万古机缘不可衍 历经风雨志愈坚

Cherish the Precious Chance; Temper Ourselves and Meet the
Challenges

David Yu

 

慈悲伟大的师父好!

Greetings benevolent Master!

各位同修好!

Greetings fellow practitioners!

19991月开始修炼法轮功,在邪恶的疯狂迫害中,我以法为师,正念正行,见证了许多大法的神迹。

I started practising Falun Gong in January 1999. Under the evil persecution, I regarded the Fa as Teacher, conducted myself with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and witnessed many miracles of Dafa.

一、正念反迫害中见证大法神奇

1. Resist the persecution with righteous thoughts and validate miracles of Dafa

2000620日,我独自到天安门广场去上访。在去之前,我想了很多。虽然迫害发生后,我参加了720日、21日、22日在北京府右街等地的上访,19991020日我还到位于永定门的中办、国办信访办上访过,但是这次不一样。因为自1999720日之后,全国各地大量同修到天安门广场上访,而邪恶的迫害越来越严重。这个时候走出来可能意味着前途尽失,意味着可能被劳教、判刑、甚至酷刑致死。我6月初刚刚完成学位论文答辩,我还没有拿到毕业证。我家在农村,家境不宽裕,好不容易把我培养成名牌大学的高才生,家里的父母还指望我光宗耀祖。在这时在天平的一边是个人的安危、得失、荣誉、地位、前途、亲情,另一边是大法。我究竟要哪个?我想了想,答案很清晰——我选择大法!因为这部法开创了一切生命,师父在经文《定论》中说:“众生珍惜大法就是珍惜自己的生命,慈悲众生。”主佛下世度人被诽谤,众生正在被谎言毒害,大法弟子就是人世间的护法神。我不站出来维护大法谁来维护大法?于是我放下一切、放下生死,坚定的走到天安门广场,感觉到护法的庄严神圣。我在广场中央找了一块空地,堂堂正正坐了下来盘腿打坐。时间就象静止了一样。我坐下来不到两分钟,忽然脑袋上被一个便衣用矿泉水瓶狠狠的砸了一下,同时几个便衣的飞腿踹在我身上,拳头狠狠的砸在我身上。便衣把我拖起来向警车拉去。“法轮大法好!真善忍好!还我师父清白!”我用尽所有的力量大声呼喊,仿佛从生命的最深处身体的每一个细胞往上、层层层层的细胞都在呐喊!那一刻,我感到我的声音在宇宙中回荡,全宇宙的生命都在听。那一刻我永远难忘。也奇怪,便衣恶警打得我这么狠,我一点都不感觉疼。我知道是师父替我承受了。

On 20 June 2000, I went to Tiananmen Square alone to appeal for Falun Gong. I thought a lot before I went. Although I participated in appeals on 20, 21 and 22 July in 1999 in Beijing after the persecution started, and I also went to the government appeal offices in Yongdingmen on 20 October 1999, this time was different. After 20 July 1999, a large number of practitioners around the country went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong and the evil persecution had become more severe. If I stepped forward and appealed for Falun Gong again now, I could lose my own future; I could be taken to a forced labour camp, sentenced to jail or even tortured to death. I had just completed my university dissertation in June, and was yet to get my certificate. My home is in the countryside and I am not from a wealthy family; it hadn’t been easy for my family to help me through my studies at a prestigious university, and my parents were expecting me to bring honours to my family. At this point on the scale, one side was personal safety, gain and loss, honour, status, future and family, and the other side was Dafa. What should I choose? I thought about it; the answer was very clear – I chose Dafa because Dafa has created all beings. Master said: “When all sentient beings treasure Dafa, they are treasuring their own lives and being compassionate to all sentient beings.” (From “Definitive Conclusion” in Essentials for Further Advancement) Lord Buddha has come to the human world to save people, but is being defamed; sentient beings are being poisoned by lies. Dafa disciples are protectors of the Fa in the human realm. If we didn’t step forward to protect Dafa, who would? So I let go of everything, including life and death, and went to Tiananmen Square. I felt the solemnity and sacredness of protecting the Fa. I found a space in the square, sat down and started meditating. Time seemed to have frozen at that point. Less than two minutes after I sat down, suddenly a plainclothes policeman hit my head hard with a mineral water bottle, while several others started kicking me and punching me with their fists. They pulled me up and took me to the police car. “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! My Master is innocent!” I shouted with all my strength, as if every single cell deep in my body, layers of layers of cells, were shouting at the same time! At that moment, I felt my voice was echoing in the universe and all beings in the entire universe were listening. I can never forget that moment. Oddly enough, even though the plainclothes policeman hit me very hard, I didn’t feel any pain. I knew that Master was bearing all the pain for me.

