My Enlightenment Experiences After Overcoming A Series of Recent Tribulations
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Dafa practitioner who has access to the Internet in Mainland China. During recent days while doing Dafa work I encountered inexplicable problems with the Internet. Examples include termination of the connection and inability to reconnect for long periods of time, power outages, computer lockup, loss of data and others.
I calmed myself and thought deeply to eventually find the cause of my problems. It was my attachment to making the most use of my time and thus not paying attention to studying the Fa, practicing the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts. Due to the high work volume, I often worked hard but forgot to practice the exercises and to send forth righteous thoughts. I realized the seriousness of the problem after reading Master's new article and running into a series of tribulations.
I took care of the problem very quickly and my work efficiency also improved. It was really unimaginable - it took me only one day to finish the work that previously would have taken at least three or four days. I really felt the power of the Fa. After Fa study, practicing the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts, I gained more time rather than losing any, since I was being able to work more efficiently.
Master Li tells us, "It is not a job, but cultivation practice." [from Essentials for Further Advancement] Being unable to break out of ordinary people's rigid way of thinking is one form of not stepping out of everyday people's level. "However, we should act from higher levels to treat problems." [unofficial translation] We should not deal with problems in the same way as everyday people. The smooth flow and success of our work depends on the factors that are behind our efforts to help Master rectifying the Fa, and also depend on our own realm and state.
After we cultivated to a higher realm, we could realize how funny our previous thinking was. This is also a reflection of our constantly improving levels. Here is an example: Before we went to Tiananmen Square to rectify the Fa, we would tell fellow practitioners that we must come back safely, not allow any evil to persecute us and that we would find a chance to get out of prison. In fact, beyond this level of thinking we did find that we tacitly approved of the evil persecution because we thought we would be arrested by helping Master with Fa-rectification.
I would also like to remind fellow practitioners that it is necessary to be cautious when doing Dafa work. I noticed on many occasions that if I missed just a little bit of detail or forgot to say one more word, it would cause unnecessary loss to the work.
I wrote all these words from my heart. They reflect my present enlightenment after improving my realm. A couple of days ago I would have thought writing down my enlightenment was a waste.
Let's do what Master told us in the Fa: we should go on with more wisdom, and more clarity.