No Rational Effort To Save Sentient Beings Is Done in Vain
(Minghui.org) By March 2020, the coronavirus had begun to wreak havoc around the world, and many countries went into quarantine one after another. One of them was my country of Turkey. Because of the curfew, social distancing rules, and people’s fear, local practitioners were trying to come up with new ideas about how to raise awareness of Falun Dafa and the persecution in China.
Practitioners in one country started demonstrating the Dafa exercises on social media. We prepared to do the same, but I felt that we had to be careful about this issue because nothing like this had ever been done before.
We prepared a speech saying that we were only volunteers and that the practice has only one master, Li Hongzhi. We directed people to the official Falun Dafa website, and then we started to do the exercises online.
I started participating in the online exercise demonstration the second time we conducted it. When we broadcast, an average of more than 200 people watched us, and this number reached over 2,000 in 24 hours. Before, we could not have reached so many people in such a short time with any of our activities. I knew that Master was encouraging us, but I still had a nagging thought, “What if we are doing something wrong?”
A Dream Changes My Perspective
I had a dream before the next exercise demonstration. In the dream a huge cruise ship ran from the top of my street to the front of my house, and above it were thousands of people waving and smiling at me. They seemed to be thanking me while I was looking at them from inside my house.
After waking up, I felt that Master had given me a sign. All the questions in my mind had disappeared, and I felt peaceful.
Master taught us in “Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, USA,”
“While validating the Fa, no matter what form Dafa disciples use to save sentient beings, and no matter how you contribute, or what methods you use, you are validating the Fa, and you are forging ahead on the path of clarifying the facts. You’re doing better and better, too, and you’re becoming more and more rational.”
In my own understanding, whichever method we use, as long as we are rational in helping people to be saved, it will have a huge impact and none of our efforts will be in vain.
I had another dream the following week: I again saw the street where I lived, but it was empty everywhere. I could hear a few beings talking in the sky, but I could not see them. They pointed to my street and said, “Look, this is the only street in all of Istanbul where there are no thieves.”
When I send righteous thoughts, I also send righteous thoughts toward people around me, carrying the thought that the demons that are making people do bad things shall perish. From time to time I worried about whether this was the right thing to do, because many fellow practitioners had said that we should only direct our thoughts to mainland China and not think of anything else. After this dream, I stopped worrying. Of course, I focus my thoughts on China and the destruction of all the old forces and demons. But at the same time, I send righteous thoughts to destroy the evil in our region.
Master taught us in “Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,”
“…real Buddhas are guardians of the cosmos and are responsible for all righteous elements in the cosmos.”
What I Saw in Italy
I watched the Shen Yun performance for the second time in Florence, Italy before the 2020 New Year’s Eve. The tickets were all sold out, and I was sure they were sold out in all of Italy. But unfortunately, in the course of the pandemic, Italy received the first big blow because it had made a huge mistake by trusting the Chinese Communist Party.
I felt sorry for the people there. “Shen Yun performs in Italy almost every year,” I thought. “Is there no salvation for these people?” I was caught up in ordinary notions. After that night, I had another dream: I was in a country unparalleled in its beauty. The trees, flowers, and greenery had never looked so alive and healthy. It was as if everywhere was shining brightly. I instinctively felt that I was in Italy at that moment.
When I woke up, I thought that in another dimension, Italy had been cleansed of almost all its filth and was blessed in a very big way, and that the events that were currently happening were the last demons that were being weeded out. I thought, “Although the CCP government is bad, it cannot represent the Chinese people. The same goes for Italy, and even other countries. Many lives have been saved, and a great future awaits them.”
The above are my own experiences. If you see something that is not appropriate, please point it out with compassion.
Category: Clarifying the Truth