73/International Reports/Report From Formosa
Bringing The Truth
Deep Into The Daily Life
In order to allow the Quan Yin Method and Master's teachings to penetrate deep
into the general population, the Kaoping Center decided to extend their "tentacles"
of Truth into the crowded night markets. Several sites were selected in Kaohsiung
and Pingtung for the commencement of this `Preaching the Truth in night markets'.
practitioners in Kaoping, Formosa tried a new method: "Preaching the Truth
at night markets".
In the process
of finding a suitable site in Pingtung, fellow practitioners could experience
every now and then that Master's arrangement was always the best. Initially,
fellow practitioners hoped to find a good site in the 'most frequented' area
of the night market; however, there seemed no suitable place. Finally, without
disappointing the hard-searching practitioners, a not too satisfactory site
was found opposite the market on the other side of the road junction.
When everything was ready
and Master's video was shown, fellow practitioners suddenly realized that the
site was in the best location. As it was a little distance away from the market,
Master's voice of truth was not disturbed by the noise of the loud hawkers and
the people around. Besides, it was close to where people parked their cars;
therefore, the result was even better. Some people were attracted by Master's
voice after they parked their cars, and stayed to watch. Some individuals stayed
around to watch the video and seemed to forget to go home. Some motorcyclists
watched the video while they were waiting in front of the traffic lights and
they were so attracted by the video that it seemed they did not even want to
leave when the light turned green.
This activity allowed some
lost sheep to find their way home. An initiate-to-be, Mr. Neuw, has been a vegetarian
for more than ten years. He was selling medicine in a nearby market and had
seen Master's lecture on Channel Four. When he knew that there was video Truth
spreading activity, he immediately hurried to the site to see. After asking
the requirements for initiation, he applied.
There was another initiate-to-be,
Mr. Cheng. After quietly watching the video 'Lao Tze, Chuang Tze and Heavenly
Music,' he told the fellow practitioners that he wanted initiation.
He said that although he had
gone through numerous scriptures, knowing that life was short and that one should
hurry to practice, the scriptures could not satisfy his doubts about life. A
few days earlier, a colleague practitioner told him about the news of this activity.
Therefore, he came to watch the video. After listening to Master's lecture,
this initiate-to-be was extremely happy and touched. He felt as if the whole
lecture had been specially geared for him. Particularly the questions raised
by the audience, they were in fact the same doubts that he had in his heart.
Because Master had satisfactorily
answered all the questions, he decided to become a vegetarian immediately and
wait for initiation.
Fellow practitioners in the
Kaoping Center tried a new method to spread the Truth. This activity not only
brought the message of the Quan Yin Method into the daily lives of people, but
was also a different learning opportunity to fellow practitioners. Fellow practitioners
are looking forward to seeing more people with affinity step onto the path and
go Home under Master's guidance.
Walking For Health Promotes Family Relationships
that fellow practitioners are busy at work all the time, and that they are also
busy in all types of group meditation activities during holidays, practitioners
realized their non-initiated family members might be neglected. The Taoyuan
Center therefore chose a beautiful holiday to organize a family outing. They
arranged a walk up a mountain in order to improve the communication between
fellow practitioners and their family members. It was also hoped that through
this activity, fellow practitioners could learn the spirit of serving others
selflessly and to cultivate the atmosphere of working as a group.
Family members are the first object of
love for practitioners. When the family is in harmony, the heart is more
stable in practice.
Many thanks to
God's for Hiers loving care, the weather on that day was good for walking and
being outside. It was warm and sunny, with a cool breeze. Fellow practitioners
participated enthusiastically with the whole family, both the old and the young.
Children chased each other and laughed happily and innocently. So many heartwarming
scenes could been seen.
The winding road up the mountain
was like a dragon climbing up a hill. Walking and stopping on this road, everyone
enjoyed Mother nature's great creation and had the feeling of openness and tranquility.
After reaching the destination
'Dragon Hill Rock,' fellow practitioners spread out to take a rest. Some meditated
on the ridge of the hill while others made tea or lay in hammocks. It was so
carefree and satisfying, as if in heaven. It was also realized that to relax
is also a learning experience. When it was time to practice the 'method of solar
plexus,' several practitioners brought out some well prepared meals for everyone
to share. With a sense of gratitude, everyone enjoyed the food among the trees
on the hill.
Also, fellow practitioners
specially organized some performances and group games. All practitioners and
guests had fun, and laughter was heard everywhere. The happy atmosphere enveloped
the whole hill and vibrated in everyone's heart.
The activity ended after group
games. Having cleaned up the environment, everyone said good-bye to each other.
This successful family outing invisibly promoted concern and loving understanding
between fellow practitioners and their family members. It's believed that when
family relationships are solid, one will have fewer hindrances and progress
faster in practice.