Breaking Free from Emotional Attachments
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa helped me become healthy. However, for many years, I was deeply attached to my family and could not break free from my feelings for them. I almost lost the precious opportunity to cultivate in Dafa. I am grateful to Teacher and fellow practitioners for bringing me back to Dafa and giving me this second chance.
“Has it occurred to you that everything in your daily life is part of cultivation? Your every word and action, and everything you do—all of it is part of your cultivation. Do you realize that?” (“Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day”)
I have three sons, and our extended family all live together. I did the majority of the household chores and babysat my grandchildren and great grandchildren. Because of that, I had very little time to sleep, let alone time to study the Dafa books. When I did have some time to read with fellow practitioners, I often was too tired to stay awake.
Although I did so much for my family, my sons and daughters-in-law still complained that I was not doing enough for them.
Fellow practitioners were worried about me. They took turns coming to my home to urge me to study the Fa, to improve my cultivation, and to break free from the interference. I could feel their kindness and Teacher’s compassion. I realized that I needed to treasure the opportunity to cultivate in Dafa.
Teacher told us,
“This is an issue of whether you can become enlightened to it and whether you can be saved.” (Zhuan Falun)
With fellow practitioners’ help, I began to see my problems: Teacher had cleansed my body for me, but I was not doing the exercises, nor did I read his teachings. I was hardly cultivating anymore.
“The time that your life is extended for beyond your predestined, original course of life, that time is solely for you to practice. If your thinking goes even a little off track it’ll put your life in danger, because your course of life ended a long time ago.” (Zhuan Falun)
How could I be so muddle-headed and so completely blinded by human sentiments! The old forces took advantage of my family’s situation to prevent me from being a qualified Dafa cultivator.
I realized that I must not allow human emotions to blind me, that I had to follow Teacher’s arrangements.
I sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Teacher to help me. I told my family, “My Teacher saved my life. I will forever be a Dafa disciple. I’ve brought up my son, my grandson, and now my great grandson. But you all treat me like a babysitter and a housekeeper. I don’t have time to read my books and do the exercises. I can’t even save myself, let alone saving others.”
Now I go out to tell people about Falun Gong every morning and go to group Fa study every afternoon to make sure that I do the three things well every day. My daughters-in-law have taken over the household chores with no complaints.
I am very grateful for Teacher’s help and fellow practitioners’ support. Teacher brought me back from danger. I am now walking solidly on the path of Fa-rectification.
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