(Minghui.org) The 2021 Swedish Falun Dafa Experience-Sharing Conference was held in Stockholm on July 25. The two hosts read Master’s “A Congratulatory Letter to the Fa Conference of Europe” in 2016. Fourteen practitioners presented their papers, sharing how they studied the Falun Dafa teachings, aligned with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and clarified the facts to save people.

Many attendees said that they had learned a lot from each other at the conference. There were also practitioners who were moved to tears by Master’s compassionate salvation. Some regretted having failed to do well in cultivation and vowed to do better.

The 2021 Swedish Falun Dafa Experience-Sharing Conference at Stockholm on July 25, 2021

Fourteen practitioners presented their sharing papers at the conference

Below are snapshots of some presenters’ sharing.

Letting Go of Attachment to Self

Tobias said that when first joining the media project, his attachment to self manifested in many areas, which not only prevented him from working well with other practitioners but also strengthened his attachment to pursuit of comfort. Subconsciously he chose a relatively easy path to cultivate. Through constant study of the Dafa teachings, however, he was able to eliminate those bad things with righteous thoughts and make breakthroughs in cultivation.

“Right now, I am able to take on more tasks on Dafa projects without feeling tired,” he explained, “I also stopped worrying about whether I was interested in doing media work or my job brought me comfort.” He also noted that he became very efficient and was able to accomplish a lot of tasks within a short period of time whenever he cultivated diligently. The collaboration with his clients and other practitioners also went well.

“I have learned that, when doing things based on my personal preference, I experience constant interference. But as I let go of the attachment to self and focus on saving people, I can naturally utilize my strength in the project,” he added.

Challenges Faced by Young Practitioners

After attending the 1998 Swiss Fahui and listening to Master’s lecture in person, then-13-year-old Nancy decided to become a practitioner. Twenty-three years have passed and now she has become a key technical leader in her company. In her sharing, she talked about how to resist various temptations and distractions as a young practitioner.

“As a practitioner, my true self will not be so attached to career and accomplishments,” she said, “I am here to assist Master with Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings. Everything I have is from the Fa and is for me to save more people. Only by cultivating myself well can I fulfill the prehistoric vow.” By studying the Fa and looking within, she was able to do the three things well. For example, with talents given by Master, she was able to help translate Dafa books. In addition, she was able to take all kinds of opportunities to talk with people about Dafa and the persecution in China.

“When we young practitioners clarify the facts, it’s easier to get attention and the results might be better,” Nancy added. Therefore, she often attended various events to promote Dafa and clarify the facts. She said these events are critical for people of all ages and all backgrounds to learn about Dafa and be saved.

Another practitioner Annie also talked about the importance of Fa study. When cultivating in everyday society, a practitioner has to be strict with him- or herself; otherwise, it is very easy to be disturbed. “Everyday society is like a big dye vat,” she continued, “Because of the lack of Fa study, I had a bad habit in the past of looking outward for others’ problems.” As a result, it was difficult to identify one’s own problems. Even when it was indeed her fault, she could make an excuse that others did not understand her well. Through solid Fa study, this situation has begun to change.

Art Exhibition

Anna attended Master’s lecture in 1995 and she began to practice Falun Dafa soon afterwards. Together with other practitioners, she was able to hold an “Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) International Exhibition” at a gallery in Marstrand.

The first step was looking for a venue. They tried many places, but none of them worked. Nonetheless, the practitioners did not give up and they focused on Fa study as well as looking within. “When all of us aligned on our goal and worked well cooperating with each other, Master presented the opportunity to us,” said Anna, “We found a place in the peak traveling season of July – it has to be help from Master.”

During the art exhibition, practitioners also kept group exercises and group Fa study every day, so that their cultivation status would be the best. “We worked as a team and supported each other. Narration of the artwork for visitors has proven to be a very good cultivation opportunity,” she said, “After watching the exhibition themselves, many people brought their relatives and friends. They were touched and considered it a great exhibition.” Anna and other members of the team were very grateful to Master for this opportunity.

Personal Cultivation and Saving People

Chen from Stockholm talked about overcoming her attachment to self during truth-clarification through solid cultivation. When slacking off in personal cultivation, she would find it hard to remain diligent and lack strong righteous thoughts to eliminate vicious elements. By intensifying Fa study and sending forth righteous thoughts, she found it more urgent to tell people the facts of the persecution and save them.

She said, “Several times when I first talked with someone in person, they subconsciously took a step back and kept a distance from me. When they learned of how Falun Dafa practitioners peacefully resisted the brutal persecution, however, their conscience was awakened. Some came up hugging me with tears in their eyes. Some pressed their palms together, greeting me to thank me. I could feel their knowing sides’ immense gratitude to Dafa for saving them.”

The conference lasted seven hours and it concluded as the two hosts read “To All Students at the Nordic Fa Conference” (Essentials for Further Advancement II). The attendees liked the sharing articles very much. “They helped me to identify the gaps in my cultivation,” one practitioner said, “I want to thank Master for this and will for sure do better on the remaining path.”

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