Treasure the Path of Cultivation and Do Not Slack Off in Making Advancement

Yu Lifen

PureInsight | May 28, 2006

[] Every time I
write about what I have learned from my experiences to share with my
fellow practitioners for mutual encouragement, I feel that they are
very precious, as they confirm the opportunity I have gained from my
predestined relationship with the Fa. At the same time, they clean all
my bad thoughts during the process of searching within. Here are some
experiences I would like to share with you, and as they are personal
realizations, I request my fellow practitioners to kindly correct me if
there is anything inappropriate.

 (1). Using Righteous Thoughts to Pay Close Attention to the Performance of Fellow Practitioners in the Group

At the present moment, fellow practitioners are using all sorts of
means to clarify the facts. During a period of time, I had been feeling
bad that I was unable to undertake some projects. Later I realized that
I must do well in those items that I was able to do. In considering the
items that I was unable to be involved in, it was important for me to
follow them with interest and righteous thoughts. Master said in the
"Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa
Conference": "Whether you're doing things as a group or doing things
individually, what you're doing is the same kind of thing, and that's
what we mean by one entity. You're all clarifying the truth, sending
righteous thoughts, and studying the Fa, so the specifics of the things
you're doing are different but the division of roles is orderly,
together there's a form, and separated there are particles." As the
fellow practitioners were engrossed in their particular work, they must
be given positive encouragement and mutual reminders not to slack off
in Fa-study and performing the exercises, which will assist in the
overall elevation of the whole entity and advancing together.

 (2). Do Not Use the Heart of the Ordinary Person to Study the Fa

We all know that it is very, very important to study the Fa. Recently,
I met a fellow practitioner from China who had been studying the Fa
with an ordinary person's heart and had an attitude of quoting out of
context in criticizing me and complaining about fellow practitioners. I
felt very anxious when I first heard those words. After sharing
experiences with her for a long time, I was unable to change her. She
had been reading the new jingwen,
but she still harbored strong fear. She felt that stepping out is to be
involved in politics that will lead to being persecuted and thus lose
the environment for cultivation. She was willing to stagnate in basic
individual cultivation and not willing to send forth righteous thoughts
or to clarify the facts. She felt that she had to cultivate herself
properly first.

At first I was very perplexed why she would not listen to what Master
said. Master had been very clear about what practitioners should do in
the Fa. Later I discovered that one cannot study the Fa with an
ordinary human heart and realized that: it is extremely important to
have pure faith in Master and the Fa. That is the result of studying
the Fa well. Although we are not in Communist China, we can
nevertheless only pass the tests if we study the Fa well.

(3). Cultivate Away the Heart of "Not Allowing Others to Speak"

Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference": "Let
me tell you, since you're cultivators and you're among ordinary people,
you just have to listen to those displeasing words, and you have to be
able to listen to those displeasing words. (Applause)
Otherwise, when you haven't even resolved this most basic cultivation
issue, how could you call yourself a Dafa disciple?" At that moment, I
thought that I did not have this problem. But during my clarification
of the facts, some friends on the Internet would comment that I was not
proficient in my Mandarin. There was even one occasion when a fellow
practitioner from China listened to the tone of my recording, said to
me: "Can you change to a fellow practitioner who can speak Mandarin
with a better standard and do the recording more professionally?"

At that moment my heart was really touched, and I felt very
uncomfortable deep down. But I kept dodging this problem, and did not
keep it at heart. Recently Master said in "Teaching the Fa in the City
of Los Angeles": "You cannot refuse to accept other people's
constructive comments and even negative comments. You cannot continue
to push these things away. From now on all of you have to begin getting
rid of this attachment." Then I realized that only if I thought that
the law taught by Master can restrain my heart, will I be able to
harmoniously discard it! In fact, during the cultivation, there are
some problems in the mind that we may not be aware of. Hence when we
are touched by it, we must then look at it with a righteous heart to
rectify it.

(4). Let Go of Self and Verify the Fa With Clarity and Purity.

Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in
Philadelphia, U.S.A.": "But true improvements come from letting go, not
from gaining." and also "It's not like Gods see that your idea worked
and then they raise your level. Instead, they only raise your level
when they see that your understanding of it has improved. This is a
truth in the Righteous Fa."

Once while sharing experience with fellow practitioners, I suggested
one way to accomplish a task. At that time I did not want to be rigid
about my method out of consideration for the entire body of
practitioners. So I went along with another way that fellow
practitioners had suggested. But I discovered later on that I kept on
thinking about the issue. On delving deeply into the root of the
problem, I felt that I was still feeling a sense of loss. Hence I
shared with another practitioner. The fellow practitioner told me:
"Spend a bit more time and study the Fa! If your method is good, and
has indeed effective in saving the sentient beings, Master will surely
make the necessary arrangements." I immediately felt relaxed, as I
believe Master will make the best arrangement.

A week later, another fellow practitioner asked me to share the
experience on how to coordinate clarifying the facts and they happened
to have the same idea as mine. By that time, I already disposed of my
rigid ideas and told the fellow practitioner that I would support and
cooperate no matter what method practitioners decided to use in the end.

