Sharing Falun Dafa Day with the World's People
(Clearwisdom.net) World Falun Dafa Day is fast approaching, and all over the world Falun Dafa practitioners will organize activities to celebrate this special day. I trust that both mainland Chinese practitioners and practitioners outside of China will respond to the notice about World Falun Dafa Day posted by the Clearwisdom website regarding the submission of celebratory articles, cards, etc. The notice suggested that reports on the activities and the articles and cards sent to Clearwisdom should be primarily directed at the world's people, with the goal being to clarify the truth. They should present Teacher's compassion and Dafa's beauty to the sentient beings who are still waiting and longing.
Of course, World Falun Dafa Day is a day for Falun Dafa practitioners. It is a day when we celebrate our honorable Teacher's birthday and express our deep gratitude towards Teacher for commencing his spreading of the Fa 18 years ago on May 13, enabling us to obtain Teacher's merciful salvation. But at the same time, World Falun Dafa Day is a day for all sentient beings who are still waiting to be saved. As Fa rectification period Dafa disciples, we express our gratitude to Teacher by cultivating ourselves well, and at the same time, we let more and more of the world's people understand the truth, so they can enter the new age.
The first World Falun Dafa Day was held in 2000. This was the first May 13 after the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Dafa. Practitioners the world over established this date together and organized all kinds of celebratory activities to show Dafa's beauty and Dafa practitioners' resilience in the face of persecution. "We still believe in Teacher and the Fa," we said, "and will continue to solidly cultivate." But from the start, World Falun Dafa Day was intended to put the world's people first, and wasn't to just be an internal event for practitioners.
Today we are approaching the 11th World Falun Dafa Day. Practitioners inside and outside of China have clarified the truth and steadfastly opposed the persecution for more than 10 years. This year we should think about how we can bring our activities closer to the world's people and have them better understand practitioners and become clear about the facts of Falun Dafa, rather than limiting it to practitioners' private celebrations and expressions of gratitude. As long as we have righteous thoughts, Teacher and Dafa will open up our wisdom and give us inspiration, so that we can make our Dafa Day celebrations truly succeed in having the world's people understand the truth.
Each practitioner has his or her own cultivation history. Through cultivation, our bodies have become healthy and our hearts have elevated. Teacher and Dafa have brought us out of this filthy world, out of the sludge, to become better people. Each of us have been witnesses to Dafa's grand spreading and the kindness prevailing in people's hearts. We have walked through years of hardship and strengthened our belief and have understood more deeply the preciousness of Dafa, and we are filled with deep gratitude towards Dafa and Teacher. We should treasure this moment in history that is World Falun Dafa Day. We should share our personal histories, our witnessing of Dafa's beauty, and Master's grand compassion to the world's people, so that we can all have a beautiful future.