生命为法而来实修中兑现誓约

——在参与新唐人项目中的体会

My cultivation sharing in participating the NTDTV project


李迎,悉尼

师父好!各位同修好!

Greetings Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!


我叫李迎,今天跟交流的题目是“生命为法而来,实修中兑现誓约——在参与新唐人项目中的体会”。

My name is Li Ying., Tthe topic of my sharing today is:  “Ssentient beings come for the Fa, fulfilling one’s oath during solid cultivation -- experience of participating in the New Tang Dynasty Television project.

我是2003年底被营救来澳洲的。从2004年至今,非常有幸一直能参与新唐人的项目。在7年多的时间里,我深切的体会到师父给了我们最有力的救人法器,也深深的体悟到,作为正法时期大法弟子,能在新唐人这条路上证实大法是多么的荣幸。下面,我就向师父和各位同修汇报一下我在参与新唐人的一些修炼体会。

I was rescued to Australia at the end of 2003. From 2004 until now, I am very fortunate to have been able to continuously participate in the NTDTV project.  During these seven years, I deeply appreciated that Master gave us one of the most effective methods forFa-implement in saving sentient beings. I also deeply understood that, as a Fa Rectification period Dafa disciple, how fortunate I am to be on this path of rectifying the Fa through NTDTV. Below, I shall report to Master and fellow practitioners some of my cultivation experiences during my participation in NTDTV. 


修口修心,修出慈悲和包容

Cultivation of Speech and cultivation of heart, cultivating mercy and tolerance

我是一个对自己要求非常严格的人,自认为非常正直、直心眼。修炼后,觉得按照“真、善、忍”去做就有话直说,对同修说话不顾及对方的感受、也不注意自己的用词、语气,特别是认为大家都是做正法的事情,没有必要讲究之间方式方法。在国内修炼这么多年,从没有在这方面发生过任何矛盾。来澳洲后,我还是同样的去做,可是却得罪了许多人,还造成了一些同修对我非常反感。我也因此产生了很强的对抗心,即使嘴上不说,但心里还是较劲。在新唐人以往的协调人调整中,我也是用要求自己的标准要求那些学员,总认为他们没有全身心的为新
唐人付出、没有为新唐人的着想……,有时甚至产生抵触的情绪,在背后议论他们的是与非,无形中造成了许多间隔。个人修炼上也产生一些消极、懈怠的连锁反应。可我内心深处的确是为新唐人担忧,希望新唐人能越做越好,能承担起救度更多众生的责任。师父看到我这一点可取之处,就点化我要修“身、口、意”。在《转法轮》第八讲中写道:“他所讲的修身,那就是不去做坏事;修口,那就是不说话。修意,那就是连想都不想。过去在寺院中专业修炼对这些要求很严。我们按照炼功人的心性标准要求自己,该说什么不该说什么把握好就可以了。”

I am someone who makes very high demands for myself., I felt myself to be very just and frank. Since cultivating, I felt that to follow the principles of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance, I should say exactly what’s on my mind. When speaking to fellow practitioners, I did not take notice of the other person’s feelings, and was not careful about did not take care of my choice of words and tone. Especially as I believed that everyone was doing things for Fa Rectification, I thought there was no need to pay attention to modes and methods of exchange between each other. During my many years of cultivation in China, I had never met with any conflicts that arose from this aspect. Since coming to Australia, I continued as I did, but I offended many people, and even caused some fellow practitioners to feel resentful towards me. This produced in me a very strong confrontational mentality, I might not speak out but I would still grapple about things inside. During the past reshuffling of the liaising personnel at NTDTV, I made the same demands onfor those practitioners as I did of myself, I kept feeling they did not put their whole heart and soul into NTDTV and, they did not value NTDTV’s interests......, Ssometimes I even had negativeresistive feelings, I discussed their rights and wrongs behind their backs and, without noticing, created many divisions. My personal cultivation also, as part of the chain reaction, became passive and slothful. But deep in my heart I really was concerned for NTDTV, I hoped that NTDTV would only do better as we progressed, that it could bear the responsibility of saving more sentient beings. Master saw this saving grace in me, and gave me hints to cultivate “body, speech and mind”. In lecture eight of Zhuan Falun:, 

“cultivation of body they spoke of meant that one would not commit bad deeds. Cultivation of speech meant that one would not talk. Cultivation of mind meant that one would not even think. In the past, there were strict requirements for these things in professional cultivation in temples. We should conduct ourselves according to a practitioner’s xinxing standard. It should be fine as long as one grasps what should or should not be said.

