There Are No Trifles on the Path of Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) On October 11, 2009, while I was shopping at a market, I saw a woman bargaining with a peddler for pears. The peddler said, "If you buy all of them, I will give you a discount," so the women asked me to buy the pears together with her. At first I did not plan to buy pears, but I agreed to her suggestion. Then I told her to pack the pears from one of end of the container and weigh them first. While she was weighing, she told me to pass her more so the weight added up to an even number. I was busy packing the pears and did not respond. She thought I was unwilling to give them to her, so she said, "Then would you give me that broken one?" I did not think too much and conveniently gave it to her.
On my way home, I suddenly recalled this. How could I give her a broken pear? Should a practitioner do such a thing? I carefully reviewed my state of mind on this issue and found many attachments. First of all, I was driven by my emotions. I did not plan to buy pears, but I found it embarrassing to refuse her. Also, her words stirred up my gluttony. Also, why did I tell her to pack them from one end? I was afraid that she would pick out the good ones. Was that not my selfishness? Furthermore, I gave her a broken pear. Is that not an attachment to gain? This trifle was just an vivid display of my xinxing.
I began practicing Dafa in 1997 and have been cultivating for more than ten years, but I could not let go of a pear. I wrote about this experience to discuss with fellow practitioners on how to deal with daily trifles in cultivation. I enlightened that there is no difference between minor and major matters on the path of cultivation. They all reflect our attachments.
Therefore, we should take actual cultivation seriously in daily life. Over the daily trifles, the most important thing is what our thoughts are and what brings about those thoughts. We should grasp the thought and rectify it with the Fa. Especially at the key moment of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings, we should rectify each action and thought.