Cultivating with a Pure Heart Can Temper a Harsh Environment
(Minghui.org) The city of Chongqing sits in the basin area of Sichuan Province, and in summer it is one of the four hottest cities in China. I still remember well our experience when we started practicing Falun Dafa, as we experienced the miracle of feeling cool while doing the exercises in hot weather.
The heat had no impact when doing the exercises
It was during a hot summer in the 1990s, when my wife and I and our two boys were doing the Falun Dafa exercises at home. The outside temperature was above 40 0 C but we felt quite cool.
I recall it was sunny that day and we did not turn on the air conditioning or fan in the room. It was like standing in an oven while doing the first exercises, and we were sweating profusely. As we focused our attention on the music and Teacher's instructions, we forgot about the heat and the need to wipe away the sweat.
Our state of mind changed our bodies and the environment
I recall that I actually felt cool while doing the second exercise. It was easier than usual to enter into a tranquil state, and the temperature felt like it was spring or autumn! There were no worrying thoughts or feelings of being hot or cold. It was just very comfortable all the way through the fifth exercise. After we finished and looked at one another, we were amazed to find that no one was sweating! It seemed like we were in an air-conditioned room. Our clothes that had gotten wet during the first exercise had also dried.
After we finished the exercises, this miraculous state lasted about ten more minutes. We then began to feel the effect of the hot weather again.
A miraculous change when doing the exercises
A change like this can only be realized with Teacher's help. In “Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II , Teacher said, “The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!”
It seems that, as long as practitioners are willing to focus on their cultivation instead of the extremes of the environment, Teacher will protect us and give us encouragement. I believe the improvement in our character takes priority over everything else, which is why Teacher was willing to show us the divine power of the Budhha Fa.
Faith in Dafa and Teacher
In "Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference," Teacher said, “Cultivate with the heart you once had, and consummation is certain.”
When we did the exercises, we focused only on the exercise music and Teacher's instructions. We did not think about the weather or the heat. When the “fear” of the heat was completely eliminated from our minds, the miraculous change began. I think a similar change can take place in a cold environment if we can let go of the “fear” of cold weather. The practice of Falun Dafa seems to be able to create miracles. It actually is not a miracle, as it just requires letting go of the attachment to the outer environment and assimilating to the characteristic of the universe.
I recall in the lecture Teacher gave in Jinan City, he told the audience not to use fans, because there would be a light breeze. I now have a better understanding of what that means.