Following the Fa Principles When a Fellow Practitioner Experienced Interference
(Clearwisdom.net) Several days ago police from a local police substation and local police station broke into a practitioner A's home. They confiscated Dafa books and truth-clarification material. They also planned to arrest practitioner A. After the practitioner explained the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution to the policemen, they decided not to take the practitioner into custody.
Right before this incident, practitioner A experienced severe illness karma, with the symptoms of a stroke. Many local practitioners went to her home to send forth righteous thoughts, study the Fa and share experiences with her, helping her to look inward. Practitioner A overcame the test quickly. Her neighbors who are not practitioners witnessed the miracle of Dafa.
After learning that practitioner A was harassed by police, fellow practitioners started to analyze this from various aspects. Some thought that too many practitioners visited her in the past several days. Some neighbors who do not know the truth of Falun Dafa reported her due to this. One said that he found practitioner A had an attachment of fear. She has felt pressured by having materials left in her home that some fellow practitioners leave there for distribution. We should have moved these materials before. Some suggested it would be better not to visit her and asked her not to visit other practitioners for a while so as not to be discovered by the police. Seeing fellow practitioners acknowledging the evil persecution, my heart was moved. I started to feel angry. But Master said,
"Whatever you experience during your cultivation--whether good or bad--is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating." ("To the Chicago Fa Conference").
I started to calm down after remembering Master's words. I decided to go to practitioner A's home to get more information.
On the way to her home, I remembered that practitioner A and I had shared experiences based on the Fa principles regarding to being monitored by neighbors. Suddenly an elderly man ahead of me spit on me unintentionally. Master's words flashed into my mind at that moment.
"They say that this material dimension is filthy, but, this dimension's filthiness is caused by the differences among the levels of the cosmos's structure. That doesn't truly count as being filthy. So when a God comes here and can't go back, it's not because that filth can't be washed off, but because the realm of his being has been lowered. It's because of the influence of various different concepts and different beings in the cosmos that they can't go back. So what's really polluting me, creating trouble for me, bringing the Fa-rectification trouble, and persecuting Dafa disciples is actually not those filthy elements here but is the cosmos's beings' warped concepts manipulating those elements. Those low-level elements are resistance that the old forces specifically produced, and they have brought about those cases of persecution and different forms of trouble. That's the real pollution." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference" )
Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference",
"We don't acknowledge this persecution, but it has happened. In this persecution, how you, as Dafa disciples, put an end to the persecution that the old forces have forced upon us and negate the arrangements by the old forces, how you manage to walk the righteous path of a Dafa disciple, how you save sentient beings during this persecution--all of these are responsibilities bestowed upon Dafa disciples by history. Dafa disciples must do those things and do them well. And what's happened proves that you have done really well. You've shaken the cosmos and stunned all the beings in the cosmos."
I stopped my bike, and waited for the elderly man, whose face was red for having accidentally spit on me. I told him that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, so I am not upset because of what happened. After he heard Falun Gong, his facial expression changed dramatically. I could tell he was touched by practitioners' compassion and forbearance. While I was cleaning myself up, I told him about the truth of Falun Dafa and that the "three withdrawals" will save his life. He accepted my explanation and agreed to quit the communist party.
After saying good-bye to him, it occurred to me that I could clarify the truth to practitioner A's neighbors if I meet them. At the same time I could find out their reactions to the Dafa activities of their practitioner neighbor, which could help us in the future. Upon arriving at the building where practitioner A lives, I met that elderly man again. He approached me and asked me who I wanted to visit. I told him the name of Practitioner A. He hesitated, and asked me whether she was the one who could not walk several days ago, but has since recovered. I took this opportunity to tell him the reason why she recovered so fast. I told him it is because she practices Falun Dafa. Otherwise, the result could be very bad. He agreed wholeheartedly and told me sincerely, "She can recover so fast just because of you guys! I have seen that you often come to see her. Without your help, it could be really bad for her." Hearing his words, my I was touched. I know Master is encouraging us.
Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference",
"I often tell you about situations like this: When two people have a conflict both should look for the causes within themselves, asking, "What problem do I have here?" Each should search for his own problem. If a third person witnesses the conflict between the two, I would say that it's not accidental for that third person to see it, and he too should think it over: "Why did I see their conflict? Is it because I still have some shortcomings?" Only in this way can it be good. Yet whenever you run into a conflict, you always push it off to the others and find weaknesses and shortcomings in others. Your doing that is not right. You could cause the work for Dafa to suffer a loss and cause Dafa to suffer a loss. You haven't realized that you are all using Dafa and Dafa work to excuse your own shortcomings or hide your own attachments. When you think that another person hasn't done well, when you can't get over it in your mind, you should think about it: "Why is my mind troubled by this? Does he really have a problem? Or is it that there's something wrong deep inside me?" You should think about it carefully. "
I opened my heart and talked about this with fellow practitioners. After Fa study, we shared our understandings. Regarding this incident, we all found our shortcomings and improved based on Fa principles
I witnessed Dafa's greatness and profoundness again.
August 1, 2009