On November 5th, 2005, the grand San Francisco Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in the San Francisco Bay Area. Around seven hundred practitioners from the western U.S. and Canada participated in the grand conference. At 10:20 a.m., Master Li arrived and loud applause filled the hall. Master Li gave a lecture and answered questions for more than three hours.
Thirteen Chinese and western practitioners shared their experiences onstage. They talked about studying the Fa well, improving Xinxing, clarifying the truth and sending forth righteous thoughts.
Ms. Yang from Seattle recounted her experience of calling and faxing people in China to clarify the truth steadily over the past three years. She realised that if one has the righteous thought and acts righteously with perseverance - calling one by one, one moves forward on the path of Fa-rectification and becomes mature on the path.
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Ms. Gao from South California is about 70 years old. She recounted that she and her husband overcame the language barrier by learning English and started to clarify the truth to western people with simple English. Several people were moved to tears. Through self-paced study, they can explain the facts in simple English, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese, as well as the Shanghai and Fuzhou dialects.
Several practitioner coordinators shared their experiences in letting go of the notions of self; getting rid of the attachment to fame, gain, and self-validation; and looking inward in coordination. Through coordinating things, one practitioner realised with deep feeling, "I have learned how to be responsible to the project and to practitioners. I have less attachment than in the past to validate myself in doing project work, and am more considerate of other practitioners. When I ask other practitioners to work on a project, I will consider if the project is suitable for the practitioner, can help him participate in Dafa projects, and is beneficial to the long-term development of the practitioner and the project. I don't push for short-term results too soon. I have also learned how to have a practitioner display their initiative and special skill and assist others but not be a manager.
At the conclusion of the conference, practitioners emphasized the importance of truth-clarification with best use of time.
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