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信师信法不断提高自己的修炼 标准

师尊好,同修好,

我是1998年得 法,2003年参与澳洲新唐人的工作至今。我主要是参与《澳州广角》的节 目制作。这是新唐人的一个休闲节目,虽然起步很早,但后劲不足, 起色 不大。至少不是我们现在可以引为自豪的一个栏目,但却是一个不错的修炼环境。和大家分享体会是希望我们能在很短的时间内有所突 破,做好我们澳洲的栏目。

讲真相,弘扬中国传统文化为 使命的新唐人电视台,《澳州广角》在新唐人的版图上是陪衬,是衬托红花的绿叶, 而且有一 定的难度。除了大量的时间和精力的付出,至少还要有双语的能力,和对西方社会的了解。所以能够做《澳州广角》的人,也是总部需要 的人。离开这个栏目的不少人都先后去了总台。对我来说,8年来看着参与这 个栏目的人员像走马灯一样的流动而不为所动,坚持至今。我总觉得是师尊把我放在澳洲的,这大概是我史前的誓约。同时我觉得自己是 幸运的,所有在常人社会打下的基础和学到的技能似乎都是为了在助师正法期间做新唐人的。

做《澳州广角》总是会感到人手不够用,为了 有足够的时间做电视,我于2009年初辞去常人的工作, 全职做新唐人。和电视组的其他同修相比,我是幸运的,可以在没有任何后顾之忧的情况下,全职做新唐人。现在回想起来,冥冥之中, 一切都为我安排好了。比如我的这份大学的工作犹如天上掉下的馅饼,那是1992, 我在年初完成博士学位,开始找工作, 到6月份突然有个熟人介绍我申请一所大学的讲师职位,其实当时这个职位已 经有了一个人选,但是当我参加面试后刚回到家,学校就打电话到家里,通知我录取了。原来学校特地增加了一个名额给我。那天是1992713日,我一直记得很清楚,正好是大法洪传两个月。那时我还不知道法轮功。只觉得自己很幸运,有贵人相 助。修炼后知道什么都不是偶然的,一切都是为了今天的助师正法。

2009年初在我刚满55岁时,可以享受学校的退休待遇时,我就申请辞职,全职做新唐人。对这点我有双重的感恩。第一,托大法 的福,我有这么好的一份工作,可以在退休后没有后顾之忧,全力以赴地助师正法。第二,如果没有修炼大法,我也会在55岁退休,但是作为一个病人无可奈何地退休。

因为在修炼前的寻寻觅觅中,有一位对易经颇 有研究的高人替我算卦,他说,“你在53岁左右的卦象凶险,要生脑 瘤。”我听后一惊,心想,怪不得我总是和别人说到55岁我就准备退休。别 人不理解,说你的工作这么优越,为什么急于退休,原来是我53岁要生大 病,所以55岁就必须退休了。当时我就问这位高人,有什么办法可以避免这 个厄运,他说,没有,这是命中注定。从那时起,我开始寻找能够驾驭生命的真谛。如今我还是55岁退休,但不是一个病人,而是可以尽力充沛地助师正法。

《澳州广角》长期以来都处于状态,导致节目的重复率很 高。这是一个全澳合作的栏目,个人的努力似乎是杯水车薪。自己也会有寂寞和看不到希望的时候。这时候师尊就会给我一个“棒喝”。记得20096月去纽约参加法会有幸聆听师尊讲法。师尊讲道“当然了,不同的人修炼有不同人的想法,根基不同,面对 修炼的态度当然也就不同。最可贵的是能够在这种艰苦的环境下、压力下、又看不到希望的情况下,能够不断的精進,那才是最珍贵、最 了不起的。”。

法会的第二天新唐人在纽约开 会师尊又来讲法,又提到了上面这段话。而且是针对一位弟子关于如何做好两周一次的《欧洲纵横》的提问。

当时我听了很受震动。因为 《澳州广角》的情况和《欧洲纵横》非常像似,也是的一个休闲栏目,是新唐人众多大牌节目中的小和尚而已,师尊却讲得这么严重,提到大 审判的高度。我认识到,修炼无小事,重要的是每个人对自己修炼的标准的高低。

