Becoming Diligent in Cultivation after Watching Shen Yun
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in late 2017, but I didn't study the Fa much in those days due to my long working hours as a marketing salesperson and the stress of the job.
When I picked up Zhuan Falun in the evening, I felt sleepy only after reading a few pages.
For a certain period of time, I didn't study the Fa or do the exercises. One night, a voice angrily shouted at me: “I want to cultivate! I want to cultivate!” The shouting woke me up.
“The Assistant Spirit wants to practice cultivation, but it cannot do anything about it if the Main Spirit does not want to do it.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
It is very difficult for a life to gain the opportunity to cultivate in Dafa; and so my assistant spirit must have become anxious because I wasn't diligent in my cultivation. However, I wasn't able to correct myself until I saw Shen Yun last year.
Awakened by Shen Yun
While watching Shen Yun I felt all my sweat pores open up. It seemed that every note from the orchestra washed away my attachments and karma layer by layer. And every movement the dancers made was illuminated with golden light, purifying my soul with waves of righteous energy.
My true self was awakened from being buried by the karma that I had accumulated lifetime after lifetime. I came to understand why veteran practitioners kept telling me, “Shen Yun saves lives. Shen Yun saves lives.”
I began to cultivate diligently after seeing the show.
Annoying Boy Helps Me
I decided to stop playing games on my computer and cell phone. As a result, I found that I could eat meals without being distracted, and had time to memorize a paragraph of the Fa while riding on public transport. I also stopped drinking alcohol, and singing karaoke (two other favorite pastimes of mine).
My friends were surprised to see my temperament and personality improve.
I remember when I first quit playing computer games, I still felt a strong attachment to them.
After attending a Fa conference, I thought about relaxing a little and went into a restaurant. As soon as I sat down, I couldn't help but take out my cell phone and start playing a game on it while waiting for my meal.
A boy at the next table was fidgeting and knocking into my chair. It didn't bother me at first, but he kept bumping into my back and head several times.
I could feel myself getting agitated, but then suddenly thought, “Master is giving me a hint through this kid bumping into me.”
I immediately stopped playing the game, quit the games group, and removed the app from my phone.
Sleep Not Affected
I used to think that I needed a lot of sleep because I have to get up very early in the morning for work. If I had to stay up late, I would feel dizzy and couldn't concentrate at work the next day. But now I read one lecture of Zhuan Falun and do the five sets of exercises every day. Even if I have to stay up late, I no longer feel tired the next day.
Sometimes I read Master’s teachings given at Fa conferences until 2 or 3 a.m. However, when I wake up for work, even though I only slept for a short time, I feel that I've had enough sleep.
“Modern science holds that time has a field. If something is not within the scope of a time-field, it is not restricted by that time.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
It felt like a force had shifted time, and compassionate Master helped me to have enough sleep.
I recently hurt my back while working and I couldn't bend over. It was so painful that I couldn't sleep.
I sent righteous thoughts to clear all the incorrect states in my dimensional field, and asked Master to strengthen me so that I could do the Dafa exercises and go to work.
On the first day, which was also the most painful, I finished the one-hour sitting meditation. I didn't take any pain-killers or take any sick leave.
I kept studying the Fa and doing the exercises every day. I kept in mind Master’s teaching,
“Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating.” (“To the Chicago Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
I knew that I was eliminating karma through the pain that I was feeling.