I Hope that All Young Dafa Practitioners Whose Parents are Persecuted by the Evil will be Diligent
Greetings to Master!
Greetings to all practitioners! Greetings to all the young practitioners!
I am a young practitioner from mainland China. I have written an article for "The First Mainland China Falun Dafa Practitioners Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference on the Internet." This time I mainly want to share about my cultivation experiences and my shortcomings. All practitioners, please compassionately correct me.
First, I want to briefly tell you about my circumstances: I used to live with my mother, who also practices Falun Gong. However, since she has been persecuted and is now homeless, my family has no income and I was forced to leave school. Now I stay with my grandmother, who is also a practitioner.
I want to tell you what happened this year.
Some practitioners frequently express their concerns for me when they see me and they encourage me to be as diligent as my mother. I also encourage them to be diligent. Some practitioners know that right now I am in a difficult situation, so they tried to give me money, but I did not accept any. I felt that the money would be better used to help clarify the truth and save people, so I refused to accept it. I said, "Thank you all, but please use the money where it will do the most good."
All of my neighbors said to my grandmother, "Look at this child! She can't go to school because of her mother. If her mother would simply write a statement renouncing her practice of Falun Gong, every problem would be solved." When we heard this, my grandmother and I clarified the truth to them, saying, "Mother was secretly arrested by the police. She did not ask to be persecuted. She did not willingly enroll in the so-called "legal education class." In fact, the true purpose of the "class" is for brainwashing her and all the others detained there. My mother can't come home now that she has escaped, or she will certainly be illegally arrested again." They all said, "Oh. We did not really know what happened." Another person said loudly, "It is so good to learn Dafa! How can the police arrest good people like this? They have no conscience!"
One time the man who persecuted my mother saw me through the window of a car. (I don't want to call him an "evil person." If there's a chance, I want to clarify the truth to him. His child nearly died falling down the stairs. I believe it was retribution because he slanders Master and Dafa). The look on his face was one of astonishment. When I recognized him, I looked at him with righteous thoughts in my mind. He appeared nervous, and drove the car away at once. His impudence could not remain under my gaze.
I study the Fa, practice the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts every day. This year I have mainly worked on improving my efforts to clarify the truth to more people. Once I visited the home of a secretary of the Party committee, who used to be a friend of my parents, to tell him to quit the Communist Party. With Master's compassionate strength, his whole family decided to withdraw from the Communist Party. They also said that they would tell more people to do so.
Once I visited a practitioner's home. When I heard that this fellow practitioner had not written a solemn declaration to nullify the statements he had made against Dafa under official coercion, I was very sad. However I knew that worry could not solve the problem. I knew that the reason why the practitioner hadn't written the statement was because of the attachment of fear, so I convinced the practitioner to withdraw from the CCP first. I told him that in the case of withdrawing from the CCP it is okay to use an assumed name. Later, I convinced the practitioner to use his/her real name on the solemn declaration. I talked to the fellow practitioner many times. As a result of these communications and sending righteous thoughts, the fellow practitioner finally passed this test. I know, without Master's support, such things could not occur. Now this practitioner always saves money to make truth clarification materials. I am happy to see this.
Once, my mother's work unit asked us to pay the charges for the water and electricity bills. We were really strained at the time and didn't have any money. They said that if we did not pay, they would cut off our electricity and water. We used this opportunity to expose the evil. Before we went to find the utilities department, grandmother and I sent forth righteous thoughts together. My grandmother did the talking and said, "Look at this child! The Chinese authorities took the child's mother away because she practices Falun Dafa and is a good person. Now we have no income to buy food or clothing. Has the child's mother ever owed you one cent while she was working? Every child her age goes to school. However, even this child's clothes are given to her by others. It does not matter. When Falun Dafa's name is restored and the child's mom comes back, we won't owe you anything." They said nothing after hearing this. At last, the person in charge said, "You don't have to pay if you don't have any money."
I would like to expose a wrong thought I had for a while. I was greedy before. My mom's work unit is good and she used to earn a high salary. My mom could buy me anything I wanted to eat. However, since the evil persecutes my family, I cannot eat the things I want anymore because grandma has no income. I said to my grandmother one day, "Before, I ate too much and used up my virtue, so now it has come to this." Now I know that my thought was totally wrong. Our strained situation is caused by the persecution!
At last, I want to use Master's poem "In Harmony With the Fa" (Hong Yin) to encourage all of us:
In Harmony With the Fa
The Buddha light illuminates everywhere,
Propriety and justice rectify and harmonize everything.
Strive forward together,
A bright future lies ahead.
(Paper for the Second Mainland China Falun Dafa Practitioners Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference on the Internet)
October 15, 2005