The Power of Dafa and The Benevolence of Master
(Clearwisdom.net) I have practiced Falun Dafa for almost 4 years. I always wanted to write down my experience of Fa-rectification, but didn't do it because of my limited education. I have so many cultivation experiences that I can't write them all down.
During the persecution against Falun Gong by the old evil force after July 20, 1999, I was illegally detained six times by Jiang Zemin's rascal group. Then, I was forced to leave home [to avoid being arrested again]. During this period, I followed Master's Fa-Rectification process with firm faith in Falun Dafa, and did my best to fulfill my oath.
I was released for the sixth time when Ding Gangzi, a Dafa practitioner in Zanhuang County of Hebei Province, died from the persecution. We were in the same group of practitioners that were cruelly persecuted by Jiang Zemin's evil force. After his death, the evil police of Zanhuang County were so frightened that they released most practitioners in the detention center.
As soon as I went back home, I called fellow practitioners together to my home to study Master's new articles and reinforce righteous thoughts to eliminate evil. We shared experiences with each other, and encouraged those practitioners who never came out to validate Dafa to step forward. I shared my experiences with fellow practitioners, helping them enlighten to the Fa and find their own shortcomings. After a period of time, I saw fellow practitioners improve rapidly and join in the process of Fa-Rectification to save deceived [by evil propaganda] people. All sentient beings are waiting to be saved. Practitioners in prisons are being inhumanly tortured; we cannot just sit there watching and doing nothing. The Dafa practitioners are responsible for Dafa, for all sentient beings, and for themselves. The number of practitioners persecuted to death by the evil force is increasing. We can't allow the evil to continue. All the practitioners and Dafa are a whole.
After sharing experiences, all fellow practitioners understood the Fa-rectification and stepped forward to clarify the truth, expose the evil, and save all beings. Master said "Doing something for Dafa is the same as doing something for himself." ("Serious Teachings- Recorded from a Recent Talk by Master," from the Clearwisdom editors) Clarifying the truth is a responsibility and something every practitioner must do. Within two months, Dafa banners and truth-clarifying fliers were posted all over the villages, streets, and alleys of Zanhuang County. The mighty power of Dafa awakened all lives. People said, "What a touching Falun Gong spirit! Falun Gong will win!"
After my release, some deceived people kept reporting that Falun Dafa practitioners posted flyers again. The evil would never give up. They sent secret agents to our village to watch and trace the practitioners, and monitor their phone calls.
One day in July 2001, the followers of Jiang Zemin's group reached out their talons to us again. Female practitioners Zhou Fengmei, Shen Duo and another male practitioner from Chengguan town were arrested for distributing truth-clarifying fliers. They are now illegally detained in Zanhuang County Detention Center. Not long ago, another male practitioner from Zanhuang was detained in the detention center for going to Beijing to legally appeal for Falun Gong. At that time he had practiced Falun Gong for only three months. He went on hunger strike for four days there and was forced-fed in the hospital. The Police Department of Zanhuang County received instructions from Jiang Zemin's regime and were going to arrest practitioners again and force them to attend the brainwashing class. When we heard that they were holding an urgent meeting on this, we agreed with practitioners from Chengguan town and other villages to send forth righteous thoughts at a fixed time - 1:55 p.m. every day. We recited Master's verse, "The Fa rectifies the Cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated" and sent forth righteous thoughts at the same time to smash the plot of their brainwashing class, eliminate all evils behind Zanhuang County, send supernormal capabilities into the detention center to eliminate evils there and help practitioners come out. As expected, an insider from the Police Department told us "The meeting of the Police Department ended in dispute. Some kind-hearted persons said they don't want to arrest Dafa practitioners any more." He also told a practitioner, "We don't want to arrest you, but we have no choice because of the pressure from our superiors. We have to cooperate with their instructions. If you can run away, please do, so we can simply report to our superiors that we can't find you." I believe the mighty power of Dafa made kind-hearted people begin to sympathize and support Falun Gong.
On July 8, 2001, I went to another village to send Dafa materials to a practitioner there. Under the instruction from the county, the town police station sent me a notice asking me to participate in the brainwashing class held in the county. When I learned this from my husband after I came back, I realized that I had to leave home since I couldn't wait passively for the evil to come and take me away. Master said, "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces."("Dafa is Indestructible") I must go out to expose the evil, and to save the people who were deceived by Jiang Zemin's dark force. I told my husband my thoughts, and also told him how the female practitioners in the Wanjia Labor Camp were cruelly humiliated and killed. My husband was filled with indignation. He said, "You practitioners are all kind people. You just go and leave our family to me!" I was touched by his words -- once again, the mighty power of Dafa saved my husband and my two children. They all supported Dafa and me.
