与大纪元一同成长

 

澳昆士兰大法弟子:瑛

2012 2 22

 

尊敬的师父好!

各位同修大家好!

很高兴能够参加这次澳洲法会,借此机会我想与大家交流一下自己在助师正法中的点滴修炼体会。不当之处请同修慈悲指正,谢谢!

 

一、得法经过:

 

我于2001 年来到澳洲,一直都是《大纪元时报》的一名忠实读者,从那时起就与这份报纸结下了不解之缘。2010 5 4 日、5 日两天,在昆士兰参加了胡乃文医师的健康讲座。胡医师建议大家去看神韻,当时我就在想:神韻、神韻、神带给你一年的好运,或许一辈子还不止呢,为什么不看呢?于是我于2010 6 2 号带上我的一位好友一起去看了这场演出。

在看演出的时候从开始到结束眼泪一直在流⋯⋯很兴奋、激动,有种说不出的幸福感和喜悦,也后悔自己为什么现在才来看?演出中场看到中共镇压法轮功的场面时,立刻决定修炼法轮功,坚修到底的决心!!!2010 6 4 号我走進《大纪元时报》报社昆士兰总部,学炼法轮功,当天师父就给我下了法轮。我终于得法了!

 

得法以后我就开始每天自己在家学法、炼功。一段时间后心想这么好的大法也应该让我身边的有缘人得法,否则太可惜了。可是自己又是个新学员,势单力薄,没有任何洪法的经验。晚上静下心来在心里默默求师父帮助:赶快派一名老学员搬到我所住的区域,带我一道洪法,让更多人知道法轮大法好,让我所在的区域更多人得法。哪怕只帮我两三个月也行,谢谢师父!

 

一个月之后,一名老学员搬到我所在的区域,我从心里感谢师父!真的感受到有师父真好!从那以后我们经常在一起学法、炼功、交流、洪法⋯⋯可是两三个月之后她搬到另一个城市去了,这也真应验了我当初说的哪怕只帮我两三个月也行。

 

同修走了,又剩下我一个人在该区了。当时也不知道下一步该怎么办?回想起同修临走时对我说的话:“一定要做好师父交代的三件事,参与到正法项目中去,在证实法中锻炼成熟。”想想自己是在《大纪元》报社得法的,“受人滴水之恩,当以涌泉相报”。那就参与《大纪元》销售,全力以赴把这份免费的中文报办的更好,让更多像我一样的有缘人通过《大纪元》了解真相、得法、修炼吧!就这样我又走進了《大纪元》。

 

二、与《大纪元》一同成长:

 

《大纪元》昆士兰总部于2009 年成立。我于2010 62 号在那得法。2011 5 月开始参与《大纪元》销售,与《大纪元》一同成长。我第一件事想到的就是开拓更多的送报点,尽快把中英文《大纪元》在我们所在区域拓开。于是我开始马不停蹄的联络各个送报点:图书馆、超市、购物中心、加油站、便利店、报社中介、地产中介、亚洲杂货店等。每周固定送报,扩大我们中英文报的影响力。然后我想到的第二件事是将他们开拓成为我方广告商家。

 

7 月份我们得知西澳Perth《大纪元》在刚刚开张短短的五个月内,销售额就达50 万元。心想他们做的这么好,那我为什么不去Perth 取经呢?将我们当地的业绩也提升起来。于是第二天就与西澳《大纪元》的协调人联系好了,他在电话里也建议我亲自飞过去,感受一下他们的正念能量场。于是我订了93 号到13 号的来回机票,心想这昆士兰《大纪元》的销售肯定会有所帮助,真谢谢西澳同修!

