Saving People with Different Dafa Projects
(Clearwisdom.net) In September 2005, I participated as a dancer in Hamburg's Parade of Cultures. I was able to stay overnight with a practitioner who works for a Dafa website. She told me that she still needed a polisher and that she had wanted to ask me since the previous year. I was interested. I was surprised and had some doubts whether I was the right person to do this job. I bought my first computer in 2005 and I had to first become familiar with it. I had a real distaste for the computer.
The practitioner told me how much she cared about the website and I could relate to this because I felt the same way about the dance team. However, at the time I wasn't able to recognize that the website would soon play an important role in my life.
Participating in the dance team during parades and at the Paris Gala in 2005 was important to me and provided me with an opportunity to do better in this area and to use my talents to save sentient beings. Even now, I still participate in various events in order to display the beauty of Dafa.
Whenever we dance, we receive a lot of applause and many people comment that we look beautiful, etc. We attract much less attention when we sit quietly at home in front of our computer monitors, correcting articles, because nobody knows about it. Yet, it remains a constant job and is a very important part of truth clarification, because if no one edits articles, there will be none published the next day.
Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I worked in various flower shops for a while. Later, after graduating from high school, I worked many jobs, including as a waitress, a salesperson, a cleaning-lady, a receptionist, etc. In those days, I wasn't able to stick with any profession and I liked changing jobs because I was easily bored. I felt stressed whenever I had a job that was boring and monotonous. For a while, I worked as a theater actress which was very interesting. Whenever one play was finished, I had time to rest for quite a long time. After a few weeks, we did another play, etc. It was a pleasant time and I thought that it would be best if I did this type of work exclusively. Then I started at this website and was told that I would need to work every day, even on Saturdays and Sundays. I felt that this was an obstacle and didn't think that I could ever do it. However, I could tell how important the task was and wanted to try it. At first, I said that I could only polish one article per day. I had to spend several hours on each one because my thoughts drifted and thought karma was trying to interfere, not letting me understand them correctly. This continued for several months, and every evening it was torturous for me to sit at the computer trying to do this kind of work. At times, I thought of it like a regular job, like the kind I had previously.
In December 2005, I was practicing with the dance group in Berlin for the Paris Gala and I stayed overnight with another practitioner. I had brought my computer and Internet cable because I had polishing to do after the rehearsals. After the rehearsals, I was often tired, and I hadn't studied the Fa enough or practiced the exercises. Yet, I knew that there were others working on the website who were also doing many other things, so I pulled myself together and sat down in front of my computer. There were also many other weekends that I traveled with my computer and my Internet cable, and did my polishing.
In the summer of 2006, I was staying with another practitioner for a while and I felt that the pressure was so much that I started to cry. I had just completed training for a new job that had lasted several weeks. I had also moved and started to work in a new place and I thought that I couldn't do everything at once, especially the polishing. After I calmed down a bit, I suddenly saw the whole process of my cultivation and what I had already been through. I was very touched because I had done this work for almost an entire year already, every day without a break, while also doing my other jobs. I suddenly understood what a wonderful opportunity Master had given me. I had been given a task that I never thought I could complete using a piece of equipment I didn't like. I realized that I had made it and understood that we can do anything. Master said,
"When I practiced cultivation in the past, many great masters told me these words, and they said: "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." In fact, that is how it is. Why don't you give it a try when you return home. When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!" (Zhuan Falun, Lecture 9, 2000 edition)
This year, when we were at an event in Leipzig, I saw another practitioner looking for something in our booth. I stood watching her for a few seconds. Suddenly, I spotted our web address printed on her rain jacket‚, and stared at it for a while. I was somehow touched and felt the karmic relationship I have with this website. I felt something like pride because I am contributing to its success through my polishing. Then I started thinking about the many things I could be doing better and the things I needed to do that I hadn't done yet.
The job of the dance team is done after a few days. It is very good if we can reach many people during those few days. What I want to say, though, is that ongoing Dafa work is very important for saving sentient beings. Every day, when people read our websites - and there may be millions of them - we are explaining the true situation of Dafa to them. There is a proverb that says: "Steadily falling drops will hollow a rock!" For this reason, I think our websites are essential. I came to understand this only during the last year.
I believe that everything we do, including dancing, playing the waist drums, playing an instrument, writing an article, taking pictures, drawing, or correcting articles is meant to save sentient beings, and to validate Dafa. Everything is important and nothing should be neglected.
While I was writing this report, I realized that Master has given us many opportunities to shed our attachments and to save sentient beings. To me, this means that the persecution in its present form should not be allowed to exist any longer. It shouldn't have happened in the first place and we really should have denied it as a single body. I have clearly realized this from experience sharing articles by various practitioners that appeared on the Minghui/Clearwisdom websites during the past few months.
I wish to thank Master from the bottom of my heart for everything He has done for sentient beings!