Taiwan Practitioner Shares Thoughts on the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Taibei) Since November 1, 2009, there have been more than ten experience sharing articles each day from the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China posted on the Minghui website. These articles have inspired fellow practitioners in Taiwan to examine what they need to do to improve their Fa study and cultivation.
Mr. Cai Shouren from Banqiao City in Taibei said that by reading the experience sharing articles every day, he can truly sense that Chinese practitioners are constantly measuring each and every thought and action against the Fa and using the Fa to look inward and eliminate attachments.
No Attachment of Fear When One Focuses on Saving Sentient Beings
Mr. Cai obtained the Fa in 1998, and considered himself to be very diligent in his cultivation. But after reading the experience sharing articles, he has found many shortcomings in his cultivation. Mr. Cai is a local coordinator and in charge of reserving public spaces for local Dafa activities. Although he knew the Dafa work he did was righteous, whenever his human notions dominated his thinking, he would feel pressured and be worried.
The article tiled, "The Cultivation Story of a 90-year-old Practitioner," tells the story of a practitioner posting large truth-clarifying self-adhesive posters to rescue fellow practitioners and to expose the evil forces. She did this right in front of the police. Two police officers came up to her from behind while she was posting them and asked: "What are you doing?" Without stopping or turning, she said: "Saving people." The officers tried to stop her. She said to them: "Oh since you are here, come, I will show you something." The officers followed her as she continued to put up the posters. Finally the officers asked her: "Do you have any more posters?" "No," she replied. They drove away and she went home.
Mr. Cai said that although he has been studying the Fa and learning the principles, he did not feel he worked from the standpoint of the Fa when he did Dafa projects. From reading this article, he learned from this fellow practitioner the meaning of "Only then, with that, is it actually cultivation." ("Solid Cultivation" from Hong Yin) He has also learned how to look inward and eliminate the attachment of fear and do better in truth-clarifying work.
At the end of the article, the mainland practitioner said: "Although I am already 90 years old, I still have a lot of confidence. Regardless of how many years the Fa-rectification will take, I will do the three things well and wait for Master to come back. I have no attachments in the human world. I just have one hope, that is, to save up some money for travel expenses so that I can go to see Master when he comes back [to China]."
Mr. Cai was deeply touched by this statement. He thought that the elderly fellow practitioner had a very pure heart and a firm belief in Master and the Fa.
Kind Thoughts and Righteous Actions Touch People Around Us
Mr. Cai is an elementary school teacher. He has practiced Falun Dafa for 10 years and teaches, by example, the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The experience sharing article, "Making Good Use of Every Situation when Validating the Fa and Helping to Save People," is about a practitioner who manages the purchasing of office supplies at her place of work. She does not care for fame and personal gain, and handles herself strictly according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. In doing so, she promotes Dafa with her own righteous actions. Her supervisors are deeply touched by her conduct and think of her as a very trustworthy employee. She is always kind and pleasant in dealing with her co-workers.
For example, a co-worker who sat across from her in the office asked her for two bottles of ink. The next day she brought the co-worker two bottles of ink from home instead of taking them out of the office inventory supply. Another co-worker asked her to make copies of some review questions for her child. She gladly took them to the copy center and paid for the copies herself. Both co-workers felt guilty that she had paid for these things they had asked her for. She showed one of the co-workers the paragraph in Zhuan Falun that discussed a similar scenario:
"There are many outstanding examples in terms of xinxing improvement. One practitioner works in a textile factory in X city of Shandong Province. After studying Falun Dafa, he taught other coworkers to practice. As a result, the factory has taken on a new look. He used to take home pieces of towels from the textile factory, and so did the rest of the employees. After practicing Dafa, instead of taking things home he brought back to the factory what he took home before. When others saw his actions, nobody would take things home anymore. Some employees also returned to the factory what they previously took home. This situation occurred throughout the entire factory."
Her co-worker understood the value of the words and praised Master's teachings.
Mr. Cai stated that these articles clearly manifested a Dafa practitioner's moral integrity and mighty virtue. They also encouraged him to be more solid in studying the Fa so that he could validate the Fa better.