 

时间转眼过的真快,在师父的帮助下,地产、超市、杂货店、各大中小型企业商家都纷纷在我方报上登了广告。我的个人业绩每月直线上升,可是随之而来的心性关接二连三的出现。

10 月初签了一个地产合同,按照规定可以送免费工商文章,不小心少送给客户一次,结果却被协调人误认为送多了。当时心想:自己拼命只想多签几个地产合同,将地产版面做起来,这么卖力却被你们说成是没做好,太委屈了。明明少送,却说我送太多。太伤人了,气的我当场挂电话,一点都不礼貌,更谈不上与人为善了。事后又哭了一周,很难过、很委屈,真不想干了,停工两周,常人心都出来了。在向内找的过程中,发现自己没有站在法理上思考问题,既不善又没忍。想起了师父在《美国国际法会讲法》中的一段法:“因为在你走的这条路的过程中会有困难,会有各种各样的考验,会有你意想不到的魔难,会有你意想不到的各种各样的执著与情的干扰。这种干扰来源于家庭、社会、亲朋好友、甚至于你们同修之间,而且还有人类社会的形势的干扰,人类在社会中形成的观念的干扰。这一切一切都能够把你拖回到常人中去。你能冲破这一切,你就能够走向神。”

 

因为上一关没过好,接下来又过一次,悟性差又没过好。10 月底同样是签了一个地产合同,这次是多送了几个工商文章,心想:只要能把地产版做起来,多送一点工商文章没关系。事先没有征求负责人的同意,就签下了这个地产合同。结果协调人来电,又被气炸了,当场挂电话,再也不理他了。心想:每天这么辛苦,一个一个合同签進来,一笔一笔现款收進来,连声谢都没有,还说我没做好,还挺挑剔的。说我做的不好,你又做了多少?只觉的自己太委屈了、太冤枉了、太不被人理解了。想到这眼泪止不住⋯⋯又哭了三天,停工一周。过后向内找,觉的自己当时应该征求协调人同意再签合同为妥。事先没有请示负责人,太自作主张了、太自以为是了,还是放不下自我。觉的他的业绩还不如我呢,还去请示他?常人心又都出来了。虽然潜意识中知道自己一定有问题,但是因为太忙,当时学法没跟上。之后通过学法,我意识到虽然自己的出发点是好的,但那种做事心、急于求成的心、名利心等等执著很强烈很强烈。

 

11 月《大纪元》新年价格有所调整,我经过慎重考虑写出我的提议,可是与协调人的涨价方案相冲突,所以最后没有采纳我的建议。这时各种常人心又出来了,感到自己的努力白费了,没有被认可。那种显示心、希望被人认可的心很强烈。事后向内找,意识到其实对错并不重要,神不看这些,哪怕你的意见、

建议再好再对,不采纳你的,你能放下,去配合协调人把它做好。没有对错,神只看你是否放下了,那才了不起。回忆起师父在《曼哈顿讲法》中说的:“在神来看一个修炼人在世间,你的对和错根本就不重要,去掉人心的执著反而是重要的,修炼中你怎么样去掉人心的执著才重要。”

在遇到困难和挫折时,我常常会用师父的一段法来激励自己:“修炼嘛,就是这样,那一关设的小,你就只能走一小步,那一关设的大,你就是一个跳跃。”(《曼哈顿讲法》)

 

三、念正师父帮:

 

当然在销售过程中也有很多神奇的故事。现举两例与同修分享。

 

故事一:2011 12 月初正值圣诞节前,因为很多厂商大甩卖、折价的机会,我就出去向所有的商店一一,可是一不小心走迷路了,正好想找个地方方便一下,顺便就近停下,刚好停在一个修车场门口。心想:太棒了!進去一举两得!想到这,正念即出“救了!”随手拉开门,大大方方、堂堂正正走進去,向经理介绍了我们的报纸以及我们的服务能给他带来的好处,他当下就签了一年的合同,并当场付信用卡,前后仅花五分钟,顺便借用了一下洗手间。太神奇啦!

