Negate the Old Forces' Interference with NTDTV from the Standpoint of the Fa-Rectification
Editors' note: Because NTDTV is different from other media outlets in its truthful and direct reporting on China-related issues that other media outlets have remained largely silent on, such as the persecution of Falun Gong, the old forces' plans to undermine NTDTV is another form of persecution against Dafa and effectively keeps sentient beings from understanding the truth. So it is especially important for Dafa disciples to have a good understanding of the situation from the Fa's perspective.
(Clearwisdom.net) After Eutelsat, the European satellite company that transmits NTDTV programming to China, announced termination of NTDTV's contract, practitioners outside of China, especially practitioners in the U.S., have been doing a large amount of truth clarification to the media, governments, and the general public. On a large scale, however, we are lacking in our understanding of the issue from the perspective of the Fa. We hope that this article will elicit more valuable sharing among practitioners, upgrade us as a whole, and further help us clarify the truth in the limited time we have left.
1. Clearly Know the Meaning of NTDTV Broadcasting in Mainland China
Practitioners in North America and Europe have been sharing understandings on this aspect, but not enough in term of depth and scale.
Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference,"
"The main body of Dafa disciples is in China, so the Dafa disciples there should do even better; through lessons learned they should become more rational and more clearheaded, and do things more righteously; they should allow more sentient beings to be saved; and they should have the effect of the main body of Dafa disciples. Everything the Dafa disciples in other regions do revolves around the main body of Dafa disciples in Mainland China, and is restraining the evil's persecution, lessening the pressure for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China, and helping the Dafa disciples in Mainland China to clarify the facts."
Many fellow disciples in North America said that the NTDTV satellite incident was not just a matter affecting practitioners in a certain region. The evil is extremely frightened of the truth that is beamed into China from NTDTV. The Chinese government marshaled huge resources to do harm to Falun Gong, and put tremendous pressure on Eutelsat. Falun Dafa practitioners as one body, especially in China, should know clearly the significance of NTDTV in clarifying the truth to all precious Chinese people, and in saving sentient beings. Thus, all disciples should support NTDTV and should send forth righteous thoughts to thoroughly eliminate all interference to NTDTV satellite signals.
2. The Chinese Communist Party's Interference with the NTDTV Satellite Signal Is in Fact the Old Force's Interference with Fa-Rectification
Falun Dafa practitioners should maintain a clear understanding from the standpoint of Fa-rectification, and negate all arrangements by the old forces.
Some practitioners thought that the NTDTV satellite incident was a good thing, since some U.S. congresspersons, who had never expressed support for Falun Dafa before, signed petitions to support NTDTV. In reality, that was inevitable when the old force's arrangements and interference were confronted by our efforts to clarify the truth. We need to know clearly that any interference to NTDTV signals is interference to the Fa-rectification, and we should not acknowledge it at all.
3. Problems Existing Among Fellow Practitioners
We have found that many fellow practitioners still do not fully understand the nature of this incident, cannot see it clearly from the basis of the Fa, or have hazy understandings. For example, some practitioners appeared numb about this incident, and refrained from supporting NTDTV with righteous thoughts. Some were not enlightened correctly to the concept that "each time the evil tries to damage Dafa, it ends up spreading Dafa." They thought that this was a good event, and therefore unknowingly acknowledged the old force's arrangements and its damage. Some practitioners relied too much on ordinary people, including congresspersons and lawyers, and forgot what Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.,"
"As I've said, everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts. Even though the old forces do exist, if you don't have those thoughts they can't do anything. When your righteous thoughts are strong enough the old forces can't do a thing... You are the ones saving the ordinary people's society, and you are the ones saving sentient beings!"
Falun Dafa practitioners are the main players on this huge stage of history. The actions and support from people in this world are all the natural results of Falun Dafa practitioners' truth clarification. As Falun Dafa practitioners, we should not place our hope or expectation on ordinary people; we should do the three things solidly, and everything will then be well taken care of.
4. Do Not be Attached to Results, Hurry up and Clarify the Truth
Teacher told us,
"Just by staying unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations" ("Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference," June 26, 1999, Chicago - unofficial translation)
Many fellow disciples feel the urgency, and use the time and conditions wisely to clarify the truth in a timely manner. Some, however, have unstable mentalities, and are easily moved by the events in the world. Once they heard that Eutelsat was going to terminate NTDTV's signal, they quickly clarified the truth and talked to congresspersons and other officials. When they heard that Eutelsat extended the contract by two weeks under pressure and agreed to negotiate with NTDTV, they became very relaxed and stopped clarifying the truth any further. Soon after, they heard that Eutelsat was tempted by China's financial bribes, and tried to force the TV station accept harsh conditions or cut their signal. Those practitioners then again told others to continue their truth clarification.
This process exposed the fact that Falun Dafa practitioners outside of China were weak in their sharing and understanding of the Fa. Some of us were attached to results and worldly manifestations, and we are not mature enough as a whole body. We also are lacking in our righteous belief and righteous thoughts toward our Master and Dafa.
I hope that we are not becoming too relaxed. Only with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, will we each walk well the rest of our path.