Cultivation Experiences while Promoting Divine Performing Arts Shows
(Clearwisdom.net) In recent lectures, Master has told us that the most important thing currently is to save sentient beings. As Master had repeatedly mentioned, many people have forgotten the true purpose for being a human being, and what they have been waiting for. Many people are lost in delusion, particularly so because the CCP's evil specter undermines human morals and prevents people from understanding the truth of the universe.
My two experiences of selling tickets to the Divine Performing Arts shows in New York have made me understand Master's painstaking effort in Fa-rectification and the urgency of offering sentient beings salvation. My righteous thoughts became stronger as well. After my return to Taiwan, I met many predestined people when I sold tickets for another two weeks. This success happened mainly because the practitioners worked well together. Almost all elementary schools principals we visited bought tickets. Selling these tickets has been a miraculous experience. It is as if Master knows disciples' eagerness to offer sentient beings salvation.
Once, we missed lunch, so we headed to another town and found a restaurant. Two sisters in the restaurant suddenly started crying for no apparent reason when they saw the show poster with the celestial maidens. They were so excited. Right away they said that six people would be going to see the show. On the day of the show, eight people showed up instead of six. Two practitioners gave up their tickets to them.
"I still want to wait for some time, see what they are like when the more microscopic matter that damages mankind has been cleaned up, and then make a decision. After all, they did come to obtain the Fa." ("A Dialogue with Time" in Essentials for Further Advancement)
I remember a practitioner from New York once tearfully sharing her experiences. She mentioned having faced all kinds of difficulties in the streets of New York while distributing flyers. She was frustrated with people's indifference. Suddenly, the words "Benevolent Salvation" appeared before her mind's eye. She immediately realized Master's benevolent effort to save sentient beings! Master keeps reminding practitioners to get rid of the human notions when selling tickets and distributing flyers - this is not merely doing things [for the sake of doing something]. This is to offer sentient beings salvation!
I realized that selling tickets is an opportunity to connect with the predestined people. In fact, Master has arranged everything. It is just for Dafa practitioners to execute it. Let me relate two examples of selling tickets in New York.
We faced great challenges and found that people at the Taiwan Center Foundation of New York harbored deep misunderstandings when we went there to sell tickets.
"If you want a being to clearly understand this point, you should go and clarify the truth to him. It is a master key, the key that can unlock that thing all beings have had sealed off for a long time and been awaiting for ages." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference")
We kept in mind what Master taught us, clarified the truth to them and eventually changed their notions. After having seen the show, they said they would come back to see it next year. We were so happy to hear that. It turned out that everything had been arranged well in advance. There were two key people. A relative of the New York Chinese Senator is my student's relative and he knows my husband's brother. They came from the same hometown. Once they understood the content of Divine Performing Arts' shows, everything became clear to them. When everyone else refused or even defamed Dafa, their compassionate actions gave their Taiwan friends an opportunity to be offered salvation.
While fulfilling this task, I have developed a further understanding for the purpose of the Divine Performing Arts' shows around the world.