Saving Sentient Beings Without Judging Them
(Clearwisdom.net) I have been clarifying the truth face to face in order to save sentient beings since July 20, 1999. Whether in severe winter cold, intense summer heat, or heavy rain, I have never judged people while trying to save them. Those who do not accept the truth-clarifying material are the ones who have been severely poisoned and who need to know the truth in order to be saved. I have even clarified the facts to the police and their families. When they understand the truth, they are able to position themselves well for future salvation and no longer commit the crime of mistreating Falun Dafa and its practitioners.
Over the past five years, I have validated Falun Dafa in a dignified and upright manner, and no authority has ever dared to persecute me. It is because I have studied the Fa diligently. Learning the Fa nurtures wisdom and creates righteous thoughts. Saving sentient beings during the Fa-rectification period is the most righteous thing for practitioners to do. Teacher always looks after me. No harm will ever come to me.
Below are some of my experiences of clarifying the truth with righteous behavior and righteous thoughts to show how our compassionate Teacher is always caring for us.
Police are also sentient beings
As usual, I took my bag and went to the busiest town to clarify the facts. I knew many people in the town. People there called me "Falun Gong Auntie" or "Big Sister." Those familiar faces were my targets for clarifying the facts.
I saw three men and a woman when I entered a store selling dried noodles. They greeted me amicably and then the conversation touched on the subject of Falun Gong. When I told them about the fabricated Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident, a man of about fifty slammed his hand on the table and shouted, "You dare to speak like that here. Do you know who am I?" I thought to myself, "Everyone here is a sentient being, and you are no exception."
As I turned around with a smile, this man pushed his hands on the table and shouted with a ferocious expression, "I am from public security." I used righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil behind him and thought to myself, "I definitely needed to clarify the truth to this man since he is from public security." I said to him politely, "Which section? Is your unit in charge of Falun Gong?" Because of my question, he thought that I was a family member of someone with public security. He then said cordially, "I am not. Do you know anybody there?" I said, "I practice Falun Gong. Please tell your people the facts about Falun Gong, especially those who arrest Falun Gong practitioners. Be sure that they treat the practitioners well. Remember that due retribution of good and evil is the law of heaven." I mentioned to him several cases of evil receiving its due. By this time, his anger was gone. He said to me smilingly, "Keep going. Tell us more." I continued, telling about the fabricated self-immolation, the April 25 appeal, Falun Dafa spreading around the world, and the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Because of my explanation, their misunderstandings about Falun Gong were gone. I also gave them truth-clarifying pamphlets and CD's.
Clarifying the truth while traveling
In 2000 when I went to Beijing to appeal, the authorities went looking for me and traced me to my hometown in Shangdong Province. The public security people brought some militiamen with them to my parents' home. My eighty-year-old parents, who lived a simple life, couldn't bear such disturbance. My mother was so scared that she continued to cry for 16 hours, and by the next day she was mentally unbalanced. She told people that her daughter had been abducted and killed. She often ran after cars and called my nickname. In 2002, her condition became more serious and she needed to see me, so I prepared to go home.
On December 9, 2002, I took the train for Yantai City in Shangdong Province. At the time, inspections and searches for Falun Gong materials and CD's were very intense at the train station and inside the train, so I wrapped the materials and CD's around my upper body, putting the flyers on my chest and back, the CD's on the side, and Teacher's new articles in my sleeves. In order to carry plenty of materials, my whole upper body was so tight that I couldn't bend or breathe easily. It was hard to maintain my composure in that condition for more than 30 hours. But when I thought of saving sentient beings, I felt it was worth it. With that thought, I relaxed.
The whole train car filled with passengers. Even the corridor was full. I sent forth righteous thoughts to clean the evil elements so I could clarify the truth. I chatted with other passengers and gave my seat to another person. I seemed to be able to influence others, and everyone was calm. I gradually started talking about Falun Gong and clarified the truth in an orderly manner. Everyone accepted my explanation.
While I was talking, a young woman carrying a little girl approached. Both of them were crying. The woman stopped in front of me and put her daughter down. I found out that the train attendant had sold their seats to others for ten yuan. After hearing her story, I put the girl on my seat and told the woman: "Don't cry anymore. I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Your daughter can sit here." She nodded, and I continued to clarify the truth to everyone. Shouting came from other side. "If you continue to talk about Falun Gong, I'll call the train security to arrest you."
I turned around to find a man about forty years old, who was drinking beer and appeared angry. Knowing that he had hostility towards Falun Gong because he had been poisoned by the lies, I realized that I needed to clarify the truth to him to save him. I looked directly into his eyes to clear the evil elements behind him and said, "Do you know that fate brought us together here? We Falun Gong practitioners always consider others' benefit before our own. Can those people who arrest such good people be good people themselves? Moreover, all the policemen on the train are from Jiamusi. We all know each other." All the people around were glaring at him as if they were defending me against injustice.
He added, "I am in charge of Falun Gong affairs. At Haogang, people dare not say anything about Falun Gong in public." He continued to mumble. I felt I needed to clarify the truth to him more since he was in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, especially people from Haogang, where it was extremely vicious. Since tapping into Chinese TV to clarify the truth there, the authorities have started arresting and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners systematically. To clarify the truth to him would be a way of strengthening the righteous thoughts for the Haogang practitioners and also to save him. To prevent him from committing more crimes against practitioners, I couldn't miss this opportunity to clarify the truth to him. It doesn't matter who or what he is, it is the duty and mission of Dafa practitioners.
I said to him calmly, "Let me tell you that you are also a victim. We are all good people. If Falun Gong is what the government claims it is, why would we practice it? One or two might not be clearheaded, but could it be possible that more than one hundred million Falun Gong practitioners are not clearheaded? From now on, you need to treat Falun Gong practitioners well. It will be good for you and your family. 'Good and evil will be returned accordingly' is a heavenly principle." He didn't raise his head nor open his eyes or talk. He continued to drink his beer, but he didn't look as vicious as before.
Over the past five years, I have gotten rid of many attachments such as fear, the show off mentality, competitiveness and complacency through clarifying the truth. I have walked step by step righteously. Wherever I go, I'll clarify the truth, rain or shine, and not be stopped by anyone. Dafa gives me wisdom and the ability to do these things. It's an honor for practitioners to assist Teacher in rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings.