Helping a Fellow Practitioner According to the Fa
(Minghui.org) The following is a story about a local practitioner who was once very diligent, but who is now facing severe cultivation difficulties. This may serve as a reminder to all practitioners that cultivation mistakes regarding financial issues may have dire consequences.
This practitioner had originally done a lot to build truth-clarification material production sites and fix computers. Then, he faced many difficulties last year, such as a fall that resulted in trouble walking. The police also ransacked his home.
His current situation is quite worrisome. He is unable to fix computers. His home is also messy and smelly, and if fellow practitioners clean up the room, it takes only a few days for it to become untidy and smelly again.
More worrisome is that he has left home and no one knows his whereabouts.
Signs of Trouble
His story prompts a question: “How have we treated him and how did we help him? Have we used the Fa to help him?
A few practitioners rented a room for him for safety reasons after he fell. Six practitioners studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts with him. However, he went back to his own home after 15 days.
Practitioners visited him at his home and studied the Fa with him. However, his state became unstable. He was absentminded during Fa study, and he often showed off his past achievements and accused others of not adhering to the Fa. When practitioners attempted to point out his problems, he would either keep silent or get upset.
We later learned that after he lost his job, he began charging a premium when he fixed computers for the material production sites. For example, he sold the repaired computers at a premium to practitioners in other counties.
In fact, several practitioners provided funds for his living expenses and purchase of computers and parts. He had money and did not have to worry about making ends meet.
It does not seem within the Fa to make money by fixing computers for material production sites, as this is no different than using Dafa money for one's own purposes. To help him get back on track, practitioners asked him to return any overcharge.
Then, a practitioner gave him money and asked him to separate the cost for fixing machines and his own living expenses.
He improved after studying Master's lecture in San Francisco in 2014. However, practitioners found he still did not study the Fa, did not do the exercises, and did not send forth righteous thoughts.
During a visit to his home, a practitioner found that he watched Korean dramas with an Internet card that was supposed to be used for the material site.
Fellow practitioners reminded him to use the money only for the materials production site. He listened, but there was no change in his behavior.
Getting to the Root of the Matter
A fellow practitioner sent righteous thoughts for him and saw in other dimensions that he was under the influence of an evil being.
When the practitioner was about to eliminate the evil being, it argued. “He has done bad deeds and refuses to change,” it said. “You have no reason to eliminate me. If it were not for your help, I would have already claimed his life.”
The practitioner asked Master what to do in his mind, and saw Master with a very serious look on his face.
Master taught us,
“You folks can't just go and abandon a person without trying hard enough. No matter what kind of mistakes someone has made, or what kind of a person he is, I still want to give him a chance.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference”)
Dafa projects are precious and serious. Our thoughts exist in other dimensions and are monitored by the old forces. We should cherish the Fa and the opportunity to cultivate.
We should help fellow practitioners when they suffer or are persecuted. I hope practitioners who know him can find him and help him practice cultivation again.
Please correct me if there is anything inappropriate.