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Let Go of Ego in Cultivation When Clarifying the Truth

 

师•ƒDIŠeˆÊ“¯C‘å‰ÆDI

Greetings, Master!

Greetings, fellow practitioners!

 

‰äŒ´ˆÈ为Ž©ŒÈÝ讲´^‘Š‹~l这ŒŽ–ã还ŽZ—p SCÝŽ©ŒÈ现—L“I环‹«˜aðŒ‰º还ŽZ¥sS—¹B——R¥F‰ä—v•½tDHìCŠw习“™Še•û–ʁC还—v”c˜ôDŽOŒŽ–摆ÝÅd—v“IˆÊ’uB时 间œk—LŒÀ“Iî™v‰ºCì为”N轻‘å–@’íŽq还—v“ž‘æˆê线–Ê对–Ê讲^‘ŠC˜a别“I”N轻‘å–@’íŽqC“Á别¥’j“¯C”ä较C‰ä˜ô“I›ß经œk•s错 —¹CŽ§ŠŽCˆê’¼坚Ž这么‘½”NBi”ä较\ 这 ÝC炼’†¥ˆê颗”ñí•sD“ISC归ª结’êA¥为Ž©ŒÈ“I执’˜QŽØŒûBC炼l“Ió态CðŒC环‹«C˜aÝ证实–@’†“IŽg–½CˆÀ”r“s•s¥ ˆê样“ICœƒ么”\‹Ž”ä较呢BCA¥CŽ©ŒÈjB

Originally, I thought I was quite conscientious in clarifying the truth and saving people under my current circumstances, because I need to balance work and study, and various other things, while putting doing the three things well in the most important position. Time is limited. As a young Dafa disciple, I also go and clarify the truth to people face-to-face on the front line; compared with other young Dafa disciples, especially male fellow practitioners, I have done quite well and have been doing so for many years. (Comparing with others – this is a very bad attachment in cultivation. Ultimately, this is trying to find excuses for onefs own attachments. Cultivatorsf states, conditions, environments, missions in validating the Fa and arrangements are all different. How could they be compared? Cultivation is about cultivating oneself).

 

AÝŸ“™Žv‘z‰ºC”c讲^‘Š“IŽ–îC变¬—¹’öŽ®‰»“I东¼CˆÂ•”A”Ç“I˜ô’…C”c›€“–¬—¹¶Šˆ’†“Iˆê•”•ªC渐渐 Ž¸‹Ž—¹证实–@C‹~“x众¶“I“ß种_圣Š´BX为严d“I¥CÝ讲^‘Š过’ö’†•s’m•s觉“IŽ ¶—¹对Ž©‰ä“I执’˜B

With such unrighteous thoughts, clarifying the truth has become a formality, done in a routine manner as part of my life, and gradually the feeling of the sacredness of validating the Fa and saving sentient beings was lost. More seriously, the attachment to ego was bred unconsciously in the process of clarifying the truth.

 

这种对Ž©‰ä“I执’˜‘Ì现ÝF开Žn时C—pS对‘Ò每ˆê˜¢¶–½C认^y备C设计讲^‘Š“I“à—eC讲^‘Š过’ö’†观Ž@对 •û“I”½‰fC‹y时调®CÅ@¬Œ÷“I帮•对•ûŽO‘ށC过@还‰ï总结经验CŽg讲^‘Š“I“à—eX‰ÁŠ®‘PB’€渐“ICŠÅ“ž—¹”í‹~“Il”‰z—ˆ‰z‘½CÁ‰Ê ‰z—ˆ‰zDC˜a别“I“¯C”ä较C‰ä讲“I^‘ŠX‹ï‘́C–¾确C‚ÁC^³˜ô“ž—¹讲´^‘ŠBÅ@CA开ŽnŽ©ˆÈ为¥CŒÅŽç’…Ž©ŒÈ“I认识C认为Ž©ŒÈ 讲“I头头¥“¹C”\[“ülSC对•ûˆê’è‰ïÚŽóCŸl–ç‰ï^³“¾‹~BˆöŸCÝ讲^‘Š’†C开Žn•sÄ’ˆÓ对•û“I”½‰fC•s顾‹y对•û“IŠ´ŽóC‘üˆÂ Æ‰ä‘½”N积—݉º“I经验C‰ä认为ÅD“I•ûŽ®‹Ž讲CrŽŠŸó输CXrŽŠ•\现o—ˆˆê种™ò™ò•Nl“I态势—ˆC认为Ž©ŒÈ—L”\—́C—LŽ©MC”\”cŽO‘Þ˜ô DB‘´实C这Š®‘S¥ˆê种˜ôŽ–“IS态C•s’f“I•ú‘厩‰äC–v—L”c证实–@C‹~“x众¶•úÝ‘æˆêˆÊBX严d“I¥CÝ讲^‘Š这么_圣“IŽ–î过’ö’† •sŽ©觉“IC“ˏoŽ©‰äC“WŽ¦Ž©‰äC•\现Ž©‰äB这˜¢执’˜Ý––“IŒ`¬过’ö’†C‰ä–ç—LŠŽ@觉C’A¥C–v—L认^“I‹ŽŠÅ‘Ò›€C‹Žœ›€C–v—L^³ 认´›€C说”’—¹CA¥ÝC炼’†–v—L^³“IŒü“à挖ªCQ“žŽ©‰äCŽ„‰ä“IªŒ¹C‘¦ŽgÝ证实–@“I过’ö’†C–ç掺杂’…证实Ž©‰äB