The next morning, the opportunity came. Dongmei (pseudonym), a fellow practitioner in my village came to discuss with me about stepping forward together. She was released from the detention center at the same time that as I was released not long ago, and she also received the notice from the county. I was very glad that we enlightened to the same idea. It was Master who arranged this precious opportunity for us. So we packed our stuff to leave, not cooperating with the evil force's arrangement. On July 11, 2001, we left home resolutely.
As expected, the police from the county and the town police station came to my home to arrest me on the day when we left. I enlightened that it was our compassionate Master who protected me. The evil policemen went to my home twice, and missed me both times. We went to a fellow practitioner's home that was more than 10 Li (about 4 miles] away. We shared experiences with the practitioners in that village, saved many people by clarifying the truth of Dafa and posted Dafa posters.
One day, my husband came. He told me, "After you left, the town officials threatened that if I did not find you in three days, they would expel me from the Party." I asked him, "How did you deal with them?" My husband said, " I am not afraid. I said to them, 'you have been arresting Falun Gong practitioners time after time, persecuting good people. You could not tell kindness from evil, good from bad. I don't care how you treat me. I don't care if you take my Party membership away, what is the use of it!'" Seeing that my husband was so steadfast, the town officials stopped their harassment and left. Hearing this, I said, "You did a great job! We should not cooperate with them and never let their plot go through. What can they do to you? At the worst, they expel you from the Party." I realized it was the power of Dafa that made him support Dafa so steadfast.
Later on, other fellow practitioners and I posted Dafa materials on the wire poles, walls, streets and roads in every village we went. We let every home there read the Dafa flyers. The great power of Dafa reverberated wherever we went. We clarified the truth from Zanhuang County in Hebei Province to A County, then to B County. After that, we returned to the boarder of Zanhuang County and B County. We stayed at a practitioner's home and distributed Dafa truth-clarifying materials together.
One day, we came to a village in B County. We heard there were some people there who practiced Falun Gong but quit after July 20, 1999. We found a female ex-practitioner. She invited us to stay overnight at her home. We took this opportunity to tell her and her husband the current situation of Dafa, the crimes Jiang's regime committed persecuting Dafa practitioners, the changes in our bodies and minds we experienced after practicing Dafa, supernormal experiences of other fellow practitioners, and the danger that human beings are facing. The couple was touched and astonished. Her husband had not practiced Falun Gong before, and he was very surprised and said, "You are amazing! You are really great! I never knew Falun Gong is so good." The great power of Dafa saved two lives again. We left some truth-clarifying materials with them, told them the formula of sending forth righteous thoughts, and helped those practitioners come back to Dafa again.
One day, in a different village, when we were clarifying the truth to people, a man in his thirties came to us from a cave dwelling. We gave a copy of the truth-clarifying materials to him. After reading it, he said, "You Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. Jiang Zemin is really scared of you, that's why he is determined to persecute you." Later he asked, "Do you have the books? Can I read them? I heard that Falun Gong is very good." We took his name and address so we could bring him some books when we have the chance. This way, wherever we went, people were saved. Because "people in the future will obtain the Fa, a few billion people are waiting to obtain the Fa once this evil force is eliminated completely when the Fa is rectifying the human world." [Teacher's article "Suggestion," un-official translation]
During the period since I left home, I have enlightened to deeper and higher Dafa principles, and I have gotten rid of many attachments and fears. As a result, many lives were saved, and the evil force was strongly shocked. Disclosing the evil is what we must and should do. During this period, I found out a lot of my shortcomings also.
I hope that all the fellow practitioners who are still at home could step out from humanness. As practitioners in the Fa-rectifying period, we are responsible for Dafa, for all beings and for ourselves. The time is limited. In "Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples," Master said, "Cultivation and Fa-rectification are serious. Whether you are able to treasure this period of time is, in fact, a matter of whether you can be responsible to yourselves. This period of time will not last long, but it can forge the mighty virtue of magnificent Enlightened Beings, Buddhas, Daos, and Gods of different levels, and even Lords of different levels. It can also destroy overnight a cultivator who has reached a really high level but who has become less strict with himself. Disciples, be diligent! Everything that's the most magnificent and the most wonderful is developed in the process of your validating Dafa. Your vows will become testaments of your future."