Rescue Fellow Practitioners, Clarify the Truth and Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) Not long ago, a practitioner who looked nervous came to my home while the whole family was having lunch. I knew in my heart what had happened. After lunch, other members of the family quickly left, with only the two of us remaining. The practitioner told me that members of her local 610 Office were chasing her. She had asked Teacher to help her while sending forth righteous thoughts. In this way she managed to shake off the evildoers and come to my home.
Apparently the practitioner could not go back home and it was up to me to do my best to protect her. Suddenly I thought of something and found that Teacher had already made an arrangement. Recently, we got a new neighbor and no one had had any contact with her. In order to clarify the truth, I went to see her and after I finished clarifying the truth she held my hand and said, "My fellow practitioner, I've found you at last!" She cried and my eyes teared up. She explained that a few years ago she was ill and a practitioner gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun and taught her the exercises. Owing to the persecution in China, she did not have the opportunity to see this practitioner again. She did not know how to cultivate and she could not even do the exercises properly. However, she said Teacher had looked after her all the time. I said, "Don't cry! I will help you." This was how I found the fellow practitioner in my building.
She lived on the first floor, where there was not much light. She had two children who were in school. I went there without any attachment and after I explained what had happened, she said she had a responsibility to help, so she began to prepare a room for this fellow practitioner. Her family was not that well off, so I prepared some daily necessities and money for food. She had helped me a lot and I felt I should not add more burdens for her. However, she refused to take anything I had brought with me. I insisted and she still refused. Her children both had smiles on their faces. The 14-year-old child said, "Falun Gong practitioners are all good people and none of them want to make any gains at other people's expense. Clearly what is said on the television is not true. I want to learn to practice Falun Gong." The younger child pointed at the practitioner I brought with me and said, "I had a dream about two years ago and in the dream my grandmother and I came to this room. Not long after a beautiful looking aunt came. It turns out that aunt is you. What a coincidence!"
After I helped this fellow practitioner settle in, I could not concentrate when it came to studying the Fa and practicing the exercises with a calm mind. Instead I was in a state of fear and panic. From 4 o'clock in the morning to 1 o'clock at night, phone calls came in one after another, some trying to persuade me with kind words and others threatening me with harsh words. My family members were all annoyed and blamed me. The evildoers phoned me, saying that they were looking for this fellow practitioner and searched dozens of hotels, but failed to find her. Then they tried to get me to hand over this fellow practitioner. They also threatened to arrest me. My family members also pressured me accordingly. What could I do? I had no choice but to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts to get rid of all of my bad thoughts. Teacher said,
"One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils." ("Lecture 5" from Zhuan Falun)
"...just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I was doing the most righteous thing in the universe -- assisting Teacher to validate the Fa. Therefore, who would dare to persecute me? When I let go of the fear mentality the number of phone calls went down, and even if they called, their tone changed and they were not that vicious.Several days later, the family members of this fellow practitioner and a leader of her workplace came. I treated them with earnest kindness. I seldom cried, but that day I cried continuously. I took their hands into mine and explained to them how this fellow practitioner was misunderstood and even persecuted simply because she wanted to save people. I said, the principles of heaven won't permit it! They looked at me with understanding and cried too. The leader from her workplace also cried and her family members cried terribly. They said that they had only listened to what the CCP said, but never listened to the practitioner when she clarified the truth to them. Now they understood. Her family members vowed to protect her and the leader of her workplace also said they would discuss it when she went back and would try their best to protect her.
At noon on the third day, the leader of this fellow practitioner's workplace phoned me, asking for her to come back to work, meaning the trouble was over. I knew what she meant. She also said, according the rules, if she failed to return in two weeks she might be fired and asked me to go to see this fellow practitioner. (At the time her absence had already exceeded two weeks.)
Teacher hinted to us in our dreams, saying that the evil had left. Therefore I went to bring her back to my home. My husband phoned her family. Several leaders and colleagues from her workplace as well as her family members came. They all agreed after some discussion that they would not make any trouble for this practitioner any more.
I wept. I said to the fellow practitioner, some people are just like the dogs in water that could not be saved. If you wanted to save them, they would bite you. No one would understand your painstaking efforts. The fellow practitioner said she did not care about herself, what she cared about was saving people. She said saving people was the same as putting out a fire. I cried again and all the women cried. Many others had tears in their eyes.
Just at that time my husband, who is not a practitioner, said angrily, "Nowadays, it's hard to find a good person like her. Those people must be so blind to persecute her. Whoever wants to make trouble for her, I would fight them to the end. After all I am not a practitioner. I have nothing to fear; I would defend someone against an injustice."
One of the leaders from the fellow practitioner's workplace tried to appease my husband and apologized to us. When I found that their true nature had come to the surface, I began to clarify the truth to them about the wicked CCP, from the smashing of the temples and Buddha statues, the destroying of the old and establishing the new in the Cultural Revolution, and the June 4th Massacre, all the way to the persecution of Falun Gong. I told them that those who protect Falun Dafa practitioners would receive blessings. They nodded their heads with a knowing look. They said after returning home that they would rearrange her work and protect her. I asked them if they had any more practitioners in their workplace. They said there were several others and they were all good people who worked very hard and never made trouble. As they left, they shook hands with us and assured us everything would be all right.
While watching the cars drive away, I quietly thanked Teacher. How great and sacred this was! Many more sentient beings had been saved.
Please kindly help me understand any shortcomings I may have.