20084月,我被非法绑架到劳教人员调遣处时,邪恶让我蹲下抱头,我不配合,单手立掌发正念。我心里想,不要怕,表面上这儿是戒备森严,是国家暴力机器,似乎很强大,但是在另外空间,是我们大法弟子强大。只要我们正念在法上,法的威力就会在我们身上体现出来。师父说:“弟子正念足,师有回天力。”(《洪吟·二》)恶警把我拉到胸透室,四个警察各持电棍蜂拥而上,我心里没有害怕,念着“灭”字。邪恶在电我的时候出现电流倒流,当时电着了这四个警察,他们立即撒手直喊“漏电”。他们后来又把我劫持到集训大队,6个警察分别用615万伏高压电棍持续同时电击1个小时左右,他们让四个犯人把我四肢按住,压在地上,电完这面,再反过来电,这样来回翻,用他们的话来说,这叫“烙饼子”。我当时心里想着“灭”字,即使在浑身剧痛的情况下仍坚定的发着正念清除另外空间的邪恶,充满电的电棍出现莫名其妙就没电的情况,邪恶又不得不从其他大队调电棍。后来我剧痛难忍,感觉自己的元神似乎要离开躯体了,心里想着求师父,这一念还没有出,就听那个头头说:“收了吧”。他们就不再电了。师父在二零零一年九月八日发表的《也三言两语》的经文中说:“对宇宙真理坚不可摧的正念是构成善良的大法弟子坚如磐石的金刚之体,令一切邪恶胆寒,放射出的真理之光令一切生命不正的思想因素解体。有多强的正念,有多大的威力。”我个人悟到,不仅仅是在没有邪恶迫害、没有压力下要有正念,就是在邪恶残酷迫害、生死攸关时、在谎言铺天盖地是非似乎难以分清时、在自己承受痛苦时、在迷中、在情中、甚至包括在常人名利情的利益诱惑中,你还能保持修炼人的正念。这才是最了不起的。

师父在二零零五年二月二十六日《美国国际法会讲法》中说:“所以作为一个修炼的人来讲,能够坚定自己,能够有一个什么都不能够动摇的坚定正念,那才真的是了不起。象金刚一样,坚如磐石,谁也动不了,邪恶看着都害怕。”师父还说:“就这么正信的一念,谁能守住这正念,谁就能走到最后,谁就能成为大法所造就的伟大的神。”

In April 2008, I was illegally arrested and taken to a forced labour camp. The evil tried to force me to squat down. I didn’t cooperate and held up one hand to send righteous thoughts. I thought to myself: “Don’t be afraid. It may look like a place with tight security, a powerful violent state apparatus on the surface, but in another dimension, we Dafa disciples are much stronger. As long as we maintain strong righteous thoughts and stay on the Fa, the power of the Fa will manifest in our bodies.” Master said: When disciples have ample righteous thoughts. Master has the power to turn back the tide (“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II). The guards dragged me into a room and four police swarmed forward with electric batons. I was not afraid in my heart, and kept repeating the word “eliminate”. The electric current flew back and shocked the police themselves. They dropped the batons and yelled out “Leakage of electricity!” Later, they took me to the intensive training division, where six police shocked me with 6 150,000 volt high-voltage electric batons for about one hour. They asked four inmates to hold my limbs to the ground, and repeatedly shocked me. After they shocked one side of my body, they turned me over and shocked the other side, calling it “bake the pancake”, in their words. I kept thinking the word “eliminate” in my mind, and even when my whole body was in great pain, I kept righteous thoughts and kept clearing out the evil in other dimensions. Then their fully charged electric batons went flat for no apparent reason. The evil had to get more electric batons from other divisions. Later, the pain became almost unbearable, and I felt as if my soul was about to leave my body. I began to think to ask Master for help. Just at that moment, I heard the leader say: “Pack up now.” Then they stopped. Master said: “Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is.” (“Also in a Few Words” in Essentials for Further Advancement II) My personal understanding is we must always maintain righteous thoughts not only when there is no evil persecution or pressure, but also when we suffer the evil’s persecution, when in a life-and-death situation, when lies are rampant and it’s hard to distinguish right from wrong, when one is suffering pain, in the maze and distracted by sentiments, and loss and gain in the ordinary human world, one still holds a cultivator’s righteous thoughts. This is the most remarkable thing.

