RTC平台实修中学会协调兑现誓约

Learning to Coordinate in the RTC to Fulfil Our Vows

Grace Huang

 

尊敬的师父好!

同修们大家好!

Greetings respected Master.

Greetings fellow practitioners.

 


2007
4月由于电话组的协调同修有事,委托我代理协调电话组。由于是临时的,也就承担下来。起初的考验就是每周的电话小组学法,我住在北区,电话组的绝大部分同修住在南区。北区到南区最远来回车程需要2小时,加上接送同修的时间每次要3小时。风雨无阻的坚持了三年。一直到我们参加全球RTC平台后,才改为一个月一次的学法形式。因为当时悟到要想持之以恒的打电话救人就必须坚持学好法,保持学法交流的环境不受干扰。所以面对面的学法、交流、打电话是非常必要的。

 

In April 2007 I was asked to take over the coordination of the telephone group because the coordinator was very busy. As it was temporary, I agreed. The first tribulation encountered related to the phone group’s weekly Fa Study. I live in the northern districts of Sydney, but most of the practitioners in the phone group live in the south. A return journey from the north to the south can take up to two hours, even three hours if I were to pick up others along the way. This was sustained despite rain or hail for three years, until we joined the global RTC platform and changed to a monthly Fa study session. My understanding at the time was that in order to persevere in saving people through phone calls, we must persevere in studying the Fa, and ensure that the Fa study and sharing environment remain undisrupted. Therefore, it is essential to have face-to-face Fa study, sharing and phone calling.

 

然而,时间一长,很容易走入一种形式,按部就班。有的同修觉得浪费时间不来参加学法了,有的新同修来过一次就再也看不到了。究其原因,反思自己,发现自己在用心程度上、在向内找方面出现问题。每一次的交流,是大家比学比修共同提高的环境。师父在《精進要旨-环境》中说:“我给大法弟子留下的修炼形式是要弟子们能够真正提高上来的保障,如我叫你们到公园里面大家集体炼功形成一个环境,这个环境是改变人表面的最好办法。大法弟子在这个环境中所形成的高境界的行为,包括一言一行能使人认识到自己的不足,能使人找到差距,能感动人,能熔炼人的行为,能使人提高的更快,所以新学员或自学的弟子一定要到炼功点上炼功。”自己没能向师父要求的那样,自觉维护好这个环境。交流中没有主题,随意讲、随意说。有时跑题聊几句家常也不觉得是问题。把“向内找”挂在口头上,平时遇到一些小的问题也能够看自己,但一旦触及到根本执着,就回避不谈。致使我们整体上向内找的环境形成不了,不能无条件同化法,无形的物质间隔着我们。我明白过来了,就马上改。小组学法时,主动坦诚的向同修暴露自己的执著,同修也善意的提出自己的好的建议,这个圆融的场又出现了,大家的慈悲和正念都出来了,环境马上就变了。这个环境能使我们在学法中升华,在交流中提高,在打电话中救人完成我们的史前大愿。

 

However, as time goes by, things can become like a ritual or procedure. Some fellow practitioners thought it was a waste of time and stopped coming to the Fa study, while some new practitioners came once and never again. After self-reflection, I found the cause of the problem was on my side with my diligence and searching within. Every sharing is an environment for everyone to mutually share their understanding and improve together. Master said in “Essentials for Further Advancement – Environment”, “The cultivation practice form that I have left for Dafa disciples ensures that disciples can truly improve themselves. For example, I ask you to do the exercises as a group in parks in order to form an environment. This environment is the best way to change the surface of a person. The lofty conduct that Dafa disciples have established in this environment - including every word and every deed - can make people recognize their own weaknesses and identify their shortcomings; it can move their hearts, refine their conduct, and enable them to make progress more rapidly. Therefore, new students or self-taught disciples have to go to the practice sites to do the exercises.” Despite not doing what Master required, I had thought I was maintaining this environment. There was no focus in our sharing, we chatted as we pleased, occasionally going off-topic into ordinary matters without realising this was a problem. “Looking inwards” were just words. I could look within on trivial problems, but when it touched on my fundamental attachments, I avoided it. This meant that our environment to search within as a whole was unable to form, we could not assimilate unreservedly with the Fa, and it became a hidden barrier. As soon as I recognised this, I changed. During small group Fa studies, I truthfully exposed my attachments, and fellow practitioners kindly made suggestions, and the harmonised environment was formed. As everyone’s compassion and righteous thoughts arose, the environment changed to one that allows us to improve during the Fa study and sharing, and fulfil our prehistoric vows through saving sentient beings through phone calls.