This attachment to ego was shown as such: in the beginning, I treated every life attentively, carefully prepared and designed the content of the truth clarification, observed the reactions of the other party in the process and made adjustments accordingly on the spot, and finally I was able to help the other party to quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations. I would also summarise my experience afterwards, making the truth-clarification more perfect. Gradually, with the increase of the number of people being saved and my truth-clarification becoming more and more effective, I started to compare myself with other practitioners, thinking my truth-clarification was more specific, clearer, and effective, and really achieved the goal of clarifying the truth. I began to consider myself always in the right, and I always stuck to my own understandings, thinking what I said was clear and well-organised and could touch peoplefs hearts deeply, and they would be truly saved. So when clarifying the truth, I began to ignore the reactions of the people I was talking to, to ignore how they felt. I just talked on the basis of my past experience and what I thought was the best way. I even tried to impose my ideas on others in a forceful manner, thinking I was capable and confident in doing gQuit the CCPh. In fact, I was completely in a mindset of doing things, constantly enlarging the ego, and I failed to regard validating the Fa and saving sentient beings as top priority. What's more serious, in the sacred process of clarifying the truth to save sentient beings, I unconsciously highlighted the ego, displayed and showed off the ego. While this attachment was gradually forming, I also noticed it, but didnft treat it seriously and let go of it. I failed to truly recognise what it was. In other words, I failed to look inward to dig out the root through cultivation, and failed to find the root of the selfish ego. Even in the process of validating the Fa, I mixed it with validating myself.  

 

Å ‹ßCÝˆêŽŸ讲^‘Š“IŠˆ动’†C让‰äX´ð“IŠÅ“ž—¹这˜¢执’˜\证 实Ž©‰äB这Žg‰äˆÓ识“ž—¹‘´严d«C“¯时–琥ˆê˜¢ŒxŽ¦CŽg‰ä”\^³“I‹Žœ这˜¢•¨质ˆö‘fCC‹ŽŽ©‰äB

Recently, in a truth-clarification activity, I became more aware of the attachment of validating myself. It made me realise the severity of the issue, and at the same time, it gave me a warning that helped me to truly remove this material element and get rid of the ego in cultivation.

 

ð“VCÝ‰ä们–{’n‹æ举s—¹ˆêŽŸŽO‘ÞŠˆ动\^‘Š长éBœk‘½“¯C“sû°过—ˆŽxŽCŠˆ动现场“I³”O场œk强C‘ü¥‘命”l“s‹Ž‘ŏ𕝁Cœk­—Llª签CXœk­ —Ll–Ê对–Ê劝ŽO‘ށB“–时—L俩ŽO˜¢“¯C‘ü¥â‹Ýˆê‹Nˆê张ˆê张发资—¿B“–时‰ä“I‘z–@¥F唉Cœƒ么“s•s‹Ž实实ÝÝ“I讲^‘Š呢C这么˜ô•s‘ü¥ ˜ô•\–Ê•¶Í吗B‰ä‰Â“¾—v^³“I˜ô“ž讲´^‘ŠB

Yesterday, we held a gQuit the CCPh activity in our area by holding up a Great Wall of Truth. Many practitioners came to support, and the site was filled with strong righteous thoughts. However, most practitioners were holding banners, with only a few people collecting petition signatures, and even fewer people clarifying the truth face-to-face. A couple of fellow practitioners were only standing together handing out flyers one-by-one. I thought: Alas, why don't you go to actually clarify the truth? Isnft this just something superficial? I would go and really clarify the truth.

