Seize This Time After the Earthquake to Save More People
(Clearwisdom.net) I learned Falun Gong pretty late, so I was afraid that I could not write a good article. However, I could not stop thinking about the hopeless faces I saw the day of the earthquake. I wrote this article in tears, with the faces of the children who left us forever before me. I hope that the practitioners in Sichuan Province will redouble their efforts to clarify the truth and persuade more people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate organizations, do the three things well and save more sentient beings.
On May 12, 2008, a powerful earthquake struck Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province. The city I live in also felt the shocks. It was not that serious here, but still quite a lot of houses collapsed, killing or injuring the people inside. I had gone to a fellow practitioner's home in the city to deliver books, and I planned to buy a CD burner that day. The earthquake started not long after my arrival at the practitioner's home. We rushed outside to find the street packed with panic-stricken people. I saw tall buildings swaying, and I felt the earth shake beneath my feet. I saw the hopelessness in the eyes of the people around me. I told my fellow practitioner to send righteous thoughts to eliminate the factors in other dimensions that were hindering the salvation of these people here.
Bidding farewell to this practitioner, I walked along the chaotic streets. The phones and electricity were out. All the shops were closed, and everywhere I went people were trying to make phone calls, looking for relatives and friends. None of them could get through. I wanted to call my family members, who lived less than 100 kilometers away. When I approached the public phone booth, people told me that the phone line was not working. I sent righteous thoughts while I walked. I dialed my family's land-line number, and they answered quickly. They told me that my son had returned safely from school, and the other family members were all safe. I dialed my mother's cell phone and learned that she was also safe. I told all of them not to forget to say, "Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is good!" Many people around me got very excited. They shouted that the phone line was working at last. They began calling their families, but no one could get through.
My eyes were brimming with tears and no words could express my gratitude. I knew it was merciful Teacher helping and my righteous thoughts were very strong, knowing that Teacher was beside me. I finally found a shop that was open, where I bought the last CD burner they had. The shop closed right after I bought it. I knew that Teacher had arranged for them to wait for me.
On my way home, I "clarified the truth" to the person beside me. I talked to her about the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation, about the rock formation that split open to reveal hidden characters that read, "Chinese Communist Party Perishes" in Guizhou Province, and some prophesies. She listened attentively and quickly she used her real name to withdraw from the Youth League and the Young Pioneers.
Returning home, I met a lady coming to see my younger sister. A few days ago, my sister had clarified the truth to her. She tried to persuade her to withdraw from the CCP and its subordinate organizations. However, she did not want to at the time. This time, she asked my sister if she could still do it. My sister said yes and told her to silently repeat "Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!"
We must redouble our efforts to do the three things well during this limited time. Let us seize the time to save more sentient beings. Please kindly help me understand any shortcomings I may have.