(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Croatia held their first Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference in the capital city Zagreb on June 19, 2022. Twelve practitioners talked about their experiences, including veteran practitioners who have practiced Falun Dafa for nearly 20 years and new practitioners who only started practicing a year ago. They discussed how they look inward, let go of attachments, and save sentient beings.
The conference venuePractitioners sharing their experiences
Clarifying the Truth to Doctors
Liliana said that there were many doctors in her workplace, and she told them about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-sanctioned crime of harvesting organs from Falun Dafa practitioners while they are still alive. She asked them to sign a petition to stop the CCP’s atrocities. This was the first time many of them had heard of the forced organ harvesting in China. After they learned about it, they wanted more information, so Liliana told them about Falun Dafa.
A professor of anatomy where Liliana works is also a Croatian member of the European Parliament. Liliana contacted her and set up an appointment to discuss the organ harvesting crimes in China. The professor was eager to learn more. As a professor of anatomy, she was well aware that obtaining organs is very difficult. She was very grateful to Liliana for the information.
Some doctors were shocked to learn about the live organ harvesting when they saw the leaflets and petitions to stop the atrocity. They asked for more leaflets to distribute to colleagues. A surgeon who took a leaflet said he was surprised at how little he knew about it. He signed the petition calling for its end and said he would watch the documentary Hard to Believe. The doctors were invited to a film screening organized by local Falun Dafa practitioners.
Liliana also had the opportunity to get in touch with a deputy mayor who is also a doctor. He accepted the flyer and said he would share the information with city management staff.
Liliana also talked about the health benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. She was previously diagnosed with a gynecological disorder, but after she began practicing, tests showed that the ailment had disappeared.
The Power of Cooperation
Dejan from Serbia shared his experience of helping with security and other responsibilities during Shen Yun shows in three European cities. He enlightened that it was not that the local practitioners helped Shen Yun but that Shen Yun helped them and gave them the opportunities to save people.
Dejan also said that practitioners participating in truth-clarification activities should not place too much emphasis on the importance of their own tasks and roles because, “In Falun Dafa there is no distinction between high and low. A task may seem trivial in this dimension, but in other dimensions, it may be shimmering and earth-shattering.”
He also realized that if the practitioners participating in a project together do not cooperate unconditionally, it may have a negative impact on saving sentient beings.
Introducing Dafa in a University
Irma works at a university where practitioners organized a Falun Dafa Club, providing students with opportunities to learn more about Falun Dafa.
During the pandemic, most universities held classes online. All events to welcome students at the start of each semester were also moved online, so practitioners could only introduce Falun Dafa online. After the university resumed normal operations last semester, practitioners were finally able to participate in the welcome event on campus.
Irma said that it was important for people to see the Falun Dafa Club at the university, because it is a good opportunity for everyone, especially international students from China, to see that Falun Dafa is good and that it is popular all over the world. People outside of China can practice Falun Dafa freely. Regular club activities are also a good cultivation environment for all participating practitioners because they provide opportunities to cooperate and improve their xinxing.
After the conference, many participants said that they identified their own shortcomings while listening to other practitioners. They felt that others’ experiences helped them to understand their own attachments, which will help them to clarify the truth more diligently, and save sentient beings.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years, though due to the difficulty in getting information out of China, the actual number is believed to be much higher. Many more have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.
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