(Minghui.org) I was touched by an article I read on the Minghui website, entitled “Cultivating in the Fa through Editing Articles.” When I read that the author’s mother calmly said that she wouldn’t participate in the online Fa conference that year, I thought, “Why did she wait until she lost the opportunity?”
When I read it superficially, I thought the mother gave an opportunity to participate in the online Fa conference to other practitioners. However, thinking about it further, I saw that her mother’s lost opportunity to participate herself was due to her waiting and relying on others. Each Fa conference allows practitioners six weeks to prepare and submit experience sharing articles.
The author said that her mother had improved her xinxing when helping fellow practitioners prepare articles. She said she has “been doing that for eight years.” I wondered if her fellow practitioners were able to write their articles independently.
I related to this article on Minghui because I also helped fellow practitioners write articles. That was seven years ago. I had moved to a new area and noticed that almost none of the practitioners there submitted articles to Minghui’s online Fa conference. I was very surprised that some Dafa disciples didn’t participate in a Fa conference. That seemed impossible. I didn’t believe it.
I then shared my thought with a fellow practitioner there, who took me to a local Fa study group. The practitioners there asked me how to write an experience sharing article. I read one Minghui article while at the Fa study. Afterwards, some practitioners stayed longer to write articles. When they were done, I took the articles with me because the deadline was approaching. The next year, more practitioners actively prepared articles, and then submitted them by themselves. However, some practitioners didn’t want to write an article, regardless of how much I tried to persuade them.
I noticed that those who didn’t write an article didn’t have access to the Minghui website, so I encouraged them to learn how to access the website. One older practitioner, who always felt he couldn’t do anything, bought a computer and learned how to access the Minghui website. When other practitioners saw this, they also did the same. Since then practitioners speak based on the Fa, and they share their insights and cultivation experiences on the Minghui website.
This year, in the afternoon of the day when experience sharing articles were due, I saw a practitioner and asked if she had submitted her article. She said she only knew about it a few days before I mentioned it. I said, “Minghui radio has been broadcasting this for 18 days. You listen to the radio every day, so how could you not hear it?” I then realized why she didn’t hear it. Her child helped her record the program every day, so she listened to whatever was downloaded. Her child also checked emails for her. The reason she couldn’t access Minghui was same as seven years ago, it was troublesome.
This mother and the one in the article were both waiting on and relying on their children. They were not taking the opportunity to improve themselves. As a result, it left regrets on their cultivation paths. Practitioners do help each other, which is necessary, but it is different in cultivation. In the beginning, practitioners help others, as they need to learn how to do things. That is not a problem. However, after that, if it causes some practitioners to rely on others, that is not good. This is the same mistake that happens to practitioners who have been doing technical support for Dafa projects, which also blocks others’ cultivation paths.
Some practitioners looked within, and although they didn’t find any attachments, their conflicts were resolved, because Master is with us. It is the same when we prepare experience sharing articles. As long as we have the thought from our hearts that we want to do it, we are able to write it, as Master is with us. For those who can’t write, they can ask a fellow practitioner to write it, or they can record it and forward it to practitioners who can transcribe it. In this way, they won’t be asking a practitioner to do all the work for them.
The bottom line is, as long as a fellow practitioner can do something, we will encourage the practitioner to do it him or herself. If we notice anything that needs correction, we can quietly fix it. I am willing to teach any technical skills related to cultivation to fellow practitioners, as it is part of our cultivation. There are no short-cuts in cultivation. Everything we encounter is a step for us to improve. It is only when we actively try to improve ourselves that we won’t leave regrets.
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