Seize Every Opportune Moment to Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference"
"So Dafa disciples' listening to the Fa, obtaining the Fa, cultivating, and establishing a foundation for Dafa in this world--this force--it's exactly for the disciples to save sentient beings during this period and establish Dafa disciples' mighty virtue, and thus become the most sacred, Dafa-forged, beings. Many Dafa disciples made grand vows in history to save sentient beings and do what they should do in the last stage of the cosmos's formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction."
From this paragraph of Teacher's lecture, I came to understand even more clearly that as a disciple in the Fa-rectification period, my mission is to save sentient beings. I am determined to seize every opportunity and all available time to do well the tasks that Dafa practitioners should do.
I use all the available time every day to help Teacher rectify the Fa. I established an information center at my home in early 2003 and began making truth-clarifying materials. In the morning I make copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, weekly magazines, weekly newspapers, truth-clarification pamphlets, posters for quitting the Chinese Communist Party, and Dafa books for new practitioners. I make different materials according to the need at the time. I made two hundred copies per day at first. After a while I found that I could do more, so I increased it to three hundred copies per day beginning in September 2003. The most I made in a day was eight hundred copies. From the latter half of 2004, I also began making DVDs. I could make 50 in the morning and 50 in the evening.
I strive to distribute all the Dafa materials I make on the same day, since the next day there will be the next day's materials. Sometimes I go out at noon to put up posters and will not get home until after 9:00 p.m.
Even when I was caring for my mother when she was hospitalized, I found time to make Dafa materials. I did it when I went home to have lunch or to prepare food for my mother. When I got home, I would work for an hour to make Dafa materials first before I began to prepare food for my mother. After that I would just grab some ready-to-eat food from the refrigerator for myself. I fed my mother first when I got back to the hospital, and then had my own lunch while watching over her. I gladly helped anyone in the hospital room who needed help, and took the opportunity to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. I conversed with them and let them know about the lies and the staged "Tiananmen Square immolation" incident. They were all very willing to listen. One family member of a patient had a job persecuting Falun Gong. I talked with him for an entire evening, about topics from atheism to reincarnation, from persecuting practitioners to the spread of Falun Gong around the world, and due retribution for one's actions. Finally he agreed to take a good look at the book Zhuan Falun.
I never neglect to tell people the facts about Falun Gong when I go out. Once a practitioner and I took the bus to the suburbs to meet with other practitioners to discuss a rescue mission. I sat next to the driver and began telling him the facts while the other practitioner distributed truth-clarifying materials to the passengers. More and more people got on the bus. I sent forth righteous thoughts while talking to the driver. All of the passengers read the materials carefully. Some folded them up nicely and put them in their pockets. Some discussed it with others. The whole busload of people were thus saved.
I also do not slack off during the holidays. One year, I went to my parents-in-law's home for the New Year Festival. Seeing that there were enough people preparing the food, I rode a bike to the police station and began distributing truth-clarification materials nearby. After that I went to the train station to pass out more materials. On New Year's Day, after breakfast, I began making phone calls to those who participated in the persecution of Falun Gong. I mailed Dafa materials and letters to the forced labor camps, prisons, and all level of the 610 Office. Afterwards, my husband and I went out to meet people and wish them Happy New Year. I took the opportunity to tell people the facts about Falun Gong, and I varied my approach according to the individual's situations. After listening to the facts, one older lady (the mother of my husband's classmate) said, "You said it so well. Now I know that Falun Gong is truly wonderful. It teaches people to be 'Truthful, Compassionate, and Tolerant.' My health is not that good. I want to take up the practice once the persecution ends."
Going shopping is also a good opportunity to tell people the facts. I once heard a lady cough next to me when I was buying shoes from a street vendor on my way home from distributing materials. I said to her, "Is your throat inflamed?" She said, "I've had a bit of a sore throat for the past few days." I said, "I'll tell you a good way. Go and practice Falun Gong." Then we chatted and I found out that she had learned Dafa right before July 20,1999. She had only practiced for a few days when the persecution began. She later went into Buddhism. After some discussion, she said, "Now I understand, I want to return to Falun Gong."
Once I had a tribulation--I had a stomach-ache. It ached so badly that I dared not touch it, and it was accompanied by a fever. I thought, "Now is the Fa-rectification period. The time for saving people is very limited. A stomach-ache is nothing, nor is a bit of fever. I must not lie down in bed. I am a practitioner. If I stay in bed, the meaning for my existence today would be lost." I endured the pain and proceeded to make and distribute the truth-clarification materials. When I first got on my bike the stomach pain was not that bad, but when I was about to get off the bike it hurt so badly that I almost collapsed. I thought to myself, "I am a Dafa practitioner. I need to transcend these tribulations." With Teacher's help, it was quickly over in a day or two.
To save sentient beings and fulfill my mission, I grasp every moment and every opportunity that I have to tell people the facts. Doing it day in and day out, I am saving many sentient beings.