One is very fortunate to have a chance to practise Falun Dafa
I am often deeply touched by the Fa* during recent Fa study. I don't cry like before, but a desire comes from my innermost being: I must devote my entire body and mind into the Fa, practise really diligently, to appreciate Master's enormous compassion. *Law or principle, the teachings in Falun Dafa
In the past, it was not possible to return to one's "home" besides joining a temple to become a monk. Prior to obtaining the Fa, I spent quite a few hours copying the Buddhist scriptures every day, recited 72 times the very difficult incantation, and also had to pray using the Buddhist couplets thousands of times. Thinking of the karma created through the generations and the debt owed, I knew it was impossible to return my origin. Therefore, when I came across Falun Dafa, I was so happy. But at the time, that joy was entirely based on returning to my true origin.
I recall when I had just obtained the Fa, just after the nine-day lectures, I experienced a sickness tribulation. I had to lie in bed continuously for several days, half asleep. My whole body felt boiling hot and I unable to get out of the bed. I had only a vague awareness. However, during times of clarity, my innermost feelings were quite at peace. Master's "Cause and Effect" (Hong Yin) came to my mind then:
It is not that it's painful on the path of cultivation,
Karma of lifetimes and lifetimes impedes;
Steeling the heart, eliminating karma, cultivating xinxing,
Forever possessing a human form is a Buddha.
I didn't dwell on the physical pain and only told myself how lucky I was to have Master taking care of me.
2. During Fa study, I understood the mission of offering salvation to all beings
Time went by very fast. In the past four plus years, although I staggered along, I have always hoped to be one of Master's good practitioners, to be a genuine Falun Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period. When I read Master's article in ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference")
"Fa-rectification is to save all beings that can be saved, which includes all forms of life that are created by gods and are present in a person's main body. What's more, many people have undergone great hardships over the course of the long, drawn-out years, so how could they not be saved? Aren't humans the primary beings in the Three Realms? Don't all of the beings in the Three Realms need to be saved? Then this cultivation form as well as the foundation that the human race has laid and the suffering that it has gone through over the course of the long years of history--isn't it exactly these things that have enabled human beings to gain the greatest mighty-virtue of all time? And shouldn't these beings be deemed the most outstanding and considered first for salvation?"
Knowing that we all came with such huge karma, I can help but wonder how fortunate we are to have our great Master's salvation. This paragraph actually made me realise that the timing is urgent, and Master's wish to save all beings is the greatest mercy. Previously when we spoke to people to let them know the truth, some wouldn't listen. Now the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is helping to make people to think hard about these things. If it would be not enough, Master said,
"If the CCP, while in its death throes, still tries to use different tactics to tamper with the salvation of sentient beings, then we have other ways to deal with it--the Buddha Fa is boundless!" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference ")
My heart was deeply touched. How could we still waste time? How could I not be diligent?
At present, I feel solid and joyful in my cultivation. My mind is also broadened and I feel the comfort of being a practitioner. When I couldn't do well the three things that Master asks us to do, I feel quite unhappy. I no longer pursue only the goal of my personal consummation. From Master's Fa and from the process of my path to highlighting the atrocities of the persecution, I have realised the mission for my coming here. Right now the environment for letting people know the truth has improved. Without the evil factors' control, beings have awakened. One can sense people's kind side and their hope. They are seeking out Falun Dafa practitioners. Therefore, if a practitioner couldn't cultivate well, it is not just a matter of whether this practitioner could be saved.
3. An Experience about Using the Internet to let more People know the Facts
Several years ago, as I recall, it was very difficult to use the Internet as a tool for letting people learn the truth. One had to collect individual email addresses, type out the messages, and then send all the mail out. Their feedback email often attacked us viciously, and it often took one or two months to change a person's opinion and get them to accept the facts. For a time, I dared not to sleep too much because as soon as I laid down, my brain would be full of worry: when a person's misunderstanding runs so deep, what could I do? Now someone may still say something offensive, but when you tell him or her that you view them as a friend, the other party would respond in kind. He will even ask one question after another. They actually want to know and just don't dare to easily ask these questions. I realise that it is because of the huge impact of Falun Dafa's field formed in the Three Realms, and our Falun Dafa practitioners need to make the best use of our time to highlight the persecution.
A friend I made on the Internet, after fully seeing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) cruelty, posted his withdrawal statement in public and then asked me for secure software to withdraw from the CCP on the Internet. He felt that it was worthwhile to let more friends know about such an important matter. He sent me a short message, asking me to send him the Nine Commentaries so that he could let more people know about the CCP's true nature and help his friends withdraw.
After I introduced to him the WuJie (Ultrasurf) browsing software, another Internet friend every so often would say, "I am 6.6 (his net name), it there any news? Please let me know!" Many other people also asked me for the dynamic website, inquiring about news and new software.
I told a woman a couple of years older than me the facts about Falun Gong. She asked if I could call her. I agreed, but quite often when I called her, she was in a meeting. I learnt that she actually was a high-ranking CCP official. I asked her, "You are a Party member, but you did not know about this?" She asked me eagerly. "What is it? Please tell me." After she found the truth, she was shocked and unable to accept what I told her. Through further contact and reading the Nine Commentaries, she asked me to help her entire family withdraw from the CCP. She later told me that she has obtained the Fa, does the exercises and studies the Fa every day. She also told me that she was often moved to tears when she read Master's Fa. Later she told me, "My best friend is a '610 Office'* head; how do I tell him the facts?" I really felt happy for her. *The 610 office is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
Another friend I know from the Internet used to belong to a religious practice and he was often very anxious. Because his third eye was open, whenever he saw some odd phenomenon through the third eye, he would be scared. His previous practice built some barriers in his understanding of the Fa. After several rounds of exchanges, he said to me, "I believe all that you've said." Later he told me that after letting go of his many notions, he actually felt more at peace than at any point in more than ten years. He said that he has started to understand the principles of Falun Dafa. Later he told me that after I exposed the evil nature of the CCP to him, he was surprised to realise that his thinking had followed the way the CCP had indoctrinated everyone, yet he was totally unaware of it. I was really moved and realised Master's merciful salvation and arrangement. We have a significant mission to fulfil. No opportunity we run across is accidental.
In addition, I would like to share about a team I participated in, where fellow practitioners shared their understanding and encouraged each other. Our team is small, but each member is doing things proactively. We work together closely, frequently sharing experiences. I noticed the fellow practitioners' attitude of not eagerly expressing themselves, but rather always using righteous thoughts and trusting other practitioners. Moreover, they are always quietly supplementing each other and doing their best to help accomplish the overall goal. The team members look at things from the basis of Dafa, and are earnestly and compassionately sharing experiences and encouraging each other. I am very moved by such an environment, and I treasure the opportunity for us to walk together on the path of cultivation and improve diligently together.
These experiences are only my current understanding. The main idea is to express that we must treasure everything that Master has arranged for us, and treasure each day that Master has created for us. Master said, "The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!" ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)") How could we not treasure each and every single day? How could we not be diligent?
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