A Fellow Practitioner Helps Me Look Within

Yun Lian

PureInsight | July 11, 2010

[PureInsight.org] Recently, I told a fellow practitioner about an incident that happened at my workplace. My boss agreed on something and I then notified others about it. However, my boss then changed his mind. I was upset, thinking that he changed his mind too quickly and he should not be like that. By doing that, he not only failed to keep his word but also put me in a difficult situation.

After quietly listening to me tell this story, the fellow practitioner said, “The story of your boss reminds me of something. I have found myself to be sometimes also bossy. When talking to my child earlier today, he did not quite listen to me, although I was considerate of him. Now, I realize that I myself am also somewhat arrogant. I have to thank you for your story about your boss because it helped me to see my own attachments.” Hearing those words, I no longer wanted to complain. Instead, I became clearheaded, thinking: “I may be right from an everyday person’s perspective, but I am a practitioner; since I am a practitioner, what can I learn from this?”

In my work environment, I also used to be bossy toward people who reported to me. I would tell them that they only wanted to hear and do things that pleased them. The purpose behind my saying that to the people was to gain fame. During the above incident, I was trying to shirk my responsibilities: “It is not my fault, since my boss caused the problem.” When really calming down and looking inside, I could see that I had done poorly as a Dafa practitioner. Master said, “Some people are always stressing that they’re right, but even if you are right, even if you’re not wrong, so what? Have you improved on the basis of the Fa? The very act of using human thinking to stress who’s right and who’s wrong is in itself wrong. That’s because you are then using the logic of ordinary people to evaluate yourself, and using that logic to make demands on others.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan”)

Here I would like to thank Master for enlightening me through the words from a fellow practitioner. I have learned to look within and improve my xinxing.

June 20, 2010

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/6/20/66855.html


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