(Minghui.org) Our local group set up a Fa study and have improved ourselves through cooperating while doing the three things. We would like to share some of our experiences in cultivation practice.

Making Progress Together

A practitioner named Zhao and I went to a village near our town to distribute some truth-clarification materials in July 2013. Somebody reported us to the police. Zhao was detained for 15 days and I escaped.

For security reasons, we changed the location of our group Fa study. Three of us used to study the Fa at Zhao’s home, but my home became the place where we study the Fa. While clarifying the facts a while later, Zhao came across another practitioner named Qian who also joined our group Fa study. We study the Fa together twice a week.

Through studying the Fa together and sharing experiences, we found that Qian has strong righteous thoughts. She does well in clarifying the facts face-to-face and persuading people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Qian can help more than 40 people quit the CCP each week. She even used righteous thoughts to eliminate a panel with content slandering Falun Dafa. The panel is in a residential area near the highway.

Having realized our own weakness, the rest of us started to look inward.

Master said:

“This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)

Recognizing that clarifying the facts to people face-to-face is a fast way to directly save people, we studied the Fa to increase our righteous thoughts and then asked Master to strengthen us so that we could break through the obstacles created by our human attachments. Each member of our group can now persuade more than 20 people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations every week, and sometimes we can even persuade more than 50 people to quit.

Guiding Fellow Practitioners to Join Group Fa Study

While clarifying the facts, we met a number of practitioners who were not able to join our Fa study group. We shared with several practitioners, and in consideration of a few elderly practitioners, we set up another four Fa study groups. We go to these different groups to study the Fa. Through studying the Fa together, practitioners who have just joined a study group have made a lot of progress. A few examples are as follows:

A 70-year-old fellow practitioner seldom went out to clarify the facts. Since the group Fa study started, he has made great improvements. He can now help more than 30 people quit the CCP every week. He also distributes truth-clarification materials and Shen Yun DVDs, and he can distribute an entire box of Shen Yun DVDs in a month.

An 81-year-old practitioner couldn’t read many words when she studied the Fa by herself. When we studied with her, we would write down the Chinese characters she didn’t know, and then she would try her best to memorize them. She has made much progress this way. When security guards in a residential area approached her with a video recording of her distributing truth-clarification materials, she was able to stay calm and righteous and explain the facts to the guards.

Helping Practitioners Look Inward, Breaking Through Old Force Interference

Practitioner Li was not in a good cultivation state. She started to have severe pain in her legs in February 2015. In the beginning, she didn’t feel pain while she did the three things during the day. But two months later, her legs became painful all day long. The pain was so severe she couldn’t stand up, which affected her doing the three things.

Zhao, Qian, and I went to Li’s home to study the Fa with her and share experiences. We also invited her to join our group Fa study. Looking inward, Li said: “Because every practitioner has his or her own understanding, I had an argument with a practitioner whose understanding was different from mine at a group Fa study. Instead of searching inside myself, I looked outside and found the other practitioner’s weaknesses. This created a gap between us and the conflicts intensified. I was so unhappy that I refused to join the group Fa study. I now had a loophole for the old forces.”

Qian spent half a day finding 13 segments of the Fa that targeted the problem Li spoke of and then studied the passages with her.

Master said:

“When others say things about you that aren’t pleasant to hear, why do you become unhappy? When you become unhappy, aren’t you in your heart refusing to accept the chance to cultivate and improve? Aren’t you simply seeking the same kind of happiness that everyday people do? Then aren’t you an everyday person?!” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia” in 1999)

Li believed that what Master said in the passages targeted her attachments. She said she would study the Fa related to her problem until she removed her attachments. She worked hard at studying the Fa, and about 20 days later the pain in her legs was gone!

There is another practitioner named Zhang whose eyes developed problems in early 2010. Gradually her eyesight became so bad that she could only see words clearly when she put the book right up against her eyes. This state affected her cultivation practice and validation of the Fa.

Master said:

“The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference” in 2002)

We shared experiences with Zhang and invited her to participate in our group Fa study. While studying the Fa together, Zhang read the Fa very slowly because of her eye problem. All of us treated her with a very pure attitude, encouraging her to read more than a few paragraphs when it was her turn. Fearful of wasting our time, Zhang said, “I don’t want to read much more.” We all encouraged her, saying, “No one is tired of your reading too slowly. Only by reading more can you get rid of the interference.” Zhang was moved to tears.

Through constantly studying the Fa together, Zhang found her attachment. She said: “I am too attached to myself. I think I have practiced cultivation better than others because I have produced more truth-clarification materials. I won’t listen to what other practitioners say. When my eyesight was not good, I didn’t use righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference or ask Master for help. Instead I bought a magnifying glass and dealt with the issue using my human notions.”

Because she found her loophole, Zhang tried to remove it by strengthening her righteous thoughts. Less than two months after she joined the group Fa study, Zhang now reads the Fa fluently without having to hold the book up to her eyes.