(Minghui.org) A Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference was held in Athens, Greece on July 18. Twenty practitioners spoke on stage and shared their realizations while looking within for shortcomings when facing conflicts, balancing work, life, and practicing, and awakening peoples' consciences.

Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference held in Athens, Greece on July 18, 2021.

Eliminating the Communist Specter

At her work, Chryssa meets many people who support communism. She clarified the facts to them and wished to save them from the bottom of her heart, but sometimes the effect was not good.

Chryssa realized she felt uncomfortable when she heard others say that communism was not good. She realized that the specter of communism was interfering with her. But she found that no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t eliminate it. So, she asked Master for help.

When she went to work the next day, she saw a book about communism. After reading it, she felt that all the bad things in her body had been removed. When she sent forth righteous thoughts that night, Chryssa saw that in another dimension a snake left her body, and Master smiled at her.

After Chryssa’s thoughts were purified, the people around her also changed: One oo-worker who always refused the information about Falun Dafa before, accepted it and read it carefully. Another person who had taken the leaflet many times but did not understand it suddenly understood the content of the leaflet.

Improving Character at Sea and Saving Sentient Beings

Vasilis used to work on an ocean-going ship. He realized that this was arranged by Master for him to stay away from secular temptations. He used to play video games in his free time and browse ordinary people’s web pages to study the Fa. He later improved his xinxing.

When a colleague became competitive and challenged him, Vasilis pointed out the other person's faults. But after calming down, Vasilis regretted it very much. He saw his hidden mentality of fighting and showing off. So he stopped arguing and defending himself, and this provocative colleague also stopped fighting and showing off.

A crew member who used the same washing machine on the ship had an infectious disease. Vasilis was worried at first. Then, he had the same symptoms. He looked inward, found his fear of illness, and grew determined to get rid of it. He carefully read Lecture Six in Zhuan Falun, and the illness symptoms disappeared the next day.

Vasilis did not forget to save people. He sent the message “Falun Dafa is good” to other ships he countered and clarified the truth to the people he met in port. When his ocean-going work was drawing to a close, he had the opportunity to talk to almost all the crew members, telling everyone about the beauty of Dafa and the persecution in China.

Paying Attention to the Process of Saving Sentient Beings

Christos shared the twists and turns he encountered when he applied for a parade permit for the Tian Guo Marching Band. He looked inward and found his attachment to fame, fear of taking responsibility, and thinking he could bypass the application and then claiming that he did not know that he needed to apply.

After efforts to clarify the truth, an application for a section of the road was rejected. The parade route had to be changed. However, the new route covered most of downtown Athens and achieved better results.

Christos realized that we should firmly believe in Master and not be discouraged by superficial failures. He said one should not be attached to the results and should instead pay attention to the process.

Eliminating Inner Fear

Joanna from Cyprus shared her experience when take a flight to attend the experience-sharing conference in London in 2019. A little girl on the plane developed allergy symptoms. A doctor and nurse among the passengers examined her but did not find anything wrong.

But Joanna was worried. She thought: If a person experiences such an emergency, how isolated and desperate that is! As a result, she had difficulty breathing. No matter how deeply she took a breath, she felt that there was not enough oxygen, and her heart was beating fast.

When the thought of “I am about to die” became stronger, Joanna began to read Zhuan Falun. She clearly saw the fear of death enveloping her. Whenever the thought of death appeared, her heart beat faster and she struggled to breathe.

She thought, “What is there to be afraid of? If I die, I have Master.” After thinking about it this way, her heartbeat started to calm down. As she continued to read the Fa, Joanna calmed down completely.

At the London conference that followed, when Joanna listened to other practitioners talk about their experiences of going through the test of life and death, fear once again enveloped her, and her fast heartbeat and breathing difficulty recurred.

But she knew that this was a process of eliminating karma and improving. She quickly adjusted her mentality. The powerful energy field of the conference also made her feel safe and protected, and she quickly returned to normal.

Practicing in a Free Country

Moses, who immigrated to Greece from China, recalled the great cultivation environment in China before the persecution began. He started practicing Falun Dafa in China in the 1990s. He practiced the first four sets of exercises in the park every morning before going to work. He did the sitting meditation in the evening after studying the Fa with others.

He said that when he read the teachings with other practitioners, his mind was calm and he had no unpleasant thoughts. Any provocative words from others could not disturb him. When he did the exercises in a group, he felt filled with energy and the experience was wonderful.

One day, Moses meditated outside in the cold. He could feel the Falun turning near his nose like a hot air blower, and his nose began to drip. Afterwards, the rhinitis and headaches that had plagued him for years were completely gone. Moses also suffered from severe knee arthritis. He never dared to wear shorts or stay in an air-conditioned room in the summer. His condition was resolved after he began practicing Falun Dafa.

After the CCP began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, the environment for group practice and Fa study was gone. Moses practiced alone and distributed some informational materials about Dafa after work. Later, the neighborhood committee and police noticed him, and they often went to harass him.

Moses later immigrated to Greece. In the free environment, except during the period when the city was under lockdown due to the pandemic, he practiced the exercises outdoors almost every day. He also participated in group study and helps introduce Falun Dafa to the public.

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Category: Experience Sharing Conferences