(Clearwisdom.net) At 9 a.m. on April 27, 2002, the Boston Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference solemnly began in John Hancock Hall in downtown Boston.

It has been a magnificent, glorious ten years since Dafa was first taught to the public. On the occasion of the third anniversary of the April 25th peaceful appeal, 1300 Dafa disciples from all over the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan and elsewhere gathered together to share their experiences in Fa-rectification cultivation and truth clarification.

Today the skies over Boston were clear and filled with brilliant sunshine. The atmosphere of the Fa-conference was both solemn and sacred. The portrait of our compassionate, magnificent Master hung in the middle at the back of the stage, flanked on either side by pictures of Falun with the inscriptions "Falun Turns Forever" and "Zhen-Shan-Ren" ("Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance"). On the side walls hung banners with purple-red backgrounds and inscribed with golden letters, "Save Sentient Beings" and "Establish the Future."

During the conference twenty-one Dafa disciples gave speeches, including five Western practitioners who gave individual accounts of their experiences while safeguarding the Fa in Beijing. Some practitioners discussed the power of righteous thoughts as displayed by the events in Germany during the middle of this month. Some practitioners discussed clarifying the truth to people from Mainland China in various ways, causing many of them to have righteous thoughts towards Dafa and to recognize the sinister, deceitful nature of Jiang's villainous regime. One Canadian practitioner gave an account of his experiences of going back to China to appeal with his wife. He was subsequently thrown in jail illegally for two years, where over the course of his Fa-rectification cultivation, he displayed the diamond-like determination and faith in Dafa.

At 2:45 p.m., when the host announced the presence of our most revered Master Li Hongzhi, it was met with thunderous applause. Master Li Hongzhi once again stressed to everyone the importance of studying the Fa and when Dafa disciples encounter any problem, they should look within themselves and treat others with tolerance, broad-mindedness, and understanding. Master's short, concise lecture greatly encouraged every practitioner present. Afterwards all of the practitioners present sent forth righteous thoughts together with Dafa disciples all over the world three times to eliminate the evil.

The conference successfully concluded in a compassionate, harmonious atmosphere at 7 p.m. Through sharing experiences the practitioners realized their great responsibility and mission. As long as the persecution is still ongoing, as long as the evil has not been completely eliminated, then we must continue to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and clarify the truth to offer salvation to people of the world, until the moment of Fa rectifying the human world arrives.