法会回来之后赶紧给自己定了 工作指标,并尽可能不断提高标准。先是每三周做一个节目(8分钟左右), 后来是每两周做一个,然后是每三周做两个节目。并且是要说 到做到。这是有一定难度的,经常是时间赶得很紧,让总台播出组的同修担心。但有了这个心,到时候总能得到来自同修们的各种帮助。比 如,最近的一次是,今年墨尔本办神韵期间,新唐人的许多学员都忙于推神韵,安排人员出去拍摄似乎都没有时间了。正当我担心指标完不成 的时候,新唐人西澳记者站的学员打电话给我说他们准备去拍节目给《澳州广角》让我帮忙策划和后制。所以即使在神韵演出期间,我也能如 期完成制作任务。

尽管在修炼中总是感到师尊就 在身边,不敢懈怠。但我是锁着修的,既看不到师尊的法身,也看不到另外空间的事。但是一次死里逃生的经历,使我切身体会了大法的神 奇,和师尊的慈悲。20105月我参加英文新唐人学法,晚上回家将近午夜12点 了,这是我的一个困点,开车时一直犯困,本来会停在路边休息一下,但一看还有几分钟就到家了,既没有停下来休息,思想上也有些放 松。然后人就睡着了。等我醒来,车子已经撞在停在路边的汽车上,撞坏了两辆车后翻身90度,车头已经开始着火。巨大的声响把住在马路两边的居民都惊醒了,纷纷出来围观。而我什么声音也没有 听见,什么震动也没有感受到,只是觉得有一双手像托住一个婴孩一样把我慢慢地放下来。然后我就醒了,一看自己已经随着车身转了90度躺在地上,心想,坏了,出车祸了。正好车窗是开着的,我就从车窗里爬出来,站起来后发现身上没有任 何任何伤痛,唯一就是眼角有些轻微擦伤。可是车子却报废了。路边的居民都来问我是否要叫救护车,我说不用,叫救火车即可。事后想 想真是后怕,因为我睡着后,车子跨过了一条火车线,然后在一个大交叉路口前几十米停住。如果开到交叉路口上,后果不堪设想。这就 是来取命的。靠大法的神奇和师尊的慈悲,才能化险为夷。

总的来说,我的修炼过程非常 顺利,没有什么小的难,大难也不多。有时候就怀疑这算不算修炼。好像没有什么关要过,怎么提高呢?最近学习师父的“二十年讲法”我认 识到,修炼是有标准的。如果大法弟子没做好,对自己的修炼标准放低了,些旧的高层生命层层层层的那些个无量无计的神、那些无数的王, 觉的你“不行、不够标准”,它就会用它的能力直接毁掉它能力范围内的不够其标准的一切,包括正法的情况,实际上虽然它们没能力真的干 扰了正法,但它会起阻碍作用。

反之,如果大法弟子对自己的 修炼标准放高了,旧势力的干扰就会小。做新唐人目前还完全是义工性质,尽管事情很快会有改观。自从参与新唐人后,我对自己的要求一直 是做义工也必须要有拿十万年薪的工作态度。面对正法形势的突飞猛进,我们惟有不断提高自己的修炼标准,才能经得起审判,跟师尊回家。


Having faith in Master and the Fa, I strive for a higher cultivation standard

Greetings Master

Greetings fellow practitioners,

I became a Dafa practitioner in 1998 and I have been working in the Australian NTD team since 2003. My involvement is mainly in the production of Australian Vision, which is a leisure entertainment program. The program has been launched for some time now but it did not quite reach its full potential. It is one of our less successful programs, at least not one that we can be proud of in its current state. But the program provides a fantastic environment for cultivation. I’d like to share my experience with you and hope that we can make quick breakthroughs in improving the quality of our Australian program.

