Germany: Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference Held in Wetzlar (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) The 2006 German Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held in the city of Wetzlar. Six Chinese and western practitioners shared their experiences, with the emphasis on how to do the three things well in the Fa-rectification period, how to overcome the overload of projects and strengthen the efforts in telling Chinese people the truth about Falun Gong, and how to push the NTDTV Chinese New Year Gala in Berlin forward with the righteous thoughts. The Fa conference helped practitioners to find cultivation gaps and to be clearer about the significance and urgency of doing the three things well.
Conference in Wetzlar, Germany
A practitioner who started practising Falun Gong in 2005 said in his sharing that in order not to affect his full-time job, he has been doing Falun Gong exercises every day and sleeping less so that he has time to clarify the truth. Aside from clarifying the truth to friends and relatives, he has telephoned police, public security officers and 610 office officials in China. Through clarifying the truth he has gotten rid of his competitive mentality. He uses various ways at home to clarify the truth every day: twenty-four hour faxing, fourteen hours of phone calls. He manages to get through about a thousand faxes and phone calls every day. He also uses Internet tools to clarify the truth.
A practitioner who helped to sell tickets for the 2005 NTDTV Gala in New York has been distributing information and selling tickets for the 2006 NTDTV New Year Gala in Berlin for a few weeks. Because there were fewer people selling tickets in Berlin than in New York, she understood that she had to double her efforts. After practising the exercises each day, she went to distribute Gala information in Berlin. Her righteous thoughts helped her to achieve very good result. Even uniformed staff on the subway happily accepted her material, some even suggesting to her the places where there would be more people. When her heart was not pure, there were immediately people coming to tell her not to distribute information. She would realise that she should study the Fa more. Her husband is not a Falun Gong practitioner. It was very interesting that whenever she went out to tell people the truth of Falun Gong and did well, her husband's business became especially good. When she did poorly, then the business also was affected.
A practitioner who learned Falun Gong through the Internet in China in 2003 said that he first heard of Falun Gong from the Chinese government propaganda in 1999. Faced with endless defamatory propaganda against Falun Gong in all the Chinese media at that time, he became very curious and was very keen to learn what exactly Falun Gong is about. He occasionally received information from practitioners, but since the information was not complete, he was not able to have a clear picture of Falun Gong. In 2003, he and his friends installed a broadband Internet connection, he received Dongtaiwang (a non-fixed Internet address) IP address and was able to down load relevant software that helped him to have a window to the free world. After reading much information on Falun Gong and practitioners' cultivation stories, he made his mind up and downloaded Master's teachings. When he listened to the first lecture of Zhuan Falun (the main teaching of Falun Gong), he couldn't help crying and was determined to practise Falun Gong. After coming to Germany, he has joined with local practitioners to do exercises together, send forth righteous thoughts and tell people the truth of Falun Gong. He realised that aside from Master's great benevolence, the fact that he was able to learn Falun Gong and become a practitioner in the terrible environment in China was closely linked to the efforts of practitioners from abroad clarifying the truth in China through various means.
This sharing moved many German practitioners: their eyes filled with tears. The information he obtained in China was very little, sometimes through a small torn piece of paper in the sports field after sport lessons. If practitioners could make use of the Internet to tell people in China the truth of Falun Gong, even a minute of time would bring hope to the Chinese people. Some practitioners mentioned that they had a new understanding of the practitioner who had been helping to sell NTDTV Gala tickets in Berlin. Before they complained about too many emails from her and her not very fluent German. They formed a mentality to keep distance from her in their hearts. After listening to her sharing in the conference with a calm heart, they found that they had biased opinions about her.
This conference was very special that western practitioners attending the conference far outnumbered the Chinese. Before the conference, many western practitioners didn't quite comprehend the urgency of telling the truth to Chinese people. Some didn't realise the importance of using Internet tools to clarify the truth. Through this conference, many practitioners were able to find out where they fall short compared with fellow practitioners. They said it was like "a stick wake-up". They became clearer of the urgency of the Fa-rectification and the importance of telling the truth to the Chinese people. Practitioners were determined to strengthen their efforts in truth clarification to the Chinese people.