师父要我们做到的是按照炼功人的心性标准要求自己,可我却去要求别人。这只是表面现象,再向内深挖自己不修“身、口、意”,发现背后隐藏了许多执着和人心,包括:争斗心、显示心、欢喜心、妒忌心、分别心,等等。我用了几天的时间回想在过去那几年中所让我纠结的矛盾以及放不下的心结,真的是剜心透骨的痛,但在意识到那些执着并下决心去掉的时候,能感到仿佛是包裹在身上的一层又一层的壳去掉了,整个人都轻松了起来。再一次体会到那种神圣的使命感,感受到生命为法而来的愉悦。

Master requires that we conduct ourselves according to a practitioner’s xinxing standard, but I was demanding it of others. This is only the superficial impression., Wwhen I dug even deeper into why I did not cultivate “body, speech and mind”, I discovered many attachments and human hearts hidden behind it, including: competitive mentality, show-ing off mentality, zealotry mentality, jealousy mentality, discrimination ory mentality etc. I took a few days time to recall those conflicts that bothered me in the past few years and the blockages in the mind I could not glet pasts., Iit really agonised me to the heart and bone, but when I realised those attachments and resolved to let go, I could feel as though athe shells wrapped around my body was being shed layer by layer, and my whole being became lighter. I once again experienced that feeling of divine duty, the joy of being a sentient being whothat came for the Fa. 

再接下来的工作中,能确实做到放下自我,配合其他同修,承担别人不愿承担的工作以及做一些非常耗时、琐碎的事情。但是,还是感觉有地方没有突破。这时,总部为了做好澳洲新唐人的信号落地以及经营,对执委会再次调整,我承担一部分协调工作,也给我提供了一个更好的修炼环境。
新唐人在悉尼当地的社区台TVS每周有一档半个小时的节目,叫做《你好,澳大利亚》(《HELLO AUSTRALIA》)。TVS前一段时间举行一个活动,让观众票选他们最喜欢的栏目。我就发了一个邮件到新南威尔士州的群组里,请大家投票选举我们的栏目是他们最喜欢的。没想到我却被有些学员认为不诚实,让大家撒谎。我检讨自己为什么会给其他人这样的印象,是仅仅由于我的英文不好,只会使用最简单的词汇来表达,才被一些学员误解了吗?还是有其他的原因在?我再去看自己发出的邮件时,发现自己对这件事情并没有说的非常明白,而且发邮件时并没有想到这是正法的一个内容,能让更多的人通过看新唐人、了解真相而被救度。非常感谢提意见的同修,让我更加认识到修炼人的每一思、每一念都应该在法上,不能为了做事而做事。师父给我们的任何机会都是让我们救度众生的。同时电视组其他同修默默的补漏,也使一些不了解新唐人节目的同修得到了更多的资讯,使一件看上去不是很好的事情变成了一件好事。在随后电视组的讨论中,有同修从另一个角度提到:这也说明新唐人现在的方向是正确的,要在落地推广、经营上多下工夫,如果我们每个学员都知道新唐人在当地播出的情况,学员们就会成为活媒介,能让更多的人去看新唐人,给我们今后的工作打下一个基础。

