Being Wary of Traps on Our Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) Two Falun Dafa practitioners were planning to get married a while ago, but they didn't go through with it. I happened to meet up with the male practitioner, and he told me what he had seen in a dream.
While he was going up stairs, four people were hiding in his home, wanting to take his life. He managed to kill three of them easily, but needed to alter his mindset to kill the remaining one.
The practitioner also told me that he had broken up with the female practitioner four times. The first three times, he was extremely upset and heartbroken. However, during the last split, he said that he was very calm and peaceful, and felt that it was simply not meant to be.
I believe that the four people who wanted to kill the practitioner in his dream represented a marriage arranged by the old forces. The fourth separation between the two practitioners was the one that ended their marriage plans completely. If their marriage had taken place, then their cultivation could have been in danger, and they would never be able to return to succeed in cultivation and return to their true homes.
When the practitioners were a couple, they didn't seem to be diligent in their cultivation and were steeped in the attachment of sentimentality. They hardly studied the Fa or spent time telling people about Dafa and the persecution.
If the couple had married under such circumstances, they could have become trapped more deeply in their attachments and strayed further from their cultivation paths.
Therefore, to them, marriage could have been a hidden killer or a fatal trap. Some of the practitioners close to them were not very optimistic about their marriage plans, and I believed that it would be a mistake for the reasons I have mentioned. Now, both of them have calmed down and started reading Zhuan Falun.
As Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) said:
“Truly cultivate in DafaOnly this is great” (“Obtaining the Fa” from Hong Yin)
What else can be more important than this?
Many things in society are there to stir up our attachments and desires, but can bring troubles and tribulations to our cultivation. A practitioner could be completely ruined and destroyed for reasons that may appear innocent enough.
In such circumstances, onlooking practitioners can often see the reality of the situation. Therefore, they need to compassionately remind those practitioners who are steering off course in their cultivation of the dangers and help those practitioners take responsibility for themselves and their sentient beings.
The righteous Fa is spreadingHardships piled on hardshipsTen thousand demons blockingDangers within dangers. (“Composure Amidst Calamity” from Hong Yin)
One's cultivation path may be full of traps. We must not neglect cultivation because of human temptations. We should cherish the time that Master has extended for us, because very little time is left in Fa-rectification.