 

ˆö为这˜¢‹æ¥ˆê˜¢华lãڋ‹æC“X铺—Ñ—§C华l—¬动—Êœk‘åCŽ§ŠŽ—L专门“I‹x闲场ŠCl们‰ÂˆÈ¿‰º—ˆ‹x‘§CãÖ “VB‰ä•½时“s¥¿‰º—ˆ˜a别l讲^‘ŠC时间˜¸—eC”\”c^‘Š讲“žˆÊBœk‘½时时Œó“sŽæ“¾—¹œkD“IÁ‰ÊC劝ŽO‘Þœk¬Œ÷BŠˆÈCÝ讲^‘Š过’ö’† –çœkŽ©MCœk—L’ꟃB

Because the area is a Chinese enclave with shops and stores standing next to each other, there are many Chinese coming and going all the time. There are also special leisure places where people can sit down to rest and chat. Usually, I would sit down and clarify the facts to people, and I would take my time and clarify the facts to the point. Many times I achieved very good results and successfully helped people quite the CCP organisations. I feel very confident and assertive.

 

‘RŽ§C这种Ž©M–çÝ•sŽ©觉’†Ž ¶’…Ž©‰äC•\现Ý对Ž©‰ä“I”\—ÍŽ©‰ä‹Ó赏C•sŽ©觉“I•ú‘厩‰ä“I ”\—́B这AŽg‰ä这颗‹~l“IS•sÄ“ß样纯净B

This confidence, however, also bred my ego without me knowing it. It manifested as self-appreciation and enlargement of my own ability. This made my heart to save people no longer as pure as it used to be.

 

Ý’Z’Z“I两ŽO˜¢¬时“àC‰ä“w—Í“Iúžˆ˜°lŒQ’†C劝‘Þ—¹œk‘½lC’€渐“IŠ´“ž–^˜¢•û–Ê—L“_•s对劲C’A¥•s’m“¹ 为Y么B‘ü¥Š´“ž众¶Ý™ß^‘Š时Cœk•s‘Ï烦C这ÝˆÈ‘O–ç—L类Ž—î™vC’A–v—L¡“V这么–¾显B“–时‰äˆÈ为这±íl“ISîœk烦çNC¥‘¼们Ž© ŒÈ“I问题B‘RŽ§CÝÚ‰º—ˆ“Iˆê˜¢劝‘Þ’†CAŠ®‘S“I–\˜Io‰äŽ©g“I问题---“ˏoŽ©‰äC•s顾别l“IŠ´ŽóB

In just two or three hours, I shuttled in the crowd and helped a lot of people quite the CCP organisations. However, gradually I felt there was something not quite right, but I didn't know what. I only felt that people were impatient while listening to my clarifying the facts. I had come across such situations before, but that day it was very obvious. I thought it was because these ordinary people were in a bad mood, and it was their problem. However, in my next effort to help someone to quit the CCP, my own problem was completely exposed – I was validating myself with no regard to other people's feelings.

 

