突破自我 救人不忘修心

 

尊敬的师父好,

各位同修好:

我是1998年得法的老弟子,在十几年的修炼过程中,我知道了做人的真正意义,也使我懂得如何在常人大染缸的社会中做一个好人。

 

一、看淡利益,在大法中升华

在得法前,我是一个急性子的人,总是得理不饶人,即使自己没有理也能讲出三分。没结婚以前我经常让父母生气,也和姐妹吵架,妹妹经常会抱怨说我很霸道。结了婚以后这种性格不但没有好转,反而也让丈夫忍受我的坏脾气。因为我小时候身体不好,家里所有的人都会顺着我,依着我,也因此养成了这种不好的习惯。

在修炼大法以后,对我而言,这是一次自我观念上极大的转变。从一开始以为年轻人的叛逆、不孝和霸道看作是人之常情,觉得没有什么不妥;到得法以后,发现这都是常人社会道德世风日下的表现,应该统统去掉,我看问题的想法因此发生了颠覆性的变化。之前我和丈夫吵架的时候,无论自己是否有理我都不会去道歉,但得法后我就和丈夫说,之前的吵架都是我的错,我需要跟你道歉,我以后不会再这样乱发脾气了。

在我丈夫来悉尼之前,我和儿子整租了一套房子,每个星期要四百多的租金。因为我没有工作,房租对于我们来说是个负担。后来我让孩子出租了一个房间,租给了一个常人。他来的时候和我们签了三个月的合同,可是住了不到一个星期他就说想要搬走,并且已经找到了新的房子才通知我们就要离开。在他入住之前交了400元的押金,要走的时候他知道是自己违约了,因此就把这400元的押金当作补偿不要了。当时我知道这个消息后心想,因为是他违约了,我留下这400元钱也没有错,可是等到晚上睡觉前,我就一直在想这钱我到底应不应该收下。按照常人的理来说是没有问题的,可是按照法理来说,我就不能要。师父要求我们修成无私无我、先他后我的正觉。他挣钱也不容易,这一晚我一会正念,一会人念,但毕竟我是大法弟子,邪不压正,我早上醒来后清楚的意识到这押金我不能收,于是我把我的决定告诉了儿子和丈夫。毕竟儿子也是大法弟子,也很赞同,可是丈夫有点不理解。于是我就把不失不得的法理告诉了他,最后丈夫也同意了。在房客搬家的那天上午,我把400元的押金退还给了他,并跟他讲了我为什么这么做,也借此机会跟他讲了大法的真相,他也很感动。从这件事情中,是大法让我看淡了常人中的物质利益,也让常人认识到了大法的美好,知道了真相。

 

二、圆融配合整体

自从我来悉尼这2年的时间里,有幸能够参与了三次神韵推广的活动,这也是我修炼中极大的福分。在中国大陆,我们只能够向常人发放神韵的光盘,希望他们看完神韵精湛的演出之后能够得救。而现在我可以直接的参与神韵推广,虽然我不会英语,参与商场卖票的机会很少,但是我坚持了清晨发信箱的活动和发正念小组,即使看起来如此简单的事情,在修炼的道路上也不会平坦、也不会没有障碍的。

我是在每个周六、周日的早上和其他同修一起到离家较远的富人区发放神韵的单张。周六早上因为5点钟就要出发,因此我就要在4点钟起床开始准备。有时候一到4点钟就能起的来,有时候逼着自己起来先在床上坐一会儿再下床,但也有时候起不来,尤其是早上刮风下雨的时候,自己求安逸心,脑海中就有不想去的念头。每当我不想去发信箱的时候,丈夫就鼓励我说,就这么几天了,坚持坚持吧,等忙过这一阵子你就不会因为当初偷懒而后悔遗憾了。丈夫看过大法的书,但还没有完全的融入大法。听到他这样说了,我作为一个大法弟子顿时感到不好意思,也明白这就是我去安逸心的机会,也就起的了床了。

