Creating Materials in My Home That Help People Learn the Facts About Falun Dafa
I'm in my fifties. I don't understand English and know nothing about computers. However, during this special historical period, I mastered certain computer skills such as using a computer for composition, copying, scanning, and burning CDs. I can not only make all kinds of Dafa materials, but also make Dafa books, truth-clarification booklets, photo collections, and CDs at will. Thus, old age and a lack of technical knowledge are all human concepts, and cannot limit our Dafa practitioners.
I still remember that at the beginning of 2000, because our local fellow practitioners had been arrested or had moved out of their houses, it was very difficult to receive and distribute Dafa materials. Later on, we eventually found some fellow practitioners who were very capable technically. We immediately purchased computers and a color printer. However, one practitioner had to return to his home. Another practitioner was arrested by the authorities. What could we do? In this way, we learned what to do while we were doing the Dafa work. I used my spare time to distribute the materials on my own. No matter whether the weather was freezing or boiling hot or if there was pouring rain, it was a good opportunity to eliminate personal attachments and upgrade xinxing. Sometimes, if I had made too many truth clarification materials, I asked other practitioners to distribute them. The busier I was, the better I felt, and the lighter my body became. Especially if I studied the Fa [the law of the universe] and looked at Clearwisdom.net more often, then I felt better when breaking through my obstacles.
During the end 2000, those following the Jiang regime were running rampant. The day before Christmas, I broke through an obstacle and finally went to Beijing to validate Dafa for the fourth time. On the top of the Jinshui Bridge, I held a banner that said Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and shouted loudly these words from the bottom of my heart. The tourists around all looked at me, however, the groups of policemen and the hired local ruffians all lowered their heads and nobody came to arrest me; even the armed guards on duty at the Jinshui Bridge disappeared. At that time, my eyes were filled with tears. I felt that Teacher was right beside me. There was only one thought in my mind, "Buy a copy machine and do better in validating Dafa." I went back that same night by train and went to work as usual. Everything went smoothly again.
In addition to studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts and doing an increasing amount of work for Dafa, I asked to work the night shift in my work unit, which most people try to avoid. By doing so, I could not only squeeze out more time to do more things for Dafa, but also could guarantee time for Fa-study and sending forth righteous thoughts. Once, the site for making CDs was destroyed. I then bought a CD burner and scanner that were compatible with my computer, typewriter, and copier. It helped to increase efficiency. I did all this entirely with my own money. It is our good fortune that we have an opportunity to use our savings to validate the Fa.
Of' course, during the past three years, there have been many tribulations. We had our materials site ransacked, the vicious police were searching for practitioners on their list, after a Fa-conference the police searched for practitioners according to surveillance photos they had, the party committee at my work unit tried to force me to give up cultivation, I was forced to stop working, people from the political and legislation committee and the police harassed me, and I was forced to leave home and go from one place to another to avoid further persecution and illegal arrest. I enlightened that if a practitioner can truly put down life and death, it does not mean he/she will really die. During the tribulation, I was determined to sacrifice my job but as a result, I was not only able to keep my job, but also lost nothing. At several key moments, I firmly believed in the power of the Buddha Fa and the "sending forth righteous thoughts" taught by Teacher. Thus, I was able to escape danger and come out safely. After several rounds, those who tried to persecute me all felt nervous. I used various methods to spread Falun Dafa and kept righteous thoughts and righteous actions all the time. This changed those people greatly. Previously they only hid their admiration in their hearts, but now they even publicly admitted it and said it was "common knowledge" among their entire circle of leadership. Teacher said, "Just by staying unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations." (Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference)
Experiences Gained in the Operation of our Material Site
- Don't be afraid of trouble. Make relevant material for various needs.
Our practitioners are facing all kinds of people, including high-ranking officials, college students, high school and elementary school students, co-workers, friends and relatives, etc. We need to make materials such as booklets and CDs that are easy to understand, focused and of high quality in a timely fashion. Ordinary people not only like to read them but also become shocked upon reading the truth contained in the materials. They quickly spread them to their family, friends and relatives, thus helping us to broadcast the message. Even those people who were assigned by the police to watch us have changed completely. They have not only started to read the book, Zhuan Falun and study the Fa, but have also helped us in spreading the materials.
- Create conditions to allow every Dafa particle to fully emit radiance.
Because the materials are made in a timely manner and with rich content, it is easy to utilize the capability of the surrounding fellow practitioners. For example, one fellow practitioner gets up at 4:00 every morning to study the Fa and do the exercises, then goes to work. He handed out over 1,000 CDs and booklets in the half month since the Chinese New Year. No matter how many I give him, he can hand them all out with compassion. Some practitioners who are intellectuals frequently ask for materials to hand out. Even their husbands and children try to help. We also try to help those practitioners who have "fear" mixed in with their compassion; we let one practitioner do some work such as assembling and sorting. She put all her effort into it and finished the work overnight. Now she has also started to step forward and help with the effort more.
- A Great Way is shapeless, leaving no trace of its movements; this keeps the vicious police from knowing where we are
There are always police vehicles at those important places such as railway stations and bus stations and guards are everywhere, cruising around. There are also many plainclothes policemen around. However, we carry hundreds of CDs and other materials daily, going through those places with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, keeping the police from knowing where we are. Every time when we finish handing out materials, the police become busy. During the process of saving people, we have truly realized the power of "A Great Way is Shapeless." In the morning of the Chinese New Year's Eve, many people, including our co-workers, received the most precious gifts from us: a set of CDs and a booklet. The police departments and substations were also the key receivers of our gifts. We are trying to save them compassionately with our hearts and wisdom cultivated from Dafa.
Please let us remember Teacher's words,
"In history's past, you brought to humankind the splendor it should have; in history's present, Dafa has bestowed upon you the mission of saving all sentient beings; in history's future, everything of yours that is pure and righteous will be what ensures that the colossal firmament has formation and stasis, but not destruction. " ("Congratulatory Statement to The New York Fa Conference")
Finally, I make a wish that every one of our Dafa particles will emit pure radiance.