Diligently Study the Fa, Openly and Nobly Validate the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Looking back at the difficulties over the past several years, the fundamental reason I have been able to steadily and firmly walk my path of cultivation to this day is because I have studied the Fa diligently and cultivated myself each and every step of the way. It is the natural manifestation of diligent Fa study that I am unaffected in dangerous situations and have compassion in saving sentient beings.
Soon after I started practicing Falun Dafa, the evil persecution began. With the persecution everywhere, I was confused. After studying the Fa and sharing with veteran practitioners, however, I quickly resolved my belief in the practice. Under Teacher's compassionate protection, I have walked steadily in my path of cultivation in the Fa-rectification period.
Two months after I obtained the Fa, Teacher started to purify my body. The chronic illnesses I used to suffer from such as a heart disease, stomach cramps, headaches, nervous debility, and allergies were all gone. It felt great to be illness free.
Since 1999, I have benefited from the experience sharing articles on the Minghui (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) website. I did not know many practitioners and the articles helped me in improving my xinxing. I often shed tears as I read about the magnificence of practitioners' righteous thoughts and actions. Even now those articles drive me forward in cultivation. The reason the articles helped me so much was because they contained correct information and hence had a great impact on my righteous thoughts and actions later on when I validated the Fa. I offer my sincere thanks to the practitioners who work on the Minghui website.
Later on, I became more diligent in studying Zhuan Falun and Teacher's other articles. I would hand-copy the articles until late in the night. When I truly melted into the Fa while studying, I didn't want to eat or sleep. I didn't feel like putting the book down. One night, I had a dream that there were only three words left in my dimension, "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." A voice said, "Melt together!"
Validate the Fa Openly and Nobly
Our flyers and banners can awaken the world's people and save them. How important and magnificent it is! Then, shouldn't we be validating the Fa openly and nobly? When our hearts are not moved by the brutality of the evil that is left on the surface, what else can touch us?
After July 20, 1999, practitioners started to go out and validate the Fa. At that time, truth-clarification materials were very scarce. I wrote "Falun Dafa is good" or "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good" on papers at night and posted them in the morning. I wrote letters to all levels of the government, public institutions, "procuratorates," legal institutions, relatives and friends.
In November 2001, I took two banners with "Falun Dafa is good" written on them and 99 pieces of paper with sentences that validated the Fa and headed to Beijing. I hung the banners near Tiananmen Square and posted the papers near the square, in the subway station, and the residential areas nearby. I returned home safely that night.
In my neighborhood, I posted up many flyers. A practitioner told me that the number of police lurking at night was especially high. His wife also heard the police saying, "Someone has been posting flyers with 'Falun Dafa is good' written on them everywhere. I have to put this person in prison for several years if I catch him or her." When I heard that, I was happy and did not acknowledge what they said. I even posted pictures from torture exhibitions in the reception room of a prison and distributed the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" to the city prison. This effectively suppressed the evil.
Firmly Walk the Path of Self-cultivation
At the beginning of 2004, a practitioner brought a copy machine to me to make truth-clarifying materials. With the practitioner's help, I quickly learned how to operate and maintain the machine. Seeing so many copies of flyers that could awaken the world's people, I felt very happy. This fundamentally solved the problem of not being able to obtain truth materials.
I later bought a computer. In the process of installing and learning how to use the computer, there was a lot of interference. But as long as our thoughts and actions are righteous, everything can be solved.
After the computer was set up, the printer wouldn't work. I exchanged it immediately. Then the sewer backed up and there was dirty water coming out. I had to quickly go and get someone to fix it. The other practitioner and I then realized that this was interference from the evil trying to stop us from setting up a truth-clarification materials production site. We began to frequently send forth righteous thoughts and asked for Teacher's help.
We skipped a lot of meals during those few days. One day when the other practitioner and I went out to buy some materials, it was already 3 p.m. by the time we got home, and we hadn't had lunch yet. However, as we stepped in the door, my daughter said, "Mother, lunch is ready. Teacher woke me up twice while I was napping and told me to make lunch. He said you were coming back." My daughter is not a practitioner. The practitioner and I had tears in our eyes. Teacher's compassionate care was omnipresent in every possible way.
I am over 50 years old and had never touched a computer before. I was very dependent on the other practitioner. Whatever the practitioner taught me, I would forget soon after. One day, although it was after 5 p.m., I still didn't want the practitioner to leave, because I was afraid that I would forget something the practitioner had taught me. The practitioner looked up at Teacher's picture and said, "See, Teacher is 'upset.'" I looked at Teacher and he looked at me in a very serious way. I immediately let the practitioner go home and started to earnestly examine myself, "Why am I so dependent on the other practitioner? Am I not convinced that Dafa practitioners can do extraordinary things or do I not firmly believe in the power of the Fa?"
I eventually found that it was the manifestation of selfishness and laziness. I only thought of myself needing the practitioner's help and was unwilling to put in more effort. I wanted the work done instantly and did not consider that the other practitioner had a family and his own Dafa work. I realized that I did not firmly believe in the Fa-principle that "Dafa is omnipotent."
To eliminate these attachments, I prolonged my Fa-study time and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference. I arranged for time to learn how to use the computer and seriously took down notes and studied them repeatedly. I also asked my daughter to help me. After that, things started to go smoothly. In a month's time, I learned how to get online, download, copy, paste, type, typeset, and edit simple flyers. I was finally able to operate the truth materials production site independently. The other practitioner happily said to me, "You really learn fast!" For me, though, I was happy that I never had to worry about being short of truth materials or feel anxious about not being able to read Teacher's new articles.
For the next several months, the productions site operated steadily. I could download whatever materials practitioners needed and print out however many copies. I would wake up early in the morning to do the work and other extra chores. Then I would go out and distribute them myself.
I remember having a dream about climbing up a very steep mountain. When I reached a certain height, I started to hesitate and got scared. I looked at the tall mountain peak and thought to myself, "That looks really tough. Do I still want to move on?" Suddenly I found that Teacher was using his giant palm to support me and I was sitting right in the middle of his palm. Teacher's hand was so warm and safe. Then I thought, "There is no reason to not climb up." I continued to climb up and finally reached the top of the mountain.
I will continue to do well the three things Teacher asks us to do and save more sentient beings to fulfill my grand vows before history and not let down Teacher's compassionate salvation.