Changing My Bad Habit After Studying "Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan"
(Clearwisdom.net) In the past I had a hot temper and would explode after just one word of criticism. Master said the following in "Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan" in 2006,
"I can completely remove the material substance for you, but the habits that were formed are something you definitely have to remove--definitely, absolutely."
From this Fa, I came to understand the importance of this problem. Fa rectification is reaching the final stage. Master has taken away the surface material, but the habit that I developed was really difficult to eliminate. I realized this after certain things happened. I now feel that I have really suppressed this bad habit.
One night, I went out to distribute truth clarification materials in the residential area where my sister's family lives. When I was finished, I went to my sister's home, and it was late when I decided to leave. I called a few taxis, but the taxi drivers all thought that the place where I wanted to go was too rural and they were reluctant to go there. Then another taxi came. I waved my hand and the taxi stopped. As soon as I got into the taxi I smelled alcohol. At that moment, I thought that it was not safe because the driver was drunk, and that I should get out. But, I also thought that it was very late and it was difficult to hail a taxi, so I just took the ride. I thought that as a Dafa practitioner with righteous Gods protecting me, I should not have any problem.
By the driver's facial expression, I could tell that he was upset. I thought that it was not an accident that I met him and that maybe it was predestined relationship. The driver sighed. He was angry because his wife had run away with someone else. I asked him if he wanted her to come back to him. He said that he did because he loved her.
The driver then asked me if I had ever run away with anyone. Hearing these words really struck a nerve. I instantly lost my temper and thought about fighting back. Then I remembered Master's teaching in "Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan" in 2006,
"What this means is, nothing that you come across as you go about saving sentient beings and validating the Fa is coincidental. Nothing is that simple, be it something seemingly minor, what thoughts someone has, or the wide array of people and things that you run into when you are clarifying the truth. But, it's only acceptable when you go about things with compassion in your heart. Don't be bothered when people have a certain attitude or misunderstandings. When you act just to save the person, to save sentient beings, then I think the impact of that can change everything. If, however, as you clarify the truth your mind is affected by ordinary human attachments, then you won't be able to achieve anything."
I am a Dafa practitioner, and my duty is to save sentient beings. If I had argued with him, wouldn't that be an attachment to fighting? With that in mind, I calmly told him, "I have never run away with anyone. I am a Dafa practitioner and Dafa practitioners are all good people. Today, you had the opportunity to meet me. If you sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good,' everything will turn out good and she will surely come back to you."
The driver immediately said, "Yes, Dafa practitioners are all good. Falun Dafa is good." I asked him if he had joined Communist Youth League. He said that he had, and that he had also joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I suggested that he should quit all the CCP organizations. He agreed by nodding his head, so I asked his name and if he wanted to use his real name to quit CCP. He said yes.
When I got out of the taxi, he lowered the window and waved to me and said, "Falun Dafa is good."
I felt happy that a life had been saved.