On Group Fa-study
I obtained the Fa in 1994. Due to different reasons, I did not join any group Fa-study. After July 20, 1999, (when the persecution of Falun Gong started), although there were very few practitioners in my county, because of my attachment of fear, I never organized any group Fa-study. The first time that I joined a group Fa-study was in July of this year in a Fa-study group out of town.
When I first joined the group Fa-study, I had a very strong attachment of fear. During studying the Fa and sharing, I was afraid that the police might just break in suddenly, and that I might be illegally sentenced to a forced labor camp. After I went to several Fa-study groups and a Fa conference, my attachment of fear became weaker and weaker. I grew more and more mature in understanding the forms of cultivation. I gradually developed some very rational understanding on how to do well in the process of resisting the persecution and doing the three things that Dafa practitioners are required to do. My state of mind became calmer and calmer, and my righteous thoughts became stronger and stronger. The environment of group Fa-study is really capable of tempering practitioners. It can also make practitioners realize our own shortcomings so that we can melt ourselves into this righteous field. We can also quickly eliminate many evil elements that are interfering with our cultivation. It can also help practitioners to understand Dafa from a rational perspective. We become more and more rational in resisting the persecution this way.
After I realized the importance of group Fa-study and stopping the persecution, I also set up a local Fa-study group. A fellow practitioner, whom I had not seen for years, shared with us: "I came here with the attachment of fear, fearing to bring interference to the Fa-study group. However the moment I stepped into this environment, I suddenly felt that many bad things had been eliminated. This environment is so precious."
Fa-study and sharing are two very important elements of our group study. Fa-study is a fundamental guarantee for Dafa practitioners to improve ourselves, and sharing can help practitioners to gain a clearer understanding about how to do the three things well, and to think from the Fa's perspective. Once when we were talking about what the old forces were, an older fellow practitioner said: "For so many years, I did not know what the old forces were." Another fellow practitioner said: "I thought that the old forces were Jiang." After sharing, we had a clearer understanding about what the old forces were and how to deny the old forces completely.
Master taught in "Solid Cultivation" in Hong Yin:
Study the Fa and gain the Fa,
Focus on how you study and cultivate,
Let each and every thing
be measured against the Fa.
Only then, with that,
is it actually cultivation.
In today's special cultivation environment of Fa-rectification cultivation, we must expose the evil, stop the evil and save sentient beings. Those areas that do not pay attention to group Fa-study, and do not have a group Fa-study developed yet, should pay attention now. What Master requires us to do must be something that is the best. And it must be most beneficial to improve ourselves and do well the three things. This is the most righteous path that Master tells us to follow. We as disciples should safeguard it and do it.
Of course, when we organize the group Fa-study, we should always be rational and pay attention to safety. We should not leave any loopholes for the evil to take advantage of.
This is my personal sharing. And if there is anything improper, please point it out with compassion.