Cherish Opportunities to Validate Falun Dafa, the Most Glorious Honor Teacher Has Given Us
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Revered Teacher. Greetings, fellow practitioners.
I want to share with fellow practitioners my experiences of clarifying the truth to save sentient beings.
I am a businesswoman and my business had been good. But around July of 2004, my business started going bad day after day. My husband called me and asked him to help him manage the business, but I didn't really want to go, because there weren't any Dafa practitioners there. We had several Dafa practitioners here and I met them every day.
Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference:"
"I don't want to leave a single person behind. That's why Master's thinking is usually different from yours. Sometimes you think that certain people are iffy, certain people are unsavable, certain people are this or that... but my thinking is different from yours. You know, today I have opened the door for saving people so wide; the way things are in terms of jobs the sentient beings in human society have is such that people are doing all kinds of work, and I want to save each person. As long as someone has learned the Fa, I want to save him, I don't want to abandon those people. When you Dafa disciples develop even stronger righteous thoughts among you, that will be what's most magnificent."
I was touched greatly by Teacher's words. I truly felt I was a Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period and saving sentient beings was my responsibility and mission. I enlightened to the fact that Teacher used my husband's mouth to help me start a new environment for fellow practitioners in that area who had quit practicing under government pressure and to let more people understand the truth and be saved. I thought, if Teacher wanted me to go there, please help me sell the goods I had in hand. It turned out that all the goods were sold very quickly. This made me understand that many sentient beings must be there eagerly waiting to be saved. After just one week, most of the goods were sold.
When I arrived, everything was unfamiliar to me. I felt anxious, as there was not a single Dafa practitioner. I couldn't fall asleep, even after midnight, and I felt depressed. I asked Teacher, "What should I do?" I thought of going to the market place to clarify the truth. I thus started to go the marketplace to tell people with predestined relationships about the fabricated "Tiananmen Square self-immolation." I also gave people truth-clarification CDs. I told people who were ill about my relatives who became healthy after practicing Falun Dafa. I even persuaded some to practice Dafa.
I went out with my husband (not a practitioner), relatives and my child to clarify the truth. We printed, pasted or hung, and distributed truth-clarifying materials. Every few days, we rode a motorcycle to distribute truth-clarifying materials. We let elderly practitioners distribute materials in nearby areas. We rode two motorcycles to places as far as one hundred and eighty miles to validate Dafa. We took Dafa materials and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to families in remote areas. We haven't stopped since. Not only did we lay a field for Dafa in this human world, we also eliminated and frightened the evil in other dimensions. Our environment was gradually established and got better. People gradually understood the truth of the persecution and knew about the goodness of Dafa.
One day when I was taking my child to school, I met an elderly lady, who complained about body aches. I was quick to tell her: "Just say Falun Dafa is good." She left with a smile. After I got home, I was thinking I'd need to find an opportunity to clarify the truth to her.
I went to her home the following evening. She told me that she began practicing Dafa in June 1999 and the persecution of Dafa started a month later. Police went to her home and wouldn't let her practice Dafa. She was scared, so she burned all her Dafa books. Her health then became poor. Her entire face was covered with wrinkles and she suffered severe headaches. She then took home some Buddha statues and some other bad things. Not only had her health not improved, but it had gotten worse.
I shed tears while listening to her. I told her: "Teacher wants me to find you. You need to study the Fa quickly. Only Dafa and Teacher can help you." I went home to get Teacher's articles and sent forth righteous thoughts for her. After one month, she got rid of all those bad things she had in her home. She started to do all five sets of exercises every day persistently. Her mental and physical health improved greatly. Her wrinkles disappeared and her face became rosy. When people witnessed the wonder and miracle of Dafa, twenty some people joined in practicing Dafa. We set up two study groups (We either meet every day or once a week). It really is that "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities" (Lecture 2, Zhuan Falun).
