正法進程中的新学员

A New Practitioner in the Process of Fa Rectification

J Zhang

尊敬的师父好!

同修们大家好!

Greetings Respected Master!

Greetings fellow practitioners!

 

早在二零零八年就接触了大法,一天我从邮箱中收到一张神韵的光盘及一些宣传册,本来对大法排斥的我突然冒出试试的态度,没有直接扔掉这些资料,而是拿回家仔细观看了一遍。在看完神韵的表演以后,我被这些表演者的演技所打动,一种莫名的舒适感从演员身上散发出来,让我不由自主的多看了几遍。后来通过破网软件从海外网站了解大法真,慢慢开始接触经文,从而让我明白了人活在世上的根本目的就是返本归真。

My first connection with Dafa came in 2008 when I received a Shenyun DVD and some materials in my letterbox. Before that I had a negative attitude towards Dafa. However, at that moment I suddenly felt to have a try, so instead of throwing away the materials, I took them home and watched carefully.  I was touched by the acting of the Shen Yun performers, a sense of comfort came out from the actors, so I could not stop watching it several times more. Later, I accessed the overseas websites through the software of breaking the internet blockage, learned the truth of Dafa, and gradually read Master’s lectures. As a result, I learned that the fundamental purpose of being a human is to return to one’s true self.

 

直到二零一一年底我才在同修的帮助下,正式开始修炼大法。不断精进的过程中,我越来越感受到大法的博大精深,简单的真、善、忍三个字是宇宙的最高特性,而且大法是真正往高层次上带人的,能够修炼大法是非常有缘分的,尤其是在师尊正法快结束的时候成为大法弟子,让我深感幸运,这更让我萌发出要精進实修、赶上正法進程的决心。

I didn’t formally start to practice Falun Dafa until the end of 2011, with the help of fellow practitioners. In the process of gradually being diligent, I realised more and more  the profoundness of Dafa, the three simple words of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" are the highest nature of the universe. Moreover Dafa is truly guiding people to high levels; it is very fortunate to be able to practise Dafa, especially becoming a Dafa disciple at almost the end of Master’s Fa-rectification. I felt so lucky, and became more determined to cultivate diligently to catch up with the Fa-rectification process.

 

隨著不斷修煉提升,個人懶惰的執著心得到很大改善。以前我在一家网络公司上班,由于工作很忙經常需要加班,每天下班后就觉的累,学法也打不起精神来,五套功法有时也难以坚持炼完。有段時間甚至出現停滯的現象,懶惰的心理占了上風,但是越是不炼越覺得累,形成惡性循環。在和同修一起交流切磋时,同修无私的帮助让我看到了大法弟子的境界,同时也认识到作为大法弟子所肩负的历史重任。从那一刻起我鼓励自己,得法晚一定要精進,要抓紧时间多学法,千万不能停,要加快脚步追上那些老学员。就这样从那天起学法、炼功一天不敢耽误。過了一段時間,不可思議的事情在我身上出現,上班時思想非常活躍,精神状态明显改善,有时过了零点也一点不觉得困。我悟到:身体是一个小宇宙,里面有无数的众生,还有不同空间都有一个我,我炼功时他们也在炼,我不炼他们也想炼,但真我不起来炼,他们都炼不好,因为我是主,他们都随着我动。当时就觉的法这么好我得法这么晚,有点遗憾。所以每天我都想多学法炼功。有时候两天法学的少就觉的大脑空空的,再学时真有如饥似渴的感觉。

With constant progress in my cultivation, the problem of my laziness had been greatly improved. I used to work in a busy IT company and often worked overtime, felt tired after work, and could not concentrate on Fa study or on completing the five sets of exercises. There was even a period when I got stuck and laziness prevailed. But the more I did not practise, the more tired I felt, forming a vicious cycle. During experience sharing with fellow practitioners, their selfless assistance helped me see the realm of Dafa disciples, and also to realise the historical mission of a Dafa disciple. From that moment I encouraged myself, that I must be diligent as I joined late, grasp time to study the Fa more, do not stop, and to fasten the pace to catch up with the veteran practitioners. Since then I did not delay Fa study or practising exercises for one day. After a while, the amazing result was presented to me. My mind became very active at work, my mental condition improved significantly, and sometimes I did not feel sleepy at all even after midnight. I enlightened that my body is a small universe, which contains countless beings, as well as me in different dimensions. When I practise, they also practise; when I am not practising, they are unable to practise, even though they really want to practise, but as I am the lord, they move along with me. I felt a little disappointed that I obtained such great Dafa so late. Therefore I wanted to study more and exercise more every day. If I studied less for two days, I felt my mind was empty, and I became so eager to study.

