Reading Articles from the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China Is a Good Opportunity to Learn and to Upgrade Xinxing
(Clearwisdom.net) I am deeply touched after reading twelve articles from the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China. I think that practitioners in China have a deep understanding of and indestructible faith in the Fa, so they can clarify the facts to people with great wisdom, courage, compassion, and tolerance. Almost every article discussed how the practitioners have persuaded people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and about the importance of looking inward whenever encountering problems, including computer difficulties.
I'd like to share several articles that have greatly touched me. First, a Beijing practitioner, who is only 15 years old, began practicing Falun Gong when he was ten, which means he obtained the Fa only five years ago. He has persuaded many to quit the CCP, including all the students in his class and all his teachers. He was also responsible for 13 police officer from other townships, who came to his school for business, renouncing the CCP. On October 1, 2009, he wrote many colorful words like, "Falun Dafa is Good!" "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!" on lamp posts. These words shine and glitter on the poles and no one has erased them.
In my understanding, the reason he helped police officers quit the CCP and no one attempted to erase the words "Falun Dafa is good" is because his mind and heart are very pure and clear, and completely void of fear.
The second article was written by an 80-year-old practitioner, who is a farmer. He only had six months of education. However, he can read all the Dafa books, Minghui/Clearwisdom, Minghui Weekly, etc. He wrote his sharing article fluently. Among the three generations in his family, more than ten of them practice Falun Gong and tell people the facts and help them quit the CCP. Ninety percent of the population in his village have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. A director from CCTV came to his village to make a film. He told the director the facts about Falun Gong and helped him quit the CCP. He is totally free of the fear mentality--even the evil beings are afraid of him.
Thirdly, a practitioner from Liaoning Province wrote an article entitled, "Validate the Fa by Using Your Pen." In 2002, when he was still a high school student, he began clarifying the truth to his teachers and the other students by writing them letters, a powerful deterrent to evil beings. He began with writing truth-clarification letters, and he then wrote various reports about the persecution and sent them to the Minghui website in a timely manner. He later began writing local announcements, experience sharing articles, articles to expose the persecution, comments, and so on.
He wrote, "When writing articles to expose the persecution, at the beginning, I used intense language with anger, mixed with a fighting mentality, which was a prominent display of the CCP culture. I later read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and The Disintegration of the Party Culture. With the upgrading of my xinxing, my inner mind became more and more calm and peaceful, and I realized that my articles were becoming increasingly peaceful, touching and convincing." He then wrote, "The Divine Pen is a Practitioner's Tool to Validate the Fa," and "Their Expertise Cannot be Wasted or Used to Acquire Fame and Fortune."
What he wrote has greatly touched me because I have been doing translation for the past few years for The Epoch Times. I had not imagined that a certain mindset when writing articles might have a great impact on the readers. Furthermore, people who work for the Taiwan Epoch Times asked me to write some articles on several occasions. I only promised, but did not actively write more articles for them. Now I realize that it was Teacher's arrangement for me to get so much education and to have read so many books. My divine pen is a tool to be used to clarify the truth, and not just for writing ordinary people's essays and dissertations.
The fourth article, "To Study the Fa Well is the Fundamental Guarantee for Saving More Sentient Beings," was by a practitioner in Liaoning Province. The author is an accountant who began practicing Falun Gong after the persecution started in 1999. He shared his experience in memorizing the Fa, "I began to memorize the Fa on May 13, 2001. I memorized one page every day. Every other day I memorized a new page, and meanwhile I reviewed the page I had memorized the day before. By early March 2002, I finished the whole book Zhuan Falun. The advantage of memorizing the Fa is that whenever something happens, the Fa immediately appears. You can always look inward when confronted with any problem in order to find out where you fell short, and then the problem is solved. "
His unselfishness touched me deeply. He set up a truth-clarification site. In the summer, the windows had to be closed and it was very stuffy inside. In addition, several copy machines were in operation. One can only imagine how hot the room must have been. He was often covered with sweat. He drank tap water when he was thirsty, ate cold steamed buns when he was hungry, and slept on the paper when he was sleepy. But he never felt sad. The only thing on his mind was telling more people the truth about Falun Gong and letting more people know that our Teacher is innocent. As a Fa rectification period Dafa disciple who walks a divine path, he does what he is supposed to do. Every day he goes to the truth-clarification materials production site before the sun rises and gets home late at night.
The fifth article, "Walking On the Path of Returning to Your True Self," is also by a practitioner from Liaoning. This practitioner began practicing Falun Gong when he was eleven years old. After he graduated from high school in 2000, he didn't go to college, but has been validating the Fa wholeheartedly.
Based on the solid foundation of Fa study, he is very firm and courageous. A practitioner's materials production site was discovered by the police and he was reported to the police. At first, he was a bit worried, but very soon he remembered what Teacher said in Zhuan Falun,
"I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe."
Whenever he feels awkward, he immediately looks inward and sees his problems in the light of the Fa. The more one studies the Fa, the more peaceful one's mind will be when confronted with any problems. This demonstrates the significance of studying the Fa.
He also found that he had a strong mentality of validating himself. Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.," "But true improvements come from letting go, not from gaining." So he realized his attachment. A truth-clarification brochure exposed ten evil persons and their photos. These people made quite a ruckus, but he stabilized his heart and told himself that they were false illusions, and he and other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to negate it. As a result, nothing happened and the matter faded away. In conclusion, if one has no fear mentality, the evil beings will be unable to take advantage of the loopholes to persecute Dafa disciples.
Another thing that deeply struck me was when he was collecting the photos of the hospitals, doctors, and the public security bureaus on a public website, was that he also visited some websites that interested him. He then had a bad headache and suddenly fell to the ground when he left. The reason why this incident touched me so much is that a few years ago I distributed fliers at the Exit and Entry Administration. There was a Fuzhou dried noodle restaurant nearby. Every time after I distributed all the materials, I went to this restaurant to eat noodles, because I had started to like it when I was in high school. I was not aware of this attachment until now, so gradually the effect of disseminating those materials was not that good due to my impure heart. This indicates that I did not do the Dafa work with a pure heart. In addition, I still had an attachment to food. In the past when I attended Fa conferences in Paris and Switzerland, I never thought about taking a tour in those places. Why did I go backward in my practice even after I have practiced cultivation for such a long time?
Reading the articles from the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China is a good opportunity for me to upgrade my xinxing. While reading them, I gain a lot of insights and enlightenment. The above are just some specific examples. In short, the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference has given me a great opportunity to improve.