修煉路不同  都在大法中
Each cultivator’s path is unique, but all are within the Dafa.


Brisbane,  Linda Smith

尊敬的 師父好,各位同修好,我今天要和大家交流的題目是“修煉路不同,都在大法中”。
Venerable Master, fellow practitioners, today the title of my sharing is: “Each cultivator’s path is unique, but all are within the Dafa”.

結婚兩 年多後, 我有了身孕。在得知自己懷孕時,我的心情有些複雜。一向很喜歡小孩的我一方面感到高興,也知道公公婆婆都期盼着抱孫子,但另一方面又擔心孩子出生後我和先 生會很忙,耽誤參與的一些正法項目。同時, 許多人心也跟著往出反,如擔心同修們是否會想:「都什麼時候了還生孩子」,我會不會走上舊勢力安排的路等等,心情有些沉重。通過不斷學法,心漸漸平靜下 來。一天,腦中浮现出一個念頭: 一個生命敢在末法時期、十惡不赦的今天降生到人間,又選擇出生在大法弟子的家中,一定是和大法有緣。
After been married for two years, I found myself to be pregnant. I had mixed feelings in my mind upon knowing that. I usually like children a lot, and I also knew that my in-laws were hoping for a grandchild as well. But I was also worried that upon the baby’s arrival, some of the Fa Rectification activities we were involved in would be affected, as my husband and I were both quite busy with all the truth clarification activities. At the same time, many of the ordinary thoughts were surfacing in my mind: for example, I was worried that some fellow practitioners would think: “Still getting pregnant at this time (in the Fa rectification process)?” I was also worried whether I would be following the path that the old forces arranged for me. My heart was heavy. Through continuous Fa study I was able to calm myself down gradually. One day, a thought came to my mind: a life dares to come to this rotten human world in the Dharma ending period, and even choosing to be born in Dafa practitioners’ home… he/she must have predestined relationship with Dafa.

之後我 便以順其自然的心態面對腹中的小生命,每天依然做著應該做的三件事。隨著肚子一天天變大,醫院要求的定期產檢也随之而來。自從修煉以後就再也沒看過醫生的 我,感到很不自在, 很不情願去。第一次去醫院前,我突然轉念一想,醫院裡也有許多眾生等待我去告訴他們真相啊!於是我準備好資料,每次產檢時都跟不同的醫生、護士、產婆們講 大法的美好和迫害情況,也向他們介紹和推薦神韻晚會。有一次,一位產婆還主動提出希望我和先生能到醫院的「產前教育班」去教其她孕婦們打坐, 幫助他們保持平靜的情緒。
After that I was able to handle the situation naturally and continued with the three things as before. As my stomach became bigger every day, so did the regular pregnancy checkups required by the hospital. Until then, I’ve never visited a doctor from the time I started my cultivation in Falun Dafa. So I felt uneasy about going to the hospital and wasn’t really looking forward to it. But right before I went to hospital for the first checkup, I suddenly thought that, there are many sentient beings in the hospital waiting for the truth from me as well! So I prepared myself with truth materials, then clarifed the facts about the persecution and the beauty of Dafa to doctors, nurses and midwifes. I also introduced the Shen Yun shows to them. Once a midwife asked my husband and I to do to the hospital’s Prenatal Education Classes and to teach those pregnant ladies to do the meditation, to help them keep a peaceful mind. 

我懷孕 後不久,先生和我一起重溫了師父在各地區講過有關小孩的講法。我們深知,唯有修好自己才能照顧和教育好孩子。我每天加強學法、煉功,天天讀法給腹中的寶寶 聽。煉功時也經常能感受到胎兒開心的不停移動。在整個懷孕過程中,我和寶寶的身體狀況都十分良好。一次煉靜功, 我的腳底呈現黑紫色,修煉初期曾有過的錐心刺骨的疼痛突然出現,痛得我眼淚直流。我知道師父又幫我消下去很大的業力,心中充滿無限的感激。我打從心底感到 有師父管着的大法弟子真的好幸福! 
Not long after my pregnancy, my husband and I were studying Master’s lectures related to having children. We know from our heart that, only when we cultivate ourselves well, can we take good care of our child. I was doing a lot more Fa study and doing the exercises on a daily basis. I was also doing a lot of reading the Fa just for the baby inside me. Often time I could feel the happy moves the baby made inside me when doing the exercises. Both my baby and I were doing fine during my pregnancy. Once while doing the meditation, I noticed that the sole of my feet appeared to be dark purple in colour, and the pain I had experienced early on in my cultivation suddenly reappeared. I was in tears because of the pain. I knew that Master had taken on an another big chunk of karma for me, from the bottom of my heart I felt so grateful for Master, and was ever more happy to know that it is just so fortunate being a Dafa disciple and having been taken care of by Master. 

