“Promoting Gan Jing World: Participation Participation is the Key”
悉尼：陈/ Ms Chen
Greetings, great and compassionate Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
Once again, we have come together for the annual Falun Dafa conference for sharing cultivation experiences. This is one of the cultivation forms Master has prescribed for Dafa disciples. The process of writing our experience-sharing articles is a way to learn more from the Fa, look within, and further purify ourselves as part of our cultivation progress. With a heart full of gratitude, I would like to share my experiences in participating in the promotion of Gan Jing World and exchange thoughts with fellow practitioners to enhance our understanding together.
In November 2021, Master published the scripture titled “Wake Up,” and at the beginning, he offered the following guidance: “The Fa’s rectification of the Cosmos has finished, and now a transition to the Fa’s rectification of the human world is taking place. Most of our Dafa disciples will join me as the Fa rectifies the human world.”
Before long, Gan Jing World emerged!
Over the past year, Gan Jing World has been rapidly developing. I understand the importance of Gan Jing World, and it’s only natural to want to participate in it. However, the things we face are all new, requiring continuous learning. Some of the promotional methods are still in the process of exploration, and it often feels like we’re not achieving significant results, leading to a state of inner turmoil. I looked within and also asked Master to strengthen me. Suddenly, a thought occurred to me: The emphasis in promoting the Gan Jing World is on participation! It was like a lightbulb moment for me. I realised that the root of my inner turmoil was actually the attachment to seeking results. I reminded myself to let go of this desire for results and participate with a pure heart.
Looking back a few months ago, when I first participated in promoting Gan Jing World at a large market, even though my involvement was minimal, my cultivation state noticeably improved.
That was on a weekend in June this year. Several fellow practitioners and I took a train ride for more than two hours to reach a town near the Blue Mountains. The town was hosting its large annual market celebration. Each of us carried a heavy bag of materials and worked diligently to distribute flyers and answer questions. Before we left, we also placed several hundred remaining flyers and cards in nearby coffee shops, clubs, hotels, supermarkets, and other places. The distinctive characteristic of Gan Jing World is that it is free from violent, erotic, criminal and harmful material. The level of acceptance from people regarding Gan Jing World exceeded my expectations, and I felt extremely pleased.
It’s amazing that my two-week-long back pain has completely disappeared! My previous back pain made it difficult for me to bend, walk, and get up after sitting down. Even carrying a light bag on my shoulder would make my back ache unbearably. In fact, my back still hurt on the train on the way to the market, but I forgot all about it when I got off the train. I was only thinking about how to distribute flyers as quickly as possible. It wasn’t until the next day that I realised my back no longer hurt, and my mind was at ease, and my righteous thoughts had strengthened.
The back pain I’d been having seemed to have occurred suddenly without any apparent cause, and I realised that there was an issue with my cultivation practice. After three years of the pandemic, I hadn’t been to the park to practise the exercises, and I had become lazy, and found it difficult to wake up early in the morning. Gradually, I couldn’t keep up with the 2 a.m. sending righteous thoughts, and it felt like I was going through the motions in a dazed and confused manner. Eventually, I stopped doing it altogether. I thought that I should change this state, but my desire for comfort was too strong, and my willpower too weak.
It was right at that time that another practitioner asked me to go to the market and distribute leaflets for Gan Jing World. This was something I had previously agreed to do, and I couldn’t decline, so I agreed to go. It was only a small part of the Gan Jing World promotion, but my body immediately returned to normal. I felt that this was Master enlightening me: promoting Gan Jing World is very important!
Following this, during our group Fa study, another practitioner suggested that we should start doing morning exercises in the park once again. We all agreed right away, and we immediately resumed our daily morning exercises in the park. We began at 5:20 AM, playing exercise music, and whenever we had the time, we completed all five exercises. Sometimes, even if we could only practice for a little over an hour before going to work, we made an effort to do exercises in the park as much as possible.
When I made up my mind to eliminate my desire for comfort, I found that I could also get up in the middle of the night to send righteous thoughts. Although sometimes I still felt that my righteous thoughts wasn’t that strong and felt like going through the motions, I wanted to persevere. If there is no form at all, it’s like a blank space. Maintaining this form signifies my desire to continue improving.
In the past, I would be moved by the number of fellow practitioners who came to the park to do exercises – sometimes a lot, and sometimes not many. That was a worldly intention, looking outward. But now, I no longer have such an attachment. My heart is filled with gratitude, gratitude for Master’s compassionate guidance, which has allowed me to return to the pure path of cultivation. Even if I were the only one left, I would continue to practise with a peaceful heart!
Gan Jing World is a completely new online platform for the general public, and it’s also a new experience for Falun Dafa practitioners. Gan Jing World encompasses a wide range of content, including everything related to the daily lives of sentient beings in this world. However, because it’s just getting started, it requires more cooperation from Falun Dafa practitioners in promoting it. Fellow practitioners help and learn from each other in the promotion team, and at the same time, it’s an opportunity for us to elevate our cultivation and let go of attachments.
Once, I went with two other ladies to visit a practitioner in a nursing home. When we went in, we saw this practitioner, who was in her 80s, reclining on her bed. She looked lively and had a rosy complexion. She said that she’d injured her foot in a fall, and it hadn’t completely healed, making it inconvenient for her to walk. However, she quickly changed the topic and said, “Gan Jing World needs more traffic; we need to work faster.” It turned out that she had already created several videos and uploaded them to Gan Jing World. When we asked if she had used a computer, she replied that she had made the videos using her mobile phone. She also said, “Whether we stay or go, we should follow Master’s arrangements. But as long as we are alive, we must fulfill the three things Master requires.”
