My Understanding After Reading “Stories About the Early Days of the Minghui Website”
(Clearwisdom.net) I recently read the article, “Stories About the Early Days of the Minghui Website” [http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2011/8/13/127445.html]. After downloading the five-part series and reading them one after another, I was filled with warmth and excitement. I was moved to tears.
I have followed Minghui for so long now, and I obtain righteous thoughts and confidence every time I visit the site. I always have new understandings and insights after reading practitioners' articles. I truly appreciate every practitioner who works on the Minghui website.
Previously I thought that no matter what cultivation environment practitioners experience abroad, it must be easier than it is in mainland China. At least you don't have to risk being arrested, detained, or persecuted. Instead, you have a free environment to practice Falun Gong. But I didn't consider the evil persecution in other dimensions that tries to destroy practitioners overseas who work on Minghui, the perseverance needed to do the work day after day and year after year without stop, and the loneliness of separation from the outside world.
I know Minghui's earliest computer was the 486 model and editors and technicians worked day and night on articles that came out of mainland China. They worked without breaks and often without sleep, just to complete their tasks. One young editor's hair turned white after a few months of working from morning till night on Minghui articles.
A full time Minghui editor has to work 17 to 18 hours per day, seven days a week. Some worked from morning to midnight and didn't even leave their apartment or go outside for several weeks. I was thoroughly touched by their actions and cried.
I recall Master's answer to a practitioner's question in “Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference.”
Disciple: Master, please talk about how to balance the demands of doing one project better alongside launching into more projects.
“That will depend on how you coordinate things among yourselves. How you balance it is up to you. The amount of energy that a person needs to put into a project to do it well must be sizable. If new projects are started up on top of [what you already have], time is certainly going to be tight. That's often the case. How should these things be handled? Many of our Dafa disciples have responsibilities in multiple projects, and things are indeed quite difficult. Master knows about your challenges. In the future, I will tell the Dafa disciples in mainland China about these challenges you have dealt with, and let them know about how you, under such trying circumstances, have validated the Fa and restrained the evil's persecution of them.”
At the beginning, I only heard that practitioners abroad are very busy, but I did not realize the huge pressure that they working under. Although I am in mainland China, my circumstances are not as trying as they are for practitioners outside of China. Their great efforts inspire me to be more diligent.
Finally, I want to share a passage from Master's “Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York” and express my appreciation for the practitioners who work on the Minghui website and all practitioners outside mainland China who are diligently working on important Dafa projects.
“So my hope is that the students in Mainland China can really learn from and emulate the students outside of China. In order to lessen the evil's persecution of you, take a look at what they're doing. They have worked so hard. Some barely sleep day after day, each person is doing many things, and they are all shouldering a lot of projects. And I'm not talking about just a few of them—it's the majority of them, and they really are working hard. So with this, when we compare things, even though their environment is relaxed and comfortable, as Dafa disciples, it's still about being diligent. If under very harsh circumstances you failed to do things or failed to do them well, maybe it was indeed the product of circumstances. But now things have changed and you should step forward and do well.”