去年布 裡斯本開始推廣神韻時,我已懷孕六個多月。望著鏡子裡大腹便便的自己,我有些沮喪,心想:今年我能做些什麼呢?起初我不明白自己為何會感到沮喪,仔細查找 後發現是我把自己是孕婦這件事看得太重了,好像自己和別人不同,感到有些無能為力,忘了自己是身負重任的大法弟子。找到這個執著後,我又問了自己一次:神 韻要來了,我能做些什麼呢?摸摸肚皮和寶寶說,我們兩個人,力量更強大,該做什麼就做什麼。
Last year when the Shen Yun show promotion was on, I was in my sixth month of the pregnancy. Looking at my big tummy I was feeling a little bit down. I was wondering what I could do for Shen Yun this year in this situation? Initially I didn’t know why I was feeling down, but looking into it more I found that I was regarding the pregnancy to be too much a big deal, feeling like I was not the same as the others, that I was powerless, and forgetting that I was a Dafa practitioner. Upon finding such attachments I once again asking myself: Now that Shen Yun is here what can I do to help? Touching my tummy I was talking to my child inside me, that “the two of us would become stronger and we shall do what we are meant to do.”

於是我 又如往年一樣,加入了當地的神韻協調小組,開始方方面面的工作,考驗也一個個接踵而來。負責找電台贊助的丈夫,在約到了一間主流電台的經理後問我要不要和 他一起去。起初我還是帶有人的觀念,總覺得孕婦出去和人談生意好像不太專業,所以讓丈夫去找其他同修。他找了幾個同修,都說沒時間,最後又問我去不去。我 想,也許這件事就是安排要我做的吧,所以就答應了。但在去電台的路上心裡還是有點忐忑不安,還為一點小事和丈夫起了爭執。下車前我突然意識到這是干擾,並 提議兩人一起發正念。電台經理是一位約六十多歲的西方男子,看上去很嚴肅,可一看到我後竟然開始和我聊起孩子的事,告訴我他孫子們的故事。就這樣,大家一 起談得很愉快,也順利的拿到了贊助。通過這件事,我又破除了一層人的觀念。表面上好像是我們去尋求常人的幫助,實際上每一次和常人的接觸,都是給他們明白 真像和擺放好位子的機會。大法弟子是在救人,只要心態純正,就能喚起人們的善念和等待大法的久遠記憶。
After that I started to join in and work on the Shen Yun coordinating team just like I did before, yet it came with all sorts of tribulations. My husband was in charge of looking for radio station sponsors. He was able to book an appointment with a manager from a main stream radio station. Initially he asked me if I would like to go to the appointment with him, but I was treating the issue with my notions, thinking that going to the business meeting as a pregnant lady didn’t seem too professional to me. So I asked my husband to go find someone else to go with him to the meeting. He talked with a few others but none of them had time for him. Finally he asked me again. This time I thought: perhaps this was meant for me to do, so I agreed to go with my husband to the meeting. But on the way, I was a little unsettled about it, and I even found myself arguing with my husband over a trivial thing. Right before we arrived, I suddenly realized that it was interference. So I suggested the two of us could send righteous thoughts together before the meeting. The manager of the radio station was a Caucasian man in his 60’s. His expression looked quite serious. But as soon as he saw me he started to chat about kids with me, telling me the stories of his grand children. So we were talking to each other happily, and we got the sponsorship offered without any difficulties. Through this experience, I had broken another layer of my human notions. From the surface it seemed like it was us looking for help from others, but in actuality every time when we are in contact with ordinary people, we would be providing them opportunities to know the truth, enabling them to position themselves well. Dafa practitioners are helping saving people, as long as we have our right mindset, we should be able to awaken people’s kindness and their longing for Dafa from long ago.

找購物 商場贊助攤位是我負責的項目之一,開始著手沒多久,就順利申請到了十幾個免費的攤位,但也因為一切進行的太順利了,又不時聽到同修們的稱贊,自己产生了自 滿和松懈的心卻渾然不知。師父早在精進要旨中就提醒過我們: ‘作為一個修煉者,在常人中所遇到的一切苦惱都是過關;所遇到的一切贊揚都是考驗。’(修者自在其中)。隨著演出日期一天天逼近,我們還有大量的票沒有卖 出去,同修們希望我再去申請幾個免費攤位。沒多久我約到了一間大購物中心的經理,約談過程中自以為將神韻晚會介紹得很好,對方也表示會認真考慮和我們合 作,回來後我還沾沾自喜地告訴同修。幾天後,他們委婉拒絕我的申請時,我才意識到修煉的嚴肅。帶著歡喜心、顯示心等不純靜的心怎麼救得了人呢?通過這次深 刻的教訓,我更加嚴謹的對待自己的一絲一念,也時時提醒自己,唯有無私無我的狀態才能起到救度眾生的作用,任何一點為我的自私想法都可能成為眾生無法得救 的阻礙。
Looking for sponsorships from shopping centres was one of the projects I was in charge of. Not long after I started it, more than 10 free stall positions were obtained without much difficulty. But things seemed too easy, and now and then, I even got some praise from fellow practitioners. Without knowing it, I started to become complacent and relaxed myself a little. Master pointed out before in the short Jingwen writings that: “For a cultivator, all the frustrations he comes across among everyday people are trials, and all the compliments he receives are tests. “ (A Cultivator is Naturally Part of It ). As the dates for the Shen Yun shows were drawing nearer, and seeing that we still had many tickets to be sold, some practitioners were asking me to apply for a few more free stalls in the shopping centers. Soon I was able to book a meeting with a manager from a big shopping center, and I thought that my introduction of the Shen Yun shows was quite good. The manager also said that he would think carefully about cooperating with us. Coming back from this meeting I was quite happy about myself and I shared with some other practitioners about it with ease. A few days later, the manager rejected my application politely, and I then realised the seriousness of cultivation. With the mentality of complacency, showing off etc., such impure thoughts could not help saving sentient beings at all. Through this hard lesson, I became more serious about my every thought. I often remind myself that only in a selfless state can I do any good to help saving sentient beings. Even just a little bit of selfish thought would become a blockage in helping sentient beings to be saved.