‰ä—ˆ“žˆê˜¢ŒÜ\岁¶‰E“I’jŽqg边C¿‰º—ˆ˜a‘¼ã֓VB这˜¢lŠÅ‹N—ˆœk—LŠw问C‰·•¶尔‰ëCœk—L—ç–e“I˜a‰ä³ 谈B‰äœk‰õAØ“üŽå题BÝ讲^‘Š过’ö’†CŒüˆÈ‰ˆê样C‰ä带’…Žœ”߁C³”OC^诚“I讲C环环‘ŠJC层层“W开B过’ö’†这ˆÊæ¶–ç•sZ“_头C •\Ž¦认“¯B‰ä“–时Š´“žˆê’è”\¬Œ÷“I劝‘¼ŽO‘ށB‘RŽ§CÝ这过’ö’†C‰ä–v—L”c‹~l摆Ý‘æˆêˆÊC‘´实C”@‰ÊÝŠî–{^‘Š讲´@CŠ®‘SA‰ÂˆÈ’¼ Ú劝ŽO‘ށC“–时”@‰Ê马ã劝ŽO‘ށC应该¥œkD“I时Š÷B’A¥C‰ä‹p继续“I讲C扩‘åä—围“I讲C•\–ÊŠÅ‹N—ˆC¥—v给‘¼讲“IX–¾”’C让‘¼’m“¹“I X‘½B这›ß经•Î离—¹ŽO‘Þ“I^³–Ú’nB‘´实C众¶‘ü—v•\态CA—L_ÝŠÇ‘¼—¹B‰ä们‰ÂˆÈ”c^‘Š讲“IX细C让l们—¹‰ðX‘½C’A过’ö’†—vŠÅ“– 时“I环‹«—^ðŒC—’q“I对‘ҁBX•s应‘–“ü另ˆê˜¢极’[CrŽŠˆÈ“WŽ¦Ž©ŒÈ为–Ú’nBˆö为C讲^‘ŠŠ†“žD处¥ÅD“IC—L时话说‘½—¹‰ï‹N“ž‘Š”½ ì—pB³ˆö为‰ä—L这˜¢SÝCŠˆÈ@—ˆ“IÁ‰ÊA变“¾•sD—¹Bˆö为‰ä讲“I‘¾‘½—¹C‰Â”\Ý–^±•û–ʐG动—¹‘¼“I负–ʈö‘fC导’v—¹‘¼开ŽnUU—L 词“I—^‰ä辩论‹N—ˆCŽ§ŠŽº‰¹‰z—ˆ‰z‚CDÛÝ—^‰ä吵‰Ëˆê样BŽ§ŠŽ‘¼–ç•\现“I‰z—ˆ‰z™ò™ò•NlC‘¢¬—¹Žü围“Il“s‰‰ä们这—¢ŠÅB‘¼ºÌC ‰äA¥Œ¤‹†ˆÕ经“IC‰ä”ä你’m“¹“I‘½‘½—¹CŽ§ŠŽª–{•s™ß‰ä‰ð释Cº‰¹œk‘åC›óŠŽ说C‰ä™ß—¹你“ß么长时间C现Ý你–ç应该™ß‰ä说B‰ä’m“¹¥ ‰ä˜ô“I•sDCŒƒ发—¹‘¼“I负–ʈö‘fCŽ§ŠŽ‰ä–”•s”\T§这˜¢场–ʁC‰ïˆø—ˆ围观C‘¢¬X•sD“I‰e响BÅ@C‰ä‘ü”\说CŠù‘R‰ä们—L•s“¯“I认 识CŽ§ŠŽ–ç•s”\ˆê‰º“s”\说´C“߉ä们‰ºŽŸ—LŠ÷‰ïÝãցB‘R@A离开—¹B‘¼Ý‰äg@æî别l说Fg‘¼说•ž•s—¹‰äC还–v—L‰ä’m“¹“I‘½哪Bh

I came to a man about 50 years old. I sat down and started to chat with him. The man appeared quite knowledgeable. He was very gentle and talked with me politely. I quickly cut to the point. In the process of clarifying the truth, as usual, I spoke sincerely with compassion and righteous thoughts, interlocking and unfolding layer upon layer. The gentleman nodded and agreed with what I was saying. I felt at that point that I could advise him to quit the CCP organisations successfully. However, I did no put saving people as the first priority. In fact, after I had clarified the basic facts, I could directly encourage him to quit the CCP organisations, and the chance would be good. However, I continued to talk and expanded the scope. On the surface, it seemed that I was trying to help him understand more and let him know more, whereas in fact, I had already deviated from the real purpose of our efforts to help people quit the CCP. In fact, as long as a sentient being expresses a righteous wish, he/she would be taken care of by divine beings. Of course, we can clarify the truth in more detail and let people learn more, but it should depend on specific circumstances and conditions, and be done with rationality. We mustnft go to extremes, or even show off. The best way is to clarify the truth to the point, and talking too much sometimes could have the opposite effect. It was because I harboured my own attachment that things started to turn bad. Because I talked too much, and maybe something I said touched his negative element, he started to argue with me, and his voice was getting louder and louder, as if we were quarrelling with each other. He also became more and more aggressive, and a lot of people turned around to look our way. He claimed: I am studying The Book of Changes. I know more than you do. He didn't listen to my explanation and his voice was very loud. He said, gI have been listening to you for so long, now you should listen to me, too.h I knew it was me who didnft do well and it triggered the negative elements in him. I couldn't control the situation and it attracted attention from onlookers and caused some negative effect. In the end, I could only say that since we had different understandings, which could not be explained clearly at one go, we can talk the next time when we have an opportunity to chat. Then, I left. I heard him saying to others behind: gHe canft convince me. He doesnft even know as much as I do.h

