Additional Thoughts on “Eliminating Negative Thoughts about Fellow Practitioners”
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner from China. After reading the Minghui article “Eliminating Negative Thoughts About Fellow Practitioners,” I would like to share my thoughts.
Karmic Relationships Come Into Play
There are karmic relationships and relationships of affinity among practitioners. We also have human attachments, which was mentioned in Zhuan Falun. I think that there is another factor, which is that the evil is making use of our own karma and the respective karmic relationships, human attachments, and so on. It is trying to cause disturbances and dismantle the tasks that are related to Dafa.
Some practitioners have the conditions and are very skilled, so they took up many important Fa validation projects. However, they themselves are still cultivating and have attachments and karma. They also have their own cultivation hardships. Amid the hardship, they have to withstand the evil forces and pressure and need to overcome difficulties to complete their Dafa tasks. Other practitioners should protect them and help them kindly when they have problems so that the Fa-validation projects will not be affected. Practitioners who are capable, have the qualifications and passion, and are able to complete tasks are very precious.
Many practitioners, however, point fingers at practitioners who are involved in critical Dafa projects, attack them, talk about their weaknesses behind their backs, and turn others against them. This makes it difficult for those under attack to complete their Fa validation tasks. It creates havoc and can even lead to the project shutting down. On the surface, they seem to be helping these practitioners to eliminate attachments, but in reality, they are disrupting efforts to validate the Fa.
Indeed, some practitioners may display their attachments and inadequacies when they are working on Fa-validation tasks. But this does not mean that we can let that practitioner simply cultivate for a few years and then return to work on his projects. By then, it will be too late, and everything will have been delayed. In addition, when the practitioner who is involved in a Fa-validation project is persecuted and can no longer carry out the tasks related to Dafa, practitioners who used to find fault with him no longer have the passion to help him.
I think that this most probably is due to human emotions, attachments, karma, and so on, which the evil forces are making use of.
For some practitioners who are doing tasks related to Dafa, sometimes when there is a tribulation or conflict, their attachments are constantly being suppressed.
This is not only a painful process for the individual but also delays the Dafa tasks. This is because they did not understand how they should cultivate in that kind of environment and in the face of that particular tribulation. We should hold fast to the fundamentals of cultivation, which means discarding attachments and wrong thoughts.
Master Li said,
“I'll tell you a truth: The entire cultivation process for a cultivator is one of constantly giving up human attachments.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
We should be honest and seek to improve our cultivation level. We should treat conflicts and tribulations as opportunities to validate the Fa and improve in our cultivation.
Sometimes we target practitioners who are involved in Dafa-related tasks. We should study the Fa more, cultivate continuously, protect this Fa validation environment more, and speak with a kind attitude if there are any problems.
“In the course of your cultivation, each one of you should understand correctly the relationship between your personal cultivation and Fa-rectification.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)
“I can tell you that the suffering and tribulations endured by our Dafa disciples are not only aimed at their personal cultivation—there are also factors related to high-level beings’ testing Dafa using the fact that the students have karma, using "improving them" as an excuse, and using degenerate beings at low levels to carry out the persecution. In fact, all of these have harmed the Fa-rectification.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)