Divine Powers Emerge When Humanness Is Abandoned
(Minghui.org) Master said:
“... so why can’t the majority of them cultivate, and why haven’t more people cultivated to success? Because people can’t let go of humanness. People always look at everything with human values, like the way that modern people understand science, or the way that people interpret miracles that appear in the world of cultivation, or the way people practice their religious faiths. Always using human standards and human realms, people look at all these things with an entrenched way of thinking that was developed postnatally; they will never come to the right conclusion.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.)
I have gained a new insight into the above Fa when several incidents happened to me recently. Master gave me hints that I had to change my human mentality and should no longer understand or interpret things with human theories. If I came out of humanness, divine power would come into play.
My Tram Card
In my city the tram card can be used on the trams and buses. People put money into the card and used it as a shopping card. It is very convenient. I bring it with me when I go out, and put it into a plastic bag to avoid it getting wet.
It rained hard one day when I was distributing truth-clarification materials. My past experience told me that the tram card would not work on the checking machine if it became wet. It was rather time-consuming to change it over to a new card.
I didn’t realize that I used my human mentality to think about this incident. From a human perspective, it was correct that the tram card lost its functionality when it got wet. But, this statement might be wrong with us cultivators. If we didn’t go above the human level, the card would not work. The fact that my tram cards didn’t work for quite a few times reinforced the correctness of the human theory. It became habitual thinking that I was hardly aware of.
That day I was going to see a practitioner. It rained hard. I put my tram card into the pocket of my inside shirt so that it would not get wet.
I forgot to take it out when I put my shirt into the washing machine. I soaked the load of the washing overnight and then washed the clothes for 40 minutes. When I found the card in the pocket, it was bent. I thought the card must be damaged.
At that time one thought came into my mind: this was your human notion; if you wanted it to be working, it would.
I realized that Master Li (the founder) hinted that I should abandon my negative thought and use my righteous thoughts (divine thoughts) instead so that I would come out of my humanness.
I put my tram card on the table and pressed it so it would become flat. I said to it: “I am a Dafa practitioner and am busy with saving sentient beings. I don’t want to waste my time and don’t want to replace you either. You are with me saving sentient beings all the time. It is your honor. You must work properly.”
I used it after it became dry. To my surprise, there was no problem. It worked on the machine.
This incident changed my mentality. When I came out of my humanness and used my divine thoughts, a miracle happened. What Master told us is indeed true. Practitioners have divine powers. But most of the time I regard myself as a human being and didn’t even think to give it a try.
My kitchen sink was semi-blocked. Water went down slowly. My first thought was that it must be blocked by oily sewage or garbage. So I used different chemicals to unblock it. I even used boiled water. I used human methods to try to solve the problem. I didn’t question if this human thought was correct.
When I was going to call a handyman to fix it several days later, I suddenly realized that it might be interference. Practitioners would not come across accidental things. This sewage problem had caused problems to my daily life. After I washed the dishes that night, I sent righteous thoughts towards the sewer for five minutes.
The next day my son told me that the water came down quickly when he washed the dishes. I realized that my righteous thoughts worked.
That day I happened to read Lecture Five of Zhuan Falun. Master said:
“Because his nature had not changed, he transformed himself into a big snake to make trouble for me. I thought that he went too far, so I caught him in my hand. I used a very powerful gong called "the dissolving gong" to dissolve his lower body and turn it into water. His upper body ran back home.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun)
Master’s dissolving gong was very powerful. I realized that I could use my divine power. Didn’t Master teach me how to resolve this problem?
So I faced my palm directly to the sink drain and said in my heart: “I am using my divine powers to dissolve any visible or invisible interference from this dimension or other dimensions into water, and let the water in the drainage flow without any problems.”
With my thought, I felt my body became hot and a strong energy field was formed under my palm. I felt something was spinning. Though my third eye was not open, I could feel the strong divine power.
Within several minutes, the blockage in the sink drainage disappeared!
Changes of My Son and Daughter
My son started practicing Falun Dafa not long ago. He was amazed by this incident. He thought Dafa was miraculous. He was greatly encouraged and started to change his human mentality.
He used to get up late if he went to bed late. He changed this mentality. He told himself that he was a practitioner and time wouldn’t restrain him. If he went to bed late, he would think that he could get up early the next morning and would not feel sleepy. Sure enough, he got up early without an alarm. He told me excitedly that he was clear-minded and was not sleepy.
My daughter never did anything immediately. When I complained about this, she would get angry and talk back.
One day I was going to complain about her bad habit of not clearing the table after eating, and I realized that whatever I came across was for me to cultivate myself. Nothing was accidental. My notion might influence her. Her behavior was a false manifestation. If I changed, she would change. So I have to change my mentality.
“...good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought,...” (Lecture 4, Zhuan Falun)
So I changed my thought and used righteous thoughts. She was a good girl and I believed her. I reminded her that she forgot to clear the table and asked her to clear it immediately otherwise insects would come in no time. I didn’t scold her or complain.
She put down what she was doing and cleared the table immediately. Seeing her change, I believed in the power of Falun Dafa more and the miracle it brought about when a cultivator became assimilated to the Fa.
“I’ll tell you, for years I have been continually saying that Dafa disciples’ abilities are tremendous, yet many people don’t believe this since those abilities were not allowed to be seen. Under the effect of righteous thoughts, everything around you, as well as you yourself, will undergo changes. Yet you have never thought to give it a try. The old forces as well as the interference from the evil elements are precisely exploiting the gaps in your thinking. That’s what they have been doing all these years.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
Through the above incidents, I realized that Master asked us to step out of humanness and cultivate to be divine. We have to change our human notions and human mentalities, as well as rise above the human realm in order to validate the Fa more effectively.