Cherish the Environment Outside of China and the Opportunity to Cultivate
(Minghui.org) After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, the practitioners outside of China, under Master's guidance, initiated many truth-clarification projects.
Such projects include the Minghui website and other websites, a newspaper, and a television station. These media projects have played a crucial role in maintaining a cultivation environment for practitioners, saving sentient beings and alleviating some of the pressure on practitioners in China.
Despite interference by the CCP, these media projects have gradually gained a foothold in society and have gained the trust and appreciation of practitioners, mainstream society and government officials from around the world.
These projects were approved of and affirmed by Master.
During the development of these projects, practitioners outside of China have volunteered their time, effort, and limited financial resources to buy equipment and supplies for the projects.
The purpose of our projects has not been to make a profit, but to inform people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Some of these media groups have required huge expenditures, and the practitioners who have been working in these media over the years deserve an income. Therefore, good management is necessary to sustain the operations and to eventually offer market-level pay and benefits. We started from scratch and have encountered unimaginable difficulties.
As more practitioners have moved from China to the United States in recent years, some of them have helped in the media projects. However, driven by self-interest and reputation, some of the new arrivals demanded salary and benefits from the projects, and some of them even interfered with the projects if their demands were not met.
Some of those practitioners may have good bases for cultivation, but they are still too influenced by the Party culture in China that they lived under. Their judgment, thought processes and methods are the same as those of ordinary young people in China, and they have not realized their mistakes. It will take some time and effort on their part to change their thinking and behavior.
Master has cautioned us to not use practitioners who recently arrive from China in certain projects and in the media. We should give them time to get acquainted with normal human society and then consider using them. But some coordinators in the media projects have sought the help of such practitioners due to a lack of manpower. Consequently, there have been problems, and some projects were hindered. So why didn't these coordinators listen to Master?
In regards to the very few who have caused damage, their behavior has harmed projects approved by Master.
Compassionate Master has opened the door to everyone and has accepted anyone who wants to cultivate. Everyone still has the opportunity as long as Fa-rectification is not over. But if those who have damaged Dafa projects are not repentant, do not make up for the losses they have incurred, and are taking positions against Dafa, then they might forever lose their chances to cultivate.
“The Fa is merciful to all beings, but at the same time it's solemn and dignified.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival”)
I hope everyone can cherish the opportunity to cultivate and obtain salvation.