精进实修  救度众生

Cultivating Diligently and Saving Sentient Beings

马淑梅(悉尼)

尊敬的师父好,同修们好:

Greetings revered Master, greetings fellow practitioners.

我叫马淑梅,今年89岁,修炼大法已经八年多了。下面是自己做好三件事的体会。

My name is Shumei Ma. I am 89 years old this year and have been cultivating in Dafa for over 8 years. I would like to share my experiences on doing the three things well. 

自从到悉尼第二天得法后,我没有一天停止过学法、炼功的。我抄写了几大本的《转法轮》,每天四点多起床炼功,到点发正念,天天坚持。可是,师父叫我们做的是三件事,哪件事都不能落下。所以我也想去做些讲清真相,救度众生的大法工作。

Since I obtained the Fa on the second day after arriving in Sydney, there has never been a day that I did not study the Fa and practise. I have finished copying Zhuan Falun a number of times, persevered with SFRT at set hours and have got up at 4am every day to do the exercises. Master told us to do three things, not one should be missed, so I also wished to participate in the efforts in clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings.

经过多种尝试,我发现征签这种方式很适合我,所以就坚持了几年。可是去年初,我觉得年龄大跑不动了,就想停下来。结果身体消业很历害,我想以前一路小跑的发资料,征签,难道就这样完了?不会的,我想只要走师父安排的路,一定会好起来的,我悟到得继续讲真相做大法工作。我就发正念,心想管他呢,我就出去。我问了同修,征签还是需要的,于是我又走了出去征签。

After trying various methods, I found collecting signatures to be most suitable for me, so I have continued with petitions for several years. But last year I thought I was getting old and wanted to stop; with this thought, my body had serious karmic reactions. I asked myself: “I used to run around full of energy distributing flyers and collecting signatures, could it end just like this? Absolutely not. As long as I walk the path arranged by Master, everything will recover.” I enlightened that I must continue with truth clarification work. I sent forth righteous thoughts and decided to ignore the symptoms, and continue to step out. I asked practitioners whether signatures were still required, so I went out with petitions again.  

刚开始两天,走得很慢,头就象裂开似的痛。反正再痛我也不管它,只管去征签,能签多少就签多少。一次头痛的实在受不了,我就闭着眼睛坐了一会,感觉不对,一睁眼睛,发现很多蚂蚁,都往身上爬。我赶快打,这时有人来签名了。就这样,我不能叫邪恶钻空子,我要用坚强的心态除恶,自己还要把法学好。

I could only walk slowly the first two days; my head felt like cracking open with pain. I ignored the pain and focused on the petition, collecting as many signatures as I could. Once, I could not endure the pain and closed my eyes to rest a while; I realised this was wrong, so I opened my eyes and saw ants crawling onto my body. I brushed away the ants and people came to sign the petitions. I decided not to let the evil take advantage of my gaps, eliminating the evil with a strong will and a resolute mindset. I also made sure that I studied the Fa well.    

后来表格用完了,女儿一天也没给我拿来,我想还是自己去吧,去试一试,看行不行,我就一个人慢慢走到唐人街拿了表格,真没想到,回来的路上,不知什么活动人很多,一会就签了几张,我心里很高兴,头也不痛了,也走的快了。

One day, I ran out of petitions and my daughter did not bring me any replacements. I decided to try to get some myself. I walked slowly to Chinatown and got the petitions. On the way back, I inadvertently ran into some kind of an activity and collected several sheets of petitions in a short time; I was very happy. My headache was gone and I could talk very fast again.   

我终于又能恢复以前的身体状况,正常的做大法工作了,这都是师父的慈悲。我发誓到今年师父生日前,要征到一万份签名,做为给师父的生日礼物。此后近一年的时间,我每天都出去,拼命的多签名,即使今年夏天百年不遇的大热天,我也不间断,家里人都笑我晒成了黑人。

Eventually, my energy level returned to what it was before. I could again do Dafa work as usual. I attributed this to Master’s compassion and pledged to collect 10,000 signatures as a gift for Master’s birthday this year. Following this pledge, I went out every day collecting as many signatures as I possibly could, not even stopping during those record hot days last summer. Everyone in the family laughed at me for turning black with sun tan. 

