Experiencing the Power of the Fa after Upgrading My Xinxing
(Clearwisdom.net) I started to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and I have experienced numerous tribulations over the years. Some of them I passed well, some of them not so well. I really felt the Fa's power at those moments when I did do well.
In the beginning of my cultivation, I was able to be a good person and take hardship as joy. I started to do much of the housekeeping work at home. I did whatever work my wife was unwilling to do, such as the laundry and cooking. My wife and father were both very appreciative. However, after a period of time, the situation changed. Though I was still doing the same housework, she started to get very picky. Gradually, she got so angry that she had headaches. I felt really bad during that period of time. One day, I suddenly realized that maybe it was time for me to upgrade my xinxing. I calmed down and smiled at her with a peaceful mind. Unexpectedly, my angry wife smiled back at me. She took the broom from my hand and finished cleaning up without another word, just as if she had turned into a different person. This was the first time that I deeply felt the Fa's power after upgrading my xinxing.
After a trip to Beijing to peacefully appeal for Falun Gong in 2000, I was taken to the local police station. Two officers took me into a room on the third floor and locked me in. One of them cursed at me and slapped my face. I did not feel angry. Instead, I smiled at them with a peaceful mind. Suddenly, the situation changed. The angry officer seemed taken aback. His anger suddenly disappeared. He walked up next to me and started to talk about how difficult their work was.
From these experiences, I realized that if we can maintain the mindset of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and have a peaceful and unaffected heart, we will be able to handle all situations. Master said,
"If you are a true practitioner, our Falun will safeguard you. I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe." (Zhuan Falun)
However, maintaining an unaffected mind is difficult. We often want to find solutions to resolve our tribulations instead of searching inward for our own problems. Actually, the only solution is to upgrade xinxing. We have to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to pass tribulations.
Articles in the "Minghui Weekly" newsletter sometimes discuss how to do certain types of work. Instead of particular techniques, I think that the most critical element is our attitude and mindset. If we can maintain a peaceful and compassionate mindset and if we are always willing to assimilate to the characteristic of the universe, everything that we do has the power to eliminate evil, to validate Dafa, and to save sentient beings. In addition, many Fa-safeguarding divine beings are protecting us. If we just use ordinary people's methods without upgrading our xinxing and without assimilating to the characteristic of the universe, we will not be able to truly validate the Fa.