(Minghui.org) I've always had a strong attachment to cleanliness. Yesterday, I started to clean my house right after breakfast, and I spent the entire day scrubbing the floors. I did not do anything a Dafa disciple should do that day except for sending righteous thoughts. After sending righteous thoughts at 6 p.m., I felt tired and laid down for a rest.

Just as soon as I laid down, my right side became painful, my lower teeth hurt, and I had chest pains. The pain became so intense that tears flowed from my right eye, I heard roaring in my right ear, my tongue became numb, and my hands shook.

Master said:

Cultivation practice is extremely arduous and very serious. If you are being careless for a moment, you may stumble and become ruined at once. Therefore, one’s mind must be right. (Zhuan Falun, Lecture 6)

Remembering Master's teaching, I knew it was wrong to spend the entire day cleaning the house because of my compulsive attachment to cleanliness. As a Dafa practitioner, I had not used the time that Master has extended for us to fulfill our responsibilities. This should be the time to recite the Fa. I trembled in pain as I stood up.

I changed clothes, and carefully holding Zhuan Falun in my shaky hands, I knelt down and started to read. As soon as I opened the book, my tears ceased and my hands stopped shaking. All the pain disappeared after a few minutes.

Cultivation is very serious! The old forces will mock me as soon as my thoughts and actions go off course. When I remembered Master's great sacrifice and painstaking care, I felt embarrassed and ashamed.

I wrote this cultivation experience hoping to help fellow practitioners who have encountered similar hardships.