The Relationship Between Sickness Karma and Attachments
In the final stage of the Fa-rectification, I see that some fellow practitioners are still being bothered by sickness karma to different degrees, and some have even been in this state for a very long time. Here I would like to talk about this issue with examples of my husband and myself.
- Since last Christmas, I couldn't turn over in bed due to sharp pains in my
lower back, similar in feeling to the torture of electric shock. This
symptom was relieved a little after I sent forth righteous thoughts, but it
wasn't recovered thoroughly. This July, the same karmic state appeared again
all of a sudden. At that time, I finally found the cause --- a very strong
attachment to enjoying leisure activities. The first time the sickness karma
was caused by my thought that I wanted to have some fun during the Christmas
break. The Fa is serious. In the last stage of Fa-rectification that is
processing quickly, how could I be still addicted to playing and enjoying
the so-called happiness in the human world as a future cosmic Lord and King?
Couldn't the old forces take advantage of my loophole to persecute me?
Realizing this made me sweat immediately and this attachment was gone
- A few months ago, my husband's nose bled without any reason. Because it was only a minor illness we didn't pay much attention to it. A little while ago we had a small experience sharing conference in our local area. That morning, his nose bled severely. In the afternoon session of the conference, his nose bled again. Seeing his situation, I said, "Your state is abnormal. How could a Dafa practitioner bleed without a reason? There must be a reason. From the perspective of everyday people, a bleeding nose is due to there being too much internal fire (heat), and isn't this to remind you that your xinxing hasn't been improved in this aspect?" My husband thought for a while and said, "After lunch, I did argue with a fellow practitioner for half an hour." He still wasn't clear about Fa-rectification. Master said in Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference, "maybe it wouldn't work if I didn't use a heavy hammer." So I criticized him severely. I then asked, "Then what is the cause of this morning's bleeding?" He replied, "You forgot, we just fought with each other last night." Three days later, when a practitioner fell asleep while sending forth righteous thoughts in the group Fa-study, my husband criticized her without mercy. Another practitioner said, "It is alright for us to point out others' faults, but we should be careful about our attitude." My husband shut up immediately. Five minutes later, my husband suddenly stood up and went to the kitchen covering his nose. But this time he was perfectly fine after a couple of minutes. On the way back home that day, he told me, "Yeah, it is lucky for me to have enlightened earlier and only to have said a few words, otherwise my nose would have bled for the whole night."
My husband and I have come a long way to gain a better understanding on the relationship between sickness karma and attachments. Whenever any incorrect things happened, we should always seek reasons inside, especially in these final stages of the Fa-rectification. The old forces have been eliminated thoroughly; we should keep purifying ourselves and rectifying any part of us which has not assimilated to the Fa. The old forces try to cause trouble, but the main reasons still come from our own selves.
This is only my personal understanding. Please correct me with your compassion if I am wrong.