A Few Words Regarding Teacher's Article "Hurry Up And Tell Them" and No Pursuit
November 26, 2002
(Clearwisdom.net) I feel that it is rather effective to clarify the truth to people face to face, because we can adjust what we want to say according to the other person's attachments. I find though, that when I prepare beforehand, for instance if I'm going to see someone in the afternoon and I think that I must clarify the truth to him, the result is actually not satisfactory. On the other hand, if I take my time and talk naturally, the end result is usually good.
After Teacher's article "Hurry Up And Tell Them" was published, some practitioners started to get worried. This was partly caused by sentimentality and was not based on the Fa. The destruction of some new materials production sites may have partly resulted from this omission. "Lose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them" is the duty-bound responsibility of us Dafa disciples. I feel that Teacher's words, "Do, but pursue not--In the Dao a lot." ("In the Dao" in Hong Yin) is not only applicable to our Fa-study, but should also be applied when clarifying the truth.
My understanding of gaining without pursuit isn't that we shouldn't hurry up, or that we shouldn't take things seriously, but rather that it means that when time is pressing, when in new circumstances, we should not ask for anything from the people we talk to, but that we should try to understand their situation and help them establish a righteous understanding about Dafa. This way, they will not find themselves "too late to regret" at the critical, historical moment.
Upon enlightening to this understanding of the principle of gaining without pursuit, I experienced a feeling beyond description. When I read Zhuan Falun again, I discovered many new layers of meanings that I had not seen before.