Putting Our Understandings of the Teachings Into Action
(Minghui.org) I'm a Chinese medicine doctor. Sometimes practitioners come to me when they experience symptoms of being ill. I found that they actually had xinxing issues but weren't aware of it because they couldn't see past their own notions. Even though they looked within they couldn’t pinpoint which attachments caused their health issues. As time went on, the problems became bigger and the tribulations worsened, causing them mental and spiritual anguish. Even though they looked within and sent righteous thoughts they still had symptoms of being “sick”.
Earlier this year a practitioner in her 70s felt suffocated and had tightness in her chest. She couldn’t sleep and thought she had a heart problem. I reminded her several times not to assume she had an illness. I asked her to look for any problem with her xinxing or whether she still had some ordinary people’s notions. Her symptoms of a heart problem became increasingly pronounced. Her daughter brought her to see me one day and said that she couldn’t lie down or sleep. She asked me to check her mom and give her some medicine to ease her symptoms.
I knew this was also a test for me. Should I treat her as a patient or help her from the perspective of a practitioner?
Because her daughter was a new practitioner and didn’t understand the Fa deeply, I ran an electrocardiogram. The result showed that she had heart failure. The old forces took advantage of this practitioner's loopholes and wanted to intensify the persecution. I had a serious talk with her and she agreed to study the Fa more. I encouraged her to change her notions and eliminate this interference with righteous thoughts.
The next day after lunch I felt suffocated and my chest felt tight. I opened a window to let the air circulate but I didn’t feel better. The symptoms intensified. I sent righteous thoughts, but I felt even more suffocated. I asked my colleague who is also a practitioner to send righteous thoughts with me. After ten minutes I felt worse. I felt like I was dying. I quietly told Master, “Master, please reinforce my righteous thoughts and help me eliminate this interference.”
My colleague and I kept sending righteous thoughts. After 20 minutes the symptoms subsided. I thanked Master for His care and protection!
When I arrived home, I thought about what happened but couldn’t figure out where I fell short. After I read ZhuanFalun I had an insight.
My understanding was that when the elderly practitioner was going through sickness karma, I shared my understanding of the Fa with her. But I also ran an electrocardiogram on her. When I experienced similar symptoms I made it through under the guidance of the Fa's principles. I was deeply touched by Master’s benevolence. A warm current went through my body. I couldn’t hold back my tears. Master takes care of practitioners and uses every opportunity to help us improve and elevate. Thank you Master!
The next day I heard that the practitioner changed her mind and didn’t go to the hospital for an examination after all.
Our Thoughts Determine the Outcome
My mother-in-law who lives with us was never satisfied with me. She constantly complained about me to my husband. My husband knows I'm a kind person and didn’t agree with his mother. I looked within to see if I had any attachments and told my husband not to argue with her.
I thought about my mother-in-law. She was never satisfied with me and even made up stories about me. If I didn’t practice Falun Dafa, I wouldn’t have been kind to her.
I realized that my thoughts weren't righteous and I resented the way she treated me. I sent forth righteous thoughts to dissolve my resentment. I also repeatedly said, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When I returned home I sat in the lotus position and continued reciting it. Ten minutes later my body felt light and I was happy.
That night I dreamed of a white-haired man trapped in a cage full of resentment. He was a being made of hatred. I wanted to help him so I told him, “Falun Dafa is good.” When I said those words, they resonated throughout the universe. A huge Buddha appeared and the sky was filled with golden lights. The atmosphere was solemn and sacred.
When I woke up I realized that Master showed me this sacred scene because my thoughts dissolved my hatred towards my mother-in-law. It's so powerful to recite “Falun Dafa is good.” Practitioners are different from ordinary people. When conflicts occur and practitioners behave in line with the Fa's principles the true magnificence of cultivation is displayed.
The Power of True Cultivation
Sometimes people are suspicious when I clarify the truth to them. When this happens I examine myself to see if my attachments prevented them from listening to me. When I rectify myself, people’s attitudes change.
I planned to clarify the truth to a girl who came to my clinic. I chatted with her about her age and work, but she replied cautiously. She asked why I seemed curious about her. The atmosphere wasn't harmonious, so I excused myself and stepped outside. When I looked within I found that I had a selfish heart. On one hand I wanted to save her but I also wanted to protect myself and I didn’t want her to know that I practiced Falun Dafa. How could I possibly save people if I had such an impure heart?
I sent righteous thoughts and then walked back into the room. I asked her if she'd heard that millions of Chinese were withdrawing from the CCP. Her eyes widened and she immediately took off her earphones. She listened to me attentively and agreed to withdraw from the CCP’s affiliated organizations. She repeatedly thanked me before she left.
There were many more examples of this kind. I always benefited a lot when I behaved in line with the Fa principles.
I will remember Master’s words and do the three things well and walk my cultivation path righteously.
“Do well what remains to be done, and head toward the future with a cultivation journey free of regret.” (“To the Canada Fa Conference”, Yellow Team Translation)