(Clearwisdom.net) After a recent incident of persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners in Heilongjiang Province, many of our fellow practitioners actively shared their personal understandings via the Internet. The persecution incident caused some repercussions in our region. As a result, some of the Fa study-groups decided to stop for a while. It was suggested that communicating with each other over the phone was to be restricted to only one-way, and participants in Fa study groups were to be kept to a minimum, etc.

In 1999, when the Chinese government first launched the campaign to persecute Falun Dafa, practitioners got together to exchange their views whenever a problem came up. We always took the Fa as our guide, taking it to be the reference for evaluating and assessing situations. However, it has been a while since we last got together to do this. All of us have been busy, dedicating almost all of our time to truth-clarification work, hence neglecting our personal cultivation.

Presently, many of our practitioners have encountered severe persecution. Post-event analysis usually revealed superficial reasons - such as the lack of security awareness over the telephone by not using one-way communication, there were too many participants in Fa-study groups, etc. It seems as if we have addressed all of the persecution caused by these issues.

I feel that the series of events that led to the recent persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners was not simply an issue of one person's human notions, or one coordinator's loopholes. It was more an issue of the practitioners failing to act as one body, as well as not looking at the issue from Dafa's perspective.

Last year, when the persecution of Dafa practitioners in our region was at its peak, almost everyone inadvertently pointed a finger at the coordinator. Few looked inward to find out whether or not the whole process was in accordance with the Fa. With the exception of one or two persons who had tried to point out the problem, almost everyone complained behind others' backs, and did not proactively take steps to prevent the problem from happening. And when something did happen, they started listing the mistakes that other practitioners made.

We should not superficially evaluate the whole issue after the event, and definitely not find fault with one person or the coordinator. Rather, we should use the compassion of cultivators to correct this problem. By doing so, we are truly protecting the Fa. Protecting the Fa is not the responsibility of only one person, or just the few practitioners who have volunteered to work on truth-clarification materials. It is the responsibility of every Dafa practitioner. If all of us begin with ourselves and assume the role of protecting Dafa, this phenomenon, which is not in accordance with the Fa, will not exist, as we will not have let the evil take advantage of our loopholes. Finally, many of us seem to be afraid of directly pointing out other practitioners' attachments. I personally think that this itself is also an attachment.