Doing the Three Things is the Meaning of My Life
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 12, 2005, I met by chance a friend who worked in another city, and whom I hadn't seen for a long time. He gave me the book Zhuan Falun. I read it three times in ten days. The principles of the Fa deeply touched me. I understood what my historical mission as a human being was and found the true meaning of life. Therefore, I asked the friend to give me an exercise music CD.
On August 1, 2005, some fellow practitioners from other provinces heard about me from the friend mentioned above. They drove about ten hours to deliver to me the exercise music CD, all of Master's articles, dozens of truth-clarifying CDs, dozens of copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, several hundred truth-clarifying booklets, and "Minghui Weekly."
In two days, they taught me the five exercises and solved many questions in my mind. Since then, I have stepped on the sacred path of Dafa cultivation.
1. Regarding the Fa as Master; Doing Well the Three Things
I used to work in the Chinese Communist Party's law enforcement department. I hadn't had any contact with Dafa practitioners before and did not know the true situation of the wicked Party's persecution against Falun Dafa. When I first read the truth-clarifying materials and the Nine Commentaries, a strong resistance arose in my mind. I began to suspect Dafa and Master. However, in the previous four months, I had read Zhuan Falun nearly ten times. I profoundly, rationally understood this was a ladder to heaven. It was impossible for me to go back to being an ordinary person again. To be responsible to my life, I required myself to get rid of the prejudices. I read all of Master's articles in two weeks and briefly got to know about the Fa-rectification's progress. This way, I gained a deeper understanding of the Fa.
After studying Master's teachings, I realized the postnatal notions and the interference that the Party had instilled in me since my birth. They had become barriers for me to understand the importance of doing the three things. However, based on the Fa principles, I understood that a practitioner must believe in Master and the Fa and regard the Fa as Teacher. One cannot accomplish one's cultivation without believing in the Fa. I told myself that no matter how much I was able to understand, I would do what Master has asked us to do. Therefore, in the space of three nights, I distributed the truth-clarifying materials that fellow practitioners had given me. I was scared when doing so. In late September, I bought the best printing equipment and materials and set up a materials production site at my home.
I practiced alone and the Party branches did not know that I was a practitioner who firmly believed in Dafa. I was quite free to do things. I prepared the materials during the day and distributed them at night. For over half a year, thousands of truth-clarifying materials including booklets, CDs and the Nine Commentaries were distributed everywhere.
I try to have righteous belief, righteous thoughts and righteous actions. I always send forth righteous thoughts on my way to distribute the materials, "I'm Master's disciple, and one on a path toward divinity. I'm doing the most sacred and important thing, something any evil or evil individuals cannot interfere with or do damage to. If they do, my righteous thoughts will eliminate them. If I am unable, Master's law bodies and my guardian gods will eliminate them."
Whether it was windy or rainy, or cold or hot, no matter what the situation, I never stopped distributing the truth-clarifying materials and didn't meet with any obstacles. I often found that it only took me half an hour to distribute the materials to more than ten residential buildings. I know it is Master who helped give me righteous belief, righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Master is always beside me.
In the process of studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, Dafa gives me boundless wisdom. When I am in the park with my daughter, I often see many leisurely people spending a lot of time reading out-of-date newspapers. Therefore, I decided to spend several days preparing extra materials. I spent a night to distribute them in several major public parks, putting them in every corner. In the same way, one night I distributed many materials to three university campuses and large farmers' markets. In order to not let the authorities discover my routine, I also went to busy commercial streets and distributed the materials to the gates of all kinds of shops and hotels.
2. Clarifying the truth and advising others to quit the CCP and its related organizations with rationality, wisdom and clearheadedness
Since I have been practicing alone, meeting every two months with several fellow practitioners from other provinces has become my happiest time. We share experiences together. I got Master's new articles and other materials from them. Their selflessness and altruism encourage me greatly in my cultivation and in doing the three things. They have pointed out many of my shortcomings. They especially pointed out that I should clarify the truth and advise people to quit the CCP face-to-face since I had the ability to influence people and had met many different people. However, I always felt that it was easy to expose myself and it would affect my distributing truth-clarifying materials. I thought I was thinking from the Fa. Since I started to cultivate Dafa, I basically isolated myself from the outside world and did not want to deal with non-practitioners.
With further studying of the Fa and improving of my xinxing, through Master's article, "Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" in Essentials for Further Advancement II and practitioners' articles in Minghui Weekly, and through looking inward, I found my fundamental attachments: using the human mindset to think of Fa-rectification, the three things, and the Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples; the attachment to my own consummation; the attachment to changing from a human to a god; the attachment to escaping from the human world; and mistaking truth-clarification and saving of sentient beings as cultivation. I did not fundamentally understand the meaning of being a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. I was at a stage of personal cultivation just like before July 20, 1999.
I felt like my body shed a shell after I found my fundamental attachments. I read again Master's book, Touring North America to Teach the Fa. The Fa principles in the book, such as what Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples are, the historical mission of Dafa disciples, the origins of the sentient beings to be saved, the reason for the existence of the Three Realms, and why Fa-rectification had to be done, all infiltrated into my brain without any barriers. From the bottom of my heart this kept occurring to me, "You are Master's disciple. You are a god. The meaning of your life is to assist Master in saving the universe and saving sentient beings." The energy in my body was strengthened thoroughly; I felt the powerful righteous thoughts eliminating all the behind-the-scenes helpers, the rotten ghosts and the evil spirits.
