(Minghui.org) Seeing the annual call for article submissions for the China Fahui on Minghui.org, I hoped to see many touching and motivating articles from our area. We are all familiar with each other, so we basically know how everyone is doing. But each year, not many articles are submitted. I once asked several practitioners about submitting articles, and they said, “I can't write well. I'm worried I will be ridiculed,” or “I have many shortcomings. I don’t think many people would listen to me.”

I was talking to a practitioner who has been cultivating for almost ten years. The article that she submitted to Minghui.org was published, and it created some unnecessary issues and stress for her. Many practitioners started to talk about her behind her back and said things like, “What she wrote is not even that great. I can do it too” and “She still takes medication and goes to the hospital. Why didn’t she write that in her experience sharing?” That practitioner was quite upset and shed tears for many days.

Though situations like this rarely occur, when they do, it often reflects a strong attachment of jealously. Although some veteran practitioners have cultivated for 20 years, studied a lot of Fa, and have participated in many truth-clarification activities, they are still resentful and sarcastic when other practitioners do better than them.

I submitted an experience-sharing article a year ago and it was posted on Minghui.org. Another practitioner then asked me, “You wrote that article, right?” I said: “Yes, I did. What did you think of it?” I wanted her to give me some feedback, but she answered, “I didn’t think much of it. I don’t have anything to say.” She seemed indifferent, and I understood what she actually meant. I realized that my attachment of zealotry had surfaced. Dafa disciples are validating the Fa; I should not validate myself and boast about how capable I am. I was grateful to the practitioner for reminding me.

When we had ten days left to submit articles for this year’s China Fahui on Minghui.org, one practitioner was still debating, “Should I write an experience sharing or not? If my article is posted, wouldn’t I look too conspicuous?” I thought to myself, “Who are you writing this for? Aren’t you elevating your character when you write the experience sharing? Though people might be sarcastic when your article gets posted, isn’t that part of your cultivation?” I know from experience that this practitioner always wants to keep a low profile. However, Dafa disciples as a group are like a sacred, pure land. We should encourage and help each other in cultivation. We should not resent or sabotage each other. How could we then call ourselves cultivators?

We are not Gods yet, so we still have imperfections. The amount of time allocated to everyone is the same, but what each person achieves varies a lot. Whether someone cultivates well has nothing to do with the length of time he or she has cultivated. One’s xinxing plays a critical role in this process. We should be able to consider others and make sacrifices for others.

I admire our local group coordinators. They are very busy during the annual China Fahui, traveling to each Fa study group for almost two weeks to encourage practitioners to submit articles. Some of these elderly local coordinators do not know how to use computers, so they would ask young practitioners to help them. We also have a few practitioners who are illiterate. The local group coordinator would then help find practitioners to write their sharing articles.

Our area submitted a total of 135 experience-sharing articles last year, and 17 of them were recommended on Minghui.org. Seven articles still needed to be typed up on the last day for submissions. The local coordinator stayed with a young practitioner to type up the articles until 2 a.m. Each time I think about this, I am very touched. How much time did they use to type up all of the articles? Did they sacrifice their time to study the Fa and practice the exercises?

A true Dafa disciple will be able to put in effort and make sacrifices for others. What should we admire about each other? It is exactly the manifestation of these types of actions that we should admire. The extraordinary efforts practitioners put in and the realm of our cultivation are not merely lip service.

I hope that with the limited amount of time left, all practitioners can submit an experience article and not miss this opportunity to upgrade oneself.

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Category: Improving Oneself