A Brief Sharing on “Pointing Out Practitioners' Attachments”
(Minghui.org) Master taught us the Fa of the universe, and instructed us to treat the Fa as the teacher and use it as the standard for everything. There are no mandatory requirements, as there are no “precepts.”
Due to the old forces arrangements, the persecution destroyed the cultivation environment that Master gave us – to practice the exercises, study Dafa books, and hold experience sharing conferences in an open manner.
I would like to talk about the issue of “pointing out practitioners' attachments” based on the Fa principles.
When we point out others' attachments, we should do it with the intention of “putting others first,” and pay attention to our tone of voice. Master said,
“I often say that if all a person wants is the well-being of others and if this is without the slightest personal motivation or personal understanding, what he says will move the listener to tears.” (“Clearheadedness” in Essentials for Further Advancement)
“While working, your tone of voice, your kindheartedness, and your reasoning can change a person’s heart...” (“Clearheadedness” in Essentials for Further Advancement)
If we cannot speak with calmness, it is better to look inward and not point out others’ attachments, because the problem lies within ourselves.
When we point out others’ attachments, we should kindly remind them about their current attachments or state of mind. We should not talk about their past shortcomings, as this is not in accordance with “Truthfulness,” of the principles “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Things are constantly changing, and the present is not exactly the same as the past. It won't be “truthful” to use a practitioner's previous state of cultivation to gauge their current xinxing level.
Not being truthful also contains the elements of being unkind and intolerant. Master said,
“Therefore, Zhen consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren, Shan consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren, and Ren also consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren.” (“A Brief Explanation of Shan,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
My understanding is that judging others with our old impression of them is being unkind, and saying things that we should not say is being intolerant.