PureInsight | April 19, 2013
[PureInsight.org] On March 24, 2013, the day of the Lantern Festival, Falun Dafa practitioners from West Australia held a Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Ten veteran and new practitioners from Perth and the surrounding villages and towns spoke in the conference, sharing their experiences of how to look inward and let go of one’s self in cultivation.
Gina, a practitioner from southwestern of West Australia, shared her experience of becoming aware of her own potential for showing off by looking inward. When she found herself at odds with fellow practitioners, she found that treating fellow practitioners with compassion works. She mentioned in her speech, “The reason all the tribulations can be solved appropriately today is because I have learned how to look inward, viewing problems from the standpoint of the Fa. I have learned to treat fellow practitioners with compassion, even when others became angry. Fellow practitioners were helping me to improve myself, shouldn’t I appreciate that? When I had chance to share my experience with them, we were able to improve each other.”
Another practitioner from southwestern of West Australia, named Susan, shared her experience of cooperating with fellow practitioners doing Dafa projects. She described how she changed from watching over the coordinator’s shoulder to looking inward during the process of working on projects. Wendy, a practitioner from Perth, shared her experience of truly looking inward through studying the Fa calmly. She said, “In the past, I failed to look inward so I only saw the deficiencies in my counterparts, and not in myself. I went through the motions in Fa study for a long time in cultivation, and the Fa didn’t enter my heart. The quality of my Fa study was insufficient, and I was unable to bring Fa to mind in conflict situations. I attempted to recite the Fa and did not retort, thinking about the situation described in Zhuan Falun, where the old lady was hit by a car but picked herself up and said ‘It’s all right , you can leave.’. Then I thought about the microscopic picture, that Master was transforming my innate body. But this can only be achieved after I improve the quantity of my Fa study. ”
A practitioner named Witte, from Perth, shared his experience of how to let go of the attachment of self and cooperate with others on Dafa projects. He said, “In many situations I let go of personal thoughts and listened to what other disciples said, even though I did not think their approaches were the best. I was suffering at the moment, trying to let go of the attachment of self, but then I felt my attachments becoming diminished. ”
Perth practitioner Brandon shared his experience of how to break through the attachment of self-reclusion and fear of being hurt by cooperating with other practitioners on projects to validate the Fa. He said in sharing, “The project of validating the Fa in Curtin University, which I coordinated, is an example. In the past few years, because I didn’t want others to question my approach, I only invited practitioners who were familiar to me or got along with me to participate. I did not ask other practitioners who were more experienced to participate. But this year, I decided to break through this self-reclusive approach and invite more practitioners to take participate. The result was that I felt the collective support of local practitioners for the Fa validation project which will be held at Curtin University next week. This will help us do better at Fa validation for the more than 10,000 people at Curtin University.”
The atmosphere of the Fa conference was solemn and sacred. Practitioners attending the conference stated that they found their insufficiencies through this sharing and will continue to let go of self and harmonize on their path to true cultivation.
Translated from: http://news.zhengjian.org/node/16286