The Manifestation of Jealousy
(Minghui.org) One fellow practitioner said, “Adam cultivates well. He was released from a forced labor camp after six months when his term was for two years. He returned to our county and set up a Falun Gong material production site. He also encouraged other practitioners to validate Dafa. He is truly a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period.”
After I heard this, I had a bad thought about this practitioner, “He used to be able to do the sitting meditation in full lotus. Now he even cannot do the single leg crossing. Why?”
The root of my thoughts was jealousy. It is also manifested when I talked to other practitioners.
Master taught us,
“...jealousy is really intense in China, so intense it’s become natural, and people can’t sense it in themselves anymore.”(“Jealousy” from Zhuan Falun)
At group study, Bernice said, “Look at such and such practitioner. She studies the Fa, sends righteous thoughts and exposes the persecution well although she was imprisoned for years. Her tone of voice and the kindness of her truth-clarification are so peaceful that an audience is easily convinced. The result is very good.” She then turned to me, “You cannot do that because you have a hot temper.”
I did not say a word but thought, “Whatever number of people she has convinced to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations is, I helped her to go online and register her withdrawals on The Epoch Times website.”
Charlotte asked, “Why does she take injections daily if she cultivates so well?” (the practitioner has had the symptoms of diabetes since she was tortured in prison.)
Bernice said, “Don't pay attention to others' shortcomings but their strengths. We should applaud whatever she does well.”
From this conversation, one can see that Charlotte and I have such strong jealousy that we couldn't even detect it.
Jealousy also has the following manifestation: not allowing others to point out shortcomings, pointing fingers at others or complaining, being arbitrary and looking down on others.
Jealousy leads to conflicts between practitioners and will be taken advantage of by the old forces. As a result, some practitioners would be arrested and persecuted.
“There’s a rule: a person who doesn’t get rid of jealousy while cultivating cannot achieve a True Fruition—he definitely won’t achieve a True Fruition.” (“The Seventh Talk” from Zhuan Falun)
Master also taught us,
“Today I’m telling practitioners: stop turning a blind eye to your problem. Your goal is to cultivate up to higher levels, so you have to get rid of jealousy.”(“The Seventh Talk” from Zhuan Falun)
I will work to eliminate my jealousy from the root!