Hurry up to Save Sentient Beings
Be Diligent and Return Home with Master
Greetings respected Master, Greetings fellow practitioners!
“You are cultivators. I’m not talking about your past, what you once were, or what you display on the surface. I am talking about your core and the meaning of your life, the responsibility you shoulder, and your historic mission. Only thus are you truly a Dafa disciple.” (From “What is a Dafa Disciple”) Every time I study this paragraph of Master’s teaching, it touches my heart deeply and I become even more clearheaded about the meaning of life. As Dafa disciples, our purpose in life is to assist Master in Fa-rectification and save sentient beings. During the process, we must cultivate ourselves well and walk out of humanness.
Promoting the documentary film Free China
In order to save sentient beings, Master has given us all kinds of Fa tools to save people from various backgrounds who have all kinds of notions and attachments. The documentary film “Free China” is one such tool. We had a private screening of the film in our area not long ago. I’m very grateful to have been given such an opportunity to save more people and at the same time to gain an even deeper understanding about Fa-rectification cultivation and saving sentient beings.
I was in a sluggish state of mind when I first heard we would hold a private screening of Free China. I feel very regretful for being that way, but at that time my cultivation state was not very stable, sometimes good and other times not. So I wasn’t keen to get involved at the beginning. The promotion work was slow and up until two weeks before the screening, only one practitioner managed to email out some invitations with the help of a community group, but still with no reply. I thought in my heart: “Isn’t the promotion of ‘Free China’ what we should do? Yes, it is. The film is very powerful in saving sentient beings. If this is what we need to do, then I should let go of ‘self’, get out my sluggish state and embrace what we need to do as one body. We cannot have a screening without an audience, as that would mean giving up an opportunity to save sentient beings.” When I had this thought, I felt being strengthened by Master and a few ideas of how to promote the screening came to my mind. We needed to reach people in mainstream society, such as doctors and lawyers, whose name cards and contact details were readily available at medical centres and law firms. Then we could send out invitation letters to each of them accordingly. It might not the be the smartest way, but for us who didn’t have extensive social connections, it was one of the few options we had, especially when we couldn’t advertise much or put out posters at the time, as the film was yet to be shown publicly.
We focused on the mainstream groups in our area, put our hearts into the preparation of invitation letters and sent them out. We also went to see the management of groups we knew and told them about the screening. Maybe because we were doing it with our hearts, Master brought people to us. On the Saturday prior to the screening, a local candidate for the federal election held a public meeting. We went to the meeting, which was attended by many from mainstream society, as well as representatives from various smaller parties. We were very grateful for Master’s compassion, as we had an opportunity to clarify the truth to many people that day and invited them to come the screening. We were very clear that: “The master is the one who arranges these things, it’s the master who does it. That’s why we say, ‘Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.’ (From Zhuan Falun)
On the day of our screening, the Mayor, the federal MP candidate, lawyers and some other guests from the mainstream came to watch the film. They were all deeply moved and some even shed tears. Once they have learned the truth, they become our live advertisement. Three people expressed on the spot that they wanted us to show the film to people with their groups or companies. We understood the Fa-principle Master told us: “… one first has to make inroads into society’s cultural mainstream before reaching the entire society.”(From “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa”) These people are capable; they have resources and connections, and are able to pass the truth to more people so that more people can be saved. At the same time, they have also positioned themselves well. It’s a pity that some people who had booked seats didn’t turn up in the end. We looked inward and found that we had failed to keep up with sending righteous thoughts and as a result, we hadn’t cleared out the interference to saving sentient beings in time. We learned our lesson and determined that we would do everything properly so that our projects to save people would be more effective.
Clarify the facts “on the front line”
I haven’t done as well compared with those diligent aunties in clarifying the truth “on the front line”. I would like to share a bit of my understanding and experience in this respect as a young practitioner in relation to the few projects I’ve been involved in.
a while, I often went to tourist spots to clarify the truth to people from
What the aunty shared with me also helped me dig out my
human attachments. As I didn’t go there very often, I had fewer issues in
comparison. On the surface, I don’t seem to be affected much by reactions from
everyday people, but I still had an attachment to saving face, especially when
I came across young students. At the beginning, because we are of similar age,
it’s quite easy for me to start a friendly conversation with them. But as soon
as I started encouraging them to quit the CCP organisations, they turned away,
as if they were afraid of talking to me. This deeply hurt my self-esteem, even
though just briefly. It didn’t take me long to rectify my state of mind, but I
felt the substance was still in me and it hadn’t been dug out yet. When I
realised these attachments, Master helped me let go of them. Later, I no longer
had such feelings when clarifying the facts to people. Master said: “Get rid of any attachment you have, and don't think about anything. Just
do everything a Dafa disciple should do, and everything will be covered.” (From “Teaching the
Fa at the
also been involved in the RTC project, directly calling those units that
persecute Dafa practitioners. Each time we make phone
calls, it is like a battle between the righteous and the evil. I always send
righteous thoughts to eliminate evil beings that manipulate bad people. As soon
as I would slack off, the other end would hang up the phone. Each time I make
phone calls, I can feel being strengthened by Master. Even so, after I
finished, I would shiver with cold, and my hand holding the mouse would also
turn very cold, and I could clearly feel the evil beings at the other end that
were controlling those bad people. The RCT project directly eliminates evil
factors in other dimensions and Communist spectres. This has reduced pressure
on Dafa disciples in Mainland
to save Western people, we have also been collecting signatures for petitions
against live organ harvesting of Falun Gong
practitioners. We have been exposing the atrocities of the CCP for quite some
like to thank practitioners who have started a new petition designed for local
MPs. This is a very wise method based on the experience of practitioners in
In the cultivation of Dafa, there are various ways to validate the Fa, but I always feel nothing can replace face-to-face truth-clarification on the front line. When saving sentient beings face-to-face, we need to let go of ourselves and have pure righteous thoughts to save them. Also, during the process, our human attachments can be detected easily from the reactions of everyday people so that we can let go of them. Master said: “They are providing you with circumstances in which to cultivate, and at the same time waiting for you to save them.” (From “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa”) I’m very grateful to Master for giving us the opportunity to assist Him in Fa-rectification, to establish our own mighty virtue, to be able to save so many beings on the RTC platform and the opportunity for beings to choose their own future. As a young practitioner, I feel deeply that Master wants to save every Dafa disciple. Young practitioners like me, who have followed our parents in cultivation since childhood, have developed a tendency of relying on adult practitioners. But Master wants us all to grow up and walk our own path so that we can achieve our own Attainment status and save our own sentient beings, and to perfect our own world. In the past, when I read sharing articles in which practitioners mentioned that Master was holding their hand to lead them forward, I didn’t feel anything special. Now, when I try to let go of my attachment of relying on others to walk my own path, I can feel that Master is taking care of us at all times, constantly enlightening us to Fa principles, helping us to see our human notions and the fundamental attachments so that we can relinquish them in our cultivation. Master has also taught me not to look at things only on the surface, but also see their nature behind the appearance, etc. Master truly cherishes us, looks after us and helps us to improve. We must cherish Master’s merciful salvation and his boundless grace, and be worthy of Master’s expectation of every single Dafa disciple.
The above is some of my understanding at this stage. Please kindly point out anything improper.
Thank you Master. Thank you fellow practitioners.