Fulfilling Prehistoric Vows, Saving Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I would like to share my cultivation experiences of the past ten years.
1. Obtaining the Fa
I obtained the Fa in 1998. Soon after, Master started purifying my body. I was 56 years old and I had many diseases that all disappeared after I started practicing Falun Gong. One day after lunch, I was getting ready to take a nap.(We own a business, and my wife works the day shift and I work the night shift). Just then, a fellow practitioner brought Master's photo to me. After we shared briefly, he left. I hung up Master's photo on the wall and went to bed. Within two minutes, I suddenly felt bursts of warm energy come down from the top of my head. I knew it was Master's Law Body performing guanding on me [the pouring of energy into the top of one's head]. When I opened my eyes, I was even more shocked: I saw the entire house was glowing. Many golden Faluns were flying around the room. Some were the size of plates, and some were as small as buttons. Some were flying around, but most of them fell like rain on me. I was enjoying the scene. Since I was lying facing up, I did not pay attention to the other side of the bed. I felt as if I were a child watching the Faluns flying over me. When I happened to glance at the other side of the bed, I saw Master standing there, smiling at me. I do not know how, but I managed to sit up and put my hands together in front of my chest and said, "Thank you, Master!" My eyes were full of tears. Master smiled and walked slowly towards the bedroom door. I wanted to follow Master and see Master off, but I knew it was impossible because that was Master's Law Body. When I finally calmed down and looked at the room again, the Faluns had disappeared.
The next morning, after we were done practicing at the group exercise site, I shared my experience with fellow practitioners. They all applauded for me and said, "You are so lucky to see Master giving you guanding and Faluns. You must have a very special predestined relationship." It indeed means a lot to become a Falun Gong practitioner during the Fa-rectification period.
After the persecution started, I was sent to a forced labor camp and I gave up cultivation for a while. When I finally awakened, I stayed at home to read Zhuan Falun and the new lectures for a month. Every week, I went to ask for new materials. After I finished reading them, I distributed them to others or to fellow practitioners.
2. Master Is Always Protecting His Disciples
The demand for materials has increased, and every day there are many practitioners who come to get materials. My materials site became a supply center, and many people came to get materials from me. Coupled with my own attachment of complacency, the evil took advantage of this loophole. Hence, the site was not safe anymore. One day when I was on the Internet, six policemen broke into my house. Some were from the city 610 Office or the Public Security Division, and some were from the district 610 Office. They ransacked my house and took away my computer, printer, copier, Zhuan Falun, new lectures, photocopy paper, materials, and eight MP3 players. They arrested and interrogated me. They shouted at me, "It turns out that all the materials came from you. Your house has become a printing plant." They interrogated me from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following morning. I refused to cooperate with them. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind them and asked Master to strengthen me. At 9:00 a.m., they ran out of tactics and decided to send me to a forced labor camp for nine months. I was temporarily sent to the detention center.
When I arrived at the detention center, the political head asked them, "Who is he?" The team leader of the security division said, "Falun Gong." The political head looked at me for half a minute and suddenly asked me, "Do you have any diseases?" I thought this must be Master's hint. I answered without hesitation, "Yes, I have all kinds of old age diseases, including high blood pressure and heart disease." He said, "No, we have to have doctors check him." I asked Master for help and also sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil forces and dark minions. After the physical, they took me to a hospital for further examination. After they got the results, the instructor said, "Okay, you can go home now."
Just like that, I was released safely due to Master's protection. After I returned home, I called my fellow practitioners. They came to my house, all surprised, "You came back so fast. We just found out you were arrested this morning and we were just discussing how to rescue you!" I said, "The reason I came back so fast is because of Master's protection." I told them what happened and shared the lessons I learned. Three days later, we bought a new computer and a printer. A brand new materials site was established.
3. The Awakening of Sentient Beings
Close to where I live, there are three brothers. The second oldest in the family is a barber. The third works at a veterans' affairs office. The fourth has a tricycle transportation business. After I clarified the truth to them, they all quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and also did many good deeds for Dafa.
