2012年神韵巡回演出开始，我虽来澳洲2年多了，身在西方社会，不会英语，无法和西人沟通，怎么推广神韵，向谁推广神韵，而我又没有任何特长，对澳洲的一切又很陌生，年龄又大。是不是只能象去年一样发发正念？派派报箱？或者帮一线同修带 带小孩呢？可会英语的一线同修又很少，有的是身兼数职，真正能走出来推票的人还是很少的。那2万的众生怎么救呢？我想，我是师父的弟子，带着誓约下世，“助师正法，救度众生”是我的使命，也是我的荣耀。是师父把我从地狱中救出来，洗刷掉我在沉沦中的一切污垢与业 债，又把我从那个最恐怖的环境中带到这自由的国度，师恩浩荡。在这救人的重要时刻，我能做什么呢？我该做什么呢？常人都知道感恩，我是大法弟子，我应该用什么回报师父呢？。通过学法修炼我悟到，师父不要我们任何东西，不要任何回报，只要弟子的一颗心，一颗真正实修的心，一颗慈悲救人的心。而且师父一切都给我们做好了，只要弟子在行为上有那么一点点的付出，师父就给我们那么大的威德，这样的师父、这样的机缘、这样的荣耀不但从来没有，以后也不会再有。
什么不会英语了，什么有没有能力了等等，这都是借口，都是要破除的观念，我们修炼人“就必须从根本上改变常人的观念”《论 语》，我一下意识到自己人的观念还很强。救人是在做神的事，神念做神事，人念怎么能做了神的 事呢？。我们修炼不就是要修去人的东西吗，只有这样才能从人中超脱出来。师父要的我们做弟子的就要最大限度去圆容，我个人虽然不具备表面上推广神韵的能力，可我有师父呀，有大法呀。我知道大法弟子是超常的，只要念正， 做事在法上，一切无所不能。想到这些，脑子闪出一念，要突破自我去推票，就从身边做起，从华人做起，能救一个是一个，“修在自己，功在师父”《转法轮》，圆容师父所要的。有了这一念后，好象我的思维、行为、时间、周围的生命都为这一念而存在。
我知道一切不能想当然的做，一定要通过自己的努力和付出，就像要想给人水，自己桶里不但要有水，而且要有很多的水。我开始 上网看神韵的详细介绍，進一步了解神韵，扩充自己。能用的上的就下载下来，中文的、英文的都下载，简单的词汇找电脑翻译。我把这些辅助资料作为法器，放在一起，发挥其作用。在推票中，最成功的一次，是卖给西人，印度一个老板。情况是这样，我在一家食品加工企业打工，老板是印度人。我们语言不通，不能交流，有事时，我就用语言加手势，对方能知道大概意思，就行了。如果对方理解不了，那里有个华人，会一点英语，她帮简单翻译一下也就ok了。打工干活，不用太多的语言，活干好了，老板就高兴。但介绍神韵，这个华人可就帮不上了，怎么办？我开始先做铺垫，今天给他个神韵挂历，过几天给他光碟，不断的给他资料看。每次他都说“good thank you!” 没有其它反应。我给的时候呢，同事我也分别都给，要不要，我没任何想法，要就要，不要就不要，做而不求。临近神韵演出前一个多月，我用我的方式告诉他们去看神韵，都摇头，有的说没时间，有的说贵。我有些灰心，一想算了，资料都看了，我跟他们也说不明白，反正我要休假了，顺其自然吧。我请了假，5月10号后上班。
过了几天，前后有二个同修问我，老板是否买票的事？我说没呢，语言不通，我讲不明白。一个同修说没关系的，我帮你找个英语好的同修去给他讲，让他看神韵。师父说“救度众生的事情、讲真相的事情啊，很多人做的都不深入，跟人家讲两句，爱听不听，不听算啦，又去找别人了。做什么事情啊，有始有终，把它做好，救人就把他救了”《什么是大法弟子》。是呀，师父是在说我呢，既然做了为什么不能坚持呢？这是师父在点化我，这样我又有了信心。这个同修帮我约好与那个同修见面的时 间和地点。我见到那位同修，她不但英语好，神韵推票还很有经 验，我告诉她老板的大概情况后，她说我俩先在车里发正念，然后再進去见他。20分钟后，我俩進屋见到的是老板娘，怎么讲她都摇 头说不买票也不看。同修暗示我，快再发正念，我就发正念，同修就继续讲，她边 讲边打手中的神韵宣传显示器，怎么也打不开，只能评经验，靠嘴去讲。她对我说这儿的干扰太大，你继续发正念。我看出她那坚定的目光，我就求师父，我说“师父呀，您派我们来救人，我们一定要把这人救了，请师父加持。然后我心里在喊老板娘的名字，我说你知道吗？！你的钱都是师父给的，今天师父让我们来救你，你没有任何理由打折扣，‘法正乾坤，邪恶全灭！’”，这 时同修说些什么，我不知道，我只看同修把她家的电脑打开，上网查看座位图，随后就点击4张，价位119的票。我还在纳闷，啊！这么容易就改变了，变的这么快？100多元钱的4张。这时老板也过来了，就看老板从兜里掏出银行卡，连连点头说“ok, ok”，并签了名，钱划出去了，票买了。我体会到了什么叫“弟子正念足，师有回天力”，（《洪吟》二，师徒恩），看起来是买不买票的问题，我们知道实质这是生命的选择呀。这次我跟这个同修配合的非常好，互相没有一点别劲的感觉，一个眼神，一个动作，对方就能感应到。事后我才知道这位同修，排除了很大的阻力出来的，我虽然没有象常人那样对她感谢与赞美，但我心里好感动，非常感谢她的付出。
通过这次售前、售中、售后完整的跟近销售过程，我更加体会到：信师信法，一切师父都安排好了，我们只要去做就可以了。一直以来，每当我遇到困难时，就有能帮到我的同修出现，我知道这都是师父的安排。谁什么时 间，什么场合，做什么事情。这些出现在我们面前就认为是巧合，是偶然。我还悟到：修炼中的一切困难都象是敷衍的门，一推就开，就看我们去不去动手推。好比走路，眼下是一条河，师父说走过去，我会不加一点犹豫去走。当你真去走时，会发 现，桥就在水下；再有观念的转 变和配合，说到配合，还有好几个同修，对这个事有过不同程度的关心和付出，我就不泛泛的去说了，在此说声谢谢！你们的威德同在。
One successful sale in promoting Shen Yun to my boss
Greeting venerable Master. Greetings fellow practitioners.
Shen Yun is one of Master’s methods to save people with mercy, save more people and save people quickly. It can also be accepted by the world’s people who speak different languages, who are of different racial backgrounds and who are of different social status. At the same time, it allows for all Dafa disciples to participate in an important project with profound and long lasting meaning to save people and to help Master in rectifying the Fa.
