(Minghui.org) A few days before the Chinese New Year – February 1 – my two big teeth on the upper left of my mouth began to hurt. When I touched them the roots of the two big teeth were exposed. It hurt worse when I ate warm food or drank warm or cold water. When the pain was severe, the left half of my head, and my left eye also felt uncomfortable.
Whenever I felt pain, I recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When my pain subsided, I looked inward. I noted that I was not good at cultivating my speech, and also was a food fanatic. I also attempted to communicate with the life that made my teeth hurt. No matter what kind of grievances we had between us, I would like to have a benevolent solution. Master Li is the one who would resolve the issue. At the same time, I recited Master’s teaching regarding benevolent solutions.
My teeth were still in pain after the new year. I continued to look inward and thought, “After I started practicing Dafa, I had recovered from my chronic illnesses. Why does the state of bad teeth worsen? I often read relevant articles on the Minghui website. Some practitioners had a benevolent solution with the life that caused the tooth issue. Why can’t I do it?”
It turned out that I had a notion, my teeth were not good. Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I often visited a dentist, and after I practiced, I had my teeth filled several times. For a long time, I have been using human methods to protect my teeth. The more persistent I was, the more problems I experienced with my teeth.
When other parts of my body were in an incorrect state, I treated them with righteous thoughts. The incorrect state of the teeth is the same as the incorrect state of other parts of my body. With such a big attachment, why didn’t I realize it before? At least on this issue, I didn’t believe in Master Li and the Fa.
After I found the reason, I immediately felt relieved, and I thought that the toothache is a good thing. I sincerely expressed kindness to the life that caused the toothache: I will cultivate well. After the third time I recited Master Li’s teaching on benevolent solutions, my teeth stopped hurting. After the third day of the new year, I was able to eat and drink normally.
“So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure.” (Teachings at the 2005 Conference in San Francisco)
This tribulation let me discover my notion and attachment that I had not recognized for over 10 years. I had a deeper understanding of Master’s teaching.
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