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  • Eliminating Selfishness and Joining the Group

    Studying the Fa in a group is what Master asks us to do. It is also something that every practitioner should try his or her best to maintain. On January 17, 2013, I moved to an apartment and lived with other practitioners while promoting Shen Yun in Vienna. I attended the Fa-study group very few times and always had some excuse or other for why I couldn't, but it was actually due to my laziness.
  • Predestined Relationship with Dafa – My Cultivation Experience

    Out of curiosity, my fourth sister and I went to a Falun Gong practice site on January 5, 1999. At that time, they were playing Master's lecture, and I heard, “'The Buddha Fa' is most profound.” (Lunyu) I was deeply moved, as I did not know that Falun Gong was Buddha practice cultivation. I had been interested in the divine world since I was little. I wanted to practise cultivation but I didn't know how. But I had now found it.
  • New Practitioners Experience the Miracles of Dafa

    Below I would like to share a few stories of incredible experiences of Dafa practitioners in my area. All of these experiences happened soon after they took up Falun Dafa cultivation practice.
  • Falun Dafa—A Righteous Path and Hope for Humanity

  • Since I Started Practising Falun Gong, I Have Become the Happiest Person

    I started practising Falun Gong in 1997. I spent two nights finishing reading Zhuan Falun (Falun Gong's main text) for the first time. I thought, "Teacher was so right about how karmic retributions come swiftly!" I was having a hard time with a xinxing test at the time. I interpreted that xinxing test as paying off the karma I had created through doing bad things and bullying others.
  • Suggestions for Falun Dafa Coordinators Who Harbor Attachments

    I knew several practitioners in my local area who did not do things according to the Fa principles. They did not listen to the ideas of others and often had conflicts with fellow practitioners when coordinating projects. I considered writing about these cultivation issues for a long time, but I thought that it might not be appropriate. I changed my mind today.
  • Experience Sharing from Two Art Exhibitions in Sweden 2012

    It was important to distribute materials widely, especially here, because the art gallery was not centrally situated. A few practitioners wanted to distribute materials in the suburbs and in the city centre, while a practitioner living in the town went on foot or by bus to different places with materials, as she knew the city. The rest of us from other parts of Sweden hung the paintings and guided the people at the exhibition.
  • Understanding the Meaning during Fa Study Is Most Important

    Not getting the meaning of the Fa can be caused by one's own distraction. For example, while reading the Fa, a practitioner might think that drying the clothes outside might not work to-day because it might rain, or she needs to finish reading earlier because she has an appointment with a friend, etc. Allowing these random thoughts to flow interferes with the Fa-study and prevents the mind from being quiet.
  • Looking Within, Attachments, and True Cultivation

    In daily life, we should use our strong determination and righteous thoughts to control our thoughts. It might be hard, but we can do a bit every day and continue doing it until it becomes a natural habit. Thus a mechanism is formed. Otherwise, we will keep looking at others' faults whenever we have a thought. A fellow practitioner's level increases through true cultivation. It is not done by being looked at or criticized by me.
  • We Should Study the Fa with Our Hearts and It Should Not Become a Formality

    From my own experience, I think the following is the main cause of the problem: Many practitioners think that studying the Fa is the easiest of the three things. I think it is the hardest. The reason why practitioners think it's easy is probably because they are not really “learning” the Fa and are merely reading the Fa mechanically. Their minds are not focused on the Fa and on cultivating their hearts.
  • Kindness and Dignity

    “Dignity” is such an important value in human life that some people view it as essential. Especially for Dafa practitioners, shouldn't we emphasize our dignity besides valuing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance? How should we view practitioners’ dignity? I would like to share my viewpoint through several examples.
  • Avoiding the Trap of Human Emotions

    I have noticed that some practitioners find it hard to identify their human emotions, which of course are directly related to the tribulations that they encounter. I would like to share my thoughts on this topic, in the hope of helping others avoid the trap of human emotions.
  • Sharing on Using Media to Promote Shen Yun and Clarify the Truth

    While searching for the Shen Yun theatre, British Dafa practitioners truly improved as a whole through group Fa study. There was good news at the end of last year: the 2012 Shen Yun venue had been secured. However, almost at the same time, I got a full time job offer.
  • To Truly Believe and to Truly Cultivate

    I am from Switzerland. I obtained the Fa in 1997. I knew immediately this was what I had been searching for, for such a long time. I recall that my first session took place on a Friday evening and on the Saturday I spent nearly the whole day learning to do the exercises by myself. At that time we did not yet have the book Zhuan Falun in French and I was fortunate enough to be part of the translation group.
  • Clarifying the Truth at Tourist Spots

    One day I was clarifying the truth at tourist spots alone. I met a tour guide who I was familiar with and greeted this person. A few people were chatting near us. One of them who I never met before said in an unfriendly way: “Being retired, you can choose other things to do, why do you come here?”