The Magical Tool of “Taking Responsibility”
(Minghui.org) I would like to share an experience I had after enlightening to a Fa principle from Zhuan Falun. I recently had a celestial eye vision regarding a tool given to us by Master – a magical tool – that I call “taking responsibility.”
When I was reading Lecture Four in Zhuan Falun, I read the following sentence:
“Nowadays, people behave this way and will first of all avoid responsibility upon coming across a problem, regardless of whether they are at fault.”
I suddenly realized that I had been avoiding many responsibilities in my cultivation. This was a big revelation to me since it put me at the same level as the person in Zhuan Falun who blamed the older woman for “not watching where she was going” when he hit her with his car. I enlightened to the principle that we should never try to shift responsibility away from ourselves while we cultivate, and this includes the responsibilities that come up in clarifying the truth, as well as responsibilities in our personal lives.
Furthermore, in my celestial eye vision, I saw that this magical tool called “taking responsibility,” looked like a flaming rod, or a rod with lots of electricity running through it. I was afraid to grasp the rod because it looked dangerous, but when I grabbed it, the heat and electricity ran through my body, galvanizing it and burning away all of the karma and the bad attachment substances. The more firmly I grasped the flaming rod, the more my body was strengthened and purified.
In my understanding, all of the responsibilities in our dimensional fields are just like this flaming rod. We are afraid to take hold of our responsibilities because they look dangerous or painful, but actually they are all tools given to us by Master to help us rectify the Fa and purify our bodies. We should grasp our responsibilities solidly and sincerely, not avoid them!
Another principle I enlightened to was that I should be like the lady who was hit by the car in Zhuan Falun, and I should not argue or feel resentful when other people shift responsibility to me. If someone is rude or treats me unfairly, I should take responsibility for their action by looking inside myself to find my shortcomings. These are also good things given to us by Master.
I can feel my body expanding and becoming stronger in other dimensions when I take responsibility for things. When I say, “I sincerely accept the responsibility for everything within my dimensional field,” I feel that my body is towering and enormous, my righteous thoughts become stronger, and I can rectify things within my dimensional field. I can also persist and have more endurance when facing tribulations in my cultivation.
This is my personal understanding which is limited by my level. Please compassionately point out any misunderstandings I might have.
Category: Improving Oneself