Master Is Watching Over My Cultivation at All Times
(Clearwisdom.net) I took a trip to Taipei a few weeks ago. On my way there I had a dream while I was riding on the bus, half awake and half asleep. In the dream Master was sitting next to me, smiling and affable. I felt exhilarated, just like I had met a family member whom I hadn't seen for a long time. I was overjoyed and almost in tears.
The dream helped me to realize that our compassionate and great Master is watching over us always. At the beginning of our cultivation, Master arranged the best for us along our path of cultivation. He was like a loving father holding the hands of a toddler who was just beginning to walk, and he worried about us all the time. Master hopes that we advance steadfastly, are not afraid of hardships and difficulties, pass all tests and overcome challenges to reach higher levels, and return to our original, true selves, reaching spiritual perfection and returning home with Master.
Ever since I began cultivating Falun Dafa, I indeed felt that Master was watching over my cultivation at all times. Master sometimes used people or things around me to give me hints. Very often, it was like a club hitting me on the head and instantly awakening me.
One time I was very busy at work for a while. I became impatient and wanted to get the work done quickly so that I would have time to validate Dafa. The more impatient I was, the busier I got. I was wondering why I had so much work and was so busy. At this time, a coworker came to me and said, "Why do you always think you are busy? Aren't you asking for it?"
All a sudden, I understood. Yes, I should calm down. There is nothing I cannot overcome as long as I believe in Master and Dafa. I shouldn't have such a huge attachment. Master said,
"I'll tell you a truth: the whole process of cultivation is a process of constantly getting rid of human attachments." (Zhuan Falun, from 2003 translation version)
In my state of impatience I strayed from Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Master gave me a hint via my coworker. I felt ashamed of myself when I thought about it. I always made Master worry about me.
There were a few opportunities to clarify the truth, which I am sure were arranged by Master. At the beginning of the year, I asked the driver of my taxi if he had heard of Falun Gong. Unexpectedly, his attitude immediately changed and he began to harshly criticize Falun Gong. Everything he said was from the lies the CCP fabricated to frame and slander Falun Gong. I immediately began to clarify the truth to him. I started with the CCP-staged "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation," then talked about the spread of Falun Dafa all over the world and the rewards that Dafa received. I told him about the magnificence of Dafa and the cruel and irrational persecution of Falun Dafa by the CCP. He gradually stopped talking. Before getting out of the car I told him, "Please remember that Falun Dafa is good! You will have a bright future."
A few months ago I went to Zhongshan University to visit the "Falun Dafa Practitioners Validating the Fa Photo Exhibition." While I was in the taxi I noticed there was a woman in the car. The driver told me it was his wife. Overhearing their conversation, I believed that the woman was from Mainland China. They asked me where I was going, and I recommended the "Photo Exhibition" to them. After hearing the words "Falun Dafa", the woman became hysterical and shouted, "It is banned where I am from. It's scary! ..." She is another sentient being who was deceived by the CCP. I told her the facts about Falun Dafa, and she was silent afterwards.
During my cultivation, Master is watching over me at all times, and arranging pre-destined people to come to me so that I can clarify the truth to them. Master said,
"Everything in the world was established and created for the Fa-rectification, and Dafa disciples are the great figures of our time. Since ancient times the beings in all realms have waited in anticipation. Gather up and rescue the beings that you are to save! Have righteous thoughts and righteous actions, dissolve all hindrances, and spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men." ("To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm")
Master also said,
"My teaching Dafa widely is to offer salvation to all. Whoever learns it is my disciple. Not following old rituals and conventions, I ignore superficial formalities and only look at one's heart. If you do not genuinely cultivate yourself, what use has formally acknowledging me as "Teacher"? A person who truly cultivates will gain things naturally without pursuing them. All of the gong and Fa lie in the book, and one will naturally obtain them by reading Dafa. Those who learn it will change automatically, and they will already be in the Dao when they read the book over and over again. Teacher will certainly have Law Bodies (fashen) safeguarding them quietly. With perseverance, they will certainly achieve Righteous Attainment in the future." ("Seeking Discipleship with Teacher" from Essentials for Further Advancement)
As long as we believe in Master and the Fa, follow Master's teachings and perform the three things well, then Master will be with us all the time. We should not let Master worry about us. Let us walk the last steps firmly and righteously.