My Understanding of the Article "The Use of The Olympics to Persecute Dafa Is an External Factor; Remain Unaffected and Dissolve It with Righteous Thoughts"
(Clearwisdom.net) I read the article "The Use of the Olympics to Persecute Dafa Is an External Factor; Remain Unaffected and Dissolve It with Righteous Thoughts" and reassuringly found its content to have several points in common with my own thinking. Teacher guides us Falun Dafa practitioners with righteous thoughts and actions, and protects us along each and every step on the path of cultivation.
I obtained Dafa 13 years ago. When the persecution began in 1999, I became a "key player" inside and outside of my place of employment. There was enormous pressure at the beginning, yet I was not intimidated and firmly believed in Teacher and Dafa. I went to Beijing in February of 2000 to appeal for Dafa; I was illegally detained for over a month. Upon returning home, my employer improperly handled my case, and the authorities suspended me and withheld my salary (which was 2400 yuan per month) and only gave me 300 yuan per month for living expenses.
Later my employer asked me to return to work but only with several unreasonable conditions and stated that if I refused them, I would be fired. My husband (who is also my fellow practitioner) did not cooperative with them. I phoned up one of the bosses and said that I would come back to work, but I absolutely would not write a so-called Guarantee statement. When I measured the situation with the Fa, my compassion came out, and I believed that I did not do well: the bosses in my workplace are also sentient beings that I should save. When I talked to the bosses in my factory I told them, "I came back to work not for fame or gain, rather, I sincerely wanted you know that Falun Dafa is good." The bosses replied: "We will remember this. Come back to work now." I went back to work in an upright and dignified way. They returned the portion of my salary that had been withheld for months. This is the result of righteous thoughts and righteous actions.
My experiences over the years made me understand that Teacher has been protecting me all along, Dafa guides my every step and lets me use the Fa to measure everything between family members, fellow practitioners, and coordinators, and quietly do things well as a Dafa practitioner. Teacher guided us with:
"Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy--this is establishing the mighty virtue of an Enlightened Being." ("Rationality").
That fellow practitioner mentioned in his experience sharing: "Every time we pass through a difficult time or face a difficult situation, it is a direct reflection of our character at that moment." Without Teacher's Fa rectification, without Teacher's protection, how could we today be Dafa practitioners?
The evil attempts to use the Olympics as an excuse to persecute Dafa practitioners, but let us utilize our collective abilities and completely eliminate evil with our righteous thoughts. This is also a great opportunity to elevate as a group. Let us do the Three Things well, facilitate Teacher's Fa-rectification, and save sentient beings. Just as the fellow practitioner wrote: " Do not let any external situations affect us. Let's form an impregnable one-body. Let's use righteous thoughts to eliminate evil interference and actions."
The above is a personal understanding. Please kindly point out shortcomings.