Over the past few years due to various reasons, Shen Yun ticket in Sydney sales had not been ideal. Compassionate Master had asked us to start from mainstream society, once established in mainstream society, Shen Yun would then quickly be established elsewhere. We all knew deep down, that sentient beings longed to be saved and the sentient beings are looking forward to Shen Yun. But the tribulations and hardships set by the old forces have obstructed the salvation of sentient beings. Additionally, we had not left from the principles of the old universe where our human heart and notions often blocked us and this had prevented Shen Yun’s saving people from being effective in our cases.
2012 Tour started,
even though I had been in
About me not knowing any English, and not having any ability etc., these are all excuses, they are all notions that we need to eliminate. As cultivators “it is necessary to make a fundamental change of the mentality of ordinary people” (Lun Yu, Zhuan Falun), I then became aware that my notions were very strong. Saving people is doing what a God does, you need to have a mentality of a God to do it, how can you do it with a human mentality? Isn’t it the case that our cultivation is about cultivating away out human mentality? Only by this way, can you detach yourself from humanness. What Master wants, as disciples we should maximally conform, even though personally I do not, on the surface, possess poper ability to promote Shen Yun, but I have Master and I have Dafa. I know that Dafa disciples are extraordinary, as long as we have righteous thoughts and we do things according to the Fa, we can do anything. After thinking about this, a thought suddenly appeared in my head, I need to overcome myself in order to go sell tickets, starting from my surroundings and from Chinese people, as being able to save one is still one person saved. “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s Master” (Zhuan Falun), I must conform with everything Master wants. After having this thought, it seemed like my thinking, actions, time and lives within my surroundings existed because of this one thought. I participated in the Chinese team Shen Yun training and learnt a lot of methods and skills, and at the same time, I realised that I had an attachment of relying on others. The practitioners who held the training were actually not professionals; it was that they had placed their hearts into doing it and while learning, cultivating and doing the promotions they had gained the methods and experience. While checking myself, I realised that we all have the same Master, and study the same Fa but their understanding of Shen Yun and their heart for saving people is really different from mine. I felt really ashamed. This has allowed me to increase my confidence and my wish to sell tickets.
