A Gift to Master, Hope for Sentient Beings
(Minghui.org) The Minghui editorial board published a notice in February, “Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2016.” When I first saw it, I felt that I should submit a paper. But I then recalled that my submissions in previous years were all rejected, so I gave up the idea. I reassured myself by thinking, “I can use the time I would have been writing the paper to clarify the truth. Wouldn't that be the same?”
I later read the notice twice. It states, “The 17th World Falun Dafa Day will come on May 13 this year. To celebrate and commemorate this important occasion, the Minghui Editorial Board hereby calls for submissions of all types that celebrate Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We hope that practitioners in nearly 100 countries, as well as others who are familiar with Falun Dafa, will contribute to this.”
That is right. Some non-practitioners will even submit papers. As a practitioner, I know deeply how great and benevolent Master is. How could I miss this precious opportunity to validate the Fa and save people?
Although I haven't started writing my Falun Dafa Day submission, nor do I know what I will write about, I have already decided that I must get involved and I will definitely submit a paper. This is something we must do as practitioners. While the persecution continues, who will submit papers if we don't take the lead? It is our responsibility to support the Minghui website. The time for us to save people is limited, especially when the head of the evil is about to be brought to justice.
I looked inward for the reasons why my previous submissions were rejected. The main reason is that I didn't follow the editorial office's requirements. My tone was too impassioned, and my writing reads like I was talking to myself. The content of my papers was not easy for non-practitioners to understand. I didn't consider whether readers would be able to accept what I shared. Moreover, I tried to put a lot of things into one paper, so there was no main theme and the papers seemed chaotic.
My current understanding is that we don't have to say a lot of things in one paper. We can write a good paper even if we just start with one thing or one aspect of our cultivation. The key point is that we must consider sentient beings. Our starting point is to save them. What Master wants is our heart for cultivation and saving people. If our starting point is correct, Master will give us wisdom to write the papers.
It is not up to us whether our paper will be published. Even if it is rejected, writing a paper and submitting it is still an opportunity for us to improve in cultivation. What we do is not done for show. Numerous divine beings and sentient beings in the universe are watching us. They will read our papers.
Let us demonstrate the beauty of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and help more people learn the truth so that they will benefit from Dafa. As World Falun Dafa Day 2016 approaches, let us prepare a gift for Master and give hope to sentient beings.