向 內找純淨自己 用神的狀態助師救 度眾生

Look within to help save sentient beings


Ruby

今年師父給了悉 尼近三週的神韻演出時間,加上票價的調整,我覺得這給了我們悉尼弟子一個打開主流社會救度眾生的機會。我們 如何找到主流社會的人呢?從 師父最近講法中我們悟到主流社會包括那些在悉尼市中心商務區所有大廈內工作的人,因為這裡的人正是公司白領,這也包括專業人士例如醫生,律師,會計師。所以我們在悉尼商務區拜訪許多公司的員工。我們都是衝破了重重困難,突破了自己很多的觀念才走出來的。期 間有很多感人的故事,大家不斷在法上提高,相互支持,在三個月內拜訪了超過1600家公司,使很多人了解到了神韻的美好,其中包括很多已經通過廣告等途徑 知道了神韻、但還不確切知道神韻是什麼的人。

This year Master has given almost three weeks of Shen Yun performance to Sydney and also the ticket prices is adjusted, I have enlightened to that this is an opportunity given to Sydney practitioners to open up mainstream society and save people in the mainstream society. Then, where do we find these mainstream society people? We have had many discussions on this topic. In a Shen Yun meeting, a practitioner asked Master what kind of people does the “mainstream society” includes, Master answered (not original words) “Mainstream society includes white collar workers, doctors, lawyers, accountants….”. From Master’s fa we enlightened to that the mainstream society includes those workers working in the buildings of Sydney’s CBD area, this is because people in there are white collar workers, they also include professionals who are doctors, lawyers, accountants. Therefore, we formed a team of practitioners to visit all the buildings in the Sydney CBD area in order to bring the beauty of Shen Yun to all the workers working in those companies. Whether the method we used was suitable or not, this group of practitioners could step out to take on this responsibility only after they have endured many of their own difficulties and broken through a lot of their own notions. During this time there were many touching stories, these practitioners continuously improved their understanding of the Fa, supported each other, at the end the result was that more than 1600 companies were visited within three months. This allows many mainstream people to learn more about the beauty of Shen Yun, this group of people includes those ones who have heard about Shen Yun through other channels like advertising but still didn’t know what Shen Yun is.



在這三四個月來,我們做了很多工作。但是, 只有我們把人引導進來看神韻才能真的救度他們,那怎樣才能得到這一目的就是我們要去思考和研究的,這也是一個修煉過程。

During these three to four months, we have done a lot. But we realized that only when people buy tickets to see Shen Yun then they can be saved. How can we guide them to see Shen Yun? This is for us to think about and work on. This is also a cultivation process.



在 最初開始向公司推廣神韻的時候,因為我在公司工作,了解他們通常的運作模式,知道他們往往有通過請人看演出的方式搞公共關係的需求,我就用心研究了企業套 票,然後特別設計了一個公司 的企業套票(Corporate Package),然後我們將其發給了這1600多家公司。

At the beginning of promoting Shen Yun to corporates, because of my work, I get to understand the operation of a company and know that they usually have the need to buy tickets to entertain their clients. So I have specifically designed a corporate package for companies. During the time I designed the package, I have spent quite a lot of effort to research into how other companies make Corporate package. After it is done, we have been using the Corporate package as our materials for visiting the 1600 companies.



期間我遇到了一些問題,問題出現了就是提高的機會。在向公司推廣神韻期 間,有兩個在前線拜訪公司的同修向另一個同修講出一些企業套票的建議,然後這個同修向我反映。我 聽了後第一個反應是不接受這建議,也不想听,因為我認為我已經用心研究了常人向公司推廣他們的產品的方式,我覺得我已經做得很對了。當 我堅持自己的想法時,這個同修提醒我說“如果一個協調人不能聽別人的建議,他們將無法提高。”我突然意識到我忘記了這不是常人的工作,忘記了遇事向內找,不斷放下自我才是真正的修煉。在 向內找過程中,我找到了我不想听別人建議的原因,這是有顯示心,自我很重, 堅持自己的想法是對,只想改變別人,不願改變自己。我需要加大我的容量,放下自我去看問題。就 像師父在《精進要旨》<再認識>說:“你們知道嗎?只要你是一個修煉的人,無論在任何環境、任何情況下,所遇到的任何麻煩和不高興的事,甚至於 為了大法的工作,不管你們認為再好的事、再神聖的事,我都會利用來去你們的執著心,暴露你們的魔性,去掉它。因為你們的提高才是第一重要的。真能這樣提高上來,你們在純淨心態下所做的事才是最好的事,才是 最神聖的。”

During this time I have encountered some problems with the Corporate package, these problems is an opportunity for me to improve. During the time when we were promoting Shen Yun to companies, there were two practitioners who have been visiting companies have told another practitioner about some suggestions for the Corporate Package and then this practitioner told me about it. After hearing about it my first reaction is not accepting the suggestions and also didn’t want to hear about it, this is because I thought that I have already used a lot of effort to research into how ordinary people promote their products to companies. I felt that I have already done the right thing. At the time when I insisted my view, this practitioner reminded me that “If a coordinator cannot listen to other people’s suggestions, they will not be able to improve”. I suddenly realized I have forgotten this is not an ordinary job, forgot about looking within when encountering problems. We need to continuously let go of ourselves then we are truly cultivating. During the process of looking within, I have found the reason why I didn’t want to listen to other people’s suggestions. This is because of the show-off mentality, too focused on proving myself, insisted of “my way” is right, only wanted to change others but unwilling to change myself. I need to increase my capacity, let go of myself to get through these problems. This is like what Master said in ESSENTIALS FOR FURTHER ADVANCEMENT “Do you realize that as long as you’re a cultivator, in any environment or under any circumstances, I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across—even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are—to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated, for your improvement is what’s most important. If you are able to succeed in improving yourself this way, what you do then, with a pure heart, will be the best and most sacred. ”