In terms of fulfilling NTDTV’s mission of truth clarification and promotion of traditional Chinese culture, Australia Vision only plays a supporting role, supplementing the more significant programs. Even so, it has not been easy. It not only demands a lot of time and effort, it also requires someone who is multilingual and has a good appreciation of western culture. So people who fit the bill for working on Australia Vision are also in demand in NTD’s New York headquarters. Many who had left the program here in Australia over the years have gone on to work for NTD in New York. In the mean time, I have persisted with my work with Australia Vision and remained unmoved by the constant turnover in staff. I just felt it was Master who had put me in Australia, which may well relate to my historic vows. I also feel very lucky. Everything I have learnt and all the skills I have acquired in the past seem now to serve only this one purpose, that is, to assist Master in Fa rectification through my work in NTD.

Since we always seemed to be short-staffed in our production of Australia Vision, I gave up my full time job in 2009 to devote all my time to the NTD program. I am more fortunate than most other practitioners working in NTD as I have the option of working full-time on the program without any family, financial or other worries. In retrospect, everything has somehow been arranged for me. For example, my job at a university came to me right out of the blue. That was in 1992, having just completed my doctorate at the beginning of the year, I started to look for a job. Then in June, a friend recommended that I apply for a lecturer’s position at a particular university. There was already a potential candidate for the position. But as I got home after the interview, I received a call to inform me that I had been successful. It turned out that the university had created an extra position for me. That was 13th July 1992, a date I’d always remember. It was also exactly two months since Dafa was publicly taught. At the time, I had not known about Dafa yet, I just thought that I was very lucky having someone looking out for me. However, after I started my cultivation, I knew that was no coincidence as everything has been done to pave the way for me to assist Master today in Fa rectification.

When I turned 55 in 2009, I became entitled to a retirement pension from the university. I took up that option and resigned from the university to work full-time for NTD. For that I was especially grateful in two ways. Firstly, because of the blessings of Dafa I was able to get such a good job, a job that had enabled me to retire with no financial worries so I could spend all my time in assisting Master in Fa rectification. Secondly, if I had not practised Dafa, I might still have retired at 55 but I would probably have done so because I fell sick and had no other choice.

That is because prior to practising Dafa, an I-Ching expert did a reading for me and said: “ You would encounter danger at around the age of 53, you will have a brain tumour.” I was shocked at the time and thought to myself, no wonder I have always said I would definitely retire at 55. It’s difficult for others to understand. They all said you had such a good job, why would you rush into retirement. It turned out that I would have been seriously ill at 53 and would have had to resign at 55. I even asked this I-Ching expert at the time whether I could escape that horrible fate. He said no because it was predestined. From then on, I started searching for the true meaning of life. As it is, I have retired at 55, but I have not retired as a sick person but as my energetic self, able and ready to assist Master in Fa rectification.

The Australia Vision production has always been short on resources; therefore the rate of broadcast repeats is very high. The program is supposed to be an Australia-wide cooperative effort and a mere individual’s effort just seemed woefully inadequate. I myself have had moments of loneliness and losing hope, but at such times Master has always given me a timely “stick warning”. I remember at the June 2009 Fahui in New York, I was fortunate to hear Master speaking. Master said: Of course, different people have different human thoughts as they cultivate and their innate foundations are different, just as their attitudes toward cultivation are, of course, different. The most precious thing is to manage to continually progress while in this gruelling setting, under pressure, and unable to see hope. That is the most precious, and greatest thing.”

The day after the Fahui, Master appeared again at the New York NTD meeting. In his lecture, Master repeated the above words and added for the first time that when Judgment Day came, Dafa disciples would all be judged as well. All that was said in response to a question about how to do well in the production of the fortnightly program Across Europe

Master said: Even those who had a positive effect would be judged just the same, in which case it would be asked how many sentient beings could not be saved on account of your failing to do well in the course of what you were doing? And in the case of a Dafa disciple, it would be asked how many of your vows went unfulfilled? Failing to make good on them would be just one aspect of it, for when you do not do something, or do it well, there are consequences of varying sizes, and you would be held accountable for all of these.

