(Minghui.org) I started to truly cherish the opportunity to cultivate after returning to Dafa. Amidst all the tribulations and xinxing tests, I was steadfast in my righteous thoughts to overcome any hardships by believing in Master and believing in the Fa and by respecting Master and the Fa. From my personal experiences, I feel that as long as I have the Fa in my heart, prioritize Dafa, and truly regard myself as a genuine cultivator, I will be able to overcome any tribulation. 

On one occasion, my sickness karma appeared very suddenly and ferociously, and I almost fainted and lost my life. A thought flashed into my mind, “I’m not afraid of dying but I will not accept the arrangements of the evil. I cannot have the sentient beings around me misunderstand Falun Dafa and leave a negative impression on Dafa.” Because I was firm in what I believed, the sickness karma disappeared in a couple of hours. 

Another time, I seemed to have the symptoms of being allergic to mangoes. My whole body appeared to have long centipede-like rashes. I was itching and in pain and it was really hard for me to endure. My face was so swollen that my facial features looked disfigured. When the false reality worsened, I became worried. However, as cultivators we should know how to regard and treat the false illusions of sickness karma. 

Master stated:

“Whether you can practice cultivation all depends upon whether you can endure, sacrifice, and suffer. If you can commit your mind, no difficulties can stop you. I would say that there is not a problem.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

I committed my mind and told my sickness karma, “You cannot scare me. I will not be afraid of you.” When I let go of my fear and disregarded the sickness karma, the symptoms disappeared. I looked inward and found many attachments. I was able to take a big step forward in cultivation. 

When overcoming a tribulation and lacking confidence in my ability to endure and forbear, I always think of what Master said:

“As long as you upgrade your xinxing, you can overcome them. Unless you, yourself do not want to do so, you can make it, provided you want to overcome them.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

When I commit my mind and fully believe in Master, it is really like what Master says:

“After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

On my path of cultivation, I’ve experienced many tribulations and endured many xinxing tests. This process has been quite arduous, and I have experienced many ups and downs. My deepest impression from my experiences is that righteous thoughts come from believing in Dafa. Only by studying the Fa can we strengthen our righteous thoughts and not deviate from our path of cultivation.