Purify Ourselves and Submit Articles that Are Effective for Saving People to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction
(Clearwisdom.net) After our group Fa study, we read “Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction” from Clearwisdom editors, and we recited Master's new article “The Ultimate Objective of Clarifying the Truth.” As for how to cooperate well to submit papers for commemorating the twentieth anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction, validating Dafa and saving people, we shared our understanding. I'm writing some of them down to share with everyone. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Don't Fear Hardship; Establish Our Standpoint Well
First, we shouldn't fear hardship and have thoughts such as “I don't know how to write articles” or “I don't have anything to write about.” When we let go of self and focus on how we can cooperate with the one body, we will be able to utilize the wisdom bestowed by the Fa. We believe that the articles are already there in other dimensions. Once we establish our standpoint well, human attachments and interference aren't able to block us.
Target Ordinary People's Issues
The purpose of article submissions is to validate the Fa and save people. In order to save people, we need to understand everyday people's issues and clarify the facts to resolve those issues.
Nowadays, many people think Dafa disciples are very kind. For example, some people say that they can trust their houses to Falun Gong practitioners because practitioners don't steal. Even guards in labor camps say: “Falun Gong practitioners are so kind!” However, many people, upon understanding the nobility of Dafa disciples, still don't acknowledge the truth of Dafa and don't agree to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Some people despise the evil CCP; however, they say “I'm living in a society ruled by the CCP. I have no other choice but to obey it.” Or they say: “Falun Gong practitioners are kind; however, I don't understand what they are living for if they don't pursue reputation, money or power.”
Through memorizing “The Ultimate Objective of Clarifying the Truth,” we see that a fundamental issue of everyday people is the atheism infused in them by the evil CCP. Therefore, many think they live in the “world of the CCP,” and forget that they live in the universe. They cannot see that there is a universal truth outside of the evil CCP culture, not to mention to know the compassion and solemnity of the Buddha Fa.
When we write articles, we should understand the issues of everyday people and target our writing at them in order to wake them up.
Eliminate Elements of Atheism
When I looked inward in light of Master's new article, I found that I had quite a few deeply-rooted and hard-to-find elements of atheism. For example, when a machine breaks down, is my first thought based on cultivation or on a technical issue? Do I believe in Dafa or technology? Do I always remember that Master's fashen is with me? During tribulations, am I full of hope and faith in the Fa, knowing that I am not alone? And can I demonstrate the solemnity that was depicted at the end of the program “The Choice” in Shen Yun?
Issues that are reflected when saving people manifest such that, when we clarify the truth to people, we rarely tell them that “Falun Gong is the Buddha Fa,” fearing that they won't understand. Now I have finally found that elements of atheism have been blocking me. If my faith in Falun Buddha Fa is not steadfast, how can I eliminate those mental hurdles?
After I memorized Master's new article, I realized that it was time to inform people of the fact that “Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa.” (“The Ultimate Objective of Clarifying the Truth”)
A fellow practitioner gave an example. Once a policeman visited him at his home. The practitioner told the policeman that Falun Gong practitioners were all good people with good health and morality. Upon hearing this, the policeman said coldly: “Well, the CCP has been quite tolerant of you. If it executes all of you, you cannot do anything, can you?”
At that moment, the practitioner's family members were watching TV. The TV channel was airing a program about sarira and Buddha's teeth. The fellow practitioner said to the policeman seriously: “Falun Gong is Buddha Fa cultivation. An evil party cannot do whatever it wants to. Falun Dafa is the truth of the universe. That's why I have persevered in my cultivation despite so many years of persecution. During the persecution, everyone is facing the choice as to whether he will acknowledge Falun Buddha Fa and obtain the protection of the Buddha Fa, or follow the deception of the evil CCP and be eliminated by heaven.”
The policeman was shocked. He didn't say anything but simply nodded. The practitioner told him to quit the CCP. He smiled and said he could do it on his own by using the Dynaweb software to break through the internet blockade. Before he left, he said he believed what the practitioner told him.
Pay Attention to the Effectiveness of Saving People
We suggest that when we write articles this time, let's focus on the effectiveness of saving people. First, we should purify ourselves, eliminate the poisonous elements of atheism and rationally inform people of the truth that Falun Gong is the Buddha Fa.
For example, when writing about Dafa disciples' kindness and nobility, illustrate further as to why they are like this. It may not be sufficient to simply write “I practice Falun Gong.” We also need to articulate what the difference is between our stories and everyday people's stories of kindness and righteousness.
Everyday people believe in science the most. We can tell people from the perspective of modern science that Dafa is a true science. The Buddha Fa is the highest-level science. We can use all different angles to express the same point, “Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa.” (“The Ultimate Objective of Clarifying the Truth”)
Of course, an article cannot resolve all issues. The key is that if we convey the aforementioned message with steadfast faith in the Falun Buddha Fa, rationality and wisdom, and form a tremendous field of righteous thoughts in the human world, the power of the Buddha Fa will manifest and eliminate the elements of atheism and allow more people to be saved.
We suggest that after group Fa study, practitioners can discuss together their experiences of validating Dafa and saving sentient beings. We can brainstorm together and take notes of our stories to attest to the power of Dafa, eliminate the lies of the evil CCP, clarify the truth and appreciate Master's compassionate salvation.