Submitting Articles for the World Falun Dafa Day Celebration Helps Me Understand “One Body”
(Minghui.org) Excerpt: I spent two nights reading all published articles for World Falun Dafa Day. One article came across as familiar. As the article unfolded, I was in tears: it was my submission. Another layer of meaning about how Dafa practitioners are one body was revealed to me. In the article, I saw Master's immense grace and fellow practitioners' giving. I realized that I am who I am because of Master and the one body of Dafa practitioners. The ordinary sense of “me” doesn't even exist. How can a drop of water survive without the sea?
Every announcement or call for submissions by the Minghui editors is an opportunity for Dafa practitioners to elevate as a group. It is also an important moment in history to assist the Fa-rectification and eliminate the evil.
Whether it is the article submissions for World Falun Dafa Day celebrations or the China Fahui on Minghui.org, it is a sacred opportunity for Dafa practitioners to establish mighty virtue, spread the righteous Fa, and save sentient beings. It's no trivial matter. All Dafa practitioners should cherish the opportunities and not miss these important moments.
The process of writing and submitting an article is in itself a process of relinquishing attachments and rectifying ourselves with the Fa.
I submitted an article in 2011 for the World Falun Dafa Day celebration after my local coordinator reminded me. I finally had some time at the end o May 2011 to read some published articles under that theme. I didn't plan to read all of them.
The first article I clicked on recalled the experience of attending four of Master's in-person lectures. I have not attended such lectures and have never seen Master, either, and this article immersed me in the joy of connecting with the precious predestined relationship with Master and the Fa.
I also read “ Looking Back on Unforgettable Happy Times – When I Learned Falun Gong in China .” I was so moved by the practitioner's sharing that I decided to read all of the articles under the theme of World Falun Dafa Day celebration.
I spent two nights and read all the published articles for World Falun Dafa Day. One article came across as familiar. As the article unfolded, I was in tears: it was my submission.
Another layer of meaning about how Dafa practitioners are one body was revealed to me. In the article, I saw Master's immense grace and fellow practitioners' giving. I realized that I am who I am because of Master and the one body of Dafa practitioners. The ordinary sense of “me” doesn't even exist. How can a drop of water survive without the sea?
I saw later that my article was published in truth-clarification brochures, the Minghui Weekly and truth-clarification SMS messages. I realized that our materials are partial reflections of Dafa practitioners' one body at a certain time. They are witnesses of Dafa practitioners' saving sentient beings. We are all part of it.
I also realized the significance of submitting articles for the World Falun Dafa Day celebration. I made up my mind that I would submit an article again the next year.
In 2012, when the call for submissions came out. I read the requirements and formed thoughts for my article. During the process, Master helped me regain the feeling of having just started cultivation. I was able to identify my shortcomings and become more diligent and catch up with the progress of the Fa-rectification.
One day a fellow practitioner asked me: “Are you 'so-and-so'?” My pen name was pronounced the same as my real name, but the characters were different. She said: “I have seen your article. It is so good and pure! Just like sacred water.”
I thought: “Yes, sacred water. It's sacred water that can eliminate the evil and save sentient beings!” In fact, Master has created everything and paved the road for us. We simply do the work in the human world.
I'm sharing my experience to remind fellow practitioners to seize every opportunity and not to be blocked by human attachments. It's not that we don't have anything to write about or we cannot write well. We have so much to write about; Master has sacrificed so much for us!
As long as we calm our minds, think of what Master has done for us and what is expected of us as cultivators, we can write good articles for the sake of saving sentient beings and fulfilling our mission.
Articles celebrating World Falun Dafa Day also provide more opportunities for sentient beings to position themselves well. So we have to do even better.
The above is my understanding at my current cultivation level. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.