 

故事二:同月还有一次签完一个合同出来,看见隔壁的一个招牌广告店老板正在那算账,这时想起师父的两段法理:“这三界之内的一切都是为大法而造就的,为大法而成的,为大法而来的。”(《二零零七年纽约法会讲法》)“看上去一切好象是无序的,其实都是有序的。众生都等着得救,这一点我可以非常明确的告诉大家,大法弟子们不去救他们,不管他们在世界的哪个角落里,你们不去救他,他们就没有希望。”(《在新唐人电视讨论会上的讲法》)就把车开过去大大方方的停在他面前,堂堂正正的走过去,向他介绍我们的报纸及在华人社区的影响力。三分钟后他签了一个一年的分类广告合同,并给了我一张全额支票。只要我们有救人的这颗心,师父就会帮!真是“修在自己,功在师父。”(《转法轮》《第一讲》)

 

四、信师信法,完成自己的誓约,走好最后的路:

 

在做《大纪元》销售的同时,也兼顾做好神韻推广及其他证实大法的项目,不仅养活了自己,还给《大纪元》报社创收。在剩下不多的时间里多学法,遇到问题多想对方、多替他人考虑;遇到矛盾多想自己、向内找去掉执着。师父看到我做对了,马上给我多一个扩充心胸容量的机会,如果忍住了不但什么也没失去,反倒是一个提高心性的好机会。只有放下自我,才能

更好的圆融整体、圆融师父所要的。

 

最后我以师父《在大纪元会议上讲法》一段法与大家共勉:“别管现在是什么时期、迫害什么时候结束,就只管去做。真结束了大家都后悔。没做完之前,没到法正人间之前,大家只管去做,救人中该怎么做就怎么做,尽量的把事情做的越好越好,成就的是你们——大法弟子。”

谢谢师父!谢谢同修!

澳昆士兰大法弟子:瑛

 

Growing in the Fa at The Epoch Times

Greetings respectful Master and fellow practitioners.

I am very happy to attend this Fa conference. I would like to take this opportunity to share my cultivation experiences of assisting Master to rectify the Fa. Please correct anything that is inappropriate. Thank you.

1. Receiving the Fa

I came to Australia in 2001. I have always been a faithful reader of The Epoch Times. Since 2001, I have had an indissoluble relationship with the newspaper. On the 4th and 5th of May 2010, I went to a health seminar held by Dr Hu Nai Wen. Dr Hu suggested that we go see Shen Yun. At that time, I thought: “Shen Yun, Shen Yun. God will bring me one year of good luck; it might not only be for one year, but for a whole lifetime. Why not go to see it?” On the 2nd of June 2010, I took one of my friends to see the show. I was in tears from the beginning to the end... I was excited; it was a kind of unspeakable happiness and joy, but there was also regret that I came to see it so late. During the show, when I saw the CCP persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, I immediately decided that I wanted to practise Falun Gong and was determined that I would practise until the end. On the 4th of June, I went into The Epoch Times’ office in Brisbane to start to learn the exercises. Master gave me a Falun that day and I started receiving the Fa.

After receiving the Fa, I started reading the Fa and doing the exercises at home. Some time later, I thought I needed to let people around me know about Dafa; otherwise, it would be a pity. But I was a new practitioner, by myself, and did not have any experience in spreading the Fa. I was asking Master in my heart to send a practitioner to the suburb where I live to show me how to spread Dafa, and let more people know that Falun Dafa is good, to let more people receive Dafa in my area – even if this was only for three months. Thank you, Master.

A month later, a practitioner moved to the suburb where I live. I thanked Master from the bottom of my heart. I truly understood how good it is to have Master. From that time, we studied the Fa together every day, did the exercises, shared and promoted Dafa... Three months later, she moved to another city. What I had asked for had really come true – two or three months’ help. After the fellow practitioner left, I became the only practitioner in the area again. I did not know what I should do. I remember the practitioner said to me when she was leaving: “We must do the three things well, we need to take part in Fa-rectification projects, and we need to validate the Fa and become mature.”

When I thought about my situation, I received the Fa through The Epoch Times office – “receiving a drop of water may return a well”. I felt I needed to take part in Epoch Times sales and help this free Chinese newspaper do better in order to let more people like me know the truth through The Epoch Times, receive Dafa and start cultivation. So I went back to The Epoch Times.

2. Growing in the Fa at The Epoch Times

The Queensland Epoch Times was set up in 2009. I received Dafa on the 2nd of June 2010, and I began to do sales in May 2011, so I grew in my cultivation with The Epoch Times.

