去掉神韵推广中暴露出的着心

大的尊好,

各位同修好:

我是在1998年的候,由妈妈带着我第一次开始接触法功的,因那个候我6,根本不了解究竟什么是法功,所以那与其是修不如是听妈妈,每天听妈妈读》、五套功法。然那小,不明白的地方有很多,但是我一直都知道修身体很好,我妈妈就是一个很好的例子,而且小区里修功的叔叔阿姨人也都很好。

可是上了学以后,在常人社会的染缸中,我慢慢的被自己的着和外界的干阻碍了修的道路。因自己很玩儿,一放学我就和一群小朋友到院子里玩耍,也不和妈妈炼功了。上了中学以后,更是以每天都要学到深夜借口,逃避了自己学法功的时间妈妈为了督促我,就用寒、暑假的我和她一起学法功。直到来澳大利前,我修不修的整整浪了七、八年的时间

第一次推广神韵,我暴露出私心

我是20103月末来到的悉尼,一接触到当地大法弟子,就发现大家都在推广神韵而忙碌着。我得我来悉尼的候正好是神韵推广入最后一个月的段,无是否会英文的同修,大家都在最后的推广努力着。我妈妈和其他几个同修也是一下机就很极的参与到信箱的行列中。

可是相反,在那年神韵演出前,我只发过一次信箱,和学校老推荐一次神韵,就再也没有做其他的事情了。我当时总是抱有这样一个念:因自己来悉尼,周的一切我而言都很陌生,得自己的事情有很多没有理,内心根本没有想先要主去配合神韵的推广。

但是,那一年是我第一次现场观看神韵演出,也是那一次我真正意到神韵的价和他散出的正能量。我在中国大候,也看神韵演出的光,但是内心的起伏和生的共鸣远不及现场的感。当我看到有一个目是描述信仰大法的善良人被中共迫害的,眼泪就情不自禁的流了下来,因我在中国大的十多年中,这样的事情在自己的家人和小区的同修身上都上演,而神韵却用世界的舞台把真相告了全世界,这让我深刻的意到,神韵太珍了,神韵真相、救度众生的力度太大了。父在《大法弟子必学法》中说过大法弟子的任是救度众生。大家想想,就神韵再抓救人,一能有多少众?面全世界七十亿人,你与神韵能救多少人?所有的媒体,所有大法弟子的各个目都在救人,你就是使足了有巨大的人数不能被救度。

那年神韵演出束后,每次大学法同修都在交流个人在推广神韵中的体悟,而我没有言。因我没有去参与其中,但是我找到了自己的那自私心理,我也明确了神韵救度世人的重要性,也想着如果明年有神韵,我一定会参与到推广的活中,去掉自己的私心。

第二次推广神韵,我暴露出怕心

2011年的神韵演出,算是我真正意上的第一次参与神韵的推广和票。在这过程中,我找到了一直以来的着,可能也和自身的性格有关,就是胆怯的心理。一开始准推广的候,辅导员给每个同修一表格,上面有推广神韵而分的各种工作。我从到尾看了一遍,最后在信箱的那写下了我的名字,后有同修我,什么不去商场卖票?我就自己没有经验,英文没有自信等等之。我没有其他的,但我心里最明白真正不去的原因,是因我怕自己做不好,怕影响了神韵的品牌,怕在西人面前英文,怕听不懂客人的需求,怕人笑……之就是各种怕心都翻了出来。但是也就是因有怕的着,所以推广神韵成了我磨怕心的一次机会。

不清是开始推广神韵后的多久,大元的一位同修我去Campsie的商帮忙票,那是我第一次去票。我知道自己不能老是逃避害怕的问题,于是我也就答了。第二天上午,我就到了那个票的地方。因们卖票的位正好在商的大口,所以来来往往、进进出出的人挺多,又逢是周末,所以愿意停下来看我们电视里播放神韵宣片、听我的人也不少。当就把我住了,心里就在想,么多人经过,不嘴介那是不可能的了,再说这位上会英文的加上我也就只有2个同修,另一位同修是个女生。当我就心里正念,求父正念加持,然后就主的走上前跟人介。几次下来后,我就敢跟人用英文介了,而且方听得也很真。又是一个周末,我又来到了个商场卖票,在票的程中有一位老年同修将一个西人到了我的面前我跟他宣神韵。那个人穿着很随意,手里拿着吃了一半的面包,我就在心里正念,清除一切干我的邪,求父正念加持我。我用不很熟的英文跟他了一半的神韵后,他就去旁ATM机取钱买了两的票,是要再找一个人陪他一同去看。我知道是父鼓励我,也因此不敢有毫的喜心,从那以后我去很多的商参与过卖票。

