In a Few Words: a Basin of Clear Water
(Clearwisdom.net) We Falun Dafa practitioners differ from ordinary people because we possess the Fa, which we can use everywhere, at all times, to judge our words and deeds.
Teacher has told us in the Fa that the cultivation environment of practitioners is like a basin of clear water, capable of reflecting our shortcomings and helping us cleanse ourselves.
In Fa rectification cultivation, so much work of saving sentient beings must be done, and during hectic periods, we may neglect our cultivation environment. However, many practitioners have quietly completed massive amounts of work while simultaneously cultivating themselves, so no matter which path we walk, as long as we continue cultivating, we can ensure that there will be many mutually beneficial experiences for practitioners to share. On the other hand, when we overemphasize the work in our sharing, while neglecting practitioners' enlightenment in cultivation, we begin to stop treating personal cultivation as a serious matter.
Teacher said in the article "Environment":
"The environment is created by you, yourselves, and it, too, is essential for your improvement. I often find that you are in a good state of mind when you study the Fa or do the exercises, but when you come into contact with your work or other people, you become the same as everyday people. You sometimes seem even worse than everyday people. How could this be the conduct of a Dafa disciple? "
Let us remind each other of our shortcomings, maintain our cultivation environment together, and use this basin of clear water to wash ourselves more often.