Dealing with Thought Karma
(Minghui.org) Thought karma was a major obstacle in my cultivation. In my case, it was very severe. Wild, inappropriate, and filthy thoughts kept popping up constantly. It kept growing, despite my constant resistance.
It soon got to the point where I started to believe that I was unworthy of Master’s benevolent salvation. But I didn’t want to give up. I was miserable and didn’t know how to eliminate this thought karma. After I shared this with my father, also a Dafa practitioner, he suggested that I try committing the Fa to memory.
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Memorizing the Fa truly helped me eliminate interference from thought karma, which once seemed impossible to overcome. Its power and control over me weakened. My thoughts became purer and more righteous. My state of mind also improved. I was no longer so miserable and dull and was in good spirits.
However, there were times when I was not so diligent. Sometimes I skipped Fa study or didn’t progress with my memorizing the Fa. It was precisely on these days that my cultivation state went on a downslide. I stumbled, failed to pass xinxing tests, and my thoughts weren’t as righteous.
Since we cultivate amidst the great dye vat of ordinary human society, it is very easy to stumble and go with the flow. Master has repeatedly emphasized the importance of Fa study. If we do not study the Fa well, we will not be able to truly elevate ourselves and will be prone to external contamination and evil interference.
This is my limited understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Category: Improving Oneself