Recognizing Traps That Try to Lure us Away from Our Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) I went on a trip to Dunhuang City in Gansu Province for a summer vacation two years ago. It was arranged by the school where I work. There were 21 adults from different schools in the region on the trip.
For meals, I was put at the same table as a male teacher who taught Chinese at a neighboring high school. He loved literature and composing classical poems and often shared poems with us.
I used to teach Chinese and was also very fond of poetry, so it was easy for us to converse. We had similar interests and a lot in common. Our conversations were so natural, and I felt very much at ease with him.
Everything was almost too perfect between us, and I realized that I was being drawn closer to him. But as a married Dafa practitioner, how could I take such an interest in him? I needed to be alert to this and recalled something Master said: “It is very easy to manipulate an ordinary person’s mind.” (Zhuan Falun)
On our way home, I intended to sit with the teachers from my school, but this male teacher had been looking for me. He came over and began a conversation. I didn't want to be rude, but I was careful not to lead him on and kept our conversation brief.
I continued to keep a safe distance from him and held strong righteous thoughts in my mind. Once the trip was over, I felt like my normal self and was no longer infatuated with this man.
“No matter what happens, one must maintain good xinxing. Only through adhering to Dafa can one be truly right.” (Zhuan Falun)
As a Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period, we should follow Master's teachings and keep the Fa in mind at all times. We will then be able to identify any traps on our cultivation path and overcome hardships.