 

“–时C‰äS—¢^“Iœk难ŽóC•s’A–v‹~‰º这˜¢lC还‘¢¬—¹•sD“I‰e响B‰äˆÓ识“ž¥‰ä“IŽ©‰ä•ú‘åC导’v—¹Ý讲^ ‘Š’†–v—L’qŒd“I‹Ž‹~lB‘Š”½C‰äÝ“W现‰ä“IŒûËC‰ä“I见识C‰ä“I‹~l“I”\—́C‰ä”\给l—¯‰º[“IˆóÛB这±A¥证实Ž©‰äB

At that time, I felt really awful inside. I not only failed to save this person, but also caused a bad reaction. I realised that my ego had been enlarged and I had lost wisdom in clarifying the truth to save people as a result. I was showing off my eloquence, my knowledge, my ability to save people and that I could leave a deep impression on people. All these were self-validation.

 

Ã‰ºS—ˆ‘zˆê‘zC‰ä们Ý证实–@“I过’ö’†C‹ï‘̘ôˆêŒŽ–时CŠî“_“s¥D“IC“s‘z—v˜ôDC^³‹N“ž证实–@C‹~ “x众¶“Iì—pB‘RŽ§CÝ˜ô“I过’ö’†C为Y么A‰ïo现这样ˆ½“ß样“I问题呢H‰ä˜¢l认为C“ߏA¥‰ä们¶–½’†“Iäڌōª[“I观”OCç•S”N—ˆŒ` ¬“I‹Œ“I观”OC为Ž„“I观”O˜a•¨质ÝŠ±扰C‘jŠV’…‰ä们C炼l—p纯净“IS态˜ô证实–@“IŽ–B这±•¨质—^ˆö‘fÙE•s“üC‘ü—v‰ä们âc•s’ˆÓCA ‰ï•Î离–@CA‰ï”í这±ˆö‘f钻‹óŽqB

When I calmed down and reflected upon myself, I thought that in the process of validating the Fa, when doing a specific thing, we all have a good base point and want to do well and truly play a part in validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. However, why do we come across this or that problem? Personally, I think the interference comes from our deeply rooted notions in our lives, notions that were formed in the past hundreds or even thousands of years. These selfish notions and materials interfere with and hinder cultivators from validating the Fa with a pure mind. These materials and elements try to seize every opportunity to interfere, and if we are not careful, we will deviate from the Fa and be taken advantage of.

 

为Ž„¥‹Œ‰F’ˆ“I¶–½‘®«C证实Ž©‰äC妒Šõ“™“™“sŒ¹Ž©˜°为Ž„BC炼’†‰ä们–ç–Ê对’…”@‰½•s’fQo为Ž„为‰ä“I执 ’˜Ý•û•û–Ê–Ê“I•\现C›óŠŽ•s’f“I挖ªC´œ{证实Ž©‰ä“I执’˜CÝ‘å–@C炼’†C”c为Ž„为‰ä“I–{«“¯‰»“žÙŽ„Ù‰äCæ‘¼@‰ä“I‹«ŠE’†B

Selfishness is the characteristic of lives in the old universe; self-validation, jealousy, and so on are all derived from selfishness. In cultivation, we also face the issue of how to constantly find the attachments of selfishness manifested in various aspects, and to continuously dig out the roots and eliminate the attachment to validating oneself. We must assimilate our nature to the realm of selflessness and altruism in Dafa cultivation.

 

‰ä‘̌哞C—v‘z达“ž这ˆê‹«ŠEC–v—L·ŒaC‘ü—Lˆê步ˆê˜¢‹rˆóC“¥“¥实实“ICBÝ这C“I过’ö’†CÅ‘å“I•ÛáA ¥‘½‘½Šw–@C‘ü—L‘½Šw–@Ë”\Å‘听“x“I“¯‰»‘å–@B¶–½Ë”\˜¸Ž©‰äCŽ„‰ä“¯‰»“žÙŽ„Ù‰ä“I‹«ŠEB

I realised that there is no shortcut to reach this realm, and we must walk our paths step-by-step and cultivate solidly. In this process of cultivation, the most important thing is to study the Fa a lot; only by studying the Fa more and more can we assimilate to the Fa to the maximum extent, and our lives assimilate to the realm of selflessness and altruism from being egotistic and selfish.

 

谢谢师•ƒI谢谢“¯CI

Thank you, Master!

Thank you, fellow practitioners!