The assistance center in the Sidney area utilized the Christmas holiday to organize a two-day session for Fa-study and experience sharing activities. Practitioners studied the Fa [law and universal principle], shared and discussed issues like cultivation, especially cultivation during the Fa-rectification period, and how to play the role of a Dafa particle. The following is the common understanding after Fa-study and experience sharing.
Teacher said: "I can tell you that throughout history there's never been any human being who has succeeded in cultivation--regardless of the cultivation way. This is because a person's Assistant Primordial Spirit doesn't enter the Three Realms, but controls the person's body at a microscopic level beyond the Three Realms. It's simply impossible for a person to return--never before in history has this happened. But since you've encountered this amidst today's Fa-rectification--not because you have such a great predestined relationship, nor simply because it's accidental--you're truly able to return through cultivation!"(Speech by Master Li Hongzhi at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa) There in actuality does not exist cultivation in the human world. It is Dafa that creates the cultivation environment for us, which never existed before. How lucky we are to be born in the period when the Fa is widely spreading and to attain Fa! We indeed are able to return to the origin through cultivation! However to be able to return is not an empty word. We are cultivating in the process of Teacher's Fa-rectification. Only by conforming every single piece of mind and thought to Fa-rectification can we be called Falun Dafa cultivators, and can we become great-enlightened beings in the new universe.
"They now think that Dafa has passed the test. These matters are in the process of being concluded; it's only that there's still a group of people who haven't stepped forward." (Speech by Master Li Hongzhi at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa) The benevolent Teacher is not willing to leave out a disciple. Under the situation in which a large number of disciples who are genuine cultivators are suffering severe hardships, the time of conclusion has been repeatedly postponed so as to wait and forbear for all beings. Up to today, all Dafa disciples should step forward without hesitation and throw themselves into the ranks to rectify Fa, safeguard Fa and promote Fa. Only then can we live up to the opportunity that only arrives once every billions of years, and can we not let down the great Teacher who exhausts everything for all beings.
The Teacher said: "Whether you're in China or outside of China, how you perform is the same; there's just the same difference in whether you step forward or aren't able to step forward, and how much effort you give to this matter of Fa-rectification. It's only that the environments are different. " (Speech by Master Li Hongzhi at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa). Teacher only looks at the heart. So every genuine disciple should think every moment, "what does Dafa require me to do?" If one puts effort into the matter of Fa-rectification, even if your English is not good, you can distribute materials to mailboxes, go to consulates, write and share your personal experience to congresspersons of all ranks and then ask practitioners to translate it into English. Genuinely starting from the heart, we should cherish the cultivation environment created by the Teacher through immense effort.
During the two-day experience sharing period, important passages in the 1999 Guangzhou Dafa conference were particularly introduced. We read some selected articles. We are all deeply moved by the Chinese disciples' correct enlightenment and great realms. We were weeping while listening to portions of articles written by lives that did not have enough time to be read during that conference. One year later, Ding Yan's article, "Let Life Glorify in the Fa Rectification," still makes listeners weep. We all have a wish from our inner heart: To further advance on the path of cultivation and to play the role of a Dafa particle!
Practitioners in Australia
December 26, 2000
Note: Ding Yan's article -- "Let Life Glorify in the Fa Rectification" http://www.clearwisdom.net/eng/moving_story/DingYan011400.html