Sharing Understandings about Divine Performing Arts Events with Fellow Disciples Everywhere
(Clearwisdom.net) Fellow disciples in New York, you have been working hard!
There has never been a moment of leisure on our cultivation paths assisting Master in Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings because we are facing the most degenerated and evil substances in the cosmos, and the sentient beings we want to save are in a world full of sin and venom.
New York is the main battle field of righteous and evil, where Master has arranged the stage for the big play. It should be carefully watched and disciples worldwide should be involved. Selfishness remains in our realms, so we neglect to dissolve the evil elements interfering with the Divine Performing Arts events and neglect to thoroughly share how to ensure the success of the first show of the Holiday Wonders and the following New Year Splendor. We have failed to enlighten as one body that this is a matter of disciples globally, especially practitioners in the United States, and some have thought it was only the responsibility of New York practitioners.
Currently, the situation is rather serious in New York, no matter what kinds of ticket selling strategies New York disciples use. Problems in the New York Metropolitan Area and other regions are the problems of our global body! Some of us focus on local events only, and some think that since there is no local Divine Performing Arts event, it is not related to one's cultivation. Isn't this a manifestation of "selfness," and "selfish notions?"
Combined with the Holiday Wonders (December 18-26, 2007) and the New Year Splendor (January 30-February 9, 2008), more than 120,000 sentient beings will be saved as an audience. It is not limited to 120,000 beings, for all those whom sincerely accepted our flyers, co-sponsored us, praised us, and helped spread the news have obtained a bright future! This huge operation is too heavy for us to rely on New York disciples alone. It is obvious that disciples around the world need to join in on the effort. This is testing if our xinxing can reach the standard.
In order to save sentient beings, practitioners need to join the battle to eliminate the evil in New York and realize that the Fa-rectification situation in New York is the key. Why are we failing to place ourselves in such a huge operation? We are one body, and we need to assist fellow disciples in New York to fulfill this huge task. The New York disciples' matters (as well as other regions' matters) are our own matters, right? This lack of cooperation is a gap in the global disciples' cultivation states.
Master taught us in "Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,"
"I also want to tell you that your nature in the past was actually based on egotism and selfishness. From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. So from now on, whatever you do or whatever you say, you must consider others--or even future generations--along with Dafa's eternal stability." (Essentials for Further Advancement)
In fact, when we only think about doing our "own tasks," we form a block, which decreases our mighty power as one body. Only the power of our one body is indestructible! Facing the ticket sales issue, all disciples must take action to harmonize with what Master needs to save beings in the Fa-rectification. Then we will break through the bottleneck we have created for ourselves. The fundamental issue we need to resolve to solve the ticket problem is to upgrade ourselves. Pointing fingers at others and only sending forth righteous thoughts cannot help us reach our goal.
It is vital to study the Fa and share our understandings together, which is an internal purifying process for ourselves, and it is a process to eliminate the evil in our surroundings. At the same time, it can help us form an indestructible body by concentrating our energy together. Many disciples worldwide have already been sending forth righteous thoughts together with New York disciples at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 p.m. New York Time (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 a.m. Beijing Time). When disciples genuinely focus their minds on New York, miracles will occur. The disciples in the United States should shoulder the main responsibilities. The improvement of the situation of New York is closely related to the improvement of the situation in other regions.
We still have time, but time is tight. The more difficult things are, the stronger our righteous thoughts, the more solid our will, and the more difficult it is, the more it tests our faith in Master and Dafa, which shall not be moved! Our faith ensures that we will all be successful!
Master taught us in "Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,"
"But you should always remember one thing: no matter who is interfering, it's all temporary, all illusions, not the main body, and it's all just like air flowing through."
Although the old forces have cast a dark shadow on New York to interfere with Master's Fa-rectification and interfere with sentient beings being saved, these are all false images to interfere with those who lack righteous thoughts. It is nothing in front of Falun Dafa practitioners with righteous thoughts and righteous actions!
Master can destroy any evils with a wave of his hand, but he wants to save the honor for his disciples. Master's profound mercy shaking heaven and earth. We cannot let this slip as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples.
What we want is every show sold out. Let us do what we are supposed to do. Go to New York, send forth condensed righteous thoughts, send e-mails, make phone calls to tell friends and family about the shows, share the tasks with New York disciples, pay attention to the New York situation, help with communicating, etc. Any thoughts we have and actions we take involve our mind-sets for this huge battle to eliminate the evil in New York, and assists the New York shows. It is what Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples should do.
Any concerns or intentional arrangements of the audience numbers resulting from human attachments can cause unintentional interference, for we do not know what is going on behind the scenes. Master is saving more sentient beings and controlling everything. As disciples, we can only harmonized with what Master wants with our purest, most selfless minds, since that is the most benevolent compassion in the cosmos.
Above is my personal understandings, please point out anything inappropriate.
December 13, 2007