Promoting NTDTV from the Perspective of Offering People Salvation
(Clearwisdom.net) After studying Master's lecture "Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting" (June 6, 2009), I have gained a deeper understanding on the significance, basis, and ways of promoting New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV).
"The energy emitted by NTDTV is very strong and the television sets tuned in to it receive powerful energy, which dismantles the evil's factors." ("Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting")
I recalled a relative of mine who did not have the right attitude towards Dafa. He often interfered with his family members who are Dafa practitioners and even resorted to force physically abusing them. Several years ago, his family members installed a satellite dish to receive NTDTV broadcasts. After watching NTDTV programs, he has changed tremendously and he now has righteous views on his family members' cultivation. Since NTDTV broadcasts to China were interrupted (by Eutelsat, a French-based satellite provider, which breached the contract and halted the broadcasting), he often asks when the broadcasting will resume.
The basis of NTDTV is for the salvation of sentient beings. Master has pointed out many times that NTDTV news broadcasts, reporting, competitions, and so on are all for the salvation of sentient beings. So we should also base the promotion of NTDTV on the salvation of sentient beings. Master said,
"...only after you have done well will the things in this world change. How can you do well? How can you coordinate well? How can you play the roles? These all depend on you, yourselves. You may ask if we have something magical and if we can use some magical means. It looks like that what is left for you to follow is a most righteous path albeit it is very narrow. It will be very difficult to follow if your mindset is not right or if there is something wrong with your ways of doing things. This path is very narrow and may appear to be unfeasible, but it is feasible."
"All practitioners have been using NTDTV's reporting to offer people salvation."
("Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting")
Before the broadcasts to China were interrupted, I remembered that some practitioners I knew had some incorrect understandings, for example, "it is too expensive; it does not have many channels; it is difficult to promote." They did not even mention NTDTV during their truth-clarification. So we have already been unconsciously controlled by our own post-natal notions! Let's recall that when we initially clarified the facts of the persecution to people or when we had initially promoted the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, we also had fears and worries, as well as other human notions. However, we were able to eventually let go of these human notions and make a breakthrough that has allowed our paths to become broader. So why can't we take one more step forward and break through the interference from our human notions in promoting NTDTV?
In the Fa lecture, Master has clearly told us that we need to promote NTDTV and clarify the facts well. As long as we have correctly positioned ourselves, our promotion of the NTDTV will become easier. This narrow path of ours will also become wider and wider. Master said,
"Everyone would watch this TV station and find it just outstanding, a remarkable venture, if it weren't for the fact that they were deceived by the evil early on. Though it is right before their eyes, many people can't see how great the station is at this time as a result of interference and evil factors that are controlling them." ("Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting")
So while we promote NTDTV, for those who still do not know NTDTV clearly, we should first clarify the facts to them. For those who are difficult to convince, we can send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the factors that interfere with their salvation and show them some NTDTV's truth-clarification programs. During the promotion process, we should always maintain a compassionate mindset and do not get attached to how long it will take. We should grasp tightly to the basis of saving sentient beings. In this way, our promotional effects will turn for the better.
August 19, 2009