My Understanding of Benevolence

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When I was young, I liked reading stories about Buddha. The "benevolence" of Buddha and Bodhisattva often touched me. I developed a yearning for it. However, "benevolence" was only a very vague concept to me. When I was in high school, I lived in the school dorm. Once I had a leg injury and a high fever that made me suffer greatly. When everything was over, I had the feeling of having died once. While I was suffering and extremely helpless, the only thing that helped me was a thought from the bottom of my heart, "From now on, I will let go of self and completely live for others in order to completely get rid of this human world's endless suffering." Since then, I have felt that I might have a predestined relationship with Buddhism.

While I was in college, I was fortunate to obtain Falun Dafa. The moment I finished reading Zhuan Falun, I immediately understood that this was what I had been waiting for. I was so excited. Since then, I have been following Master's teachings. Purifying my heart and soul and cultivating to become a selfless,
altruistic and righteous enlightened being is the goal of my life.

After the Chinese Communist Regime started the persecution of Dafa, I began to clarify the truth about Dafa and save sentient beings. Through this journey, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance has melted into my life. I was touched by the determination and benevolence cultivated from Dafa.

One day last year, I was watching the 2008 Divine Performing Arts Chinese New Year Spectacular on TV. When I listened to Qi Xiaochun's erhu solo, I felt my entire body and soul were deeply touched and moved by the music. All of a sudden, I felt this strong feeling from the bottom of my heart as if it filled my entire life and all my cells. It is the compassion towards sentient beings and the determination of giving up anything for the salvation of sentient beings! My eyes were full of tears. Immediately, I understood why fellow practitioners never had any regrets or complaints about clarifying the truth. Instantaneously, I understood the meaning of eternity.

I have a cousin who worked with me for a while last year. He had resentment towards Falun Gong because he did not know the truth. However, he kept asking me about Falun Gong when he saw me. It might have been because of the predestined relationship or his curiosity about why I practice Falun Gong, since I am highly educated. So I told him the truth about how the regime slandered and persecuted Falun Gong, how Falun Gong can help people improve both physically and mentally, and how practitioners clarify the truth and save sentient beings. He is still relatively pure. So he could understand and accept Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance easily. But due to the regime's propaganda, he was worried that I had a certain purpose in clarifying the truth to him. So he directly told me his concerns. I looked straight into his eyes and told him my understanding of "benevolence." Then I said to him, "Nowadays, there is evil lurking everywhere with evil motives for fights and protests. It is hard for people to believe that there is still true compassion and kindness in this world. But I can tell you that Falun Gong creates a group of people who completely live for and consider others." He was moved by what I said. Without thinking further, he said, "Now I understand, Falun Gong is good. I want to practice the exercises too. I will tell my friends and relatives that Falun Gong is good. I will save them too." I was so happy and excited that another life is saved.

However, a couple days later, he came back to me disappointed, "I told my family that Falun Gong is good, but nobody understands me. Even my little nephew laughed at me. I felt very lonely. I feel that I can only communicate and connect with you." I said, "Yes, Buddha Sakyamuni said that today's human world is full of evil and deceit, with lowered morality, spiritual distortion and pollution. In people's hearts, there is nothing but darkness. When a person is starving to death, if you give him a bun, he would say that it is poisonous." He nodded silently.

In the thousands of years of reincarnation, in this worldly society, the original pureness of life has been buried. In the CCP's (chinese communist party) ferocious waves that eclipsed the sky and covered the earth, we have experienced a huge tribulation. However, beings like us, progressing towards enlightenment, should clarify the truth and save sentient beings with compassion.

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