(Clearwisdom.net) Master talked specifically in Zhuan Falun about the issue of "Cultivation of Speech." It is obvious that this issue is very important. Master told us,

"We should all speak according to a practitioner's xinxing rather than create conflicts or say something improper. As practitioners, we must measure ourselves with the standard of the Fa to determine whether we should say certain things. What should be said will not present a problem if one complies with the xinxing standard for practitioners according to the Fa. In addition, we must talk about and spread the Fa, so it is impossible not to talk." ("Lecture Eight" in Zhuan Falun)

I have read Zhuan Falun over one hundred times. However, I still cannot meet the standard that Master has set for us. I did not do well in the cultivation of speech and stumbled several times. I have not improved in this aspect, and it is difficult for me to eliminate this attachment. Although Master has arranged all kinds of opportunities to expose my attachment, I am still having difficulty overcoming it.

Recently when I recited the Fa and came to this section, I deeply understood that each word in this section was directed at me. Looking back in my cultivation, due to not doing well in the cultivation of speech, I have many times had a bad impact on my colleagues and therefore run into tribulations, which has caused me not to do well saving sentient beings. I don't concentrate on cultivating xinxing and don't conduct myself according to the standards for a cultivator. I am always opinionated, look down on my managers, and dislike their Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture. I can't treat them compassionately and miss opportunities to improve my xinxing again and again. In addition, I often speak harshly out of anger. Recalling all of this, I feel very remorseful. When I made up my mind to eliminate this attachment, I was provided an opportunity.

One morning when I went to a practitioner's home, I ran into a colleague who is not a practitioner. She began talking about the boss at our workplace. I originally did not want to comment on others, but still said some bad words. Although I said only a few words, my xinxing dropped down to the level of an everyday person.

After I came back home, I realized that I had again made a mistake. My cultivation of speech had improved, so why did I make this mistake again? What kind of substances took advantage of my mouth? Why did she mention this matter in front of me? I realized that it was an opportunity to improve my xinxing. I looked within and found that when I said these words, I had a complaint. I further checked myself and realized that after I retired, I no longer worried about things in everyday society, and devoted myself to doing the three things, and I felt that I was improving every day. It's not wrong to not get caught up with the things of ordinary society, so what was wrong?

I recited the Fa, and my righteous thoughts became stronger. I remembered Master's words:

"To Have Internal Cultivation and to Attain External Stability," (Essentials for Further Advancement)

"In genuine cultivation practice one must cultivate one's own heart and inner self. One should search inside oneself rather than outside." (Lecture Nine of Zhuan Falun)

I realized that I had looked within, but I did not really work on my attachments. I did not truly eliminate my attachments, so how could I attain external stability?

It is our sacred responsibility as Dafa disciples during the Fa-rectification period to do the three things well, and saving sentient beings is our mission. We should send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and save more sentient beings, so that they can be harmonized with the new cosmos. The reason why I get tested is because my standpoint of doing the three things is impure. I am doing the three things with complaints, and not looking within. Cultivation of speech is a difficult issue for me, but the Fa is setting a higher standard for us. If we can't do well, then we will be unable to meet the Fa's standard.

I am thankful that Master has given me another opportunity to improve and made me realize my attachment. After I examined my attachment related to the cultivation of speech, I found more attachments that were hidden in my dimension, including jealousy, a fighting mindset, hatred, and showing off.

I came to understand that in ordinary society, we should pay more attention to the cultivation of speech, because cultivators know about the matter of improving xinxing. How will ordinary people feel about me and what impression will they have of cultivators and Falun Gong? Isn't my attachment damaging Dafa's image and the Fa? In the "Fa-Teaching Given to the Australian Practitioners," Master reminded us to pay attention to our image in ordinary society.

We came to save sentient beings. If we don't pay attention to the cultivation of speech, once ordinary people have a bad impression of us, maybe they will mention it to others. No matter what facts we tell them, will they be likely to accept them? In addition, we believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so we should be compassionate to and tolerant of others. However, my behavior shows that I am not compassionate and tolerant of others. A few words of mine may be quite damaging.

The above is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything improper.