Master’s words shocked me at the time. Australia Vision is in a very similar situation as Across Europe. They are both leisure programs playing only a very small part in the whole NTD programming landscape. But Master has made the matter out to be so serious - so much so that Master would bring up such a weighty issue as Judgment Day in this connection. It became clear to me then that everything in our cultivation matters, big or small. What matters the most is the standard of cultivation we set ourselves.


Returning from the Fahui, I immediately set myself some targets and then urged myself to continue to improve on them. I started off making one 8-minute episode every three weeks, then one every two weeks and eventually I was able to make two episodes of Australia Vision every three weeks. It has not been easy achieving our targets. We were under a lot of pressure with deadlines, quite often putting the broadcasting team in New York on tenterhooks. However, once we made up our mind to persevere, help usually arrived. For example, our most recent experience has been during this year’s Shen Yun tour of Melbourne. A lot of the NTD staff was busy helping to promote Shen Yun, they had no time to get behind the camera and do filming. When I was worried that our programming target would not be met, a practitioner from NTD in Western Australia called to let me know of their plan to film for Australia Vision. They wanted my help in planning and post-production. As a result, we were able to meet our programming target even during the busy period when Shen Yun was in Melbourne.


I always feel Master’s presence in my cultivation so I dare not slack off, although I have never seen Master’s fashen or anything from other dimensions. However, in an incident where I had a narrow escape, I truly experienced the miracle of Dafa and Master’s compassion. In May 2010, after Fa study with the English NTD group, I left to drive home at about midnight. I felt a little tired and kept yawning behind the wheel. I thought about stopping for a break but decided not to because I was only minutes from home. So I kept going. Then I must have fallen asleep. When I woke up, I found I have scraped past two cars parked on the street and my car was sitting at a 90-degree angle with flames bursting out of my car’s bonnet. The loud noise brought everyone out onto the street. As for me, I did not hear a thing nor did I feel any shock. I felt a pair of hands cradling me as if I were a baby and gently putting me on the ground. I woke up at that point and found myself trapped inside the car. I thought to myself: “Oh no, I have had an accident.” It so happened that the window was open so I climbed out from the window. Once I was on my feet, I realized I was completely all right with no pain or injuries, except for a minor scratch on the corner of my eye; but my car was a write-off! People crowding around asked me whether I needed an ambulance. I said no, a fire engine would do. But fear gripped me later as I thought about what happened. My car had crossed a rail track after I fell asleep, it came to a stop about 20-30 metres short of a big intersection. If I had gone as far as the intersection, I would have been as good as dead. I survived because of the miracle of Dafa and the compassion shown by Master.


Overall my cultivation has been quite smooth with very few minor tribulations and even less major tribulations. I sometimes have doubts as to whether I am actually cultivating. If there were no tribulations, how am I to progress to higher levels? I understood from reading Master’s latest lecture “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” that there is a strict standard for cultivation. If a Dafa disciple has not done well thereby lowering his standard of cultivation, if: ”… those old, higher beings—those layers upon layers upon layers of simply countless Gods and those countless Kings” feel that you are “not good enough, below standard, they will proceed to use their power to directly destroy everything within their ability that doesn’t meet the standard, including things connected to Fa-rectification. Although they don’t have the ability to truly disrupt the Fa-rectification, they will be a hindrance.” On the other hand, if a Dafa disciple sets himself a high cultivation standard, interference from the Old Forces will be minimized. NTD work at this stage is still on a voluntary basis. However things may change very quickly. Since joining NTD, my attitude towards the work has been that even though I am working voluntarily I should treat it seriously as if I am on a $100,000 salary. At this time of rapid advances in the pace of Fa rectification, we must constantly strive to improve our cultivation standard so as to be able to withstand the trial at Judgment Day, and follow Master home.