(Minghui.org) I felt very anxious and a lot of pressure as a cultivator after reading experience sharing articles about the CCP virus (coronavirus) vaccination. A practitioner I know used to distribute truth-clarification materials once a week. However, due to disruption caused by the CCP virus, that practitioner is only going out once a month. We all feel anxious about the ongoing pandemic. Why has this chaotic situation arisen in society now? 

I think that my heart is less on the Fa than before. 

Master said,

“It is thus all the harder to, while being subjected to ordeals imposed by the old forces, manage to walk the path correctly. And this is even more so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China. For them, amidst the tremendously harsh persecution, every single thought and idea is critical.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)

Master also stated clearly,

The Source of All Fa

Zhen Shan Ren—three sacred words have boundless Fa powers Falun Dafa is good—true thoughts alter all disasters”(Hong Yin IV)

We are all lives that came for the Fa. We came to assist Master in saving sentient beings. If our every thought and notion springs from an ordinary person's mindset, then our cultivation will not be genuine. Similarly, if we place importance upon living comfortably in ordinary society, we will be impeded by many human attachments. 

For example, there was a period of time when I told every cell in my body to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Since my notions and thoughts were on the Fa, I felt that during that time my cultivation state improved. I later slacked off and regressed to where I had started from. I was unable to persevere with anything and my willpower was easily ruined. 

I was still tethered by worldly attachments to material gain. I felt that the slogans I had shouted before should be put into action. As the saying goes, “All talk and no action.” I was only accomplishing things on the surface and doing things superficially. I was still bound up within the scope of “selfishness” of the old cosmos, and stuck in the mentality of Party culture. 

In order to save sentient beings, I needed to be steadfast and abide by Master’s Fa. I told myself that my every thought and notion must sincerely recite: “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” 

Master said,

“For an everyday person, one’s mind-intent directs the four limbs and the sensory organs to work, just like the production office in a factory: The director’s office issues orders to each department of specific functions to carry out duties. It is also like the military headquarters: The commander’s office gives the order and directs the entire army to carry out a mission.” Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

If with every thought and notion we recite the Fa, the cells in our body will be assimilated to the Buddha Fa. The Fa changes one’s mentality and will rectify everything. Dafa can rectify ordinary society, sentient beings as well as all the lives and matter in the world. How many sentient beings we can save all depends on how steadfastly we can cultivate. 

The above are some of my recent understandings in cultivation. If anything is not inline with the Fa, please point it out with compassion.

Editor’s note: This article represents the author’s understanding at their current cultivation state, meant for sharing among practitioners to “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,”)

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