Eliminating the "Partitioning" Factors
(Clearwisdom.net) I had not seen a particular fellow practitioner for a long time. I tried to meet up with her earlier, but she refused my request. I had made up my mind to not go to see her anymore. I guessed that she might not want to cultivate anymore, so I should not waste my time on her. But should I just let her go this way? Should I still take her the copy of Master's "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference," which we had printed out for her and was in my possession for a long time? As she was in such a condition, I thought that I should forget about it. I then picked up the copy of Master's lecture and started to read.
When I read the section about the "partitioning" factors, I suddenly understood the problem. I also immediately became clear on many issues that had puzzled me for a long time. Was it right that the barrier existed between this fellow practitioner and me was precisely caused by the "partitioning" factors? Immediately after that, a series of "partition-caused" phenomena all popped up in my mind. I realized that I had used my human notions to size up these phenomena in the past.
I recalled that over the recent several months, when the Fa rectification was progressing very rapidly, some fellow practitioners were perplexed by the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" and the withdrawals from the CCP. At that time, I just thought that these practitioners had not studied the Fa well, so they had fallen behind during a critical time. When I think of the issue now, I feel ashamed, as I realize that I had failed to understand the issue from the perspective of the Fa, and I had just used my human notions to look at it. Master is benevolent and does not want even one disciple to be left behind, so why did I have to be influenced by the tricks of the old cosmic forces and the evil spirit of the Communist Party? Although most of the old forces have been eliminated, the remaining "partitioning" factors are still controlling people. My rough understanding was that the fellow practitioner and I had been influenced by the "partitioning" factors. As the partitioning factors constituted a big hurdle in our cultivation, we have to recognize them, expose them, and remove them.
In the afternoon, I went to the fellow practitioner's home and discussed the issue with her. We came to a better understanding of each other. We encouraged each other and achieved mutual improvement. In the process, we disintegrated much of the "partitioning" factors in the other dimensions.
I knew that these factors were controlling people, but I had never searched for them within myself. My family members usually did not want other practitioners to come to my home, so I did not let them come by. My family members did not want me to have contact with other practitioners, claiming it was for the sake of my safety, so I had also agreed to that. Over the last several years, for this very reason, I have seldom gotten in touch with other practitioners. How come I have not realized that the "partitioning" factors have already taken root in my home and in my body? Other practitioners' refusing to have contact with me was due to my own issue.