We Should Not Gossip
(Minghui.org) Several practitioners in a certain capital city were recently involved in spreading rumors, saying things like a certain practitioner outside of China isn't cultivating well or that another practitioner was exploited by evil elements abroad or that something happened to a practitioner close to Master.
Some of them even exaggerated what other practitioners who had come back from overseas said to bolster the authenticity of their rumors.
Nowadays, it is hard to differentiate between what is true and what is false, and gossiping among practitioners does nothing to help this situation.
Since rumors can not be easily checked, the evil forces use fake news to interfere with practitioners. Such rumors are pervasive and target the human attachment for gossip.
Master taught us in Zhuan Falun to remove our attachment to showing off and not to pass on hearsay. So why do some practitioners still gossip? Why don't they follow Master's requirement to take the Fa as our teacher?
I think some practitioners may be led astray by their curiosity. Perhaps they mistakenly think that they can improve their cultivation levels faster if they learn from other practitioners. But this will not happen, because when practitioners gossip, they are not even meeting the basic requirements for being a practitioner.
Although the environment in China is harsh and complicated today, we can resist any external interference and keep up in our cultivation as long as we are firm in our understanding of the Fa.