既然我想修,我要修,那个怕心我就一定要去,是神韵了我次暴露怕心、去掉怕心的机会。

第三次推广神韵,我暴露面子心

今年的神韵推广于我而言是一个转变,我没有去跑大公司,也没有把时间都用在商场卖票和信箱上。今年,我加入了舞狮队,利用舞神韵得免地和明会。这对我是一个全新的目,有我修要提高的境和机遇。

一开始我是通一个电话知道的件事情,了今年神韵的推广,悉尼要成立一个舞狮队,需要年一点的同修帮忙。后来有一位来自昆士的西人同修会帮忙指子,因此我也就参加了目。有了舞子的道具,也有了位昆士的同修,应该说只要自己努力就应该没有太大的问题。但是,就个从不会到会的程也是一个去掉着心的程。

按理除了敲打鼓的角色,舞子需要的是壮的人,得有力气、有身高才行,我犯了。最后大家就把我定娃娃的角色了,我在表演中专门子玩耍,和众互造气氛。我本身就是一个内向性格的人,而大娃娃是一个单纯、敏捷、好奇、活的形象,就意味着我不得不打破固有的自我来表角色。所有参与的同修都鼓励我,得我肯定没有问题,但在排和彩排中,因自己内向性格又有面子心,从到脚的作伸展不开,就像是不好意思在众面前去表演一有面子心在阻着。

第一次真正的表演是在Westfield里面,我一共演出1,走遍了3。在演出前我也是很紧张,我不想面子心阻碍着我的表演,但不知道自己能否放得开。我又正念、父加持,我就想我一定要放开了表演,要起到神韵申费场地的作用,要场经理看到我的表,以后每一年都来表演,神韵取免位。那一次表演束后,听其他同修,商场经写了感信,也将我的表演通过邮件的方式了其他地区的Westfield日后申神韵位起到了很大的铺垫作用。

三年来的神韵推广当中,暴露了我自己太多太多的人心,不仅仅是以上三个例子,在与同修配合的候,争斗心、喜心、示心、妒忌心都存在。没有推广神韵的候,很难这么明的暴露出自己的着,也是我在推广神韵期最大的收父在《二十年法》中提到比如们刚神韵,其我跟大家清楚点,神韵是救度众生的,都知道,可是你过吗?那也是开的一次互相配合、没走出来的走出来的一次机会。父在《二十年法》中还说过得你自己身去做、去修、去践,辛苦是你修的一部份,你要想法找到你救的人。都是大法弟子应该做的。

只要我们举办一次神韵,我就一定会参与神韵推广的活中来,是一次个人提高的机会,也是一次集体配合、融整体的机会。

以上是个人修中的体会,如有不当之同修慈悲指正。

 

谢谢师,

谢谢同修

去掉神韵推广中暴露出的着心

Eliminate my attachments exposed while promoting Shen Yun

 

Greetings, Master!

Greetings, fellow practitioners!

It was in 1998 that I started to contact Falun Gong through my mum’s guidance. I was just 6 years old then, and didn’t quite understand what Falun Gong really was, therefore I wouldn’t say that I was cultivating, I was simply being mum’s good kid, listened to mum reading Zhuan Falun and doing the 5 sets of exercises. Though I was still quite small, and there were many things that I did not understand, I had always known that practicing Falun Gong was good for one’s health, as mum was a perfect example, and the aunts and uncles who practised Falun Gong in our district were all very kind.

