Gaining Greater Understanding of Sickness Karma
(Minghui.org) Sickness karma is only an illusion to cultivators and is caused by negative elements, such as karma and attachments. The old forces attempt to use sickness karma to test practitioners, aiming to ruin a practitioner's cultivation.
If we can seize this opportunity to look inward, let go of our attachments, and eliminate the old force's inference, we will pass the test and genuinely improve.
Sickness Karma Pays Off Debts
When I read the sentence “Caocao thought that Huatuo meant to murder him” in Zhuan Falun one day, I heard a voice in my head saying, “This was said by the tumor.”
I came to an understanding that the tumor in Caocao's head was a negative spirit and took Caocao's life in order to settle debts owed from past lives.
The tumor sent a message into Caocao's head saying that Huatuo wanted to take his life. Of course, Caocao wouldn't know that this thought wasn't his own. Caocao was then misled by the message and locked Huatuo up in prison, where Huatuo eventually died. Without Huatuo to save Caocao, the spirit eventually took Caocao's life.
Why was Caocao's master soul able to be manipulated by the spirit at that crucial time? Human beings have attachments—suspicion, fear, and selfishness. These provide spirits a karmic field in which to live, and they can easily bury one's own master soul.
Do Not Let Illusions Make You Waver
Practitioners of Falun Dafa don't have illnesses; Master cleaned up our bodies when we started cultivation. Sickness karma manifests when our debts need to be paid off and, at the same time, it presents an opportunity for us to improve in cultivation.
However, the old forces will utilize our human concepts to make our human notions come up and gradually produce fear and suspicion, trying to make us lose our righteous thoughts and deviate from Dafa.
We must be clear in our minds and not be fooled by the old forces’ tricks.
Taking Sickness Karma Lightly
“Everyone knows that though you find Sun Wukong very big, the Tathagata can use the bowl in his hand to turn Sun Wukong into a very tiny thing by covering him up with it. This supernormal ability can have this effect. No matter how large or tiny this being is, it will be grabbed in the hand instantly and become very tiny.”
Master has endowed us with power, and we need to learn how to use it. We are cultivators and are different from everyday people. The more we care about an illness, the more we reinforce it. The tribulation would then become bigger, and we would become smaller. We need to turn it around.
When I recited this paragraph of Master's Fa one day, I heard a voice ask me, “How big a bowl do you need?” My righteous thoughts immediately came up, and the tribulation shrank a lot. In fact, the old forces are nothing. The reason they come to us is only that our human notions invite them.
Looking inward is a magical tool that Master has given us. It is also a process of renewing a life. But looking within can't be treated as a means to get rid of our tribulations and suffering.
We are Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioners—our cultivation is not only for ourselves. Everything we do in our daily lives has elements of validating the Fa and saving people. Therefore, it is solemn and sacred.
Dafa practitioners are one body. When one practitioner encounters interference of sickness karma, whoever hears it should also look within. We must help each other.
On the issue of sickness karma, other factors are also involved, but Master told us:
“When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible.” (Zhuan Falun)
If we follow the requirements of the Fa and believe in Master and Dafa, no difficulties can stop us.