Eliminating the Attachment to Shame
(Clearwisdom.net) Six months ago, I was not studying the Fa well and had to spend lots of time changing jobs, so my cultivation was not solid. This made me feel ashamed and very sad when I did Dafa work. I did not realize this was an attachment that needed to be eliminated.
I felt this way for a long time. One night I had a dream, in which I saw Teacher sitting in front of me saying, "You are attached to shame." I asked, "Teacher, am I really attached to shame?" Teacher answered, "Yes, you are. I cannot say much more, since you have to cultivate."
When I woke up, I realized that my attachment to shame was a big hurdle. As Teacher answered in "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference:"
"Question: You've said that everything of today's human society was brought about by Dafa disciples' thoughts. I often find that my own attachments have caused things to turn out even worse. May I ask Master how to break free from this?
"Teacher: It's not a big deal if you haven't done well. Just do things well next time and try to find out where the problem was. There's a prominent phenomenon in you folks' cultivation, which is, after you haven't done something well, you're only overwhelmed with regret, and you don't do it over. If you regret it too much then that's another attachment. Once you've done something wrong, seen where it was wrong, and recognized it, then do it well next time, do it over. If you trip and fall, and just keep lying there instead of getting up, (audience laughs) then that's no good."
During this last stage of the Fa rectification, we must eliminate all our attachments. The old forces can exploit any of our remaining attachments to interfere with Fa rectification. Therefore, we must study the Fa well and do the three things solidly to be worthy of our title of Fa-rectification-period disciples.