Stop the Influence of Communist Party Culture (6) – On Ridding Mentality of Working Halfheartedly
(Minghui.org) Editor’s note: The environment in mainland China is filled with Communist Party culture. Immersed in such an environment, one would gradually be influenced by Party culture without realizing it. This 8-part series explores some commonly seen problems among practitioners that may be attributable to the Party culture. We hope it serves as a reminder as we work to break free from the grip of the communist party.
Continued from Part 5
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controls power with lies and violence, all the while destroying traditional Chinese culture. Along the way, it has engendered a poor work ethic.
I had first-hand experience of how different work attitudes resulted in different outcomes.
I took a taxi one day and got the driver to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. He declined to accept the Shen Yun DVD that I gave him though, saying that he already had a copy, which he never bothered to watch. He told me that he was never into the performing arts.
I was about to put the DVD back in my purse when he suddenly snatched it away.
Seeing my surprise, he explained that he wanted the copy because it was from me.
This encounter made me wonder what it was that I did right that changed his mind.
I realized later that he wanted the DVD from me because I always appreciated Shen Yun and sent forth righteous thoughts every day to reinforce its effect on saving sentient beings.
I recalled how many fellow practitioners had told me that they never watched the Shen Yun DVDs themselves because the show was beyond their grasp. Some even said that ordinary people nowadays preferred browsing online, and no one had the patience to watch a dance and music show.
My experience with the taxi driver reminded me that we must have a deep understanding and appreciation of our truth-clarification materials before we help non-practitioners become receptive to them.
If we were just going through the motions with our Dafa projects, the recipients would sense our halfheartedness, and it’d be hard to achieve our desired effect.
Master Li had warned us before that the halfhearted way of thinking and doing things is a manifestation of the Party culture.
“Sometimes when a media outlet utilizes you or when a project lets you participate, your ways of thinking, those extreme ways of doing things that come from Party culture, your lying, and your halfhearted way of working really exasperate [others].” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)
“You might be doing what you’re told, but if you don’t really pay attention to your attitude toward things or how to effectively save people, then that’s a problem in your cultivation.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
I suggest that we read more often the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to help us get rid of the Party culture completely. One practitioner said that he saw nine swords and spirits flying out in the other dimension when he opened the book one day. The swords and spirits cleansed the CCP specters in his space and the mark on his forehead.
He wondered how come there were still CCP factors in his dimension since he quit the CCP years ago.
Our local practitioners enlightened to the fact that quitting the CCP is not enough for practitioners. If we continue to think the CCP way, watch its TV programs and read its newspapers, we are inviting the CCP specters back to our dimensions.
Therefore, it is important that we remain vigilant in identifying the residual Party culture that we still have in our minds. Only by constantly rectifying ourselves can we make effective truth-clarification efforts.