For Fast Improvement, Attend Group Study to Break Through the Isolation
(Clearwisdom.net) Our region had few Dafa practitioners. Recently, in spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and helping people to quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), several practitioners from our region were illegally arrested. Therefore, regarding rescuing practitioners and exposing the evil persecution, it appeared we had lacked cooperation, speed and strength. For a long time, there were conflicts among practitioners and among the local coordinators. We did not cooperate well as a whole. We still had a long way to go on the road to Fa-rectification.
Each time a problem occurred, I would hear comments such as, "Someone has a loophole. Our whole group has loopholes and we need to harmonize as one body." I often think about this problem. Sometimes I felt that "improving as one body" was far away. This phrase seemed nothing more than an empty phrase with nothing behind it.
What is our group's loophole? What is the problem that prevents our improvement as one body? How can we speed up [our actions] to improve as one body? Being unable to pinpoint the problem makes it virtually impossible to raise our levels. Although other practitioners have mentioned similar experiences on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, I still felt puzzled and helpless.
Studying the Fa can solve all problems! I needed to study Fa more. I did as much as I could. Studying the Fa, I realized that I had stayed at one level for a long time and I had to do something to change it. I attended a distant study group, relatively far from my place. The practitioners there had begun Fa study prior to July 20, 1999. They were mature, diligent and very serious about cultivation. They exchanged thoughts and ideas, and focused on problems after studying the Fa. These practitioners' words and deeds purified and improved me so that I could focus on problems that I had not paid attention to for a long time. Once in a while I thought it would be much better if I could do something to improve the study group, or to have more practitioners join the study group.
During the Fa study one day, I found a solution to the problem that had puzzled me for a long time. I was convinced that many of the problems occurring in various areas could be summarized in one word: improvement. Since the individuals and the group did not meet the Fa standard, we encountered many problems and the evil took advantage of our loopholes.
Teacher constantly reminds us to study the Fa, and, because we are Dafa particles, all of our improvements come from Dafa. We have a great responsibility to Dafa. If we do not do well, we will not be able to offer sentient beings salvation. Teacher not only backs us up with the indestructible, harmonious Fa, but also bolsters us through the medium of group study and experience sharing conferences. These are precious tools for our improvement. At that time, however, we had not used these tools to the best advantage.
Fa-study and experience sharing made me become aware that "a wall" hindered our improvement as a whole. The evil in other dimensions is partly responsible for the creation of this wall; we are responsible for the other portion, by our lack of attention to the Fa. We erected walls among ourselves. Actually, our human notions have built these walls, instead of building bridges.
Although our group study has improved, for security reasons, we still study the Fa as an individual study group. There is no contact between study groups; each study group has its own agenda. Some groups consist of older and less-educated practitioners; in another group practitioners only listen to Teachers lectures and do not share experiences; one group is on and off and cant persist.
The final path is extremely narrow as the requirements become higher and higher. We cannot forfeit the hope of sentient beings, thousands of years of waiting, and Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples lofty glory. This will not be fulfilled if we slack off. We must not leave any regrets and must not disappoint any sentient being. Think of all the wonders Teacher has done for us and other sentient beings. Consider Teachers enormous efforts to improve us and help us on our paths home! There is no reason for our irresponsibility when it comes to advancing our own practice and absolutely no reason to slack off in our efforts.
Teacher said, "The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be."
It is the final stage of the Fa-rectification period. We should be more diligent and let go of human thoughts, notions and attachments. Be solid! Do things according to the Fa, and save more sentient beings.
This is my understanding on the Fa; please correct me if there is anything incorrect.