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Remember to Have Compassion for Fellow Practitioners Who Made Mistakes

March 12, 2021 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) We all make mistakes in the cultivation process. As long as we practice earnestly, correct ourselves and mature, it’s all part of cultivation.

Society has been poisoned by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). As a result many people, including some practitioners, may have developed incorrect notions. Under these challenging circumstances some practitioners may not be aware of this added layer of interference and have struggled to improve for a long time.

Every practitioner truly wishes to improve and to cultivate well. Each one of us was chosen by Master and is worth cherishing. When practitioners realize that they’ve done something wrong, they look inward and correct themselves.

We shouldn’t discuss fellow practitioners or talk about who “has a problem.” Only Master knows our true situation. So you think another practitioner is no good; you blindly reject them, doubt them and distance yourself from them. What you can’t see is that they may be better than you in other aspects of cultivation.

If we want to help a fellow practitioner who has made a mistake, we should remember to have compassion instead of accusing them. We can offer our insights and help them analyze what happened and why. We should reflect on what Master said in the Fa about meeting the standards of a cultivator and suggest how to do better as practitioners.

If we can understand the issue, the practitioner will remember and improve. In this way, we are really helping fellow practitioners. But if the practitioner does not accept our suggestions, we shouldn’t be moved. After all, everything that happens is a cultivation opportunity. We practitioners can only cultivate ourselves.

Master taught us,

“The basis of what Dafa disciples do is saving people and doing good.” (“Stop the Evil Acts with Righteous Thoughts,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)

As Dafa disciples, our focus is on being merciful and saving people. Criticism hurts others and generates karma. We should have compassion for fellow practitioners who have made mistakes. We need to consider others’ feelings in everything we do. We must always remember the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and treat everyone with compassion. If we can achieve this state, divine beings will admire us.

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