PureInsight | October 18, 2004
[PureInsight.org] When I heard that Manhattan needed support for truth-clarification, at first I thought that I could not go because I have young children to care for. Later on, as I read fellow practitioners sharing experiences of righteous actions and righteous thoughts in Manhattan, I discovered I would very much like to join them. I asked myself many times, "How do I know it is impossible for me to go without even trying?" I gathered enough courage to tell my husband that I'd like to go to New York. I tried to approach the whole thing without pursuit. In my mind, no matter whether or not I can make my Manhattan trip, at least I took a small step forward in my cultivation and achieved a small victory in trying to break my human mindset. In the following month, I tried my best to make my husband understand why I wanted to go to New York. Moreover, several fellow practitioners offered to take care of my children while I am gone. Finally, after taking many small steps forward, my Manhattan trip became reality.
Since the Manhattan trip didn't come about easily, I cherished it very much. Learning from our fellow practitioners' experiences, I reminded myself prior to the trip to maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Because our group of Taiwanese practitioners was only going to stay in New York for a very short time, it was a small group. We started as strangers and became good friends. We were often moved by each other and also had many opportunities to improve our xinxing with righteous thoughts and righteous actions. This was one of the many benefits from the Manhattan trip.
Because I was going to stay in Manhattan for several days only, I started thinking what I should do. My English is not good and I only know a few important words. I realized, however, we were practitioners and our thoughts play an important role. When I met a person, I communicated with him with my heart and through eye contact, although I could not speak a lot of English. After people sensed my sincerity and compassion, they returned understanding looks. Many things moved me. Standing on Manhattan's main street, I cried. I've come here for predestined people in the world. I hope people in the world wake up soon.
During those years of Fa-rectification, we have emerged from many difficulties as more mature individuals. This time, many Dafa disciples have been to Manhattan to validate the Fa, but I find we still have much room to improve. For example, we should understand the cultural difference between Taiwan and New York City. When we are in New York City, we should change the customary way that we have been using to spread the Fa in Taiwan so people can understand us more easily. Also, a lot of practitioners still need to make self-improvements. Some practitioners' thoughts were not righteous although they were not spoken out. Only if we get rid of those impurities can we validate Falun Dafa well. In addition, Dafa disciples from different areas should treat one another with compassion and kindness so we can form a more cohesive whole body.
I clarified the truth and explained what Falun Gong was to the taxi driver on my way from Manhattan to the airport. The taxi driver said that he would like to practice Falun Gong and accepted a copy of the book Zhuan Falun from me. Thank you, Master, for arranging of a perfect ending to my Manhattan trip!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/9/29/29338.html