Further Enlightenment to "Look More at the Positives in Others"

PureInsight | August 13, 2006

[PureInsight.org] A Dafa
project team I am in held an active sharing last week. During the
process, I could feel the compassion and tolerance from my fellow
practitioners. Afterwards, I found a practitioner's sharing very
inspiring. He said that we could take this incident as an opportunity
to examine how each of us was affected, and see if we still had any
human thoughts that we had yet to get rid of.

Thinking back my reactions during the incident, my first thought was
indeed human! Teacher said, "Zhen-Shan-Ren is the sole criterion to
discern good and bad people." As I understand it, during the course of
cultivation practice, a cultivator can have different understandings of
the Fa principles at different levels.  Therefore, although I have
been reminding myself of following the Fa principles to judge matters
with the standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance," I didn't
realize it until now that I was actually judging "good" or "bad" with
my own understandings of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance." For
the same reason, I could not look more tolerantly at others because I
have been trapped by my own notions.

In the past, when I was reading Teacher's words, "Look more at the
positives in others and less at the negatives."("Explaining the Fa
during the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference") I
thought it could make me feel at ease when conflict arises. I didn't
realize the deep meaning of why Teacher told us to "Look more at the
positives in others" until now. In my humble understanding, sometimes a
cultivator cannot see his own attachments. But if he is able to
recognize the positives in others, he will be able to recognize where
he falls short, which in turn will expose his own attachments. I'm very
happy that I could find more shortcomings of mine after that discussion.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2006/7/29/38750.html

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