will be achieved by doing what Master requests
I would like to quote
are the sole hope of salvation for the beings in each region
and each nation.” (“My Thanks to Sentient Beings Who Have Sent
Greetings”, January 1, 2007). Shen Yun is rescuing people. This year in
have quite a number of shows. Accordingly, a large number of tickets
are to be sold. This is a great test that we are facing.
year's promotion in our area, we didn't apply for a promotion
stall. We feel that it was such a pity. Therefore, at the early stage
of the promotion, we expressed our willingness to the coordinator for
Shopping Centre promotions to have one
of our strong thoughts, Master saw our hearts. Our application
for a free stall was approved unexpectedly, with the ideal location and
for the duration of time up until the shows finish. The power is being
supplied by the nearby cigarette shop, everything's ready.
We are waiting for sentient beings to come and buy tickets.
Yun tickets is not like selling ordinary products. It is to save
people not by way of advertising, dropping flyers, and displaying
posters at an ordinary level.
first two weeks of promotion, there was no ticket sold. Most of the
interested people only inquired about prices and took DVDs. Nearly
everyone said that they would talk to their families and come back.
third week, an experienced practitioner came and amazingly six
tickets sold. She shared that people have the desire to purchase when
they see the tickets. I think this is because the righteous side of
ordinary people is awakening at the sight of the tickets, full
of hope for salvation. I believe that Master was trying enlightening me
among practitioners, we bought 30 tickets. We believe that we
can sell not only at shopping centres, but to interested dentists,
accountants and lawyers when delivering DVDs and collecting
time, with tickets in hand, we sold four after introducing the
show in a currency exchange business, followed by nine tickets at the
other Shopping Centre. Gradually, tickets were selling at our site,
though not that many.
site, we received feedback saying that the four minute promotional
DVD of the Shen Yun performance might be too short for potential
buyers. It finishes just when people are keen to watch more. Fellow
practitioners then inserted the feedback of audiences from North
America so as
enrich the contents of the promo DVD. It enables purchasers to know
more about the performance, with the comments from people of all walks
of life. We believe it can touch their hearts so that they may buy
生說：我太太看了資料後訂了2 張$180 的票，我女兒要是從布里斯本回來也會去看；還有一位89歲的老太太了，拿了資料後在神韻辦公室訂了5 張$200 的票。我
process of promoting the show, some people say that they've already
bought tickets. One customer told us that her son booked five tickets
online for all the family after she brought home the promotional
materials and DVD. One gentleman said, “My wife
two $180 tickets after reading the promotional information. If
my daughter comes down from Brisbane, she will definitely go with us.”
An 89 year-old lady booked five $200 tickets after visiting our stall.
Though our area is not a wealthy suburb ,
still come to buy tickets with high prices. It indicates that
people spend without hesitation when they really understand the value
of Shen Yun.
always that smooth. Some people promised they would buy tickets,
but unfortunately they could not make the final purchase. Once they
left our promo site, things like children's sickness or missing our
phone calls could interfered with them. We have been considering how to
this. Now when handing out DVDs, we ask for all their contact
details; telephone numbers and addresses so that we can follow up in
flying by, we became more and more anxious, especially as we still
had tickets in hand that we needed to sell for the opening night. The
attachment to quickly selling those tickets was exposed when I was at a
shopping centre. Every time people came,
I tried to convince them to buy my tickets first.
time, a lady booked two $65 tickets. She paid a deposit of ten
dollars and said her husband would pick them up. After that two western
people came to select seats online. I quickly came up to them and asked
which day and time they
the tickets I had were just what they wanted.
I said to myself, all tickets will go in such a way. I
know what happened next, but suddenly they refused to buy after
looking at the seating plan. Furthermore, the lady who had put down a
ten dollar deposit came back and withdrew it because she could not find
her husband. Unfortunately that's not the end of the story.
who I had sold my two tickets to the day before also returned
and asked to rebook five seats next to each other instead of the
previous two. I was left with even more of my own tickets in my hand. I
still hadn't enlightened
another two people came to select five more seats. I focused on my
tickets without thinking about their needs. A fellow practitioner
realised something about me is not right and booked seats online for
them immediately. Luckily, the customers left with satisfaction. We didn't lose that
chance to save those people.
those moments, I believe Master was clearly saying to me:
promoting is cultivating. Everything that we have done reflects our
xinxing. Thinking of others is the first priority when doing
promotions. We should always view things from the perspective of
others, keeping their
in mind. If I only think of selling the tickets in my hand, that
is quite a selfish attitude, don't you think? The essence of the lives
in the old universe is selfish. How can I help saving sentient beings
unconsciously complying with the principles of the old universe?
Though I started with the motive of saving sentient beings, those
beings that had been arranged to be saved would lose this predestined
opportunity forever, only because I have yet to reach the required
xinxing level in
process. How terrible it would be! After looking inward, I felt
that my heart, swollen with self interest, became smaller and smaller
as the bad substance melted away.
“The problems you experience selling Shen Yun tickets are in fact
a reflection of the cultivation state of the students in that locale.
That's extremely clear to me. No matter which student or which place it
is, however your state is will definitely be
in how your ticket sales go. I'm not saying that you haven't
cultivated well, but rather, that it is a manifestation of how
successfully you cooperate. That is very apparent in how your Shen Yun
ticket sales go. In some
students worked together extremely well, and in some places
there were just a handful of students working on things, yet what they
did, despite having few people, was highly effective.” (“Fa Teaching
Given at the NTDTV Meeting”, June 6,
My understanding is that in the area of successful promotion of
Shen Yun, basically all practitioners let go of their own notions for
better cooperation, in order to form one body. In comparison, I feel I
am lagging far behind.
says: “I've observed that in San Francisco there are some students
who for quite some time haven't stepped forward. I don't want to lose
them. I'd like to see this group come out and do some simple
as a start, having them first of all step forward, and secondly
have a chance to establish a certain amount of mighty virtue.
Otherwise, what will happen to them in the future? Other Dafa disciples
are very busy, and don't have
extra energy to take on more things. It's true that some of the
students who didn't come out before have managed to come out, and
that's great.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting”, June 6, 2009 )
is that Shen Yun is the opportunity our great Master
provides us with to establish virtue and glory, especially for those
who are not waking up, it is their chance to make amends. Fellow
practitioners please do not miss out. Do not blame coordinators for
you up, as that is a compassionate wake up call. Do not
complain about heavy words from other practitioners, as this is
probably Master's kind reminder.
come close to the completion of this sharing, I strongly feel that I
need to add on to the title “success must be achieved”. I believe
Master is beside us. Master is protecting and encouraging us at every
moment. Fellow practitioners, how
it is, and lucky we are to be a Dafa disciple during the
fa-rectification period. Let us follow Master's teaching and let go of
ourselves at this critical time. Form a solid body and fulfill our vows
to assist Master with fa- rectification and
save sentient beings.
kindly point out anything that is inappropriate due to a limited