Clarifying the Truth without Fear or Selfishness
(Clearwisdom.net) One day I met practitioner Liu in a fellow practitioner's home, and she told me about her cultivation experience.
Before practicing Dafa, she was a very ill person who suffered many diseases. When she was in critical condition, somebody introduced Falun Gong to her. Several months after practicing, she became a perfectly healthy person. All her family members and neighbors praised the miracle of Falun Gong.
After July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime started slandering Falun Gong. She went to Beijing many times to appeal for Dafa, telling people and government officials the miraculous effects of Falun Gong, using her personal experience about how Falun Gong gave her a second life.
Her husband doesn't practice Falun Gong and didn't understand her. Though she patiently explained everything to him, he didn't listen and even threatened her with divorce. One day, her husband placed 10,000 Yuan [Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan], in front of her and said, "We have to divorce if you continue to practice Falun Gong. I will give you this money considering our many years of marriage and the fact that you don't have a regular job." She pushed the money away and said, "I will do anything for you except for this. The Fa is more important than my life to me; I will keep practicing as long as I am alive. I didn't give it up no matter how hard the police tortured and abused me in the detention center. If you really think divorce is the only solution, we can go right away. I don't want the money."
Later, they went to the government office to apply for the divorce. Other people there all completed their divorce procedures without any problem. However, when it was their turn, the staff looked at the photo on their divorce certificate and said, "This picture doesn't meet the standard; you have to re-take the picture if you want to divorce." After that, her husband never mentioned divorce again; he might also have enlightened to something.
In order to make a living, she rented a small booth at the market. Every day, she clarifies the truth to pedestrians, customers, and other stand owners when it is not busy. After a while, all the other stand owners knew she practiced Falun Gong. Some kind-hearted people told her, "We all know Falun Gong is good, people who practice Falun Gong are good people. But you must be careful not to let the police hear you; otherwise they will make trouble for you." She said, "I am not afraid of them at all. It is they who are afraid of Falun Gong."
Her sister who does not practice Falun Gong told her, "You go ahead and distribute truth-clarifying materials, and I will help you look after your booth. Everyone knows Falun Gong gave you a second life. Everything you said is true, I fully support you." Every day, she distributed truth-clarifying materials with the support from her older sister and other kind-hearted stand owners.
One day, she ran out of truth-clarifying materials. She used chalk to write, "Falun Dafa is Good" on a bulletin board in the market. A policeman happened to see her and wanted to arrest her. As soon as the policeman turned around to look at another place, she turned her back to send forth righteous thoughts. With one hand up in front of her chest, she calmly recited the Fa rectification formula to eliminate evil factors in other dimensions that were manipulating this policeman. As a result, he changed his mind right away and let her go. Several days later, the same policeman saw her again when she was writing "Falun Dafa is good" on the bulletin board. He said, "Last time I let you go. I have to arrest you this time." She was not afraid at all. While telling him the principle that good deeds will be rewarded with good and bad deeds will be met with retribution, she took out the last flyer from her pocket and gave it to the policeman. When he saw that she was not afraid at all, he said, "Oh, well, I will just pretend I did not see anything. You can go but don't do it again."
One day, she realized she should proactively clarify the truth about Dafa to the police. She took three truth-clarifying VCDs and went to the local police station. Coincidently, there was nobody in the other rooms, so she walked directly into the chief's office. The police chief was in the room alone when she went in. She handed him a VCD and started to tell him the truth about Dafa. The police chief said, "Recently, we were considering detaining you. Now that you came yourself, you have to stay here." At that moment, the political head came in; she also gave him a VCD. The police chief and the political head both said they would detain her. She didn't have any fear and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate evil factors in other dimensions that were interfering with them. Surprisingly, after the chief and the political head threatened to detain her for a while, they both took the VCDs and walked away. On her way home after coming out of the police station, she thought, "I should give this last VCD to Lao Yao (a guard who watched her in the detention center before)." With just this thought, she looked up and saw Lao Yao walking towards her. She smiled, gave the VCD to Lao Yao and told him, "This is the truth about Falun Gong. Please take it home and watch it carefully. It will be good for you." Lao Yao nodded and took the VCD with him.
November 7, 2002