 

Master said: “So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you – evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you.” Master also said: “One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa.” (From “Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference, February 26, 2005)

 

2.     珍惜万古机缘,精進救人兑现誓约

1.     Treasure the precious chance and fulfil our pledge by being diligent in saving people

今年4月,我和妻子同修有缘来到澳洲。在这片自由的土地上,我能够自由的修炼,学法炼功做“三件事”,我感到无比的幸福、格外的珍惜。要知道在大陆,大法弟子是冒着随时被抓、被打、甚至失去生命的危险在救人。相比之下,我们海外同修应该珍惜自由的修炼环境。

In April of this year, my wife (also a practitioner) and I came to Australia. In this free land, I can cultivate, study the Fa, do the exercises and do the “three things” freely. I feel very happy and deeply cherish the opportunity. In Mainland China, Dafa disciples are facing the danger of being arrested, beaten, and even losing their lives to save people. In contrast, we overseas Dafa practitioners should really cherish the free cultivation environments we have.

在海外自由的修炼环境里,容易起安逸心。所以正念更加显得尤为重要。因为在大陆,同修们知道,没有正念,很容易被迫害(当然即便我们有漏,我们也在大法中归正,不能承认旧势力的安排)。所以比较容易严格要求自己。而在海外,不存在迫害,同时又有那么多常人的所谓“诱惑”、“安逸”,更加容易放松自己的修炼。所以一定要多静心学法,正念来自于法,越学法越觉得法的珍贵无比,越学法越觉得万古机缘珍贵无比,越学法正念就会越来越强,就会越来越摆脱常人的“壳”,从而真正走向神。

It’s very easy to develop an attachment to comfort in a free and relaxed environment. So it is even more important to hold righteous thoughts. In Mainland China, practitioners are very clear that one can easily be persecuted if one fails to hold righteous thoughts. (Even when we have omissions, we can rectify them in Dafa. We won’t accept the arrangements of the old forces.) So it is relatively easier for us to be strict with ourselves, whereas overseas, even though there is no persecution, it is easier to slack off in our cultivation, as there are so many so-called ordinary people’s “temptations” and “comforts”. So we must study the Fa more. Righteous thoughts come from the Fa; the more we study the Fa, the more we will realise how precious the Fa is; the more we study the Fa, the more we will realise how precious the chance we have is; the more we study the Fa, the stronger our righteous thoughts will become, and we will be able to get rid of this ordinary people’s “shell”, and walk towards divinity.

不久前,佛学会组织参加Toowoomba花节游行,我也报了名,我是舞龙队的一员。但是就在当天早上,我身体出现气喘、胸闷等不舒服的症状。我夫人劝我要不要跟协调人说一下,请一下假。我当时想,不行。因为舞龙队缺了我一个人会很被动。我无论如何也不能缺席,再难也要坚持。同时我也发正念清除另外空间对我的迫害和干扰。游行开始了,我自始至终,感觉自己被强大的能量场包围,一直舞龙舞了几公里,一点也不觉得累,一点也不喘了。沿途观众特别多,今年有10万人从各地赶来观看花节。主持人不停的在介绍法轮大法,几乎每个观众脸上都绽放着热情的笑容,他们不停的挥手向大法弟子方阵致意,看到众生被大法的美好深深打动,我感到特别的激动和幸福。游行下来自己身体全好了,这件事让我体会到我们做每件事的正念非常重要,以法为大,彻底放下自我,心系救度众生的纯净一念,任何事情阻挡不了我们做好三件事的步伐,法的威力就会展现。

Recently, the FXH organised for us to participate in the Toowoomba Grand Floral Parade. I signed up, and was placed in the dragon dance team. But on that morning, I started wheezing and felt tightness in my chest, and there were also other uncomfortable symptoms. My wife asked if I wanted to call the group leader to take leave. I thought: “No. If I’m absent, the dragon dance team would have trouble. I will be there no matter what.” I kept sending righteous thoughts to clear out the interference from other dimensions. The parade started, and throughout the parade I felt being surrounded by a strong energy field; we did the dragon dance all the way through, covering a distance of a few kilometres and I didn’t feel a bit tired. Many people came to watch the parade this year, more than 100,000 people from all over the place. The MCs were constantly introducing Falun Dafa through loud speakers, and the spectators were all smiling at us warmly. They waved to us and cheered. I felt particularly happy when I saw so many people moved by the beauty of Dafa. My body was completely normal after the parade and all the symptoms had gone away. Once again, I realised that it is very important that we do everything with righteous thoughts, put the Fa as top priority and completely let go of “self”; we must have a pure heart to save sentient beings, then nothing can stop us in doing the three things , and the power of Fa will manifest.

师父在《洪吟·<观感>》中说:

做好三件事

救众生

回归步别松”

Master wrote in the poem “A Reading Response” in Hong Yin III

Hurry up,

Do well the Three Tasks

Save all beings,

Return home and don’t slow your steps.”

