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
Secondly, harmonize and accord with the entirety
Since I came to
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
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
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.