I know everything cannot be taken for granted; everything must be done through one’s own hard work and effort. It’s just like giving someone water, our bucket must first have water in it and it must also have a lot of water in it. I started to go online to do some research on detailed introductions on Shen Yun. I wanted to understand more about Shen Yun and expand myself. Everything that I could use I downloaded, Chinese or English, I just downloaded them. I also used the computer to translate words into simple terms (that I would be able use). I treated the various data I used to support me as Fa instruments and when placed together, it played its role. During ticket selling, my most successful sale was when I sold tickets to a westerner, an Indian business owner. The situation occurred like this, I work at a food manufacturing company, and my employer is of Indian nationality. We were unable to communicate to each other, at times I would use hand gestures and he would be able to understand the general meaning, which was okay. If he didn’t understand me, the Chinese lady who also works there and who knows a little bit of English would help me translate, this was also okay. While working, you do not need to speak, as long as the work is done well, my employer would be happy. However, when introducing Shen Yun, the Chinese lady was unable to help me, so I thought what to do? I began first to pave the way, on the first day I gave him the Shen Yun calendar, in the next couple of days I gave him a DVD and I constantly gave him flyers to look at. Every time he would say “Good, thank you!” but would not have any other reaction. When I was giving it to him, I would also give them to my co-workers, I didn’t have any thoughts as to whether they wanted it, if they wanted it they would take it, if they didn’t want it they would not take it. I did this without any pursuit. One month before Shen Yun was going to start, I used my ways to encourage them to go watch Shen Yun, many of them shook their heads, some said they had no time, others said it was too expensive. I felt a bit disappointed. I thought: ‘Oh well, they have already seen the flyers and I wouldn’t be able to explain to them either. Besides, I was going to go on leave so let’s follow the course of nature.’ I went on taking the leave and was going to return to work on May 10th.
After a few days had passed, there were two practitioners who asked me, “Has your employer bought tickets?” I said that he hadn’t, I was unable to communicate with him and wouldn’t be able to make him understand. One of the practitioners said “That’s alright, I will go and help find you a practitioner who can speak English well to go have a chat with him and encourage him to go watch Shen Yun”. Master said “saving sentient beings and clarifying the truth, a lot of people haven’t done it in depth. They’ll say just a few words to people, thinking “Listen or don’t listen, just do whatever you like. You don’t want to listen, fine!” and they’ll go on to find the next person. In whatever you do you should carry it through to the end, do it well, and if you intend to save someone, then go ahead and save him.” (What is a Dafa Disciple) That’s right, Master is talking about me, since I’ve started doing this, why don’t I persist on doing it? This was Master giving me hints and because of this I regained confidence. This practitioner helped me organise a time and place to meet with the other practitioner. The practitioner I met not only had good English but had a lot of experience in Shen Yun promotion. I explained to her generally my situation with my employer. She told me, “we’ll first stay in the car to send forth righteous thoughts, and then we will go in to see him”. After 20 minutes, we both went inside and we saw my employer ’s wife. No matter how we spoke she kept on shaking her head and didn't want to purchase tickets. That practitioner hinted to me to quickly send forth righteous thoughts and that’s what I did. The practitioner continued speaking to her and while speaking she tried to turn on her machine to show her the promotional video, however, the practitioner was unable to turn on the machine. She could only use her experience and her mouth to promote. The practitioner then told me that “the interference here is really big; you should continue to send forth righteous thoughts”. I was able to see her very firm gaze. I then decided to ask Master for help. I said “Master, you sent us to come save people, we must save this person, please Master strengthen us.” Then within my heart I called out at my employer’s wife, I thought “ ... ... The Fa Rectifies The Cosmos, The Evil Is Completely Eliminated’” At that time, I didn’t know what that practitioner was saying, I just saw her open her laptop she brought from home, went online to look for the seating plan, then selected 4 tickets within the $119 section. I was quite surprised, ah! It was so easy and quickly for you to change your thinking? And to buy 4 tickets in the $119 range. At that time my employer came over, then I saw my employer take from his pocket a bank card and nodded while saying “Okay! Okay!” He then signed his name, the money was taken and the tickets were sold. I then understood what it meant: “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide” (Hong Yin 2, The Master-Disciple Bond). On the surface it appeared to be an issue of buying tickets, however, it was actually the choice of a living being. On this occasion I cooperated with this practitioner really well, there were no discordant feelings between us. One look, one action, the other party would be able to sense it. Later I learnt that this practitioner had to get rid of a lot of resistance in order to come out, though I did not thank her or praise her like an ordinary person, I was moved and very grateful for her efforts in my heart.
