(Minghui.org) One day my human sentiments were stirred by some tedious matters. I was unable to control myself and lost my temper. Soon afterwards, I could feel bad substance pressing upon me. 

I had to step outside of my home to keep calm. I asked myself who I was. Then I remembered my role as a Fa-rectification-period Dafa disciple, and I said to myself, “I am fully capable of eliminating all selfish thoughts and negative elements.” Repeating to myself that “I am a radiant god who assimilates to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” helped strengthen my enlightened side, and instantly my body grew taller while my attachments shrank so much that I felt I could step over them easily.

No Reason to Be Unhappy

When sending forth righteous thoughts one morning, I shouted, “I can control my mind because I am the main consciousness!” Then my main soul seemed to break through several shells and came out. I knew that my enlightened side was resurrected. I cried, and called out to Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, in my heart. Since then, my thoughts have been cleaned, and I gained a deeper understanding of the teachings in Zhuan Falun.

I changed into a person with genuine happiness, and my mind was filled with compassion. I treat people positively, and always have a big smile on my face. I am cordial with everyone I meet as if they are my family. Nothing can irritate me anymore. 

When asked what caused me to become so positive and optimistic, I answer that because I have obtained the Fa, there is no reason for me to be unhappy.

Becoming an Enlightened Being of the New Cosmos

On the cover of the new edition of Minghui Weekly, there are two sentences: “Improving xinxing while fulfilling our mission; cultivating in the righteous Fa to become the enlightened beings in the new cosmos.” What consists of enlightened beings in the new cosmos?

From reading Master’s lectures, I enlightened that there is no selfishness in the new cosmos—everyone cares for everyone else, and egoism does not exist. From reading Zhuan Falun, I enlightened that the new cosmos is kind and compassionate by nature. And in order to be eligible to enter the new cosmos, I must purify my mind, and rid myself of all the elements that are not on par. 

When bad thoughts and negative emotions resurface, I remind myself that I am an enlightened being in the new cosmos. With my thoughts rectified, I am rejuvenated with confidence, and thus all negative elements vanish instantly in my atmosphere. 

When my mind is occupied by negative thoughts towards other people’s shortcomings, or old grudges from the past, I remind myself that I am a life in the new cosmos that assimilates to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I am pure, and none of those bad thoughts are mine. I can easily eliminate these bad thoughts when sending forth righteous thoughts. 

When my suggestions are not accepted, or misunderstandings occur, I tell myself that “Altruism is my true self.” Feeling uncomfortable is not a thought of my true self. It is easy to break through tribulations if I am able to distinguish what is my true self vs. what isn't my true self. Therefore, it is easy to remember who my true self is. 

When the evil old forces attempt to persecute me, I warn them that I belong to Dafa, and only Dafa is in charge. Then I send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces. 

Above is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything that does not conform to the Fa. 

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

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Category: Improving Oneself