When Xinxing is Upgraded, The Power of Dafa is Revealed
(Clearwisdom.net) I began practicing Falun Gong in May 2007. Recalling my cultivation path for the last two years, I find it hard to express how I feel in words. I had a joyous feeling in the beginning of my cultivation, but I suffered mental pain when I underwent xinxing tests. In the beginning, I had only a superficial understanding of the Fa. As I continued to study, I began to understand the Fa more deeply and experience the boundlessness and profoundness of Dafa. I then truly experienced the happiness of a being who has obtained the Fa and was saved! I must not miss this eternal predestined relationship! No words can express my gratitude towards our benevolent Teacher.
Here, I wish to share with fellow practitioners a personal experience on my cultivation path.
By August 2007, I had cultivated in Dafa for two months. My family decided to buy an LCD television. We spent 9,000 yuan to buy the TV. When the set was delivered, I found there were two bright spots on the screen. When I sat far away from the screen, I didn't notice the spots, but I thought that since I had spent so much money to buy a brand name TV, there shouldn't been any defects with the screen. I called the salesman right away to demand a replacement. The salesman told me that as long as there were fewer than three bright spots, it conformed to the quality requirement. No matter what he said, I insisted on having it replaced. However, his boss said it couldn't be exchanged. He was caught in a difficult situation and he started to sweat, but I still wouldn't compromise. Even now, I can remember his helpless expression. Later, I saw a display model identical to the set I bought. I told the salesman that I wanted the set if there wasn't any problem with it. I was satisfied when I got the display model home.
By May 2008, I had cultivated for one year. The television had problems again. There was a green line about 10 centimeters long that appeared on the screen. Right away I called the service department. The serviceman told me that I would need to have the screen replaced. When the serviceman found that the serial number on the set differed from that on the warranty card, he said that he couldn't do the repair. I quickly called the salesman and explained to him what had happened. He remembered me and told me that he would need to request a new warranty card from the manufacturer and that he would send the warranty to me later. I waited for two more weeks for the warranty card to arrive and another two weeks for the repair. It took almost two months to get it done. Having gone through these troubles, I still didn't think of myself as a cultivator and only felt I wasn't so lucky.
Not too long after, another problem appeared. Some thin white horizontal lines appeared on the contour of people or scenery on the screen. I still didn't realize what was happening to me, but I could vaguely feel there was something behind it. I thought that if I hadn't replaced the original set, there wouldn't have been so many problems. One evening, the color of the left side of the screen changed. By then the warranty had expired. I suddenly realized the whole problem. It was karmic retribution.
I didn't consider myself a cultivator during this whole affair. I only thought of my own interest and fought for it. I didn't have any consideration for others and I did not meet the requirements of the Fa. After realizing this, I told my wife over the phone: "It was retribution. I am a cultivator and I didn't act according to the Fa." My wife wasn't convinced and she asked me, "Were you already a cultivator when you bought the set?" I said,"Yes, I began cultivation in May." She didn't say anything further. After I realized the problem with my mindset, a miracle happened and the TV hasn't had any problems since.
From this incident, I gained new insights into the Fa and found the problem with my own mindset. As my xinxing is upgraded, I realize the boundlessness of the Fa and have gained a deeper understanding.
"'The Buddha Fa' is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science. In order to explore this domain, humankind must fundamentally change its conventional thinking. Otherwise, the truth of the universe will forever remain a mystery to humankind, and everyday people will forever crawl within the boundary delimited by their own ignorance." (Zhuan Falun)
The phrase "humankind must fundamentally change its conventional thinking" has echoed in my mind for a long time.