 

接下来的考验是安装打电话的软件的问题,会电脑的同修都有全职的常人工作,工作之余,要学法炼功还有其他证实法的项目。电话组的许多同修都是电脑一窍不通的,从安装到应用,要特别耐心的一步一步的写下来,再手把手的教会使用,需要花费同修很多时间。有时由于同修太忙,安装不及时或者出现问题得不到很快解决,就会影响和耽误救众生的宝贵时间。于是我开始学习安装电脑,由于自己电脑知识几乎是零,学起来很花时间。好在同修非常耐心,经过一段时间的实践,终于可以处理一些简单的操作和安装了。初期安装,时不时的遇到许多解决不了的问题,除了问同修,自己也摸索着做,常常弄得很晚。有时太晚了,不好打扰同修,问题得不到解决就在心里求师父,好多次看似不是自己知识范围的东西,怎么都弄不明白的时候,由于求师父加持、信师信法而出现奇迹。

 

The next tribulation was problems with installing the software for making calls. Practitioners who work with computers were all working full-time, and their spare time was filled with studying the Fa, doing exercises or other Fa rectification activities. Most practitioners in the phone group were computer illiterate, from installation to its use, they needed clear step-by-step written instructions and demonstrations, which took a lot of time. Sometimes when fellow practitioners were too busy to install programs or troubleshoot on time, it hindered saving sentient beings. I began to learn about installing computers. As my computer knowledge was next to nothing, it took a long time to learn. Fortunately, the practitioner was very patient in teaching me, and after some practice I was able to install and work with some applications. Initially, when I met problems I couldn’t solve, apart from asking fellow practitioners for instructions, I tried to work it out on my own, often until very late at night. Sometimes it was so late that it was inappropriate to disturb other practitioners, and under this situation, I would ask Master for help. Many things that I didn’t know about and couldn’t figure out no matter what, were miraculously resolved when I asked for Master’s help, and believed in Master.


随着安装技术的提高,一段时间陷入对自己能力的执著、很在意别人对自己能力、自己表现的看法,执著别人的评价,这个为私为我的念头不断的在头脑里打转,挥之不去。以至于影响到自己学法和发正念。到学法时间、到发正念时间也不想停下手里正在做的事,虽然付出很大,做了大量的工作。但由于根深蒂固的根本执着不去,事必亲躬,证实自我。反映到同修那里,有的同修救人心切,安装时间拖长,难免发脾气,说些刺激自己执着的话。那时从心里觉得很委屈,觉得自己付出这么多,又没求什么回报,也不至于得到这样的对待。

 

As my skills improved, at one time I became attached to my abilities and was wary of how other people judged my skills and performance. These selfish thoughts circled through my head and would not leave, affecting my Fa study and sending righteous thoughts. During Fa study and sending righteous thoughts, I did not want to put down what I was doing at the time. Even though I really did a lot of work, but since I did not let go of my most fundamental attachment, I was validating myself. Some fellow practitioners were quite eager in saving sentient beings, and when the installation took a long time they became impatient and said things that provoked my attachments. At that time I felt very aggrieved, thought that I had invested so much without asking for anything in return, and did not deserve to be treated like that.


师父在《精進要旨-再认识》中说:“你们知道吗?只要你是一个修炼的人,无论在任何环境、任何情况下,所遇到的任何麻烦和不高兴的事,甚至于为了大法的工作,不管你们认为再好的事、再神圣的事,我都会利用来去你们的执著心,暴露你们的魔性,去掉它。因为你们的提高才是第一重要的。真能这样提高上来,你们在纯净心态下所做的事才是最好的事,才是最神圣的。”

 

Master said in “Essentials for Further Advancement – Further Understanding”, “Do you realize that as long as you’re a cultivator, in any environment or under any circumstances, I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across—even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are—to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated, for your improvement is what’s most important. If you are able to succeed in improving yourself this way, what you do then, with a pure heart, will be the best and most sacred. “

 

是自己没有真正把协调的过程也当作是一个自我修炼提高的过程,其实我们所有的一切都是师父赋予的、都来自师父,如果我们能真正的在心里相信这一点,不再动任何念头觉得自己能力好,才能真正起到证实法的作用,而不是证实自己。

 

I was unable to see that the process of coordination is also a process of cultivating myself, that everything we have is a gift to us by Master. If we can truly believe this and not have any thoughts about how good our abilities are, we can then truly validate the Fa and not validate ourselves.

