Understanding the "Attachment Resurgence" Phenomenon
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, many Falun Dafa practitioners have been very confused about a new phenomenon. The attachments that they had eliminated in the past have come back and appear to be worse than before. After having repeatedly studied Master's "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston," I have gained a little better understanding of this phenomenon and would like to share my understanding with fellow practitioners.
Master said, "The reason is, your surface, which is still assimilating to the Fa, needs to be constantly improved, and as you constantly improve, the things that you need to cultivate away have to be arranged for. Every realm has its own state of being. If you remain stagnant, you definitely won't be able to keep up with the Fa-rectification." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston") I have realized that the recently appearing "attachment resurgence" phenomenon is because our cultivation has entered a new phase. These bad thoughts are precisely what Master has left for us in the new realm, so that we can use them to validate Dafa in the human world, and they are also what we have to cultivate away during the Fa-rectification. These bad attachments appear to be the same as those that had been eliminated during our individual cultivation in the past, but in reality they come from a different realm and are made of particles of different sizes. The closer our cultivation is to the surface dimension, the worse the attachments appear to be; yet in the meantime, their resistance to elimination has lessened since these attachments no longer have roots. As long as we cultivate diligently and make solid progress, we can quickly eliminate these attachments.
These reappearing manifestations have been quite severe recently. This is partially due to the evil's persecution. Master said, "Let me tell you, no matter how well you've cultivated, as long as you still have everyday people's attachments, those are what demons can use, and when you're not paying attention they can be used at any moment." "The best way to deal with this situation is for Dafa disciples to walk their paths righteously, to try their best not to let the evil or the old forces take advantage of their gaps, and to solidify their righteous thoughts. The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
During the Fa-rectification process, the evil takes advantage of and greatly reinforces these reappearing attachments. It is very difficult for us to notice, and they attempt to use these attachments to control practitioners, leading us to do things that we should not do, and finally drop down. The current of Fa-rectification is sweeping through the surface dimensions, and the evil to be eliminated is manifesting its last frenzied madness to take advantage of Dafa disciples' reappearing attachments. Therefore we must maintain strong righteous thoughts and not slack off.
We should be able to understand this "attachment resurgence" phenomenon from the perspective of the Fa and quickly eliminate our attachments. We should study the Fa diligently, purify ourselves, and save sentient beings.
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