(Minghui.org) About 2000 Falun Gong practitioners from Northern Taiwan took part in an annual Fa study and experience sharing activity in Taipei that started the evening of November 13, 2015. The event was held at the Jiantan Youth Activity Center and lasted two days and two nights.

The practitioners studied the Fa and shared cultivation experiences in groups. They learned from each other and elevated in cultivation together.

Benefits of Memorizing the Fa

After they read the Fa, the practitioners would then memorize a paragraph of the Fa in Zhuan Falun. The coordinators hoped that practitioners would be encouraged to memorize the Fa after they returned home. Many practitioners said that they felt joyful while reciting the Fa and were no longer afraid of memorizing the Fa. Some indeed planned to memorize the Fa after they went home.

New practitioners as well as veteran practitioners benefited from the event. A veteran practitioner said the event had helped people become as enthusiastic as when they first started practicing Falun Gong, and that they would catch up on their cultivation path.

Weak Toddler Grew Up Strong Thanks to Dafa

Ms. Zhao Xiuli is from Northern China. She married a Taiwanese man and moved to Taiwan in 2000. She now lives with her husband and son in Banqiao in New Tapei City. Her mother and her aunts are all Falun Gong practitioners, and she started to practice Falun Gong in 1997.

Ms. Zhao's son Wei Xiang started to suffer from stomach flatulence when he was not even a month old. Ms. Zhao and her husband took him to see Chinese and Western medical doctors, but to little avail. Their son continued losing weight over the next six months of his young life. He was weak, and easily caught colds. He had hernia surgery and then developed otitis media, a middle ear infection. His father went to temples to pray for him, but that didn't solve the problems either.

When Wei Xiang was five years old, Ms. Zhao started to read the Fa to him. She told him about the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance using plain and easy language so that he could understand. She taught him to practice the Falun Gong exercises. His health improved markedly. He could eat cold food, including ice cream, for the first time.

One day Wei Xiang told his mother, “Mom, I saw a golden green round thing rotating in my hand when I was in bed. I played with it.” Ms. Zhao knew that it was a Falun.

Later on her son went through several cleansing phases. He always held onto the thought, “I believe in Master.” No matter how painful his body felt, he endured it. He finally passed the tests successfully.

Wei Xiang hasn't needed to see any doctors since he started to practice Falun Gong. Now he is a high school student. He is healthy and cheerful, and his parents no longer worry about him.

Her husband was excited after seeing the changes in their son. He started to practice Dafa after attending a nine-day-lecture session.

Ms. Zhao attended this group Fa study in Taipei almost every year.

“This event is really good,” she said. “I see my shortcomings as I listen to other practitioners' sharing and look at my own cultivation. It encourages me to cultivate more diligently. I am impressed by the story of a 70-year-old practitioner who fell when she was young and as a result suffered headaches and bone pain for 55 years. She fully recovered after she practiced Falun Gong. She now goes to a scenic tourist site every day to tell Chinese people about Falun Gong and encourage them to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party. Her earnest concern for other people really touches me.”

Gain Without Pursuit

Mr. Jiang from Taipei learned about Falun Gong in 2000, because his father had just started to practice at the time. Mr. Jiang was busy studying medicine and didn't think about practicing. He knew that Falun Gong teaches people to be good.

After graduation, he worked in a medical center and was still too busy with his patients and research to contemplate practicing Falun Gong. But he felt like he didn't fit in at his work environment. He was unhappy with the conflicts between colleagues, and their competitiveness. He started to suffer from insomnia and had questions about life.

One day in July 2014 he was feeling very upset. He picked up the book Zhuan Falun and started to read. He became totally absorbed and wanted to learn Falun Gong. It was 3am. He searched online for a practice site near his home. At 4am he went to the practice site to learn the exercise movements from local practitioners. He soon found that he rarely caught a cold and his scratchy throat was gone.

More surprisingly he was granted a “Performance Award” at his workplace this year. He used to work so hard to try to earn it, but he never had. He realized he was pursuing the award before. But after he practiced Falun Gong he did everything according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He tried to do his best at his work without pursuing anything. He did a better job instead.

“I enlightened to the Fa principle of obtaining things without pursuing them.” Mr. Jiang said, “Cultivation is really good. Now I go to sleep early and get up early to do the exercises. I sleep soundly. But my best achievement is that I can calmly face conflicts, look within myself to see if there is anything I haven't done well and try to let go of my attachments. I treat people sincerely and get along well with my colleagues. I am now calm and pleasant. My only regret is that I started to cultivate Dafa too late.”

Found Answers in Dafa

Lin Junhong from Luodong studied architectural heritage conservation at university. He is now an architectural designer. He has enjoyed drawing since his childhood. When he was an elementary school student, he noticed the dragon and phoenix illustrations on his family's dining table. He felt the dragon and phoenix with his hands, wondering if they were real animals. If there weren't, how could ancient people have known what they looked like.

That night in his dream, he felt that he was flying up into the sky. When he looked down, he saw residential areas. Suddenly the curtain of a dam opened. A dragon and a phoenix followed by a second dragon and another phoenix stretched continuously along the riverbank. He saw the dragons' movements and heard the phoenixes' voices. He was very impressed by this scene.

When he was in his youth, Mr. Lin felt puzzled about life. He started to search for the meaning of life. In 2003, a food store owner outside his school lent him the book Essentials for Further Advancement. Mr. Lin also recalled seeing a Zhuan Falun book in one of his classmates' homes while in high school. After reading Essentials for Further Advancement, Mr. Lin decided to practice Dafa. He regretted that he had missed out on starting the practice for so many years.

“I felt very happy after I started to practice Falun Gong,” he said, “Many of my questions were answered in the book Zhuan Falun and in Master's other lectures. Finally I have found my direction in life and I know my life's meaning. I understand how precious this Dafa is.”

Mr. Lin cherished this opportunity to study the Fa with so many fellow practitioners. He attends this event every year and said he learns a lot each time.

“It helps me to improve in my cultivation and in my understanding of the Fa principles,” he said. “After sharing with fellow practitioners, I realized that some trivial things are actually my fundamental attachments that I was not willing to let go of. I have come to understand the Fa principle of nothing is trivial in cultivation. I will study the Fa more, dig out the root of my attachments and get rid of them.”