 

今年5月法会前,RTC平台为了形成整体、更有效的运作,带动更多同修加入救人的行列,将晚间时段的第一直播室拨打划分为不同地区和国家值班,我们澳洲定为每周四晚。悉尼由于起步较早,进入值班同修没有太大的心理压力;在与其他地区的协调同修联系时,遇到许多具体问题。本想每周各地区可以轮流值班,却迟迟不能兑现,心里觉得有些沮丧,不知如何突破。

 

Before the Fahui in May this year, in order to form one body, be more efficient as well as motivate more practitioners into saving sentient beings on the RTC platform, the evening shift of the first direct call room on RTC platform was assigned to different regions and countries. Australia was rostered onto Thursday evenings. As the Sydney team was established early, most practitioners didn’t feel too pressured by the roster. However, a lot of problems arose when liaising with coordinators from other areas. I was hoping that we could rotate every week but it was taking a long time to organise that. I felt a little disheartened and was unsure how to break through it.

 

正在这时平台同修贴出来师父《在亚太地区学员会议上的讲法》“弟子:不带任何想法、预定计划时,证实法效果非常好,反之效果就不好。
师:是,有很多事情大家不带着常人的想法去做也就没有个人的执著。除了要对法负责之外,你们没有任何人的执著,没有自己的东西、自己的个人因素在里面,这件事一定会做好。一掺了个人因素,那么这件事情就会做不好。

 

大家一定要注意一个问题:你们在证实法,不是在证实自己。大法弟子的责任是证实法。证实法也是修炼,修炼中就是要去掉自己对自我的执著,不能够反而助长这种有意无意在证实自己的问题。在证实法与修炼中也是去掉自我的过程,做到了你才是真正的在证实你自己,因为常人的东西最后你们都得放下呀,放下常人的一切执著才能够走出常人。”

 

At this time, a fellow practitioner posted on the platform a part of the “Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students:

 

Question: When we don't have any [preconceived] notions or preset plans, the effect of validating the Fa is excellent, and when the opposite is true the effect is poor.

 

Teacher: Yes, with a lot of things you do, when you are free of human notions your own attachments won't get mixed in. If, beyond being responsible to the Fa, you have no human attachments, none of your own things, and none of your personal factors mixed in, then you are sure to do that thing well. Whereas once you've mixed in your own factors, then you can't do that thing well.

 

There's something you must pay attention to: you are validating the Fa, not validating yourselves. A Dafa disciple's responsibility is to validate the Fa. Validating the Fa is cultivation, and what you remove in the cultivation process is none other than the attachment to self; you can't, instead, go and exacerbate the problem of validating oneself, even if you do it unwittingly. When you're validating the Fa and cultivating, that is a process of removing self, and only when you do that are you really validating yourself. That's because ultimately you have to let go of all your human things, and only after you've let go of all your human attachments can you step out from the throngs of everyday people.”

 

师父这段法点醒了我,我还是站在人的角度上,用人心在想怎么形成人的整体,用人心在想怎么用人的办法形成人的整体,形成有形的整体,比较注重表面上平台能上来多少人数,用上来的人数多证明自己工作做得好,掩盖着自己隐藏很深的爱面子心、显示心。没有悟到什么是大道无形有整体,我们形成整体也不是给人看的,我们形成整体是要整体升华,整体提高,是为了更好的讲清真相,救度众生。在形成整体的过程中,实实在在的修心才是最关键的,在法理上的交流才是共同提高的基础。轰轰烈烈做事、甚至追求上来人数的多少当成了修炼中的勇猛精進,造成做事与修心严重脱节,反映到同修那儿就是我们还不成熟呀、还没有突破呀、媒体同修晚间最忙呀等等。明白这一点后,感觉心里放不下的那块东西没有了,也就不去再执著同修的执著。

