PureInsight | March 10, 2003
[PureInsight.org] Recently I came to realize a simple yet important principle: The key in matters is not whether what one does is correct or incorrect, but whether what one does is righteous or unrighteous. If an issue arises, whether what one says is correct or not is just one aspect of the situation, whether one can be righteous is fundamental.
Recently a practitioner told me a story about how he got into an argument with another practitioner. He thought that what she had said was incorrect, so he did everything he could to explain to her how what she said was wrong. By putting emphasis on this one small aspect of the specific words that were said, he lost sight of his compassion and righteousness, and took a very stern and uncaring tone in order to explain why she was incorrect. In the end, it was discovered that although what he said about this issue was correct, the other practitioner refused to work on that project with him anymore, claiming he was not very compassionate. This was a great and quite unnecessary disruption to our Fa-rectification work and forming one harmonious body.
"What's key is that you take every step well after you come to realize something." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")