(Minghui.org) I tried to cultivate for years, but I wasn’t successful. From the moment Master opened this door, Falun Dafa, for me, my heart beat for Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance). It was as if I always knew that the most important thing in the universe was Zhen-Shan-Ren. So when I first encountered Dafa and these principles, my heart beat incredibly fast and my eyes were filled with tears. I felt as if I had entered a miraculous world.

Fifteen years after I began practicing Falun Dafa, I was invited to participate in Minghui. Just before I started my Minghui journey I went through a period of ups and downs in my cultivation. I had big problems with my family, but I understood that these were all tests on my cultivation path that Master arranged. Even though I knew this, I dropped to that level because it's easier to be an ordinary person.

Master said, 

“The troubles usually come abruptly and strongly. Sometimes, even though you know you are doing cultivation, it still seems hard to let go of that attachment. I know that. Eventually, however, you will have to get over it as you cultivate. Willingly or unwillingly, you will have to go through such things, and you will be tempered continually until finally you let it go.” (“Teaching the Fa at the International Experience-Sharing Conference in Beijing,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. I)

In the midst of these ups and downs, as a team we started Minghui in our native language. It took a really long time to set up the website in our native language and complete the necessary work. The process of establishing the website was like a different cultivation journey. I almost couldn’t sleep at night. I didn’t feel tired at all—instead I felt enveloped by an incredible peace and happiness. Every article I translated reflected my attachments and I knew through them Master was giving me hints about where I needed to improve.

At that time I had a problem with my feet. My foot kept swelling until I was no longer able to take a step or walk. I knew very well that it was because I was doing something very important and that Master was helping me eliminate karma. Instead of being concerned I felt excited—I never worried about the condition of my foot. Our Minghui website was launched and we started to upload and publish articles regularly as a team. At this time, an inflammation appeared on my foot and it burst. It was as if the nasty things just went away.

Minghui Special Edition

Right after we started the Minghui project, we began translating Minghui’s special edition magazine. One sentence I read really impressed me, “Every story is a window into the lives of Dafa practitioners and the values they live by.” It really is! I felt like I entered a miraculous world with every article I read. Sometimes joyful, sometimes painful or peaceful, each article gave me a different perspective.

While translating and reading these amazing articles, I realized two very important things about my own cultivation:

First, I realized that I didn’t really know how to look inward. When I had a problem I did examine myself, but I realized that I was doing it very superficially. I wasn’t really digging deep into the source of what caused the problem and looking for my attachment. As a result I did not find the root cause. Thanks to my dear fellow practitioners who wrote articles to Minghui, I learned to look for and find the real problem.

The second important thing I learned: No matter what is going on around us, no matter how much turmoil surrounds us, we should not be affected by it. I was having really serious family problems, and everyone around me was in a state of chaos. I enlightened this had to do with my cultivation state. No matter what was going on around us, we should not be affected by the human world. Master teaches us to let go of our attachments and always remain calm. 

By removing myself from these situations, I was able to always remain calm without being affected—this way I could help my family members who were in chaos. Otherwise, I would have been swept away in their chaos. After about a year of my remaining calm and not allowing myself to be disturbed, the chaos around me began to dissipate. Everything gradually calmed down and the situation improved. 

I knew very well that this reflected my improvement. I had been lax in my cultivation before and fell into chaos, down to the level of ordinary people. But my family's situation improved as I cultivated myself according to Master’s Fa.

Master said,

“Amidst the complicated environment of everyday people and its interpersonal xinxing frictions, you are able to rise above and beyond—this is the most difficult thing. It is hard in that you knowingly lose your vested interests among everyday people. Amidst your critical self-interests, are you moved? Amidst interpersonal mind games, are you moved? When your friends or family suffer, are you moved? How do you weigh these things?” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)

I understood that good and bad always exist in this human world, and these are the rules of this universe—if there is no bad, there will be no good. We should just continue doing what we are supposed to do without being affected by the bad things. If we allow ourselves to be affected by them, they will affect our cultivation state and all the work we do to save people.

I continue to cultivate myself and participate in Minghui. I hope I will be a diligent practitioner, my cultivation meets with success and that I can return to my true home with Master. 

Thank you, Venerable Master!

(Presented during the 2021 Minghui Website Fa Conference)

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Category: Experience Sharing Conferences