 

This passage from Master’s teachings awakened me. I was still looking from a human standpoint, using human notions to think about how to form a human wholeness, to form a physical wholeness assessed by how many people appear on the platform, validating my achievements by the number of people who appear, and in doing so hiding my deeply concealed vanity. I did not recognise the meaning of the Way is without form yet contains the whole, our unification is not for other people to see, but for us to improve together, in order to better clarify the truth and save sentient beings. During the process of forming a whole, the most important aspect is to cultivate the heart. Sharing on the Fa is the basis for mutual improvement. When one measures diligence of cultivation by doing things showily and chasing after numbers, it creates a grave rift between doing things and cultivating the heart. This attracted comments that we were not mature, that we hadn’t made a breakthrough, that media practitioners were busiest at night etc. When I understood this, the thing I could not let go was gone, and I was no longer attached to the attachments of other practitioners.

 

由于澳洲时间差的问题,晚间拨打时间12点(夏令时凌晨1点)结束;再加上交流半个小时,有时还会延长;交流后整理成文字稿,发到平台上。由于我打字慢,往往整理出来要好几个小时,开始自己是抱着完成任务的心态做;后来渐渐的从同修的交流中,看到了许许多多感人故事,在每个故事的后面,都有同修在其自己层次正悟到的境界、助师正法救人的决心和信师信法后修出的慈悲正念。在自己拨打电话遇到瓶颈时,在同修的总结交流中得到启示。

 

Due to the time difference, our calling time ends at midnight (1am during Daylight Saving hours); with half an hour of sharing after calling, sometimes longer, then the sharing contents need to be typed up and posted onto the platform. As I was not able to type fast, it took me several hours to do it. Initially, I was doing this with a sense of completing an obligation, but through the sharings of fellow practitioners I saw many touching stories, behind which all contained the enlightenment fellow practitioners attained at their level, their determination to aid Master in rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings, and the compassion and righteous thoughts they have cultivated through believing in Master and believing in the Fa. When I meet a bottleneck during phone calls, I was able to find inspiration in fellow practitioners’ sharing.

 

例如在829日的交流中有关发正念的一段:“同修在打电话的时候,她在一旁发正念。对方铃声响起,她就用意念说:‘你快接!快接!’;在同修起名三退时,问对方:‘我用这个名字给你退了好不好?’她就用意念打到众生明白的那一面上去,用强大一念说:‘好!’就是说我们大法弟子的意念是起作用的。我们的念能起主导众生,因为常人是非常弱的。”

 

For example, during the 29th August sharing there was a snippet on sending forth the righteous thoughts:

When the fellow-practitioner was making a phone call, she was sitting on the side sending forth righteous thoughts. The phone began to ring, and she used her mind to tell, ‘Pick up the phone! Pick up the phone!’ When the practitioner made up a name for them to quit the CCP and asked, ‘Can I use this name to help you quit the CCP?’ She used her mind on the awakened side of the beings, with a forceful thought saying, ‘Yes!’ This is to say our Dafa disciples’ thoughts are effective. Our thoughts can guide other sentient beings, as ordinary people are very weak.”

 

当时整理时,只觉得是那么回事,也没有过多细想。第二天,我们在营救平台值班,开始拨打很不顺,与往常拨打没什么两样。不接的、挂断的、讲粗话的,其实这种状态已经持续几个星期了。当看到案例中出现一个名字:高云祥时,心里掠过一个场景,天高云淡,祥云飞过,这么好的名字,可惜他工作在迫害大法弟子的监狱里。那一念瞬间即过,以至于自己都没什么感觉就把号码拨了出去。对方接起电话,我就跟他说:看没看八月十二日各大网站转载一篇文章《中央政法委:公检法对办案质量终身负责》。

他说:“看了!”问他看后的想法时,他说:“没什么呀!”我就给她讲:北京劳教所和马三家劳教所放法轮功学员的事;讲王立军、薄熙来活摘器官遭报应被审的事。他说:“你真能瞎掰,瞎联系,活摘器官不相信。”我说::“我一会儿给你放录音,那是一位在活摘现场的武警揭露出来的录音”。他说:“你放我也不相信。”我说:“你不相信是因为你的良心没有泯灭,你不想相信不敢相信,是因为你不知道中共的邪恶。可是这实实在在发生在你的身边。”这样我们彼此互动他听了20多分钟,告诉他,他们那儿正在关押一位法轮功学员,是28日关进去的,他说:不知道,问了我那位学员的名字,要查一下。撂下电话,我在想:大法弟子的一思一念真的很重要。也体悟会到师父给我安排的路是去我执著的最快、最佳之路,只是取决我能放弃多少和放下的快慢。

