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Be Understanding of Fellow Practitioners Who Struggle to Remove Long-term Attachments

Aug. 23, 2022 |   By Jing Xin, a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) I think we have all experienced difficulties eliminating certain attachments in our cultivation. In my area, some elderly practitioners sought medical attention as soon as they felt unwell instead of trying to solve the problem through cultivation.

After so many years of cultivation, we all know the real cause of our illness-like symptoms. Master has made it very clear that all the tribulations and mishaps we encounter are a result of our own karma.

Some practitioners tried to communicate with those elderly practitioners. Although they agreed with what the former said, they still chose to go to the hospital and get injections the next time they felt ill again.

I couldn’t understand why these elderly practitioners just couldn’t improve on this matter when we tried so hard to communicate with them—until I encountered some tribulation in my own cultivation.

In July 2019, I was arrested after being reported for distributing Dafa materials. I didn’t think I had fear and I continued to clarify the facts to the police. But when they ordered me to sign the interview record and the list of confiscated items, I signed without question. Since what I said during the interrogation was all about how Dafa had changed me for the better and the confiscated items indeed belonged to me, I didn’t think there was anything wrong in signing those documents.

After a period of Fa study and looking within, my understanding of the Fa improved and I realized what I did was wrong. Master taught us not to cooperate with the evil under any circumstances, but I didn’t listen. I submitted a solemn statement to Minghui.org to admit my mistake.

While I wasn’t afraid of the police, my signing the documents was, in fact, a manifestation of my competitive mentality.

Through that incident, I realized that we all have different understandings of the Fa at different levels in our cultivation. If I haven’t reached a certain level in cultivation, I won’t be able to do things in a way that conforms to the principles at that level. But when my understanding improved, it became natural for me to do things I couldn’t do before.

This understanding helped me to remove my attachment to validating myself and looking down on fellow practitioners who are struggling to eliminate their own attachments. We can’t force our own understandings and notions onto fellow practitioners. If we can be more understanding and tolerant, it will be easier for us to endure tribulations and conflicts between practitioners.

Above is my understanding at my limited level. I welcome fellow practitioners to point out anything improper.

Editor’s note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare in studying, compare in cultivating.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)