Correcting Myself Based on the Fa and Saving Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a practitioner from Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. Teacher purified my physical body and let me understand many universal principles. I changed from being a bedridden, ill-tempered person into an optimistic, easygoing one.
By the end of 1998, I was so ill that I couldn't get out of bed. A friend lent me a copy of "Zhuan Falun," and I couldn't stop reading it. I clearly remember on January 1, 1999, Teacher poured energy through my head (guanding). A stream of heat went through my body. I felt I was on top of a cloud, light and comfortable. The next day I could go downstairs to shop. It felt so easy, like I had never been sick. Less than a month after I read Zhuan Falun, Teacher healed all my illnesses from the past several decades. I was shocked and quickly learned the five exercises. On February 24, 1999, I joined a group exercise for the first time. When I did the second exercise, I felt something move vigorously between my arms as I was holding the Falun. I went home and got all Teacher's books and finished them in several days. I understood that Falun Dafa is a good practice, and I was determined to follow Teacher till the end.
Not long after I started the practice, the persecution began. My personal cultivation was mixed with Fa rectification. I followed the lead of some veteran practitioners: studied the Fa at night, did the exercises in the morning, went to Beijing a few times to appeal for Falun Gong, and distributed materials to clarify the facts of the persecution. My husband was very short-tempered and often yelled at me the minute I got home. He scolded and criticized me for everything in front of our children, neighbors, friends, and right in my face. I never lost my temper. One time I came home from Beijing, and he yelled at me for two hours. After getting out all of his anger, he told me to go ahead and do the exercises. I was more than happy to. As I was doing the third exercise, I felt some energy in my hands as they went up and down. I realized the importance of "tolerance." Every time I got yelled at, I recited Teacher's article "What is Forbearance (Ren)?" in Essentials for Further Advancement in my mind. I eliminated my attachment to showing off and practiced tolerance.
One night a practitioner called saying she was coming to my house. After I hung up the phone, I tried to tidy up the shoes in the hallway. My husband grabbed my arm and pushed me to the floor. I raised my voice asking him why, he scolded me, "You don't pay any attention to cleaning this house except when other people visit. What are you trying to show? You are so superficial." My anger went away as he pointed out my shortcoming. It was just as Teacher said in Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe:
"Any problem that happens to you, around you, or among you is most likely related to you, and there is something for you to get rid of. No matter whether it's your fault or not, when my Law Bodies are having you remove your attachment, they don't care whether it's your fault or another person's. As long as you have an attachment, they will try everything to have you run into problems and have you recognize the attachment that makes you fall short."
After eight years, when conflicts emerge in life, I quickly look inward. No matter who I had the conflict with, as soon as I found the attachment, the conflict melted away immediately.
I have read Zhuan Falun everyday for the past eight years. I have read Teacher's lectures carefully five or six times. I know how to practice and validate the Fa to save sentient beings. Teacher doesn't acknowledge the old forces, and I don't either. I seldom mention the two words "old forces" because I don't think about it. I only walk the path Teacher arranged. The police wanted to arrest me seven or eight times, but haven't succeed once. I know for certain my safety comes from my righteous mind, and my righteous mind comes from studying the Fa calmly everyday.
I have been everywhere to distribute materials that clarify the facts about Falun Gong including government buildings, police departments, the judicial bureau, the Procuratorate, courts, detention centers, the 610 Office, every district, and buildings with security guards. I go in nobly and openly and leave safely.
In 2002, I went to a public safety bureau to distribute a pamphlet about how police officers received retribution for arresting practitioners. It was early in the morning when I arrived. Two police cars arrived at the front door as I stood 20 meters away. I sent righteous thoughts and was determined to go in. I was two steps away from the police cars when they drove away. I went in the building and no one was in the office. I left the material at the door of the office and left. The security guard at the front door didn't see me. Later I distributed the rest of the materials to a government building and a detention center. I wasn't scared or nervous when I saw an armed officer at the detention center.
Thinking back over the past few years of validating the Fa and saving sentient beings, with Teacher's protection, I have never had any trouble in my truth clarification work.
I watched the video "Teaching the Fa for Australian Practitioners." When I saw Teacher, I knew Teacher was worrying about me and protecting me. Now I follow the Fa in everything I do. I try to save more sentient beings by doing the three things well.