Compassion and Hope: “Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2020”
(Minghui.org) Minghui.org recently posted an invitation for submissions to commemorate World Falun Dafa Day. My first thought was, “Another year has passed. Time is passing so quickly!” I was moved to tears by Master’s immense compassion in giving us this opportunity. I’d like to share my thoughts.
Spreading Compassion and Hope
Although the notice is simple and straightforward, I felt as if a strong energy were injected into the atmosphere of pessimism and helplessness brought on by the coronavirus epidemic. As the virus spreads and has turned into a global pandemic, many people are panicking and feel uncertain about the future.
Falun Dafa practitioners have bravely persisted in their faith, overcome all kinds of obstacles and continue to clarify the truth to the world’s people. They’ve awakened peoples’ conscience and help those who were misled by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) propaganda.
Significance of Submissions
The notice asks that submissions include not only experience sharing articles, but artwork using various media. This is an opportunity for practitioners to display their rich and varied talents.
Our worldwide audience is "people from all walks of life and fellow practitioners.” Many people have begun paying attention to what Falun Dafa practitioners say and do. In order to set an upright example our works should, “...validate Falun Dafa's purity and selflessness.” And they should, “...be produced with traditional techniques.”
This call for submissions is a large-scale collective activity for practitioners around the world to use Minghui’s platform to clarify the truth to everyone.
The purpose is to share the grace of Dafa that practitioners have witnessed during their cultivation process, and the positive physical and mental changes they’ve experienced. The submissions will be shared in various forms, such as periodicals, broadcasts and the Minghui Weekly.
The articles and artworks can inspire people to learn about Dafa, recognize the true nature of the CCP, and understand the significance of quitting the Party and its affiliated organizations. Our aim is, “...to help people appreciate what Falun Dafa is advocating and what kind of lives Dafa practitioners are becoming by cultivating under the guidance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Timing of Submissions
Practitioners in Minghui’s editorial department “...hope that all Dafa disciples will enthusiastically participate and send in your submissions as soon as possible. Please cherish this precious opportunity to clarify the truth to society.” These few words made me deeply aware of the urgency.
Time is running out. Let’s do our best to save more sentient beings. Don’t miss this precious opportunity by hanging onto our attachments or notions.
Every practitioner should do their best to participate and write about how they’ve benefited from cultivation, in order to validate Dafa. Especially those practitioners who have never participated should walk this part of the journey in their personal cultivation.
The call for submissions is an opportunity that Master has given us to participate, cooperate, and coordinate our efforts. It’s another way to clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Those practitioners who feel they don’t have much to write about should examine themselves and remove the attachment that’s stopping them. The process of self examination can help us see that what seems ordinary is actually quite significant.
The editors remind us that, “When the reader comes to understand the meaning of ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, they will be blessed and stay safe in the current and future man-made and natural disasters.”