The second oldest often asks for truth-clarification materials from me. After he reads them, he puts them in the newspaper stand in his barbershop. As soon as I have new materials, I always remember to give him some copies. Many people go to his barbershop: policemen, office clerks, teachers, students, regular city residents, farmers. They often read materials from the newspaper stand. Once, a policeman asked him, "Where did you get these materials?" He said, "I am not sure." The policeman said, "Why didn't you hand it in?" He said, "Why would I? Plus, I think the content is pretty reasonable. If you want to read it, please feel free. Otherwise, just leave it there. It is actually pretty popular." Some people even asked to take the materials home to read them some more. He is always more than happy to lend them to customers. I often give him several copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and he puts one copy in the stand at a time. Sometimes, people ask to borrow it and other times people take it away without asking. He has often said to me, "Falun Gong is so great! Your merit and virtue is boundless and enormous." I told him, "You are doing things that will give you boundless virtue, too."
One day I asked the third oldest, "Do you have a computer at home?" He said, "Yes, but we do not have Internet service because we do not want our child to get addicted to computer games on the Internet." I asked him, "Do you want to visit the overseas websites that have truthful information?" He replied, "I don't think I have access to those websites." I said, "If you want, I can help you." He immediately subscribed to the Internet service ,and I gave him the software to break through the Internet blockade. Several days later, he met me at his brother's barbershop and said, "I do not know how to thank you. It was as if you gave me a passport to go overseas. I have several dozen veteran friends and coworkers, especially those from the police department. They asked me secretly where I got this. They also want to have the software." Just like that, they were all able to visit those overseas websites. This brother also owns a personal transportation business. He goes to different places all over the country. He asked for many copies of the Nine Commentaries and Disintegrating Communist Party Culture. He gave them to his friends. Some friends passed them on to other friends in other areas. I told him, "This way, there will be more and more people who understand the truth." He said, "Yes, some of them do not like the Communist Party. Now they know even more how bad it is." I said to him, "Now that they understand the truth, why don't you ask them to quit the evil CCP like you did." He replied, "I forgot all about that." I said, "How about this--I can go with you to meet with your friends." He said, "You don't have to go, because they do not all live very close to each other. I can do this." After two weeks, he got me a list of 28 people who had decided to quit the CCP and its associated organizations.
The fourth brother often said to me, "I can help you distribute the materials. I can read them while I distribut them. Even if the police arrest me, they cannot do anything to me. If they ask me where I got them, I can just tell them somebody put them in my tricycle--you can take it if you want." I indeed gave him many materials. Once, he asked for eight copies of the Nine Commentaries. He said he told his customers that this brochure could only be supplied based on pre-orders. He told his customers to treasure it because the CCP hates it.
Like these three brothers, there are many others who understand the truth and are willing to help practitioners. Once I was arrested by the security brigade, which made the neighbors very worried because my children all work in other cities and I only live with my granddaughter, who is sent to a daycare center. My neighbors went to pick up my granddaughter from the daycare center and went to the police department to demand my release. They said, "If you do not let him go, we will leave this little girl in your office." The next day, I was released.
Master says, "Those who do well will change the environments around them, and those who do poorly will make the environments around them change according to their states of mind." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")
There is a practitioner who owns a business planting and selling vegetables in the suburban area. She clarifies the truth everywhere. Almost everybody knows her, even the children. She was arrested and beaten in the police station for clarifying the truth. She was scolded by people who did not understand the truth, but she never stopped. Now the police no longer arrest her. People understand the truth. Some people said to me, "That Falun Gong lady who sells vegetables is good at clarifying the truth." People call her "Falun Gong." Her vegetable business has been running smoothly. People like to buy her vegetables because she is always honest and reasonable. The business gives her great opportunities to help people understand the truth. Usually she can convince over 10 people to quit the CCP every day.
There is another lady over 70 years old. She has been very diligent in cultivation since she obtained the Fa. Practitioners all like to visit her and share thoughts and experiences with her. Almost every day practitioners visit her house. At the end of 2007 on a snowy day, a large material site was undermined. Several hundred copies of Zhuan Falun that needed to have some words corrected were transported to our city. They had to be corrected within a very short period of time. She was very busy organizing practitioners, distributing work, and managing the materials. She walked in the snow and the wind every day. In order to help practitioners, save sentient beings, and help people awaken faster, she was running around outside despite the cold winter weather.
This is just my personal cultivation experience. Please point out anything inappropriate.