What Sentimentality Really Is
(Clearwisdom.net) An editor's note was added to the article, "The Way I Handle My Marriage (with editor's note)," published on the Clearwisdom website on March 6, 2007 (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/6/83268.html). The editor wrote: "From the perspective of beings' levels and cultivation, the cultivated parts of veteran practitioners are very strong and perfect. Their bodies and characters are at very high levels, whereas ordinary people and new practitioners are still at the level of the human world, or close to the level of the human world. They are still dominated by the human side, the side that has not been cultivated, and are filled with karma and muddy substances. We are living in the human world, so it is true we should think about how we should cultivate while conforming to the human way of life. Meanwhile, as cultivators, we should think more from Heaven's perspective. Gods show mercy toward human beings, yet they will not regard themselves as human. When a veteran practitioner marries an everyday person or a new practitioner, it is like a bond between a god and a human being. Will that happen in Heaven? We should all think about it rationally, so that we may do better in cultivating ourselves in the Fa in the final stage of Fa-rectification cultivation."
Based on the above, I would like to add to this understanding, related to things that I have seen from other dimensions.
In the second half of last year, I experienced emotional tribulations that I had never encountered since I began cultivation. Three peopleï¿½"both practitioners and non-practitionersï¿½"gave me hints about further developing our relationship into girlfriend-boyfriend. I often received hints in my dreams then, helping me understand the issue. In the following paragraphs I would like to share two dreams that I remember best.
I. Attached to sentimentality so much, a person has no regret over the miserable end to his life
In my dream was this beautiful scenic view of mountains and a lake with a different kind of waterï¿½"pink and of very high density. In my dream I clearly understood that the water was sentimentality. The lake was immense, and many people tried their best to move in the water, like in a heel-to-toe walking race. However, it was very difficult to move forward, probably due to the high density of the water. Many people sunk as they walked. There was one person whose body was torn into pieces as he walked. The only remaining consciousness attached to this body's one broken piece still wanted to see his loved one. Following his thought, that body piece flew over to his loved one and saw her. As a consequence, the person was nailed to a big mountain and lost his opportunity to cultivate again.
I had wings and was flying in the sky. When I saw what happened to people soaked in sentimentality I was so scared that I woke up. I told myself over and over that I would never be like that again.
II. An everyday person is covered by karma, just like being coated with mud
This new scene in my dream had a similar pond, filled with pink water. We were all soaked in the water, the bottom half in sentimentality. The person closest to me was an everyday person, the next one was a practitioner, as was the one furthest away. Their distances from me were comparable to the degrees that I liked them. I held a rope in my hand. The other end of the rope was tied to a boat. I was so silly that I walked in the water instead of staying on the boat. When I saw the everyday person I liked the most, I was almost scared to walk with my back toward him. His body was covered by karma, like just having been pulled from mud. He was covered by very thick, black mudï¿½"he was filthy. When I walked to the veteran practitioner, his body was white and shining, but still soaked in the water. After several tribulations I finally understood that I should sit in the boat and leave the water of sentimentality. Amazing things happened after I stepped into the small bamboo boatï¿½"it was small but could move forward very fast.
I seldom share on the Internet what I have experienced in other dimensions. On the one hand I am afraid that others will think that I am showing off; on the other hand I worry about my own limited level, since I know what I see is not the whole picture, either.
Since 2007, Fa-rectification has entered a new stage since. Master gave me hints from other dimensions to wake up those who have fallen behind, those who have not reached their predestined levels.
I told those practitioners I had encountered in other dimensions that time waits for no one and to catch up with the progress of Fa-rectification! However, they paid little attention to me and ignored the fundamentals of cultivation. Therefore, I decided to write down what I have seen to share with fellow practitioners, hoping that we can all cultivate diligently and improve together.