Over 1400 Practitioners Attend North Taiwan Area Group Study (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of June 21, 2002, the sky was clear and the breeze was gentle. Over 1400 practitioners came to Chientan Youth Activity Center in Taipei to have a group Fa study. During the study, practitioners exchanged understandings in small group discussions and concluded that the top three important tasks for Dafa disciples are: studying the Fa well, clarifying the truth and sending forth righteous thoughts.
Besides the normal Fa study group, this time a session of "Group Study and Discussion in Native Taiwanese Language" and a session of "Children's Fa Study Group" were set up to enable the practitioners to bring their family members to join different group classes and experiences exchanges. During the discussions, some practitioners talked about their own experiences and understanding; others listened with smiles on the faces. All attendees found some divisions between themselves and others and became more aware of their own attachments.
|Sending forth righteous thoughts (1)||Sending forth righteous thoughts (2)||A Child studying the Fa|
|Children's Fa group study class||Studying Fa in native Taiwanese language||Morning exercises|
One practitioner talked about her experiences of clarifying the truth to everyday people. She said when talking with people, one shall use a light tone and approach them naturally. If you talk about high-level principles at the beginning, it will push the people away and the effect will be negative. Other practitioners understood that because Taiwan and China have more and more economic and cultural exchanges, the propaganda from China is also poisoning some of the Taiwanese people. Clarifying the truth to Taiwanese people is also saving their lives.
That night, practitioners discussed how to send forth pure righteous thoughts and its importance. Some practitioners shared the magnificent scenes they saw when sending forth righteous thoughts and also pointed out that some practitioners' righteous mindset were not steadfast or pure enough so that the evil force took advantage of the gaps in their understanding. After the discussions, practitioners truly understood, "The only way to prevent the old, evil forces from taking advantage of the gaps in your mind is to make good use of your time to study the Fa." (Towards Consummation, June 16 2000).
For this activity, practitioners from north Taiwan area gathered on the lawn to send forth righteous thought before sunrise. During the day, practitioners read Teacher's new articles and shared their experiences in the hotel rooms. The sharing concluded at 9PM and all attendees sent forth righteous thoughts together. The practitioners said they benefited a lot from the experience sharing, Fa study and discussion. They also encouraged each other to progress diligently together.