Eliminate Karma with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) On October 23, when I read an article from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website about how a practitioner passed the test of illness karma, I was very inspired.
Before this practitioner eliminated the interference of illness karma, she remembered a passage from Master's lecture "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York":
"During the Fa-rectification of the cosmos, I can make a reasonable arrangement for those of you who don't interfere with my validating the Fa; I can have you become beings in the future. Those of you who seek a benevolent resolution should leave me and wait in my surroundings. If you really cannot leave me, then don't have any part in interfering with me. In the future I will be able to achieve Consummation, and I will offer you a benevolent resolution. Those who are completely bad, who still interfere with me and who cannot remain will, according to the standards, have to be eliminated. Even if I don't eliminate you, the Law of the cosmos won't let you remain."
I suddenly awakened--this was the great compassion that practitioners should have and only Dafa practitioners could have it. In the past, I had been very stern when I eliminated karma or evil factors and gradually forgot that we should also be compassionate. Only after I read this passage of Fa did I realize that I had fallen behind.
One early morning when I was half awake, I felt pain in my appendix. Although not fully awake, I sent forth a thought that this pain was interference from the old forces and I would completely reject it. Then I had another thought that the pain hurt so much and that it must be a recurrence of chronic appendicitis. For an ordinary person, I continued to think, he could have surgery in the hospital and go home in a week. At that moment, I felt my appendix throb abruptly several times, which woke me up fully. I suddenly realized that I, as a practitioner, should not have the thoughts of an ordinary person. Even if my healing only took one week, it would delay the work of Fa validation. Master would never arrange for practitioners such disease karma that would negatively impact Fa validation.
Although I had enlightened to this, I still felt uncertain when the pain struck. I suddenly remembered the practitioner's article I mentioned above and started silently reciting that passage from Master's lecture (because I had ignored this problem, I did not memorize it and could only vaguely recall it). Suddenly, I enlightened that Master sustained most of my disease karma for me and I only suffered a small part of it. If I fail to forbear this karma now, does it mean that all that Master sustained for me was in vain? I would never allow this to happen because it would not be recognized by the principles of either the old universe or the new universe. With this thought, my pain disappeared instantly.
At 5:50 a.m., I started clearing up the field of my own dimensions. At 6 a.m., I sent forth righteous thoughts as usual. The experience I had just gone through seemed like a dream.
Before I wrote this article, I had read another article on the Minghui website, "Distinguish Your True Self When Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts." I once again realized the great power of compassion. This realization also reminds me of Master's teachings to practitioners in Flushing about not to insist on one's own opinion.
Facing various tests and tribulations on our cultivation path, if we change our attitude, we may achieve a greater effect. That is the manifestation of a higher realm of the Fa.