Giving Up Human Notions and Elevating with the Fa
(Minghui.org) Our notions can cause some false and abnormal symptoms to occur in our bodies, according to my understanding. I would like to share some stories of my own and experiences of others.
I met a practitioner called Mei [alias] at a detention center. She came from a remote mountain area, doing business by using a small triple-wheeled car.
The car would frequently break down, and she and her husband had to push it uphill many times. As a result of all of the physical work, she was always short of breath and thought that something was wrong with her lungs or heart.
Hearing her story had a deep impact on me, as I also had a similar experience. My son’s motorcycle stopped working, and I helped him push it about five or six meters.
It left me almost out of breath. Shortly after that, I had two similar experiences where I had to do physical work, but I did not have the same reaction.
I immediately wondered why I did not feel anything. Suddenly, I remembered practitioner Mei’s story, and I found that my notions were playing tricks on me.
Because I was able to change my notions, I no longer had those reactions when I helped my son push the motorcycle again.
When I was a child, my mother said, “A person will start to have dim eyesight when reaching the age of 47 or 48.” As expected, my eyesight got dim near that age.
At first, I tried to deny this saying and removed this notion through sending forth righteous thoughts. But the symptoms still occurred.
Once I read something in Zhuan Falun,
“...one always feels that the eyes are blurred as if something is covering them, making one feel very uncomfortable.”
I suddenly realized it [my blurry vision] was “the Placement of the Mysterious Pass.” After I enlightened to this, my situation changed completely.
Master said, “A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains.” (“Melt Into the Fa” from Essentials For Further Advancement)
According to my understanding, my notions can have an effect on the changes in my body. When I was a middle-school student, my mother said, “If a tooth is dying, its root should be dug out as well. As you see, your father’s back became straight after his two bad teeth were pulled out from the roots. ”
A few years ago, I lost two teeth. My dentist said, “You had better keep the teeth you have; I will make you dentures.”
During that time, a fellow practitioner reminded me to straighten my back. When I told her that I thought my back was bent because I carried my granddaughter too many times in recent days, she said that she did not think that was why I was bent over.
Even though I sent forth righteous thoughts and looked within for the cause, my situation did not get better. I even tried some ordinary people's things to help, but nothing worked.
During these years, another practitioner reminded me to stand up straight or to keep from having a negative effect on a practitioner’s image. But all of a sudden, Practitioner Chen [alias] even said, “Today, I suddenly noticed that you are a hunchback.”
I was able to enlighten that Master used other people's mouths to give me hints.
Once when I was clarifying the truth with Chen outside, I encouraged two men to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. One of them said to a woman, “You had better practice Falun Dafa, then your hunchback will disappear.”
I took a closer look at the woman and saw her back was straight. I thought he might be referring to me.
Two days later, practitioner Deng [alias] asked me to push both my shoulders back more frequently and keep my back straight. The following morning, I kept my shoulders back when I did the fifth exercise and felt better than before.
At the same time, I decided to correct my thoughts according to the Fa. A thought flashed through my mind: black tooth root.
I knew my human notions were playing a role again, and after I found the real reason, my back straightened up. To verify this, I looked in the mirror after the meditation.
At first, my husband did not believe what had happened. He thought my back looked straight because I was just pushing my shoulders back. Then I bent down in front of him, and he did not say anything.
I shared my understanding with him: some human notions I had been holding for a long time were the main reason behind this.
I have a different and deeper understanding of a phrase from the Fa, “...the appearance stems from the mind.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference X)
It is really like what Master says,
“...And human notions change,The degenerate things purged,Brightness now shines forth.”(“Born Anew” from Hong Yin)
A fellow practitioner nearby just passed away due to “illness” karma. I regretted that I failed to assist her in time to help her with her tribulation.
I hope that other practitioners who are being interfered with by sickness karma may benefit from my experiences.
Let us study the Fa well, let go of our human notions, correct every thought according to the Fa, and get rid of the interference from the false illusion of “sickness” karma.