My Understanding of Clearwisdom's "Request for Submissions for World Falun Dafa Day"
(Clearwisdom.net) My understanding is that submitting articles for World Falun Dafa Day is to help people learn the truth about Falun Gong, so that they can be saved. Whether the readers learn the truth and can be saved depends on whether our articles contain enough compassion and righteousness, and whether or not their hearts will be touched by our articles. One's article is a manifestation of oneself. Isn't it also an opportunity to cultivate ourselves?
My understanding is that since the articles are for non-practitioners, the articles should be easy to understand and accept. In addition, they need to be truthful. Indeed, during the eighteen years since Dafa has been spread, the true stories and miracles that have taken place among practitioners are very touching. They should be convincing materials in order for people to learn what Falun Gong is, what kind of people practitioners are and the path they have been walking. For example, many practitioners initially started practicing Falun Gong because they wanted to have their illnesses cured. After practicing, their diseases, including many terminal illnesses, were indeed cured. Dafa saved their lives and asked nothing in return. Therefore, we need to tell people that Falun Dafa is good. Ancient people had a saying, "The graciousness of one drop of water should be paid back with a full well." This is the kind of reasoning people can accept. Dafa has given us so much. In addition, our improvement in xinxing after practicing Falun Gong has good influences on our family, society and our surrounding environment. These things can also be easily understood by everyone.
Although we have been clarifying this truth all along, perhaps our efforts have not been in enough depth and detail. During these years that the Chinese Communist Party has been persecuting Falun Gong, we have focused our efforts on exposing its viciousness in order to expose the persecution and disintegrate evil beings. We can put forth more effort into clarifying the truth from a positive side, while still exposing the evil. Many people, especially the younger generation born in the 90's, have been deceived by the vicious propaganda and lack a basic understanding of Falun Gong. They need to know the history and the current situation of Falun Gong. In addition, we can explain the facts from the perspective of technology, medicine, astronomy and prophecy.
Our language needs to be concise and interesting. The articles need to be truthful and rational. The discussion should be concise and should not exaggerate anything. The simpler and more truthful the articles are, the more convincing and effective they will be in saving sentient beings. We should write with compassion. Our articles are manifestations of our level and realm in cultivation.