(Minghui.org) I have been cultivating in Falun Dafa for over eighteen years. Through constant Fa study and cultivating my xinxing, my understanding of realms is totally different from when I first obtained the Fa. The level of one's realm not only reflects one's level of xinxing, enlightenment quality, attainment level and fruit status, but it also reflects a being's amount of gong, and the size of one's universe, wisdom and mighty virtue.

I discovered this a number of years ago, that even if practitioners do the same thing, they each might have totally different outcomes. For example: cultivators went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to safeguard Dafa. Some were arrested, some were beaten severely, and some came home safely. Also, some cultivators checked into hotels or went to an airport and the results were that some were arrested on the spot, some had their ID checked again and again, and some had no problem whatsoever.

On top of that, I also discovered that when I do the same thing at different times, the results also differ. For example: when I was delivering Dafa information several years ago, I had a strong attachment to fear, was arrested and sentenced to forced labor; years later, I again delivered truth-clarification material while still having fear, and when others inquired about what I was doing, I was gripped with fear. When I delivered Dafa materials in public last year in an upright and dignified manner, I had strong righteous thoughts and everything went smoothly.

I also discovered another issue: some of our fellow practitioners have a tendency to look at problems on the surface, not from a fundamental level. For example: a Dafa practitioner was arrested because he made truth-clarification materials at home. Some of our fellow practitioners thought that this practitioner did not pay attention to safety, which caused his arrest. I believed that not paying attention to safety was only a surface issue. The fundamental cause was his cultivation state and mentality when he was making the materials. The results will be different depending on whether he had righteous thoughts or human thoughts in carrying out his duties.

I believe that a Dafa practitioner who cultivates well and solidly will have a realm that reflects in his daily life, work, Fa study, his commitment to saving sentient beings, sending forth righteous thoughts, and doing the exercises. Tests will be passed successfully, and thoughts, words and deeds will be those of a pure Dafa nature. He will be considerate of others at all times, truly being selfless, using the wisdom and supernatural powers granted by Dafa to save sentient beings.

On the other hand, fellow practitioners who don't cultivate that solidly will experience challenges in their realms no matter hard they try, because they consider their own benefit first, are afraid of this or that, and rely on human knowledge, notions and logic to do things.

I believe that the higher our realm, the less problems, difficulties, and interference we are going to encounter. The lower our realms, the more issues we are going to encounter, such as difficulties, hindrances, and obstacles similar to ordinary people's experiences.

Master taught us in Zhuan Falun:

“Modern science holds that time has a field. If something is not within the scope of a time-field, it is not restricted by that time. In other dimensions, the concepts of time-space are different from ours here. How can the time here regulate matter from other dimensions? It does not whatsoever.”

I also believe, the differences in realms not only reflect among cultivators, also among ordinary people, and among enlightened beings. Master explained in “Realms” (from Essentials for Further Advancement):

“A wicked person is born of jealousy.
Out of selfishness and anger he complains about unfairness towards himself.
A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.
With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy.
An enlightened person has no attachments at all.
He quietly observes the people of the world deluded by illusions.”

I hope that all Dafa practitioners will elevate their realms quickly. Only when we reach our highest standard can we truly deserve to be Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioners, can we return to our original wonderful place, our celestial world, and only then can we worthy of Master's compassionate salvation.

This is my personal understanding; please point out any shortcomings.