Our Every Word and Deed Either Validates or Damages the Reputation of Falun Gong

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What those who practise Falun Dafa should do well is the three things: study the Fa1, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. We must pay attention to every word and deed in our everyday lives as all of them will either show the glory of Falun Dafa or damage it's reputation.

If those who practise Falun Dafa do well, people will say: "See how good Falun Dafa practitioners are, and how high their virtue is." This will spread widely from one to many people. This in and of itself is an act of upholding Dafa. If we don't do well, we may cause damage. For example, when we have contact with other people in everyday society, or when we share experiences with other practitioners, if we get upset when somebody says something bad about us, or someone talks bad behind our backs, or if we are then furious and argue with them, then this is damaging Dafa; this is not putting Dafa first, but putting ourselves first.

Master reiterates that we should read the Fa more and study the Fa more. But what is the purpose of studying the Fa more? It is to improve our behaviour and is instructing us to have righteous thoughts and righteous behaviour according to Dafa.

"Study the Fa and obtain the Fa,

Share in learning and share in cultivating,

Following [the Fa] in everything,

Compliance is cultivation." (Hong Yin--"Solid Cultivation")

If we don't emphasise the improvement of our behaviour and if we don't measure ourselves by Dafa when studying, then it is just like reading a novel. It will not work and no matter how much we study the Fa, it will be in vain. If we still behave the same as we did before after we study the Fa, and use everyday people's thoughts to deal with things, this is not what those who practise Falun Dafa should do.

This is just a little personal experience; please kindly point out anything improper.

Notes:

1. Fa - Universal principle, the teachings in Falun Gong

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