Letting Go of Human Notions, Focusing on Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) Since I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, I have done the exercises every day. Regardless how busy I am, I always, consistently practice the exercises. In the winter, I get up 3:50 a.m. to do the exercises. When work gets busy, I get up 2:00 a.m. The more tired I get, the more adamant I am about practicing the exercises, because Teacher said that doing the exercises is the best rest one can get. I have really experienced the feeling of not being tired at all and my whole body feeling light.
By getting up early in the morning to do the exercises, I got rid of many attachments, such as my fear of being sleepy, being cold, not wanting to get up, having long and lazy sleep, considering putting on clothes as troublesome, etc. I have been very healthy both physically and mentally, and I haven't spent a penny on any health related problems. My children have truly benefited from that. Cultivation practice can help a person become both physically and mentally healthy. Compared to others of my age, everyone tells me that I do not like someone over fifty years old. When someone asks me how I keep looking so young, I say that it is because I practice Falun Dafa. I believe that a practitioner with a healthy body is also validating Dafa.
In February 2008, I started working for a public bathing house. I believed that there were people there for me to save. The first thing I did when I started working was to cleanse the environment with righteous thoughts. I sang songs written by Dafa practitioners; I played Dafa music. I was able to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts consistently. Dafa can rectify everything. In the four months I worked there, business was very good. All the employees were able to get paid. Everyone was very friendly and many withdrew from Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. A few even started practicing Falun Dafa.
In May, I found out that the three fruit trees in my yard were full of bugs. A fellow practitioner said I needed to spray the tree and got the pesticide and spray can for me. She asked me if I would spray the trees. If not, the trees would die from the bugs. I said I would not spray the trees, because a cultivator cannot take a life. She said, "The trees will die if you don't spray them--a tree has life, too." I told her that I had my own way. I walked up to the trees and said to the bugs, "I am a Dafa practitioner, I don't care what predestined relationship you have with the trees, you should remember, 'Falun Dafa is good' and should leave here. This is not a place for you bugs. If you want to listen to Dafa, my Master said one must be a human. If you don't leave, we will spray the trees." After that, I went to work. The next morning when I checked the trees again, there was not even one bug remaining. This incident demonstrated that Dafa can save all lives. Dafa practitioners must follow Teachers' requirements.
The cell phone I use is an older model that nobody wants anymore. It doesn't have any fancy features. I only use it to tell time and set the alarm. When the alarm goes off, I get up. It has been over a year now. One day in December 2007, I came home after distributing Dafa materials; I saw three golden characters on the cell phone: "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Ever since then, the cell phone automatically turns off when I send forth righteous thoughts or practice the exercises or attend experience sharing meetings.
Anything that happens to a true practitioner is not a coincidence; there is always something for you to cultivate. One night in July 2008, I ran into a big rock on my way home after group Fa-study. A wheel on my bicycle fell off. There was a big bump on my hand, and three of my teeth were loose, too. I said to Teacher, "Teacher, please point to me where I did wrong. I will correct myself." I carried the bicycle home and started to look for my shortcomings. I realized that I was accepting persecution from the old forces. I immediately negated it and refused to acknowledge that it was me who fell. Some practitioners say that the old forces took advantage of a loophole. I don't even acknowledge the existence of the old forces. The next day, I stayed home and searched for my attachment. On the third day, I went to work. I have an alteration and cleaning store. My hand was bleeding so I couldn't wash clothes, so I just did alterations and other things. My chest was also hurting, so I could not do anything requiring heavy labor. When I was studying the Fa, I realized that I was acknowledging the pain and its existence, so I completely negated it. It was not me who had a fall. I am a Dafa practitioner, and I can do anything. I started washing clothes and helping out anywhere that was needed from 2 p.m. in the afternoon all the way to 9 p.m. I play Dafa music and CDs at the store, and business is getting better and better. There truly is a difference between a human's thoughts and a god's thoughts.
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