She had pain in her arm at one point. She reinforced her Fa-study and doing the exercises. She sent forth righteous thoughts persistently to eliminate the evil elements and to rectify herself. But her condition didn't improve. She asked Teacher in her mind: "I study the Fa and I do the exercises, why am I still having pain in my arm?" She then dreamed about a person giving her medicine. The first ingredient was "quitting the Chinese Communist Party. (CCP)" When she woke up in the morning, she went out to clarify the truth and persuade people to quit the CCP.
Our business improved greatly. One day a neighbor came over and asked: "Your business is so good, have you honored any Buddha? I am thinking to invite a Buddha to help me make some money." I thought I couldn't possible explain my understanding of why I wouldn't do that in a few words, so I said: "Come tonight to have supper with us and have a drink with my husband. I'll tell you what Buddha to invite." So when he and my husband were having a drink, I sat beside them and clarified the truth to him. I talked to him for three hours. When he left, I gave him some materials to take with him.
He often came to get more truth clarifying materials. Once while he was driving, his brakes went out of order. When he was about to collide with an expensive car, he closed his eyes and shouted: "Falun Dafa is good." His car stopped without having an accident. He witnessed the marvel and miracle of Dafa. One time he and my husband went out to hang a banner. It fell and dropped into a dirty ditch. Without hesitation, he jumped into the ditch, got the banner, and hung it up again. One afternoon, he came over and shouted: "Here is something for you." I read it and found it was a solemn declaration: "I joined the CCP in the army. I want to voluntarily quit the CCP with my real name." I felt gratified that people were awakening.
While clarifying the truth and advising people to quit the CCP, people often told me that the government was watching Falun Gong practitioners closely and said "many people know that you practice Falun Gong." They advised me not to clarify the truth any more. I thought to myself: It doesn't matter what you say, it can't shake my righteous thoughts in validating Dafa and saving sentient beings. But after some time my human notions surfaced and fear gushed out. I then dreamed about a very fierce black dog watching me covetously. When I looked at it more closely, I saw a T-shaped iron ring attached to the dog's mouth. When I woke up, I realized it was Teacher hinting at me: Don't be afraid. There is Teacher and the Fa; no one can harm you as long as you have righteous thoughts.
"From the moment it proclaimed that it must defeat Falun Gong, the evil spirit of the CCP and the CCP's wicked, base group that has been persecuting Dafa disciples in the human world were condemned to death by all of the cosmos's gods. ... Now, however, not only has the Party committed acts of evil, but its sins are unforgivable and its nature is no longer the same. And that naturally imperils CCP members. If a person doesn't withdraw from it, he is a part of it, one of its particles, and a part of its composition, and he will become a target for elimination by all gods." (From "Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World")
After I read Teacher's words, my righteous thoughts about clarifying the truth and persuading people to quit the CCP became stronger. I clarified the truth to my relatives who I hadn't seen for years, people who came to do business with us, people who stopped by, and people who sat across from me in a train. If there was a chance, I would first send forth righteous thoughts to clear the evil elements behind these people, and then clarify the truth to them thoroughly to save them. Almost everyone I talked to was willing to quit the evil party. I reminded them not to forget to tell their family and relatives.
One day, a high government official shouted as soon as he got out of his car: "I heard it was you who helped me to get rid of my name." I was momentarily confused, but soon I understood. He had received my letter advising him to quit the CCP. I smiled at him and asked him if he had agreed to quit the CCP. He said: "Yes, I agreed. I made up a name for you to use to withdraw safely." He was very happy and thanked me.
I know Teacher has already paved the way for us to go home, despite the fact that we have only done some superficial things. But Teacher has given us supreme and eternal glory and mighty virtue! He let us validate the Fa and save sentient beings to become mature and advance towards consummation, and to fulfill our solemn vows that were made long ago.
I thank Teacher for His compassionate care that made it possible for me to be where I am today. I am grateful to my fellow practitioners who have harmonized and helped during this most difficult time in history.
(From the Third Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China)