Realizing the Importance of the Whole Body
(Clearwisdom.net) December 5, 2009, was the 82nd birthday of the King of Thailand. By invitation, the Falun Dafa Divine Land Marching Band appeared in Bangkok for the first time. We participated in a parade celebrating the King's birthday.
During the parade several Thai women in their thirties waved to us with great enthusiasm and shouted over and over, "Falun Dafa is good!" I saw that one woman had tears in her eyes as she shouted.
Although this was just one face, actually, many sentient beings who attended the parade were moved and saved. Far more than this, within the field of such strong and sacred power, all of us practitioners were also quite moved. It was my first experience taking part in such a large group activity. I was excited and felt that I had progressed in my cultivation. Before this, I had attended some group activities, but I had never before so clearly realized the importance of the whole one-body.
While validating the Fa, some practitioners were in charge of coordinating, as if they were a gigantic brain playing the central role. Others ran to the front or the end of the procession to serve the whole body, like two gigantic legs supporting the whole body as it moved forward. The practitioners who played different musical instruments were like the hands of a Buddha with a thousand hands, each holding a different Fa implement.
Within the Fa, such an ordered arrangement naturally formed a sacred body. How sacred this one-body was in the universe, I don't dare to say, but today I understand that no matter how well each practitioner cultivates, no one can play the same role as the one whole body.
The whole body formed by Dafa disciples will reach an ultimate level, beyond each Dafa disciple's level. The coordination among Dafa disciples to form a whole body is the most important part of each disciple's cultivation path.
This is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out whatever is improper.
December 8, 2009