(Minghui.org) Master mentioned resentment in two recent articles, “Cultivation in Dafa Is Serious” and “Stay Far Away From Peril.”

Initially, I didn’t think I resented Master, so I felt this had nothing to do with me. But after I repeatedly read the articles, I saw my resentment.

Whenever I encountered conflicts during my cultivation, I habitually blamed others and sometimes developed resentment towards the other person. On the surface, I resented the people around me. But deep inside, a part of me wasn’t happy with the cultivation path Master arranged for me. I failed to look at conflicts from the basis of the Fa. When I resented those who had conflicts with me, wasn’t I resenting Master?

We all know Master bears unimaginable karma for us. Master carefully arranged the conflicts we encounter to improve our xinxing and to allow us to remove the small amount of karma that we must endure. Instead of being grateful, we are disrespectful if we feel that people around us owe us and thus develop resentment toward them.

During interactions with other practitioners, I also noticed their resentment toward their husbands, children, or parents-in-law. But if we look at our karmic relationship with them, we will understand there is a reason why they treated us that way.

We must fundamentally change our views about tribulations and consider them good things. Instead of being resentful, we should be grateful and cherish the opportunity to improve ourselves. Long-term resentment will weaken one’s determination to continue cultivation or even lead people to the dark side.

Editor’s note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare in studying, compare in cultivating.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)