Parramatta Fa study group's sharing
Greetings respected Master, greetings practitioners,
I will now report to
Master about the
Persisting in small group Fa study, forming one body
Our Parramatta Fa study group has a characteristic, it’s that there are relatively more older people, so if we want to open up our Fa study and validating the Fa projects more, we need to think of the characteristics of these older practitioners. When everybody cooperates well, a lot of things can be manifested very well.
We believe that a small group
being able to stabilise and persist long term, is the foundation of us
one body. The portion of older practitioners in our group is something
couldn’t do without. Even though they don’t go to work, like younger
practitioners they don’t waste any of their spare time. In
Our regular Fa study speed is relatively slow, so at the start a few of the younger practitioners aren’t too accustomed to it; so sometimes, the more we reader, the faster we read. But after we shared about this issue, everyone thought about it from the perspective of one body, and that the situation of the older practitioners must be given consideration—so we adjusted our Fa study speed. Even though this is a really small thing, whenever we do something we should think of the whole body. Being able to consider things from other people’s perspective is a reflection of elevating xinxing.
In the process of d oing three things we’ve also encountered a lot of evil interference. In particular, for older people it’s easy to get attachments to worries about health. The evil just creates all kinds of “sickness karma.” An example is, we have here a 70 year old aunty who, after leaving the Belmore park in the city after sending righteous thoughts together for Shen Yun, started getting a serious kind of “sickness karma.” She didn’t recover for quite a few days, and it had a trend of getting more serious. After fellow practitioners knew about it, they went to her house and studied the Fa together and shared. One thing they shared about was, why after leaving from sending righteous thoughts from Shen Yun would this kind of bad body state manifest—and is it because we did things really correctly, and that’s why the evil would try to interfere and persecute us. Another thing was that we are in the Fa rectification period, and apart from new practitioners and those who haven’t come out in a long time, practitioners doing Fa rectification projects may at that time have a regular state of eliminating karma. Other practitioners manifesting this kind of state is definitely evil interference, it’s the old forces factors interfereing with our assisting Master to rectify the Fa. And why does this kind of thing manifest in the bodies of older practitioners? It’s exactly because us older practitioners often see our age as some big thing, making a reason that maybe our bodies aren’t like those of younger people—this is exactly letting the evil take advantage of a loophole. So we have to firmly send righteous thoughts, clear our the evil, and definitely not acknowledge any evil persecuting our body. In this way, after sharing on the Fa, sending righteous thoughts again, the practitioner quickly recovered. But because older practitioners have this sort of attachment a bit more, sometimes you cannot completely get rid of it in one go, so maybe later there will be another kind of bad bodily state that comes out. So recently this aunty got some issue with her eyes not seeing clearly, was unable to read Dafa books, and could only watch the videos. After the weekend tuidang event was over we all went to this aunty’s house, shared from the Fa again, and then sent righteous thoughts. This aunty was very moved at the time. She felt like our small Fa study group was really as close as a family, and she was moved to tears.
Catching up with the progress of Fa-rectification, saving more sentient beings
During tuidang activities, at the start older practitioners didn’t talk about the three withdrawals, they old handed out information. When they say younger practitioners and ordinary people talking about tuidang, they just quietly sent righteous thoughts on the side, and in this way there were a lot of people renouncing the CCP. Later they enlightened that not clarifying the truth about tuidang because of their age was an impediment to cultivation, so with the encouragement of other practitioners they also started to talk about the three withdrawals. Though they spoke slowly, they could still promote the three withdrawals, and could also encourage some people to quit.
One time someone made a big scene loudly rejecting our three withdrawals, also saying some negative words. Practitioners formed one body then, some sending righteous thoughts, some clarifying the truth, clearing out the evil factors behind that person, and saw that the more this person spoke, the more ineffectual they felt their words were, and finally the person left, looking like they didn’t have any energy in their body. This incident showed the power of righteous thoughts, and the effect of one body.
When promoting the three withdrawals some people don’t renounce the CCP the first time, and nobody loses heart. The second time they don’t renounce, also no one loses heart. The third time this person comes, finally they make the three withdrawals. Everyone is really happy. Happy for the life that obtained salvation.
After listening to the sharing
There are also many other moving things, I can’t give one example after another.
Recently we have been organized
district’s cooperation and work, and one issue is to improving on how
to get more practitioners online, so to improving our keeping in
contacts and Fa study in our group … another
is opening more Quit CCP centres, not leaving any area
where there are Chinese people empty. It’s just like when we practice
Heavenly Circuit, it opens all our hundreds of energy channels “In the end, thousands of energy channels
will join together and turn one’s body into one without any energy
acupuncture points; they will join together to make one whole body.”
Falun, Lecture Eight). If we all cultivate ourselves well, the
Even though we still have many attachments, like competitiveness, fear, we willeventually get rid of them through cultivation. We know that cooperation of the whole body in Sydney has some not-ideal aspects, but we’ve enlightened that no one should wait or be reliant, it doesn’t matter what interference appears, it doesn’t matter what kind of negative news you hear, everyone just has to cultivate themselves well, start from myself, start from right here. We’ll definitely increase Fa study, study the Fa well, do the three things well, and save more and more sentient beings. We will fulfill our prehistoric vows.
Finally, let us be mutually encouraged by
Master’s Hong Yin:
Up and Speak
Dafa disciples, speak the truth,
From your mouths, sharp swords all at once shoot forth.
Piercing through the lies of rotten ghosts,
Seize the moment to rescue and save—hurry up and speak
August 21, 2002
The sharing was jointly written by Alice and Xiao Deng.