Having Faith in Master and the Fa During Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) When I try my best to do the three things well, I am truly enlightened to the fact that every word Master says is definitely the most upright truth. If we can follow what Master tells us to do and truly trust Master and the Fa, our paths in cultivation will become clearer and the environment for cultivation will become better.
When the evil first started to severely persecute Dafa disciples, I could not persist in Fa-study with a calm mind and I clarified the truth with an ordinary person's mindset. When I was doing things related to Dafa, I could not understand the principles of the Fa that Master taught, and thus I was taken advantage of by the evil and suffered persecution. In the article "In Fa-Rectification Your Thoughts Have to be Righteous, Not Human" Master says:
"During the tribulation, you've taken the persecution of Dafa disciples by evil beings in this cosmos using bad people to be human acts..."
Now, under Master's merciful protection, I am strict with myself and cultivate diligently. As I am continually studying the Fa with a calm heart, Master constantly gives me hints that make me see my fundamental attachments, and I feel that now I am truly cultivating in Dafa.
I can still remember the first time I went out to deliver Dafa truth-clarifying materials. When I heard someone's dog barking, my heart could not stop pounding. I was so afraid of being found out by others. I walked back and forth and was afraid to deliver the materials. However, I soon realized that the fear of delivering and posting truth-clarifying materials was not me, myself. I am a Dafa disciple in the Fa-Rectification period. Master told me to save the world's people. If I want to be Master's disciple, I must follow what Master has told us to do. Master told us in his article "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People,"
"Saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you."
Later as I clarified the truth, I used Master's Fa to guide me. With righteous thoughts and righteous actions, I used all kinds of methods to save people. On the days when I had studied the Fa with a calm mind and had upright thoughts, my deliveries went smoothly. When my mind was not righteous and not on the Fa, I would experience difficulties.
I now understand why Master asked us to do the three things well. He wants us to cultivate ourselves to "attain the right enlightenment of selflessness and altruism." During cultivation, we should get rid of all of our human attachments. When I do the three things well, I see that a lot of my attachments are automatically removed, especially my attachment to cultivating for my fellow practitioners. When confronted by their attachments, I used to use the Fa to hide my own attachments. Now I understand the principle of the Fa from Master's poem "No Obstacles" and I have given up those attachments. I truly realized that when we do the three things well, we are denying and eliminating the old forces' arrangements, and the evil automatically dies. Then the environment for our cultivation becomes better. The more we cultivate ourselves, the calmer we will feel. As long as we believe in the Fa and Master, the road of our cultivation will become clearer to us.