(Clearwisdom.net) Recently while doing Dafa work, we often had equipment problems, which made it difficult to do the work smoothly. We even had problems with some new equipment, and they occurred one after another. Here I would like to discuss this issue with fellow practitioners.

Equipment is also life, and has intelligence

Master tells us in Zhuan Falun:

"In addition to human beings and animals, plants are also lives. Any matter's life can manifest in other dimensions." "When your Celestial Eye reaches the level of Fa Eyesight, you will find that rocks, walls, or anything can talk to you and greet you."

The equipment used for Dafa work is also a life; moreover, its special mission establishes that it is not ordinary life either. We often hear from our fellow practitioners that some equipment used for Dafa work had been really outstanding. Some pieces of equipment would operate even though overloaded beyond their capacity, and some, although having already gone far beyond their expected life expectancy, still played a very good role in Fa-rectification.

Distinguish the interference and destruction by the evil from those caused by our own xinxing problems

On the one hand, the equipment problems could have been caused by the deliberate interference and destruction by the evil. The old forces had systematically arranged the persecution against Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples, of which the damage and interference to Dafa material production centers is also significant. We must pay attention to this aspect. On the other hand, we should not overlook our own xinxing problems either. For example, when we had conflicts in our work, we would each stick to our own opinions; while doing Dafa work, we failed to keep a pure state of mind and allowed various attachments (the mentality of showing off, attachment to zealotry, jealousy, etc.) to grow. When working, we ignored Fa-study, failed to keep strong righteous thoughts, and our minds were not stable. We treated Dafa work as everyday people's work etc. All these factors could have brought a negative effect on the equipment around us. Do you remember the experiment on water? If a beautiful melody or loving words were applied to the water, the water crystals would become beautiful and transparent. In contrast, if the water were cursed with vicious language, the water crystals became chaotic, and even manifested as frightening, evil faces. Therefore, whenever we have xinxing problems, the equipment around us will be affected. How could the equipment function properly in an unrighteous environment? In such circumstances, we should look inside ourselves, discover the root problem and resolve it. Then the equipment problem will be readily solved as well.

Look inside ourselves and find out our own xinxing problems

If the equipment has frequent problems and cannot function normally, we should look inside ourselves for causes. We should realize the seriousness of the problem from our painful lessons. If we allow ourselves to linger in a state for too long when we cannot study the Fa with a calm heart, when we allow conflicts to remain unresolved, and are unable to enlighten to Master's hints, and at the same time we are still doing Dafa work on the surface, there is already a latent crisis. Under such circumstances, we really should not be afraid to say, "Stop." Master told us in the article, "A Heavy Blowá" that whenever practitioners have xinxing problems, "I suggest that everyone set his mind to reading ten times the book I wrote, Essentials for Further Advancement, which you call scripture." "I think it is better for people like that to voluntarily become common students and actually practice cultivation for a period of time peacefully--this is good for both Dafa and them." It is indeed like this. If we cause damage to Dafa because of our own xinxing problems, and we are unwilling to calm down to study the Fa and to examine ourselves, we may then cause even more damage to the Fa. Those sentient being who are waiting to be saved would lose the chance of being saved. The goal of saying, "Stop" is to rectify our mentalities and behavior in the Fa so that we can do better and work more efficiently in Dafa work and in saving sentient beings.

Firmly keep righteous thoughts, eliminate the destruction and interference from the evil

If the equipment problem is caused by the old forces' deliberate sabotage, we should act according to Master's instructions, using our supernormal capabilities to completely eliminate the evil in other dimensions that is damaging and interfering with the equipment for Dafa work. So long as we keep righteous thoughts firmly, the evil will be eliminated. We can also create a righteous environment, where we proactively eliminate the evil and provide measures against possible trouble so that the evil in other dimensions will not be able to make it through to cause damage. At the same time, we are able to constantly destroy all the evil beings that are participating in damaging the Fa.

As Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, we should clearly understand our responsibilities. The equipment problem is only one aspect, from which we should be more enlightened, which in turn will enable us to become more mature and elevated both perceptually and rationally and to steadily take every step well.