Maintaining Righteous Thoughts and Offering Salvation to People in All Circumstances
(Clearwisdom.net) Having gone through nine years of cultivation, I want to write about and share with you what I have come to understand while helping Master in the Fa-rectification. Please compassionately point out any faults.
After sharing with a senior practitioner, I returned to cultivation and threw myself into validating Dafa. From being scared of "clarifying the truth" to clarifying the truth face-to-face, from being scared of distributing truth-clarifying materials to directly giving them to predestined people, gradually the environment around me changed. My parents started to cultivate, as did five people around me.
Once when I went to a fellow practitioner's home, he said, "Practitioner Ms. Ma is under a lot of pressure. We should go and see how she is." Four of us took a bus to go see her. We clarified the truth to people on the bus, and all of us had very strong righteous thoughts. After getting off the bus, we decided to go directly to Ms. Ma's store. Her husband also happened to be there. I said to him, "I heard that you also made the Three Withdrawals [a reference to withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party and/or its affiliated organizations]." When he heard this, he said immediately, "You are all Falun Gong practitioners!" I started to say, "I am doing this for your benefit," but before I could finish, he called the police. Ms. Ma told us to leave quickly. When I left, her husband chased me in his car. After he caught up with me, he started to beat me. Practitioner Ma and her daughter arrived quickly and pulled him away. I then escaped down a side path, but he caught up with me again by getting a lift on someone's motorbike. He grabbed me and yelled, "Get this bad person!" Many people came to apprehend me. I said, "I'm a Falun Gong practitioner; I'm not a bad person."
The police came and shoved me into their car. They drove me to a police station and searched me. They found two Dafa amulets(1). Instantly, a thought of fear came into my mind. I sent forth righteous thought to eliminate it. I thought, "What happened today did not happen by chance; maybe these police officers are people that I should save. I must face this." After a while, they tried to intimidate me, saying, "Put your hands down! Don't move!" Then they demanded to know why I had come, how many of us there were, where I got the amulets, etc.
They ordered me to sign a repentance statement. I did not sign and kept sending righteous thoughts. After a while, the chief of the police station asked, "What 'Three Withdrawals' are you talking about? Give us some explanation." At that time, Ms. Ma's husband was listening on the other side of the door. I answered, "The Three Withdrawals means to withdraw from the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers. Heaven will eliminate the Chinese Communist Party. Withdrawing from it can secure your life. I tell you this for your benefit. We meet today because of our predestined relationship. No matter what kind of predestined relationship we may have, I'm risking my life to tell you this. When you joined the Communist Party, the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers, you raised your hand and swore to devote your life to the Party. At that time, your life was marked with the stamp of the Communist Party. When disaster comes, you will not escape it. Why is that? Because the Communist Party is against Heaven, against Earth, and against humanity."
The police chief then asked about the Tiananmen Square self immolation incident. I told them that it was all staged by leaders within the Party to frame and incite hatred against Falun Gong. I talked to them with a compassionate heart. Hearing my words, the chief said, "If what you say is true, then only Falun Gong practitioners will be kept." I said, "No, people who withdraw from the Communist Party will all be kept." The police chief was silent and walked out. As he walked out the door, he said, "Look, he is all for others' benefit."
I thought that my purpose is to validate Dafa and save people, I should not be stuck in a police station When the chief left, only one officer remained in the station. I quickly left when he went out. On my way home, I happened to run into one of my brothers. He said, "The chief of the police station called our house and told us to hide those things [truth-clarification materials], because a police car was coming." In the evening, the station chief called and said that they did not find anything. I then went home. The next day I learned that fellow practitioners were sending righteous thoughts for me, clarifying the truth to responsible people, and so on. This is the power of the whole body and Master's compassionate protection.
This incident allowed me to further understand the meaning of Master's words:
"Mercy can melt heaven and earth into spring
Righteous thought can save people of the world"
("Fa Rectifies the Cosmos" in Hong Yin Vol. II)
(1) Amulets - In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.