But After I started to go to school, in the dye vat of ordinary society, my cultivation path was hindered by my own attachments and outside interferences. I was a very playful child and as soon as school finished, I would play with a group of kids in the courtyard, instead of doing the exercises with mum. In secondary school, because I had to study till late at night, I found even better excuses for escaping Studying the Fa and practising the exercises. In order to help me, mum often asked me to study the Fa and do the exercises with her, during the summer and winter school vacations. So, I had wasted seven or eight years until I came to Australia.

 

The first year of promoting Shen Yun the selfishness in me was exposed

I came to Sydney in March 2010 when local Dafa disciples were busy promoting Shen Yun, and there was only one month left before the show. Whether you could speak English or not, everyone was working hard for the final stage of promotion. My mother and several other fellow practitioners joined the letterbox-dropping group as soon as we got off our flight.

But on the contrary, I only participated once in dropping flyers to letterboxes, and recommended Shen Yun to my schoolteacher once. I didn’t do anything else in promoting Shen Yun that year. Because I always thought to myself: I’ve just arrived in Sydney, I am not familiar with everything around me and there are many things I need to sort out first. Therefore, I never thought I should take the initiative to promote Shen Yun.

However, I watched Shen Yun live for first time that year and through this experience, I really realized the value of Shen Yun and the pure energy it emitted. In Mainland China, I had watched the DVD of Shen Yun, but it didn’t affect me the same way as it did when I watched it live. When I was watching a program about how the kind-hearted Dafa practitioners were persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party, tears could not help flowing down, because for the past decade I was in mainland China, these sort of things repeatedly happened to my family and fellow practitioners at our local district. Shen Yun clarifies the facts of FLG to the people around the world through music and dance on international stages, it made me realized how precious Shen Yun is, and how effective Shen Yun is in clarifying the true facts and saving sentient beings. Master told us in the article "Dafa disciples must study the Fa": "Dafa disciples’ duty is to save sentient beings. But have you considered: even if Shen Yun saves as many as it possibly can, how many audience members can one theater hold? With 7 billion people in the world, how many can you save with Shen Yun? With all of our media and all of the projects that Dafa disciples are doing that are saving people, even if you are giving your all, there is still a massive number of people who can’t be saved."

After Shen Yun concluded that year, practitioners shared their experiences of promoting Shen Yun at each large group Fa study, but I did not speak, because I did not participate. But I found my attachment of selfishness, and become clearer on the importance of Shen Yun in saving sentient beings. I also made up my mind to participate in the promotion of Shen Yun next year if they were coming to Sydney, and to get rid of the attachment of selfishness.

 

The second year of promoting Shen Yun, my attachment of fear was exposed

It was in 2011 that I involved in promoting Shen Yun and selling tickets in a true sense. During that process, I found the attachment that had been with me for a long time. I think it was related to my character - being very timid. In the early stage of promoting Shen Yun, our local assistant gave everyone a form on which various tasks of promoting Shen Yun were listed. I browsed through it and put my name under the category of letterbox dropping. Later a practitioner asked me why I didn’t choose selling tickets in a shopping mall. I said that I lacked experience and I wasn’t confident in my English language skills. But inside my heart, I knew clearly that the real reason I didn’t choose to go to the shopping mall was because of my attachment of fear. I was afraid that if I didn’t do well, I would damage the image of Shen Yun. I was also afraid that if I couldn’t understand an English-speaking customer’s needs, others would laugh at me. Overall, all the various attachments I had related to fear had been exposed. So the participation in promoting Shen Yun was a good opportunity for me to relinquish that attachment.

One day, a fellow practitioner from the Epoch Times office asked me to go to the shopping mall in Campsie to help sell Shen Yun tickets. That was the first time I tried to sell tickets. I agreed, because I knew that I should face my attachment of fear, rather than run away from it. The next morning, I arrived at the stall. Our stall of selling tickets was right at the entrance of the mall, and it was the weekend, therefore, many people stopped in front of our stall, looked at the ShenYun promotion video that was playing on TV, and liked listening to our introductions. I felt as if I was put right on the spot, because there were only 2 people including me who could speak English, and the other practitioner was a female student, thus, it was not possible for me not to introduce Shen Yun to the people. I walked towards people and started to introduce Shen Yun to them, and at the same time, I was sending forth righteous thought and asking for Master’s help in my heart. Several times down, I was no longer afraid of introducing Shen Yun in English, and people were also paying attention to what I said.

