Firmly Cultivate Dafa, Take Every Step Well and Righteously During the Fa-rectification Period
To The Honorable Teacher and all practitioners,
I started practicing Falun Gong in April 1999. I'd like to take this opportunity to share about my six-year experience of personal cultivation and cultivation in Fa-rectification. Please kindly point out anything improper.
During the past six years, while studying the Fa each time with a clear mind, I could not help being in tears. I deeply felt that what Teacher has given us could not be exchanged for all the treasures of humanity. I am so happy to be a practitioner and grateful to Teacher for scooping us out of hell. Also, I am quite proud of the title: Dafa Disciples in Fa-rectification period. I know I cannot repay Teacher's boundless grace; all I can do is to validate Dafa, safeguard Dafa, save sentient beings, solidly do the three things well, and fulfill our historical vows.
Although evil has been brutally persecuting Dafa practitioners for the past six years, I was and am still able to walk smoothly through it. I understand that my enlightenment in cultivation is more serious than any other matter in the world. As long as we follow Teacher's requirement to "study the Fa more," and "study the Fa well," we should be able to overcome any difficulties and danger. In every lecture Teacher solemnly tells us to study the Fa more. Every day after I finish my family work, I study the Fa. Upon finishing one book, I then proceed to read the next one. Walking from one room to another room, my hands will still be holding the book. I memorize the Fa while walking. I copied Hong Yin to a small notebook and put it inside my pocket so that whenever I walk I could recite the poems. Often, upon finishing the sitting meditation at midnight, I study the Fa for a while before bedtime. Sometimes when I wake up, I memorize a paragraph in Zhuan Falun. By deeply studying the Fa this way, I further enlightened to the meaning contained in the article, "Pacify the External by Cultivating the Internal." (from Essentials for Further Advancement) And I also enlightened to the divine mission of Dafa practitioners during the Fa-rectification period.
In December 2000, I went with two practitioners (a couple) to Beijing to validate Dafa and clarify the truth. We made a 3-meter (about 10 feet) long banner in the hotel where we stayed. Because at that time every hotel in Beijing was strictly monitored, it was terrifying when making the banner since the waiters were walking back and forth in the corridor. We pulled up the mattress and put the banner on top of the cushion so we could write the words. Then we used an electric hair dryer to dry out the banner. Only after we put the banner in a safe place did a waiter come in to check the room.
Upon arriving at Tiananmen Square, we were noticed by police who questioned us and then put us in the police van. Because it was 2:00 in the morning, 4 to 5 police were sleeping in the back seat. So the driver drove and circled around Tiananmen Square 2 or 3 times and stopped. During this time, we were not scared and we clarified the truth to the police. A policeman asked us, "Are you scared?" I firmly answered him, "If we were scared we would not have come." After a while, the police said, "You can go home now." At first I thought I heard it by mistake until he repeated, "Go home and do not come back any more." Then the police drove us to an underground exit and we walked down the stairs. Suddenly I remembered my ID card which was still in the car. One of the practitioners ran upstairs and saw the car was still there. The police threw my ID to the practitioner and drove away. The whole time we felt the benevolent Teacher was with us and protecting us.
Since the persecution started six years ago, I have never stopped clarifying the truth by using various methods. In 2000, due to several reasons, a lot of practitioners were detained at the detention centers. I had one thought during that time, "Although you arrested many practitioners, don't think no one would be able to clarify the truth outside. I will post the truth-clarification materials everywhere and I'll show you that it is impossible to arrest all the practitioners." I started posting the materials in various places. Due to lack of supply of truth clarification materials, I bought red paper and wrote different messages with a yellow marker. Every morning around 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., I would go out and post them with the adhesive that I made myself. Sometimes my hands felt frozen, but no matter how painful and cold it was, I persisted. I posted the materials at the most obvious places or places that would be swarming with pedestrians, such as light poles on the street, near store entrances, and on buildings' walls. In addition, I often posted the materials on police cars. I wanted to let more people know the truth, thus saving more sentient beings.
From 2001 to 2002, I made many banners. I used to buy cloth from stores for the purpose of writing "Falun Dafa Is Great," "Falun Dafa Is Righteous," "Restore Teacher's Reputation," "Restore Dafa's Reputation," "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," etc. I would often hang a banner in front of the police departments so it would suffocate the evil and let evil see the greatness of Dafa practitioners.
I have been doing all this for the past six years without stopping, not even on Chinese New Year's Eve and the so-called "sensitive days." One day I experienced a miracle. While hanging a banner, I always wanted to hang it a little higher so that the police would not be able to remove it, but I was unable to throw it to the height I wanted. One time I walked out of my home to hang banners. The first banner I threw simply fluttered up to the top of the tree! At that moment I was very excited as I knew Teacher was encouraging me. Sometimes when walking back I heard people reciting "Falun Dafa Is Great" and people reading the banner and discussing it. The banner had served its purpose of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. This experience strengthened my confidence to clarify the truth.