In order to promote both the Chinese and English Epoch Times, the first thing I thought about was having more newspaper pick-up points. I started contacting the library, grocery shops, supermarkets, petrol stations, newsagents, real east agents etc. We deliver newspapers every week to expand the influence of the Chinese and English newspapers. Then, the second thing I started to think about was making all of these businesses our advertising clients.

In July 2011, I heard that Perth Epoch Times had reached $50,000 monthly sales within five months of their first printing. I thought they did so well, so why shouldn’t I go to Perth to get some good experience; it could enhance the performance of our local paper. I contacted The Epoch Times’ co-ordinator in Western Australia and he suggested I could fly over and work in the righteous energy field. So I booked an air ticket for the 3rd of September to the 13th. I felt our Queensland Epoch Times really had hope now and I was thankful to Western Australian fellow practitioners.

The time went very fast, as real estate agents, supermarkets, grocery shops, and small and medium business enterprises became advertising clients with our newspaper in Queensland. As my monthly performance shot straight up, xinxing tests came one after another.

On the 30th of September, I had a dispute with the co-ordinator as we discussed some issues in the office. I felt angry immediately. I am the kind of person that Master mentions in Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan 2006: “Your Dafa disciples won’t stand for anyone being critical of them. Just one word and they explode.” I realised after that I did not show compassion to fellow practitioners. I had a strong attachment to selfishness, an attachment to wanting to only hear good words, and I could not stand criticism – and all these attachments became barriers for me to validate the Fa and save sentence beings. I was so busy at the time, and I did not study the Fa well, and did not look inward constantly.

At the beginning of October, I got a real estate contract. According to the contract, our paper needed to publish several free commercial articles for the client, but we carelessly only published a few articles. Yet the co-ordinator thought we had published too many free articles already. I thought at the time that in order to get the Real Estate page set up and running, I desperately wanted to sign a few more real estate advertising contracts. I had worked so hard, and yet he did not think the same way. It was so obvious that he published less, and blamed me for too many. I was so hurt that I was very impolite and hung up the telephone. I did not think about compassion at all at the time. I cried for a week, and felt very upset and full of grief. I did not work for two weeks, as my ordinary person’s mindset kept coming out. Then I started to look within. I realised that I did not think about everything according to the Fa, that I did not have either compassion or tolerance. This reminded me of Master’s Fa in Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference: “I say that because during the journey you will have hardships, tests of every sort, unforeseen ordeals, and you will have unexpected interference from all kinds of attachments and emotion. The interference will come from family, society, good friends, and even fellow cultivators. And along with this there is interference from changes in the state of human society and from human notions that were formed in society. All of those things can drag you back to being like an ordinary person. But if you can break through all of it, you can advance towards godhood”.

Because I did not pass this test, another one came; I did not do well with this one either. At the end of October, there was another real estate contract. I gave the client some extra free commercial articles. My thinking was that as long as the Real Estate page was established and running well, it did not matter if I gave a client a couple more free articles. I signed a contract without asking the co-ordinator. When the co-ordinator called me, I hung up on him and got very angry. I did not want to talk to him any more. The only thing I felt at the time was grievance and that I was not understood. I could not stop the tears... I cried for three days and stopped working for another week. After I looked inward again, I realised that I should consult with the co-ordinator before I signed a contract. But I had not done so, as I was too cocky and self-centred. I could not let go of self. I felt his performance was not as good as mine, so why should I consult him? All my ordinary mindset came out again. I understood that I must have some xinxing problem, but I did not study the Fa well as I was so busy. After a while, when I studied the Fa, I realised that even if my point of thinking was good, I still had a very strong attachment to doing things, I was anxious to make things happen and I was attached to fame as well.

