Becoming More Mature in Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) I became a Falun Dafa practitioner in 1996, at a time when I was suffering from cancer. Master helped me out of my anguish and has continued to protect and look after me.
I had suffered from a very bad cancer, and after the operations I only became weaker. Since I started to practice Master repeatedly cleansed my body. I am now very healthy, and have not taken any form of medication for over thirteen years.
When I was out delivering truth clarification materials in the village one day, it began to get dark. I was walking along the river, and needed to get across to the main road on the other side, but there was nowhere to cross. The river was long and wide, and as I am not tall and was carrying truth clarification materials, I could not walk or swim across. How do I cross the river? It was not possible. I asked Master for help. When I had that thought, without realizing it I found that I was already walking along the main road.
With Master's great help, I have been able to overcome many difficulties.
I am sixty years old this year, and my husband passed away several years ago. My parents-in-law are quite old and need looking after, but their children all live away from home. So they continued to contact me when they needed help. I felt quite reluctant to help them as they knew my situation, and I started to complain in my mind. Why do they keep bothering me? I felt indignant.
Nothing that happens to practitioners is by chance, and the old forces take advantage of our weaknesses to disturb our cultivation. I am a practitioner and should look after the elderly, or anybody for that matter, as this is a basic requirement of the Fa. Everything we do must be based on the Fa. If our thoughts are righteous, Master can help us. After discussion, it was decided that we should hire a carer to look after my parents-in-law. I arranged it, and everyone was very happy.
When I began to make truth clarification materials at home, I often had problems with the computer equipment. I did not look inside and thought it was my machine's problem. Sometimes, I was so frustrated that I wanted to break it. Teacher said,
"People within your field may unintentionally have their illnesses healed since this field can rectify all abnormal conditions. A human body should not become ill, and being ill is an abnormal state. It can rectify this abnormal state." (Zhuan Falun)
If a practitioner's environment is righteous, anything that is bad or incorrect can be rectified. So when things go wrong with my equipment, I should check myself and look inward. When I did I found so many attachments: the mentality of showing off, zealotry, a negative mindset, and a lack of patience with the computer equipment. My computer is a weapon of the Fa, therefore I should show tolerance towards it when producing materials. When my xinxing improves, the machine would work well. When I produce the materials, I play Dafa music and read the experience sharing articles on Clearwisdom. Now everything works very well. When other practitioners have problems with their computers or printers they bring them to me, and then it works again.
Master has provided practitioners with an environment for group Fa study, where we can improve together. When we study the Fa, we first recite Lunyu and send righteous thoughts. We also make a requirement of ourselves to always sit in the meditation position and keep our backs upright. This is a way to respect Master. Practitioners were not used to it at first, but we are strict with ourselves and cultivate very diligently. The practitioners in our group have been able to steadfastly clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
I still have many attachments, but I will cultivate more diligently and follow the Fa-rectification to assist Master. Let us find our shortcomings and do well during the final stage.