When I saw what she had achieved, I no longer dared to find excuses for not being able to do this or that. I used to use the poor quality of my phone’s camera as a reason for not doing what I could. At that moment, I felt very ashamed, so I immediately bought a phone with three cameras that could take photos and videos and uploaded them to Gan Jing World. I am grateful that Master guided me in this way, enlightening me not to miss opportunities to participate.
I live in a building with over ten floors, and around July or August of this year, the ceiling in the stairwell started leaking water every day. Every morning when I went out to do my exercises, I would see water dripping from the ceiling into a plastic container, and sometimes the water would spill onto the floor. The building’s cleaner told me, “This is quite strange; it only leaks water in the early morning, and it doesn’t leak during the day or night. And we can’t repair it because we can’t find where the leak is coming from.”
Later, I felt like the leaking water was perhaps shown to me for a reason, and I wondered if it was related to my lack of dedication in promoting Gan Jing World, suggesting omissions in my cultivation. During that time, a significant portion of fellow practitioners hadn’t actively participated in the promotion of Gan Jing World, and some even held an attitude of not understanding it. The effort in promoting it was far from sufficient, and it felt very tiring and challenging.
Several weeks passed, and the daily morning water leakage from the ceiling continued. The plastic container had been replaced with a large black bucket about half my height. However, to my surprise, when the Falun Dafa Association held a meeting on the evening of September 13 (Wednesday) to discuss the promotion of Gan Jing World in Australia, the very next morning when I went out to do my exercises, I noticed that the stairwell was completely dry, and there was no more water leakage. The large bucket was gone, and the ceiling had been sealed.
I was astonished by this incident and deeply realised that the promotion of Gan Jing World is closely intertwined with our overall state of cultivation. The emphasis in promoting Gan Jing World lies in active participation, and the Falun Dafa Association led practitioners from all over Australia to put their hearts into promoting Gan Jing World, which, in turn, addressed the omission issue.
Unlike any other project, regardless of our individual states of cultivation and life circumstances, whether we possess technical skills or not, have language barriers, and so on, as long as we have the heart to help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings, every Falun Dafa practitioner can find a way that suits them to promote Gan Jing World.
I’ve come to realise that for sentient beings in the world, the opportunity to visit Gan Jing World is a chance to board the Fa boat of salvation, and in doing so, their corresponding immense cosmic lives may also be saved. This is another manifestation of Master’s boundless compassion for Falun Dafa disciples and his boundless compassion for sentient beings in the universe!
In the Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting, Master offered the following guidance: “The Dafa disciples of the world together encompass the whole earth, with each person having a certain reach.” Master also said, “each of you assumes responsibility for a large expanse in this world and represents a certain segment of sentient beings.”
If we can all make use of various opportunities to promote Gan Jing World, then the sentient beings corresponding to us and entrusted to us will find it easier to visit Gan Jing World.
Currently, Gan Jing World has launched the “Kindness is Cool” campaign. When you open this section on the website and watch the videos, you will find many small stories that showcase acts of kindness, revealing touching moments brought about by the goodness within humanity. Watching these programs purifies my spirit, and I feel that I have gained more compassion.
Master said in “A Brief Explanation of Shan” in Essentials for Further Advancement: “Dafa is in perfect harmony: If one separates the three characters of “Zhen-Shan-Ren,” each still fully contains Zhen-Shan-Ren. This is because matter is composed of microscopic matter, which is in turn made up of even more microscopic matter—this goes on and on until the end. Therefore, Zhen consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren, Shan consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren, and Ren also consists of Zhen-Shan-Ren.”
I have come to understand that the process of promoting “Kindness is Cool” is the process of spreading the truth of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” throughout the world. It is also the process of Falun Dafa gradually entering the human realm. I have also realised that participating in the promotion of Gan Jing World is following Master’s lead in the preparation of rectifying the human world.
The three new articles recently published by Master have struck me deep in my heart. It’s hard to express the feelings in my heart with words and language. Reading them brings tears, but it’s difficult to explain why the tears flow. The content of the new scriptures is vast, and after studying them, I can only sense how small and humble life is. Everything is created and bestowed by Master!
Master said in the article Stay Out of Danger: “Is it that I, your Teacher, have borne too much for you out of my compassion for all beings, and have done too much for you, in my hope that you succeed in your self-cultivation, and this has led to your taking all of that for granted? And some of you might have even thought that your Teacher is benefiting from you in some way. Your Teacher is bearing things for you, gaining nothing from you, and doing all that he is doing out of pity for all lives! Whether you will succeed in your spiritual journey is up to you.”
While we promote Gan Jing World, it may seem like we are helping Master save a large number of sentient beings, but in reality, we are doing this for ourselves. This new project, Gan Jing World, requires more cooperation and hamonisation from Falun Dafa practitioners. There are opportunities there for everyone, but whether we seize those opportunities is up to us. Fa rectification has reached the end of the final stage, and the present moment is incredibly precious and invaluable.
As a fortunate Falun Dafa practitioner, I am responsible for my own cultivation, fulfilling my mission, and honouring the oath I made with my life to the divine!
I will finishe with a passage from Master’s teaching in Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003: “for the beings of the old cosmos, and this includes all the elements of beings, when it comes to the Fa-rectification and what I choose, all beings’ harmonizing and completing things according to my choices and contributing their best ideas and approaches—not to change what I want, but to harmonize and complete things according to what I have said—is the best thought a being in the cosmos could have.”
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!