Cultivation During the Pandemic
(Minghui.org) It has been more than six months since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (coronavirus). During this period my cultivation status improved, and I overcame severe sickness karma.
Saving People During the Pandemic
My family was in a panic with the sudden outbreak of the pandemic, and I did not know how to deal with it. I calmed down and told my family, “All of you know Falun Dafa is good and the truth of Falun Dafa. Master Li has been protecting us, so we will be fine.” I also asked them to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” when they felt worried. My family all agreed with me and repeated what I told them, especially when they went out.
I had a full-time job, so I could not clarify the truth every day before the pandemic. Now my office went on lockdown and I had more time to go out and clarify the truth face to face. A morning market near my home recently opened, so it was convenient for me to find people to talk to.
During the lockdown, we continued our local group Fa study. We formed small groups of two or three people and studied the Fa together several times a week. After studying the Fa, we shared our understanding of the current situation. We all realized that we must seize every moment to save more people. We did not have truth-clarification materials related to the virus, so we printed some Minghui articles and circulated them. We also told people to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I studied the Fa every morning, memorizing two or three pages before going out to talk to people, asking for Master Li's (the founder) help. I seized the opportunity to tell the truth to everyone that I met. I told them many people lost their lives in Wuhan. To stay safe they need to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I told them that Falun Dafa is a mind-body practice. Most people agreed when I asked them to quit the CCP.
A couple got locked out of their neighborhood when they went out for groceries. They asked me if I could help them find another way to get home. I told them how to stay safe from the plague, and they listened intently. Then I told them about a shortcut back to their community.
I also went to my relatives’ home and told them how to protect themselves. One of them even found a job during the pandemic, which was amazing. They all felt blessed.
I was also able to eliminate my strong attachment to my son. He lost his job due to the pandemic and was spending most of the day playing on his cell phone. I was uncomfortable with his behavior and with him not having a job. I recited Master’s Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate this attachment.
“You are unable to interfere with the lives of others, and neither can you control others’ fates, including those of your wife, sons, daughters, parents, or brothers. Can you decide those things?” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
After my heart calmed down, a company hired my son with a good salary. When my cultivation improved, my son's situation changed accordingly.
After the Chinese New Year, I experienced sickness karma. I often bled when I used the washroom. It kept getting worse. I did not take it seriously at first because I had been healthy since I started practicing Dafa 20 years ago. I visited my sister in June and told her about this as she is also a practitioner. One night, she woke me up and said that the matter of 30,000 yuan caused the sickness karma. She said maybe it was a hint from Master to help me.
Several years ago, my father gave me 30,000 yuan at my sister's home. He gave me the money because I fought for it. I complained because I thought he gave his money to my sisters, but not me. He did not want to hear me complain anymore, so he gave me the money.
I had many attachments at that time, such as jealousy, self-interest, resentment, and competitiveness. I took my younger sister's money, and ignored those attachments. I did not cultivate myself. I did not think about my father and my younger sister, and hurt them. I was selfish.
I acknowledged my mistake to Master the next morning. I promised to give the money back to my younger sister and apologize to my father. I felt more relaxed.
I also remembered the wrong deeds I did when I was a child. I injured a hen and abandoned a cat. I promised I would never bully weak beings again.
I realized I also have an attachment to lust. When I was young there was a boy in my village that I liked and wanted to be with all the time. In middle school there was a boy in my class that I liked. I did not realize I had this attachment until I looked within, and then I decided to eliminate it.
I understood that what was wrong with me was not a sickness. Master was cleansing my body.
When I returned home, I did not treat cultivation practice seriously. I planned to give my younger sister the money immediately, but after giving it a second thought, I decided to wait until I got paid instead of withdrawing the money from my savings. My sickness karma became worse after this thought.
One night I became frightened, and my heart-beat increased. I could not sleep and felt gloomy. I got up to send forth righteous thoughts and then recited the Fa. I also asked Master to help me. I felt the comfort of the Falun (law wheel). I knew Master saved me again and eliminated the bad things on my body.
The next day my health was restored and I felt normal again. I immediately went to the bank and withdrew the money to repay my younger sister. This whole process lasted about six months. Now people often say that my skin is flawless, and I look much younger than my age.
I had a dream when the pandemic first broke out. I saw a white pyramid. It was not high but it was steep, and challenging to get to the top. I understood, it is now at the final stage of the Fa-rectification, so we cannot slack off. We should be strict with ourselves and study the Fa more. We should believe in Master and the Fa no matter what tribulation we have and steadily walk every step.
Thank you, compassionate Master, for saving me!