In November, The Epoch Times adjusted the price for the coming year. After thinking carefully, I wrote down my suggestions. But I had a conflict about the co-ordinator’s new pricing, and my suggestions were not adopted. My hard work was wasted and not recognised, so my ordinary thoughts came out again. My attachment of showing off and needing to be recognised were so strong. I understood after looking inward that, in fact, being right or wrong was not important. Gods would not look at this. Even if I had a better opinion, a better suggestion, if these were not accepted, I should just let go, and co-operate with the co-ordinator. There is no right or wrong; Gods only pay attention if you let it go, and then its great. I remember that Master told us in Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan 2006: “As gods see it, for a cultivator to be right or wrong in the human world is not important in the least, whereas eliminating the attachments that come from human thinking is important, and it is precisely your managing to eliminate those attachments rooted in your human thinking as you cultivate that counts as important.”

These successive xinxing tests were a compulsory path to go through in my cultivation while at The Epoch Times. Some of them came suddenly, some even seemed very unreasonable. As Master told us in Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan 2006: “When a conflict is coming you won’t be given time to prepare. They always come when you haven’t had a chance to mentally prepare. Nobody will tell you, “I’m here to test you. I’m criticizing you so that you can elevate your xinxing. Actually, the other party in the conflict won’t realize it either, as both parties are going through a xinxing test together.”

When I face difficulties now, I always encourage myself with Master’s Fa. In Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan 2006, Master says: “That means that someone who is doing well may be given requirements that are slightly higher, and he can thus improve that much faster. That’s exactly how cultivation is. If the trial that’s set up for you is too small, then you can only take a small step with it. If the trial that’s set up is great, then it will be a leap forward that you make.”

 

3. Master will help when my thoughts are righteous

 

During the time of doing sales, there were many miracles. I would like to share a couple of them with fellow practitioners.

 

First, in December 2011, right before Christmas, many shops were having sales and specials. I lost my way when I was trying to find new clients. It happened that I needed to use the toilet. I parked the car in front of a garage. I thought: “Great, I am making him our client and I can also use his rest room.”

Kill two birds with one stone. My righteous thought was to save him. Then, I opened the door and went into the office. I introduced our newspaper to the manager and the benefits our service could bring to their company, and he signed a 1-year contract immediacy. He also paid for it by credit card. It only took 5 minutes, and then I used the rest room. It was amazing.

Another time, in the same month, I signed a contract and came out from a client. Then I saw the owner next door doing his paperwork in a sign making shop. I recalled Master’s Fa from Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference: “I said a moment ago that everything in the Three Realms was created for Dafa , developed for Dafa, and came for Dafa .” In Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference, Master said: “It might all appear random, but everything is, in reality, well ordered. All sentient beings are waiting to be saved, and I can tell you something certain. If Dafa disciples don’t act to save them, those people, no matter in what corner of the world they may be, will have no hope unless you go to save them.” I drove over and parked the car in front of his business. I introduced our paper and its influence in the Chinese community. Three minutes later, a 1-year advertising contract was signed, and a cheque for full payment was in my hand. As long as we have the heart to save sentient beings, Master will help. That is: “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s Master.” (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One)

 

4. Believe in Master, believe in the Fa, complete my vows all the way to the end

Doing sales with The Epoch Times was not only to support myself financially, but also to bring income in for The Epoch Times. At the same time, I was also involved in Shen Yun promotion and other Dafa projects. During the little spare time left, I tried to study the Fa as much as possible, consider others more, to look at myself when there was a conflict, and to look inward and let go of attachments. When I did the right thing, Master would give me another opportunity to enlarge my heart. Once I practised tolerance and found that I did not lose anything, it was a good opportunity to improve my xinxing. Only when I let go of self could I can harmonise the body and harmonise what Master wants.

To end, I would like to share Master’s Fa from Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting 2009 to encourage both myself and fellow practitioners.

“Pay no heed to what stage this now is or at what point the persecution will end. Just focus on the task at hand. Were it really to end now, you would all have regrets. As long as things have not been finished, as long as the Fa’s rectification of the human world hasn’t arrived, you should all just focus on the task at hand. And as you go about saving people, do whatever you should do, and do your utmost to see that what you do goes better and better. Doing so, who this will perfect will be none other than you – the disciples of Dafa.”

Thank you, Master.

Thank you, fellow practitioners.