Upgrading While Editing Persecution Cases for the Minghui Website
Greetings, Most Respected Revered Master!
Greetings, Fellow Practitioners!
The Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In the Fa-rectification period, it has been shouldering the special mission to clarify the truth by exposing the persecution of Falun Gong, and as such plays a huge role in saving sentient beings. The Minghui website is the main channel used for reporting the true situation about the persecution of practitioners in China. We use it for publishing Master's new lectures and reports about practitioners' worldwide activities in a timely manner. It also provides a useful vehicle for practitioners worldwide to share their cultivation experiences and to help each other advance in levels together in this last stage of the Fa-rectification period.
I have being practicing Falun Dafa for over nine years, during which time the Minghui website has played an important role throughout my cultivation path. In the last three years, I am most fortunate to have been able to participate in editing articles about persecution cases published on the Minghui website. I am very happy to have this opportunity to share with fellow practitioners my experiences as an editor for the Minghui website.
Exposing the Evil with Righteous Thoughts
"Exposing the wicked policemen and bad persons and publicizing their evil deeds is extremely effective at shocking and restraining those irrational, wicked people. At the same time, by clarifying the facts to the people on a local level it most directly exposes, and generates public awareness of, the wicked persecution. It is also a great way to save the people who have been poisoned and deceived by the lies." (Master's Comment on a Student's Article)
Master pointed out the importance of exposing the evil. At present, the project I am responsible for is mainly to review and organize the Minghui articles to expose the wicked people that are responsible for the persecution. I compile the methods they use to persecute practitioners and put their names on Minghui's list of evil people. I also select persecution articles and put them in the Minghui Information Library. This persecution information plays an important role in truth clarification, exposing and frightening the evil and validating the almighty Dafa's powers. Therefore, I require myself to constantly maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and to be responsible in every step of editing these persecution articles.
Compassionate Hint Emphases the Importance of a Sincere Heart
At the beginning of my training as an editor, in order to get familiar with certain essentials, I spent quite some time practicing all the editing skills and related techniques. After I finished the first project with extreme carefulness, I had a dream in which I clearly saw that I was like a kid trying to piece together a puzzle of a small tree. As soon as I completed it by putting on the final leaf, suddenly the small tree turned into a big one of 17 meters tall (about the height of a 5-story building), and it moved to a distant place; In a twinkling of an eye, it became another 35 meters high (about the height of a 10-story building), and moved even farther away. The dream hinted to me that in order to do well in whatever task is at hand, including editing, to validate the Fa, the most important thing is to hold a sincere heart to be responsible for the Fa.
From the perspective of the Fa, each practitioner's cultivation path is different than others and each has his or her particular work for the Fa. There is no way to copy and to learn from a model. All projects are significant in validating the Fa. There is no difference in their importance. If all Dafa disciples really understand the projects they are involved in from the standpoint of the Fa, it is clear that they are all focused on saving sentient beings. When the heart of each practitioner is melted into the Fa and each practitioner definitely holds responsibility for the Fa, the exhibition in other dimensions must be grand and spectacular.
Upgrading Xinxing and Enlightening to Compassion
I started to cultivate Falun Dafa in March 2000. At that time Dafa disciples had already started to experience the cruel persecution by the wicked Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Due to my shallow understanding of the Fa, every day when I opened the Minghui website, what I hurriedly wanted to read was those articles in the "Practitioners Exchanging Insights and Experiences" section. Concerning the section, "Accounts of Persecution," I just randomly opened up a few articles to roughly take a look. I was not seriously moved by the articles exposing the brutal means the evil used to persecute Dafa disciples, and just understood Dafa disciples' innocence and the fierce and cruel extent of the wicked persecution. It was only when I became an editor, in order to expose the cruel tortures and thoroughly make clear the whole facts of the persecution, that I deeply studied those articles.
Most of the authors of the persecution articles on the Minghui website are fellow practitioners writing as a third party, who report other practitioners' stories or words. Only a few authors actually experienced the persecution themselves. Owing to differences in maturity, cultivation levels and educational levels among those authors, their train of thought and logic are also different. At first when I read those articles, based on my level, I could sense that the accounts were mingled with varying levels of sentimental expression, especially in those longer articles. I often thought that they validated themselves more than the Fa. So when editing them, I sometimes worried that I could not catch the main points to some extent. It wasn't until a period of time passed that I realized that when I studied the Fa well, my editing work processed smoothly. As my studying the Fa deepened and my Xinxing upgraded, I gradually realized that each article that exposes the facts of the persecution is based on the most righteous and strongest thought of our fellow practitioners, who contributed their best efforts to expose the persecution, to shock and disintegrate the evil and to stop the persecution. Meanwhile, I also understand that behind each article exposing the persecution there is vast compassion.
