Fulfill My Solemn Vow 一切为了完成自己的誓愿 - English and Chinese
Greetings, the benevolent Master.
Greetings, fellow practitioners.
After reading the articles shared by Mainland Dafa Disciples’ in their
6th Online Fa Conference, I saw how far behind I had been – it’s as if
I had barely begun my cultivation. I didn’t feel I could bring myself
to write and share my own experience. I often said that I wanted to
start my cultivation afresh.
We are so fortunate to have been blessed with the Great Fa and our most
compassionate Master. Though we are at different levels, each of us
disciples has been touched by the magnificence of the Fa at our own
levels. Now that I have decided to reinvigorate my cultivation, I must
let go of all the human notions that I should not harbor, write down my
understandings as a report to the Master and to share with fellow
Righteous thoughts clear the way
I obtained the Fa in China after 24 April 1999. One day, after I saw
the Hong Fa activities outside of China, I had a thought – it would be
so wonderful if I could go overseas to validate Dafa! With that
thought, Master opened the way for me to leave China. It was quite
miraculous; my departure day was brought forward three times and it
only took over a month to obtain a passport and visa to Australia. It
was my thought, a wish to better validate the Fa that opened a new path.
After my husband joined me in Australia, I didn’t want to spend too
much time with finding a house and offered the vendor a high price for
a poor place. Yet I had no response. To my surprise, a few days later
we were able to get a much larger house for a lower price. My husband
who hadn’t started practicing found it unbelievable too. I knew in my
heart that it was because my first thought was a wish of a large living
room where we could study the Fa, a nearby park where we could
practice. My wish was fulfilled. Master only gives us the very best,
and this could not have happened if I had been led by my attachments.
I became a sales person for the Melbourne Epoch Times. As I was not
able to make a profit right away, to harmonise my family environment, I
decided to look for a night shift job, so it would not impact on my
sales work during the day. I asked a fellow practitioner who does
evening cleaning work to keep an eye for any opening. In a couple of
days, she told me that someone suddenly quit and I was able to fill the
role. I know it was Master’s arrangement again.
When I applied for an Australian passport, I clarified truth to the
immigration officer. As a result, my application got expedited and I
became an Australian citizen three days later. Truth clarification is
the key to clear away any obstacles.
My life in Australia has been quite easy. It’s because I had always
remembered that I am here to validate Dafa. Whatever I do, it has to be
helpful towards validating the Fa. “Cultivation is up to oneself while
the development of the gong is up to the Master.” Cultivation is about
one’s heart. When the heart is righteous, all becomes very easy.
Opportunities to Clarify the Truth Are Everywhere
I know the vow I had made. Wherever I go in Australia, I must clarify
the truth well. And opportunities are everywhere.
One day, on my way back from an excursion with classmates of my English
learning class, a fellow student suggested we stop by at a park on the
road. I realized it was a chance to clarify the truth. I ended up
sitting in the park surrounded by my classmates, all eagerly listening
to me talking about the persecution. Even after 3 years, when a former
classmate came to me for an advertisement, she remembered what I told
them on that day and was moved by it.
The first day my English tutor came to my home, I told her about Dafa.
She was so touched that she asked me to re-tell the story to her
husband and his friends at his club, to which many wealthy Australians
are members. Later, all those members went to watch the Shen Yun show.
I was interviewed by a local media organization. A seniors’ college
teacher saw the report and invited me to go to the college to talk
Late 2008, I found hundreds of Udumbara flowers. I opened my house for
exhibition and posted an ad on the Epoch Times. Many, many people came
to admire the flowers. Afterwards, I would show them the NTD TV’s
documentary on the Udumbara flowers and was very well received.
Everything in my life has to be linked to validating the Fa. I also
send forth a thought that all things must make way for the validation
of the Fa.