Speaking of which, even though my boss bought tickets, as I have worked in his company for more than a year and I know that there is a great amount of interference interfering with him, I just persisted to send forth righteous thoughts and to continually eliminate the interference. I arrived at the theatre half an hour before the performance was going to start. I didn’t know whether he was here yet. Without any other choices, I gave him a call. Even though he didn’t understand what I said he knew I had arrived. He had answered his phone, told me a lot of things but I did not understand a bit of it. So I decided to wait at the door. Then in a while I heard him call out my name. I turned my head and saw that he had come. It felt like having one piece of rock fall off onto the ground, I finally stopped worrying. What I didn’t know was, he had arrived really early, his whole family looked really cheerful, when we met everyone gave me a hug, it was like seeing relatives that I had not seen for a long time. I was also very happy. Their reactions were a result of their knowing side understanding that they have attained salvation. We just looked at each other without speaking but the happiness and joy from the bottom of our hearts were sincere. At that time, I saw the practitioner who always translated to the western practitioners at the group Fa study standing on the side. “Wow, what a coincidence!” I quickly asked him to come over to chat with my employer. This practitioner had previously helped me make a phone call to my employer regarding Dafa and incidentally they get to meet. This practitioner was very natural and generous. He introduced Shen Yun to my employer’s family in some detail and in accordance with the situation of my employer’s family; he talked about the benefits of Falun Gong.
After they watched the Shen Yun performance, they were indescribably moved. When I went back to work, my co-workers asked me “What did you say to the boss? How would he go watch Shen Yun? And after watching it, he appeared really happy saying how good Shen Yun was and how beautiful it was. For them to go watch Shen Yun was extremely strange.” When I went to sell the tickets (at my workplace), there were some people who made sarcastic comments, and while holding the Shen Yun flyers said, “Humph, I will not go watch this”. Now, after seeing my employer being so happy, she said, “Next year I’ll go and watch Shen Yun”. On this incident, I understood further what Master meant by establishing Shen Yun in the mainstream society. This time it was my employer who went to watch Shen Yun, if it was an employee who went to watch, he might not dare to make a big deal out of it, and might talkk about it in private. This time my employer not only went to watch Shen Yun but after coming back he wanted to learn the exercises and he was learning it earnestly.
Through experiencing the whole process of this sale, I felt I’ve further understood: ‘Believe in Master, Believe in the Fa, Master has organised everything well, I just need to go and do it.’ It had always been, if I encountered a problem, practitioners who were able to help me would appear, I know this was Master’s arrangements. Someone would be doing something at some time, in some occasion. However, when something appeared right in front of us, we would usually think it was a coincidence or an accidental occurrence. I had also enlightened that: ‘During cultivation, the problems that we encounter appear to be perfunctory doors, one push and it would open, it is up to us as to whether we will go push the door. Like when walking, you see a river, Master tells you to cross it, I would not hesitate to cross the river. And when you really do cross it, you will find that there is a bridge under the water.’ Once again let me talk about the change of notion and cooperation. Speaking of cooperation, there were some other practitioners who had also placed in concern and effort to some extend to this matter. I am not going to mention it in general but I will once again say thank you! Your mighty virtue is also present.
During this period, my daughter had given birth to a child, Shen Yun shows ended on May 7th, and the baby reached a month old on May 7th. I believed that as Dafa disciples, we should do what Dafa disciples ought to do, that is, making saving people a priority. I tried my best to balance my family affairs. During the day my daughter’s mother-in-law would look after the baby, at night I would look after the baby. The baby would sleep with me, I would have to feed the baby, change the nappies and every night I would have to get up twice. On top of that I have to study the Fa and do the exercises, therefore every day I would sleep very little, however, I was not tired and I did not feel fatigued. Every day during peak hour, I would put on my “Fa instrument” bag which had promotional flyers, DVDs, photo books, audience feedback and a seating plan etc. In accordance with my own conditions, my principle for promoting was: ‘As long as mainstream society did it, the general public would do it. As long as Chinese people did it, westerners would do it. As long as those who were familiar with things did it, those who were new to things would do it. As long as people who haven’t seen Shen Yun did it, those who have seen Shen Yun would do it. In order to coordinate well with the one body, coordinate well with those practitioners who can speak English well, I would become their aid.’ To those people who we were familiar with or not familiar with, we would talk to them earnestly. When selling tickets, there were 33 people who were going to watch Shen Yun for the first time. Once again I would like to thank Master from my heart for setting up this platform for saving people using Shen Yun. This has allowed me to breakthrough myself, have courage to come out and regardless of whether it was my mind nature or my understanding of Fa principles, I felt that I had upgraded.
In this I had also seen my shortcomings, when encountering things that touched on my mind nature, I would usually not be able to handle myself well, and sometimes I would let my human nature take over. My attachment to competition was very strong and I was not compassionate enough. From now on I will be more diligent and cultivate more steadfastly. I will look within more in everything I do and continually upgrade myself and follow Master to consummation.
Thank you Master. Thank you fellow practitioners.