Understanding Harmonizing the Whole Body and Making the Most of Individuals' Abilities
(Clearwisdom.net) In Fa-rectification, every Dafa practitioner has different understandings on how to harmonize the whole body. We all bring our abilities to assist Master in rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings according to our understanding. But, I noticed that some practitioners gradually and unconsciously are paying more attention to personal ability in performing specific tasks. Some practitioners even attempt to show off their abilities in validating the Fa, which results in a lot of unnecessary interference and losses to individual cultivation, local whole body Fa validation and sentient beings being saved. This mainly results from their deviating from the Fa.
Master told us that we descended to this human level because we accumulated selfishness in our interactions with others. Whether we can eliminate the selfish attachment of showing off our abilities in the process of harmonizing with the whole body, and cultivate ourselves well in Fa rectification and in saving sentient beings is not in opposition to doing something well, but it is a problem if we cannot let go of selfishness during the process of harmonizing with the whole body, and return to the levels our lives were created in. When we pay more attention to the abilities we use in Fa validation, we emphasize ourselves and this results in an uncoordinated whole body. Doesn't this showcase selfishness?
Master hopes that each of us will become a Dafa particle, that we attain the awakening to selflessness and altruism. Although we cannot reach that point immediately, we should strive towards it. I noticed that gaps among practitioners in many areas, including our local area, are mostly due to practitioners over-valuing personal ability, and that this attachment is further magnified by evil elements. For example, a person uses his hand to hold a cup to drink water. In this process, every particle in one's hand participates in the action. But who can say which particle plays a more important role? The result comes from the collection of all the particles.
Some practitioners think that other practitioners who organized a specific event did not cultivate as well as they did, or did not do as well as they did in some areas. They did not want to coordinate with those practitioners to validate Dafa. Practitioners having these thoughts need to look inward to eliminate the attachment. In the book Investiture of the Gods, many people and Gods having higher levels or stronger supernormal abilities would follow Jiang Ziya's arrangements. That is because they knew the arrangements were not Jiang Ziya's personal business, but were to cooperate with the cosmic climate at that time. We should not emphasize other people's weaknesses. We should concentrate more on what we did not do well on or what attachments we did not eliminate.
Master told us in Zhuan Falun:
"Whether it is your supernormal abilities or your Unlocking of Gong, you achieve them through practicing cultivation in Dafa. If you put Dafa in a secondary place and put your supernatural powers in the primary place, or as an enlightened person you believe that what you understand one way or another is correct, or if you even regard yourself as being great and beyond Dafa, I would say that you have already started to stumble. It would be dangerous and you would become ever worse. At that time, you would really be in trouble, and your cultivation would end up in vain. If things are not done right, you will stumble and fail in your cultivation."
Practitioners who put too much emphasis on their personal abilities and are not willing to cooperate with the whole body should wake up! We should not cause unnecessary losses in our cultivation, Fa validation, or saving sentient beings because of our human mindsets in this aspect.