通過這個問題進行反思之後 後,我明白了為什麼我們拜訪了這麼多的公司,做了這麼多但效果仍不理想的原因。這 與我們的修煉和心態有關。如果我們不能放下自我,就會不 知不覺走了舊勢力的安排,同修就容易產生間隔,從而給救度眾生帶來障礙。比如我認識一個企業總裁,從九月他告訴我他 想訂一個企業套票,但經過多次跟進他還沒有訂。如果我們不能讓這個對大法和神韻有一定認識的人買票,那 其他人就更加難說服。他還沒有買票肯定有我要修的原因。我向內找和思考沒有打動他的原因,最後我發現我沒有完 全站在別人的角度想問題。這個企業套票是我們的設計,用我們的思維來創造 出來,但是我們沒有想到他們需要什麼?如何觸動了他們的心?就 像師父在<再精進>說:“很多人身在西方社會,實質並沒有真正了解這個社會。就是要轉變黨文化中形成的觀念,多了解國際上人類的正常生活狀 態,不要老是用人 心擋著。真的是按照師父要的那樣去做的時候不對路也不行,你說師父要你去做主流社會,你還是去那些個不是主流社會的地方去做,當然做不成,你當然也不是真正配合了。師父讓做主流社會,那你們就用 正念在主流社會做,就一定會成。”

After thinking through this problem, I realized that why we have done so much, also visited so many companies but the result was not as good as we hoped. This is related to our cultivation and our thought. If we cannot let go of ourselves, gaps will be built up, as a result we follow the arrangement of the old forces and create obstacles to saving sentient beings. For example I know a company’s CEO, he told me in September that he wanted to order a Corporate package, but after following up with him many times he still hasn’t made the order. If we cannot make someone who already understands Dafa and Shen Yun to buy tickets, it’ll be even more difficult to convince other people. The fact that he hasn’t bought tickets tells me that there is something I still need to improve on. So I looked within and tried to think about what is the reason why his heart is still not touched. At the end I have found the reason-- I did not completely look at the issue from the person’s angle. This Corporate Package is our design, we used our way of thinking to create it, but we didn’t think about what do they need and how to touch their heart? Just like what Master said in Be More Diligent “Though a lot of you might be living here in Western society, in reality, you don’t really understand this place. What it comes down to is, you need to change the thinking that the Party culture instilled in you, and understand better how life works in the normal world outside of China. Don’t let human thinking always obstruct things. When you do indeed try to handle things according to Master’s wishes, but don’t do it the right way, things still won’t work out. Master told you to focus your efforts on higher-end society, yet you keep going out to places that aren’t higher-end. So naturally, things won’t work out. And of course, that means you are not truly cooperating. If Master asks you to work on higher-end society, just do it with righteous thoughts, and you will definitely succeed.”



所以我們需要更加用心了解這些主流社會的 人,放下自我、純淨自己後,師父才能給我們智慧。當我的思想轉變後我決定約見這個企業總裁,進一步了解他 的需要和引導他買票。他同意在工作日的最後一天12月24日 見我們。在談話中他給了我們 很多寶貴的建議,他也同意他將幫助我們設計一個適合他的客戶的企業套票,從而有利於促成此事。經 過這次經歷,我明白每個公司有不同的需求可能是因為他們來自不同的天體,代表了不同的人群,所以我們需要用心去了解他們的需要,不能像以前一樣使用相同的 企業套票,給所有公司。只有這樣,我們才能打動他們的心,就像師父說的一樣。如果我們想救度這些人,那麼我們需要花時間去了解他們。這是一個修煉過程,完全放下自我,完全 為他人著想,神的一面就會出來,因為神是完全為他人的。所 以我們要做到師父說的一樣“這是救人,神都在做,大法弟子的狀態很主要。主辦演出也是修煉,配合好,接觸人要講真相,眾生在等著救度。” “你沒人心了你就是神。”<二零一零年紐約法會講法>

So we need to use more effort to understand these people of the mainstream society. Only after we let go of ourselves and purify ourselves, then Master will give us wisdom to do things right. After this enlightenment, I decided to make an appointment to see this CEO in order to understand his needs more and help guide him to buying tickets. He agreed to meet us on the last day of working day 24th December. During the discussion, he gave us a lot of valuable suggestions and he also agreed to help us to design a Corporate Package that is suitable for his clients so that the order can be completed at the end. After this experience, I have realized that every company may have different needs because they may be from different universe and represent different groups of people. Therefore, we need to spend time to understand each of their needs, we cannot be like before using the same package for all the companies. Only then we can touch their hearts. Just like what Master said. If we want to save these people, we will need to spend the time to understand them. This is a process of cultivation--completely let go of ourselves, completely think of others, only then our Divine side will come out because Divine beings is completely think of others. So we need to do like what Master said “ What we’re doing is saving people, and gods are participating, so the cultivation states of Dafa disciples are very important. Putting on [Shen Yun] performances is also cultivation, and you need to cooperate with one another well. You should clarify the truth to the people you interact with, as all sentient beings are waiting to be saved.” “If you don’t have any human attachments, then you are a god.” Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa ConferenceSept. 5, 2010



讓 我們繼續修好自己,純淨自己,在矛盾面前無條件向內找,這樣師父一定會加持我們,同時引領眾生來買票看神韻從而被救度。

Let we all continue to cultivate ourselves well, purify ourselves, unconditionally look within when we encounter issues, then Master will give us strength and help guide all pre-destined sentient beings to buy tickets to see Shen Yun and be saved.