Study the Fa with a Tranquil Mind and Upgrade Our Level
In Teacher's recent greetings on May 17, 2009, Teacher said,
"Walk the last steps of your path well and with determination, study the Fa well, and, with a foundation laid by your having cultivated well, your righteous thoughts will naturally grow stronger and you will surely do well with what Dafa disciples are supposed to do. "
From these words of Teacher's, I deeply enlightened to one point: All righteous thoughts and actions in the process of our cultivation come from the Fa. If we want to do well with the Dafa projects that we are responsible for, we must have a solid foundation of Fa study. I also enlightened to the understanding that only when we study the Fa with a tranquil mind can we be genuinely dissolved into the Fa and assimilated to the characteristics of the universe. Only with a true heart and a mighty, righteous mind can we produce articles about persecution cases with penetrating power, shocking and disintegrating the evil.
On my path of working as an editor, when I realized that I myself was the king or lord of a small universe, I could feel that everything in my universe, from the most macrocosmic to the most microcosmic, is assimilating to this Great Law of the Universe. As I study the Fa further, my xinxing standard is upgrading, and my level natuarally improves. I can feel how precious and serious Dafa is. Then I can natuarally grasp the main points while editing the article. The wording of the article can make the readers feel as if they are actually there. Maybe due to the improvement of my cultivation level, I can clearly feel that the articles that I edit about the persecution carry more energy and have more power of saving sentient beings than before.
True Cultivation is the Guarantee of Reaching a Cultivator's Standard
In order to coordinate well during the process of validating the Fa, we have maintained the routine of experience sharing, group Fa study and weekly reports since we set up the editing team five years ago. Additionally, we share with each other our editing skills and experiences. Through group sharing and group Fa study, we have felt that our editing skills have increased a lot. However, as some members in the group were doing several other Dafa projects, or due to other reasons, unfortunately not all of them could participate in group sharing online. I also found that if any team member didn't take the opportunity of sharing with the group and improving with fellow practitioners as one body, his editing level would not reach the editorial standard, and then gradually he would be left behind due to xinxing tests, to the extent that he could not catch up with the process of validating the Fa. Today, our team members have gradually matured and have learned how to cherish such a good cultivation opportunity. The enormous current of Fa-rectification is pushing forward quickly and forcefully. Every practitioner is validating the Fa, saving sentient beings and clarifying the truth by bringing his own abilities into play and making use of his strengths in ordinary society.
In this current period, time and human resources are very precious because we have so many projects to do while validating the Fa. Some practitioners are very capable. One practitioner is doing the work of ten people, or even one hundred people. Many practitioners have their wisdom opened through Dafa. Though they many not be doing work in their main field of expertise, Dafa shows them unbelievable mighty power.
I have enlightened to one point: it's highly commendable if some practitioners with more capabilities can shoulder several projects at once. However, some practitioners have also enlightened to the point that we should utilize the professional skills we have in everyday society as much as possible, master those skills and apply them to the relevant projects in Fa validation, and with righteous thoughts persist in doing well those project that we are responsible for. We should not be influenced by external elements or parrot others' words or actions. If we can truly do as above, we will reach the key standard of an individual cultivator. This key standard is also the guarantee that Dafa practitioners as a whole can reach the standard of cultivators.
Readers' Feedback Shows that Evil Persons Are Frightened by the Power of the Minghui Website
Three groups of people, including Dafa practitioners, ordinary people, and the evil, are reading the persecution cases and the list of evil persons. The reporting structure consists of different categories, including province, region, the evil people's work unit, persecution type, etc. Some fellow practitioners often cite different categories for clarifying the truth or targeting positions while sending forth righteous thoughts. Some fellow practitioners from China have given feedback by saying, "We are using the Information Library a lot because the categories are edited in detail, which is easy to search. For instance, the column in the Information Library, Rescuing Falun Dafa Practitioners, is edited by region and unit; the column about persecution cases is edited by region. Both practitioners and non-practitioners are reading and using these materials."
Some people with a predestined relationship with Dafa may learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong through the Minghui Library. The persecutors are afraid of being added to the list of evil people. When we edit this list, we collect the relevant persecution news published on the Minghui website, then we categorize all the evil doings by responsible units. That would include the crimes of a particular person in a labor camp, prison, police bureau, police station or 610 Office. For example, when a director of a labor camp is exposed, what he has done while persecuting Dafa practitioners and the relevant information, including time, location, type of persecution and persecution process are all listed and exposed to the public. We have found that what the persecutors are most afraid of is being added to the list of evil people. Once, a fellow practitioner from China sent us some feedback, saying that when the director of a responsible unit found he had been added to the list of evil people, he was so afraid that he found our fellow practitioners and explained that though he was the leader of the unit, he had never persecuted Dafa practitioners according to the orders from the central government. After Dafa practitioners verified the truth and sent us the feedback, we deleted his name from the list. Some people were awakened after practitioners clarified the truth to them. In such cases, practitioners noted in the article that this person has learned the truth and changed his or her ways. Obviously, at this last critical moment, this person has made a new choice for his future.
The above is my personal cultivation experience at my level while participating in editing the persecution cases for the Minghui Library. If you find any shortcomings, please point it out with compassion.
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!