Australian Practitioners Gain Insight from Minghui Fahui Articles
(Minghui.org) This years' annual Minghui Fahui online experience-sharing conference by Falun Dafa practitioners in China offered cultivation insights and encouragement to practitioners worldwide. Practitioners from Australia share below how the articles impacted them.
Identifying Hidden Attachment to Comfort
Ms. Chen, a practitioner in Melbourne, had the same experience. She said, “Living a comfortable life in Australia has made me slack off sometimes. I'm not advancing in cultivation as fast as I should. Our fellow practitioners in China have cultivated themselves solidly, and identified where they fell short quickly. I really appreciate their experience sharing!”
Ms. Hua, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Sydney, said when she read “Returning to Cultivation and Stepping Out to Save People” and “An Octogenarian Dafa Disciple Doing Well the Three Things,” she realized that hidden attachments to comfort had prevented overseas practitioners from making offering salvation to sentient beings a top priority, even though we don't have to worry about being persecuted. The fellow practitioner in her 80s devoted herself to doing the three things. Ms. Hua plans to follow her example and make it a habit of carrying truth-clarification materials with her and taking every opportunity to tell people about the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Ms. Hua said she had learned a lot about the cultivation of tolerance from the article “Looking Inward and Letting Go of Attachments Improved Cooperation with Others.” She found the reason why she didn't have profound tolerance was because she had regarded herself too highly, and thought she was always right. How could that help with tolerating others? She gained a better understanding upon reading in the article: “The universe is prosperous, because Teacher is broad-minded and can bring everything in the universe under one roof. Why is that the sea can hold water from thousands of rivers? Because it has the capacity to do so.”
Ms. Li, another Australian practitioner, said she clearly realized selfishness was the biggest obstacle in cultivation, and she has been trying to eliminate it. Reading the sharing articles unveiled to her at a deeper level that selfishness was born with all lives in the old cosmos. She found a big gap when comparing herself with the Chinese fellow practitioners' realms. She realized the selfishness she still had in her wish to cultivate. She said, “I was in tears when I was reading the sharing articles. I realized even though I had been trying to eliminate selfishness for years, I had been circling around it.”
Ms. Li was also impressed with the story in the article “Cultivating Myself and Saving Police Officers While in Detention,” in which a practitioner helped a police officer quit the Chinese Communist Party. In another China Fahui article, “No Regrets”, the author reminds us all: “Saving sentient beings is urgent and of utmost importance. It is Dafa practitioners' shared duty and responsibility. We should do it well and with dedication, so that we will have no regrets.”
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions Reveal the Power of Dafa
Australian practitioners admired their fellow Chinese practitioners for demonstrating the power of Dafa through their righteous thoughts and actions.
Ms. Li said she was touched by the experience of the practitioner who tore down a slanderous poster in the sharing article “Nothing Impossible When One Believes in Master and the Fa.” His firm and righteous determination made it possible for the removal of a poster from a locked frame under close monitoring. In the article “A Pen from the Divine,” an imprisoned fellow practitioner was blessed with wisdom and documented persecution cases despite being closely monitored. The documentation thoroughly exposed the crimes against practitioners in a forced labor camp.
“Every sharing article was great!” said Ms. Chen. “I could deeply feel our fellow practitioners' strong righteous thoughts. They looked inward whenever they ran into difficulties, and thanked Master whenever problems were resolved. By comparing ourselves to them, we can find where we fall short. The experience sharing seemed to have brought our Chinese practitioners' encounters so close to us. It's a precious opportunity for us to identify our shortcomings and make improvements.”