The Righteous Environment of Group Fa-study
(Clearwisdom.net) There are many practitioners in our local Fa-study group. Some of them are as young as 20 and some as old as 80. Their education levels range from an illiterate elderly lady to a school teacher with a Bachelor's degree. We have many differences between us in gender, age and education, but it is the practice of Falun Dafa that has brought all of us together.
In this group, we study the Fa together year-round, regardless of the season or the weather. If one practitioner has something come up and cannot make it to Fa-study, other practitioners may ask about it and see if they can help with anything. In this way, nobody is left behind. We not only study the Fa together, but also do the exercises together every morning, which has continued now for more than two years. Prior to the nationwide simultaneous group exercise, we started with the 5th exercise at 3:50 a.m., did the 1st and 2nd exercises after sending forth righteous thoughts at 5 a.m., and then the 3rd and 4th exercises after sending forth righteous thoughts at 6 a.m. Sometimes we are also able to recite some of Teacher's new articles before going to work. We have now gather for our group exercises at the same time as fellow practitioners nationwide.
Whenever Teacher's new articles are available, we study them immediately, reading them 10 times. For short articles, we are able to recite them from memory in a very short time. Therefore, in the past several years, everyone has been able to recite every short article from Teacher. Recently, the Fa-rectification has reached the final stage and elements in the superficial dimension have started to interfere. As a result, some practitioners appear very "sleepy." Practitioners help to correct the hand positions during sending forth righteous thoughts and when practitioners appear "sleepy" while doing the exercises, they also remind each other to be alert and this tribulation is overcome in a short time.
Practitioners in nearby Fa-study groups also come by to share experiences. When one practitioner experiences sickness karma, other practitioners send forth righteous thoughts to help. If a practitioner's cultivation state is not good, the practitioner also comes here to improve together. Here, there is no concept of one is better than another. Various human notions are dissolved in this field. Sometimes, practitioners have conflicts at home, and they come to share. Other practitioners also exchange their thoughts on these issues. There is one practitioner who has the attachment of fear when asking others to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. He shared his thoughts, and practitioners discussed it. When something comes up citywide, some practitioners send forth righteous thoughts, and some prepare truth-clarification materials to distribute.
Practitioners in our group are also able to go online to download materials, submit names for the list of withdrawals from the CCP, etc. This truth-clarification material site is maintained by all practitioners: some prepare materials, some purchase ink and paper, some prepare CDs, and every practitioner pays attention to not casually mention the source of the materials for safety reasons. Weekends are always busy, since after group Fa-study, practitioners start to compile truth-clarification booklets such as "Minghui Weekly," etc. As practitioners are busy on various steps in the truth-clarification materials preparation and distribution process, it makes one understand better Master's words: "the Great Way has no form." ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005 ")
Here I would like to remind fellow practitioners that, when your cultivation state is not good, please go to group Fa-study and you can get help there. Some practitioners may say that they have been looking for a Fa-study group and are unable to find one. I think if we can begin from ourselves, we may start a Fa-study group near our home. Let's all follow the cultivation way Teacher has left us, so that we can do better and better.