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Some Thoughts on the Separation Between Practitioners

January 10, 2011 |   By a practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner A is known for causing trouble among practitioners in our area. I heard that he had been involved in heated arguments with fellow practitioners. Practitioner A has a hard time listening to others and most practitioners have difficulty communicating with him. After some time, practitioners developed negative feelings towards him. Although he participates in group activities, there is a separation between him and the other practitioners. Many practitioners attribute his state to his xinxing and argue that he needs to realize his problems and get rid of his attachments on his own before his cultivation state will change.

Through my interactions with him, I discovered that he did very well in truth-clarification work. For instance, he can usually hand out DVDs and materials to people face to face and successfully function like ten practitioners at once in persuading people to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. As a practitioner who was so compassionate to everyday people, why did he treat practitioners so badly? When I went to see him the other day, he told me that he refused to join group Fa study and would rather cultivate alone. I could feel the pain and the tribulation he was going through.

Judging from what other practitioners said, one would think the problem was with Practitioner A. However, I think it is not just one person's problem. Practitioner A is related to and has issues with many practitioners. Shouldn't everyone involved look inside themselves? If practitioners were doing well in cultivation and our environment was pure, why would there be a practitioner like A? Even if everything was Practitioner A's fault, why would he have to change first? We should all look inside ourselves for attachments and where we need to improve whenever we encounter conflicts. Even when we feel it is not our fault, there must still be something we need to improve on. Dafa disciples should have broad and all-encompassing minds that can tolerate and harmonize anything and everything. Teacher said,

“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos”, Hong Yin II)

When we treat Practitioner A differently and are intolerant of him, the evil beings in other dimensions are pleased. Isn't this what the evil wants? Practitioner A's human notions and attachments were taken advantage of by the old forces, so he did or said things that other practitioners disagreed with. It led to a gradual separation among practitioners and created disharmony in our group.

It is natural that Practitioner A needs to improve himself during cultivation. If all of us are not moved by his bad behavior, but instead look inside to improve ourselves and use righteous thoughts to help him and eliminate the evil factors that created the separation, the whole situation will change. When our xinxing improves, the evil will automatically be eliminated.