Journeying Through the Mountains to Save Sentient Beings
Greetings, respected Master. Greetings, fellow practitioners.
I am 65 years old. I was often sick when I was young. I went to school for only six months, so I could read and write only a few words. Fortunately, at the end of 1998, I began practicing Falun Dafa. In less than six months, I went from being a sickly, bedridden patient to a healthy individual. For the first time in my life, I experienced the joy of living without illness. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Master for Falun Dafa. Each time I would attend group study where practitioners were reading Zhuan Falun, I would recognize more and more words in the book. Then I would go home and read Zhuan Falun again. Now, I can read this great book of the Fa. The more I read, the clearer my mind became. I understood that it was our compassionate Master who was helping me.
After July 20, 1999, the evil came, covering the earth and sky. I witnessed the persecution against our Master and Dafa. On February 25, 2000, several fellow practitioners and I went to Beijing to appeal. We wanted to say a few fair words for Dafa. When we arrived at the Appeals Office, however, we found that we had no right to speak. The only thing waiting for us was our own arrest. After many twists and turns, we were sent back to our hometown and detained in the county detention center. Over twenty other practitioners were detained there as well. We faithfully practiced the exercises and recited Master's teachings.
One morning, while I was practicing the exercises, a police officer dumped a bucket of cold water all over me. It was the middle of winter, but miraculously, not a single drop of water remained on my body. The divine power of Dafa shocked the police. A month later, the police released me after they had extorted 4000 yuan from my family. Even after I returned home, they continued to harass me on many occasions. But no matter how rampant the police were, they could not shake my belief in our Master or Dafa.
Our Master said,
"Everything in the world was established and created for the Fa-rectification, and Dafa disciples are the great figures of our time. Since ancient times the beings in all realms have waited in anticipation. Gather up and rescue the beings that you are to save! Have righteous thoughts and righteous actions, dissolve all hindrances, and spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men." (To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm).
To save sentient beings and help them understand the truth, I did not mind the high mountains or long journeys. I climbed the Zhongping Hills step by step and even climbed to the top of Phoenix Mountain to clarify the truth from family to family.
I tried to memorize the road as I clarified the truth during the day so that I could deliver truth-clarifying materials at night. A single round trip measured over ten miles. In this area, the houses were very far apart, and the roads were twisted and bumpy, full of tall grass. There were also dogs at many houses. When they would bark as I delivered the materials, I would say to them in my mind, "Don't bark. I am a divine being, and I have come to save people." The dogs would then become silent. Sometimes the dogs would run away, and other times they would follow as if they were guarding me. Sometimes they would open their mouths to bark but began sneezing instead.
Once, after I had delivered truth-clarification materials and put up posters, I found that a big yellow dog was lying on the ground beside me. I knew that our compassionate Master was protecting me. Realizing that Master was with me, I had no fear, and my body was full of energy. I walked briskly. I climbed the Zhongping Hills and Phoenix Mountain seven times and visited all 400 families that lived there.
On January 23 of this year, I went to visit a relative who lived in a small mountain village about ten miles from my home. After I heard that the villagers had not learned the truth about Dafa, I prepared many materials for them after I returned home. In the evening, it started to snow heavily, so it appeared that my opportunity had come. In this weather, few people would be outdoors. I put the materials on my back and set out. I did not see anybody along the way. By the time I had distributed all the materials, it was almost dawn. I had walked for nine hours during the night. My entire body was soaked with sweat, but I felt very comfortable nonetheless.
Once I had clarified the truth and distributed the materials, the people in that area understood Dafa much better. When I returned to persuade them to quit the three Communist organizations, it was a lot easier. Falun Dafa bestowed wisdom and power on me. As long as we do the three things well according to our Master's request, we will be worthy of the glorious name of "Fa-rectification Dafa disciples."