Saving Sentient Beings in Remote Areas
 

Saving Sentient Beings in Remote Areas

As we all know, the Fa-rectification period has reached its final stage, and it is extremely urgent for us to save sentient beings. I believe that saving one person also means saving the countless sentient beings behind him and related to him. In order to provide a chance for every sentient being in remote areas, we went to remote areas to clarify the truth about the persecution and the wonder of Falun Dafa. We know that many other practitioners are doing the same. I would like to share our experiences.

Early in September 2004, Teacher said:

"Dafa disciples, don't forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth." ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People")

Following Teacher's Fa, we brought the facts everywhere we could reach, both in and out of our county. Teacher requires that we not omit a single area where there are people. In some regions where there are only few practitioners in remote areas--especially mountainous regions--there are probably few truth-clarifying materials or none at all. Therefore, we had to expand our coverage. We coordinated with local practitioners to clarify the truth in these areas.

Since January 2008, we have covered many places within a radius of several hundred li (one li equals to 547 yards), and in some areas, even up to 1,000 li round trip. Fellow practitioners found out that, in these areas, people knew little about the true situation of Falun Dafa.

Everyone overcome many difficulties, such as bad weather, rough road conditions, exhaustion, driving down dangerous roads at night, and other factors. With Teacher's protection, we returned home safely every time. We know that everything is arranged and done by Teacher.

Coordinate Well and Improve as One Body

Though not many practitioners participated in this activity, it has reflected our harmony as one body during the process. For instance, we need different truth-clarifying materials, and many fellow practitioners need to coordinate to produce these materials. Other practitioners stayed at home, sending forth righteous thoughts. Everyone was doing his or her best to save sentient beings.

Every time we finished clarifying the truth in an area, we were gratified that the sentient beings there had gotten a chance to be saved. Every time we went out to another remote area, we spent a lot of our resources, but we never hesitated, because we are doing this with all our hearts. It is worth our efforts even if only one sentient being is saved, because he is probably one celestial body. Teacher has almost depleted everything for us and for all beings. What we have done is nothing by comparison.

Emphasize the Process and Cultivate Ourselves Well

We are saving sentient beings, but we should attach more importance to the process instead of solely the result. It is most important to cultivate ourselves well. From Teacher's Fa, we know that saving sentient beings is our mission and our grand prehistoric vow. However, we are cultivators, and if we do not cultivate ourselves well, it would be ordinary people doing the work of Dafa disciples. Thus, we would then only receive good fortune like ordinary people. If we do not cultivate ourselves well, how can we achieve Consummation?

Therefore, during the process of saving sentient beings, we should pay attention to our own cultivation, remind each other to be diligent, and improve together. Before we went to remote areas, we studied the Fa together to strengthen our righteous thoughts and sent forth righteous thoughts to the area where we planned to go. After we came back, we had an experience sharing, summed up our experiences, and looked for our shortcomings. We learned from each other and offset each other's weaknesses. Attachments such as fear, pursuit, zealotry, and seeking comfort were quickly eliminated in most cases. In the meantime, we sent forth righteous thoughts or asked Teacher to strengthen our righteous thoughts if we encountered interference.

There were several scenic sights along the way, but we focused on saving sentient beings, so we had no time to stop to enjoy the view. We reminded each other that we came here to save sentient beings just in case we developed attachments.

We are still cultivating, so we have many shortcomings at different levels. However, under Teacher's protection, we will become more and more mature during the process of saving sentient beings. We will in the end honor our grand prehistoric vow, assist Teacher in the accomplishment of Fa-rectification, and return home with Teacher.

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