(5) Be Meticulous in Clarifying the Facts

I found out that though some friends on the Internet are against the
evil Party, they had deeply misunderstood Dafa. My personal
understanding is that I must not just let that go because they have
quit the Party. I believe I must clear their misunderstanding of Dafa.
For one, if I can really make them understand the facts, then they can
be made to be live transmission media and let more Chinese people learn
the truth about Dafa. After some Internet friends have declared the
wish to quit the Communist Youth League, I informed them that I have
benefited immensely from practicing Falun Gong. They told me that I
should not propagate Falun Gong. After chatting with many friends on
the Internet, I found that many of them have been misled by the
"Tiananmen Self-Immolation" incident. I may be able to find out the
root of their misunderstanding and open up their minds. Frequently,
once they understood the facts they would ask, "Then how can I learn
Falun Gong?" I realized that Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the
2003 Atlanta Fa Conference": "When you clarify the truth to people you
have to consider their level of acceptance. You'll be able to see and
observe this, so you have to do well clarifying the truth. Don't just
go to talk for the sake of formality. Whenever you talk to someone you
need to have him understand."

(6). More and More Chinese People
Getting Involved in Distributing the "Nine Commentaries," as well as
Urging Party Members to Quit the Party

In "Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles " Master said: "But
having gone through a year, and being at this point today, the
situation is different: The vile CCP's evil specter has been destroyed
to the point where it can no longer control the common ordinary person,
people are now able to think about things independently, and people are
no longer controlled by the vile Party's evil specter." I have a deep
understanding of the law principles mentioned by Master. It is indeed
necessary to pay close attention to the clarification of the facts.
More and more Chinese people are taking the initiative to understand
the facts, accept the facts and have, one by one, become live
transmission meda.

A friend from the Internet told me: "My favorite website is the Dongtai
Net. My favorite television station is New Tang Dynasty. My favorite
radio station is Sound of Hope. My favorite newspaper is the EpochTmes.
My favorite exercise is Falun Gong. My favorite book is ‘Nine
Commentaries on the Communist Party.' The people I trust most are Falun
Gong practitioners. The thing I hate most is the Communist Party
persecuting Falun Gong. The words I like to say most are 'Falun Dafa is

When another Internet friend first heard about the evil deeds of the XX
Party she found difficulty accepting it as she was a very senior cadre
of the Party. She never thought that the Party she had been loyal to
could be such an evil party, but after she read the "Nine
Commentaries", her whole family quit the Party. In the last few days,
she even asked me to help a few of her friends to declare their wishes
of quitting the Party. She even informed me that she would need my
assistance in making more such declarations further down the road!

Another Internet friend said, "On the behalf of those people who thirst
for understanding about the world outside, I want to thank you all!
Formerly I was an extremely depressed person. Today, after knowing you,
my frame of mind has become very good! I had felt very sorrowful to
have been born in such a dark world, totally without justice. From a
very young age we have been subjected to a shameless political
education to become ignorant and stupid citizens. But that is not our
fault!" I informed her about the declaration of the three withdrawals,
and she said that she was not a Party member. I told her that a member
of the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers should also quit those
two organizations. She replied: "Good, then please assist in my

Another Internet friend heard about the CCP's concentration camps'
inhuman extraction of organs from live Falun Gong practitioners. After
listening to Peter and Annie risking their lives exposing the evil CCP,
he felt very indignant and asked me to assist his friends to declare
their quitting the Party every few days. There were actually many
ordinary people who are positively urging the Party members to quit. I
realized that under such situations, we must be even more diligent in
clarifying the facts.

(7). A Righteous Field Enables People to Abandon Their Fear and to Understand the Truth.

Under the tyrannical rule of the Communists, I have met many Internet
friends who are opposed to the Communists, yet they dare not declare
their wanting to quit the Party. One Internet friend said, "If I made
such a declaration, I will be beheaded!" There was a student who read
the "Nine Commentaries" and had refused his teacher's request for him
to join the Youth League, yet dared not quit the Young Pioneers. He
kept telling me, "Can you guarantee that if I were to make the
declaration that nothing will happen to me? The Party will not make
some trouble for me? Have you any evidence to show that the Party is
indeed that bad?" I let him listen to the audio recording about the
live extraction of organs of practitioners and the voice recording of
the two witnesses. He finally got rid of his fear and clearly said,
"Please help me make the declaration!"

Every time I talked to an Internet friend about the goodness of Dafa,
she would make some excuse and said she was busy. She just would not
tell me what her problem was. But she did not stop me from saying that
the CCP is evil, and agreed with the three withdrawals. One day, she
suddenly said to me, "I told others to quickly quit the Party. That
will cure their illness because quitting the Party will give them a
safe passage. Is that the correct thing to say?" I said to this lady,
"You cannot say that! We should help others to recognize how evil the
Party is, and let them decide from their hearts to support the
righteous people and oppose the evil Party. When the conscience of a
person is touched, he or she will reap the reward. Hence we must not
say things that may mislead people." After listening to what I had to
say, she said to me, "How correct you are! I have felt your compassion
after you started the cultivation." She finally took the initiative and
expressed where she had misunderstood Falun Gong. After this sharing
with her, she finally stopped criticizing us.


I often receive letters from fellow practitioners in China. Because of
fear that they would lose their homes, they do not even have copies of Zhuan Falun.
When they heard that Master Li's lectures can be downloaded in MP3
format, they were very excited. They wrote in their letters: "The
practitioners who have been scattered are all thinking about Master!
Please do not abandon us!" My eyes were instantly filled with tears.
How can we not cherish the fine environment we live in?!

As I read "Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles" when Master
said: "The evil has been trying everything possible to bring you down.
Some gods don't want you to rise through cultivation. Don't think,
‘They want what's good for us and want us to rise through cultivation.'
That is not true! They are trying everything possible to bring you down
and not let you rise. You need to keep that in mind, and that's how it
is in reality.", I deeply felt the solemn nature of cultivation and
cherished the arrangement by our venerable Master. I totally believe
every word said by our venerable Master. Hence I must be diligent in my
advancement and not be slacking off.

These are my personal experiences to share with my fellow practitioners for mutual encouragement!

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