In the ensuing tasks, I achieved letting go of oneself, cooperating with fellow practitioners, undertaking duties others did not want, as well as doing some very time-consuming and mundane tasks. However, I still felt there was somewhere I could not break through. At this point, the headquarters once again reshuffled the executive committee in order to securely establish Australia NTDTV’s signal and sales operations, I assumed some liaising duties, which provided me with an even better cultivationng environment. NTDTV has a weekly half-hour program on a local Sydney TV channel TVS, called “Hello Australia”. Some time ago TVS held a poll asking their audience to vote for their favourite program. I sent an email to the NSW group, requesting everyone to vote for our program as their favourite. To my surprise, some practitioners believed I was being dishonest and that I was asking everyone to lie. I examined myself for why I gave other people this impression., Iis it only because my English was not good enough and I could only express myself using simple vocabulary that caused this misunderstanding? Or was there another reason? I looked over the email I sent out once more, and discovered that I was not clear enough in my explanation of this issue, and that when I sent out the email I did not think of this as a part of Fa-Rectification, which would allow more people to be saved through watching NTDTV and learning of the truth. I am very grateful to fellow practitioners who gave me feedback and allowed me to deepen my understanding;, that a cultivator’s every thought and actionevery regard should be according to the Fa., Wwe should not do things simply for the sake of doing things. Every opportunity Master gives us is there for us to save sentient beings. At the same time, fellow practitioners in the TV group quietly remedied the situationmended the gap, and allowed some practitioners who did not understand the significance of NTDTV programs to obtain more information, thereby turning something that did not appear to be good into a good thing. In the subsequent sharing with the TV group, a practitioner pointed out from a different angle that: this showed that NTDTV’s current direction is correct and, we must spend more effort on establishing and promotion as well as sales operations., Iif every one of our practitioners knew the situation about NTDTV’s local broadcasts, the practitioners could become live promotersional agents who can persuade more people to watch NTDTV, and strengthenlay down the foundation for our work in the futurehereafter. 

我是一个急性子,在和其他协调人的配合中,也希望别人能同我一样能尽快落实每一项工作。有时看别人还没有动手,我就自作主张的帮人家做了。可是人家还不领情,甚至对我抱怨说我干扰了他的工作。特别是与我具体搭档的是一个所谓的慢性子,有一些工作到了他的手里,一下子就悄无生息了,不催促就不会有任何结果,说多了有时还会被埋怨。觉得很苦恼却不知道如何才能推进。在做协调的同时,还要承担很多具体工作,如安排人员、写稿、剪辑工作,感觉到压力很大。我就在想,我做这些没有抱着任何显示心、欢喜心,那么这到底要我修什么呢?一天,无意之中看到一篇交流,讲的是协调人如何在工作中扩大心胸,修出宽容。我仿佛被棒喝一般,我就问自己,为什么我到现在还没修出慈悲心呢?为什么总是达不到那个境界?我终于找到了以前没有突破的那一层障碍,就是最根本的问题学法入心、向内找。

I have an impatient disposition , and, while cooperating with other liaising people, I also expect other people to complete every task as quickly as possible like I do. Sometimes when I see that other people hadn’t yet begun, I would do it for them without asking. But they don’t feel at all grateful, and even complain to me that it was disrupting their work. In particular, there is one specific partner who has the so-called slow disposition. Sometimes work goes into his hands and all signs of its existence vanish, if you don’t badger him there would be no results, yet nagging too much sometimes meant getting grumbled at. It was very frustrating but I did not know how to move forward. At the same time, as well as liaising, I had to take on a lot of specific jobs, such as organising staff, drafting, video-editing, the pressure felt enormous. I thought, I held no showing- off or zealotry mentality while doing these jobs so, where was my opportunityat was it telling me to cultivate? One day, I came randomly upon a piece of sharing which described how athe liaising practitionererson expanded their breadth of mind in their job and cultivated forgiveness. I felt as though I received a “stick wake-up”., I asked myself , why is it was that even now I haven’t yet cultivated “grand mercy”? Why is it I could never reach that level? I finally found the barrier that stopped me from breaking through that level, which was the very fundamental problem -- studying the Fa into one’s heart and looking within. 

