Vietnamese Practitioner: Learning the Fa by Heart and Improving Myself
(Minghui.org) My name is Ke Xiu and I am a Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner. I feel very fortunate to be immersed in the Fa. I am very grateful to Master Li for letting me improve myself and experience the blessings of Dafa.
I would get excited very easily and would often be misled by my attachment of zealotry and show off mentality in the past. However, under Master’s guidance and encouragement, I learned to be more diligent. By learning the Fa by heart and improving myself, I was able to walk a more righteous path.
Sending Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate Physical Interference
I was getting interfered with because I was not diligent enough when studying the Fa, I was unable to hold my palm up when sending righteous thoughts, and I felt drowsy when I did the exercises.
While doing the exercises in the park one day with other practitioners, my stomach started to really hurt and I ran to the bathroom. There was blood in my urine, and I could barely stand. I was very worried and attempted to calm myself down, thinking, “I will be able to walk. I am fine. This is all an illusion and I will deny it.”
Then I stood up in the bathroom stall and returned back to the practice site. I was still unable to make up my mind as to whether I should continue to do the exercises or go home. When a practitioner advised me to stay, I was suddenly enlightened and knew what to do. While doing the second standing exercise, my stomach started to hurt again. This time, I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and continued to send righteous thoughts. I denied the old forces’ arrangements and was determined to only follow the path that Master has arranged for me. I refused to go home and was determined to challenge the old forces.
After sending righteous thoughts for 10 minutes, the pain started to go away. I continued to send righteous thoughts for 30 minutes, until I no longer had any pain. I was very touched because I realized that I was able to send righteous thoughts to ward off the evil’s persecution.
“At the same time, there are some students, especially the third group of students, who still have a certain amount of karma, and so they will use these things to exploit the gaps. But all the same, Master doesn’t acknowledge them. And you shouldn’t acknowledge them either. Do things well in an upright and dignified way, negate them, and strengthen your righteous thoughts some. “I’m Li Hongzhi’s disciple, I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them”—then they won’t dare to do that. So it can all be resolved. When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you. What’s more, there are lots of Fa guardians around Master, there are lots of Buddhas, Daos, and Gods, and there are even greater beings, and they will all participate, because forced persecution that’s not acknowledged is a crime, and the cosmos’s old laws don’t allow it either—irrational persecution absolutely is not allowed, and the old forces don’t dare to do it if that is the situation. So you should do things as righteously as you can.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
Not only do we have to deny the old forces’ arrangement on the surface, but we have to really show it through our actions. Only then can Master defend us. From then on, I was more aware that I needed to strengthen my righteous thoughts.
After doing the fifth exercise, there was still some blood in my urine. I used my righteous thoughts once again and said, “I am not acknowledging you. Every cell in my body should listen to me, the main consciousness. I am in control of this body. Stop the bleeding now.” After a while, the bleeding stopped.
Learning the Fa by Heart and Improving My Cultivation and Xinxing
I learned the Fa by heart, was vigilant about doing the exercises, and strictly adhered to the Fa. Upon encountering any conflict, I would look inward unconditionally and eliminate my attachments. I was more focused on cultivating myself and felt my xinxing elevate. I was determined to relinquish my attachments of watching ordinary people’s television programs and going on Facebook and other social media messaging platforms.
I only kept a basic messaging application to contact other practitioners. In the past when I logged onto Facebook, I would be lured into watching something lustful. As a result, I would get a lot of interference and be unable to focus during Fa study or the exercises. I made up my mind not to go on Facebook anymore since I needed a clear and clean mind for cultivation.
I would sit in the full lotus position every time I studied the Fa, which really helped me to focus and quiet my mind. I also felt a warm energy field surrounding my body and felt a Falun rotating in front of my stomach and all the cells in my body vibrating. I felt remorseful for not having a clear and clean mind when I studied the Fa in the past.
Eliminating My Attachment to Lust
My husband and I are both 44 years old. Ever since I started to cultivate, I knew that I had to get rid of my attachment to lust. Our human bodies are very dirty because we are always immersed in lust and desires. I needed to purify my body—only then could the cells in my body be replaced by high-energy matter.
“In the future, you should also follow the requirements of our Dafa, and the gong that you develop through cultivation practice will also be this way. With your ever-increasing gong potency, the energy scattered from the gong in your body will also be quite powerful. Even if it is not that powerful, an everyday person within your field will still be restrained. Or if you are at home, you will also restrain others, and your family members may be restrained by you. Why is this so? You do not even have to use your mind to do this. This field is one of pure harmony, compassion, and right faith. Therefore, people are unlikely to think of bad things or commit bad deeds. It can have this effect.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I went to the extreme at the beginning and this created conflict with my husband. I looked inward and knew I was wrong and started to send righteous thoughts. I realized I still had the attachment of fear and this was something I needed to relinquish. I needed to believe in Master and the Fa.
“Sacrifice is evidenced by one’s being detached from ordinary human attachments. If a person can indeed calmly abandon everything with his heart being unaffected, he is actually at that level already. Yet cultivation practice is to improve yourself: You are already able to abandon the attachment, so why not also abandon the fear of attachment, itself?” (Non-Omission, Essentials for Further Advancement)
I started to compassionately explain the attachment of lust to my husband. At first, he did not understand and got very angry. But I persisted in explaining it to him with righteous thought and told him about the dangers of lust and desires and how it also affected me when I did the sitting meditation exercise. My husband was finally able to comprehend and told me that, as long as I was by his side and took care of our kids, he would be satisfied. I was very grateful to Master for helping me overcome this tribulation. I still needed to tend to my family’s needs and validate the Fa to become a better and more responsible person.
“You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
I am very grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation. Although I’ve made many mistakes during my course of cultivation, Master always enlightens me and guides me along the way.
I hope that as practitioners we are more diligent and cultivate ourselves better. Only then can awaken people’s consciences. With strong righteous thoughts, we can eliminate all interference.