Cultivating Diligently and Walking My Path Well
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 55 years old. In November 2006, I was fortunate to become a Falun Dafa practitioner. At first, I practiced at home. I was afraid to admit it in public. I only wanted to gain from Dafa. Out of the three things, I only studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts. Then I read Teacher's answer to a new practitioner in "Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference," Teacher said:
"So in cultivation you must try hard to do the three things that Dafa disciples should do well, and at the same time save sentient beings and fulfill the roles that Dafa disciples should. In order to do these things well, you must study the Fa well. Make great efforts at studying the Fa, and you will be able to keep up with the progress of Fa-rectification, and you will in an impressive manner become a Dafa disciple who befits that name and is of the Fa-rectification period."
That's when I realized that a new practitioner also needs to cultivate him or herself well and at the same time help Fa-rectification. With a clearer understanding, Teacher's protection, and veteran practitioners' help, I was able to start walking my own path during the Fa-rectification period.
Immersing myself in the Fa, letting go of attachments to fame and self Interest
One time while I was posting truth clarification material in public with another practitioner, we didn't know that someone had reported us to the police. I saw an elderly man sitting under a tree on the sidewalk and signaled the other practitioner to go ahead and explain the truth about Falun Gong to him. I continued to post the materials. A few minutes later, I noticed that the practitioner was surrounded by police. I thought about calling a taxi and leaving the scene, but I realized that I should not just think of myself, I should send forth righteous thought nearby. We were one body. I went into a small residential area and put all the materials in a safe place and then continuously sent forth righteous thoughts. After I came out the residential area, I did not see the police car or the practitioner. I didn't know what had happened and was at a loss. Finally I got a call from the practitioner, telling me that she was okay. I was relieved. I enlightened later that Teacher had saved me. Because this fellow practitioner is a veteran and had been persecuted before, Teacher arranged for her to stop the police at the corner of the street so that I could get away. I would be lying if I said I was not afraid at the time, but my fear was quickly replaced with righteous thoughts. Righteous thoughts and actions kept us safe.
I am a manager at my place of work, and in the past, every month I have been given several hundred yuan that was not rightfully mine. As my xinxing improved, I gave up that money. Several times I even gave the 500 yuan to a material production site. As minor as these things are, I would not able to do them if I had not started practicing Falun Dafa.
Proactively saving sentient beings
As my xinxing improved, I got more comfortable explaining the truth about Falun Dafa to others. Eventually, it became second nature to me. One time, I was telling a friend about Falun Dafa in my office. The result was very good. It occurred to me then that I was working for a government agency and we interacted with many people, so I gave up my comfortable office job and started working on the front lines. Before I go to work every morning, I send forth righteous thoughts eliminating any interference in my dimension. With righteous thoughts and actions, compassion replaced fear. I know that everyone I meet is someone Teacher arranged for me to clarify the truth to. I must try to save each one. First of all, I provide them with the best service. For everyone that comes to my door, I walk the person out after our business is over. I then tell the person the truth about Dafa. I can advise 40 to 50 people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations every day, and sometimes as many as 70 to 90 people a day. Some have listened to me with tears in their eyes. Some told me that I was the best person they had ever met. I always tell people that I practice Tuthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that everyone who practices this Dafa is a good person. Many people asked for my phone number wanting to be friends. Some hugged me and cried after they understood the truth. Some held my hands and wouldn't let go. Their sincerity makes refreshes me after working all day. It also makes me realize the power of the Fa and the compassion of Teacher.
It is the same in any other environment. When I am at the supermarket or shopping on the street, I am meeting people that have predestined relationships with me. It is very convenient to clarify the truth to people when you pay attention. Part of the reason is that practitioners had been sending forth righteous thoughts and the evil is weaker and weaker. We all helped to create this environment--we are one body.
Let go of the attachment to time and only save sentient beings
When the Olympic Opening Ceremony took place on August 8, many practitioners had an attachment to time. Isn't this a loophole we left for the old force to take advantage of? Dafa disciples are the main characters in this play. We cannot always summarize lessons learned afterwards. It is clear that the time left is due to Teacher's compassion; it is for us to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. It is also an opportunity for Dafa disciples' to establish their mighty virtue.
I was really busy in August due to the nature of my work. I didn't really pay attention to the Olympics. I don't read the newspaper or watch TV, because I don't want to waste precious time. The busier I get at work, the more people I meet and clarify the truth to. The best day was August 8--176 people withdrew from CCP and its affiliated organizations at work. This happens to be the same day of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
From this, I understood something else that Teacher said in Zhuan Falun, "We have said that Dafa is boundless, and it is completely up to your heart to practice cultivation." As long as you want to, Teacher will arrange the best for you. Every day I wait in my office for sentient beings to come in and hear the truth.
Writing down my experience is not to prove that I have done well. I just want to use this platform to tell fellow practitioners, especially those who haven't stepped forward, to take this last opportunity, let go of human attachments, and get involved. This opportunity will not come again in ten thousand years. We can only believe in the Fa, believe in Teacher, eliminate all interference, and walk the last leg of our journey well and diligently. Please point out anything incorrect due to my limited understanding.