(Minghui.org) Due to the persecution of Falun Dafa in China, some practitioners are reluctant to join in the group Fa-study and feel safer at home. Some who were persecuted don’t attend the Fa-study group to avoid bringing trouble to others, and can end up becoming isolated.
There are also those who are afraid of being persecuted and so don’t let others come to their homes for Fa-study.
When we separate ourselves from other practitioners, we are diminishing our strength as an individual and as a group. Any division in the group does not conform to the Fa and is not following Master Li’s (Dafa’s founder) teachings. Let’s not make this kind of mistake, as that would be accepting the old forces' arrangements. The bad elements will try everything to separate us and destroy our Fa-study group.
The form of cultivation Master left us is to study the Fa, do the exercises, and hold sharing conferences as a group. Master said,
“Study the Fa and gain the Fa,Focus on how you study and cultivate,Let each and every thingbe measured against the Fa.Only then, with that,is it actually cultivation.”(“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)
Due to the persecution in our area over the past two years, many elderly practitioners, on the surface, seem to put great importance on doing the three things well. But they haven’t studied the Fa with the group for a long time. So a few of them felt dizzy, went to the hospital, and began taking medication. Once they did that, their faith in Dafa began to sway.
We know from the lectures that Master has given us many powerful things. Therefore, our body is able to fend off any “illness” that comes our way. The karma would be transformed into the white substance virtue, which would in turn, increase our gong.
When the persecution first started, adherents formed a line and walked as a group. The bad elements could not touch them no matter how loudly they screamed. Later on, a coordinator died of sickness karma because he separated from the group. Some practitioners had a chance to avoid being persecuted but were illegally sentenced in the end because they were afraid to bring trouble to the group.
We cannot exert any strength with straight fingers, but we have a powerful punch when we make a fist. When we have fear, we are asking for whatever we are afraid of to happen, and it will come. The only way to disintegrate the evil influence is to get rid of the fear.
To walk the last portion of our path well means studying the Fa with other cultivators, doing the exercises, sending righteous thoughts, and sharing our cultivation experiences. This is the way to eliminate any division, raise ourselves as one body, and walk the path well.
Editor's note: This article only represents the author’s current understanding meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)