Young Practitioner: Improving Xinxing While Eliminating Attachments
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa with my grandparents when I was little. I’m now 13 years old. When I encounter interference and tests in cultivation, I do my best to follow the teachings of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, and behave according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Letting Go of Competitiveness
I accidentally touched a girl at school one day when I wasn’t paying attention. She stomped on my foot and screamed, “Don’t you dare do that again!”
I wanted to argue back, but I then remembered what Master said:
“If you compete and fight like an ordinary person, you are an ordinary person. If you outdo him, you are even worse than that ordinary person.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
I told myself that I was a practitioner and I shouldn’t fight like everyday people. Once I had that thought, I closed my mouth and walked away. I was happy to have passed the test.
Another time, I ran into a classmate from behind and pushed him. He turned around and punched me in the chest so hard that I couldn’t breathe for a couple of seconds. When I was about to hit him back, I realized that a practitioner should not behave the same way and immediately calmed down.
Even though he’d hit me, he still reported me to the teacher for pushing him. The teacher lectured me and made me stand [during class] as punishment.
I told my mother what had happened at school and she thought that I’d been treated unfairly. She wanted to talk to the teacher, but I didn’t want her to make it complicated. I told her, “Please don’t get involved in this. Master told me to look inward when a conflict occurs. I was wrong for running into my classmate.”
I apologized to the boy the next day and said, “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have pushed you.” He also apologized and said, “I shouldn’t have hit you, either.” We became good friends.
Once when I was home during break, my body felt itchy with pink bumps rapidly spreading all over me. I realized that I had been obsessed with playing video games recently. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to clear the bad substances and did the second exercise. The itchy bumps miraculously faded away after I finished doing the exercise.
I went home this past August. While I was doing the Falun Standing Stance with my grandmother, I felt dizzy and began staggering. My grandmother checked my forehead and said that I had a fever. She told me to take a break, but I said, “No. Master is eliminating my karma!”
We continued to do the exercise and eventually finished all four standing exercises. We then sent forth righteous thoughts for half an hour. My fever was gone the next morning.
Addicted to Playing Video Games
“A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains. All of what a person sees with the eyes and hears with the ears are: violence, lust, power struggles in literary works, struggles for profit in the practical world, money worship, other manifestations of demon-nature, and so on. With his head filled with these, this kind of person is truly a bad person, no matter what he appears to be.” (“Melt into the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
The worst attachment I had was that I was addicted to playing video games. Although I had uninstalled the games from my phone three times, I couldn’t control myself and would install them again. I felt uncomfortable if I didn’t play a video game. The fighting and killing in the games caused me to behave with demonic nature.
To discipline myself and eliminate the attachment to playing video games, I put my cell phone in my grandmother’s room. On the path of cultivation, I try to get rid of various attachments, align myself with the standard of the Fa, and improve my moral character.