放下自我 圓融整體
Lucy Zhao

尊敬的師父好!各位同修好!我下面就自己在一年來在做大法協調工作中的一些感悟與大家交流分 享。

在 做大法工作時我發現自己個人做什麼項目還可以做的不錯,不怕吃苦受累,但一旦涉及到集體的項目時,“放下自我圓融整體”這句話容易說,真正做到卻不容易尤其在磨難 中,當心性的考驗來時,看自己是否能在心里和行動上真正做到,才能檢驗自己的心和修煉是否真正達到了法的標準。

最近在做正法的項目上就遇到這樣的考驗。過去總覺得自己修得挺紮實,不堅持自我,能夠盡量為別人著想。最近在做正法的項目上具 體做法和其他參與的同修意見不太一致,才發現原來自己還隱藏著這麼強的自我和執著心。用自己的標準和理解去要求別人,當同 修達不到自己心目中的標準時就有抱怨的心和看不起別人的心。當 同修和自己的意見或具體做法不同而又不願改變或放棄時,就心有抱怨,感覺無法發揮自己的能力,甚至產生消極心理,不願再與同修溝通,開始造成與同修間的間隔。當 矛盾尖銳時,心裡過不去的時候,意識到通過這件事情自己隱藏很深的又一個執著暴露出來了,只有向內找自己,放下自我才能過去這一關了,仔細看看自己心裡彆 扭的背後是什麼,真是被那麼強的自我嚇一跳。

一次二次 的產生這樣的衝突,師父通過這樣的矛盾把我的自我和執著心暴露出來,讓我去掉它,帶著更純淨的心做神聖的正法之事。在自己為矛盾中苦惱和過不去時,幾乎每次學 法都在不同的講法中看到其中有指出自己的問題。 “不要 爭來爭去的,不要強調誰對誰錯的。有的人總是強調自己對,你對了、你沒錯,又怎麼樣呢?是在法上提高了嗎?用人心強調對錯, 這本身就是錯的,因為你是用常人的那個理在衡量你自己,你用常人的那個理在要求別人。在神來看一個修煉人在世間,你的對和錯根本就不重要, 去掉人心的執著反而是重要的,修煉中你怎麼樣去掉人心的執著才重要。(鼓掌)面對再大的委屈都能夠很坦然的對待,都能夠心不動,都不為自己找藉口,有很多事情甚至於你不 需要爭辯,因為在你修煉這條路上沒有任何偶然的事情”(《曼哈頓講法》)


甚至在讀常人的書時,其中的話都會觸動我的心。最 近讀到一本管理學的書,其中談到,“次系統都最佳化,整個系統只有次佳化。系統理論主張要使系統最佳化,所有次系統只能次佳化。”這讓我聯想到我們的整體配合問題。當我在強調自 己的意見如何好,總是考慮如何最好的發揮自己的能力時,對這個整體來說,對別的學員而言未必是最好的安排。如果我 們這個整體裡面的每個人都注重自我的發揮時,即使每個人都做到最好了,也難真正形成一個整體, 因為不容易去互相配合。當 整體裡面的每個弟子能夠去放下自我、配合別人的時候,也許對我們每個個體來講沒有發揮個體的最佳化,但是卻能取得整體配合最好的效果。

再比如說,棋局的最 高目標是贏得整個戰局,這就往往需要放棄一些棋子以贏得全局的優勢。英 文犧牲、放棄(sacrifice)這個詞原來自拉丁語(sacrificare). 它的原意是“獻給神”,當你做出犧牲的時候,是為了追求更高的目標而放棄較低的目標。當我們放下自我和個人的目標時候,可能就能夠更好的達成師父 正法的要求。

修煉十幾年來也參 與了不少正法的事,但並不是總能意識到在這過程中如何真正在其中修自己。有時候做事情忙 了,就容易追求結果,甚至以為法負責而滋長了指責和間隔,忽視了在這個過程中向內修自己和為同修著想。現 在我開始學會用一個平常心來對待身邊所出現的矛盾和不同意見,先看自己其中有沒有隱藏的執著,不立即排斥同修的不同意見,同時也放開自己的心去看同修的意見,看自己是否能圓容幫助達成我們期望的結果。我發現出現任何矛盾都是給自己提高的機會,放下自我和 執著才是解決問題的捷徑。

我 經常發現當我找到和放下自己的人心時,同修看似糟糕的想法和做法並沒有出現像我所擔心的糟糕結果,反而大法把一切都圓容的很好,其中的玄妙非人力能為。我 還發現自己需要提高的另外一個方面就是是否能設身處地的為別人著想,當執著自我的時候,是很難做到為別人著想的,也很難真正慈悲對方。只有放下自我的時候,才能修出真正的慈悲來,時時處處為他人著想。
 
目前悉尼的神韻晚會是給每個弟子和整體的一個考題。如果我們每個人 都能從自己做起紮紮實實修煉,放下自我,配合別人的話,那才能正念形成整體,取得悉尼神韻晚會的成功。
 
以上是個人體悟,如有不當之處,敬請慈悲指正。
 
謝謝師父! 謝謝大家!

