2013 Seattle Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference (Photo)
(Minghui.org) On October 27, 2013, Falun Dafa practitioners gathered in Seattle, Washington to attend the 2013 Seattle Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference. More than ten practitioners presented their experiences.
Helping Fellow Practitioners Through Challenging Times
One practitioner shared her experience of helping a fellow practitioner who was going through a particularly challenging tribulation.
“Helping a practitioner during a time of need is extremely important,” she said. “We need to help them strengthen their righteous thoughts, which in turn will help them overcome their tribulation. If you can help, you should, as it provides all those involved with an opportunity to improve their xinxing .
"Master said, 'A Dafa disciple’s righteous thoughts stem from the Fa.' (“Be More Diligent”)"
Believing in Master and Dafa
A practitioner who has been cultivating since 1996 shared his experience of clarifying the truth in Manhattan, New York, during the winter of 2004.
He and others were asked to send righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese consulate for several days in a row from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Despite the bitter cold, he didn't give up. One night, two people drove by and brought him a blanket to cover himself with.
After he returned to Seattle, he continued to clarify the facts to as many people as he could. “Believing in Master and Dafa, one will have righteous thought and face fewer tribulations,” he explained. He said that he had come to this understanding after paying strict attention to sending righteous thoughts.
A Practitioner's Heart Should Be Calm
A practitioner who moved to Seattle from an another state shared how her strong personality and pursuit of perfection got in her way. She recalled a project that practitioners carried out without explicitly following her suggestions. Although she cooperated well with the coordinator to complete the project, she was not happy in her heart.
She later moved to a different part of Washington state and felt a little depressed. After joining a local Fa study group and reading Dafa teachings every day, she enlightened to her shortcoming.
“The three months of group Fa study allowed me to find my attachment to perfection and having things follow my way of thinking,” she explained. “When I used to work on different truth clarification projects, this stubborn attachment would prevent me from forming one body with the rest of the practitioners.
“When I was unable to achieve my intended result, I would feel guilty or lose confidence. A practitioner's heart should always remain calm, and to do that, he or she should follow the natural course of things instead of seeking results.”
After the conference, many practitioners felt that their xinxing had greatly improved. Other vowed to redouble their efforts to clarify the facts to sentient beings.