Changing Human Notions and Removing Human Attachments
(Minghui.org) We often go to the remote countryside to clarify the truth about Dafa, and try to return home around noon.
I am retired and live with my elderly parents. I cook for them and clean up every day. Therefore, every time we go to the countryside to talk to people, I ask our driver, Wen (alias), to return earlier than noon, as don’t want to be late in preparing meals for my parents, and making them angry with me.
Since I had this incorrect notion and unrighteous thinking, we always came back later than I wanted to. Wen felt helpless, and I always blamed her for being late. My mother was angry too. I understood that my incorrect notions caused this situation to occur.
“Of course, we have said that one gets into trouble because one's own values and mind are not correct or righteous.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
“Neither heaven nor earth canblock my road of Fa-rectificationBut disciples' human hearts can”(“Troubles,” Hong Yin III)
This morning I studied Master's new lecture for over an hour and felt enlightened by what Master said:
“…when experiencing conflicts or tensions, or any situation, you are able to look inside yourself for the cause, [thinking,] ‘Is this because I did something wrong? Is there a problem on my part that caused this disharmony?’” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
“The reason is, as you Dafa disciples validate the Fa, or work on a project, you are in the process of Consummating yourselves and walking the path of cultivation, and so you have to resolve on your own whatever challenges you meet with for it to count as passing tests, right? When you pass it, that’s mighty virtue.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
Clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa to people to save them is the most righteous thing. They will be blessed by supporting me. I am not just trying to be a good person among ordinary people. I am a Dafa practitioner and I must fulfill my vow to save sentient beings.
“Also, a lot of our students are concerned about many things, all kinds of stuff. In fact, once you think about those things your realm has dropped. Don't think about anything, and don't worry about anything. Master is compassionate, and he'll definitely arrange for you what's the best.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
After I changed my notions, my heart settled down as well. I wrote a note to my parents asking them not to be worried about me if I come home late. Since I put down my human attachments and changed my notions, I stopped asking Wen to bring us back early. We recite Hong Yin poems, and sing songs written by Dafa practitioners on the way to our destinations. When we meet people, we stop to explain the persecution of Falun Dafa to them. When we arrive at the market, we divide into two small groups after we get out of the car.
Hui (alias) and I worked as a team after I eliminated my human notions, and we just wanted to talk to people about Falun Dafa. When she was talking with people, I sent righteous thoughts. When I told people the facts, she sent righteous thoughts. We complement each other during our truth clarification activities. We always have a smile on our faces, hold compassion in our hearts, and are peaceful. I feel that Master is blessing us, and that the energy field around us is very strong.
A man said after listening to what we said, “Jiang Zemin is such a bad guy. I already quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I have three copies of your information booklets.” We told him to give the booklets to others after he finished reading them. He nodded in agreement and left.
Another person told us, “I quit the CCP long ago. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have such a profitable business.” We met and drove back home at around 11:00 a.m. We recited Hong Yin and listened to TianYin music on the way back. We stopped whenever we saw people. We told them the facts and gave out all of the truth clarification booklets. We collected a total of 99 names of people who wanted to quit the CCP. It really felt wonderful.
It was almost 12 p.m. when I got home. My mom prepared the dough and fillings to make dumplings. She was very happy when she saw me. We made dumplings together and chatted. The atmosphere was good and harmonious. It was exactly like Master said in the Fa lecture,
“Actually, if you really lose something, it's only caused by your unwillingness to let go of that attachment. Your attachment is always being rubbed in order to have you break it. If a crisis really occurs for you, it aims at having you eliminate your attachment. So what will happen if you insist on not eliminating it and still cling to it? A deadlock will result. The more persistent you are, the worse your situation and living environment might become. When you truly let go of the attachment, you might find that things turn around immediately, that your mind is suddenly relaxed, and that your body has changed and become altogether light. Looking back, you'll find that you've lost nothing. It's just like the Chinese saying, “After passing the shady willow trees there will be bright flowers and another village ahead.” Good things will suddenly come your way again.” (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)