Vietnamese Practitioner: Recent Cultivation Experiences and Understandings
(Minghui.org) I started to cultivate in Falun Dafa four years ago. In the beginning of my cultivation, I was able to see scenes from other dimensions. I was not attached to what I saw because I understood that it was Master who unveiled everything for me to see. I know these things do not determine my level in cultivation, and I know I needed to take the Fa as teacher.
Studying the Fa And Understanding the Fa
“Though you find a person practicing qigong in a park, in actuality, he is not truly practicing cultivation. Though he wishes to practice cultivation toward a high level, he cannot make it without receiving the righteous way. He has only a desire to practice cultivation toward a high level. This person is still a qigong practitioner at the low level of healing and fitness.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
When I first started cultivating, I thought cultivation was just studying the Fa, practicing the exercises, and doing the three things. After a while, I realized that I needed to genuinely cultivate.
In Zhuan Falun, Master frequently mentioned the word “genuinely” or “truly.”
Master reminded us:
“Everyone sits here to learn this Dafa, so you must here conduct yourselves as true practitioners, and you must give up attachments.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“Upon purifying your bodies and moving you up, I will install a complete cultivation practice system in your body. Right away you will practice cultivation at high levels. It will be done, however, only for practitioners who come to genuinely practice cultivation; your simply sitting here does not mean that you are a practitioner.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
So what is a true cultivator? When studying the Fa with a calm and clear mind, I started to take notes when Master said “genuinely” or “truly,” as a way to better comprehend Master’s lectures.
“One must truly practice cultivation and pay attention to one’s xinxing. Only by truly practicing cultivation can one’s illness be eliminated. Because qigong practice is not a physical exercise but something beyond everyday people, there must be a higher principle and standard for practitioners. One must follow that in order to achieve the goal.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I’ve enlightened that Master has standards and requirements for us to abide by, and only by doing what Master wants can we walk steadily on the path of cultivation.
I’ve taken notes of these standards and requirements while reading Zhuan Falun.These standards and requirements often appeared during my xinxing tribulations, and when I did the exercises.
The Process of Cultivating One’s Xinxing
“Our practice has a focus and truly points out those attachments. By abandoning them, one will make very rapid progress in cultivation.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun)
I became aware of upgrading my xinxing and eliminating my attachments, and I became able to discern my own thoughts and clear my mind. I did everything according to the Fa and always kept in mind that I was a cultivator. When I met with a conflict at home or at my workplace, I regarded it as an opportunity to upgrade my xinxing. In the beginning I was not able to tolerate anyone who was at odds with me, but after going through numerous xinxing tribulations, I was able to let go of my ego and simply smile, and not be moved. I silently recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” so as not to be interfered with by bad thoughts. Over a period of time, I realized my that xinxing level had truly upgraded.
From studying the Fa I understood truly thinking of others’ needs first.
“You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems. Therefore, in cultivation practice you should follow a higher and higher standard for yourself.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Doing the Exercises
“As karma is eliminated piece by piece, the legs will feel a little better after a piece is eliminated. Soon another piece comes up, and the legs will feel the pain again.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
I prolonged the fifth mediation exercise bit by bit every day until I was able to mediate for two hours. When meditating for two hours, I felt a very strong energy field. Each time while doing the mediation exercise I feel a strong surge of pain in my bones, like burning fire scorching in my feet. I think about what Master said, and I know that this was the process of eliminating my karma.
It was really hard in the beginning to keep a calm mind while mediating because my legs were in a lot of pain. After a month of battling with myself, I was able to sit through the whole mediation exercise. I felt black substances emitting from the soles of my feet, and after two more months, I saw black substances emitting from my soles and hands. I persisted in practicing the exercises twice each day and increased my Fa study time. I’ve encountered and passed many xinxing tribulations and physical pains.
During the past four months, I studied the Fa more and practiced more exercises. I later felt that there was a Falun in the palms of my hands, and I felt a strong energy field around me. Whether when I am studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, or cooking I can feel “the Fa cultivates practitioners.”
When I was walking down the stairs one time, I felt as if my feet were levitating off the ground. I was startled and started to descend slowly, taking one step at a time. Another time while laying in bed, I felt my body lifting off the bed and realized that this was the heavenly circuit in effect. Cultivation is not about how long one has cultivated, but how one should cultivate one’s heart and upgrade one’s xinxing level during the process.
I encouraged myself to write this experience sharing, and hope that it is inspiring to those who read it.
“True Dafa disciples have higher energy and are able to destroy karma and germs; they are emissaries of salvation in these latter days, and bring their wisdom to bear upon saving people as they share truthful information related to our practice.” (“Stay Rational,” Team Yellow Translation)
Though I have only cultivated for four years, I feel as if I just understood the true meaning of Dafa, understand “the Fa cultivating practitioners,” and feel the strong energy field.
I hope everyone will follow Master’s Fa, abide by it, and take the Fa as the teacher. We should focus on how we cultivate, and study the Fa instead of listening to criticisms. We should always follow the Fa and use it to guide us.