Saving Every Person We Encounter
(Minghui.org) First, I would like to respectfully thank our benevolent Master. I have the honor of cultivating Dafa and assisting Master in the Fa-rectification period.
I wish to share my experience and understanding on clarifying the truth in our daily life to people we encounter in different situations and places. Master has blessed me with the characteristic of being able to communicate with people easily. This has helped me greatly when it comes to starting a conversation with people and introducing Dafa to them. I always carry flyers with me in different languages, including English and Chinese.
I believe all of us come across many opportunities during the day to talk to people we encounter, but how many of us use these opportunities that Master has given us? We use different excuses not to talk to someone, such as, “How should I start? What should I say? What will he think of me? Will I look strange to him? I do not have any flyers with me,” and many other excuses.
Sometimes, we tend to judge the person based on their appearance, social status, mood, or things they say. But we know that these things cannot determine whether a person can be saved. Master has told us that everyone is here for Dafa and that we should not be selective in terms of saving people.
Master said in “What is a Dafa Disciple:”
“When someone is placed before you, there isn’t a choice—you’re wrong if you become selective in terms of saving people. As long as he is someone you run into, you should save him, regardless of his position or social status, or whether he be the president or a beggar. In the eyes of gods, beings are equal.”
Wherever I go, be it in a taxi, supermarket, clothing shop, or any other place, I try my best to give people a flyer and sometimes beautiful lotus flowers, which everyone loves. I do not look for a reason or excuse to start talking about Dafa. Most of the time I simply say, “I have a gift for you!” and then hand them a flyer and start explaining what Dafa is. If time allows, I would also tell them about the persecution.
We should look at our benevolent Master as our role model and have compassion towards all sentient beings.
Master said in “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference:”
“Some people may say, then, there are quite a few spies here as well. Yes! I am fully aware of that, but even that spy is here so that he can hear the Fa in this manner! It is also arranged by Gods! People’s jobs are not taken into account; spreading Dafa does not take into account people’s jobs, nor target any groups, it aims only at people’s hearts! No matter what you do, your thoughts are yours, your heart is yours, and the choice for the future is your own. All sentient beings are given the opportunity. What is mercy? What is saving sentient beings? In the Dharma-ending period there are people who will do the work of a spy; are they to be saved? He is a spy in this lifetime, but was a remarkable person in a previous lifetime, and his life before was that of a very great God!”
I have a feeling that when we don’t save people we come across, their main consciousness and true selves get upset and complain to us: “I have been coming back and forth to this world for so many years just for this moment and for this Dafa. But when it was the time for me to be saved, you simply ignored me! How could you?!”
We are here to assist Master in Fa-rectification and help him save as many sentient beings as possible. So how can we neglect this?
Master said in “Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference:”
“Everything here in human society was established for Fa-rectification, and all that exists today exists for the sake of my Dafa disciples validating the Fa. Remember: you are the stars of today's world, you are the lives that sentient beings are watching the most intently, and you are beings who are determining the future of every person in the human world! (Applause) So, saving all beings and cultivating yourselves well are of the utmost importance for you, the Dafa disciples. It's not done just for the Consummation of your own being--it is also about fulfilling the hopes that have been placed in you by sentient beings, by more beings!”
I really hope that I can be more diligent and fulfill my vows. My dear fellow practitioners, please use all the opportunities given to you by our revered Master and try to save every person you encounter.
Category: Clarifying the Truth