On Our Different Cultivation Paths, We Must Bravely Step Forward to Clarify the Truth
(Clearwisdom.net) Master arranged for each practitioner to follow a different path, and to use different means of clarifying the truth to people. However, each practitioner's fundamental purpose is the same, to put down an ordinary person's attachments and to save the world's people.
Looking back on my eight years of cultivation, I feel sad that I was not diligent in the past, and that I did not always take the Fa as my teacher. I felt I had not met Teacher's requirements and had let him down. I also felt that I let fellow practitioners down, especially those practitioners who suffered from persecution; it was also related to my lack of diligence, because we are one body. Teacher's new articles "My Version of a 'Stick Wake-up'", and "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People" woke me up, and my heart for clarifying the truth to people became more determined.
My child and I became homeless because my marriage status changed due to the persecution. After I discussed my situation with some practitioners, I built a simple three-room barn in my own vegetable field, which was right next to the city market. I planned to open a tiny cafe which could help pay for my living expenses and simultaneously give me a good environment to clarify the truth to people, so that more people would be saved.
As long as my thoughts were upright and I always judged things using the standards of the Fa, Master would arrange everything, and everything would go smoothly. After my little cafe opened, a lot of practitioners came, many of which I knew already and many that I had never met before. A lot of non-practitioners came also, which allowed many people who had predestined relationships to understand and support Dafa. Let me give you an example. Hopefully it will help practitioners who have fear in their hearts and have not yet stepped forward to clarify the truth.
A fellow practitioner told me a true story: Three days after he had clarified the truth to workers at a construction site, that night there was a tower with a wrecker in operation. All of a sudden, the cable that suspended all the concrete snapped. Underneath the tower, there were many people working. Directly under the tower there was a worker who was mixing the concrete, and he had no idea what was about to happen. At that moment, the supervisor was watching the whole thing. He was very scared and did not know what to do. In desperation, the supervisor suddenly remembered a story in a truth-clarifying booklet that said there was an old man who went to the bank to withdraw some money, but a thief tried to rob him. Just because he yelled "Falun Dafa Hao" (Falun Dafa is good), two policemen heard and came rushing in. So the supervisor started to yell, "Falun Dafa Hao! Falun Dafa Hao!" At the same time, the broken cable and the big container that held the concrete dropped safely to the ground. It was a miracle that the worker who was mixing the concrete was unharmed. Everyone at the construction site witnessed the magnificence of Falun Dafa. After the incident the supervisor told the fellow practitioner: "We all deeply admire Dafa." Since then, whenever they saw Falun Gong truth-clarification booklets, they would hurry to get them.
In my little cafe, my truth clarification efforts met with very good results. Ten or so people have understood the facts about Dafa so far. They earnestly looked at the true story of Falun Dafa, and they even asked for items bearing the image of Falun Dafa. I try not to pass by any chance to clarify the truth, telling others how wonderful Dafa is and how it has brought people great happiness. I also tell them about the disaster that Jiang's regime has brought to people and the nation since Dafa was banned. One day a man at the cafe had a bad toothache, so I told him about Falun Dafa and advised him to recite, "Falun Dafa is good." Later on he came back to me and said his pain had eased a lot. Four other people with him asked me to teach them the Falun Gong exercises.
Again and again, I successfully clarified the truth to people. From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful for Master's immense compassion. Once again, I hope that fellow practitioners who are not diligent, like I had been in the past, please remember that personal cultivation is not the main purpose. As long as under any circumstances, we take the Fa as teacher, all of the difficulties we face will be solved smoothly. Let us all "progress together with diligence" ("To the Second Dafa Conference in Russia" Essentials for Further Advancement II), and rise up together.
April 27, 2005