[Minghui Fa Conference] Inspired to Cultivate Steadfastly by Translating Minghui Experience Sharing Articles
(Minghui.org) Greetings, revered Master! Greetings, esteemed fellow practitioners!
Seldom a day goes by that I don’t read a good story on the Minghui website before I go to sleep. Most of the time they are experience sharing articles written by fellow practitioners from all around the world. These articles inspire me. They support and encourage me when I'm faced with tests and tribulations. By comparing my cultivation state with theirs, I can see where I have slacked off in my cultivation or haven't been so solid or have limited faith in Dafa. By reading these articles I'm able to see the gaps in my cultivation from those of other practitioners.
The articles from practitioners in China, who, despite the persecution, solidly continue to do the three things, have shown me how strong their faith and trust in Master Li and the Fa is. Then, when my heart is moved in the face of strong criticism while in challenging projects, I remember their experiences and how they, despite tribulations, continue to cultivate themselves steadfastly.
I then remember Master’s words:
“Study the Fa and gain the Fa,Focus on how you study and cultivate,Let each and every thing be measured against the Fa.Only then, with that, is it actually cultivation.”(“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)
It is a great honor and joy for me to translate experience sharing articles for Minghui. Since I'm also involved in other projects, I try to fulfill the requirements for Minghui as best as possible. Due to time constraints, I usually translate an article in stages. Later, when I read the text again, I notice that certain sentences are not so fluent, and a better sentence suddenly comes to mind.
Sometimes after I've done the exercises or read the Fa, I realize a more appropriate choice of words. By translating the articles from English into German, I'm deeply immersed in the content of the texts and gain more comprehensive insights. Once, I translated an article about envy. This allowed me to recognize the various facets of this attachment, and I realized that I also had this attachment. As soon as the deeply hidden envy appears, I recognize it and try to eliminate it with righteous thoughts.
Oftentimes, I give special, selected translated texts (for example, about sickness karma, the healing of illnesses, or how family members benefited from Falun Dafa) to my husband to read and correct. By doing this, I have noticed that he, as a non-practitioner recognizes more and more the beauty and purity of Falun Dafa. If he has pain somewhere, he says that he still has to eliminate karma and that he doesn’t have to see a doctor right away. He does the first four Falun Dafa exercises every day, even without me, and he feels well.
He also often reminds me when it's time to send forth righteous thoughts. When we have a discussion he points it out when I defend myself or do not listen carefully. Then he says, for example, “You did not say that with compassion. Master teaches you to treat others with kindness.” My husband is now 79 years old and still moves around like a 49-year-old. I thank our merciful master with all my heart.
I really appreciate learning the Fa together with other practitioners and the sharing afterward. Through our open and lively discussions, I sense compassion and I've learned a lot. The trust among us has consistently grown, and my heart has opened up even further.
The Minghui articles written by fellow practitioners in China touch me very deeply. I'm so thankful that I'm allowed to translate these precious cultivation experiences.
It is a special opportunity to be allowed to participate in Minghui. Minghui is a witness and a record of the great, global, sacred deeds of Falun Dafa practitioners. This is a glorious historical testimony for everyday people and for the future mankind.
“Dafa disciples are magnificent, because what you are cultivating is the ultimate Great Fa of the cosmos, because you have validated Dafa with righteous thoughts, and because you have not fallen during the massive tribulation. Dafa disciples’ doing Fa-rectification has no precedent in history. In the magnificent, grand feats of validating the Fa with rationality, clarifying the truth with wisdom, and spreading the Fa and saving people with mercy, each Dafa disciple’s path of Consummation is being perfected. At this great moment in history, every steady step is a glorious historic testimony, and is incomparably-magnificent mighty virtue. All this is being recorded in the history of the cosmos. The magnificent Fa and the magnificent epoch are forging the most magnificent Enlightened Beings.” (“The Disciples’ Magnificence,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Thank you, compassionate Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
These are my insights at my current level. Please kindly point out anything incorrect in my understanding.
(Presented at the Minghui 20th Anniversary Fa Conference-selected and edited)