 

I did not think much of it at the time. On the second day, we were rostered on to the Rescue Platform, which was very difficult initially and not too different from normal. People either won’t pick up, hang up, or hurl abusive language, which had been the situation for several weeks. While looking through the files I saw a name, “Gao Yun Xiang”, a picture crossed my mind – the skies high and clouds scant, and an auspicious cloud sails past – it was such a good name, and such a pity that he was working in a jail that was persecuting Dafa disciples. That thought came and went, and I called the number without thinking much of it. He picked up the phone and I asked him if he has read an article posted on many sites since 12th August called “Central Political and Law Commission: the Organs of Public Security, Procuratorial Organs and Public Courts will take full responsibility for quality of investigations”. He said he had and when I asked what he thought, he said “Nothing much.” I began to tell him about stories of Falun Gong practitioners persecuted in Beijing and Masanjia labour camps, as well as Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai enabling organ harvesting and are now being prosecuted. He said, “That’s ridiculous, you’re making silly connections, I don’t believe that there is any live organ harvesting.” I said, “I’ll play a recording for you, it’s a recording from a policeman who was present at a live organ harvesting.” He said, “I won’t believe it even if you play it.” I said,

You won’t believe it because you don’t know how evil the CCP is, and you don’t want to believe it because you still have a conscience, but this is truly happening right beside you.” He ended up listening to me for more than 20 minutes, and I told him that there was a Falun Gong practitioner incarcerated where he works since 28th. He said he didn’t know and asked for the practitioner’s name, so he could check it. After I put down the phone I thought, “Every thought of Dafa disciples is very important.” I also understood that the road Master has laid out for me is the fastest, best way to let go of my attachments, and the only limiting factor is how much and how easily I can give them up.

 

师父在《美西国际法会讲法》中说:“负责人实际上是协调人,能叫更多有能力的人参与,这才是关键。你自己一个人能起多大作用呢?整体上都能起作用,那才是负责人做的好。负责人自己做的挺好,你做的挺好只是一个学员做好,那就做一个普通学员好了。关键是负责人的责任哪,得起到这个作用啊。”看到师父的这段法,自己觉得非常的惭愧,在这些年的协调同修打电话救人中,自己就像一个刚刚学走路的孩子,跌跌撞撞、跟头把式的走到今天。有许多的执着心本应该在师父安排的这条路上勇敢的放下,但是,由于自己的常人观念太强,本性的一面没能占主导,而一次次错过提高的机会。写出来这个稿件,也是爆露自己的常人心的过程,在未来的修炼路上走得更好、更正。带动更多的同修拿起电话。

 

Master said in “Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference”: “A person who has a position of responsibility is actually a coordinator, and getting more capable people involved is what’s key. How big of a role can any one individual play? Only when the group as a whole plays its role has the coordinator done well. When a coordinator does well himself, well, if you’re the only one doing well, then you should just be an average student in that case. The key is that you have got to play the role of and fulfill the duties of a coordinator.” Seeing this passage from Master’s teachings, I felt very ashamed. During these few years in coordinating fellow practitioners in saving sentient beings through phone calls, I am like a child who just learned how to walk, tripping and falling my way until today. There are many attachments I should have bravely let go on the road that Master has given me, but due to my strong human notions, my true self could not take control, and I missed many chances on improving. Writing this sharing, is also a process in exposing my everyday people’s notions, so that I could walk better and straighter on my future cultivating road, and motivate more practitioners to pick up the phone.

 

谢谢师尊救度之恩!唯有精進才能报师恩!

个人层次和境界的认识和心得,不足之处,请同修慈悲指正!

 

谢谢!

 

Thank you Master for the kindness in saving me, I can only repay it through diligence.

 

This sharing is limited by my personal understanding and level, please kindly point out any insufficiencies.

 

Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!