Practicing Cultivation According to the Characteristic of the Universe
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Zhou Ziming. Before I began practicing Falun Dafa, I always used low quality wheat, which was created by sifting bad wheat and dirt into the grain I sold to the state during the wheat harvesting season. This year, my thinking changed since I am now a Falun Dafa practitioner. In Zhuan Falun, Master requires us to:
"Practice cultivation according to the characteristic of the universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren. You must completely dispose of the desires of ordinary people, immoral thoughts, and the intention of wrongdoing."
I realized that I should not do those things which cause me to lose virtue. What should I do then? I kept the low quality wheat for myself and handed over the high quality wheat to the state.
Also, when the sold grain was poured into the warehouse, one of the workers who is my friend helped me pour the wheat into it. He deliberately left about six pounds of wheat in each bag and gave them back to me with a meaningful glance, giving me a hint to quickly take the bags to the vehicle. Seeing this, I immediately told him, "No, we can't do this" I quickly poured the wheat out of the bags and into the warehouse. I thought that was what I should do as a Falun Dafa practitioner.
At the upper end of my contracted land, there were about eight families who used the irrigation system there. The water flushed a big opening in the road, and a few carts of dirt were needed to fix it. Although I did not do my irrigation there, I didn't think it was a good idea for people to walk on it. Since I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, I should do things according to how Master taught us and consider others first when doing things. I used the dirt to fill in the big opening in the road. Later, some people commented with a sarcastic tone, "There truly are people living like Lei Feng." I smiled after I heard this, thinking that it is very difficult for ordinary people to understand the views of practitioners.
After studying the Fa for over six months, I now understand that a practitioner should follow the characteristics of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
April 28, 1998