PureInsight | April 12, 2004
[PureInsight.org] The pace of Fa-rectification is increasingly fast and we must deal with problems of tremendously large scale and complexity in this and other dimensions. The only way for us to handle all the tangible and intangible pressure we face and do everything that we are supposed to do well is to maintain our divine side at all times.
There may be many forms of cultivation in the human realm, but the only forms of group cultivation that Teacher has left us are limited to group Fa study, group practice of the Falun Gong exercises, and Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conferences. No Falun Dafa practitioner should alter or abandon these forms of cultivation. Falun Dafa practitioners who do volunteer work to help end the persecution should not replace Fa study group with their project groups, neither should their project meetings replace the cultivation experience sharing meetings following each group Fa study. Teacher's words are Fa. If we alienate ourselves from the Fa, we have alienated ourselves from cultivation, not to mention assisting Teacher in the Fa-rectification.
In my humble opinion, it is a terrifying thing for cultivators to lose group Fa study. Without an environment where we can focus on studying the Fa together and openly exchange cultivation experiences, we may not be able to resolve our problems or upgrade our mind nature. This may be why some of Dafa practitioners' volunteer project groups are lagging in their progress [in helping to end the persecution]. Ultimately,the ones who get hurt are the sentient beings.
I believe that each genuine Dafa disciple should pay attention to organizing and participating in group Fa studies. For those practitioners who don't have any group Fa study in their areas, perhaps each practitioner should try to establish or bring back a group Fa study environment dedicated to studying the Fa together. May it be ten, eight, five or three practitioners, they should be able to find time to meet at least once a week to study the Fa and exchange cultivation experiences afterwards like we used to do before the persecution began. If we can accomplish that, I believe we will show significant improvement in all areas of our Fa-rectification activities as a whole body.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/3/26/26419.html