A Person in Charge is Also a Cultivator  

The persons in charge of our assistance centers in different regions are those who can work hard for Dafa without complaint. Yet many of these persons just cannot seem to get along well with one another, and so fail to cooperate in their work. This has badly tarnished the image of Dafa in people’s minds. Some have asked me “Is this because those persons are incapable of doing the work?” I say that’s how an ordinary human would put it. The crucial reason is that you, as coordinators and assistant coordinators of the centers, are cultivators who also have attachments that you can’t abandon, and you need an environment to get rid of them. But when tensions arise among those in charge, you usually use the excuse of “not cooperating in the work” or “working for Dafa” to push it aside, instead of seizing this good opportunity to search within and improve yourself. As you didn’t let go of your attachments or improve yourselves, the problem will recur again next time. This will surely interfere with your work for Dafa. Don’t you know that the tensions among those in charge are arranged by me for you to improve yourselves? Yet you use your work for Dafa to hide the attachments that you should have improved upon, but haven’t. You grieve to me in your mind when the problems become too serious to overcome. Do you know how I feel about it at that time? It’s not that just because you’re the coordinator of a center and work for Dafa you can reach Consummation without having to improve your xinxing. Even a student can realize that he’s improving his xinxing in any disagreement—why can’t the coordinator of a center? In order for you to improve, your heart has to be provoked when problems arise; otherwise it won’t do. Working for Dafa is also a good opportunity for you to improve your xinxing!

Why do I specifically write this article for you? Because every act and every statement of yours directly affects students. If you are doing well in your cultivation, you will do well in spreading the Fa in your local area and students will do better in their cultivation. If this isn’t the case, you will harm the Fa. As you are Dafa’s elite at the level of everyday people, I can’t just let you work without reaching Consummation.  

Li Hongzhi

September 3, 1996