Selling Advertisements While Saving Sentient Beings
I was very worried when I learned that there were few classified ads in
the Melbourne Epoch Times and decided to sell ads for the paper. With
more ads, it will attract more readers, make a profit and become
sustainable. Master said:
“Dafa disciples all have in mind the thought, ‘We will rush to the
front lines, no matter how hard or exhausting it may be or if it means
long nights without sleep--we can, and will, do whatever it takes.’
But, when it comes to management, they falter. Didn't you say that you
could do whatever it takes? (Audience laughs) Didn't you all go from
not knowing how to do something to knowing how? Then why is it that you
can't do this part well? Only by running a media entity well can it
grow stronger and have more of the desired effect.”
Whether or not my clients would agree to advertise, I would clarify the
truth to them. I know that every thing we do today is for the purpose
of saving people.
After I managed to establish contact with a CEO of a TV station, I sent
him DVDs for the Nine Commentaries and invited him to see the Shen Yun
Show. He was very impressed by Shen Yun’s performance. When the 2008
Olympic Torch Relay came to Melbourne, he came to the Epoch Times
office and advised us not to go to protest. He said the CCP has planned
to make trouble for us. I realised that the people are waiting to hear
the truth and the truth will lead them to do the right things.
A client was touched by my perseverance, he said that he would not be
worthy of a human being if he doesn’t advertise with us. Later, he came
to the office and purchased a copy of Zhuan Falun.
I have another Chinese client, with whom I had continuous communication
and gave him many truth materials. He told me that he enjoyed the DVDs
I sent him and gave out to his friends. Recently he called me.
Apparently, he went to the Chinese consulate, holding a copy of the
Epoch Times that he picked up outside the consulate. He was stopped at
the gate; the doorman wouldn’t let him in with Epoch Times in his
hands. He said “I am Chinese. Why shouldn’t I read a Chinese newspaper?
Would I find my reading material on the ceiling of your office in
there?” Later, another consulate officer commented: “You still read
this newspaper?” He retorted: “What’s wrong with reading this
newspaper?” The consulate officer walked away. I wrote to him in a
Christmas card: “You have stand by your basic rights with dignity and
are a courageous man. If all Chinese people could be like you, the
persecution could not go on. I am truly happy for the awakening of our
Selling ads and clarifying the truth often facilitates each other. When
I get to clarify the truth in depth, I am able to secure the
advertisement as well. But first and foremost, I put my focus on saving
these people. I will not let myself be complacent when I sell an ad,
nor will I be discouraged when I lost an account. I know all are here
for the Fa and understanding the truth is the most paramount. At
Melbourne, we have a very good sales team. Our endeavours have seen
I felt selling ads is a great way to test how steadfast I have been
cultivating. In the course of this, one has to let go of all
attachments. When you cannot sell the ads, when you get turned down
again, can you persevere? When you land a big account, will you be
complacent. We come across all sorts of people and we must not lose the
sight of our purpose – to save people.
Cultivation Comes First
After years of cultivation, I have come to learn that cultivation is
most fundamental. In this peaceful environment, cultivation is also
challenging. Master said:
“Some students haven't encountered much in the way of ordeals and have
gradually become lax. This means that they have formed attachments to
the various temptations of ordinary society, and been dragged down by
Cultivation is most serious. Its criteria are not changed by our
environment. Only with Fa in our hearts will we resist external
influences. We must not mistake working as cultivation. No matter how
busy we are, we must harmonise our life and work as well. My husband
and my mother have obtained the Fa after coming to Australia. As a
Fa-study group the three of us read together for 1 hour every morning.
Whatever we do, we study the Fa first.
The closer we are to the end, the more we must hold to the pledge of
which we made before coming here. Master said:
“always cultivate as if you were just starting will surely result in
achieving your ultimate rank”
It is the most sacred and precious predestined relationship that let us
become Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period. In the limited
cultivation time left before us, I will hold on to the magical tool
Master has given us – to look within, and continue to rectify myself
and return with Master upon consummation.
Please kindly point out to me if I said anything improperly.
Thank you Master, thank you fellow practitioners.