It is necessary for disciples to
share with one another what they have experienced and learned in their
cultivation. There is no problem with them helping one another make progress
together, so long as they don’t have any intention of showing themselves off.
Some conferences for sharing cultivation experiences have been held in different
regions to facilitate the spreading of Dafa. All of these conferences have been
excellent and healthy, both in form and content. But the students’ speeches
must be approved by the assistance centers to avoid political issues—which
have nothing to do with cultivation practice—or issues that set incorrect
trends in cultivation practice and in society. Meanwhile, we should avoid
practicing superficial boasting—something which derives from everyday
people’s theoretical studies. No one should compile, with the intention of
showing off, articles in the style of official reports and then deliver them in
some large public speech.
Large conferences for sharing
cultivation experiences that are organized by the general assistance centers at
the provincial or city level should not be held on a national scale. A national
or an international one should be organized by the Research Society, and it
should not be held too frequently. Once a year should be good (except for in
special cases). Don’t turn them into a formality or competition; instead, make
it a solemn Fa conference that can truly bring about progress in cultivation.
June 26, 1996