于是我积极加入到在中国领事馆前、中国城、华人区讲真相的活动中去,同时参与RTC电话讲真相平台拨打三退电话及营救电话。在讲真相的过程中,我体悟到正念的重要性。例如一次在给云南某公安民警打营救电话时,我就想,既然让我拨打这个电话,那说明这个警察还是可以救度的。打营救电话,震慑邪恶、营救同修固然是目的,但同时还是大法慈悲的展现,也是对那些不明真相的警察的救度。所以我心怀慈悲一念,拨通了那个电话,我说:“警察应该是崇高的职业,应该是正义的化身。但是今天在大陆,警察却成了中共迫害好人的工具。”然后我从薄熙来被判无期徒刑说起,谈到中共活摘法轮功学员器官,谈到天安门自焚伪案,谈到三退大潮,警察听了17分钟多,明白了真相,记下了追查国际举报电话,也做了三退。一个生命得救了。我还给普通民众打电话,我感到众生真的是觉醒了。现在正是大法弟子全力以赴抓紧时间救人的好时候,就好像稻子熟了,该是我们收割的时候了。时间不等人啊!万古机缘瞬间即逝啊!

So I actively participate in clarifying the truth in front of the Chinese consulate, in Chinatown, and in Chinese communities, and I also clarify the truth on the RTC platform to make quit CCP phone calls. In the process of clarifying the truth, I realised the importance of righteous thoughts. For example, once I was going to call a policeman in Yunnan. I thought: “I have the number to call and it means that the policeman may be saved.” When making rescue calls, it’s our goal to deter the evil and rescue fellow practitioners, but we must also show the compassion of Dafa. So I called with a compassionate heart. I said: “The police should be a noble profession, it should be the embodiment of justice, but in Mainland China today, the police have become a tool to persecute good people.” Then I started talking about Bo Xilai’s life sentence, about the CCP’s live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners, the Tiananmen Square “self-immolation” and the current of quitting the CCP. The policeman listened for over 17 minutes and learned the truth. He wrote down the hotline number of The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) and quit the CCP. A life was saved. I also make calls to ordinary people. I can feel that people are waking up. Now is the best time for Dafa disciples to hurry up to save more people. It’s like when the rice is ripe and it’s time for harvest. Time doesn’t stop and wait; the precious chance may disappear in a flash!

修炼是十分严肃的,千万年的等待不就是为了这万古机缘吗?而且机缘只有一次啊!一个同修做梦梦到,钟表的指针不停的一圈一圈的加速旋转。试想,假如正法这件事情明天就要结束,我们的执著心去掉了多少?我们的史前誓约兑现了多少?有多少对我们寄予厚望的众生还没有得救?在海外没有迫害容易起安逸心,但是这点人中的安逸是人所求的,我们不是要超出常人吗?不像大陆同修冒着生命危险讲真相,我们只不过辛苦点罢了。而和众生的得救相比,这点辛苦又算的了什么呢?和大法给予我们的无比的荣耀相比,这点付出又算的了什么呢?这个地球乃是浩瀚大穹、无量宇宙之中的一粒尘埃中的尘埃的尘埃,是相比之下最肮脏的地方,人生百年也不过匆匆一瞬,这点人的执著真的那样难以割舍吗?和大法弟子未来的殊胜果位相比,又算的了什么呢?

Cultivation is a very serious matter. Haven’t we waited thousands of years just for this precious chance? And we can only have the chance once! A fellow practitioner dreamed about the hands of a clock turning rapidly and the speed was accelerating. Think about it; if the whole thing ends tomorrow, how many attachments have we let go of? How much have we done in fulfilling our pledges? How many sentient beings who have placed their hopes on us have not been saved? It is easy to become attached to comforts overseas, as there is no persecution. Such comforts are what everyday people seek. But don’t we want to get out of humanness? Unlike in Mainland China, where practitioners risk their lives to clarify the truth, we only bear a bit of hardship. Compared to the salvation of all sentient beings, the immense honour Dafa has given us, the little hardship we bear is nothing. The Earth is just a tiny speck of dust in the countless specks of dust in the universe, a very dirty place in comparison. Is it really that hard to break away from such human attachments? Compared to the glorious Attainment status Dafa disciples will achieve, what we let go of is nothing.

现在修炼已经到了最后的最后,每一分一秒都弥足珍贵!让我们一思一念、一言一行都在法上,走正走好最后的助师正法路,无愧于“正法时期大法弟子”的神圣称号!

Right now, we are on the last leg of our cultivation journey and every second is precious. Let us base every thought we have and everything we say and do on the Fa, and walk well the on the last part of our path in assisting Master in Fa-rectification, and be worthy of the sacred title of “Fa-rectification Dafa Disciples”!

以上请同修慈悲指正!

Please kindly point out anything improper.

谢谢慈悲伟大的师父!

Thank you benevolent Master!

谢谢同修!

Thank you fellow practitioners!