After Practitioners Helped Me Come Out of Delusion, I Helped Other Practitioners to Step Forward
(Clearwisdom.net) I live in Henan Province and I started to practice Falun Gong in March 1999. In October 1999 and then again in June 2001, I was forcibly sent to a brainwashing center. In August 2003, because I used my own printing factory to print Dafa truth clarification materials, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials confiscated my printing facility and thus ruined the factory. I was imprisoned once again in a detention center for 98 days.
After getting out of the brainwashing center, I felt lost for quite a long time. I had nowhere to find Teacher's articles, and I dared not communicate with other Dafa practitioners. Whenever I thought of the so-called guarantee statement that I wrote for the CCP under intense pressure to give up my belief, I felt ashamed and unworthy of Teacher's forgiveness. I felt hopeless every day, and I could do nothing about it.
Fortunately Teacher did not discard me, and fellow practitioners did not forget me either. Through their help, I was able to read Teacher's new articles. In "My Version of a 'Stick Wake-up'", Teacher said,
"In Fa-rectification all of the cosmos's final, remaining things will be born anew as they are disintegrated and re-created, and the moment when the Fa rectifies the human world draws ever nearer."
I was deeply touched by these words. How splendid it will be when the Fa rectifies the human world! As a person who has a predestined relationship with Dafa and a practitioner, how could I miss this unprecedented opportunity? No, I cannot miss it! But, once I thought about the so-called "guarantee" that I wrote, doubts arose in my mind again. Will Teacher still accept me as a student? Can I start all over again in this situation? After thinking it over for a long time, I made a decision that I must keep up with the Fa-rectification and I must return to cultivation practice.
In September 2005, we formed a small truth-clarification group composed of about nine practitioners. Through Fa-study, we felt strongly that, in order to keep up with Fa-rectification we have to do all three things well. Right now, continuous truth-clarification and saving sentient beings are very important and very urgent. Especially after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, it is urgent and critical to let more Chinese people read the Nine Commentaries and recognize the evil nature of the CCP so that they can escape the bondage of the CCP, know the truth and be saved. In "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference", Teacher said,
"... and there are some who have been "transformed," they are ashamed of it, but then they're embarrassed and can't lift up their head and step forward, and they are discouraged. And then there are a number of people who are like this: they too haven't stepped forward all along, but have been hiding at home and reading [Dafa] books, and have even been making excuses for doing that, when the truth is, it's their fear at work."
Therefore, we have to encourage these practitioners to keep up with Fa-rectification as well.
After realizing this, we started to work on it. We used different opportunities to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. Based on our knowledge of the city streets, we posted materials in various locations in the city so that more people could know the truth about the Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident. We gave Teacher's new articles to fellow practitioners. We gave the Nine Commentaries to some 610 Office officials and their family members, as well as mailing them materials that reported the truth about the Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident. Meanwhile, some practitioners traveled to neighboring cities and counties to help more practitioners to step forward, clarify the truth, and distribute truth-clarification materials.
Our efforts produced good results. Some practitioners who used to be in delusion are now returning to cultivation. More people have come to understand the truth about Falun Dafa in this way. We often hear people say, "Oh, now I see what the Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident really was!" "I know someone who practices Falun Gong. Everyone agrees he is a good person. However, he was wronged [in the persecution]. Falun Gong should not be persecuted."
Through these encouraging words we are clearer that everything we do is to validate the Fa. Truth-clarification is not just something we do. It is how we think about it: we need to approach it from the perspective of saving sentient beings with compassion. We further realized that no matter what situation we are in, as long as we make good use of our opportunities, we will be able to clarify the truth well to people and save them, and we will be able to keep up with Teacher's Fa-rectification.