Denying the Arrangement of the Old Forces With a Single Thought
(Minghui.org) Master said:
“Even each Dafa disciple's every move, every action, every word, and even the questions you ponder, none of it is that simple. In the future you'll see that everything was very carefully arranged. But it's not me who arranged this, it's the old forces who did.” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
Based on my own experience in cultivation, this sort of arrangement by the old forces is not only covert, it is also vicious.
Several times I have thought about the question: “If I am seriously persecuted, for example, if I have lost my job, lost my money and lost everything ... will I still carry on cultivating Dafa? My answer is always the same: ‘I will!’”
But when I recently thought about this question again, I asked myself, “Why do I repeat this question over and over? It is not right! If I was so afraid of losing everything, I would not have been able to obtain Dafa.
Master said: “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” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Dafa can help me negate any evil arrangement and persecution, so why do I still question whether I will continue to cultivate if I am persecuted and lose everything?
I suddenly realized, “This question is not actually from my true self. It is a reflection of the things arranged by the old forces in my mind! It is not my question and I won’t acknowledge it.”
As soon as this righteous thought came out, Master allowed me to see a group of distorted, evil things from a higher space, exit out of the left side of my body. I could also hear its depressed, helpless sigh as it departed.
By continually sending forth righteous thoughts, I chased those evil factors and destroyed them. The ultimate purpose of these arrangements was to make me suffer persecution, causing me to struggle with my cultivation on the path arranged by the old forces. After witnessing that scene, I suddenly understood why the left side of my body often felt uncomfortable all these years.
At the same time Master also showed me another scene. A layer of scarlet flannel wrapped around my body came off the moment I denied the unrighteous thought that I could lose everything in my cultivation.
Master then showed me the divine side of myself that has been completely cultivated. The crystal white body. It was as transparent as crystal and so were the layers of lotus flower petals on which I sat.
At that time, my negative thinking was eliminated and the left side of my body no longer felt any pain or an abnormal state.
I have realized that the purpose of practicing cultivation is not to be a hero in the eyes of everyday people. Heroism cannot be mixed into Dafa cultivation: “Look! How firm I am! I am still practicing Dafa even though I have been persecuted so severely!”
If I were to cultivate with that mindset, I would be precisely, following the old forces arrangements.
Only by truly following Master, can I completely deny the persecution arranged by the old forces and walk on the right path in cultivation practice.