为法而来

Coming for Dafa

George Xu

 

伟大慈悲的师尊好!

各位同修好!

Greetings, Revered Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!

 

一年一度的澳洲法会就要召开了,明天就是法会的截稿日期,今天早上读了发表在明慧网上同修的一片修炼文章《投稿也是修炼》,终于决定拿起笔来向慈悲伟大的师尊汇报一点自己的修炼心得,向各位同修汇报和交流一下自己的修炼心得。

The annual Australia experience sharing conference was just around the corner and the next day was the submission deadline. That morning, after reading an article on Minghui Website, ‘Writing experience sharing articles is also cultivation’, I finally decided to write my cultivation experiences.

 

弟子是2012531日或61日正式走進大法开始修炼的,虽然时间不长,但是通过一年多的修炼身心发生了巨大的变化,深深感受到自己每前進一步,都是切切实实在师尊的百般呵护下走过来的,每一步都是,深深体会到师尊的慈悲伟大,深深体会到师尊时时刻刻都在自己身边,引导着自己,呵护着自己。要写的很多,写多长也写不完,还是选取几件修炼过程中的片段,向伟大慈悲的师尊汇报,与同样沐浴在高德大法之中的同修交流。

I started practicing Dafa on May 31, 2012 or June 1. It has not been long since my practice began, but through one-year of cultivation, my mind and body has undergone tremendous changes, and I have deeply felt that every step forward is accompanied by Master’s compassionate care.  I am deeply grateful for Master’s compassion, and I feel Master is beside me all the time, guiding me and taking care of me. There is so much to write about, I would like to share some cultivation experiences.



大法开传与法结缘

Spread of Dafa and Affinity with Dafa

上个世纪八十年代,社会上流传着多种气功,我与很多气功爱好者一样,看了大量的气功书籍。听过带功报告,还听带功磁带练过功。

In the 1980s, many schools of qigong spread in China. Like many other qigong enthusiasts, I had read a lot of books about Qigong. I also read some books written by Qigong masters, attended Qigong lectures and did Qigong exercises.


上个世纪九十年代初,我调到总部工作,工作中认识了一位朋友,有一天这位朋友送了我一本《转法轮》,告诉我刚刚出版的,让我好好看看,并介绍了他自己的萎缩性胃炎是如何通过修炼法轮功好病的经过。我连夜读完了《转法轮》,感觉这本书写的太好了,找到那位朋友交流了学习体会并表示有时间一定和他一起炼功。但是遗憾的是自己悟性太差,也可能是机缘未到,也可能是自己还要吃很多苦,还要偿还很多业,迟迟没有真正走入修炼大门。

In the early 1990s,I was transferred to the headquarters of my work. I came to know a guy. One day he passed me the book, ‘Zhuan Falun’, and told me the book was just published and suggested I should read it. He used to suffer from atrophic gastritis, but after he practiced Falun Gong, the illness was gone. I finished reading Zhuan Falun’ the same night and felt this was a great book. I shared with him about how I felt and told him that I would love to join him for the exercises when I was free. Unfortunately, I did not truly become a practitioner for a few reasons: I didn’t have enough understanding of the book, or it might be a chance yet to come, or I might go through more ordeals to repay the karma.

 
执迷不悟 求索人生

Lost in mundane world, Longing for the truth of life

 

我是谁?我从哪里来?我来这里的目的是什么?人生的意义是什么?等等这些问题从小就一直在我脑海里萦绕。一直在困扰着我,百思而不得其解。我其实也一直在探索着。

At a young age, I started to search for the answers to the questions: Who am I? Where am I from? Why am I born in this world?  What is the purpose of life? These questions have been on my mind and I have been trying to find out the answers.

 

1999925日,我辞去了令人羡慕的、待遇优厚的、而且正是自己事业处于极速上升时期的工作。几乎没有人理解,亲戚朋友都以为我疯了。休息了几个月后,国家行业主管的秘书长想法找到我,动员我回到该行业中.他给介绍了合作单位。

On September 25, 1999, I resigned from my well-paid job, even though I was at the peak of my career advancement. Almost no one could understand me, my relatives and friends all thought I was crazy. A few months later, the National Secretary-General in charge of the industry managed to find me, and persuaded me back to the job.