其实,神韵推广救人时我们这一地区学员整体修炼、整体配合的一个过程。我记得我们地区负责人安排我们几个小组去歌剧院附近发神韵宣传单,我在的这个小组加上司机同修是4个人,每周去两次。可是发了几次之后,有的学员有别的事情就不能再坚持了,也有的临时安排去干别的事情了,最后就剩下我和另一位同修。那天晚上雨下的很大,雨伞也打不住,也很冷。我就在想,这可怎么办啊?我们的司机同修有事情去不了了,我们手里也没有神韵资料,有个学员说要不今晚就不去了吧,我知道她是为了我们好,可是我就在想,就这么一点困难就害怕了,我在中国大陆不能堂堂正正的去救人,来到澳大利亚还怕这怕那的,一个小小的气候就被挡住了,我出国是为了什么呢?不就是为了完成自己救度众生的使命吗?怎么能说不去就不去了呢?我儿子曾经去跟同修跑大公司的时候也跟我说过,别说下雨了,就是天上下刀子也得去救人啊。于是我就立刻打电话联系了两个同修,她们也是修炼十多年的老弟子,正念很强,也说救人的事情不能怠慢,最后我们几个人就冒着雨去了。

师父在《二十年讲法》中说:“比如说你们刚才发言还在讲神韵,其实我跟大家说清楚点,神韵是救度众生的,这都知道,可是你们想过吗?那也是师父给你们开的一次互相配合、没走出来的走出来的一次机会。”

 

三、做“三退”救人的一点体会

除了推广神韵外,我一般都在本地区周六、周日的退党点讲真相,我们的退党点几个都是老年同修,她们退的都很好,比起她们我的差距很大。可是,我又不能因为自己退的不好就不去救人了,我心想能退一个是一个,就算一天没有收获也向常人发明慧周刊了,如果自己的这颗心就把自己挡住,那岂不是让干扰我的魔都看笑话了吗?我知道只要我去做,师父看得是这颗心。

我记得有一次我刚到退党点,一个60多岁的人要拿报纸,我就给了他一份明慧周刊,他接了过去就匆忙走掉。我当时赶了上去跟他讲三退的事情,他说:“有吃有喝的管那事情干什么?”我就和他说,灾难来的时候,性命都快丢掉了,再有吃有喝也没有用了啊。你还怎么吃喝呢?他说不怕,无论怎么劝他就是不退,他还说自己党、团、队都入过。过后我就和同修交流那个人的事情,没有帮他退掉真的很可惜,也为自己讲的不好难过,发觉自己劝的时候慈悲心没有出来。过了一会儿,他又转回来了,又到了我的眼前,我说:“大叔,我跟你讲都是为了你好,没有别的意思。咱们都是中国人。”他说:“我看你不是中国人。”我就告诉他:“我是中国山东的,因为在中国大陆修炼法轮功被迫害,才来到了澳大利亚,我是修真、善、忍的,我希望我们中国人都平安,健康,我给你取一个健康的化名帮你三退好吗?”最后他笑了,也同意了,还祝愿我也平安、健康,就这样愉快的帮他做了三退。退党结束后,我的心情特别好,那天两个半小时退了3个人,虽然不多,我想救度一个人可不是一件小事,涉及到宇宙中很大的范围,那能不重要吗?

 

最近几个同修鼓励我上RTC平台打真相电话。为什么我直到现在才开始打真相电话呢?因为我有怕心,怕自己说不好。其实这都是人心,这些人心不去怎么提高?又不能意识到了这是人心还总不去掉它。通过学法和听同修的交流,我悟到,都是在学一部大法,为什么别的同修能做到,而我就不能?有同修鼓励我说:“你只要鼓起勇气敢拨打电话讲真相,不用去担心说得好不好,一点点总会有提高。”

我记得第一次打电话的时候是个周六的下午,上午从退党点回来后,在离傍晚大组学法还有几个小时的时间,我就鼓起勇气上RTC开始尝试打真相电话。因为第一次还是紧张,我就先打了20个,这20个人中只有3个不听真相的,还有的是空号,有的没有接电话,最后有6个人帮他们做了“三退”。这6个人中,我说什么他们就听什么,几分钟就能让他们很诚心的“三退”。我知道这是师父在鼓励我,师父在《转法轮》里说过:“修在自己,功在师父。” 师父在《什么是大法弟子》中也说过:“每个生命、每个人都不简单,背后都代表着宇宙庞大的生命群。一个人得度,他就代表着他背后的所有生命都将得度,因为在世上的人、今天的人,绝大多数都是在天上的王下世转生成了人。”

我们都是正法时期的大法弟子,如果在正法时期不能走出来救人,就不能心中无愧的称为是正法时期的大法弟子了,也没有走师父安排的道路了。只有按照师父要求的去做,才能真正的否定旧势力的安排,圆满随师还。

以上是个人修炼体会,如有不当之处,请同修慈悲指正。

 

谢谢师父,

谢谢各位同修

Breakthrough self - save sentient beings whilst cultivating the heart

 

Greetings venerable Master, greetings fellow practitioners:

I am a veteran practitioner and have been cultivating since 1998. In the cultivation process of over ten-year period, I came to know the true meaning of life and how to be a good person in the big dye vet amongst everyday people in ordinary society.

