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Cultivators Must Walk a Straight Path

January 29, 2016 |   By an overseas practitioner

(Minghui.org) It made me rather unhappy when I was criticized. I was jealous and full of hatred, which made it difficult to study the Fa. I also held bad opinions about fellow practitioners and could not tolerate them. When I talked to them, I always lacked kindness. This attitude made me tired and bitter.

Master said,

“I think both of those things are related to your cultivation. It’s either to help you eliminate karma or to help you improve your xinxing. So you have to look at them in the right way. Some people are in terribly difficult situations, but those are guaranteed to be good for you, since you are cultivators. The reason you think they aren’t good for you is that you haven’t shed your human side. You feel that you are being treated unfairly, and you think that this person shouldn’t treat you like this, and instead he should treat you better. Yet from a practitioner’s perspective, if everyone treated you so well, how would you cultivate? How would your attachments be exposed? How would you improve? How would you eliminate karma? Isn’t that the question? So you shouldn’t have a resentful or resistant attitude when you encounter challenges like these. You have to look at them in the right way since you are a cultivator.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in New Zealand”)

Apology Accepted

I studied Master’s Fa and communicated with fellow practitioners. I was encouraged to search within. I used the Fa to help me find my attachments, such as jealousy, hatred, wanting to be praised, showing off and seeking fame. I realized that my head was filled with more bad than good thoughts about fellow practitioners. It scared me when I realized that I had that many attachments.

Master said:

Pause for a moment of self-reflection,and increase your righteous thoughtsThoroughly analyze your shortcomings,and progress with renewed diligence (“Rational and Awake” in Hong Yin Volume II)

I hung my head in shame when I looked at Master’s portrait, cried and said, “My enlightenment quality is very poor, but I decided to remove all those human notions. Please help me, Master!”

I apologized to the Falun Dafa practitioner whom I disliked and sincerely begged her to forgive me for my wrongdoing. She was touched by my apology and cried. We were both in tears and realized that we needed to spend all our effort to save people as one body.

When Master removed a lot of bad substances, my disposition improved, and my body was light. Now, I really understood what Master said,

“With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,With a preoccupied human heart, crossing the ocean proves arduous.” (“The Knowing Heart” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)

Frequenting Tourist Site

I went to a tourist spot to talk to people about Falun Dafa and since I had let go of many attachments, it was much easier than it used to be. It appeared that Chinese tourists liked listening to me.

To help them understand the persecution of Falun Dafa, I told them that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a demonic organization. There are about 865 hospitals nationwide, including military hospitals. Over 10,000 medical workers were most likely involved in harvesting organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners.

Chinese people should quit the CCP and it affiliated organizations, because it committed this heinous and other crimes. For this, this Party would face a calamity in the future and be eliminated. Those who were still members would be implicated in whatever the CCP had done and would have to suffer the consequences.

Five Chinese people quit the CCP that day soon after I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa. Then, within the next 2 hours, 37 Chinese people agreed to withdraw from the Party.

Phone Calls to China

When I call mainland China and talk to the staff from the 610 Office and the Political and Legal Affairs Committee I have positive results. When compared to others, they answer the telephone now and also remain longer on the line to hear our messages. Some of them decided to quit the CCP during the phone call.

Importance of Fa Study

I realized that I had to study the Fa more to deny the persecution, send more frequent righteous thoughts and tell people about Falun Dafa.

Master said,

“What’s going to become of you practitioners who haven’t done well? You all like to see me smile at you, but you should know that I do that to encourage you and express my hopes for you. Given how time is so extremely pressing, have you thought about what’s going to become of those who haven’t cultivated well? Some people still have a chance, but some no longer do. For some there is still time left, and for some their only hope is to sprint. But if the person hasn’t laid an adequate foundation, and if the person’s understanding of the Fa is limited, how could he have the drive to persist? Have you been diligent? If you haven’t laid a solid foundation that’s built on the Fa, you won’t be able to do that. That kind of determination and firm sense of conviction come from the Fa. Time is pressing, so I don’t want to just say pleasant things; I’ve already said many words of encouragement. (Master nods, pauses, and then scans the conference hall.) If many people indeed have fallen behind, or can’t keep up—and I’m referring to Dafa disciples—then really nothing could be sadder to see.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)

Believe in Master and the Fa

Thank you Master for allowing me to become a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period and protecting me during tribulations. I need to search inward when I encounter problems and believe in Master and the Fa. Whenever bad notions enter my mind, I need to catch and eliminate them.

Master said,

“Of course, some of our practitioners have done quite well. But even those who have done well haven’t reached the degree required for consummation. In the past, cultivators would remove attachments one after another. But in your case, almost all of your attachments remain while they are weakened and lessened one layer at a time, weakened and lessened continually, further and further. That’s the approach that I have taken with you, and it allows our Dafa disciples to live normally among ordinary people prior to achieving consummation and to save people in a normal manner while being one of them. At the same time, precisely because your human thoughts haven’t been fully removed, it allows you to cultivate against their interference, and if you can stay alert and cultivate yourself at all times, and fulfill your responsibilities as a Dafa disciple, that is mighty virtue and is simply extraordinary. And that is your path.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)

Nothing Accidental Happens for Cultivators

I believe everything will turn into goodness when Dafa disciples hold positive views. Nothing accidental happens in our cultivation. We should continue to do the three things well, save more people, find our shortcomings, use the Fa standards to guide us, and walk straight on our path to fulfill our mission.