几年下来,事业也算有成,几乎想做什么就能做成什么,在行业中引领着部分方面的创新,想什么有什么。名也有了,钱虽然不如做实业赚得多,但和工薪族比还是多不少。应该过好日子了吧?没有,日子却越过越糟。

I had been quite successful in my career, whatever I wished to achieve had become reality as I expected. I have obtained whatever I wished to have. I have gained fame and money.   I should feel I lived a good life, however, on the contrary, life was getting worse day by day.

 

现实与我的理想越来越远,正如师父在《转法轮》中讲的常人看不到这一点,他就老是觉的自己应该恰如其份的做自己应该做的事情。所以他的一生争来斗去的,这个心受到很大的伤害,觉的很苦,很累,心里老是不平衡。吃不好,睡不好,心灰意冷,到老了,把自己搞的一身糟,什么病都上来了1

The reality was getting far away from what the ideal is. Just as what Master lectured in ‘Zhuan Falun “Ordinary people can’t see it, so they always think they should do what they’re fit to and supposed to do. So they fight tooth and nail for things all their lives, they feel badly hurt, they think life is hard and tiring, and they always think things are unfair and they can’t get over them. They can’t enjoy their food, they don’t sleep well, and they get really discouraged and hopeless, and by the time they’re old they’ve ruined their bodies from head to toe, and all kinds of health problems come along”. (http://www.falundafa.org/book/eng/zfl_new_7.html#3)

 

本来非常好的身体,也因为在没有任何征兆的情况下,在一次出差中突发心肌梗死昏死过去了,由于没有任何经验,在第三天赶回家,第四天在家人强迫下,才去医院。当时我能在心肌梗死连续发做4天后还能活着自己走着到医院去治疗,医生都认为是奇迹中的奇迹了(感谢师尊救度,这次心肌梗死如果不是师尊慈悲救度,绝对没有我的今天,这是后来感悟的)。

I have been physically very healthy, but all of sudden, on one business trip, I lost consciousness in the absence of any signs, from a myocardial infarction. I hurried home on the third day after it happened, and was sent to hospital by my family on the fourth day under compulsion. The doctor thought that it was a miracle of miracles for a person who survived a myocardial infarction and was able to come to the hospital 4 days later. I was able to do in myocardial infarction continuous hair still alive four days after his walk to the hospital treatment, (Thanks to Master’s compassion, otherwise I  definitely won’t have a chance to be here today.)

 

十来年的时间,我从一个铁人变成了随时都可能死掉的人,叫我心灰意冷。认识到了这一点,就着手办理移民,没想到别人需要12-18个月的手续,感谢师尊,我6个月签证就办好了。

In the past ten years, I became a person who could probably die at any time. I was very depressed. I thought of immigrating. Thanks to Master, it only took 6 months before my visa had been approved. Normally the application would take 12-18 months.

 

师尊慈悲救度 弟子终登法船

With Master’s compassionate saving, I finally boarded on the Fa vessel 

 

2012531日,我出差在外,夜里浏览到了明慧网,无意中(后来知道其实这都是师尊法身领我做的)浏览到了师父广州讲法录像,赶紧下载收看,一下子就把我定住了,我一口气学完了九讲广州讲法,(十几年前错失机缘)各种滋味一起涌上心头,不禁潸然泪下。不知不觉睡着了(十几年的失眠消失了)。

On May 31, 2013, I was on business trip. When browsing Minghui website at night, I came across the links with Master’s lectures in Guangzhou. I downloaded the lectures and finished studying 9 lectures at one sitting. I missed the chance of becoming a Dafa disciple a decade ago. Recollections of the past flooded my mind; I could not help but shed tears. I did not know when I fell asleep, but insomnia which tortured me for over a decade disappeared.

 

醒来后第一件事,点击电脑播放器听广州讲法,师父正在讲关于人生病和业力的关系问题。当时想这是第几讲呀?怎么从这里开始呀?吃了点东西又听了一遍之后又睡着了。

The first thing I did after I woke up next morning was to play the Fa lecture on my computer. I heard Master is talking about the relationship between human sickness and karma. I tried to figure out from which lecture the sentence was, why it started from this sentence? I had a bit of food, then fell asleep again.