Taking self-interest lightly and ascending in Dafa

I used to be a quick-tempered person before attaining Dafa, and would not budge a bit when I thought I was justified, even trying to prove myself right when I was at fault. Before marriage, I often made my parents upset and quarreled with my sisters. My younger sister often complained I was too wayward. After marriage, my temper had not improved a bit, even making my husband endure my temper tantrums. I suffered from ill health in my early years. All members in the family would accommodate me, which contributed to the development of my bad habit.

After practicing Dafa, I experienced a holistic change in my self-concept. Before, I regarded it as alright and human nature for being rebelliousness, bossy or lack of filial piety by the young; after obtaining the Fa, I realized such behaviour is the manifestation of degenerated morality of ordinary people society, which should be eliminated. From then on, my viewing the world had gone through a subversive change. Before, when having a row with my husband, I would not apologize regardless of my being right or wrong. But after attaining the Fa, I apologized to my husband and said to him that I was responsible for all previous arguments, and I would not throw my tantrum like that in future.

Before my husband came to Sydney, my son and I rent a house for over $400 per week. As I did not have a job, the rent was a burden for us. Later we rented a room out to an ordinary people who signed a three-month contract with us. However he informed us that he wanted to move out in less than a week and he already found another place. Before moving in, he paid a $400 of bond. He knew he had broken the contract and would leave without as compensation. Since he breached the contract, it was not wrong to keep $400. Before turning in that night, I was pondering if I should retain the bond. Based on the rule of everyday people, it was no problem. From the level of Fa, I couldn’t keep it. Master teaches us to be altruism to put others before us. It was not easy for him to make a living either. The whole night I was shifting between righteous thoughts and mundane thinking. After all I am a Dafa practitioner. The evil would not prevail over the righteous. Next morning I clearly realized that I could not keep. So I told my decision to my son and husband. After all, my son is also a Dafa practitioner who agreed with me. But my husband found it a bit hard to understand. At last my husband agreed after I explained the principle of no loss no gain. That morning when the tenant moved out, I returned the bond of $400 and told him why I returned it and clarified the truth to him. He was very moved. In the incident, it is Dafa that helped me take lightly of material interests among ordinary people and helped them recognize the goodness of Dafa and know the truth.

Secondly, harmonize and accord with the entirety

Since I came to Sydney 2 years ago, I was lucky to be able to participate in the activities of promoting Shenyun for three times, which is a big bless in my cultivation practice. In Mainland China, we could only distribute discs of Shenyun, hoping that after watching the exquisite performance, they could be saved. Now I can directly involve myself in promoting Shenyun. Though I can’t speak English, which rendered fewer opportunities for me to sell tickets in shopping malls, I had been persistent in distributing Shenyun flyers and participating in sending forth righteous thoughts. Although it looked so simple, it would not be smooth and free of obstacles on the path of cultivation practice.

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, I went with other fellow practitioners to deliver Shenyun flyers in the noble areas, located fairly far away from where I live. I need to set off at 5 am on Saturday mornings, and I had to get up at 4am to prepare myself. Sometimes, I could get up at 4am, while other times I forced myself to sit up in bed for a short while before getting up. At times, I failed to get up especially when it was windy or raining. It was the heart of laziness of mine at work that led to not wanting to be persistent. Whenever I had a thought of giving it a miss, my husband would encourage me by saying “only a few days left, be persistent. You won’t regret later due to laziness by then. My husband read Dafa books, but he had not completely integrated into the Fa. Upon hearing this, I felt embarrassed as a Dafa practitioner. I got out of bed after realizing it was time for me to rid my attachment to comfort.