 

随着时间的推移,法学的多了,对法有了更深一层的理解。我认识到修炼是非常严肃的。作为一名正法时期的大法弟子肩负的责任是重大的,身负的历史使命是神圣的。我更加努力修炼,仔细学习师尊的经文,同时与同修一道参与项目,做好每一个大法弟子应该做的三件事,积极主动的溶入到正法的洪流中。

As time went on, I learned more of Dafa, and had a deeper understanding of the Fa. I realized that cultivation is very serious. As a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, we shoulder significant responsibilities and a sacred historical mission. I cultivated harder, carefully studied Master’s new lectures and participated in Dafa projects, to do well the three things that a Dafa disciple should do, actively joining the torrent of Fa-rectification.

 

师尊告诉我们要抓住一切机会救人,而目前已经是正法的最后阶段了,能多解救一个常人就能多提升自己。在老同修的启发下,我开始大量学习师尊在一九九九年之后的讲法以及经文,逐渐明白了自己是谁、自己是干什么来了。明白这些以后就很着急,因为剩下的时间不多,“宇宙空间本来就是善良的,就是具有真、善、忍这种特性的,人生出来和宇宙是同性的。”(《转法轮》),而每一个人前世可能都是某个神或大觉者,每救一个常人就可能解救了一个神。因此每天上明慧网学习,看其他同修是怎样做的,同时尝试着在认识的人中讲真相。但是邪恶势力的阻挠程度远没有我想的那么简单,开始还有几个亲戚听我讲真相后三退,以为这么好的佛法,只要讲出去就会被常人接受。但是在几次小成功后就生出很多欢喜心和显示心。而且由于欢喜心、显示心一起来就会讲得很高,从而自己人为地造成了不小的阻碍。甚至有的时候有怕心,担心别人知道自己炼功对自己有看法,所以再后来的三退效果就不是很好。

Master told us to seize every opportunity to save people. But now is the final stage of Fa-rectification, and being able to save one more person is also to improve myself. Inspired by the veteran practitioners, I began to study a lot of Master’s lectures after 1999, and gradually understood who I am and why I am here. I also felt anxious, as I felt not much time was left.

 

Master said: “The space of the universe is benevolent to begin with and embodies the characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren.  At birth, one is assimilated to the characteristic of the universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

 

I understood each individual may have been a god or an enlightened being in a past life, every ordinary person we help save could be a divine being getting saved. So I read Minghui Net every day, and tried to learn how fellow practitioners do things, meanwhile trying to clarify the truth to people around me. However the obstruction from the evil force was much harder than I thought. In the beginning several relatives listened to my truth-clarification and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated associations. I thought the Buddha Fa is so great, people would accept as long as I went out to clarify the truth for them. But after a few successful cases, the attachment of zealotry and showing off emerged. Moreover when the zealotry and showing off came out, I would talk about something too high for them to understand, and hence caused big obstacles due to my own short comings. I even had fear sometimes, worried that if others knew I practised Dafa, they would look at me negatively, so again my effect of guiding people to quit CCP was not so good.     

 

师尊在《大圆满法》中:任何弟子不得用自己所在的低层次,所看到、听到、悟到的感受当作法轮大法的内涵来讲。我觉得尽量用大法经文讲解才是正确的方法。同时要注意一些讲真相的技巧。当我出去办事的时候我就会仔细观察哪些常人对象是可以讲的,并注意人数不能过多。比如在为客户维护网络时,如果只有一、二个人,我就会给他们讲真相时间长一点,可以慢慢讲并讨论,等认识过来了就提出给他们三退,这种效果就很好。

 

Master said in The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection: “No disciple is allowed to promote what he sees, hears, or awakens to at his own low level as the content of Falun Dafa.”

