People with Predestined Relationships Appear Right Before Me
(Clearwisdom.net) Today while I was reading "Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital," I read Teacher's words:
"People with predestined relationships and those who can be saved can be made to--made to by Master's Law Bodies, righteous gods, or the immense field that Dafa has formed in the world--appear right before you in any of a range of settings, providing them with a chance to learn the truth. But you have to carry it out, and it doesn't work if you're not out there doing things."
It's almost the end of the Fa-rectification and many people with predestined relationships have come before me to learn the truth. Sometimes when I forget to clarify the truth, they even say things to remind me. Here are some stories that I would like to share with you.
I Bumped into My Old Teacher While Waiting for a Bus
In addition to clarifying the truth to my Chinese friends on the Internet, I tried hard to remember my friends who came from China. Then I thought of my junior high school teacher. She used to describe the distinctive four seasons in China to us, which made a deep impression on me. I tried to call her at the number listed in my graduation contact book, but no one answered. I realized that twenty years had passed, and that we might never see each other again.
One day my child and I were going home from the study group. We were waiting for bus and an older lady sat down beside me. I said hello and started chatting with her. After a short conversation I felt that the older lady was quite familiar. Wasn't she the junior high school teacher I'd been unable to contact? I pondered for a while, too embarrassed to ask her, and before I could work up the nerve to say anything, she said, "You haven't changed a bit." That's how we were reunited, and I told her I practiced Falun Dafa.
Clerks Bought Zhuan Falun
While chatting with people in daily life I usually mention that I practice Falun Dafa. One day I went shopping in a store I frequent where I've often clarified the truth. When I walked into the store the clerk said, "She's the one who practices Falun Gong." Then the other clerk asked me something about cultivation. I answered her and then I told them to cherish the chance to practice cultivation. The other day I went to the store again. The clerks showed me a copy of Zhuan Falun and said, "We all bought the book."
I Met My Art Teacher on the MRT
Last year when the "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance Fine Art Collection" was published I thought about sending a copy of it to my western-style painting teacher from my trade school days. He used to encourage me to continue my studies. I sent him the collection and attaching a letter explaining to him how I'd obtained the Fa. That was a year ago.
Last week I went to join the July 20 candlelight vigil by way of the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). During the trip I saw a group of people board my train car, and two of them were very familiar to me. No way! Wasn't he my trade school teacher? It had been twenty years, so I looked at him carefully again and again, until I was close to my stop. Though I still wasn't sure, how could I miss the chance to clarify the truth to a predestined person? So I stepped forward and asked if he was teacher Chen. Maybe the letter I had written to him had made an impression, because after a moment he recognized me. Then we reached my stop, so I quickly told him that I was about to participate in a very meaningful candlelight vigil.
A Vendor Says, "This is the Only Time I'll Be Here"
I was changing the light bulb above Teacher Li's picture. There was no lampshade, so the light was a bit dazzling. I saw very clearly before my eyes a beautiful cloth that would serve nicely as a lampshade. I seldom go shopping, so I didn't know where to find a cloth like the one I'd seen, so I fashioned a shade from some pretty paper I had instead.
The other day I went to the evening market for something. To my surprise I saw a cloth vendor who sold door decorations. At the vendor's stand I saw the very cloth with the pattern I'd been looking for. I spoke with the woman selling the cloth. "I've never seen you before. Is this the first time you came here? When will you be here again?" She replied, "Actually, I usually place my stand somewhere else. My friend told me there'd be an empty space here, so I only came for this one time." How could I not tell her the truth when I heard her say, "only for this one time"? I told her about the the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. After learning the truth she expressed her sympathy and said, "I've seen many Falun Gong activities, and I thought they were just fighting with the CCP. Now I understand what's going on." I knew she'd come to understand the truth, and I felt happy for her.
A Predestined Life Debt
This is a story a fellow practitioner told me. She had a male co-worker a few years ago that she felt a lot of affection for. They spoke freely with each other, but their relationship made no progress. They were closer to each other than their fellow co-workers, they weren't in love, but they cared a lot for each other. This affection troubled the two of them for many years. After she practiced cultivation she realized the reason.
She enlightened to the knowledge that in one of her previous lives she was a female village leader who lived near the sea. One year a tsunami hit and everyone in the village drowned. Before the sea claimed her, a young man risked his life to rescue her. Even though they both drowned, the life-debt established a karmic relationship that drew them together in this life.
A few years later, they both left the workplace and no longer saw each other. The practitioner had always sought the meaning of life in many different cultivation ways, but it wasn't until she practiced Dafa that she realized the significance of this predestined relationship. All her searching was to tell her friend that cultivating Dafa is the true reason for coming to this world. Recently the practitioner met the man again and introduced him to Dafa, fulfilling her karmic relationship and repaying her life-debt to him.
I read a practitioner's article that described how some people passed away and then complained about how a practitioner had failed to tell them about Dafa, so I wanted to share these stories. I believe that many predestined relationships need to be resolved. We need to speak the truth as often as possible, and not leave any regrets for the future.