(Minghui.org) I used to hold an understanding that Master made various arrangements for each one of us and our individual tasks were different. My understanding was correct, but shallow. In his recent lecture, “Stay Far Away From Peril,” Master pointed out, “...this is sentient beings saving each other at the end times.” (“Stay Far Away From Peril”) After reading this I had a clearer understanding of the relationship between myself and other practitioners, and between myself and all sentient beings.
Fellow Practitioners “Saving Each Other”
Most of us participate in projects and have one or many tasks within those projects. Some practitioners who operate materials production sites are responsible for providing informational materials, some are responsible for one or several truth-clarification projects, some are responsible for transportation and distributing the materials, and some directly clarify the facts to people on the streets.
No matter what aspect of a project you are responsible for, it involves cooperation. From what Master said about, “saving each other,” I understood that, among the people you saved, there may be ones who belong to him [or his world]. Also, there may be ones who belong to you among the people he saved. When viewed from another aspect, our cooperation can have the power of “...together there’s a form, and separated there are particles.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
“Saving each other” Among Sentient Beings
The sentient beings who are saved by the Fa after you clarify the truth or they read some information about Falun Dafa, they also fulfill you and enrich your world at the moment they are saved. Master said,
“Buddhas aren’t supposed to be impoverished; they should be wealthy. The lives there are your riches, and only with them will your paradise be able to thrive. They all count as riches—every life counts as riches.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume XI)
No practitioner wants to return to their rightful place and discover an empty world, and be, “a commander-in-chief without an army.” So please cherish the people around you, because they also came for the Fa and are people we have a predestined relationship with. For example, our family also suffers when we are being persecuted. Through their suffering they share our karma, along with our neighbors, relatives and friends, colleagues, and classmates, and they all contribute to our success.
Let Go of Emotion
For many years I seldom looked within while providing technical support to fellow practitioners. I realized I had many human attachments, like jealousy, resentment, looking down on others, a strong ego, feeling unbalanced, and arrogance. Sometimes, when I went to a practitioner’s home to repair a computer, practitioners were reading the Fa in a group. I often told them that I envied them for having time to read the Fa. While on the surface this doesn’t sound like a complaint but it contains hidden resentment and a feeling of unfairness. I also hinted that I contributed more. When I examined what motivated me to say this I realized I still care about gains and losses.
I came to this understanding after I read Master’s new lecture.
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 with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)
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