Step Forward Openly and Aboveboard and Go to Tiananmen to Validate Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) In the past I always considered myself as having a firm and rock-solid, righteous belief in Dafa. I had distributed and posted Dafa truth clarifying materials. In my daily life, I told my friends and family members about Dafa. I thought I had already stepped out of my attachments and was a qualified Dafa practitioner. I didn't realize, however, that I didn't do my best.
After studying Teacher's lecture at the Washington D.C International Fa Conference and the article "Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples," and also after reading the touching story of a 13-year-old teenager's going to Tiananmen to validate Dafa after having obtained the Fa for only three days, I felt very ashamed of myself and could not rest easy. Dafa and Teacher have been suffering slander for over two years, but I hadn't truly faced the evil and hadn't said a just word for Teacher and Dafa. How was I worthy of the title of a "Dafa disciple in this Fa- rectification period?" How could what I have done be counted as giving up attachments to life and death and stepping out of human thinking?
As an almost 62-year-old, someone who has never gone on a long trip by myself, after spending more than 30 hours on a train, I eventually arrived at Beijing on September 2, 2001. At Tiananmen Square, I unfurled a banner with a golden background and red characters, which read, "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Law." Lots of tourists gazed at me and took pictures. As I shouted over and over, "Falun Dafa is good," "Restore the reputation of Dafa," instantly I really understood what it is to give up life and death, and what it is to really step out of humanness! Soon after, I took down the banner and quickly put it into my satchel. Continually, I silently recited, "The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the evil is completely eliminated." I returned to Beijing's West Station, got on a train and headed back home. Again I devoted myself to the current of Fa-rectification.
Right now, the evil forces in China are very rampant. They are holding vicious exhibitions everywhere that slander and defame Dafa and Teacher. Dafa practitioners in labor camps and detention centers are still suffering the most scoundrel and brutal persecution. Fellow practitioners abroad give up everything to promote and safeguard Dafa throughout the world. I realized that, aside from widely distributing truth-clarifying literature to expose the evil and clarify the truth to families, neighbors, friends, colleagues and all spheres of society in everyday life, for many people, giving up life and death and going to Beijing to openly and aboveboard face the evil, say some just words for Dafa and Teacher and fulfill their remote vows, might be an important and indispensable step on the road of Fa- rectification.