神韻演 出即將來臨的幾個星期前,我的肚子已經大得開車時會頂到方向盤,越來越沉重,待在家裡的時間也越來越多。那時我們當地卖票的情況非常不好,於是我發出一 念:一定要盡全力推廣神韻和卖票,直到孩子出生。有趣的是,那段時間經常有人來我家敲門,有郵差、警察、工人等等,我知道這一切絕非偶然,便一一向他們推 薦神韻,他們都很開心的接受。另外,我也在網上收集了很多昆省當地藝術家和音樂家的聯系方式,一個個和他們聯絡,告訴他們趕快來買票。每次寄出郵件前我都 在心中默念一次法輪大法好,趕快來得救!我感到一股強大的能量跟著信件一起傳了出去。
A few weeks before the Shen Yun show started, my tummy became so big that it would touch the steering wheel, and it became heavier and heavier, so I was staying home more and more. At that time, our local ticket selling wasn’t doing well at all, so I sent out a thought that I would help promote Shen Yun shows and selling tickets with all my energy, until the was child born. Interesting enough, at that time there were often people who came knocking on my door…there were postmen, policemen and labour workers. I knew that it wasn’t accidental at all, so I introduced Shen Yun to every one of them. They all seemed happy to listen. Also, I collected many of the email contacts of local artists and musicians in QLD, and contacted them one by one, and told them to come and purchase the tickets. Every time I sent an email, I would recite in my mind that “Falun Dafa is good” and “hurry, come, and be saved”! I did feel a strong energy for each email I sent.

在神韻 快要開演的前一周,我手上所有負責的項目似乎都被巧妙的安排好,通通告一個段落,或剛好有人接手繼續做。在神韻藝術團抵達布里斯本機場後的幾個小時,女兒 提早十天出生了。去醫院的途中,我和先生相當平靜,一路上我們一起念著“法輪大法好!”整個生產過程非常順利、快速,令在場的醫護人員都感到驚嘆。替我接 生的產婆說:“你們煉的功法真好,你們夫妻倆这么平靜祥和。”孩子臨盆前,我和先生都聽到了另外空間的普度音樂,我深知師父一直在我們身邊。現在女兒已經 九個月大了,健康、乖巧。感謝慈悲偉大的師尊。
A week before the Shen Yun show started, all the projects under my coordination seemed to be well managed and doing well or changing for the better, or, someone else would continue on with it. A few hours before the Shen Yun performers arrive the Brisbane airport, my daughter came to the human world, 10 days earlier than the predicted time. On the way to the hospital for her birth, my husband and I were quite calm, we were reciting “Falun Dafa Hao”. During the laboring, everything went very smoothly and quickly, all the medical personnel onsite were amazed. The midwife who was helping said: “the exercises you are doing are truly good, both of you are so peaceful.” Right before the child was born, my husband and I both heard the Pudu music playing from other dimensions. I knew deep down in my heart that Master was always with us. Now that my daughter is in her ninth month of age, she is such a nice and healthy child. Thank you to our revered Master.

孩子出 生後,我的修煉道路雖然和以前有些不同,但助師正法,救度眾生的心願和決心一點都沒改變。With the child, my cultivation way is a little bit different from before, but my determination and my heart in helping saving sentient beings has never changed.

最後以 洪吟(二)中的一首詩和同修們共勉。
無阻
修煉路不同
都在大法中
萬事無執著
腳下路自通
Finally I like to share with you a poem from Hongyin 2, 
No Obstacles

Cultivation paths are different
Yet all are within Dafa
With no attachment to anything
The path underfoot is naturally clear


層次有限, 不當之處請同修慈悲指正。
Due to my limited understanding, there might be inappropriate sharing in what I just shared – please kindly point it out for me if is the case.