Additional Thoughts on Writing Articles
[PureInsight.org] After reading the article, “Understanding of Life: Thoughts on Writing Articles,” I also have some thoughts to share.
It is important to calm down when writing articles. Since the articles will be used to save sentient beings and validate the Fa, I always take them seriously. I tend to concentrate on the writing and finish it in one sitting, instead of spending time revising it back and forth. To improve the effect and quality of articles, I often keep in mind the following words from Master when writing, “Throughout the entire course of my lectures on the Fa and cultivation practice, I have been responsible to society and practitioners. The results we have received have been good, and their impact upon the entire society has also been quite good” (Zhuan Falun). With Master’s Fa in mind, my entire body feels clear and unlocked.
During the process of writing, my thoughts are examined not only by myself, but also by Master and numerous gods. Therefore, as a practitioner, I do not let my xinxing descend to lower levels of this earthy world. There is an ancient Chinese saying, “An article carries Dao.” A good article can indeed help purify one’s mind. Different messages will be reflected from articles written by different people.
An article from a Dafa practitioner represents the corresponding realm and greatness at his or her level. Master is using the simplest language to expound Dafa. Therefore, Master has provided us a path to follow when writing articles to validate the Fa. If we practitioners can discipline ourselves with the Fa principles and meet the requirement of the Fa at different levels, Master will give us corresponding wisdom.
We have read many experience-sharing articles on Clearwisdom.net. Some practitioners may have received a poor education in the past and are not very good at writing articles. However, their solid cultivation, the Fa-principles they are enlightened to, and their steadfastness in eliminating the evil are beyond description. That is the true, natural manifestation of a being assimilated to the principles of the universe. Master said, “The space of the universe is benevolent to begin with and embodies the characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. At birth, one is assimilated to the characteristic of the universe” (Zhuan Falun). Despite the plain language, these sentences earn people’s respect and touch their hearts.
Writing an article is a process of cultivation. From the selection of a word or meaning of a sentence, the author's intention is clearly shown, whether to show off one’s literary talent, to stir up hatred, or to truly witness and validate the greatness of Dafa from one's heart. Even when a practitioner is writing an article to expose the evil, he or she should suppress the human notion of dislike.
As practitioners, our article writing is guided by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the characteristic of the universe. In the process of assimilating to the Fa, we will see more truths in the universe and write them down.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/1/4/63489.html