PureInsight | November 17, 2008
[PureInsight.org] I have a desire and wish to retrace the path of Master disseminating the Fa in Mainland China.
In May of 1992, Master held his first class in Changchun in the northeast of China, and this ignited the spread of Dafa around the world. There were a total of 54 classes given by Master in China, held in most of the major cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Dalian. For more than two years, Master taught exercises and gave lectures in person in Mainland China. Today, Falun Gong has spread around the world to more than 80 countries, Zhuan Falun has been translated into tens of languages, and there are over one hundred million people practicing Falun Gong.
It has been nine years since July 1999, when the persecution of Falun Gong by the evil Chinese communist party started in China. Today, Falun Gong practitioners still try to be good people by following the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance,” and they bravely face the violent persecution.
During those two years of teaching in China, Master gave 54 classes. Every class was approximately 8 days long, so this added up to more than 400 days of classes in total. Including the time spent traveling, Master was busy almost every day, and most of the time, he lived on instant noodles.
Coincidentally, I went to Jinan Stadium in Shandong Province, where Master once gave a lecture. I wanted to experience the scene of Master disseminating the Fa fourteen years ago. At that time, this stadium had the rostrum set up temporarily and there were thousands of people listening to the lecture.
In Jinan, there is Thousand Buddhas Mountain, which is also one of the three most famous places in China. On this mountain, there is the Xingguo Temple, where people will see the characters “Falun Rotates Continuously” when entering the temple. When he talked about Buddha Sakyamuni, the tour guide told us that he had said that Buddha Maitreya would come to this human world. Little did the tour guide know that this is precisely the time that Buddha Maitreya is coming to this human world to disseminate the Fa and save sentient beings.
My understanding is that every place and every city Master went to to disseminate the Fa must have its historical relationship.
I also went to Taiyuan in Shanxi Province. Master used to give lectures in Taiyuan. I visited the Ji Temple, which is located 25 kilometers away from Xuanwen Mountain. It was built during the North Wei Dynasty. When I entered the temple, I saw that there are five sculptures: Tang Taizong (Li Shiming), Xu Maogong, Mazhou, Weizhen, and Weichi Jingde. They were all from Taiyuan. Li Shiming’s father, Li Yuan, was the leader in Taiyuan at that time and then they rebelled in Taiyuan. His name, “Shiming,” has the meaning of relieving the world and saving the people.
The Tang Dynasty was the most prosperous period in Chinese history, and Tang culture is the culture of the most prosperous Dynasty in China’s five thousand years of civilization. During this unique period, in which Buddha Maitreya will come down to this human world to save sentient beings, New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) has hosted a series of programs that aim to find the true traditional human culture. They also show the magnificence of enlightened beings saving people.
By following Master’s path of spreading the Fa, I can understand the true meaning of life.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/10/5/55217.html