Some Understandings on Shan (Benevolence)

A Dafa Disciple from New Zealand

PureInsight | October 8, 2007

[] On September 22, 2007, I went to the practice site at Aotea Square, Aukland, New Zealand, as every Saturday in the past.

On a bench next to our practice site, an old western man was sitting
there dozing off with his head lowered. Since I happened to be the only
person practicing that day, in order to not bother the old man, I used
the earphones on my MP3 player for music and started the exercises with
my eyes closed.

When I was doing exercise two, Falun standing stance, and holding the
wheel above the head, the old man started to make wild noises as if he
were crazy and being manipulated by something. I didn't pay much
attention at first, but his voice became louder and louder, coming over
with the smell of alcohol. I realized that he was not right; he was
crazy from drinking. I thought that I should eliminate the interference
and right away started to recite in my heart: "The Fa rectifies the
cosmos; the evil is completely eliminated." "The Fa rectifies heaven
and earth; immediate retribution in this lifetime." The old man
continued to make noise. I wished that he would leave but, at the same
time, I also realized that the "Shan" (Compassion) in Zhen-Shan-Ren
(Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) makes a very high requirement on
disciples, and I wasn't doing well on Shan. I understood in my heart:
"I won't be interfered with if I practice with a calm mind. The
interference came from my heart's being moved by the old man's noise.
This way it won't be possible to reach the serene and tranquil state
Master requires us to be in when practicing the exercises."

Realizing this, my heart immediately calmed down and in a moment I
heard someone persuading the man not to make noise. The old man lowered
his voice and became silent in a while. I couldn't help opening my eyes
and saw a police car parked in front of me. A policeman was opening the
car door and getting ready to leave while the noisy old man was gone.

I immediately understood that Master is protecting his disciples all
the time. I felt so fortunate to be Master's disciple. I have so many
things in my heart to express my gratitude towards Master's enormous
grace and compassion but they are beyond the description of words. I
can only try my best to follow Master and do the three things well.
Thank you, Master!

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