Fellow Practitioners, Let Us Cultivate in a Down-to-Earth Fashion
(Minghui.org) I have seen some practitioners with an intent to seek to do “big, bold things,” which may jeopardize other practitioners' safety. I'd like to share my views here.
After a White House petition was created to urge President Trump to call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to end the forced organ harvesting against Falun Gong practitioners, some practitioners in our region collected fellow practitioners' names to sign it. This would have exposed these practitioners' names to everyone, including the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents who are carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong.
Fortunately, the Minghui website quickly warned practitioners in China not to do this.
These practitioners are now trying to organize other practitioners to report their persecution cases to the CCP's Party discipline inspection team or to the Focus TV program produced by the China Central Television (CCTV). The CCP's Party discipline inspection team serves the CCP, not the public. The Focus program was the leading CCP-controlled TV program that slandered Falun Gong.
These practitioners hope that the Party discipline inspection team or the Focus TV program can do something on a large scale for Dafa, but this shows their human attachment to “big things.”
Some of them even violated Master's teachings that said:
“Even more serious, some assistants, in order to make practitioners believe and obey them, often circulate some hearsay or something sensational to increase their prestige, or they do unique things to show off.” (“How to Provide Assistance,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
“All Dafa disciples, whether they are in mainland China or other parts of the world, should, with the approaches they take to counter the persecution, keep close in mind the safety of mainland China’s Dafa disciples. All actions that jeopardize Dafa disciples’ safety should be stopped.” (“Comment on a Student’s Article,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol III)
We cannot put our hopes in any everyday person or organization to end the persecution. The only way is for Dafa disciples, under Master's guidance, to save the people.
We do ask everyday people for help. However, that is just a way to save those people.
We can talk about Falun Dafa to anyone and any organization, but we should avoid devising “ingenious schemes” that may jeopardize fellow practitioner's safety.
“And in the course of all this, just by being problem-free you have dealt the evil its greatest blow.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Fa Conference Marking the Tenth Anniversary of Minghui’s Founding”)
I sincerely hope that practitioners who seek “big achievements” can give up this attachment and cultivate in a down-to-earth fashion. They have a strength in that they have little fear of the CCP. They can leverage that to save people solidly and stably.
Please point out any gaps in my understanding.