长期以来,觉得自己对于学法一直没有放松,每天尽量坚持一讲。前一段时间还特别借鉴其他媒体的经验,开设网上学法小组并建议大家都来参与。但从本质上来看,没有做到全身心的沉浸在学法入心的状态中,只是人的表面那一层在学,所以就修不出一个修炼人在他的层次中应有的慈悲。我就根据自己的情况调整了学法时间和状态,每天不再强求自己学了多少,而是把思想集中在学法中。学法时保持双盘,能感觉到那种强大的能量包容着自己,每一句法都能打到心里。有时一口气学两讲还意犹未尽。同时在送孩子上下学的路上,坚持背法。虽然每天只能背30分钟左右,但已经能体察到自己的心的容量在加大,很多事情做起来都很顺。以前写一篇采访稿,没有一天都很难完成,现在写2000字的稿子,大概34个小时就能完成了,而且也不觉得吃力。同时学法状态好了,在工作中也不觉得苦恼了、力不从心了,有了一种豁达的心态。这么多年来,澳洲新唐人一直没有全职人员,每个参与的同修都是有本职工作的,所以在新闻、节目的安排上就非常困难,特别是一条新闻、一个节目要落实记者、拍摄、剪辑、联络人员等等,经常要花上1个多小时、打10多个电话,还不一定能找到人去做。同时有一些参与的记者是新人,还要手把手的带,帮他们写出镜稿、新闻稿,还要完成最后的节目稿等等。现在我不会再有很无奈、甚至是想放弃的心,一旦心生抱怨之情的时候,就能意识到那不是属于我的,用正念去排除这些障碍着我和同修的执著,因为我真正的明白了“生命为法而来”对我意味什么,那就是做新唐人就是我的史前承诺,是我对师父的承诺,我只有尽心尽力的做好,才能对得起师父的慈悲苦度。

For long periods, I felt that I did not become lax in studying the Fa, I tried my best to complete one Lecture per day. A while ago we even drew a lesson from another media group experience and began an online Fa study group and urged everyone to join. But from a fundamental level, I did not achieve the effect of immersing my entire body and mind in studying the Fa into my heart., Oonly the human superficial layer was studying, so I could not cultivate the grand mercy that a cultivator of his level should have. I adjusted my Fa study time and state according to my own situation, I stopped forcing myself to study a certain amount each day, focusing instead on concentrating the mind on studying the Fa. During Fa study I maintained a double crossed leg position, and I could feel a very powerful energy field enveloping me, every phrase of Fa was striking into my heart. Sometimes I could study two lectures in one go and still yearn for more. At the same time, while taking my child to and from school, I resolved to recite the Fa. Even though I could only recite for about 30 minutes per day, I could already feel my heart’s breadth increasing, and many tasks were becoming a lot  more smoother. Before, writing an interview draft was very difficult to complete in less than a day, but now I could finish a 2000 word draft within 3-4 hours without feeling strained. Sometimes when the Fa study state was good, work no longer felt frustrating and draining, I felt open-minded. For many years, Australia’s NTDTV never had a full time staff member., Eevery participating practitioner held a job of their own, so it was very difficult toin prepare thearranging news and programs., Iin particular, in that for even one news item or one program, we need to secure a reporter, cameraman, editor and contact persons etc. Frequently it would take more than an hour and more than a dozen phone calls and we might still not be able to find the people to do it. At the same time some of the participating reporters are new to the job, and had to be taught the necessary skills hand-in-hand, such ashelping them writinge on-camera scripts and news scripts., sometimes having to finish the final program scripts etc. Now I no longer have thoughts of helplessness or wanting to give up., Oonce thoughts of complaints form in my mind begin I can realise that theyit does not belong to me, and use righteous thoughts to dispel these attachments that obstruct me and fellow practitioners. This is because, because I truly understand what  “sentient beings come for the Fa” means for meto me, Itand that is, that producing NTDTV is my prehistoric oath., Iit is the oath I made to Master and, I must commit my full heart and energy into doing well in order to be worthy of Master’s mercy and gift of salvationsuffering to save. 

师父在《再精進》这篇经文中写道:“证实法中你们所做的很多了不起的事情都在宇宙的这段历史中记载着,每个大法弟子一点都不落下。可是如果你要注重常人表面的东西,那你就是执着、你就是人心。不要注重这些,你能默默的去完成好你所看到的不足,你能默默的做好你应该做的,你把那件事中不完善的部份自己默默的把它做好,众神佩服的了不得,说这个人太了不得!这才是大法弟子应该做的。”

Master wrote in the article Be More Diligent: 

“all of the many amazing things that you are doing in the course of validating the Fa are being recorded in this chapter of the cosmos’s history, with nothing pertaining to even a single disciple being omitted. However, if you are focused on the superficial, ordinary human things, then you are attached and are using human thinking. Don’t give weight to such things. If you can manage to quietly complete what you notice is lacking, quietly do well what you should do, and quietly do something well when you find it to have been done less than ideally, then the multitude of gods will have tremendous admiration for you and exclaim that this person is simply extraordinary. Only doing things this way counts as what a Dafa disciple should do.”

