(Minghui.org) I work at a media company in New York City founded by practitioners. The company will soon host an experience-sharing conference. Meanwhile, Minghui is holding a “2021 Online Experience-Sharing Conference for Practitioners Outside of China,” and the young practitioners group I belong to is also hosting an Online International Experience Sharing Conference.

The three events, which I fortunately have the opportunity and privilege to attend, will happen around the same time. I took it as a hint to write an experience-sharing paper.

I had not written a detailed experience report before, let alone presented a detailed sharing at an annual Fa Conference, online or in person. But, I had a feeling that this is the year that I should commit myself to writing one. Yet the attachments to laziness, procrastination, fear, excuses and perhaps interference stopped me each time.

With only days before the deadline of my company’s event, I had a sharing with a veteran practitioner that motivated me. This practitioner suggested (paraphrased):

“Write as if you are writing an experience report card directly to Master.”

“You still have lots of time left, even if it’s one or two days. Take a day or two, sit down in a quiet place, and write about all your experience from day one of obtaining the Fa, as if you’re writing to Master.”

“When Master used to teach the Fa at the nine-day lectures, all practitioners, new and veteran, would submit an experience report to Master after they finished the seminars.”

“Master would read all of them, and it would make him happy.”

After our conversation, I enlightened to a few things: It’s okay to write a sharing directed at and addressed to Master. It may actually be customary to do it that way, since it was done so in the “early days.” Master reads all of the sharings from practitioners, and he is happy when practitioners go through the process of writing experience reports, especially to share with other practitioners to help each other improve in cultivation.

To quote a Fa passage:

“Yesterday a reporter asked me, “What has made you the happiest in your whole life?” Of course, my whole life has been devoted to this one thing. I said, as to matters of ordinary people, there’s nothing that would make me happiest, but when I hear or see students sharing their experiences, that is when I feel most gratified.” (Teachings at the Midwestern U.S. Conference)

I suddenly felt a surge of inspiration, encouragement and responsibility to write the sharing, including this article that I am writing now.

The veteran practitioner phrased the word “experience sharing” as a “report card to Master.” That struck me hard, as I never heard sharings put in that context. I decided to look up the word “report” in Zhuan Falun (English Version, 2014), where it appears eight times. Below are three that relate to this topic:

“One student wrote in his experience report, “Teacher, I went to such and such level of heaven and I saw some scenes.” I said to climb up further.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)

“Many students from different places have raised this issue previously in their experience reports, “Teacher, after attending your class I was looking for a toilet all the way home.”” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)

“After that, he suddenly saw Buddha Amitabha appearing on one side and Lao Zi on the other. This is what he said in his experience report.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)

In the first two quotes, the experience report addresses “Teacher.” This tells me that practitioners used to write experience reports (report cards) addressed to Master directly.

How can I not write a sharing now? I don’t want to miss this opportunity! I want to write to Master about my experience since obtaining the Fa! I want to tell Master all about it.

I have to write a sharing (starting with this one).

I hope other practitioners will join me.

The above are only understandings at my current level. Please let me know if there is anything inappropriate in my sharing.

Category: Improving Oneself