Eliminating Division Amongst Practitioners Starting with Cultivation of Speech

A Dafa Disciple

PureInsight | June 15, 2013

[PureInsight.org] I have very clearly felt that Practitioner A has been unhappy with me lately. Whenever I meet him, our conversation always reaches a dead end after a few sentences. It has now become very difficult to talk to him.

Recently I brought up the packaging problem of Shen Yun discs to him. He expressed some objection, and the conversation ended abruptly. I began looking within to find out what attachment was causing the problem. I have always had a negative impression of him because he has criticized me several times. I never accepted his suggestions and this caused a division between us. At the same time, I also began developing dislike towards him.

After cleansing all thoughts that diverged from the Fa, I found my following attachments: mentality of looking down upon others, not trusting fellow practitioners, the selfish mentality of fearing that I will be affected when his loopholes are exposed and the mentality of not wanting to accept criticism. These types of mentality are deeply hidden and can be easily neglected. When one insists on having the correct idea then one will not listen to others' opinion. The dispute over who is right and wrong, if unresolved over a longer period of time, will result in the breakdown of friendship.

Because I had opinions about Practitioner A, whenever another practitioner mentioned him, I always commented on his shortcomings. Now I realize that comments must be directly addressed face to face rather than discussed behind one's back. This also means I am not cultivating my speech. In order to eliminate division, we must look inwards. One should first cultivate speech by not discussing other fellow practitioners’ shortcomings and we should trust other practitioners. With Master and the Fa, everyone can improve. When I think of Practitioner A's shortcomings, I must immediately eliminate those thoughts and treat him with righteous thoughts. If we have time, we should send forth righteous thoughts as often as possible, cleanse factors which cause division, and treat others with compassion.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/118701




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