Coordinate as a Whole Body, Do the Three Things Well, and Walk the Path Arranged by Master
Greetings, Esteemed Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
"Dafa disciples as a whole have passed the stage of personal cultivation. At present, because the enormous current of Fa-rectification is charging forward, the stage of Dafa disciples' validating the Fa is approaching completion and history is about to enter a new phase. From now on, the Dafa disciples in China as much as anyone, both new students and veterans alike, should let go of their long-standing human attachments and start to seize the day and comprehensively save the world's people." ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People")
After studying this article, I thoroughly understood the significance and urgency of our responsibilities. To save the sentient beings, we must first help them understand the truth, and it is our top priority to help them to free themselves from the poisonous Party Culture. I was enlightened to higher laws. However, after studying the Fa, it became clear to me why I came to this world and what my mission and responsibilities were. I have always kept this in my mind, so I listened to Master's every word and followed Master's instructions.
1. Study the Fa well, and improve as a whole body
"Pay attention: no matter how busy you are, you cannot neglect Fa-study. This is what fundamentally assures that you move toward Consummation and do Dafa work well." ("To All Students at the Nordic Fa Conference")
"The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." ("Drive Out Interference")
In validating Dafa and saving the sentient beings in the last few years, I have deeply understood the extreme importance of studying the Fa well. We should not study the Fa just for the sake of formality or quantity. The laws are shown to us only when we study the Fa attentively. Continuous Fa study gets rid of the bad things in us and rectifies us. We should not only study the Fa well by ourselves, but also encourage practitioners around us to study the Fa well. During the evil persecution in the past few years, I was detained in detention centers and forced labor camps. I later had to move from place to place. I didn't have a stable cultivation environment. I had wished to have a quiet home to do Dafa work.
In 2003, I bought a small apartment for several thousand yuan. My husband and I cleaned it up and it looked ok. Many fellow practitioners lived close to my apartment. Most of them are older. Some had strong fears. Some had dropped in their levels. I realized that it was no accident that I lived there.
I realized that Master wanted me to lead my fellow practitioners there so we could improve as a whole body. I should utilize my apartment for the progress of Fa-rectification. I delivered Master's articles and Minghui Weekly to practitioners' homes one by one. I shared my understanding of the Fa with them. I often invited them to my home to study the Fa and to send forth righteous thoughts together. A few older practitioners improved their xinxing quickly and did well the three things that Master told us to do.
In early 2004, I started a Fa-study group in my home, despite many difficulties. As the Fa-rectification progressed, more and more practitioners came to the Fa-study group in my home. Most of them were older practitioners. Some who had stopped practicing Dafa came back. Some were new practitioners. We often have more than a dozen people, sometimes up to two dozen.
My apartment was small and located next to the street. Some practitioners who came to my home had various mentalities. Whenever the police came around, I was afraid and became affected. Through continuous Fa-study, sending forth righteous thoughts, and looking into myself, I realized that my fear came from my unstable mind. Everything in the world, including the three-realms itself, was established and created for Fa-rectification. We are Dafa disciples who help Master in Fa-rectification. It should be what we say that counts. How can we be disturbed by the incidents in ordinary society? We divided ourselves into three Fa-study groups. We rose in our understandings of the Fa and got rid of our fears after Fa-study and experience sharing. Meanwhile, we helped other areas to form Fa-study groups. Through group Fa-study, practitioners were able to understand the Fa on the basis of the Fa, strengthen their righteous thoughts, and do better in saving sentient beings. This had a positive effect for all practitioners in our county to improve and coordinate as a whole body. Many practitioners are able to actively do what they can to save sentient beings.
An older practitioner lived by herself on a monthly stipend of 60 yuan. She lived frugally. She donated the 300 yuan that her son gave her to buy coal. Instead, she rode a bike to a hill to get firewood (for the winter). She went out to clarify the facts of Falun Gong every day, and convinced nearly 100 people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its associated organizations.
Another practitioner was in her seventies. She went out to clarify the truth every day, regardless of the cold weather and slippery roads in the winter. She distributed truth-clarification materials and put up posters. She donated nearly 1,000 yuan to produce materials. Most of her friends and relatives published their statements to quit the CCP after learning the truth from her. A new practitioner saved small change from her grocery money and accumulated the money to save sentient beings. Some other practitioners donated hundreds of yuan for truth-clarification materials.
Let's listen to Master, improve our xinxing solidly, and steadfastly validate Dafa and save sentient beings. Every practitioner is a coordinator, and every coordinator actively takes responsibilities.
2. Coordinate as a Whole to Form a Righteous Field
"For Dafa disciples as a whole, in the process of validating the Fa, when you work together in concert, the Fa power is great. Whether you're doing things as a group or doing things individually, what you're doing is the same kind of thing, and that's what we mean by one entity. You're all clarifying the truth, sending righteous thoughts, and studying the Fa, so the specifics of the things you're doing are different but the division of roles is orderly, together there's a form, and separated there are particles." ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")
Before we had group Fa-study, some senior practitioners didn't pay much attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. They often dozed off when sending righteous thoughts, and their hand positions were not correct. The newer practitioners didn't know how to send righteous thoughts. Through Fa-study, we corrected the incorrect states, and everyone understood the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts.
As all practitioners in our county improved and coordinated as a whole body, we formed a strong field of righteous thoughts. This has stopped several attempts from the evil to persecute Dafa in our county. Those people who have "enlightened along a wicked path" find no audience in practitioners. The evil was eliminated and has become less and less. Thus, the overall situation has become better and better. In the past, we sent forth righteous thoughts when there was a problem. Now, we take the initiative to form a field of righteous thoughts. The environment has changed dramatically along with the Fa-rectification status.
3. Coordination as a Whole to Save Sentient Beings
After group Fa-study and sharing, everyone understood that saving sentient beings was our pre-historic vows, and it is an enormous responsibility and great mission that history has bestowed upon us. To save the cosmos and to save all savable sentient beings, Master has shouldered all suffering in the cosmos, and shouldered all karma for the sentient beings. As a Dafa disciple to help Master in Fa-rectification, I deeply understand the magnificence and urgency of our responsibilities. It becomes a top priority to help those people who refused to accept the truth of Falun Gong, by spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and helping them to free themselves from the evil Party culture.
All practitioners in our area coordinate as one body with righteous thoughts and righteous acts. We don't wait or depend on others and use all means to clarify the truth. After distributing all materials, we put up words about Dafa, post posters, and write messages with markers and chalk on the electricity poles and trees along the roads. People can see the phrase "Falun Dafa is Good" everywhere. When they are erased, we do it again. Our footprints cover every big street and small lane in the city. When we distribute the Nine Commentaries, we not only distribute it in our local area, but also in remote villages. It is often midnight when we get home. April 18 was the date for the annual street fair in our county. People all around the county came to the fair. We coordinated as a whole with righteous thoughts and righteous acts, and distributed the Nine Commentaries and told people to withdraw from the CCP. A practitioner distributed a few dozen Nine Commentaries face to face in one day. A senior practitioner distributed many Nine Commentaries to vendors with her five-year old grandson. A local practitioner, a practitioner from another town, and I coordinated with each other to tell people to quit the CCP. More than 100 people quit the CCP during the three-day fair.
During the past six years, we have followed Master in the Fa-rectification process, and done what we were supposed to do to validate Dafa and save sentient beings. We still have a lot to improve. Some practitioners are still focused on personal cultivation. We have many shortcomings in our Fa-rectification cultivation as a whole body. We will do the three things well, get rid of our attachments, and walk the righteous path Master has arranged for us.
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