Not to Attach to Myself and Harmonize the One Body

 Lucy Zhao


Greetings to Master! Greetings to fellow practitioners! I would like to share some understanding that I enlighten to in doing coordination work in the past year.

When I work on the Dafa projects, I find I can do all right when I work on my own and not afraid of being tired or busy working, but when there is group projects, It is more to do with if I can let go myself and cooperate with others. But iIt is easier to say but hard to genuinely doing so, esp when there is xinxin conflict and tribulation, only when we can truly follow the Fa in our mind and action, then we can meet the standard of the Fa and pass the test.

Recently I ran into such test in one project. In the past, I feel I am solid in cultivation and would not insist on myself and would try to think for others. Recently I had different understandings about some Dafa projects from other practitioners, I realized that I still had such strong ego and attachments. I still tended to use my standard and understanding on others. When practitioners can’t meet my set standard, I would have complaint or look down on others. When other practitioners have different understanding from mine and don’t want to change, I would have complaints, feel unable to use my ability, or even have negative thoughts and would not like to share with concerned practitioners any more, as a result the differences and gaps start to grow bigger between me and other practitioners. When the conflicts were intense and I could not let it go in my mind, I realized that this incident exposes another deeply rooted attachment within me. Only when I look inside myself and let go my ego, I can pass this test. After I carefully looked at the attachment behind the uncomfortable mind I had, I really feel shocked by the strong ego I had.

Such conflicts happened to me one after another, Master uses these conflicts to expose my ego and attachments, helps me removing it so that I can have a purer mind to do such sacred Dafa work. When I got stuck in conflicts and could not get over it, I often find different hints in Fa study that directly pointed out for me to my attachments. “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. (Applause) If you can manage to handle things calmly no matter how wronged you may feel, if you can remain unmoved and not try to come up with some kind of excuse for yourself, then with many things you won’t even need to argue. That’s because on your path of cultivation there is nothing that is by chance.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan”)

Even when I read some everyday people’s books, my heart is touched by some of their words. Recently I've read one book that was about management, it is mentioned that “When the sub-system is optimized, the whole system can only achieve the sub-optimal state. The system theory believes that to achieve the optimal state of the system, all sub-system can only achieve sub-optimal state.” This theory reminds me that the principle in our cooperation in project is similar. When I emphasize how good my ideas are and always think how I can play the best role and use my ability in full, it may not be the best arrangement for the whole body or for other practitioners. If every member in our group focuses on how to achieve the best for him/herself, then even if everyone did his/her best, we can’t really form one body as we can’t cooperate with each other. But when every practitioner can let go oneself and support others, maybe not everyone would be able to do his/her best, but our whole body can achieve the best cooperation results.

Another example is that the goal for chess game is to win the whole battle and sometimes some chessmen may needed to be given up to achieve the overall advantage. The English word “sacrifice” (give up) comes from the Latin word (sacrificare). Its original meaning is to “devote to God”. When people make sacrifices, they give up lower goal to achieve a higher goal. When we don’t attach to our personal goals or thoughts, we may be able to better achieve what Master need us to achieve as a one body.


In over a decade’s cultivation, I've also involved in many Dafa work and projects, I could not always realize how to genuinely cultivate myself in the process. Sometimes when I am too busy with Dafa work, I can easily develop pursuit of results and even start blaming others, and/or forming separation to others with the excuse 'to be responsible' for Dafa, ignoring the process to cultivating myself and considering other practitioners. Now I start to learn to treat the conflicts and different opinions with a calm mind, check if I have hidden attachment behind, not to immediately reject different views. At the same time, I also learn to open my mind to see fellow practitioners’ different opinions, and see if I can help harmonize and achieve the desired results. I find that any conflict can be a good chance to improve, the short cut to solve an issue is to let go my ego and attachment.


I find that when I can find and remove my attachments, seemingly bad thoughts or action from other practitioners didn’t lead to bad result as I had worried. On the other hand, Dafa harmonizes everything well and the magic power can’t be achieved by our manpower. I also find another aspect I need to improve is to genuinely thinking for others. When I attach to my own idea and feelings, it is hard for me to think for others or be compassionate to others. Only if I let go myself, I can develop compassion and consideration towards others.


Now the Sydney Shen Yun show is one test for the whole body and every practitioner. If we can all solidly cultivate ourselves, let go our egos and support others, we would be able to have our righteous thoughts in forming one body and achieving the success of the Shen Yun shows in Sydney.

The above is my personal understanding. If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point out to me.

Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!