"That's how things will be for you, starting now. Whether you are right or not is, for a cultivator, not important whatsoever. Don't argue left and right, and don't emphasize who's right and who's wrong. 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. As gods see it, for a cultivator to be right or wrong in the human world is not important in the least, whereas eliminating the attachments that come from human thinking is important, and it is precisely your managing to eliminate those attachments rooted in your human thinking as you cultivate that counts as important." ("Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan")
I have repeatedly studied the above lecture given by Teacher Li. Thinking about what I had gone through, I felt very touched. In the past, because I was attached to who was right or wrong when encountering conflicts, I could not improve my Xinxing (character) and I had some uncomfortable conditions appear in my body, which impacted the quality of my clarifying the truth (explaining the facts of the persecution of Falun Gong in China)
to save sentient beings and also created a negative impact on the local Fa-rectification environment. Now I would like to share my experience so that fellow practitioners who still argue about who is right or wrong among themselves may draw upon my experience.
Before the 2006 Chinese New Year, behind the coordinator's back, several fellow practitioners and I set up a truth-clarification material site and we began to prepare copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and truth-clarification brochures for fellow practitioners in neighbouring counties. Four months later, the coordinator heard about this situation. Suddenly conflicts broke out. The coordinator thought we had set up the material site in order to split apart into a different group and separate from the whole body. We ourselves thought the material site was to save people and that there was nothing wrong in doing that. We did not agree that we had separated from the whole body. The argument became more and more fierce and caused problems throughout the whole county. I myself became very emotional, shouting my opinion, which was actually a demonstration of my human mentality. However, I did not realize it at that time. I was affected by ordinary human notions and would not look inward. As a result, I had some uncomfortable conditions appear in my body, which caused me to frequently cough. That condition remained with me for over a year.
During that time, although I was still doing the three things (study the Fa [the teachings of Falun Dafa], send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and about the persecution to the world's people), I was only following the formalities and did not improve myself in my heart. On the contrary, I dropped down in my cultivation level. Because we were not united, the evil took advantage of the situation and several fellow practitioners were persecuted, causing a negative impact on the local Fa-rectification environment. It wasn't until after the 2008 Chinese New Year, following the hints that Teacher gave, that I began to seriously look inward and found that I had the attachment of jealousy hidden very deeply (in addition to the attachments of competition and zealotry). Once I realized this, my xinxing was upgraded immediately and I was not interested in who was right or wrong anymore. The coughing which had bothered me the whole time disappeared. Once again, I could concentrate on Fa study and felt that Fa principles were being revealed to me (that whole year I had had no Fa revelations). I also felt that I began to achieve better results in sending forth righteous thoughts and in clarifying the truth.
I learned many lessons from that experience. I realize now that when there are conflicts among fellow practitioners, originally it was Teacher's arrangement for us to improve our mind nature. Being attached to right or wrong is in fact from our human mentality and it is an attachment of zealotry. If we stick to the argument of who is right or wrong, we will neglect to look inward and will not get rid of human mentality. Then we will fall far short of Teacher's expectations. As Fa-rectification moves forward, we should quickly let go of our human mentality. Let's stop all the arguments on who is right or wrong and use Fa to reveal and heal our misunderstandings. Being right or wrong is not important. The most important thing is to let go of our human mentality and advance towards consummation. After getting rid of human mentality, everyone can see clearly the most efficient ways to save sentient beings.
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