Dafa's Power Manifests Great Things When We Coordinate Well
(Clearwisdom.net) In validating the Fa and saving sentient beings, I deeply feel that it is essential for Dafa practitioners to coordinate with each other in order to walk well the last leg of our journey. Teacher said in "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,"
"How are we to do a good job cooperating and coordinating with each other--that's what Fa-rectification needs the most from Dafa disciples."
During the past six years of validating the Fa and clarifying the truth, practitioners that I know have been doing better and better, and acting more and more in accordance with the Fa. The following are some examples of working as one body to validate Dafa that I would like to share with everyone:
Practitioner Wang, Aunt Xie, and I are responsible for the local coordination of Fa activities. I am mainly responsible for the Dafa materials site and Aunt Xie looks after the overall coordination of local Fa activities. In 2003, practitioners in our area planned to expose the evil locally. Based on our understandings of the Fa, we all thought it should be done, but we encountered some difficulties before we even got started. Aunt Xie and I disagreed with each other about what exact persecution details to include. We each held strongly to our own opinions and thought our own methods were better. I felt uncomfortable in my heart, and charged that Aunt Xie had some notion that hindered her from exposing the evil. She thought I was extreme and did not consider the situation thoroughly enough. I tried to communicate with her, but she insisted on her ideas. I shared with Wang about this conflict and she pointed out that my demeanor and compassion level was insufficient, as I always wanted to take the lead in conversations. From this I realized that I had the intention of validating the Fa by myself. During Fa-study, I read Teacher's words,
"So why do arguments happen? It's in fact exactly because that little bit of your not-yet-removed stuff at your human surface is at work. But when your righteous thoughts are strong enough it's powerless. You all know the Fa is good, that you should safeguard the Fa, that you have to do certain things, and that you have to go save sentient beings and validate the Fa, then when your righteous thoughts aren't up to par your human thoughts get mixed in. Then this makes you agitated like an ordinary person gets, and some people even feel like they've just got to insist on their own ideas, and this, combined with some other factors, has resulted in some situations that shouldn't happen among Dafa disciples." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")
Teacher also mentioned in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,"
"If you don't study the Fa well, you won't be able to do Dafa work well. And when you run into conflicts or problems that need to be resolved, you won't be able to balance things and you'll have arguments."
I realized that the evil in other dimensions was trying its best to interfere with our local truth clarification by taking advantage of our loopholes. Both Aunt Xie and I did not study the Fa well, thus our ordinary human notions were taken advantage of by the old forces.
Practitioner Wang thought that Aunt Xie would be very stubborn if her cultivation was not in a good state, and that if we directly told her to study the Fa with a calm mind, she may not accept us. So we decided to continuously strengthen her Fa study by sending forth righteous thoughts for a few days with calm minds. A few days later when we met again, we all became harmonious. After this experience, when we saw practitioners in bad cultivation states and unable to communicate with others, we would notify a few practitioners to quietly strengthen that person to study the Fa with a calm mind. This worked very well. We shared our understandings, and in fact we all agreed upon the basis of exposing the evil and clarifying the truth, but disagreed on the methods. After communicating with each other, we combined each other's ideas and decided to have a group activity that would expose the local evils comprehensively. I was responsible for writing and collecting the truth materials, and Wang and Aunt Xie were responsible for organizing a group Fa-study where practitioners could share with one another and improve their understandings on the basis of the Fa. No practitioner got left out, and all practitioners improved as one body on the basis of the Fa. In the meantime, a group of practitioners, including myself, repeatedly reviewed the materials and revised the writings.
During the writing process practitioner Liu encountered strong interference. We enlightened to the understanding that this was not just the evil taking advantage of Liu's loophole and persecuting him, it was also interference that was trying to stop all practitioners from forming one body. I then shared with Wang and Aunt Xie, who immediately notified other practitioners to help strengthen everyone working at the Dafa materials site. At the same time I shared with practitioner Liu and pointed out his human notion. I also tried to eliminate the evil factors interfering with him during sending forth righteous thoughts. By the time our preparations were completed, (about one month's time), and the final version of our persecution materials was ready, the local brainwashing center had already disintegrated.
When we held our "one body" activities around New Year's Eve, they frightened the evil factors enormously, and the wicked police left our area. This was the inevitable result of the evils being disintegrated in other dimensions. We realized Dafa's magnificent power when we coordinated well as one body.
We discovered through this experience that as coordinators, we need to frequently share and communicate. Every time our understandings about validating Dafa are united, or sometimes when we think similarly naturally without any disagreement, that matter will surely be done well. When we have big gaps in our understanding and do not communicate well, yet do things in a hurry, we are easily interfered with and cannot coordinate well. In the end we get half the results with twice the effort. In the process of communicating and coordinating with practitioners, we should go back to the Fa, look inside ourselves and cultivate ourselves by studying the Fa with a calm mind. Our success in validating the Fa is because in this process we improved our xinxing and purified ourselves, and thus Teacher was able to help us.