My Thoughts About the Divine Land Marching Band's Performance in Duesseldorf
(Clearwisdom.net) I'm a practitioner living in Duesseldorf, Germany. I participated in the parade in our city with the European Divine Land Marching Band on October 28. It was an unforgettable experience, and I had some realizations I would like to share.
One thing I became aware of is that the presence of the Divine Land Marching Band changed people's opinion of practitioners as a minority group.
Practitioners here explain the facts of Falun Gong to people in a city center square every Saturday. This square is extremely busy with people passing through all day long. However, not everyone is willing to listen and learn the truth about the persecution. Usually about 40% the pedestrians are willing to listen and about 15% would sign our petition letter and support us. Most of the adults were shocked to know that Falun Gong practitioners' organs are being harvested in China while they were still alive. Children opened their eyes wide and asked, "Really? It's unbelievable!" All the people who heard the facts sympathized with us and gave their support.
As Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples we are kind but not weak; we are exceptionally persevering and strong-willed. Our only wish is for all sentient beings to know the truth and be saved. When we and the Divine Land Marching Band appeared in downtown Duesseldorf this time, and when the resonant music started, many people, including me were totally shocked! What kind of group is this? Suffering eight years of bloody persecution, this so-called minority group is not destroyed; instead, they have become such an indestructible body of practitioners from all races and all countries. Our music was so resonant and upbeat, it showed how positive practitioners are in an adverse situation. It is also full of the compassion Dafa practitioners have towards all sentient beings. I could not hold back my tears, as it looked like people suddenly witnessed practitioners' magnificent spirit.
Another realization I had was the existence of the greatness of one body, and why Master told us to save more people, and do it faster.
Practitioners from different cities attended the parade, which lasted from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Most of the spectators were pleasantly moved. The result was a hundred times better than when we merely distributed informational materials, and held anti-torture exhibitions and organ harvesting exhibitions.
All of us know that saving people is what we Dafa practitioners have to do, and that we should not get attached to the result and should pay attention to the process instead. However, in our hearts, we hope everyone will learn the truth and be saved.
When I see people with indifferent expressions on their faces walking by in hurry, I send righteous thought to clear the evil factors that are preventing them from learning the truth. From the bottom of my heart, I talk to their knowing side, "Did you forget your true purpose for coming to this world? Please, grasp the opportunity to be saved!" Sometimes when I see people purposely bypass us, I feel so sad for them, and it makes me realize what a great responsibility we have to save them.
When the first musical note of the Divine Land Marching Band sounded the other day, the whole world became still; people were unable to walk away. They stood along the two roadsides waiting for us. More people heard the music and gathered together. They held their breaths and listened carefully. No one had indifferent expressions on their face. No one bypassed us. On the contrary, people applauded us, commended us and cheered for us. Almost everyone took our flyer, and many took the initiative to ask for one. A lot of people who had planned to leave walked toward us.
I know there are battles between the righteous and evil in the heavens as well. Master and all gods are watching us. When all evil factors preventing people from knowing the truth and being saved are cleared away, a magnificent scene will be displayed in the human world.
I was holding a banner that day and I kept sending righteous thought all the way. The streets were packed, and people crowded around us. I was holding some flyers in my left hand, but I saw that almost everyone already had a flyer in their hands! Even the police were different from before. They never pressured us to walk faster; instead, they let us stay at the same place several times, allowing us to give flyers to everyone. It was already dark when we arrived at the end point, but people were unwilling to leave. After the parade had ended, people gathered around our booth; one group of people were listening to our broadcast of organ-harvesting information, and another group were reading our truth-clarifying boards. People were also lining up to sign the petition letter. People kept coming. I was standing between the recorder and the boards and distributed truth clarification materials. People did not want to leave, and even less did I want to miss the opportunity.
I knew Master had arranged it all. There are not a lot of people there usually, but we had unprecedented numbers of people that day. A large number of practitioners destroyed the evil factors together with their righteous thoughts, and as a result people were willing to learn the truth. People were still reading when we had to pack up the boards.
I thought, "How wonderful it would be if we had a Divine Land Marching Band performance every day. We shall walk every street of the earth, offer everyone salvation and fulfill our roles as Dafa practitioners to the greatest extent. I was also thinking of how great it will be when a band appears in China one day that manifests the spirit of Dafa practitioners to the Chinese people!.