Tolerance Alone Is Not Sufficient
After reading the article "The Greatness of Tolerance" (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/5/9/35424.html), I would like to add my personal experience from another perspective related to the topic.
As the inherent capability of any being lies within a finite boundary in the universe, his wisdom and power are also limited. Hence, inadequacy of our fellow practitioner is understandable, as he too is but a practitioner. However, forgiveness and tolerance alone are not enough when encountering problems, especially when it involves Dafa. We cannot use Dafa tasks as service to personal cultivation and development. This is absolutely not permitted.
How Do We Look At This Issue Then?
We should proactively single out any problems as they appear, since these problems will exist in the course of cultivation practice. It is likely that similar problems will appear in each of us, but in varying degrees. When we understand this perspective, we can then look at the issue as a whole, which will enable us to deal with each problem on its merit, as well as other conflicts that have not been solved during the cultivation practice of the individual.
First, we should consider ourselves as a group. We must not get overly concerned because of just one person's shortcoming. Then, when we look at the issue as a whole, the inadequacy of the individual will become insignificant. Besides, if we get together and seriously look at the problem, find out all the possible solutions, we will come out with a set of self-healing mechanisms to control the damage, imperceptibly done by a practitioner due to his shortcoming. Hence, despite his inadequacy, "... one can neither topple the heavens nor overturn the earth" (Lecture At The Conference In Switzerland). That will be the ultimate solution to the problem, and at the same time, we will not be preoccupied by a practitioner's shortcoming.
Other Practitioners Would Think, "We Haven't Reached That Level Yet, What Can We Do?"
If we haven't arrived at that level yet, then we have to see whether that self-healing mechanism is necessary at this stage. If it is critical and that mechanism is definitely needed but has not been developed yet, then we should get together and formulate it. However, if we decide not to develop this mechanism, and because of the shortcoming of an individual, we ended up in a situation where other practitioners were seriously affected, then we were actually opting for this choice.
As different problems will arise in different areas, practitioners will have to work together towards creating a mechanism to suit relevant situations.
We hope in the future that we can share our experiences in the development of such a self-healing mechanism and use it to complement our shortcomings.