Each different thought brings different consequences. This is also one difference between gods and humans. I knew a practitioner who had a very severe sickness karma tribulation. He did not treat this with righteous thoughts and he did not understand it based on the Fa principles. Instead, he had human notions.

The doctor told him that surgery needed to be done as soon as possible because he already could not eat. When he planned to have the surgery done, the doctor told him again that his sickness was already in the last stage and he could not live long even if he had the surgery. Just when he couldn't decide whether to do the surgery or not, the practitioners close to him visited him. They studied the Fa with him and shared their cultivation experiences. A practitioner said to him frankly, "It is an illusion. It is not sickness." His wife said, "Even an everyday person who said 'Falun Dafa is good' sincerely was rewarded with good. Not to mention you, a person who has obtained the Fa." A practitioner who truly cultivates the Fa is supernormal. In addition, Teacher already considered us as gods a long time ago. How can humans cure gods? Also, gods will not get sick.

The practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts together for him to eliminate all the evil factors in his other dimensions and all the old forces' interference and persecution of him in other dimensions. He gradually firmed his righteous thoughts and his divine side woke up. He decided to leave the hospital and return to the path of cultivating the Fa.

The practitioners kindly helped him, studied the Fa with him, and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the interference behind him and all the persecution of him. Believing in Teacher and believing in the Fa, he started to eat liquid food and his state was better.

During Fa-study, he sincerely looked inward. He was a businessman. His business was good at that time and it was easy for him to earn money. He paid attention to the money too much. He wanted to pay the loan off for his son and then buy a better house for himself.

Teacher taught us,

"My coming here to the ordinary world is just like staying at a hotel. I'm only going to stay here a few days and then leave in a hurry. Some people just dread leaving this place, and they've forgotten their own homes." (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

He realized that because he had been so busy with his business, he had not studied the Fa well during the past few years and he basically did not practice the exercises. He thought sending truth-clarifying materials, passing out flyers, and clarifying the truth were all parts of cultivation. Teacher repeatedly told us to improve our xinxing diligently. He taught us in "Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference:""

"As I said, even if you quarreled over validating the Fa and saving sentient beings, or you heard some unpleasant comments, those were all for your improvement, because your improvement comes first. Without your improvement, nothing can be achieved, and that includes saving sentient beings. If you fail to improve and achieve Consummation, where will the sentient beings that you save go? Who will take them? Why not look at things that way?"

After studying the Fa, his mind was clear and he cried. He realized that he had not cultivated diligently over the past few years. He just did a little bit for Dafa but in the state of an everyday person. He was just a good person among everyday people. But he did not truly cultivate himself. He also understood that if practitioners did not study the Fa and advance diligently, did not cultivate their xinxing, and just did things with human notions, the evil would take advantage of this and use this as excuse to persecute the practitioners.

As Dafa practitioners, no matter what we encounter, we should look at it as a good chance to eliminate karma, get rid of attachments, improve our xinxing, and dissolve the evil. We need to use the Fa to measure everything and look at problems with righteous thoughts. We should firmly believe in Teacher and cultivate the Fa. We should walk the way that Teacher arranged for us, which is the most righteous and the best way.

After the group Fa-study and experience sharing, every practitioner improved his or her xinxing and understanding of Fa principles. We also realized that it was not a coincidence that a severe sickness karma tribulation happened near us. It told us that we all have some attachments to get rid of. Our lives were given by Teacher and were made by Dafa. This was a warning to all of us. The practitioners all looked inward and found their own attachments, such as human notions, laziness, and attachment to comfort. After we found out what our problems were, we cultivated diligently and did the three things well.

Our Fa-study group has consistently studied the Fa together, shared experiences, and sent forth righteous thoughts together every day. Over the past year, the practitioner who had the sickness karma tribulations got to where he could eat normally and his state is also good. It demonstrated the benefit of group Fa-study. It let the everyday people feel the magnificence of Dafa and they accepted Dafa. It also reminded us that, as long as we study the Fa well and cultivate diligently, we can change anything unrighteous. This is the mighty power of the Fa.

May 13, 2009