破除观念正念思维 To break notions and think righteously|
破除观念正念思维 To break notions and think righteously
Yuling from Sydney
To break notions and think righteously
--- my experience and understanding during the “Sue Jiang” campaign
Greetings revered Master; greetings fellow practitioners!
After cultivating for more than ten years, I have increasingly come to realise the seriousness of cultivation. Over that period, I was somewhat lost, being attached to comfort. On the surface, I was diligent and I felt myself cultivating quite well too. When any problem arose, I appeared to look within. What I didn’t realise, though, was that it was conditional, thus making it shallow; when facing conflicts, it appeared that I was measuring the situation with the Fa, but actually I was sizing up the other people; when studying the Fa, I felt like I was understanding more, but in reality, my xinxing hadn’t really improved much at all. Whenever there was a problem, I was only struggling at the surface level, and didn’t try to get down to its root, thus I kept lingering at a certain level.
During this “Sue Jiang” campaign, however, I experienced interference from the evil, which led to a major tribulation to my physical body. Through this, I came to understand that I hadn’t really cultivated my inner-self, and wasn’t really assimilating to Zhen Shan Ren. Different levels have different Fa, and it has different requirements for each person. I realised that if a cultivator can’t break away from their notions, can’t let go of their ego, or can’t judge things with righteousness, then one won’t be able to ascend. Only by truly assimilating to Zhen Shan Ren, at different levels, can one be a true person that attains the Tao.
Following the publishing of the Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference, the “Sue Jiang” campaign commenced in mainland China. I believe this was the sign that cosmic changes and the Fa-rectification had reached this phase. After 16 years’ persecution – a persecution of humanity, dignity and conscience – humanity’s witnessing the wrath of the Gods is imminent. According to overwhelming evidence provided by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, live organ harvesting has been performed on over 2 million Falun Gong practitioners’ organs. To sue Jiang Zemin, and to reveal those most cruel, appalling and evil facts, is to wake up sentient beings and to save them. By doing this, our Dafa disciples are showcasing the “doing good deeds is met with good rewards, and being evil is met with evil returns” (Zhuan Falun) principle in the human world. I am a Dafa disciple, so I should do what He wants us to do, that is, to write the letter of criminal complaint, to clarify the truth of Dafa, and reaffirm Master and Dafa disciples’ innocence. I promptly wrote the letter, and sent three copies to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. I also sent a copy of the Chinese version of Bloody Harvest – Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China, and a Minghui weekly newsletter to expose the live organ harvesting, to the Supreme People’s Court in China. I was provided with a receipt for all items submitted.
During this period, my responsibility within this project ramped up significantly. Before I had a chance to consider my role, a practitioner asked for my help in typing up the letter of complaint into the computer. Soon, other practitioners were also asking for assistance in preparing their “Sue Jiang” documents, and so a group of practitioners in the Hurstville area formed a group, to coordinate efforts. Our work included typing up, polishing, photocopying, posting online or by mail, etc.
One day, after helping a fellow practitioner polish a letter, I felt an enormous pain in my back, feeling like it was being torn open. It happened suddenly, and I was confined to bed immediately. I was in so much pain that I could barely even turn in bed. After over ten years’ of practice, this was the first time that I had encountered such a big tribulation. For 3 or 4 days, I couldn’t get up to study the Fa, nor do the exercises, nor send righteous thoughts. I listened to Master’s Fa teaching lectures in bed, and while I was half-dozing, I listened to the “Nine Commentaries” and “Dissolving Party Culture”. In Zhuan Falun, Master says “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it.” So I thought to myself, “Aren’t you a pain demon? Well, I can make you even more painful. No matter how much pain I am in, I have only one thought: I am a Dafa disciple, and I have Master looking after me. It doesn’t matter who you are, you can’t sway my will.” I know that during cultivation there are attachments, tests and interference, by which we can improve. Some of these are arranged by the old forces, but some are the work of Master, beating them at their own game. No matter what the case, if it interferes with my “Sue Jiang” work and saving sentient beings, it is a sin and will be defeated. I know that Master cherishes us more than even we do ourselves, so no matter how much pain I am in, it won’t be dangerous. At the time, I felt there was something covering me, although I couldn’t be sure what. I thought, anyway, Master is watching over everything.
Being like this, for the first time since arriving in Australia over five years ago, my children were naturally very worried about me, and showed all sorts of concern for my well-being. In the end, they wanted to send me to hospital. I didn’t know from where I summoned up the strength, and with kindness and peacefulness, gently told them: “I’ll be fine. You guys don’t cultivate, so you have your own way of dealing with adversity. I’m a practitioner, and when we don’t do well in certain regards, we have our way of dealing with it. If you insist on sending me to a hospital, then you won’t see any more of me in the future.” After saying that, none of them dared to say anything, not even a peep.
I realised that Master was there right next to me, and upon seeing me encountering such a tribulation, had wrapped me up and severed me from the surroundings. In Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Yanji, Master says, “The interference that cultivators encounter is itself a test,” and in the poem The Master-Disciple Bond (Hong Yin II), we are assured, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide.” So I didn’t think about anything, and tried to make pure my heart and maintain full belief in Master.
