The Power of Looking Within and Cooperating As One Body
(Clearwisdom.net) A recent incident has allowed me to witness the wonder of Falun Dafa and made me believe more firmly in Teacher and Dafa. I would like to share this with fellow practitioners today, only for your reference.
At noon on August 6, Practitioner Mr. A received a call from Practitioner Ms. B, who wanted to share some cultivation experiences.
Ms. B helped Practitioner C to rent a house. Several days after Mr. C received the key, he was not satisfied with the house. He then went to the owner of the house to ask for a refund. The owner said, "I don't have the money right now. You can give me the key, and I will refund you the money after I rent out the house and get the money." Mr. C then gave him the key. Later Mr. C called Ms. B about this. Ms. B didn't say anything, but her heart was in turmoil: 270 yuan had already been paid to the agency. It would never be refunded because the key had been handed in. It was a small amount of money, but why did C turn in the key before the owner refunded him the rental fee? How could he get the money back? B just couldn't stand it, so she called Mr. A, hoping to get some comfort. Mr. A said, "You can't be angry, nor can you be attached to material things. You're too materialistic. Teacher said,
"The more materialistic a person is, the more so his thoughts and
understandings are trapped in this 'reality,' and the more he is within this
'reality.'" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa
Conference") Mr. A continued, "No matter what happened, you can't let
this trap you. You can't be angry, even if you don't get the money back. This is
our cultivation. We should keep helping him--that is what we do in this
realm." Ms. B opened her heart after she understood it from the perspective
of the Fa.
At around 3:00 p.m., Ms. B called Mr. A again, hoping to get help to send forth righteous thoughts. Mr. A immediately told us, "Ms. B said she was going to a fellow practitioner's home for Fa study. Let's send forth righteous thoughts for her." Mr. A sent forth righteous thoughts for about 40 minutes the first time we did it together that afternoon. I noticed that he looked very serious, different than usual. For the 5:00 p.m. time designated to send for righteous thoughts globally, he sent forth righteous thoughts for about 20 minutes. After he finished this time, Mr. A started smiling again as usual. His celestial eye opened, so he could see things in other dimensions. We asked him what had happened. He said that he would let us know that evening at Ms. B's home. At that moment, she called him and said that she had arrived home safely.
We went to Ms. B's home that evening. She said, "I suddenly felt chilly all over. I felt as though cold air was coming out of my heart, the same as I felt when I was persecuted in earlier years. I still kept sending forth righteous thoughts, but my heart started beating faster. I was not steady. Later I thought this wasn't correct. Where did the wild heartbeat come from? I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Teacher is here. The Fa is here. What is there to be afraid of? My heart should remain steady. I kept on sending forth righteous thoughts until I no longer felt the cold. I thought of calling you for help. How were you feeling?"
Mr. A said, "At first the power was not strong while I was sending forth righteous thoughts. Then I thought of Teacher's Fa:
'Regardless of how their actions manifest, whether beings interfere with Fa-rectification by upholding the principles of the old cosmos or simply are evil, as long as they play a negative role in Fa-rectification and toward Dafa disciples, they are all what I call "the evil." Since the cosmos is changing and innumerable sentient beings are to be saved in the process of such a huge cosmic body being changed, any beings that come to interfere are committing a heinous and unpardonable sin.' ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")
"Then I said to myself, 'Even if fellow practitioners have loopholes, the evil beings aren't allowed to interfere. Whoever interferes is committing a sin. The process of our cultivation is that of changing ourselves and rectifying ourselves. Whoever interferes will be eliminated.' Having clearly understood the Fa, I felt my righteous thoughts were getting stronger and stronger. I could feel clearly that my energy was getting stronger, too. After a while it was overwhelming. I saw evil beings in other dimensions occupying an entire residential building, with the upper level full of evil beings, rotten ghosts, and evil specters, and the lowest level full of evil police and plainclothes agents. I began eliminating them immediately, until I saw from my realm the elements of the old forces, who manipulated the interference, being destroyed. After 40 minutes, when I saw Ms. B and her surrounding dimensions clear and transparent, I knew that she was no longer in danger. At 5:00 p.m. we sent forth righteous thoughts again, and then we knew that she was safe."
Ms. B nodded and said, "Yes. On the surface, a fellow practitioner was followed. About 20 people including police officers and staff members from the street office surrounded the building. People were standing along the corridor, upstairs and downstairs. Coincidently, a fellow practitioner was outside and he reminded us to send forth righteous thoughts. At that moment, I had the feeling of what I just described. After a while, the police sent a person to knock at our door. I ignored him and continued sending forth righteous thoughts, though my heart wasn't steady. I felt much better after talking to you on the phone. Gradually, I felt that I was getting more steady and my righteous thoughts were getting stronger and stronger. They all dispersed later. After the practitioner who was followed left, we studied the Fa together for a while. I came back home before 6:00 p.m. so I could catch the 6:00 p.m. time to send forth righteous thoughts. I called you as soon as I got home, just to let you now that I was safe."
Mr. A said, "If you hadn't passed the two tests this morning, then you wouldn't have been that steady." Ms. B asked "How are they related?" Mr. A quoted Teacher:
"When you meet with a little bit of hardship or a little something here and there, you can't make it through. And when eventually it accumulates to a very large amount, it becomes a major test, and that test is one you can't pass without letting go of [the attachment to your] life. What could be done, then?" ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")
Mr. A continued by saying, "If you didn't let go of the attachment to the matter, it would continue to surface in your mind while you studied the Fa in the afternoon. You couldn't be calm even when you sent forth righteous thoughts. How could you then have gong? How could you then have the power to eliminate the evil?"
Ms. B nodded and told us, "Actually, I had an appointment with a fellow practitioner this morning, but she called me and said she couldn't meet me because she was being followed. I happened to meet her in the market. She was explaining the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong while she was shopping. I stood beside her, sending forth righteous thoughts for her. At the entrance to the market, she told me who was following her, then went home. My heart was not moved. I followed that person, trying to find out if he was really had been following her. After a while, I heard the person call his partner, saying, 'She went home.' Having confirmed that he was following her, I sent forth righteous thoughts beside him for a while, then went home myself. But my heart was moved by the issue of the house rental. Actually, it was a test. I received a call as soon as I got home and was told that the rental fee had been refunded."
Ms. B smiled and said, "If we were not clear about what happened, were not able to let go of personal notions, and remained on the level of qi, I don't know what could have happened. It could have meant success for the evil."
I enlightened to several points due to the above incident. The first point is the power of righteous thoughts. The persecution is not at the level of human beings. As long as the evil beings in other dimensions are eliminated, there will be nothing here in this dimension. The second point is the power of cooperation as one body. Recently, evil beings from everywhere have come out in full force. Some practitioners have been moved, however, creating an excuse for the evil elements from other dimensions to persecute us. When we cooperate with each other and make improvements together, we form an unshakable one body. The evil beings are then afraid as soon as they see us. The evil beings that run away slower will be eliminated. Who dares to persecute us, then? The third point is that we should not accumulate attachments. We should eliminate attachments immediately, as soon as we are aware of them. No matter what happens, we need to look within as long as we find ourselves to be moved. Don't find faults with others. There must be something for you to discard. If you can't let go of those attachments, the burden will become heavier. How can you then make it through to the end? Teacher said:"...it's actually because the old forces insist on testing Dafa disciples' xinxing that they've done this. That's definitely the case. If it weren't, this definitely wouldn't have happened." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
Please correct me with mercy if I said anything inappropriate in my sharing.