Truly Believing in Master and the Fa in All Situations
(Clearwisdom.net) My toothache had lasted for more than six months. I had kept sending forth righteous thoughts and looking inward for the cause. Was this a warning for me to cultivate my speech? Did I have the attachment of sentimentality? Did I not do the three things well? I found many attachments and also tried my best to do better according to the Fa, but it did not get any better. During the past month, it got worse. It didn't matter whether I drank cold or hot water, my teeth ached badly. I could not even eat vegetables. When I touched my teeth, one on top and two on the bottom were loose. I heard from several everyday people that their toothaches were cured after brushing their teeth with a kind of medicinal toothpaste. So I thought, it was just a toothpaste, I would not go to the hospital, I could try it. On the first couple of days, there seemed to be improvement, but on the third day the toothache became even worse than before. After my sister, who is also a practitioner, learned about this, she suggested that I stop using the toothpaste. So I stopped.
Since my xinxing fell to the level of everyday people, I felt really tired and sleepy all day. I had never felt so bad since I had begun practicing Dafa. I was not able to concentrate on Fa study and didn't want to do the exercises either. I read an article in "Zhengjiang Weekly," published on October 13, 2009, in which a fellow practitioner talked about the benevolent solution for her toothache, and it helped me a lot. I did what the fellow practitioner did and sent thoughts towards the spirit on my teeth for benevolent solutions. On the third day, when it was time to send forth righteous thoughts, I said to the spirit, "This is the last chance for you to receive a benevolent solution. Don't miss this opportunity and leave immediately! Otherwise, if I cannot eliminate you, the universal Fa would not keep you." When my firm thought was sent out, the toothache almost stopped. The next day I was able to eat vegetables and even peanuts.
My enlightenment quality however, of believing in Master and the Fa was not good, and my deeply-rooted everyday people's thoughts were very strong. I sometimes tried to touch my teeth to see if the toothache was really gone or if my loose teeth were really OK. Since my thoughts were not righteous, the toothache returned twice.
Today, when I was reading Zhuan Falun, the Fa awakened me.
"However, upon having it removed for him, his mind still worries about it. He always thinks that the condition still exists. He still thinks that it is there, and this is already an attachment called suspicion. As time passes, this person may bring it to himself again. One should give up this attachment, as this spirit or animal possession no longer exists." (Zhuan Falun)
"The enlightenment that we actually refer to is a matter of whether in the course of cultivation practice one can enlighten to and accept the Fa taught by the master or the Tao taught by the Taoist master, whether one can treat oneself as a practitioner upon encountering tribulations, and whether one can adhere to the Fa while practicing cultivation." (Zhuan Falun)
Am I a practitioner? Master's Fa speaks so clearly, so why I was not able to do it? The loose teeth were just a superficial illusion, it was testing me to see if I could understand and accept the Fa principles. If not, I would bring it to myself again. Although the spirit in other dimensions was benevolently resolved, the thoughts of not believing in Master or the Fa could be seen by the demons in other dimensions and they used it as an excuse to persecute me. It could be very dangerous. We must immediately correct our xinxing. The Fa is mighty and powerful and can rectify any abnormal condition. A few years ago, I witnessed Dafa's miracle on my daughter. Shortly after she gave birth to her baby, her right arm was too painful to lift up. After she did the second set of exercises, her arm could move freely and the "illness" was eliminated. Why was my mind not clear when I was tested?
I have recited Zhuan Falun and I study the Fa every day. How is the quality of my Fa study? When we encounter problems, it is a direct test of how well our Fa study is every day. I have practiced cultivation for seven years and all of my illnesses have disappeared. I didn't even notice when the four bean-sized angiomas on the back of my left hand disappeared. I have also witnessed Dafa's miraculous effects on my family members. All of these vivid examples were shown to me. Why could I not truly believe in Master and the Fa one hundred percent? The key is that I had not fundamentally changed my conventional thinking and have instead crawled within the boundary delimited by everyday people's ignorance. Master warned us in his lecture of "Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,"
"But, cultivating in this worldly society, you face temptations on many fronts, and at each moment and in every happening there is the question of whether you pass muster. That's why I say that only when someone goes through all this is he really extraordinary."
It is very, very important and crucial for practitioners to believe in Master and the Fa.
When I drink a glass of water in one breath, others definitely believe that the water is in my stomach because they see it. But since the divine power of the Buddha Fa that Master endows us with cannot be seen, our minds may be unstable when using them, which is an indication of not believing in Master and the Fa. If we truly believe in Master and the Fa, the divine power from our concentrated righteous thoughts will eliminate the evil forces that damage the Fa in other dimensions. Sending forth righteous thoughts is a battle of good and evil in other dimensions. How can we not be clear-minded during this crucial moment? How could we relax? We should believe one hundred percent that the divine power of the Buddha Fa that Master endows us with is mighty, powerful and truly exists. We should pay close attention to cultivation and learn to make good use of the power that Master endows us with to protect ourselves and to eliminate all the evils and demons that damage the Fa.
After I completed this article, all my abnormal conditions were rectified.