The Fa Conference  

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. 

Li Hongzhi

June 26, 1996