Guide New Practitioners to Take the Fa as Teacher
(Clearwisdom.net) Lady A is a veteran Dafa practitioner who had obtained the Fa before the persecution started in 1999. As she had grown up in countryside before she married someone in the city, she did not have a chance to attend school and was illiterate. Before 1999, she joined the group practice and study at her local Dafa site regularly, and eventually she was able to read the book Zhuan Falun and all of Master's lectures. Since the persecution began, she has done a lot of work to clarify the truth about Dafa and has been cultivating herself well.
Lady A has a small business and through it she has been telling people about Dafa. Several people have become new practitioners. They were eager to learn the Fa and read the Fa, however, they were also illiterate. Some of them cried because they could not read the Fa themselves.
Later, they all took part in a Fa study group run by practitioner B. Lady B, a veteran practitioner, was a practice site coordinator. However, she did not do much work to clarify the truth for a period of time after the persecution started. Now she is trying to catch up with others in terms of her cultivation state. She and the new practitioners all tended to regard her as a supervisor in an ordinary people's sense, and she sometimes treated the new practitioners harshly.
Feeling discouraged, the new practitioners turned to Lady A for advice. Lady A said, "We should treat the Fa as teacher. You have not done so due to not having studied the Fa enough." Thus, Lady A and the new practitioners began studying the Fa together every night. They read aloud Zhuan Falun and Master's lectures. Those who could read did so out loud, while those who couldn't read listened. Slowly, everyone was able to join in reading Zhuan Falun together. Lady A encouraged the new practitioners to follow the Fa rather than other people. The more they learned the Fa, the more steadfast they would be in their cultivation. With the assistance of Lady A, the practitioners have been upgrading their xinxing and becoming more mature in doing the three things.
When providing guidance to new practitioners, veteran practitioners should be patient and encourage them to study the Fa and follow the Fa as teacher, rather than criticizing.
"The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." (Drive out Interference, in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
February 15, 2010