(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners in Pingtung, Taiwan gathered together and held a Fa conference on New Year's Day. With the sincerest hearts, practitioners attending the conference respectfully wished compassionate and great Master a Happy New Year!

Practitioners in Pingtung, Taiwan respectfully wish compassionate and revered Master a Happy New Year

Early in the morning of New Year's Day 2012, practitioners busied themselves joyfully to prepare for the first ever small-scale Fa conference in the Pingtung area. The venue was a pavillion at an outdoor school playground, which was arranged simply but solemnly. At the event, eleven practitioners shared their cultivation experiences.

Fa conference venue

A practitioner shares her cultivation experience

A practitioner shares his cultivation experience

Ms. Shi shared that she was a hair stylist at the forefront of the times prior to her practice of Falun Gong. At the begining when she came to a practice site, her hair was dyed purple-blue and she wore a short skirt. She gauged herself according to the declining moral standard. As she studied the Fa more, she was suddenly awakened. After that, she strove forward diligently and made efforts to catch up with the process of Fa-rectification.

Ms. Zhang said that she is like an ancient heroic woman, who would step forward to help when encountering many situations. She also unwittingly accrued a lot of karma. After undergoing chemotherapy for her cancer, she experienced many side effects. Her health clearly improved after practicing Falun Gong. As a result of her tremendous changes, both physical and mental, Ms. Zhang's family witnessed the miraculous effects of Dafa.

Ms. Li started practicing Falun Gong in 2009. She is from Changchun City, China. At the early stages of her practice, she experienced many of the supernatural phenomena mentioned in Zhuan Falun. At this year's Taiwan Fa conference, she was greatly impressed by practitioners who had overcome all kinds of difficulties to clarify the facts and save sentient beings. She made up her mind to join the practitioners in making phone calls to clarify the facts to people in mainland China. She experienced challenges in the process, and by looking inward, she found that her righteous thoughts were not strong enough and she didn't have the sense of urgency of saving sentient beings. When the person on other side of the phone hung up on her, she didn't redial the number because she was afraid that the person might verbally abuse her, and thus she missed an opportunity to save this person. Sometimes, while clarifying the facts, she forgot to use her divine thoughts, and the effects were not good in helping the person understand Dafa. Upon detecting these shortcomings, Ms. Li sent righteous thoughts to eliminate these attachments and notions, and things went relatively smoothly going forward.

Ms. Zhu has practiced Falun Gong for more than 12 years. When she wrote the paper for the Fa conference two weeks ago, she found that she had many attachments. She looked within, exposed her shortcomings, and realized the importance of “looking within.” Her cultivation path was like peeling an onion, one layer after another, until she got rid of the pollution accrued in the human world, and purified herself. Ms. Zhu said that if she hadn't cultivated Falun Dafa, she wouldn't have realized that she had so many bad thoughts. “Looking within” is a treasure for solid cultivation.

The Fa conference concluded at 5:00 p.m. Practitioners reminded each other to hasten their steps to clarify the facts and save sentient beings, so as to live up to revered Master's expectations and strive to be worthy of Master's compassionate salvation.