On another weekend, I returned to the shopping mall to sell tickets, and an elderly fellow practitioner brought a Westerner in front of me, so I could introduce Shen Yun to him. That man dressed very casually and was holding half piece of bread in his hand. I sent forth righteous thoughts to clear all the interferences from the evil, and sought Master’s help. Before I finished introducing Shen Yun to him with my limited English, he went to withdraw money from the ATM machine next to us, and bought two of the most expensive tickets. He said that he was going to find another person to go with him. I knew it was Master encouraging me. I told myself not to have the slightest complacency. Since that time, I have been selling tickets in many shopping malls.

Since I decided to walk the path of cultivation, I must get rid of the attachment of fear. And it was through promoting Shen Yun that my attachment of fear was exposed and removed.

 

The third year promoting Shen Yun, my attachment of saving face was exposed

This year, my experience in promoting Shen Yun was quite different. I didn’t visit the big companies and neither did I spend my time in shopping malls or distributing fliers to letterboxes. This year, I joined the lion dance team. The performance of this lion dance could give us free venues for promoting Shen Yun. This was a brand new project for me and it gave me the environment and opportunity to improve myself.

I found out about this through a phone call. People told me that we needed to form a lion dance team in order to promote Shen Yun, and we needed some younger fellow practitioners to help. Later, someone told me that a western practitioner from Queensland would teach us how to do the lion dance, so I decided to participate in this project. With the lion dance props, and the Queensland practitioner’s help; I believed I would be fine as long as I gave full effort. However, from not knowing to knowing what to do is also a process of getting rid of attachments.

Unlike those playing the drums and gongs, the lion dance required strong. The dancers needed to have strength and a certain height. What can I do then? Finally, it is determined for me to play the role of the “Big Head Infant”, playing with the lion and interacting with the audiences during the performance. I had always been an introverted person, and the “Big Head Infant” had a simple, agile, curious and lively image. That meant I needed to break my old self in order to perform that role well. All practitioners who participated in this group encouraged me. They were certain that I would do well. But in the rehearsal, because of my introverted personality and having cared so much for my face, my body from top to toe was not able to stretch out and perform freely. I was too embarrassed to perform in front of the audiences. It was the attachment of saving face that was stopping me from doing well.

The first real performance happened inside the Westfield Shopping Town. We performed for an hour in total and visited the entire three-story mall. I was very nervous before the performance, I didn’t want my attachment of saving face to hinder my performance, but didn’t know if I could let it go. I again sent righteous thoughts and asked for Master’s help. I thought to myself that I must let it go and play the role well, so we could get the free stall to promote Shen Yun. I wished that after watching our performance, the store manager would invite us to come every year to perform here. After the performance, I heard from other fellow practitioners that the manager of the shopping centre wrote a letter to us to show her appreciation. She also introduced us to Westfield shopping centres in other area through email, and it paved the way for us to apply for Shen Yun promoting stalls in the future.

In the past three years, through promoting Shen Yun, many human attachments in me were exposed. It was not limited to the 3 examples I just gave. When cooperating with fellow practitioners I showed the attachments of competitiveness, complacency, showing off and jealousy etc. These attachments were not exposed so obviously before I participated in promoting Shen Yun. This was the biggest gain I had during the promotion of Shen Yun.

Master mentioned in the "20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” that:"For example, the speech just delivered talked about Shen Yun. Let me put things a bit more clearly. Shen Yun is meant to save sentient beings. While you all know that, has it occurred to you: Master is giving you an opportunity to work together and for those who haven’t stepped forward to step forward. ". Master also said in the same lecture: "You have to get personally involved, cultivate, and go and put things into action. Working hard is part of your cultivation. You need to think of ways to find the people that you are meant to save. All of these are things that Dafa disciples should do.

As long as Shen Yun is going to come here, I would participate in its promotion. It is a chance to improve oneself, as well as a chance to cooperate and harmonise with the whole body.

Thank you Master. Thank you fellow practitioners.