Group Fa Study Solidifies the One Body
“Group Fa-study is an environment I created for you and a form that I've left for you. I think you should still participate. That's because it has stood the test of experience, and cultivating that way allows our students to improve the fastest. When you cultivate on your own, you miss out on factors that help you improve. And haven't you, as Dafa disciples, said that you would do as your Master says? Haven't you said that you should walk straight on the path that a Dafa disciple should take?”( “Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students”)
Group Fa study is the form that Master has given us. As Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, we should follow Master's requirements, particularly under the situation of persecution.
After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, our local area lost the cultivation environment to study the Fa, practice the exercises and share our experiences together. Individual cultivation was also not ensured.
I went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa, but was arrested and persecuted after arriving at Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa.
After I was released from jail, I melted into the mighty torrent of Fa-rectification. I formed a Fa-study group in my home. Master's great compassion has enabled our small Fa-study group to continue to the present day. Master has expended great effort and endured great hardship on our behalf.
Every small Fa study group has strengthened the one body.
The evil in other dimensions has become less and less. The Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong has almost reached its end. Our cultivation environment has become more relaxed, yet the number of practitioners participating in group Fa study hasn't increased, and in actuality has decreased.
Many practitioners don't participate in group Fa study on a regular basis. Some practitioners have blatantly given up group Fa study. They said they hadn't seen any obvious changes or improvement when they participated in group Fa study and thought they could achieve the same results by studying at home.
Fellow practitioners, how can you use your feelings to negate the Fa taught by Master? What do your feelings count for? Can you feel how much your xinxing has improved? This is a serious matter of not believing in Master and the Fa, and not acting according to the requirements of the Fa. It is not a small issue, which would negate the improvement in your cultivation.
Dafa cultivation is different from cultivation ways in religions or cultivation methods of the past, where a master guided a single disciple. We must follow the requirements of cultivation and the Fa as laid out by Master.
The closer it gets to the end, the greater the importance of consistent group Fa study. Group Fa study enables us to better align with the Fa, share our experiences with other practitioners and look inward.
We will experience great changes when we improve in cultivation. We will coalesce better as one body and become indestructible through group Fa study.
We would form a whole body when gathering together and become individual particles when spreading out. There would no longer be any gap for the evil to take advantage of, and we would be better equipped to validate the Fa, save sentient beings, honor our vows and complete the sacred historical mission bestowed on Dafa disciples.
I hope that practitioners who haven't valued group cultivation environment will realize its importance. I hope they can look within and find the attachments that are blocking them from attending group Fa study.
“Actually, I'd say that if there really are people like that, then it's the result of their human attachments. If you don't believe it, dig into the roots of your mind and you're sure to find attachments. To put it lightly, you are lazy. Put more seriously, you're afraid. Of course, some veteran students are tied up with specific work, and that's different.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students”)
I wanted to share my thoughts with fellow practitioners.