to describe her pain, but I didn't realize it and acquiesced in all her suffering.
I must look inward, why I have been in trouble for a short period of months, recalling the three tribulations so fiercely, one after another emerged. Where did I go wrong? The old forces came to me to explore my big loophole. The moment I had to go to bed at that night, I heard buzzing in my head and an idea came to my mind: Do not use human sentimentality to care for fellow practitioners, it does not mean you do not care them if your heart does not move. You are tempted to feel the pain of fellow practitioners. Why did you get caught by the tribulation? Didn't you bring it to yourself? Didn't you ask for it yourself! I also acquiesced to the tearing pain like her. At that time, my head became sober, and I quickly cleared my unrighteous thoughts and denied the arrangement of old forces. I kept reciting the Fa in my heart. Then, suddenly I got relaxed, my knees were recovered, and my butt was not painful when sitting on a chair. It is so amazing just like a magic.
Thanks Master for taking care of us. This time I also thank my fellow practitioners for helping me to understand better what righteous thoughts are. In the past, I would call Master to save me. Now I will look inward first. Looking inward is a magic tool, and I have started to study the Fa more and memorize the Fa. Do the three things well, save more people, and do not give up this precious platform whether the phone is answered or not. The above is the sublimation of my enlightenment in my tribulations. I have a mission to assist Master in the Fa-rectification. We need righteous thoughts, positive energy, and no negative things. We have such a great Master and such a great Fa, so what are we afraid of? If the heart of believing in Master and Fa does not waver, you can pass through any tribulations. Finally, let us encourage each other with Master’s words in the Rational and Awake from Hong Yin II, "Pause for a moment of self-reflection, and increase your righteous thoughts. Thoroughly analyze your shortcomings, and progress with renewed diligence".
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!
Chinese version: https://www.zhengjian.org/node/270535