 

I think the correct way is to explain with Dafa lectures, while also being mindful of the techniques we use in clarifying the truth. When I went out for work I carefully observed people to see who were approachable, and it was better if they were in small groups. For example, when I was doing network maintenance for customers, if there were one or two people present, I would spend a bit more time on clarifying truth to them, talk gradually and have a discussion with them. Once they understand and changed their mindset, I would ask them to quit CPP and the result was good.

 

有一次我到一家公司做维护时,有六、七个人围着我看,我就一边工作一边给他们讲真相,等了解我说的内容以后,其中有二人对我说:你是炼法轮功的,我现在就可以举报你!。说着就要动身打电话,我当时就一股热流从头灌到脚,心想有师在有法在,不用怕这些恶势力的干扰,强大的正念立刻涌出。我大声说到:真善忍三个字哪个不好?有什么错吗?这都是为你好,你能够明白真相,就会得福报。,他们一时无语,接着我又耐心地给他们讲了九评的个案以及邪党的真面目,讲述了法轮功学员是无端被迫害的。从具体案例到师尊经文,讲明每个疑问背后的真相,讲述师尊弘法的伟大意义,当他们明白真相后都先后自愿三退了。

Once I went to a company to do computer maintenance and there were six to seven people around me. While I was doing my job, I clarified the truth to them. Two of them said to me: “You practise Falun Gong, I can report you right now!” While they were going to make a call, I felt a warm current coming down from my head to feet, I thought: I have Master and Dafa, no need to be afraid of evil interference. Strong righteous thoughts immediately flowed and I said loudly: “Which of these three words ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance’ is not good? Is there anything wrong? This is for your benefit, you will be blessed if you understand the truth.” They were silent for a moment, then I patiently told them cases from the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party and the true face of the evil CCP, and explained Falun Gong practitioners are persecuted for no reason. From specific cases to Master’s lectures, I clearly explained the truth behind every question, and the great significance of Master teaching the Fa. When they understood the truth, they voluntarily withdrew from the CCP and its affiliates one by one.

 

有时我也会视不同的环境向不同的人讲真相,以修炼人的眼光去看待常人世界,同时也体会到世人的可怜,他们都是天上下来的神啊,等着得救,众生太可怜了。仅靠仅有的几个同修去救度常人,力量是远远不够的,每天救这点人太少了。如果让越来越多的同修参与到讲真相中来,得救的人会更多,正的力量就会越来越大,邪恶的力量就会削弱乃至消亡。

Sometimes I clarify the truth in different ways depending on the environment and different people. Looking at the human world from a cultivator’s perspective, I felt the pity of being an everyday person. They were divine beings from the heaven, waiting for salvation, yet sentient beings are so pitiful. The manpower is far from enough with only several practitioners doing the truth-clarification, we are saving too few people each day. We need to constantly increase the numbers of practitioners, so that more and more practitioners will participate in clarifying the truth, more and more people would be saved, the righteous force will be bigger  and bigger, so the evil effects will gradually reduce and even demise.

 

作为新学员,我深知正法修炼留给自己的时间太短了,稍纵即逝,因此我一定要加倍努力做好师父交代的三件事,助师正法,救度更多的众生。师父要弟子做好三件事,其中的一件事就是要我们重视发正念。对于发正念,我也是经历了很多波折,开始时是自己独自发正念,但是思想一直不能集中,发正念的方法也有欠缺。后来得到了同修的帮助,他给我发了关于发正念图片的解释和师父的讲法,并陪我一起发正念,同时解决发正念过程中的不足之处。我在学之初,先是观看师父的音像资料,然后开始照着图片中师父的动作发正念了。刚开始是有空闲时间就发正念,忙的时候就忘掉了,后来在同修的帮助下在个整点发正念,逐渐补齐。虽然我是闭着修的,但是我依然可以感觉到,自己正念足而且头脑清晰的时候,周围的能量场很强,自己包在能量场中。特别是在我能够正确且完整的发正念后,奇迹出现了:我入静后,偶尔通过天目能看见有许多低灵烂鬼聚集在人群周围,天上还有些变异的神在压阵。一开始对这些景象非常害怕,但师父在讲法中说(不是原話)这些个烂鬼坏神只是些低层次的东西,我们这些大神、正神根本不用怕他,因为修炼者是绝不会被这些个低灵烂鬼伤害的。因此我运用佛法神通销毁低灵烂鬼,清除那些黑手恶神,空间得到了净化。而且只要我的正念强大,那功发出去势如破竹,那些低灵烂鬼很快就解决了,天上那些恶神被清除的也不少,剩下那些恶神烂鬼见势不妙只能仓皇逃跑了。

