Realizing the Seriousness of Cultivation While Doing Everyday Chores
(Minghui.org) I was preparing dough to make lunch. There was a singing competition on television that one of my family members was watching. I do not watch television but the singing sounded nice so I was listening to it. The lyrics did not promote the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP), so I did not object to it.
However, within half an hour, I was in a panic. I felt a tightness in my chest, shortness of breath and lack of strength, which alarmed me. During the second half of 2018, I did not cultivate my speech. I was attached to doing certain things and was not diligent in cultivating xinxing. Each time I tried to take on strenuous physical labor, I would end up with a relapse of these symptoms, even though I hadn't done anything that labor-intensive.
I realized that I should not have listened to these common songs. I immediately turned on my MP3 player to listen to the Minghui podcast about breaking through the illusion of illness karma. Within half an hour, my situation was rectified and I was full of energy again. I began to feel very comfortable.
It was truly miraculous seeing the two different outcomes. If I had not experienced it myself, I would have had a hard time believing it.
“Whatever enters a person’s mind stays there. Human beings have memory. While we call it “memory,” and it sounds like something conceptual, it is in fact something really, truly material.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)
Believing in Master and the Fa
I was washing fruits in icy tap water one day, when the temperature outside was -6°C (which made the tap water very cold). I recalled having heart pain from breathing in the cold air on my way to Fa-study. I thought it would happen again but I did not stop washing the fruit until I finished. Then I began doing the sitting meditation.
As soon as I sat down, I experienced chest pain, shortness of breath and my heartbeat accelerated. I had the thought that the cold water caused my heart pain. I pressed an acupuncture point on my left wrist that is connected to the heart. My niece had advised me many times that pressing this acupuncture point would help alleviate heart pain.
Then, I suddenly remembered from listening to a Minghui podcast that as long as we believe in Master and Fa, we can break through and pass the trial of illness karma. I realized that I was still using everyday people's ways to treat the discomfort. I failed to fully align myself with the Fa.
I immediately stopped pressing the acupuncture point. I held a firm belief that I must steadfastly believe in Master and Dafa without any compromise. The feeling of pain or discomfort was an illusion, and I should not acknowledge it. I sat in the lotus position and did the sitting meditation right away.
All my illness symptoms were immediately gone. I was in amazement! Whenever I had a relapse in the past, I had to press the acupuncture point to help resolve the issue. However, by having only one firm thought, my heart problem went away. It was just as Master said:
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide” (The Master-Disciple Bond, Hong Yin Vol. II, Translation Version A)
After finishing the sitting meditation, I went to the bathroom to wash my clothes. I was a practitioner, I have Master watching over me and my body is composed of high-energy matter. The icy cold water did not affect me. After I finished washing my clothes, I did not have any uncomfortable feeling anymore, even though the water was as frigid as before. Only because my thought was upright, a different outcome appeared. Just as Master said:
“When you conduct yourselves righteously Master can do anything for you.” (“Touring North America to Teach the Fa”)
From this incident, I came to realize that if I had human thoughts, I would be bound by everyday people's principles. Therefore, I would feel either pain or discomfort, just like an everyday person. But, when I thought like a divine being, and I left those principles far behind, then Master is able to help rectify my incorrect thoughts.
I feel truly fortunate to cultivate in Dafa and have Master safeguard me! In order for Master to worry less about us, practitioners who haven't managed to snap out of their illness karma tribulations, please pay attention to your every thought and action, as cultivation is truly serious!