Focusing on Eliminating Interfering Factors Behind Our Attachments
(Minghui.org) When I first began cultivation in Falun Dafa, I was a very demanding person, full of notions, soaked in sentimentality, caring a great deal about my reputation, and badly influenced by the Chinese Communist Party culture. In the process of cultivation, besides the persecution, what hinders me the most is my own notions.
I could see clearly what my attachments were, but I had a hard time getting rid of them or abandoning them completely. I was distressed by this.
Through consistent Fa study over the years, I have been able to keep up with my cultivation and enlighten to the Fa. But certain attachments, such as the mentality of fighting or being too emotionally charged at times, were very difficult to get rid of. Even with intensive Fa study, I still had a hard time suppressing my human heart that kept surfacing.
When I sent forth righteous thoughts one day, I suddenly thought why not make it a priority to clear away the factors that were behind my attachments? By removing the factors behind the attachments, it might be easier to get rid of the attachments.
So when I sent forth righteous thoughts (usually in the last five minutes), I added a thought to clear away the interference and eliminate all the evil beings and evil factors behind my mentality of fighting, including all the rotten ghosts and communist specters. After a while, I noticed that my die-hard attachments diminished greatly.
I then began to do this to all the other attachments I could find in myself. As long as I was aware of my attachments, I targeted them in my sending forth righteous thoughts and eliminating the interfering factors behind them. It is relatively easier to eliminate attachments that way. I became calmer in my demeanor and my mind is much more tranquil.
We are practicing the righteous Fa, and no one is allowed to interfere. The purpose of our cultivation is to save sentient beings. The evil is taking advantage of our notions and attachments to interfere with us. If we don't cultivate ourselves well, then we can't save people well.
After the persecution started in 1999, we no longer just focus on personal cultivation, but also take on the responsibilities of resisting the evil persecution and saving sentient beings in Fa-rectification. The difficulty in eliminating the attachments is also caused by the evil that is trying to interfere with Fa-rectification.
If our attachments are like a hornet's nest, it will be difficult to remove the nest with hornets in it. But if we remove the hornets first, then it will be much easier to get rid of the nest. The nest is the attachments that we should get rid of and the hornets are the evil factors and evil beings behind our notions. When we use the right method, it will be easier and faster to get rid of our attachments. Of course, studying the Fa with a calm mind is also very important.