Improve as a Whole and Take the Last Leg of the Journey with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) First, I want to voice my appreciation to our great Teacher who continuously saves me mercifully and painstakingly. My gratitude cannot be expressed in words. In the last almost ten years I have cultivated, these are the words I have most wanted to say and never wrote in an experience sharing before. From the beginning of my cultivation until now, it is only because of Masters hints to me all along the way that I could make it through.
Take the Last Leg of the Journey with Righteous Thoughts and Conduct; Believing in Master and the Fa
When I read in the Minghui Weekly that a practitioners reciting the article "Eliminating the Evil" played a very good role, I took Teacher's recent articles to my company and used idle time to read them out loud to clean the field. One day, a colleague came to my office. At that time, there were a lot of people in the office. Right after he sat down, he said words that were disrespectful to Dafa. I was vigilant at once and suddenly I remembered Masters words: "I am saving all sentient beings, but those who don't want to have a future nonetheless cannot be allowed to destroy sentient beings' opportunity for salvation" (from "Eliminating the Evil"). The person shut his mouth at once. He left after a while.
I also used the idle time at my company to clarify the truth to the retired bosses. At the critical moment when I was clarifying the truth to a retired leader, a cell phone rang. My colleague said my boss was looking for me. I realized this was inference and told my colleague to go meet him. I did not leave my post without authorization and did not violate the regulations, so immediately I asked Master to help me clean the evil factors in other spaces. I continued to clarify the facts to the retired leader until she understood the truth and I helped her to quit the communist party.
Promote Improving and Upgrading as a Whole and Doing The Three Things Well
One time, I came across a fellow practitioner I had not seen for seven to eight years. In our sharing experiences, the fellow practitioner discussed cultivating away the problem of lacking compassion by requiring her each thought and idea to assimilate to Dafa and so on. I was speechless. I really did not think carefully over my each thought and idea and the attachments hiding behind them. Since then, as the fellow practitioner said, I remember what Master said in Zhuan Falun:
"For us cultivators conflicts come up suddenly. So what should we do? If you always keep a compassionate heart, and a peaceful state of mind, when you run into problems youll handle them well because it will give you space as a buffer."
Thus, I found my thoughts had not reached Masters requirement. Usually, as soon as my personal interests were hit upon, I blew up. I knew it was a mistake, but I did not say "sorry" and was concerned about saving face. When I failed to keep an appointment with fellow practitioners, I did not have the courage to admit my attachment and so on. I was afraid of this and that. Imperceptibly, I allowed myself to carry layers of baggage.
Master said in "Teaching the Fa in Canada, 2006":
"Say you went up to the heavens with a lot of karma and were hauling along a huge load of baggage, how could that be permitted? I have to set up certain tests for you and have you let go of those attachments of yours, have you get rid of all that baggage."
I must achieve improvement from tribulations in my daily life and must strictly follow Dafa in doing each thing and in acting on each thought. In the past several years, I "formed the habit of following others," so I always pursued after the practitioners whom I thought had high-level character and good enlightenment. Now I realize this and I do not pursue them because I have a mirror in my heart, which is Dafa. I must use Dafa to judge when I see, hear, and want to do anything. I take every step well and righteously.
I have the warmth of doing things for Dafa. One time, in a dream, I saw a group of people disciplined by bad people. I visited them. When I left, I told them: "I hope you get out soon." All of them said, "Good." When I woke up, I realized that many practitioners mistakenly stayed in the realm of everyday people and had not stepped out. If I heard or saw that someone did not persevere, I must look for him and help him study the Fa and truly cultivate a bit faster to change from a human to a divine state.
A fellow practitioner whom I had only met one time contacted me. I met her over my lunch break. After listening to her explain her situation, I told her to study the Fa more, do the three things well and truly cultivate according to her conditions. The fellow practitioner said some fellow practitioners around her practiced on and off, and they did not stress sending forth righteous thoughts. I thought that my hearing about this was not accidental. I asked her to set up a time to meet everyone. When I went there, I thought to myself on the way: "I have to ask them to take the Fa as Teacher; each thought should be in accordance with Dafa and I must not use my own understanding to limit everybody." After we met, we studied the Fa and shared experiences together. Some said what I said was very good. I said you must take the Fa as Teacher and pay attention to your thoughts. Everyone has attachments yet to give up. All of us are cultivators.
From then on, if some practitioner needed materials, I would take them to their door. If a practitioner was eliminating sickness karma and needed help, I would visit him to study the Fa and share experiences together. If I did not understand what to do, I would discuss with other practitioners and then do it. One practitioner was just released from detention. Some practitioners were not willing to contact her. I thought: "She firmly cultivated Dafa. Master has not given up on her, so I have no justification not to take care of her." I kept taking her Masters new lectures and each issue of Minghui Weekly. Sometimes I was afraid, so I walked and sent forth righteous thoughts at the same time. Through encouraging each other and studying the Fa with a peaceful mind, the practitioner improved. She also helped me to meet other practitioners who did not persevere, encouraged practitioners who practiced on and off, and took care of two young disciples in her family. Dafa disciples are one body and should strengthen the righteous factors unceasingly, dissolve all unrighteous factors, and coordinate amongst ourselves. Thus we can become indestructible. Evil will not be able to take advantage of our loopholes; it will disintegrate.
Finally, lets use Masters words to encourage each other and let us together unceasingly persevere on the road of cultivation.
"Master: There are also such people among veteran disciples. And the most outstanding evidence of that is that they always compare themselves with humans and with their own past, but fail to examine themselves with the requirements of the Fa at different levels." ("A Dialogue With Time" from Essentials For Further Advancement).