The Damaging Effects of Disrupting the Fa – Sharing My Thoughts After Reading “Giving Speeches Amounts to Disrupting the Fa”
(Minghui.org) After Minghui editors published the article “Giving Speeches Amounts to Disrupting the Fa”, many practitioners in China realized that holding special sessions at which people give speeches to practitioners, or traveling around expressly to “share understandings” with other practitioners, amounts to disrupting the Fa. I would like to share my understanding on this issue, and the damage and destruction it has brought to our area. I hope that practitioners who are not clear headed or are in denial can awaken.
From 2003 to 2006, practitioners in our county cooperated well together. We distributed truth clarification materials and tens of thousands of copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in the county and villages. The majority of county government officials and public security authorities received copies of the Nine Commentaries . The deputy director of the public security bureau understood the facts about Falun Gong, and although he was in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, he did not want to do so. The director of the 610 Office also knew that Falun Gong is good, and was reluctant to persecute us. At first, a national security team leader and several police officers persecuted us aggressively. But after practitioners sent letters and explained the facts to them, they stopped persecuting us and eventually left their positions. Practitioners worked together as one body and changed our environment.
During the second half of 2006, a few coordinators who were unable to get rid of their past bureaucratic habits unknowingly stirred the pot. They began to form cliques with practitioners who agreed with them, and excluded those who didn't.
Although practitioners in our area did a great job validating the Fa, several of them did not study the Fa well and were not rational; thus, the old forces took advantage of their loopholes. Practitioner A was the one that led the pack, and she knew many practitioners in our area. She liked to know about everything and wanted to control things.
Practitioner A gathered many practitioners and invited practitioner B to give a speech. Practitioner B had just been released from a four-year prison sentence. He said he was very steadfast and boasted about his heroic behavior in prison. Many practitioners were touched by his speech and began to idolize him. These practitioners said B cultivated the best in our area. Practitioner A knew that when B was persecuted, he compromised with the guards and gave them the names of several practitioners, which created a lot of problems for those practitioners. Many practitioners in our area were deceived because they did not know what B had done.
Practitioner A did not hesitate to lobby for B to become the “general coordinator” of our area.
Some practitioners repeatedly shared with A, “Practitioner B couldn't study the Fa in prison and he was recently released. We don't think he is suitable to be a coordinator. This would not be good for him or our area.” Practitioner A ignored their suggestion and wanted B to work under her. Because A and B were not truly cultivating, they had attachments to jealousy and competitiveness. They liked to spread gossip, wanted to come up with new things, and raise their rank. A and B met a lot of practitioners and wanted to show off their capabilities. They invited practitioners from other areas to our sharing conferences. During the conferences, there were usually one or two practitioners giving speeches about how great they were, not about validating the Fa.
Practitioners from Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan, and Anhui provinces took turns to come to our conferences to give speeches. When they met at the conferences, they became jealous of each other, and didn't like one other. Practitioners in our area who admired them would invite them to stay at their homes for many days and asked them to give speeches.
They would usually speak at a practitioner's home, have lunch there afterward, and continue to speak in the afternoon. Some speakers would even reserve several tables at a restaurant after their speeches.
On one occasion, practitioner C invited out-of-town practitioners to give their speeches at her house. Her relatives didn't want them there, so they went to practitioner D's factory. After the speech, more than eighty people had lunch there. In the afternoon, D's husband came back from a trip. Seeing so many people there, he was furious and about to take some drastic action, but fortunately someone else stepped in. Practitioners A, B, and C were present. Later an out-of-town speaker said that he could have used his supernatural ability to stop the husband.
Several practitioners repeatedly shared with practitioners A and others, “Your behavior is not based on the Fa, and interferes with doing the three things that Master asks of us. If you do not stop what your are doing, the bad elements will bring trouble to our area.” The public security officers told us they knew about the conferences, but the above mentioned practitioners ignored the warnings. One of them replied, “All they do is talk. They have not even touched us.” They didn't believe that the police would do anything to them. They continued with their activities and were not being responsible to the Fa.
Because the majority of practitioners were not cultivating themselves based on the Fa, they followed and idolized other practitioners, and did not learn from the Fa. Consequently, our environment was full of bad elements. For 18 months, there were no major problems because Master looked after us and continued to give us the opportunity to rectify ourselves. But many practitioners did not awaken. As soon as a speaker came, they would put down their Dafa work and rush to listen to the speaker. To them, listening to the speeches was more important than studying the Fa.
