Seriousness of Cultivation
(Minghui.org) Because of my strong attachments to self, resentment, and fighting, I experienced a karma elimination episode early this year. My asthma, which had disappeared a long time ago, suddenly seemed to return in full force. I could not walk, eat, or talk. I broke out into a cold sweat, felt very tired, and had problems even breathing.
I remembered Master's Fa, especially passages about the importance of righteous thoughts. My mother, another practitioner, and I sent forth strong righteous thoughts. The asthma symptoms then vanished quickly.
Deep in my heart, I know that Falun Dafa gave me a new life. Thus, I experienced how easily life could be in danger and the seriousness of cultivation.
Witnessing the Goodness of Dafa
When I was two years old, I suffered from severe chronic bronchitis, which led to my coming down with year around asthma. I had taken all kinds of western and Chinese medications, which only provided temporary relief.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 at the age of 9 and overnight my asthma disappeared.
I not only attained a healthy body, but also got accepted into an elite university and found a good job after graduation. The people in my hometown witnessed the goodness of Dafa.
Illusion of Sickness Karma
Although the asthma returned earlier this year, I realized that this was an illusion of sickness karma.
I sent forth righteous thoughts, “I totally reject all arrangements by the old forces and absolutely deny the illusion.” I also looked inward and begged Master to forgive me for slacking off in my cultivation. The attack lessened when I was sending righteous thoughts, but the symptoms returned once I stopped.
I knelt before Master's photo for almost the entire day and fought against what attacked me. I was exhausted and the fatigue was overpowering me. I realized that I was losing my strength, but I continued to recite Master's Fa teachings.
“It’s hard to endure, but you can endure it. It’s hard to do, but you can do it.” (“Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Yanji,” from Zhuan Falun Fajie)
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardship
Having forged an adamantine will
Free of attachment to living or dying
He walks the path of Fa-rectification
confident and poised”
(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” from Hong Yin, Volume II)
I looked inward, but the attacks returned on and off. I felt so helpless and even thought of giving up and leaving everything to Master to decide.
My mother sent righteous thoughts with me, but to no avail. I was still in critical condition.
The old forces made me visualize an illusion. I saw a row of urns and one had my name on it.
“While righteous thoughts display the might of Gods.” (“New Year's Greetings,” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)
“I regard eliminating the evil as whisking dust away.”
(“All for This Day,” from Hong Yin III)
Then, I remembered what Master taught us. Being a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period, I should believe in the power of righteous thoughts and only walk on the path arranged by Master. I cannot die, because I still have to help Master validate the Fa. I strengthened the thought that I would let go of my shortcomings and rectify myself. Once my mind was set, I was able to destroy the urn. My heart lightened and I felt great relief.
“When Dafa disciples are able to send righteous thoughts with good concentration and strong enough righteous thoughts—give it a try—if you could do that today, half of all the evil that now exists would be wiped out.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
I realized that the my earlier righteous thoughts were not strong because they included my attachments, including a feeling of helplessness. I asked Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts. I immediately sensed a strong energy field. After a while, I felt much better and could talk again.
After I told my mother what had happened, we sent righteous thoughts. I could walk that evening and my breathing eased.
Another practitioner joined us to send forth righteous thoughts three times the next morning. I was fully recovered by that afternoon.