The next day around lunchtime, I expectorated what I thought was a chunk of sputum. But upon taking a closer look, I found it dark in colour and filled with blood. The next day, another piece came out again. On the fourth day, I found that the psoriasis that once used to ail me – on my feet, behind my knees and around the elbows – had all disappeared! I had those things for years. They often caused itchiness, so I would scratch them to the point of bleeding, after which they would dry up again. Sometime later, the itchiness returned, and so the cycle continued. But on that day, they were suddenly all gone. I immediately realised that it was Master that had removed the bad substances from me. I was so excited.
By the fifth day, I could get back up on my feet, and immediately started to exercise. One day, during the wheel-holding posture, many scenes flashed through my mind, where Master repeatedly gave me hints and showed me the black substance being changed into the white substance. So I understood what Master meant by “enduring suffering would eliminate karma”; when I was enduring the pain, Master was eliminating a lot of the karma for me.
Master teaches me to cultivate every thought and behaviour, until I am able to generate compassion. Master asks me to unconditionally look within, and to fundamentally get rid of notions and only think with righteous thoughts. Master not only supported me through this tribulation, but also broke through a thick shell of mine and dragged me out of it; this was a selfish shell from the old cosmos, and it had wrapped me in tightly. I know that Master shoulders a lot for Dafa disciples. No words can describe my thankfulness to Master. Such a feeling made me so excited and moved me to tears.
I believe the good things that happen to us are good things, but the bad things are good things too. What I gained from just those few days felt almost like what it would normally take many years of cultivation to achieve. I enlightened to so many things, and improved a lot.
During my tribulation, our group cooperated very well, and my being unable to type for a few days hadn’t affected the project’s progress at all. We helped many fellow practitioners send out the letters of complaint, and we experienced improvement as a whole body. Everyone in our group encountered positive changes in some way. One practitioner, who had arrived Australia at about the same time as me, had also hurriedly sent out the complaint letter. Through sharing with her, I found her demeanour had calmed down somewhat, and her ways of thinking were changing too. Another practitioner offered the use of his new printer, with which we could print out the documents. Yet another practitioner saw that we were short of manpower for typing up the documents, so he asked his children, who are also practitioners, to help.
One of the younger practitioners in the area was busy with a full time job, in addition to (the other full time job of) looking after her kids, and yet she still found the time and energy to help with other Dafa projects and even prepare for the level 2 Shen Yun test. When she learnt that we need help with the typing, however, she jumped in and took up the work, without a moment’s hesitation. She sent out her letter of complaint in those early days too, and I could see immediate improvement in her as well. Initially, she felt there really was very little to write about. But as soon as she studied and understood the importance of the “Sue Jiang” case, she wrote the letter immediately and sent it out. I was moved to tears when I read the complaint she had written. Her words were full of kindness. She wrote about how her family members had experienced great and wonderful changes after practicing Falun Gong, and that when the persecution started, enormous disasters were wreaked upon human society. Her understanding was very much feet-on-the-ground, and I was so happy to see the level of her improvement during her involvement in the project.
The “Sue Jiang” case also gave me a chance to enlighten to Master’s broad compassion and mercy. He continually gives disciples chances, to let the ones who hadn’t previously come out to go out, and to let the ones who hadn’t done well to do better. Master is giving us chances to keep up with the Fa-rectification. It is like Master brings the virtue right beside us, and as long as we enlighten to it and spring into action, we will get elevated straight away; as long as we think righteously and according to Fa, Master would open up our wisdom. Being a practitioner, one has to first enlighten to things. Writing the criminal complaints about Jiang is not only about initiating the setup of the legal case, but is also that Master provides compressed mechanisms for Dafa disciples to improve, practice and save sentient beings. Fa is enormous. “Falun Dafa. Deep and immeasurable,” from Dafa’s Journey (Hong Yin II)
In Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference, Master talked about trials. “This judgment would be the final conclusion to all that had come to pass since the creation of the world, and encompass the beginning of and spreading of Dafa as well as mark the end of saving sentient beings, and in particular, it would encompass all of what beings during the final Fa-rectification period had done – all of it would be displayed in full view.” Master also said, “The lives of the multitude of dimensions, all sentient beings, came for this Dafa; and the living environments that all the sentient beings were provided with were themselves created for this Dafa.” So I enlightened that this trial has now begun, and in another dimension Master has set up everything for it. The judge is sitting there, presiding over the court. The prosecutors and witnesses are arriving court, one after another. Then enters the evil head, Jiang Zemin, and the world will see how those evil beings, who persecute upright faiths and persecute Dafa, would end up, so to end this old cosmos’ cycle and end this disaster for humanity.
From the middle of May through September – over a period of barely 3 months – over 170,000 complaints had already been filed to demand the trial of Jiang Zemin. Every complaint and report is evidence of Jiang’s sins, and is saving sentient beings and driving the Fa-rectification progress. This is another good chance for us disciples to help Master rectify the Fa and to save people.
Through the “Sue Jiang” project and my physical tribulation, I changed my way of thinking and know how to think righteously. For example, when I now encounter a conflict during a project, I naturally know how to deal with it. Thank You Master – I am not struggling with surface issues anymore. And when doing so, my heart is lit up and broadened. I have experienced the happiness and magnificence from cultivation.
If anything I have mentioned is inappropriate, please kindly point it out.
Thank you Grand Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!