Sublimation of Life in the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) I would like to share my cultivation experiences with you today.
Cultivation Is the Only Way Home
In October 2001, a very special parade passed by my house and drew my attention. Everyone in the parade held an SOS poster board, and I knew that this was about Falun Dafa. I remembered that my husband mentioned before that he wanted to practice Dafa, so I said to him, "Don't you want to learn Falun Dafa? They are right outside." My husband ran out and talked to someone in the parade. A practitioner told him that there would be a nine-day lecture in two days.
That's how my husband started practicing. After that, he made every effort to encourage my mother-in-law and me to study the Fa. Maybe it was predestined, because eight months later I attained the Fa as well.
Since attaining the Fa, not only have I been upgraded and enlightened both physically and spiritually, but I also understand the critical mission of salvation.
In order to fulfill my mission to save sentient beings, I started to learn how to use a computer and participated in the Internet truth clarification group. Although I had no prior computer knowledge or background, I am now able to edit informational materials about Falun Gong and produce e-books and videos. I am really grateful for those disciples who taught me information technology skills.
I use the Internet as a tool for truth-clarification. Therefore, whenever new computer technology is released, I learn how to use it and also teach fellow practitioners so we can all work together as one.
I know with certainty that every time my skills improve, it was because my xinxing was upgraded. I deeply believe that everything I do contains elements of my cultivation. Once I read all of Zhuan Falun in one day, and the result was excellent. I could really sense that all my cells and even smaller and smaller particles were comprised of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The Buddha-light Illuminates Everywhere and Rectifies All My Family
My mother-in-law had a serious car accident two years ago. She could hardly move or take care of herself during that time. We told her we would respect her decision whether or not to go to the hospital. She endured and decided not to go to the hospital. My husband read the Fa to her everyday and played Master's lectures to her, since we all knew only Master could save her.
During that time, I took care of her. One day, she told me, "Thank you so much for your great assistance. I really appreciate what you have done for me." I replied, "We are all disciples of Master. We just follow what Master teaches us. No need to say thank-you. You should regard this trouble as a good chance to upgrade yourself since you will eliminate your karma soon." In recent years, my elder sisters have encountered difficulties from time to time. However, I always comfort them and give them support when needed. My family can easily feel my compassion and wisdom as a Dafa practitioner.
My eldest brother, who is not a practitioner, put a huge "Falun Dafa Is Good" poster board on the wall of his four-story building. It is so outstanding that it can be easily seen by anyone passing by. My two sisters attained the Fa afterwards.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Awakens So Many Lost Lives
The Shen Yun show is so important for the salvation of sentient beings that I actively take part in promoting the show and ticket selling.
Regarding ticket sales, we only sold six tickets to our Industry Amity Association in 2008. We looked inward and knew clearly that we did not do well. This year we wrote a letter listing "Reasons why you should see Shen Yun Performing Arts" to all the association members on the last days of the show in Taipei this year. This was one way to sell tickets for the 2009 Shen Yun Show.
I became the chairman of the Amity Association this year and knew it was not a coincidence. After the schedule for the upcoming Shen Yun show was confirmed, I planned how to introduce it to all the Amity Association members. First, in the hand-over ceremony honoring the previous chair and welcoming the new one, I played a Shen Yun trailer video. Then I informed all the members that there would be a media interview with us after the show and it will be published on the website. They were all very impressed and looked forward to the Shen Yun show.
Then we wrote invitation letters to every consultant and director-general. The wife of one director-general called me and wanted to book ten NT$2,500 (New Taiwan dollar) tickets. I told her that all those tickets were sold out and suggested she buy NT$3,000 seats instead. She hesitated and said she would think about it and hung up. I told my husband about it, and he suggested we could still try to find NT$2,500 tickets for her. Finally we found some for her and she was very happy.
During the Chinese New Year gathering, a director-general used ten Shen Yun show tickets for prize drawings. The host also talked about Shen Yun during the prize drawings.
We also wrote an invitation to the board chairman of a listed company. He bought 10 high-end tickets and went with his family and friends. During the show, almost 150 people from our association were there, and all of them enjoyed the performance very much. A few days after the show, the board chairman sent me a box of fruit in gratitude.
Afterwards, we delivered copies of The Epoch Times newspaper with the article about our association to everyone who attended the show. Then someone asked, "What is Udumbara?" and "Why do Falun Dafa disciples do truth-clarification?"
Master carefully arranges our cultivation path. Now I understand why I needed to learn editing skills. I combined the articles, photos, and interview video from the Shen Yun show with Falun Gong truth-clarification materials to show to all the association members. While the video was played, my husband sent forth righteous thoughts, and everyone paid particular attention. When the film ended, every participant appreciated the video very much and appeared very grateful.
A Dafa disciple must help awaken the people he or she may meet. Otherwise, this human being will say in the Fa-Rectification of the human world, "Why didn't the Dafa disciple next to me tell me the facts?"
Therefore, we should save more people. However, it seems that some practitioners have forgotten they are Falun Dafa disciples. We are all saved by Master and we have waited for this moment for tens of thousands of years. Don't forget our pre-historic appointments with Master.
Despite the mistakes and hard lessons, Master always encourages me in my cultivation practice. Dafa made me aware that we must regard ourselves as cultivators at all times in this materialistic world. We must conduct ourselves and measure everything with Dafa's standards. Master has said,
"I hope that all of you will treat yourselves as practitioners in future cultivation practice and truly continue your cultivation practice. I hope that both veteran and new practitioners will be able to practice cultivation in Dafa and succeed in it. I hope that after going home everyone will make the best use of his or her time for genuine cultivation practice." (Zhuan Falun)
The above covers my cultivation practice over the past seven years. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.