In fact, saving sentient beings by promoting Shenyun is a process of local practitioners cultivating and co-ordinating as a whole. I remembered that our local co-ordinator arranged for several groups of us to distribute flyers near Opera House. There were 4 fellow practitioners in my group twice per week. After a few times, some practitioners dropped out due to some other commitments or arrangements, in the end there were only me and another practitioner. That night, the rain was pouring down and umbrella didn’t help. It was chilly. I was thinking how to do, as our driver had other arrangement and could not go with me. We didn’t have any Shenyun flyers anymore. A practitioner suggested to give up tonight. I knew she meant good for us. But I was thinking such a trivial issue could hamper me from saving sentient beings. I couldn’t in Mainland China, but I still fear this or that in Australia? A weather condition will stop me from accomplishing my mission of saving sentient beings? Then, why did I come to Australia? How can I not go? My son told me when he visited those big companies that the rain of knives would not stop him from going, let alone rains.

Master said in 20th Anniversary Fa Teaching: “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.

Thirdly, some experience in saving sentient beings by helping quit CCP

In addition to the promotion of Shenyun, I usually go to clarify the truth on local site of “Quit CCP” on Saturdays and Sundays. At our site, several elderly practitioners have been very effective in helping Chinese people quit CCP. Comparing with them, I still have a long distance to go. But I cannot stop saving sentient beings for my being ineffective. I thought to myself it is good even to help one person quit. At least I can distribute Minghui Weekly and clarify the truth. If the heart of mine interfere me, wouldn’t the demon be laughing at me? I know as long as I persist, Master values the heart.

I recall once I just arrived at Quit CCP site, a person of over 60 years of age wanted to fetch a piece of newspaper. I then handed over a Minghui Weekly. He took it and left in a hurry. I quickly caught up to help him quit CCP. He said:”As long as there’s food and drinks, why do you care about things like this? I said to him that as catastrophe approaches, one may lose one’s life, what’s use of food or drinks? He said he was scared. No matter how I persuaded him to quit, he persisted not to quit, claiming he had joined the Party, Youth League and Pioneer Group.

Later I shared the experience with a practitioner and felt bad and very pitiful for being unable to help him quit. I then realized as helping him quit, my heart of compassion was not present. After a while, he returned before me. I said:”Uncle, what I said is for your good. I mean good and we both are Chinese.” He said:”I think you are not Chinese.” I told him:”I came from Shandong, China. As people who practice Falun Gong in Mainland China are being persecuted, I came to Australia as I believe in Truth-Compassion-Tolerance. I hope safe and fortune for our Chinese nation. I help you quit with a healthy pen name. At last, he smiled, and also wished safe and health to me. After Quit CCP ended, I felt good, for with my help, three people quit CCP in 2 ½ hours. Though it was not a big number, it is not a small thing for one person to be saved, as it corresponds to a very large range in the universe. Isn’t that very important?

Recently a few fellow practitioners encouraged me to attend the RTC platform to ring to clarify the truth. Why did I just start to call to clarify the truth? For I had the heart of fear, I worried if failure. In fact, this is human heart. How to elevate without removing these hearts? Even though I realized the human heart, I still hold onto it. Through studying the Fa and listening to the sharing of other practitioners, I came to realized that all cultivate in the same school, while others can do it, why can’t I? Some practitioner encouraged me: “Once you are determined to dial the number to clarify the truth, don’t worry about if you will be doing well, you will improve gradually.”

I remember that the first call I made was on a Saturday afternoon, after coming back from a Quit CCP site and a few hours before the big group Fa-study. I was resolute to give it a go on RTC. Because it was the first time, I was nervous. I made twenty phone calls. Only 3 people did not want to listen. Some were invalid numbers and a few were not answered. In the process 6 people quit the CCP. They listened to whatever I said. After a few minutes of talking, they sincerely quit the evil Party. I know that Master is encouraging me. Master says in Zhuan Falun: “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.”Master also said in What is a Dafa Disciple: “Each life, each person, is not simple. Behind them is a massive group of beings in the cosmos that they represent. When one person gains salvation, that represents all of the beings behind him gaining salvation in the future. [I say this] because the vast majority of the people on this earth, of today’s people, are heavenly kings who descended to earth, who incarnated here as human beings.

 

We are all Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, if those who failed to step out in the Fa-rectification period to save sentient beings, they do not deserve to be Dafa disciples of Fa-rectification period at heart, who failed to walk on the path arranged by Master. Only abide by the requirement of Master, disciple can truly negate the old force arrangement and to reach the highest realm, to return with Master.

The above is some of my own cultivation experience. Please compassionately correct me if inappropriate.

Thank you, Master, and my fellow practitioners.