Study the Fa Well, Look Within, and Cooperate Well as One Body
(Clearwisdom.net) On January 9, 2006, Falun Dafa practitioners from our region went to the countryside, which is more than 50 kilometres away, to distribute truth clarification materials. Seven of them and a driver were illegally arrested by the local police. After the incident, practitioners in our city tried to figure out the reasons and make up for the losses.
A few practitioners were over-optimistic in the beginning, believing that the arrested fellow practitioners would soon be released, and there was nothing to worry about. However, several months passed by and the practitioners were not released. At this time they went to another extreme by blaming the imprisoned practitioners. There were also a few practitioners who blamed the arrested practitioners from the very beginning.
Looking within means that as a whole, every one of us should measure ourselves against the Fa when fellow practitioners encounter problems. We need to check what kind of problems we still have, what kind of omissions we still harbor, and what kind of attachments we still cannot let go of. Only this is the correct attitude. When trying to rescue the practitioners, we havent been coordinating well. Some practitioners have been very numb and didnt join in the effort. They only asked casually, "What can I do?" or "What can practitioners in our region do?" As a result, only very few practitioners were involved. When those practitioners became too busy, they could not even find anyone to help.
Take myself as an example. I had actually discovered many attachments and omissions for one of the practitioners who was abducted. I had thought that I should share with this practitioners when the time was right. However, I had not done so, with the excuse of being too busy. I feel regretful now. I cannot say that these practitioners arrests have nothing to do with me, as I was not responsible to fellow practitioners. And in the beginning I was like some of the practitioners who only blamed others instead of looking within. This shows that my thoughts were not righteous enough, and my field was not as pure as required by Teacher.
However, there were many other practitioners who earnestly tried to do what they could. Most practitioners kept sending forth righteous thoughts very frequently to eliminate the evil factors and interference, and to deny the old forces arrangements. They tried many different methods, including calling the relevant departments and personnel to clarify the truth, sending letters, clarifying the truth to the juridical communities face to face, etc. Some practitioners traveled a long way to the countryside to communicate with the arrested practitioners family members to help them eliminate their fear, to strengthen their confidence and righteous thoughts, and to encourage them to demand the practitioners release.
These practitioners were restraining the persecution by edifying the kind-nature of the family members of the arrested practitioners with wisdom and righteous thoughts. On April 18, 2006, when the court attempted to try the practitioners illegally, all the practitioners were sending righteous thoughts together. Thirty to forty practitioners even went to the court to send righteous thoughts. As a result, the illegal trial failed to take place as planned. This was the effect of practitioners working as one body.
Teacher said in "Drive Out Interference,"
"The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts."
Only by studying the Fa more, studying the Fa well, looking within, strengthening righteous thoughts and cooperating well as a whole can we not disappoint Teacher. I hope all practitioners in our city can pull themselves together and eliminate their thoughts of looking outward, through constant Fa-study. I also suggest that those practitioners who still have fear study the Fa more, get rid of their fears, be responsible to sentient beings and their own future, and put more effort into truth-clarification to save sentient beings.
Please kindly point out any of my mistakes.