PureInsight | April 21, 2014
[PureInsight.org] Shen Yun came to Taiwan in early February. Prior to Shen Yun’s arrival, I had been working as an interior designer in a certain community. I came across the general supervisor named Mr. X in that particular community while I was doing my work. Mr. X was a very kind and hospitable person. During one break, I showed a Shen Yun flyer to Mr. X. I talked about the beauty and Chinese culture that Shen Yun presents to the world. Mr. X suddenly said to me after hearing my descriptions, “How wonderful! I’ve already heard about Shen Yun. It’s the best show in the world, and I will definitely be watching it.”
A couple of days before Shen Yun started its show in Taiwan; I received a call from my company asking me to go to the worksite at Mr. X’s community to help remove some furniture. I then called Mr. X and told him that I would go to his community to remove the furniture. Mr. X said he would come as well.
A few days later, I got to the worksite and finished the furniture removal work. I didn’t find Mr. X there and wondered why he didn’t show up as he had promised to come. I then asked the security guy. He said, “Oh, Mr. X passed away.” I couldn’t believe what I just heard, so I asked, “Are you kidding me?” “Look, how can I make such a joke?” He replied. I was completely surprised and saddened to learn of this news. I felt very sad, but I kept my sorrow to myself and said to the security guy, “Mr. X was a kind person. I am very grateful for his help before.” I then left the worksite alone.
This morning, I woke up around 4 AM. I got up and sat down on the bed. I was still thinking about Mr. X. I realized I had been interfered by my human sentiments, so I decided to calm myself and started to study the Fa. Around 5:30 AM, I left my home and went to the Falun Gong practice site. I put the Falun Gong banner in place and then sat down to do the SFRT around 6 AM. After I finished SFRT, I began to practice the sitting mediation. Right after I finished the hand movements, I began to get into a very calm state. Right then, I saw Mr. X together with one Bodhisattva and one armored General standing in front of me, about 6 feet away. Mr. X was smiling happily, but he didn’t say a single word. He was wearing some kind of ancient red robe and an official hat on his head. There was one Shen Yun flyer in one of Mr. X’s hands. I could see that it was the same flyer that I had given to Mr. X before. The two Chinese characters of “Shen Yun” were shining like gold, and Mr. X was trying to show me the flyer. Tears began falling from my eyes. I couldn’t say anything. I realized that Mr. X had got an entrance ticket to a wonderful world. The Bodhisattva and the General then made a Heshi gesture towards me. Mr. X then knelt down and made a Heshi gesture to me as if to say goodbye. I cried. I knew I shouldn’t use my human sentiments to deal with what I had witnessed in my meditation. I remembered what Master Li had said before: “Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections” (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference).
After the sitting meditation exercise was completed, I started to practice the remaining exercises. When I was doing the second standing stance, it began to drizzle. Many fellow practitioners left the practice site and went to a nearby gazebo to continue their practices. However, I just felt I couldn’t move my body. My whole body was warming up. I couldn’t feel the wind and the rain. I felt as if my physical body had frozen in time at that moment. I stayed in the same place until I finished the whole set of exercises. When I opened my eyes at the end of the exercise session, I realized that only one fellow practitioner was still standing alongside with me in the rain. The fellow practitioner pointed her finger to the ground and said to me, “Hey, look, there are two Falun on the ground.” I took a close look. Indeed, two big Falun together with many small Falun were shining on the ground. I immediately understood that Master Li was encouraging us. At this very moment of Fa rectification, we should cherish every moment to spread the truth about Falun Gong to everyone close to us.
Master Li says: “Well, as gods, they knew long ago to what extent this Earth would be polluted or damaged by evil during the Fa-rectification period, and yet, with astounding courage, they went from being magnificent, holy, lofty and noble gods to jumping into this cesspool, this filthy world. Who previously would have dared to come? Didn’t they come out of faith that they would be saved once Dafa’s great spread began?!” (Fa Teaching at the 2013 Western U.S. Fa Conference).
Along the Fa rectification path, we will have to do our best to try to save every predestined sentient being around us. I’d like to quote the following poem titled “The Path to Heaven” from the book of Hong Yin III to end this article:
“The world’s people are mostly deities from Heaven
Descended to this world to await the golden scripture
But because the mortal world is too perilous
They fell into the abyss, pursuing fame and fortune
Originally, with whom did you sign the pledge?
Your family in the heavenly kingdom is so concerned
Fame, fortune, emotion, and enmity---all end up empty
Hasten to seek the truth, the path to Heaven”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/127109