A Simple Choice
(Minghui.org) I realized something while studying the Fa on New Year's Eve: A life began to fall because it had a selfish thought.
Perhaps this life that fell had deviated only slightly from the characteristic of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. But as this selfish thought became stronger, the further down it fell, until it reached the human world.
Therefore, when a practitioner wants to go back to where he came from, he must eliminate selfishness and return to his original true self. This is the ultimate goal of personal cultivation practice in Falun Dafa.
After I realized this, I felt that cultivation became much simpler. I no longer needed to go through the painful process of eliminating attachments. As long as I could identify in a situation what is “being selfish” and what is “putting others first,” I could then make the right choice at any time.
As for cultivation during the Fa-rectification, and Fa-validation, I will know how to make decisions and deal with issues as long as I make saving sentient beings my goal.
Master Li mentioned the principle of “choice” at higher levels:
“And at even higher levels, concepts like eliminating karma, enduring hardships, and cultivation no longer exist, and it's just a choice!” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference)
Although I have enlightened to only a bit of this, I think that my cultivation will become simpler and easier.
Thank you, Master!