At that moment, my human notions were dissolved. The fear and selfishness completely disappeared. I sighed and felt pity for people in the maze of this world. I appreciated Master's benevolent protection, hints, and salvation, and finally got over my personal cultivation, the critical test on my cultivation path, and truly devoted myself to Fa-rectification cultivation.
Master once again asked practitioners to clarify the truth face-to-face in "Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital":
"Of course, the effect of the Fa-rectification's situation is part of it too, but if the Dafa disciples don't all clarify the truth to individual people, or clarify the truth to society, then as for the process of ordinary people's minds being transformed at the surface level, that's not something gods will do for them on an individual basis. So things that involve the surface level of human beings have to be done by Dafa disciples."
Since I broke through my fundamental attachments and realized my historical mission, on July 1 of this year, I walked out of my home and started clarifying the truth face-to-face, advising people to quit the CCP and its related organizations (the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers). For more than 40 days, I clarified the truth to nearly a hundred people, and ninety of them quit the CCP and its related organizations.
In "Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital," Master asked us to treasure every opportunity to save every possible sentient being. In the past, I often turned off my cell phone, but now I keep it on all the time. In the past, I allowed nothing to interrupt my studying the Fa and practicing the exercises; now whenever I am called, I will go to clarify the truth. I actively contact people I knew before, my old classmates and my relatives. Every gathering is an opportunity to clarify the truth and to advise people to quit the CCP, and is a chance to eliminate the party's evil spirits.
Master taught in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference":
"But, you have to clarify the truth rationally and in line with people's logic and ways of thinking. If you talk about it in a strange, otherworldly way, not at all based on people's logic and way of thinking, and not considering whether people can accept it or not, then you're doing harm and the result is opposite what was intended. Make sure you do it rationally and clearheadedly. When you clarify the truth to people you have to consider their level of acceptance. You'll be able to see and observe this, so you have to do well clarifying the truth. Don't just go to talk for the sake of formality. Whenever you talk to someone you need to have him understand. Of course, there are those that absolutely can't be saved, since they've gone all the way over to the opposite side. That kind of person no longer has anything righteous, and when you talk to him he can't accept it since whenever he accepts a little bit, a little bit of him has to be destroyed--whenever he accepts a little bit, a little bit of him is destroyed. If he completely accepts it, then he's completely destroyed, because he is evil. So there are those that can't be saved, but that's an extremely small minority, ultimately."
I understand that Master asks us not to make clarifying the truth a formality, but to do it rationally and clearheadedly with wisdom. Following Master's teaching, I do my best to get rid of human notions and keep summarizing the experiences and methods, which make me very good at clarifying the truth and advising people to quit the CCP and its related organizations.
Master taught in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference":
"Actually, a lot of Dafa disciples say when they're clarifying the truth, 'I'm going to go clarify the truth now,' as if at that moment they're going to clarify the truth, but they don't clarify the truth normally. Saving beings should permeate every single aspect of your daily lives at this time. If you can all understand and really see its importance, I think you'll probably save more beings."
Master's teachings tell us that saving people can be done at any time and any location. Since I have stepped out to clarify the truth, I try not to miss any opportunities to save sentient beings. Even when I take a taxi, if I can have only seven or eight minutes, I will chat with the taxi driver. Basically, I talk with all kinds of people about quitting the CCP. When eating outside for business, the waitresses are also the ones I want to save. As long as I clarify the truth rationally and clearheadedly, people do not feel that I am intentionally pushing them or forcing them. Instead they feel that I let them know many new stories and increased their knowledge about something. It is quite safe.
For more than 40 days, I've been fully involved in validating the Fa and doing the three things. Although I study the Fa and practice the exercises less often than before, I have surprisingly found many big changes in my body. I feel my energy strengthened at times, even during sending forth righteous thoughts. Before, I couldn't sit in the full lotus position, but now I can do it for 40 minutes. I know that it is Master who is helping his disciple and encouraging her to do the three things better during Fa-rectification cultivation.
More than one year has passed since I obtained the Fa. Although it has been a short period of time, I have changed. Believing in Master and the Fa, regarding the Fa as my teacher, and cultivating the Fa with righteous thoughts, I have changed from a person viewed by others as a bad woman wearing a uniform, to a "good person" and a "great woman" without bad behavior and bad speech, but who is gentle and soft, smart, kind, pure and tolerant. Of course, others do not know that I have cultivated in Dafa to become one of "the new beings of the universe." Within one year, I have validated the mighty power of Dafa - changing from a ghost to a human being, on my way to becoming a god.
On the other hand, it is Master's teachings and His repeatedly advising us on, "studying the Fa, studying the Fa, keep studying the Fa," that help me to grow and advance. During genuine cultivation, validating Dafa, and doing the three things, I deeply realized that only "studying the Fa, studying the Fa, keep studying the Fa" can truly help us to act with righteous thoughts and righteous behavior, regard the Fa as Master, look inward, deny any old forces arrangement and eliminate all evil interferences.
I had a thought before of requiring myself to save one sentient being every day, and 365 days a year. But as I write this sharing, I recall that Master often said that some practitioners still treat Fa-rectification with a human mindset and haven't stepped forward to validate the Fa and have not done well in saving sentient beings. I should not require myself to save 365 people a year, but to save thousands of them. Saving sentient beings cannot be valued in numbers. I will just listen to Master and try to save as many as I can.
My heart is always with Master, and with all practitioners in the world.