Because I often go out to hang banners, I use a lot of them. I thought it would be cheaper to buy cloth from Zhoujia Market but because it was close to Chinese New Year, my family did not have any money. I was worried about money and then my sister called, asking me to see her so she could give me 200 yuan to spend for the New Year. When I took the money, I remembered Teacher mentioning that whatever we do we need to put Dafa as the first priority. I'm a practitioner in the Fa-rectification period so I'm helping Teacher to rectify the Fa, clarify the truth and save sentient beings. This is my divine mission. Hence, with 200 yuan in hand, I took an early bus to Zhoujia Market and bought 190 yuan worth of various colored fabric. I then had only 10 yuan left for the bus fee. Later when practitioners heard about this they gave me money for the cloth and paint. As long as we have the heart to do Dafa work, Teacher will arrange the best for us.
One time I wanted to find a bag to put banners, but since my family had just moved to a new location, I could not remember where I put the bag. Then I suddenly thought about a pair of pants I had not worn for a long time. When I found the pants, it was right next to the bag. I again got excited and felt thankful to Teacher's arrangement. From those two things I came to realize that no matter what we do, as long as we do it with a pure heart and with no personal factors involved, Teacher will help.
In 2003 I started to distribute truth clarification material. Often I go alone and carry a lot of materials to distribute in nearby villages. Sometimes I distribute them in each and every village and sometimes I go to remote villages to distribute them.
In 2005, Fa-rectification has come to a new stage. We need to spread the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party widely and do well to persuade people to save themselves by withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I used red paper and white paste to write "Withdraw from the CCP" and went out to post it. Sometimes I would go by myself and other times with practitioners. We usually posted them in busy places; twice we covered the whole town from north to south. On the morning of July 1, I went with two practitioners to post messages. Two of us were posting while another practitioner was sending forth righteous thoughts. On one wall we posted: "Quit the CCP to have a safe future," "Quit Young Pioneer League and have a safe future," "Quit the Communist Youth League," "Heaven will eliminate the CCP soon," etc. To oppose this, the CCP hung up its own banners everywhere to poison people. As soon as a practitioner found out, we removed two such banners and another practitioner took down one while two more fell down as a result of our righteous thoughts; in total five banners were removed. Wherever we found such a banner, we would try our best to remove it.
In 2004, practitioner A came back from a forced labor camp. The day after his return, practitioner B brought many of Teacher's articles and asked me to give them to practitioner A. I thought since practitioner A had not read Teacher's lectures for a few years, I could understand his urgent wish to read them. I did not think too much about it and quickly took the task. That night around 8:00 p.m., I bought some fruit and walked to his home while sending forth righteous thoughts and gave the articles to him.
Practitioner A had just gotten out of a labor camp and was in high spirits and good health. But not long after that, the scabies he had contracted in the labor camp recurred. His health deteriorated daily to the point that he could hardly walk. The scabies were very painful and each day felt like a year. During his painful suffering, whenever he felt annoyed he would throw things around.
One day he asked me to find practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for him, so I talked to a few practitioners about his situation. But several days passed and I could not reach all of them. When I saw practitioner A's painful situation, I thought I would do my best to help him. In addition, Teacher said, "The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference") Eliminating interference from him was crucial, so I decided to not wait any longer. To make things simple, I decided to bring him to my home and send forth righteous thoughts. After I discussed it with my husband, my husband quickly agreed. After practitioner A's wife also agreed, I took him to my home. During this time his feet and legs were all emitting yellow pus and sometimes small flakes of skin would fall off as well. But I did not mind them as I remembered Teacher's words: Let us attain the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.
Soon some practitioners came and sent forth righteous thoughts together with him as well as studying the Fa and sharing understanding to help him improve from the standpoint of the Fa. With the practitioners' help, he got in a better mood thus improved his xinxing and strengthened his righteous thoughts. Two days later practitioner A decided to return home and do whatever he was supposed to do. He refused to accept the old forces' persecution and only wanted to follow Teacher's arrangement and do the three things well. Eventually he was doing very well and he even walked, although not steadily, upstairs to distribute the truth clarification materials.
Lastly, I would like to share about sending forth righteous thoughts. When Teacher told us to send forth righteous thoughts, I treated it as an important thing. Every day when time permitted I would send forth righteous thoughts for a long time until my legs became numb. Before Minghui announced the time to send forth righteous thoughts, I made my own decision to send forth righteous thoughts every hour sharp. Teacher said, "Nor can you use any excuse to neglect sending righteous thoughts." ("Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference")
Practitioners, let our every thought and every mind intent be from the standpoint of the Fa. Whatever we do, we should put Dafa as the first priority, because only then we will be worthy of Master's immense benevolence and salvation. Let's shoulder Dafa disciples' divine mission. Let's improve as one body, follow closely Teacher's Fa-rectification progress, walk well our final path, and greet the advent of the Fa's rectification of the human world.
(Sharing article for The Second Mainland China Falun Dafa Practitioners Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference on the Internet)