Improving on My Cultivation Path: Being Vigilant While Looking Inward
(Minghui.org) I have listened to the video “Minghui Fahui Experience Sharing” during the past few days. I deeply admire the conscientious practitioners who have accepted responsibility for Dafa, practitioners, and for themselves.
I once wrote an article for the Minghui website. I just wrote down these small things in chronological order, which reflected the virtues of Dafa and the compassion of Master Li Hongzhi. I did not review the article thoroughly.
When I read the article after it was edited and published on the Minghui website, the sequence of events had been properly rearranged. It gave the reader the feeling that the article had been written in one go, and represented a continuous story. It evidenced righteousness, and validated that practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Why did I not think of those connotations? It was because I still had human notions and a show-off mentality. It was a serious stain on my cultivation path because I included my human notions in the article. I felt sad and shameful before Dafa and Master. I sadly had the attachment of using Dafa for self-confirmation, which had long been hidden in my heart.
I was also frustrated for not measuring up with others when comparing myself to the pure minds of fellow practitioners. The frustration was about my attachment of fighting and jealousy. But most importantly, I was happy for being able to identify my attachments, and once they were removed, I knew I could improve my cultivation level.
This same article was later included in the Minghui Weekly. This time, I was more shocked. The editors included notes and photos in the article. With their continuous improvement, this article on the surface showed a practitioner's integrity, which was as firm as a mystical weapon. I suddenly understood that this was one embodiment of Dafa in a great way without form.
I also wrote an article about a xinxing conflict between myself and a family member, who is also a practitioner. The editors left out any negative connotations about my family member. Even though I thought about what Master taught us, my attachment of resentment in my heart toward family members manifested.
“As your Master, I have never kept account of the wrong things you have done in your cultivation; I remember only the good things you have done and your accomplishments. Dafa disciples have made it through during cultivation and unparalleled evil persecution, so they are deeply aware of the hardships in cultivation, and they won’t fail to understand the students who have gone down the wrong path.” (“Pass the Deadly Test,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Whatever Master requires should be done by every Dafa practitioner – without compromise. If there is any part of Master's requirements that I cannot meet, it is because I am not assimilated to Dafa in that aspect. In the future, I will be more vigilant about my thoughts to ensure that they conform with Dafa's requirements. By doing so, my cultivation will be greatly improved.