Don't Be Misled by Human Notions
(Minghui.org) In the middle of the night a few years ago, I was suddenly unable to move. I was dizzy and could not open my eyes or speak clearly.
My children took me to the emergency room, where a doctor wrote down a list of all the things that were wrong with me and handed it to me when I was discharged.
I felt really stressed when I read the list and couldn't stop thinking about it. One day, I suddenly enlightened that Dafa practitioners have no illnesses. Worrying about the symptoms shows that we are seeking illness. I discarded the list and decided not to think about it anymore.
That was easier said than done, however. Whenever illness symptoms surfaced, my mind would go back to that list. But then I would deny that thought. Now I am much better, and I truly don't think about it much anymore.
I had many ailments before I started to practice Falun Gong. My colleagues described me as a lady who would fall ill from the slightest breeze. I would look up my symptoms in medical books when I felt sick and identify what illness I thought I might have. As a result, I developed strong notions.
All my health problems vanished after I started to cultivate in Dafa. But when those ideas re-appeared, so did my symptoms. I noticed that the symptoms were linked to the notions. My understanding is that notions are lives and can control practitioners who think along those lines.
“In fact, other than a person’s innate purity and innocence, all notions are acquired postnatally and are not a person’s actual self.
“If these acquired notions become too strong, their role will reverse by dictating a person’s true thinking and behavior. At this point, that person might still think that they are his own ideas. This is the case for almost all contemporary people.” (“For Whom do You Exist?” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
I enlightened that the notions were not me, that I had only acquired them postnatally, and that they were being used to persecute my human body. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate them.
As long as we study the Fa well, think from the perspective of the Fa, and refused to be misled by our notions, illness tribulations will disappear and our cultivation environment will fundamentally change.