The European Fa Conference was held at the Warsaw Expo Centre on September 11, 2022. Over 1,300 Falun Dafa practitioners from countries throughout Europe and Vietnam attended the conference. Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa’s founder, sent greetings. During the conference, eighteen practitioners presented speeches on their cultivation experiences.
|The 2022 European Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held in Warsaw, Poland on September 11, 2022.|
Learning from Practitioners’ Sincerity
Tracy from Ireland was interviewed after the conference, and said, “We have benefited a lot from this conference and need time to process all that we’ve learned.
“The practitioners who talked about their cultivation experiences were very sincere. They were able to openly discuss their shortcomings with everyone. They shared how to do even better after learning from their mistakes and treated their cultivation seriously,” she said.
Mind Clearer After Listening to Others’ Sharing
Anatolijs Poliscuks from Latvia started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. He attended the conference with his wife, his mother, and his seven-year-old daughter. After hearing Master’s greetings, Anatolijs felt that Master was reminding him to learn from each cultivation experience sharing and find his own shortcomings in his daily life and character.
He said after listening to practitioners’ sharing, “My mind is clearer and I felt as if it was cleansed. I have gained more wisdom and can think positively. I also benefited from listening to other practitioners when they talked about making breakthroughs in cultivation and overcoming difficulties while clarifying the truth.”
Anatolijs owns a small travel agency. “During the pandemic, my company was on the verge of closing because I owed thousands of euros. I thought it was a test of my xinxing. I was able to think positively because I practice Falun Dafa. I regarded every challenge as something I needed to overcome.”
Anatolijs did not blame others. Instead he said, “I came up with plans and solutions and continued paying off the debts during the pandemic. Fortunately, the pandemic was under control by spring. Tourists started to trickle in and I was able to use the money to pay off the debt. We need to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in our lives and work because we are practitioners. I have now paid off my debts.”
Genuinely Upgrading Myself
Rachel from Israel said, “I felt that I entered another dimension when I first stepped in the conference hall. It was well-lit and decorated with flowers. The atmosphere felt pure and full of energy.”
She felt the wonders and boundless powers of Falun Dafa were displayed when practitioners talked about their cultivation experiences. “I felt greatly encouraged when a practitioner explained how he got rid of his bad habits. He was once hot-tempered and had many bad habits. It was Falun Dafa that changed him for the better. That practitioner can now harmonize with his family. He is very hardworking and does not have much time to sleep. I am very touched because I am very attached to how much sleep I get.
“The goal of attending a Fa conference is to improve ourselves in cultivation. I am greatly encouraged by witnessing how others cultivate and deal with conflicts. This Fa conference is great. I am able to better see what I am lacking.”
Rachel said she was very touched when she heard Master’s greetings and was encouraged to do even better in the future. “I hope to study the Fa wholeheartedly and genuinely upgrade myself. I was unable to truly abide by the principles of a Falun Dafa practitioner in my everyday life. I realized that I need to put all my stress away and truly study the Fa and cultivate myself with a calm heart. This is what Master truly wants.”
Looking at My Own Shortcomings Instead of Looking Outward
Diana Chifor from Romania owns an electronics company. She was looking for a cultivation method four years ago when her husband asked her, “Have you heard about Falun Dafa?” It turned out that he had heard about Falun Dafa when he was fourteen years old. He knew that Dafa was good, so he told Diana about it. Since then she started on the path of cultivation.
It was Diana’s first time attending a Fa conference and she felt very happy to be with other practitioners. She said she learned many positive lessons and wanted put them to use in her daily life.
After listening to Master’s greetings, she realized, “I need to look at my own shortcomings instead of always pointing fingers at others. I kept finding other people’s faults while listening to practitioners’ sharing. I immediately corrected my thoughts and began looking inward.
“I am greatly encouraged and inspired by how other practitioners overcame their difficulties and upgraded their xinxing by believing in Master and believing in the Fa. I gained a deeper understanding that it is important to truly believe in Master. Everything has been arranged by Master. We just need to do our part well.”
Overcome All Obstacles by Firmly Believing in Master
Lun Dvorskyi from Croatia is a university student majoring in computer science. He has practiced Falun Dafa for eighteen months. He was interested in different qigong practices in the past and began researching online. This is how he found the book Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa.
Lun downloaded Zhuan Falun and said, “I could feel that this book is very pure and I could not stop myself from reading. I knew I found the righteous way and I stopped looking for other practices.”
Lun contacted the local coordinator in Croatia and attended the local group practice site. He also told his friend, Borna Lusic, about Falun Dafa. They both attended the conference in Warsaw.
After listening to practitioners talk about their experiences, Lun said, “Some veteran practitioners have cultivated for over 20 years, and then there are some who are new practitioners, who only cultivated for several months. This shows the beauty of cultivation. Everyone’s cultivation paths are different, but there are still similarities on a deeper level. Everyone is guided by the Fa.”
He said he was inspired after listening to other practitioners’ sharing, “I was drowsy in the beginning and I felt this was interference. I wanted to overcome this. Upon hearing the first experience-sharing talk, I enlightened that the most important part of cultivation is to firmly believe in Master. We need to strive forward regardless of how difficult the path may be. We can overcome all obstacles by firmly believing in Master while holding Dafa in our hearts. When I was determined to persist and stay focused, I was able to stay alert during the conference.”
Everything Seems So Optimistic
Borna Lusic is a university student majoring in the medical field. He said, "There was something that moved me in all of the talks. Some of them had similar experiences as mine and it helped me to clear my mind and find my true self."
The conference speeches prompted him to realize: “Many attachments manifest in the form of a paper tiger. I should bravely face all my attachments and tell it that it is all an illusion. I need to strengthen myself and not be controlled by other things. I need to find my true self and walk diligently on the path of cultivation.
Lastly, Borna shared, “I am happy to meet so many other practitioners. The energy emitted is very serene. Everything here is so optimistic.”
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