Overcoming Preconceived Notions and Rescuing People from the Evil Party
(Clearwisdom.net) One of my middle-school teachers came from a capitalist family. When he was young, because of his being from a capitalist family and the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) [the CCP persecuted those from capitalist families], he was depressed as he was not trusted and could not use his talents. Later, he was given some responsibility and was promoted to the position of director of the city educational commission, a government official at the prefecture level. I had lost contact with him for many years.
One evening, I went to a school campus to distribute information materials about Falun Gong, and happened to see this teacher and his wife (both of them were my middle-school teachers). I struggled a lot in my mind about whether I should clarify the facts to them. From the perspective of the Fa, of course I should. However, due to my personal sentimentality, I really did not want to do that, because my impression of these teachers was not very good and I still held prejudice toward them. In addition, they once were high-level leaders in the CCP, and they may have done a lot of bad things, and I wondered whether they were still capable of being saved. I struggled with this issue and did not know what to do.
The second evening, when I went to the campus again, I chose to dodge them and avoided the path that my teachers usually take. However, I felt very bad in my heart as I knew that my human sentimentality and attachments were taking control, which was not in accordance with the requirements of Dafa and Master. As a result, when I went to the campus the next time, I still walked along the street that my teachers often take, although I was reluctant to do so. But I had not made up my mind to explain the truth to them. I simply thought that I may not see them again.
It was still daylight when I sat on a stone stool, facing the front of the campus, to remove the sand in my shoes. I clearly saw these two teachers passing by me, but I neither had the courage to call out to them, nor to walk quickly to catch up with them. Instead, I chose to leave. Therefore, I again used my human mentality to treat this test. I failed to live up to Master's expectations.
That evening, when I sat before my computer, preparing information materials, I suddenly felt very dizzy and I started to fall over. I quickly held on to the desk, but was not able to hold on. I knew in my mind that this was due to those human notions and attachments of mine that have come to "settle the debts" and that this "test" had become increasingly difficult. I then hurriedly recited the Fa-rectification formula, "Fa Zheng Qian Kun, Xie E Quan Mie." However, it did not work noticeably. I then asked Master in my mind, "Master, please help me!" Only after I had repeated it two or three times, did the symptoms disappear and they did not reappear.
I opened Master's lecture of "Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Singapore." When I read,
"You must cultivate your mind--work hard on your own mind--and find your own weaknesses and shortcomings and then eradicate them."
I realized that all the tribulations, hardships, and conflicts that I had encountered during my cultivation were caused by my own attachments, and all of them happened for a reason. If I could not pass these tribulations the first and second time, they would return again. Then I read,
"If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation." ("Cautionary Advice" in Essentials for Further Advancement)
After I finally understood the Fa principles, I realized that my frequent encounter of these teachers, whom I had not seen for many years, was not only due to their predestined relationship with Dafa, but also because of Master's arrangements for my personal cultivation and enlightenment. So I made a mental preparation to clarify the facts about the persecution and Dafa to them. I decided that I would definitely clarify the facts to them next time I saw them. (Regrettably, I still hesitated a little before I started to talk to them.)
Although my teachers listened, they did not believe what I told them. The wife, who was not a CCP government official, believed what I said relatively more, while the husband, who was a high-ranking official, was unwilling to believe me. Still, I took this opportunity and told them about the words that appeared on the "miracle stone," the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and that forty-three million people have already withdrawn from the CCP and its related organizations. I also told them that all Dafa practitioners and their family members were safe during the Sichuan Earthquake, that "Falun Dafa is good" and by withdrawing from the CCP and its related organizations one will be safe, as well as other information.
The next day, I specially prepared some materials and bought some fruit and went to their home to see them, as I wanted to further persuade them to withdraw from the CCP. However, they were still unwilling to do so. I said, "Teachers, in your eyes, I may not be the best student. But I am confident that I am one of the best students of yours! You can think that you have so many students, but which of them is like me, who loves their teachers so much and provides them with precious information in order to repay their teachers? I can understand that you are not able to understand what I have said right away. But there are two things that you should remember: The first is that you must withdraw from the CCP. You only need to say to the heavens that you want to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations, and your lives will be safe and you will have a good future. It also works even if you use pen names to declare this intent. You can write this down on a bill and spend it. The second is, when disasters strike, you must remember to say "Falun Dafa is good! Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" and then the Buddhas and gods will protect you." My teachers finally believed my heartfelt words, and with a smile, they nodded with their heads in agreement.
September 5, 2008