As a new practitioner, I know the time left for me in the Fa-rectification period is really short and will pass by instantly, so I must double my efforts in doing the three things well, assisting Master in Fa-rectification, and saving more sentient beings. Master asks disciples to do the three things well. One thing is to pay attention to sending righteous thoughts. I have experienced lots of twists and turns in sending forth righteous thoughts. I was alone sending righteous thoughts in the beginning, and I was unable to concentrate and the method was not quite correct. Then a fellow practitioner sent me the picture and Master’s lectures on sending righteous thoughts and accompanied me to send forth righteous thoughts, while addressing my inadequacies in the process. At the beginning, I watched Master’s video, and then followed Master’s movements to send righteous thoughts. I only sent righteous thoughts when I was free, and forgot about it when I got busy. Then with the help of fellow practitioners, I did it at the set time times each day, and gradually caught up. Although my third eye is not open, I can still feel that when my righteous thoughts are strong and my mind is clear, the surrounding energy field is very strong, as if I am wrapped in an energy field. Especially after I could correctly and completely sent forth righteous thoughts, a miracle happened: I entered into tranquillity. I occasionally saw with my Celestial eye that many low level spirits and rotten demons gathered in the crowd, with some deviated gods above helping them. I was very scared to see these in the beginning, but understand that Master has explained not original wordsthese were merely low level stuff, and would never be able to harm Dafa practitioners. Therefore I used the divine power of Buddha Fa to eliminate the low level spirits and rotten demons, the dark minions and evil gods, and the space has been purified. As long as my righteous thoughts are strong, the power is immense, quickly clearing away the low level spirits, rotten demons, and many evil gods, while the rest ran away in panic.

 

师父在《精进要旨二》“也三言两语”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。大法弟子以法为师,在邪恶黑窝反迫害的壮举此起彼伏,我深受鼓舞。

Master said in “Also in a Few Words” from Essentials for Further Advancement II : “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.”

Dafa disciples regard the Fa as the Master, and righteous actions of anti-persecution in the den of evil happen one after another. I am greatly encouraged

 

以上是我自己修炼中的一些体会,其实在几年的大法修炼中经历了太多。我个人体悟到:师父已经给我们指明了正念正行的成神之路,在精進实修中我要把自己的执著心都修去,直到修得执著无一漏”(《洪吟》迷中修)

These are some of my cultivation experiences. I have experienced a lot in several years of Dafa practise and have come to realise that cultivation is the path of righteous thoughts and actions towards godhood, pointed to us by Master, while diligent cultivation is reflected in overcoming ordeals, abandoning human notions, and to, “Cultivate til no single omission is found” (“Cultivating Amidst the Delusion” from Hong Yin)

 

师父在《威德》中说:大法不离身 心存真善忍 世间大罗汉 神鬼惧十分这就是我们所要的。我理解,要做到正念正行,就一定要百分之百的信师信法,坚修大法的心不能动摇;同时要保证一思一念都在法上。神路虽窄,只要做到身正眼明,步稳心慈,坚持不懈,就一定回天有望。

 

Master said in “Benevolent Might”:

Dafa is what you carry everywhere,

Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;

A great Arhat walks the earth,

Gods and demons fear with awe”.

(from Hong Yin)

 

I understand that in order to have righteous thoughts and actions, we must have 100% faith in Master and Dafa and ensure our every thought or idea is on the Fa. The mind of cultivating Dafa must be resolute and unstirred. Although the path to godhood is very narrow, as long as we are righteous and clear-minded, steady, compassionate and persistent, we will certainly be able to return to our home in heaven.

 

不当之处,请同修慈悲指正。

If there is anything inappropriate, please point it out compassionately.

 

谢谢师父!谢谢同修!

Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!