 

再次醒来之后又点开了播放器,听到师父在讲的还是病业的问题。原来师父是告诉我人是没有病的,我立刻将我带着的心脏病的药扔進了垃圾箱,与此同时身体瞬间发生了神奇的变化,身体达到了无比轻松,无比自在的无病状态。

When I woke up again, the first thing I did was also to play the Fa lecture. This time, I heard Master still talking about sickness and karma. I suddenly understood that Master was trying to tell me that people have no health problems; I immediately dumped the medicine for my heart into the rubbish bin. Meanwhile, a miracle happened. My body instantly reached a very relaxed, very comfortable illness-free state.

 

当时激动的心情真是无法形容,从开始听师父讲法到发生这样的奇迹前后不过30个小时,伟大慈悲的师尊使我重获新生。同时,抽了几十年烟,连心脏手术之后都没有戒掉,也立刻戒掉了。我把手机一关,一口气在宾馆里住了二十多天,就是学法炼功,将师父这些年的讲法都学习了一遍。之后他们约我去爬山,我欣然应邀,我和他们那里天天爬山的那个人走在最前面,一点不累。后面的人歇了好几次。下的山来,很多人问我怎么锻练的?我告诉他们炼气功。

I was so excited and could not find words to describe myself. It had been only 30 hours since I started to listen to Master’s lectures, but I felt I had a new life. Meanwhile, I immediately quit smoking. I had been smoking for decades; even after cardiac surgery I had not been able to quit smoking. I turned off my mobile, and stayed in the hotel for over 20 days just studying Fa and doing exercises. I had studied all Fa lectures Master taught in recent years. Later, my colleagues invited me to go hiking, and I gladly went with them. I felt no tiredness at all. My colleagues had to take several breaks.  A lot of them asked me what exercises I did? I told them I practiced Qigong.

 

随后的三个月里,几乎所有的时间都用在了学法、炼功、发正念上了。师父慈悲于我,我感到走路一身轻、硬气功、打坐往起拔等等现象。由于在国内没有同修可以交流沟通,我草草处理了一下生意,就来到了悉尼。

In the following three months, I spent almost all of the time   studying Fa, doing exercises and sending righteous thoughts. When I walked, I felt like treading on air; when I meditated, I felt I was being lifted and levitating up off the ground. As I could not find any other fellow practitioners in China, I decided to come to Sydney after handing over my business.

 

师尊加持 推我过关

Going through tribulations With Master’s reinforcement

 

最初的几关都是在睡梦中过的,有些关过的很艰难,好几关都是师尊把我推过去的。

The first few tribulations happened in a dream. I went through some tribulations well, while for other tribulations, Master pushed me through.

 

修大忍之心这一关,我过的好辛苦。有一段时间,只要我学完《转法轮》第九讲,一闭眼就有人来找麻烦,每次都是拔剑打在一起,打到惊险之处,就从梦中惊醒。有一段时间,我一看《转法轮》第九讲就犯憷,每次都是硬着头皮学的,学完了夜里就厮打。

I had experienced a great difficulty in cultivating the forbearance. For quite some time, after I finished studying Lecture Nine, if I fell asleep, somebody would come to me for a match or a fight. Because of this, I was quite reluctant to study Lecture Nine for some time.

 

一天我独自一个人走在郊外的路上,远远看去,迎面来了一群人,我一看不好,这是我的敌人,赶紧跑。没跑多远就被人家包围起来了,对方派了一个二号人物是一个女子和我打。结果我把那个女子打得很惨,由于自己优势非常明显,一边打还一边叫号。这时我的闹钟响了,响了之后,想想刚才梦里的行为,这里有多少颗要去的心呀!这和大法要求差多远呀!懊恼不已,羞愧难当!抡起巴掌打了自己几个耳光,怎么就不能做到打不还手,骂不还口

One day in my dream, I was walking alone in the outskirts. From afar, a group of people walked towards me. I recognized they were my enemy, I started to run, but I did not run far before they surrounded me. They had asked a man and a woman to fight with me. I had obvious advantage, and the woman was beaten badly by me. Then my alarm clock rang, I woke up from the dream, and regretted my behaviour, I had so many attachments to remove. I felt ashamed that I was far away from the Fa standards!  Why did I hit back when attacked.

