Understanding the Fa Enabled Me to Advise People to Withdraw from the CCP
(Clearwisdom.net) Looking back over the last few years, when I was able to think based on the Fa, I was able to resolve well any problem I encountered. When I was in the state of an ordinary human, I often made mistakes. Several months ago, a fellow practitioner was arrested, and several practitioners sent word to me, asking me to consider going into hiding. My mind was very clear that this is not an ordinary person persecuting another. I remembered Teacher's Fa,
"So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you--evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference")
Because of this, my thoughts became righteous and I made it through safely. I truly understood that the biggest obstacle of believing in Teacher and Fa is human notions. Only when you get out of human notions can you truly believe in Teacher and Fa.
I was fortunate enough to start practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Many of my illnesses disappeared as I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises. My physical body and my mind felt light as a result. I have mainly clarified the truth face to face these few years. At the beginning, I only clarified the truth to people I knew. Later on, Teacher said,
"Do it on a large scale, do it with all the wisdom that you can, and as long as something can save the people, go do it." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A")
I started to clarify the truth to anyone I met at the park, in the supermarket, in a taxi or on the street. I have been clarifying the truth rain or shine. Even in the middle of winter when the roads are slippery, I still go out to save people. Summer and autumn are good times. I can talk to up to ten people in one morning. Winter and spring it is cold outside, but I can talk to two to three people a morning. Before the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, there were about five thousand people that I clarified the truth to.
Teacher has taught the Fa at many conferences, and each time it becomes clearer than the last. As the Fa-rectification progresses, the standard for Dafa practitioners is also getting higher.
When the Nine Commentaries was published, I felt it was harder to tell people about withdrawing from CCP than telling them the facts about Falun Gong. For several months, I only talked about withdrawing from the CCP to people I knew. I sent out many copies of the Nine Commentaries, and only a few people agreed to withdraw. For a person like me who had clarified the truth for many years, why was it so hard to talk to people about withdrawing from the CCP? What was the problem? Teacher said,
"You are stuck because of your own understanding. You yourself haven't grasped why we are doing the Nine Commentaries, or at least you haven't understood it clearly." ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")
It was indeed true for me. I did not understand why we distributed the Nine Commentaries myself. I felt it was difficult, so I couldn't really do well. Under these circumstances, I re-read Teacher's articles "New Year's Greetings" from 2005, "Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World," and "Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference." I realized that the main purpose of publishing the Nine Commentaries is to expose the true nature of the CCP so that people who have been deceived by the CCP can see its evil nature and be saved. I read the Nine Commentaries three times and realized that I had been poisoned by the CCP culture for several decades. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I cleansed the evil spirits from my own body. After that, it became easier to tell people about withdrawing from the CCP. I started to talk to strangers about it, too. I usually could get 30 to 50 people to quit the CCP in a week.
Around that time, I read in "Minghui Weekly" that many practitioners were memorizing Zhuan Falun, so I also started doing the same. Although my progress is slow, I have a gained deeper understanding of the Fa.
In my own experience of telling people about withdrawing from the CCP, I truly felt that:
"cultivation depends on one's own efforts while the transformation of gong is done by the master." (Zhuan Falun)
Once I am clear that withdrawing from the CCP is about saving people, and I have the heart to save people, then Teacher arranges those people who have predestined relationships with me to meet me. Our meetings seem to be coincidental, but they are all arranged by Teacher.
There was an elderly man who had lived a hard life. He lived by himself. However, on the day I delivered the Nine Commentaries to him, seven out of his eight daughters were there, and so was his son who was living overseas. All nine people heard the truth and about withdrawing the CCP. After the New Year, when I visited him again, the 88-year-old man was in the hospital. It was said that he was in a serious condition. When I got to the hospital, he was already at the point of death, but he was still conscious. He was very happy to see me. I told him that he ought to withdraw from the CCP using his childhood name. He said earnestly, "That is good, everything ends now. I have worked for the CCP all my life, and they made me suffer my whole life. This frees me from it completely."
Some people understood very easily, it was very difficult for others. I have a friend who had heard the truth about Falun Gong long ago. The year before last, I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries and talked to him about withdrawing from the CCP. Later I visited him two more times, but he still wouldn't withdraw. I had no hope for him. Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005:"
"Things at present are different from in previous years, and this year is different from last. And the present is different from even the first half of this year. Give it a try and see, is it still like before? Even if it is, you have to carve out a space via the strength of your righteous thoughts, right?"
Enlightened by the Fa, I went to visit him during Chinese New Year last year. I sent forth righteous thoughts repeatedly before I went. When I saw him, I patiently advised him, and he finally withdrew from the CCP.
I have a classmate from 50 years ago. In the past few years, I had clarified the truth to her repeatedly. Because she lives in another province, I didn't bring a copy of the Nine Commentaries with me when I visited her. When she came back from a tour to Europe, I called her and asked her if she had a good time. I asked her if she had seen anything that couldn't be found in China. She hinted, "Yes, the environment is completely different." I followed her lead and asked, "Sister, why not withdraw from that Party!" She happily agreed. It was due to the efforts of practitioners from both China and overseas that saved this being.
In the process of distributing the Nine Commentaries and telling people about withdrawing from the CCP, I was berated by people who didn't understand. I was reported to the police. With Teacher's help, I walked out the police department the same afternoon openly. I clarified the truth to ten policemen in the process.
As Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, we shoulder the mission of helping Teacher rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. To do well in the three things, we must cultivate ourselves well. When we use the Fa as our standard, we will see our shortcomings. We ought to cultivate diligently and never be lost.