(Minghui.org) Master’s new article “A Strong and Urgent Warning” was a timely and much-needed reminder for my cultivation.

Even though I didn’t run any channels on social media, my cultivation state had not been good for the past three years. I had a hard time letting go of certain things at work. While I sometimes was able to do better handling workplace conflicts, the attachments of trying to seek justice for myself would return to me soon after. I even wrote many sharing articles talking about how to relinquish my attachments. I was still stuck, unable to elevate my level.

Just this afternoon, I saw something that made me upset and uncomfortable. I felt like my body was about to explode. In the past, at least I could still search within to find my attachment and let it go. But today, I felt as if I was about to collapse and I couldn’t control myself. I no longer knew how to handle this.

Just like what the fellow practitioner wrote in the sharing article “Understandings after Studying Master’s Comment,” when circumstances arise, “have we felt ‘wronged’ or ‘mistreated’? Have we felt there is no place to ‘voice our opinions’ and reason with others? Have we felt unable to forbear, unable to look inward, and thus become resentful?”

Fortunately, Master’s new article was published just in time and pointed out the problem so clearly.

Master said in “A Strong and Urgent Warning,”

“These individuals often allow the mental attachments that they have to morph into resentment, and then look for people to vent to.”

“Let your discontentment and resentment go; it’s just an attachment. And start watching what you say.”

“Some individuals have been talking online in public forums about issues they have with others, though these were meant to be worked through as part of their spiritual practice in Dafa. That goes terribly against one’s historic mission as a Dafa disciple; it defiles the solemn and sacred oaths that one made to the divine, as a Dafa disciple, with one’s life; and is diminishing people’s hopes of salvation.”

This hammer hit me hard. When I had conflicts with others, I often expressed my disappointment to my colleagues and I felt justified to complain. While I claimed that I could forgive the party that “wronged” me because I practice Falun Dafa, what is the difference between me and those practitioners that Master mentioned in the beginning of the new article?

Fortunately, with Master’s help, I began to send righteous thoughts to clean up my own field, and clear out the negative thoughts, thought karma, and external interference in my mind. Slowly I calmed down.

I feel the bar is raising for us cultivators. We shouldn’t be indulged in chitchatting about mundane affairs among practitioners and should try to limit our communication to things related to cultivation.

Master said,

“It’s not your place to speak among practitioners about things that aren’t in line with the Fa.” (A Strong and Urgent Warning”)

I feel ashamed of myself. Only after reading Master’s new teaching did I wake up with a jolt. If my cultivation does not improve, how can I develop compassion to save sentient beings? I truly hope I can maintain this state and do as what I have enlightened to.

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 with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)

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Category: Improving Oneself