 

在过后不长时间的一次梦境中,刚要拔剑和人家厮打,一个非常严肃的声音传来你还是个炼功人吗?,我立刻清醒了,这不是师父的声音吗?眼前的一切就都消失了。

Once in another dream, I was ready to draw my sword to fight, I heard a very serious voice ‘are you still a practitioner’? I immediately realized that this was the voice of Master, then all disappeared.

 

师父推我过关的例子很多,比如有一次星期六,在唐人街推广新唐人时,有两个同修讲了几句我很不爱听的话,我接受不了,当着他们俩的面,忍住了。当他们两个人一走,其他同修可能觉得我不对劲问我,我就把事情讲了出来,同时自己还发了一通牢骚。同修告诉我,这是叫你过心性关哪。我才知道这就是心性关。

There are many other examples that Master has pushed through the tribulations. For instance, on one Saturday, I helped promote NTDTV in China Town. I could not accept what other two practitioners said about me. I tolerated what they said in front to them, but as soon as they left, I started to complain about them. Other practitioners reminded me that this was a xinxing test for me.

 

同修们坐在车上,提前到了大组学法的地方,就帮助我,我就是不能理解和接受,就是认为修了十几年的老学员,怎么修的这么差呀!晚上学法,每次都是学一讲法,然后就交流,那次学完了一讲《转法轮》,又学了一篇师父的某次法会讲法。学着这篇法会讲法,就好像就是冲着我来的,每句话都是在说我呢,其实师父那篇经文,我几天前还自己学过,感觉很好。现在学起来觉得真是羞愧难当,同修们看到我时,我说我明白了,是师父借同修的口,激励我精進,并去我的一些执著心。

Other practitioners who arrived earlier at group Fa study tried to encourage me to look within,but I just could not understand and accept what they had said about me. They have been Dafa disciples  for over ten years, how could their cultivation be so poor. After finishing learning one Lecture of Zhuan Falun, we also learned a new article by Master. I felt what was said in the article was talking to me and each word seemed to point at my attachments. I felt really ashamed, and I told fellow practitioners that I finally understood why the two practitioners talked about something I could not accept. Master   encouraged me to give up my attachments through their mouth.  

 

第一个心性关慈悲的师父在4个小时之内就把我推过去了。一关又一关,关关很密集。关过的很难的时候,也产生灰心,也有过抱怨的时候。都是慈悲伟大的师父带着我、推着我一关又一关的过去的。

I passed the first Xinxing test within 4 hours with the compassionate care of Master. Xinxing tests keep coming one after another. Sometimes I feel depressed, and sometimes I complained. Whenever I am in the difficulty of passing the Xinxing tests, it is our Master who guides and pushes me through one test after another.

 

这是怎样的旷世大愿

我们能与主佛签下神圣的誓言

这是怎样的奇异恩典

我们与师父同行世间”[3]

"How great our vow is

We made with Lord Buddha a sacred oath;

How special this grace is

We are together with our Master"


每每想到此,我还有什么理由不好好修炼哪?有什么理由不精進哪?还有什么借口来掩盖自己的那一颗颗执著心哪?

I have no reason to neglect my cultivation. I should diligently cultivate myself and never give myself an excuse to hide my attachments?

 

就让感恩的泪水尽情的流淌

就让我们最虔敬的礼拜觉者的光芒

师父啊师父,用什么样的语言

我们才能赞美您——众神之主,万王之王”[2]

Let our tears of gratitude flow

Let us worship the light of the enlightened;

Master, what kind of language could we find to praise You - the Lord of the Gods, the King of Kings "[2]

 

谢谢师尊!弟子叩首!

Thank you Master!

 

以上是自己粗浅认识,如有不在法上的,有失偏颇的,请同修慈悲指正。双手合十!

Please correct me if any above sharing is not in line with Fa.

 

[1]《转法轮》

[2]《献给李洪志师父和世界法轮大法日的赞美诗》(http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2011/5/14/240750.html