Mexico: Falun Dafa Practitioners Share Insights During Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held a conference in Mexico City on November 17, 2018, at which sixteen speakers presented their cultivation experiences and shared how they have lived by the moral principles of Falun Dafa and raised awareness of the cultivation practice and its persecution in China.
Eliminating the Attachment to Fear
Mariana said that although she tried her best to look inward and actively worked on many projects to help people to understand Falun Dafa, her environment at home kept getting worse. She was often mistreated by her husband.
She realized that she still had attachments to emotion, resentment, and hatred. Eventually, she started to see her family situation as tests to help her improve.
She kept correcting her thoughts. To her surprise, her husband suddenly changed his attitude toward Dafa. He even agreed to see Shen Yun Performing Arts with her.
Mariana also talked about her understanding of another test. One day, she learned that a practitioner had suddenly passed away. Mariana had been working with her on a project, and she recalled their last conversation. They had talked about their attachments to being perfect and needing to control others.
Based on her understanding of the teachings of Falun Dafa, Mariana realized that this was an opportunity to firm up her righteous thoughts and to face her other attachments, such as the fear of death.
As she began to identify her attachments, Mariana felt a giant burden being lifted off her body. She said this experience encouraged her to cultivate herself diligently.
Overcoming Fear and Letting Go of Arrogance
Maru talked about how she overcame fear. She said, “I remember that I spent an entire night trying to fight the demon of attachment to fear. I could see it, and it was horrifying. Another practitioner helped me. She firmly told me that those attachments do not belong to my true self and that as a practitioner, I should be able to eliminate them by denying their existence. I was gradually able to see that this was my chance to get rid of these attachments.”
She also shared how she overcame a tribulation of sickness karma and how she discovered her human notions by recalling the great suffering of a fellow practitioner with sickness karma: the practitioner was asking for the suffering to be removed instead of understanding that this was a cultivation process, and she was judging the attachments of that practitioner as a cause of his tribulation. She identified the attachment of arrogance, selfishness and lack of compassion, and she started to eliminate them.
Another practitioner, Leo, said he realized that his sister's negative opinion about Falun Dafa was a reflection of his own attachments. He wrote her a letter, telling her about the goodness of Falun Dafa and how he benefited from following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He said he hoped that his righteous thoughts would help his sister to find her true self. Gradually, she changed her attitude toward Dafa, and their relationship improved.
Young Man Turns Away from Self-Indulgence
Eduardo is a young practitioner. He realized that his understanding of freedom was wrong. He said that young people nowadays do not have the correct values. He talked about how he had been trapped in society's corrupting environment and indulged himself. His indulgence caused him pain and sadness instead of pleasure.
Eduardo says that he now practices Falun Dafa and helps to introduce the practice to others with the help of other practitioners at his university.
He expressed gratitude for Master Li Hongzhi, who he said gave him the opportunity to step away from self-indulgence and walk on a righteous path. He feels that it is his responsibility to help other lost young people by introducing them to Falun Dafa.
Practitioners from 12 states of the Mexican Republic attended the conference. Many attendees said they were touched by the speeches. One practitioner said he gained many insights from the other practitioners' experiences. “Conferences help us to form a whole body, motivate each other to firmly follow our cultivation path, improve our levels in cultivation, and fulfill our vows of helping Master to save sentient beings,” he said.