My Understandings After Participating in May 13 Events in Hong Kong
(Minghui.org) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners.
I would like to share my experience and understanding with fellow practitioners, having participated in the World Falun Dafa Day activities in Hong Kong on May 13, 2018.
When we arrived at the venue for the rally at 7:00 a.m. on May 13, all the banners and audio equipment had already been set up by the local practitioners, who had worked overnight.
A pro-communist group, the Hong Kong Youth Care Association (YCA) set up a huge “Mourning Hall” next to us which blared offensive language attacking Falun Dafa and Master, along with funeral music. I felt terrible hearing this. But I avoided looking and listening to what they were doing and maintained a calm mind. I knew very well that Falun Dafa practitioners have no enemies. There is no point in engaging them. Only with these things in mind can we save more people.
At lunch, my wife got upset with me over something very trivial and I got defensive. I realized that it was wrong for me to do that so I apologized to her, but it was not well received. I soon forgot about it and participated in the parade.
After an hour-and-a-half into the parade, I felt very hungry and my legs felt very heavy. A voice was telling me, “You have no more energy. You cannot walk any further.” I immediately became alert. I have walked in 9-hour parades in the past and had no problems. What was going on? I knew it was not me. I realized that I had some unusual sensations, like some negative substance was pressing into my body, but it could not get very far as my energy blocked it. But it was surrounding me and making me very uncomfortable. It was also making me muddle-headed and causing me to have negative thoughts.
I kept reminding myself that my main consciousness must be strong, and I rejected the interference. At this point, a sentence by Master came to my mind:
“With a preoccupied human heart, crossing the ocean proves arduous” (“The Knowing Heart” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I thought that I must have so many human attachments that I was able to be interfered with. When I calmed down and looked inward, I remembered that earlier in the morning, I had been interviewed by a journalist. Although I was not prepared, I did a good job, and was very happy about that. Wasn't this an attachment to self-righteousness? Then I suddenly realized why my wife became upset with me. Master had used her to enlighten me. But unfortunately I didn't realize it.
Upon digging further I found that since I had been more diligent than before and had enlightened to higher Fa principles, I had developed zealotry, something I needed to eliminate.
After I found these notions, the substances that had been interfering with me disappeared. But my legs still felt very heavy. At that time, Master's words came to my mind:
“Why such slow and leisurely steps?”(“The Difficult Path to Godhood,” from Hong Yin II)
I thought to myself, “Master is waiting for us with the best thing at the finish line. Why are we dragging our feet?” As soon as I had this thought, my legs lightened up. I felt fine, even with a 15-kilogram (33 pound) drum on my back.
After I let go of these attachments, my steps felt much lighter, and I had a whole new perspective of the YCA's interference and the situation in Hong Kong. The kindness of Falun Dafa practitioners is a stark contrast to the evilness of the YCA members. Anyone with a rational mind can tell that Falun Dafa is righteous and the Communist Party is evil, and as soon as they feel that way, they are saved. This is a real life drama, similar to the ones played out in the Shen Yun show. The only difference is that the antagonists are played by the YCA members.
From another perspective, this is an easy exam arranged by Master for everyday people. As long as they have sound minds, people can tell that Falun Dafa is good and be saved in the process. For Falun Dafa practitioners, as long as we participate with pure hearts, without doing anything special, people, especially Chinese people, are saved. Practitioners also establish their mighty virtue through the process.
I now understand the purpose of practitioners coming to Hong Kong. This was arranged by Master for us to save the precious Chinese people. We are playing our roles in a real-life drama, and the YCA members are playing the villains. The purpose of going to Hong Kong is to harmonize what Master wants and play a leading role on this unique stage in history. Through these activities, we are also establishing our mighty virtue and harmonizing our paradises.
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