Eliminating Attachment to Lust
(Minghui.org) When I became a Falun Dafa practitioner, I was upset, pessimistic, and depressed, mostly because of the attachment to lust. Even cultivation did not make much of a difference although my mind thought of ways to stop feeling lust.
I often asked myself: “Are you still a Dafa practitioner? Are you still cultivating? What should I do?”
When I asked another practitioner at the group Fa-study site how I could eliminate lust. Instead of being helpful, the practitioner would just smile.
Early one morning, I woke up and suddenly realized how this practitioner had let go of lust. The solution was to follow the Fa principles and dig out the root cause of the lust attachment. Actually, the root of my lust was physical satisfaction. It was something that resulted from bad concepts and substances acquired after birth, and I was unaware of how it had been constantly strengthened.
The attachment to such feeling was not the real me. It had been formed after I was born and it was a kind of substance, a being, a thought karma, like a possessing spirit.
Master told us:
“But with the lowly, impotent human body, whatever one’s thoughts align with will dominate the person. In other words, when beings of different planes notice that you want something, or are attached to something, and that it precisely aligns with them, they take effect and even direct you. When a person is not rational, or is venting anger, negative elements are taking effect. Everything is alive, and those things include evilness, desires, and hatred, among others. So in such situations they naturally take effect.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa-Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference”)
Studying the Fa Diligently
Calmly studying the Fa made me realize that the lust was not really part of me. I am a practitioner and came to this world to assist Master in rectifying the Fa. The true me is assimilated to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so it is holy and pure. How could I be dominated by these rotten substances?
My flesh body is for cultivation and for saving sentient beings, not for satisfying physical and emotional feelings. My flesh body was to be used by my true self, it was just a carrier while in this physical world.
The way a God or Bodhisattva would view this problem is how the true me should view this problem. That is, jump out of the human realm. When standing at a god’s level it won't be difficult to view this problem and fix it.
I enlightened to this principle and thought: “I am a Dafa practitioner. My flesh body should be controlled by the true me and assimilate to Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. That body that kept pursuing satisfaction is not part of me and it should be eliminated. I ask Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts. I will only walk on the path arranged by Master.”
My dimensional field became much cleaner and my mind became alert.
“The truth is, anything that is not consistent with Dafa or the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples results from the old forces’ involvement, and that includes all of the unrighteous elements that you have. And that is why I have made sending righteous thoughts one of the three major things that Dafa disciples are to do.” (“On the Responses to the Piece About Assistant Souls”)
Master's words helped me strengthen my thoughts, telling me that I needed to study the Fa attentively and use it to rectify each of my thoughts.