我只会两句英文,见到人用哈喽打招呼,人家签完名,我就说三克油谢谢你。征签的过程中,也会遇到考验心性的时候。有一天一个中国人问我在干什么,我告诉他是做好事的,救人的,他说我白活这么大,丢中国人的脸,让我很生气,真不想再出去了,后来回家学法,悟到不要受到干扰。还有一次出去的很早,可是三个小时只签了几个人,我想这是怎么回事,是魔在干扰,还是师父考验?我想不管是怎么样的,自已也要坚定下去。所以我每天都出去,有时候出去两趟,在外面四、五个小时的征签,我不能辜负师父的教导,要走好师父安排的路。

I could only speak limited English. I greeted people I met saying: “Har low [Hello],”. and after they signed, I’d say: “San ker you (Thank you)”. During the process of soliciting signatures, there were also xingxing tests. One day, a Chinese person asked me what I was doing. I told him that I was doing good things – saving people. He said that I have been living for such a long time in vain, that I was losing the Chinese people’s face. I was so angry that I did not even want to do it again. After studying the Fa when I returned home, I realised that I should not be interfered with. There was another time when I left home very early. However, I only got three signatures in three hours. I was wondering why. Was it interference from the evil or a test from Master? I thought that no matter what it was, I would be firm with what I was doing. Therefore, I went out 4 to 5 hours to solicit signatures every day, sometimes even two times a day. I couldn’t fall short of Master’s expectation. I will walk on the road Master has arranged for me well.

从中国花园到情人港的沿路,有许多餐馆,我每天早早出去,赶在他们吃午饭时让人签名。刮风下雨我也出去,走到地下商城时,那些服务员很感动,赶快把我的本子拿过去,给他的顾客们介绍,让他们签名,一桌子吃饭的人都签了。平时我常走这条路,可是有时想从那边走,结果就碰到许多人,一签就是几张,这样的事发生了好多,都是师父给安排的。

Along the way from Chinatown to Darling Harbour, there are many eateries. I went out early every day and tried to get there before lunch time for people to sign the petitions. I went on rainy days as usual. A waiter in the underground plaza was so touched that he took my book over, talked to all his customers and got the whole table to sign. I travelled down this way often, but sometimes I thought of going down the other way and then I would run into many people, collecting sheets of signatures. This happened a number of times; I knew it was arranged by Master.

征签时间长了,很多人都认识我,见面都笑笑打招呼,出去大多数是鼓励,很顺利的签名。可是修炼会出现反复,今年三月份中旬的时候,我已经签够一万名了,思想就有些放松。那天想早点出去,到了地方没签几个人,没想到一脚踩空了,栽了下去,失去了知觉。人们把我扶起来,我迷糊了,也不知道方向,等会来了个女警察带个小男孩,会说中文的,他问怎么样,我说没事,我是修大法的。他们走了后,我在心里发正念,还和平时一样,一会签了20多人。转身往家走,一转身,走不成了。想叫路人扶一下我,不会说,人家也听不懂,只好自己慢慢挪到路边石椅上坐下,给女儿打了电话,才开车来把我接回家。

After I had been doing the petitions for a while, many people recognised me and would smile and greet me. I received encouragement most of the times that I went out and signatures were collected smoothly and easily. But cultivation states may vary and repeat. In March this year, I had already reached the target of 10,000 signatures, so my mindset became a little relaxed. One day, I went out early and after collecting only a few signatures, I arrived at my destination. My foot slipped and I fell to the ground, losing consciousness. When people around helped me get up, I did not have any sense of direction. A policewoman brought over a young boy who spoke Chinese. He asked me how I was and I said I was fine, that I cultivate Falun Dafa. After they left, I SFRT in my heart and then collected over 20 signatures in a short time as usual. When I turned my head to go home, I could not move. I could not seek help from passers by due to the language barrier, so I had to slowly move myself to the stone benches on the side of the path, where I sat down and rang my daughter. She came and drove me home.  

这下干不成别的了,我还是每天四点多起来炼功,腿疼走不成,就在床上打坐,每个小时都发正念,其它时间全用来学法。我向内找,知道这是自己产生了安逸心,不想征签了,结果就被魔钻了空子,来干扰我了。现在已经好起来了,我要坚持做好三件事,走师父安排的路,用自己的能力救度众生。

After this incident, I couldn’t get up to do anything. I persevered with doing the exercises at 4am; I meditated on the bed, did SFRT hourly and spent all the remaining time studying the Fa. I looked within and found that I had an attachment to comfort and wanted to stop collecting signatures. The evil exploited this gap and again interfered with me. Now, I have basically recovered. I will continue to do the three things well, walk the path arranged by Master and save sentient beings doing everything I can.   

谢谢师父!谢谢大家!

Thank you Master, thank you fellow practitioners.