During a span of 18 months, we had numerous speech conferences. The evil specter in another dimension had been watching us. When the activities that disrupted the Fa were fully in place, the evil elements began their persecution.
From the end of 2007 till 2009, more than thirty practitioners in our county suffered various degrees of persecution. At least fifteen of them were illegally sentenced or sent to forced labor camps. Others were detained, fined, or sent to a brainwashing center.
Practitioner B was persecuted in 2008. Because he didn't truly cultivate, he gave the authorities the names of two dozen practitioners. Consequently, many practitioners in our area and two surrounding areas were forcibly detained. Practitioner B was monitored by special agents while in jail. He gave away information about a material production site and the practitioner who worked there. Very soon, the city officials questioned the practitioner about the equipment at the material production site. He was later detained and sentenced to six years in prison. After committing so many bad deeds, practitioner B was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released six months ahead of time. He lied to other practitioners about his early release.
The environment that we once had was destroyed! The worst part is that most practitioners didn't look inward, were not truly awakened, and didn't even know why bad things had happened to them.
Practitioner A was detained in 2009. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor and allowed to serve the term outside of the labor camp. Some practitioners wanted to help A find her shortcomings, and pointed out to her that she shouldn't have organized large-scale cross-regional conferences. At first practitioner A denied it and said B was the one that organized everything. Later, she simply said what she did was correct.
Many practitioners suggested to A to calmly study the Fa and truly cultivate. They said that she shouldn't handle large group activities, and should do things on her own. Practitioner A refused to listen, and in 2011, she organized conferences and invited out-of-town speakers to our county. Some of the conferences had more than one hundred attendees. There were sharing activities everywhere, in nearby towns and villages, and as often as three times a month. She also bused practitioners to out-of-town areas for sharing activities. She either completely forgot the previous lesson, or still thought what she did was right.
During this period, practitioners A and C were the main organizers of the conferences. They admired speakers from Jiangsu province the most. The speakers were called Number 1, Number 2, and Number 3.
Practitioner E who had heard speeches from the Number 1, 2, and 3 speakers said, “They have 'demonic interference from one's own mind.' They don't share about how to do the three things well and save sentient beings. They say that when their level is elevated, predestined people will come to them to listen to the truth. They don't think it is necessary to step forward to clarify the truth, and this is also to avoid being persecuted. I don't think they should organize so many conferences, and should learn from their previous lessons.”
Practitioner A persuaded practitioner E to listen to many more speeches. After a while, practitioner E lost his righteous thoughts and completely changed his attitude. He said, “These speakers make a lot of sense, and it is good to listen to their speeches.” He also criticized and belittled the Minghui website. We can tell from this case how the organizers and the speakers can poison practitioners' minds.
There are more than one hundred practitioners in our area who have attended the speaker conferences, and they have all departed from the Fa. Practitioner A was detained this April, and is still imprisoned.
Practitioner C fell twice and fractured her femur. She has spent tens of thousands of yuan for treatment, and is still unable to take care of herself. She never looked inward to find out why she fell, and continued to invite out-of-town speakers to our area. Practitioner C has led those who were not steady down the wrong path. She claimed that she was trying to help, and was doing the right thing. She boasted, “In the past, I've organized conferences for more than eighty people.”
Practitioner C's husband is in his 60s. He lamented, “I've read many Dafa books. Dafa is truly good and teaches people to be good. But those who often come to my place are not truly cultivating, and they are far away from Dafa's standard.”
The irrational behavior of the organizers, the speakers, and the listeners are harming sentient beings and disrupting the Fa. Thus they were persecuted by the bad elements.
I suggest practitioners read the Minghui editorial, “Giving Speeches Amounts to Disrupting the Fa,” several times and earnestly study Master's lectures, “A Heavy Blow,” “Bear In Mind Forever,” “Cultivators' Avoidances,” and “Stability of the Fa.” (Essentials For Further Advancement) Be courageous and face your shortcomings, get rid of them, and return to Dafa. I also suggest that practitioners place great importance on studying the Fa and doing the three things well. Do not pay attention to those who disrupt the Fa. Safeguard the Fa and assist Master with Fa-rectification.
These are my understandings at my current level. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.