(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 10 years. During my cultivation journey I could not always remain rational and behave as a cultivator when facing interference, due to my human notions. I failed to see through the illusion, but fell when feeling joy, pride, and disappointment.

I recently participated in a project. While studying the Fa and doing the exercises with other practitioners, I gained a new understanding of the Fa and cultivation. Especially when I overcame the pain when doing the second set of exercises, I recognized the wrong thoughts I had in my thinking in the past.

In the past, every time when I did the second set of exercises, my arms felt very painful while keeping the wheel-holding posture. The physical pain was so real that I often gave up halfway. I did only half of the second exercise! I failed to remain rational, regard myself as a cultivator, and see through the illusion of pain. Instead, I often avoided practicing with other practitioners because of the real pain I physically felt, and my desire to save face.

Master said,

“I’m going to tell you, in reality, matter and mind are one and the same.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I didn’t have a deep understanding of what Master said. Participating in group Fa-study and doing the exercises helped me get immersed in the cultivation environment, and I also understood the principles of the Fa in these words for the first time.

One day when I was keeping the wheel-holding posture, my arms still hurt a lot. I thought, “Dafa is omnipotent. It can’t have so much suffering. It’s been so long. I really don’t believe this feeling. It’s an illusion.” With that one thought, my arms suddenly no longer hurt. I kept doing the exercises and finished the second set.

I thought deeply after I finished the exercises. Master said, “I’m going to tell you, in reality, matter and mind are one and the same.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun). This is a heavenly secret!

For so many years, I haven’t been able to see my misconceptions. I have taken as truth what I saw, heard, and felt on my road of cultivation. That’s why I took a lot of detours.

Ordinary people treat their heads when they have headaches, and treat their feet when they feel sore, because they only look at the surface, and use their eyes to judge whether things are good or bad.

How can one not get lost in this maze of the human world? Only by cultivating in Dafa.

Not only did I break through the interference, which resulted from the illusion produced by my thought karma. Also every time when I studied the Fa in a group with other practitioners, I felt as if I was immersed in a huge container and felt so warm and at ease!

Above is my recent cultivation experience that I’m sharing. Please kindly correct me if there are any mistakes. Heshi.

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