Getting Rid of My Fear, Taking the Fa as the Teacher, and Correcting My Cultivation Path
Dear fellow practitioners,
I would like to share how I have strictly taken the Fa as Teacher.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. In the beginning, I always understood the Fa superficially, so my understanding was always different from my actions. Sometimes I even doubted the Fa. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, I knew it would not be wrong to follow the Fa, but I just did not dare to step forward. There was a gap between my understanding and my actions. I did not realize the gravity of the situation, and I became more afraid. I became so fearful that I lost faith in Teacher and the Fa. It pained my heart terribly. I even thought of giving up cultivation, but I could not do it for the fear of getting eliminated. I became more selfish, and consequently the interference and tribulations I experienced increased. I was so scared that I became irrational.
After reading Teacher's "Touring North America to Teach the Fa," I cleared my mind, let go of my attachments, and reread the Fa with a pure heart, unlike before. I thought, "I must understand Teacher's Fa."
"There are two circumstances in which they can't touch a Dafa disciple. One is that he is rock-solid. They don't dare touch him, because they know at that time that if this disciple has taken a righteous path and conducted himself well and someone still dares to persecute him, it doesn't matter that they're the old forces or what the old principles are--I absolutely won't spare them. There are countless righteous Gods by my side, too! And I also have countless Law Bodies who do Fa-rectification. My only concern is that Dafa disciples themselves won't be firm inside; when there's some kind of attachment, some kind of fear, or what not, then the old forces see it and take advantage of the omissions and persecute them. And if a person's righteous thoughts aren't sufficient while he's being persecuted, he will be persecuted even worse. This is always the case." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa")
I recall Teacher's Fa time and again. It opened up the lock in my heart, which had been blocked by human notions. My first thought is that I have Teacher, I am a disciple of my Teacher, and I cultivate the Fa of the universe: what I am afraid of? I believe that my Teacher created the Fa, the universe, and all living beings. My Teacher makes decisions for everything. Teacher said,
"Our Law Wheel protects you if you're a true cultivator. My roots are all deeply planted in the universe, and if someone could affect you, he could affect me, and to put it directly, he'd be able to affect the universe."("Zhuan Falun," Translated by North America Practitioners, 2003)
These words enlightened me to one of principles of Teacher's Fa, that a real practitioner is a person who follows the Fa, constantly assimilates to it, and finally reaches the standard that the Fa requires. Teacher will help us, and no evil will dare to touch us. This revelation made me rational and clear. In the process of rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings, I have used the Fa as the standard to judge my actions and thoughts, and have conducted myself in accordance with the Fa.
Teacher said on July 21, 2001,
"Get rid of any attachment you have, and don't think about anything. Just do everything a Dafa disciple should do and everything will be covered." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference," July 30, 2001)
Teacher asked me to get rid of all attachments, so I will get rid of my attachments and all impure thoughts and eliminate evil elements. Whenever I encounter difficulties, I ask Teacher for help and recall the Fa. I use the Fa as my standard, so that I do not deviate from the Fa or take a detour on my cultivation path. I understood the meaning of "the Law refines the person" at my level. I know that only when I study the Fa well can I correct myself and eliminate unrighteous thoughts.