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Take the Fa as Teacher and Eliminate the Attachment of Looking Outward

Sept. 2, 2021 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) I had a dream when I first learned Dafa in which I carried a copy of Zhuan Falun and wandered around as though I was looking for something. I saw a podium in front of me where a shabbily dressed person was talking, with just a few people listening to him. Then I woke up. I realized Master Li was hinting for me to take the Fa as my teacher and not always look outward for help. But I continued to make the mistake of looking outward and stumbled until finally I learned that Dafa can solve all problems.

I was overly concerned about protecting myself from being persecuted. I always thought from this angle because I had been imprisoned before. So I ended up lingering in this mindset and could not move forward. 

I owned a house that I rented out to others. However, I used the address in 2015, when I filed complaints against Jiang Zemin (the former head of the Chinese Communist Party). Then two years ago, I moved to there.

During the pandemic, our neighborhood had to register to take the Rapid COVID-19 antigen test. It triggered my attachment to fear, worrying that the authorities may use my contact information to persecute me. My daughter found it hard to understand, “The COVID-19 test is not for you alone. Why can’t you just do it without worrying. You are paranoid about being persecuted.” 

Although the communist Party is very evil, Master Li said: 

“As I've said, everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts.”(“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

After listening to fellow practitioners share their experiences, I knew that many of them treated everything pertaining to the evil Party with righteous thoughts. The persecution had no place in their thoughts!

I learned that a fellow practitioner sent forth righteous thoughts for a long time and escaped a dangerous situation. I went to stay with her and hoped I could do the same under her influence. But my palm kept tilting when I sent forth righteous thoughts next to her. She corrected me many times; however, it continued to happen. In the end, she wanted me to leave. 

On the last day I was at her home, I read in one of Master’s lectures:

“In the process of studying the Fa you'll be able to keep clearing away bad elements in yourself, changing the last bit of stuff you have that hasn't yet been changed.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)

I realized that we are changing in the process of studying the Fa; the sharing among practitioners also enhances the effect of righteous thoughts. My attachment to relying on other practitioners to solve problems was eliminated right away. I decided to go home and study the Fa to truly change and elevate myself!

I had gone to that fellow practitioner’s home for help whenever I ran into problems. It caused interference for her and enlarged her attachment to always wanting to help solve others’ problems. This time I completely gave up the attachment to seeking help from others when I ran into problems. 

Having given up the attachment of looking outward for help, I studied the Fa at home calmly. Every sentence was embedded in my mind. Master pointed out the related Fa when I studied, which strengthened my righteous thoughts. Master then eliminated my attachments, transformed the gong (cultivation energy) for me, and resolved all my problems.

I believed all these phenomena previously. However, the atheistic education I received over the years made me feel these concepts were no different from ordinary thinking. I did not think much of them, nor did I try to enlighten to anything. I casually let it slip by me and did not follow the inspiration of Master’s Fa to act. 

I gradually realized Master is right next to me. He knows at every moment what his disciples are thinking. It was only that I did not know how to enlighten to this. 

Dafa practitioners need to firm up their righteous thoughts. What are righteous thoughts? Doing and believing whatever Dafa says. Just latch onto this single thought: “Resist anything that is incompatible with Dafa!” One can do this when their righteous thoughts are strong. 

I am steadfast in one belief: “I am a Dafa disciple, Mr. Li Hongzhi’s disciple; My life belongs to Master to manage!” I will correct my gaps in the Fa, cultivate away whatever attachments I have, evaluate every thought of mine in my daily life, and eliminate those thoughts that do not conform to the Fa. The old forces are not qualified to arrange tribulations to test me. Whoever does is committing a crime and will be eliminated. 

Master said: 

“...Remove your human thoughtsand evil will naturally die out” (“Don't Be Sad.” Hong Yin Volume II)

Today’s “Zero-out” campaign is the same. It's just as fellow practitioners have said, “Zero-out” is for us practitioners to Zero-out all the old forces and evil factors that manipulate the authorities to persecute us! This is a good chance for us to save those sentient beings. We are Dafa practitioners; our bodies are in the human world, but our hearts have transcendedthis world! 

It took time for me to improve, and I still have many deficiencies. For example, I distributed flyers at small communities near my home. Before going out, I sent forth righteous thoughts. Then after I distributed flyers a few times and did not see people around, I was able to calm down. But one day, two people came as soon as I stepped out of a gate. I was scared and went home right away. Thinking back, I felt I should not have been so paranoid. 

I heard an experience sharing about a Dafa practitioner who clarified the truth in a town square. The police patrolled the vicinity without bothering him. Practitioners with their celestial eye (third eye) open saw that this practitioner and the officers were in different dimensions. The evil could not enter the field that this practitioner was in. 

I also heard about a practitioner displaying banners in Tiananmen Square. Two police officers ran toward this practitioner, but they looked very small and were unable to come close to him no matter how hard they ran. Actually, they were in different dimensions. However, this practitioner fell to the human dimension as soon as his human notion arose, and the police arrived immediately. 

One practitioner said that in the process of rescuing a fellow practitioner, Master showed him that he was walking on a road with a red carpet, which helped him reach his goal directly. I realized what Master said: 

“Dafa disciples have their ways.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference”)