Feedback on the Minghui Fa Conference: Be Diligent Together and Form One Body
(Clearwisdom.com) The following are some of the feelings of Taiwanese practitioners after reading articles from Minghui's Eighth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China: “I see that mainland practitioners are improving rapidly, leaping forward!” “They are solid in their cultivation and compare themselves to the Fa to look within in every circumstance. Their upgrading through the Fa and their firm faith in Teacher and the Fa not only touched me, but also give me a big push to compare my Fa study and cultivation with them!” “This year's articles make us feel that mainland practitioners have gotten rid of their fear. They never forget to save sentient beings in their words and actions, and this is seen in the small parts of their everyday lives. The glory of Dafa particles is shown everywhere.”
Here are some stories of how the conference helped practitioners in Taiwan:
Articles from the Minghui Fa Conference Are a Must-Read
Practitioner Ms. Zhong Xiujuan from Neihu District, Taipei found the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa after chatting with other students' parents when taking her child to school in May 2004. She has since practiced cultivation. She reads the Minghui website every day. She said that at beginning, she would be moved in tears when reading the articles. After she became more mature on the Fa, she followed Minghui to understand how practitioners around the world, including those in mainland China, validate the Fa, clarify the truth about Falun Gong to people, and catch up with the Fa-rectification progress. The experience sharing articles from each Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China are her must-read articles.
Ms. Zhong said that many practitioners in China cultivate with supernormal abilities. When they have righteous actions with righteous thoughts, miracles happen. But they are not surprised or overjoyed, nor do they deviate from cultivation by the pursuit of those abilities. Rather, they become even more diligent and improve more rapidly on the Fa. This allowed her to better understand the concept of dual cultivation of nature and longevity. “Also, these articles by mainland practitioners give us a lot of insight into understanding the vicious environment in China, how to validate the Fa and clarify the truth, how to deal with different people, and how to get to the heart of various issues when clarifying the truth.”
“They are able to do what they have done is a result of having very good quality Fa study,” Ms. Zhong said. “I think we need to learn from them to improve our attitude on Fa study. This annual Internet Fa Conference gives a great forum for mainland practitioners to share with us and form a whole body as a whole. I am very grateful to Teacher for giving us Minghui.”
Ms. Li Suzhen, who works in the service industry, has practiced Falun Gong since 2002. She said that she did not want to miss a single article of the Internet Experience Sharing Conference. “I feel that mainland practitioners have been getting more and more mature in the past five years. Those who didn't come out to validate the Fa before have gradually come out. This is a highlight of this year's articles.” She also said, “Every article has an impact on me! Every time, I end up in tears when reading these articles. I compare myself to them to find my gaps, and I realize the seriousness of cultivation. We all cultivate in the same Fa. How well we cultivate cannot depend on anything external, but rather on our own solid diligence and cultivation. I am deeply moved by mainland practitioners' firm faith in Teacher and the Fa during their xinxing tests and truth-clarification. Their diligence encourages me greatly and is a reminder that I need to find the passion that I had when I started cultivation.”
Improving Leaps and Bounds on the Fa
Ms. Xu Jingzhi, who works at Chunghwa Telecom, said that she won't miss reading any Minghui Fa Conference article. She believes that this year's articles are outstanding. She didn't want to stop after reading many of them, so she saved their URLs to read them again. “I find that mainland practitioners are improving rapidly,” she said. “In the past, there was a lot of sharing on healing illnesses and getting fit. Later there were more on the Chinese Communist Party's persecution. This year, we are seeing more on improving xinxing. Especially in the area of looking within and coming to understandings on the Fa, the sharing is very good. It is very helpful to me.”
“Many senior practitioners do not have good education and so dictated their sharing, but their understanding on the Fa and solid cultivation are not behind others. They have very pure minds. Their every thought is on how to do the three things well. It is very touching and moving. They always look inside themselves when running into incidents and immediately measure own thoughts and actions using Teacher's Fa. Then they are able to quickly find their attachments and get rid of them. Their understandings on the Fa are improving by leaps and bounds. Their faith in Teacher and the Fa is rock-solid. They are not scared or moved by any situation. Every article is a testimony of a Dafa disciple's walking on the path to godhood. They are very powerful. Cultivation is truly to cultivate our hearts, regardless what education level we have.”
Ms. Xu said that she was very impressed by a practitioner's improvement on the Fa in the article “Striving Forward and Assisting Master in Fa-rectification (Part 1),” especially the paragraph about getting rid of attachment to lust: “Once, my daughter took all the clothes out of the cabinet. She held up my younger brother's clothes and asked me if it was for a man or a woman. I said, 'It is your uncle's clothes; of course it's for a man.' She kept arguing with me. I said to Master in my heart: 'Master, I was wrong again.' A human's Primordial Spirit could be male or female, and not necessarily the same as the human body. I got rid of my attachment to lust quickly, and did not have such notions any longer.”
Ms. Xu said, “When the author talked about that she saw Teacher was bearing the pain for her in another dimension in 'Striving Forward and Assisting Master in Fa-rectification (Part 2),' tears flowed down my face. The Buddha's grace is enormous. Teacher suffers so much for us and sentient beings that can't be described in words. How can we not be diligent as before?”
Sharing Minghui Fa Conference Articles
Mr. Zhang Qingtang started practicing Falun Gong in June 2001. He is one of the coordinators for the truth-clarification team at the Yehliu Tourist Site in Northern Taiwan. He regularly visits the Minghui website. Since the first annual Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China in 2004, he has read the articles any day they are available. He said that from their experiences and understandings, he could tell that mainland practitioners have become more and more rational and mature in their understandings on the Fa and cultivation year after year. Every article left him with an impression. The main thing he felt this year is that more mainland practitioners have come out to clarify the truth. They are closely following Teacher's Fa on saving people. Another thing he felt from reading the articles is that the gaps between the levels that different practitioners have reached are widening, and that many of the sharings are at a very high level.
“Practitioners in our Fa study group discuss the Minghui Fa Conference articles,” Mr. Zhang said, “We feel that mainland practitioners are solid in true cultivation (looking within), validating the Fa, and clarifying the truth to save people. Our environment in Taiwan is much more relaxed and comfortable, which makes it easy for us to be lax. Mainland practitioners' articles are very effective in encouraging us and helping us to improve.”
Encouraged to Become Diligent
Mr. Lin Jongyi was introduced to Dafa by his relative in November 2007. He is one of the coordinators of the truth-clarification team at the 101 Building tourist site in Taipei. Before practicing cultivation, his business had a roller-coaster performance. He was impatient, often lashed out his temper at others, and liked to impose his ideas. He also had a lot of problems in the family, with one of his relatives staying away from him. After beginning to practice Falun Dafa, Mr. Lin changed his behavior after following the principles of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. The change unintentionally affected his family positively. Now his family life is harmonious.
Mr. Lin has been regularly reading Minghui articles since the beginning of his cultivation. He was impressed by mainland practitioners' faith in Teacher and Fa. Their pure minds in validating the Fa and clarifying the truth to save people and their looking within in every circumstance set a good example for Mr. Lin to follow. Mr. Lin said, “I do the exercises, study the Fa, and work on truth-clarification projects every day. But compared to mainland practitioners, I am still far from them. I work during the day. After work I come to the tourist site to clarify the truth. At night, I sleep after sending righteous thoughts. I want to squeeze more time but haven't been able to do it. How can mainland practitioners do it? I admire them. I think it's because I've been lax. The practitioners at our Fa study group also feel the same way. These Minghui articles are very good to help us encourage each other and be diligent together.”