对我来说,修炼是非常简单的一件事情,那就是听师父的话,按照师父的要求去做。也许师父看到我想把新唐人做好的这颗心还是蛮坚定的,不断给我提高的机会。那么我就去按照师父要求的去默默的做好我应该做的一切。身边的家人同修也不时的对我敲警钟,提醒我要扎扎实实的做好三件事,为让我能全身心的投入新唐人帮我承担了许多家庭琐事,他们的鼓励和支持也更加坚定了我做好新唐人的信心。

For me, cultivation is a very simple task, and that is to listen to Master’s words and do as Master requires. Perhaps Master saw that my heart to make NTDTV do well is quite firm, so there were endless opportunities for me to raise my level. So I will quietly do well all that I should do, according to Master’s wishes. Fellow practitioners from my family around me occasionally sound the alarm for me, reminding me that I must solidly do the three things. In order to allow me to throw my whole body and mind into NTDTV they took over many domestic tasks for me., Ttheir encouragement and support made my confidence in making NTDTV do well even firmer. 


师父讲过,现在的一切都是留给未来的。能有幸成为正法时期大法弟子,能在这里脚踏实地的兑现自己的誓约,是我的荣耀。

Master said, everything now is to be left for the future. Being so fortunate to be Fa Rectification period Dafa disciples;, to be able to be here with feet firmly planted on the ground and fulfilling my oath -, this is my honour. 

我愿与所有的同修不辜负至尊的鼓励和教诲:“几年来电视台发展到今天很不容易。每当我看到新唐人电视播的节目,就有一种对大法弟子的佩服感。大法弟子真了不起,你们从什么也不懂,到能把电视办的这么好、有声有色。如果世人不是受邪恶当初欺骗,人们都会来看,都会觉的这个电视办的太好了、太了不起了。因为有干扰、有邪恶的因素控制人,目前很多人还睁着眼睛却看不到这个伟大。那没有关系,随着正法形势的推進,大法弟子的正念越来越足,一切都在快速改变,新唐人电视台发出的能量很强,收看的电视机都会接收到强大的能量,解体着邪恶的因素。所以从这方面讲,电视不但要办好,而且要办的越来越正规。大法弟子圆满了,你们要把它交给法正人间时的人们,成为未来人类的文化,那你们就得把它做好。”(《在新唐人电视讨论会上的讲法》)

I hope to be a worthys fellow practitioners and not disappoint Master who gives the most noble encouragement and instruction. (NB. I found this sentence very hard to understand so I may have altered the meaning in the process of “polishing”): 

“Iit wasn’t easy for the station to develop as it has in just a few short years. Whenever I see the programming broadcast by NTDTV, I have a feeling of admiration for Dafa disciples. Dafa disciples are truly extraordinary. You have gone from not knowing anything to running a station and doing it so well, with such colorful programs. Everyone would watch this TV station and find it just outstanding, a remarkable venture, if it weren’t for the fact that they were deceived by the evil early on. Though it is right before their eyes, many people can’t see how great the station is at this time as a result of interference and evil factors that are controlling them. That’s all right, though. Things are changing rapidly as the Fa-rectification forges ahead and as Dafa disciples? righteous thoughts grow stronger. The energy emitted by NTDTV is very strong, and the television sets tuned in to it receive powerful energy, which dismantles the evil factors. So from this perspective, the station doesn’t just need to be run well, but also be run in a more regular, standard manner. When you as Dafa disciples achieve Consummation, you will hand the station over to people from the period of Fa rectification of the human world, and it will become a part of the culture of the future mankind. So you need to do a good job with it.” (Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting)


谢谢师父,谢谢各位同修。不当之处,请慈悲指正。

Thank you Master, thank you fellow practitioners. If there isare anything inappropriate, please mercifully correct me.