Be Mindful of Rescuing Sentient Beings at All Times
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings respected Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
Since the movement of quitting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and its affiliated organizations and rescuing sentient beings began, I have felt immense pressure. It was easy to help people understand that "Falun Dafa is good," but it would be difficult to further urge people to quit the CCP; who dares to quit?
By studying the Fa and reading the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," I found my strong human mindset of fear. I began my efforts with my relatives and friends and it went very smoothly. Some friends not only quit on their own, but also traveled to other areas and urged their relatives to quit. Fourteen people quit at once. I also took all kinds of other opportunities to clarify the truth and urge people to quit the CCP. Whenever I take a rickshaw, I normally get off the seat and help push the cart up a slope. When I clarified the truth, the rickshaw pullers were usually touched. Once I helped a puller quit the Chinese Communist Young Pioneers League. He was moved and said, "I can't accept the money for the fare," but I told him, "As long as you understand the facts and are saved, I couldn't be any happier."
I have a friend in his fifties who has been in military service and joined the CCP. I had broached the topic a few times but he couldn't understand. One day, he helped an old gentleman looking for a certain house and didn't realize that it was my home. I let them inside, clarified the truth to the elderly man, and told him, "The Heavens are extinguishing the CCP; Quit the CCP for your safety."
The old gentleman excitedly stated, "It is true that the CCP will be exterminated, and it's true that we are going to have a new era." When I gave the old man an amulet and put it around his neck, he said with tears in his eyes and with hands reaching out, "Please give me one more for my son." My friend followed, "Let me quit the CCP too, please." Seeing two lives on the road to salvation, I cried with happiness. I am so grateful for Master's arrangement, and for the old man to help me in truth clarification and to get my friend to quit the evil party.
From then on, I paid more attention to the people around me, even those whom I met just once in my life. I would also like to help them learn the truth and quit the evil party. Master has truly brought many people with strong predestined relationships to my side. They include those old classmates and friends whom I haven't seen for dozens of years. Sometimes I can meet someone, and a short talk will help them quit. For a few of them, the alias I made up is actually their nickname; so they say, "How did you know my nickname?" The actual savior behind the scenes is our great benevolent Master. We are merely working on the surface.
My daughter and I went back to our hometown last July. Once we entered the village, seeing a few villagers resting there, I approached them and started to clarify the truth. When telling them about the fabricated "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" incident and how the CCP deceived people, one of them said with hatred, "I don't believe what you are telling us. Why don't practitioners distribute materials in the daytime if they are so good? I'll see who dares to put materials at my door. I will break their legs!" I wasn't moved; instead, I told him with compassion, "If you say whatever you like, it won't do you any good!" He said, "I am not afraid of anything--not even death!" A few days later my sister told me, "He broke his leg when he was jumping over a fence and is hospitalized now, suffering retribution. Many people realize that he deserved it for slandering Dafa."
Clarifying the Truth While Working As a Maid
In January 2005, I worked as a maid. The first time I met the building landlady, I told her that I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Because her thinking was poisoned by the CCP's lies, she said something disrespectful of Master and Dafa.
Since she was ready to fight all the time, it was difficult to help her understand the facts. I was worried for her. Master said,
"I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you this: while saving sentient beings, don't forget to cultivate yourselves. (Applause) You need to do all of the three things. You should always keep your thoughts righteous, and when you are confronted with evil or with certain situations, you should send forth righteous thoughts a lot; you need to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, but even more so should you cultivate yourselves well. If you don't cultivate yourselves well you won't have mighty virtue, what you say will not be in line with the Fa, and then you can't possibly save sentient beings. When what you say has no mighty virtue and no power, it will have no effect, and the evil will capitalize on that. What's more, if you don't cultivate yourselves well and your righteous thoughts are lacking, when you handle certain things you will tend to slip into human ways of thinking, and then you won't be able to have the effect of saving sentient beings."("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference")
By studying the "Fa" I found my human mindset--I had acted with undue haste. I started to send more righteous thoughts, and sent righteous thoughts around her all day long. In the meantime, I studied the Fa more and cultivated myself well. The landlady was not healthy and took medicine every day. Sometimes the cost of the medicine would be few thousand yuan a month. Noticing how miserable she looked, I took care of her from the bottom of my heart. I told her the miraculous physical and mental healing effects of Dafa. I told her that I was healed of breast cancer after starting to practice! I told her the truth--a living being should return to his or her true origin. I told her that the CCP has and still is fabricating lies to cheat people and has tortured many Dafa practitioners to death. I did my best to convince her and to break through her wrong perception.
I cooked her favorite dishes and satisfied her whole family. I was actually the only person in my home who knew how to cook. I know it was a skill Master had granted me. In their eyes, I was the best person they have ever known. The positive elements constantly changed my environment for the better. The landlady's stubborn ideas dissolved gradually. Her whole family became respectful of Master and Dafa. They were assimilating into Dafa and quit the CCP.
Since she owns over twenty mu (1 mu = 0.1647 acre) of farm land, whenever the workers did the weeding and corn harvesting, I would take the initiative to participate. I didn't mind the dirt or exhausting work, just so long as I could clarify the truth. Quite a few people worked for them; even the younger ones wouldn't work faster than I did. Therefore, when I clarified the truth they liked to listen to me and said, "Falun Gong practitioners are great." Some would come and ask for materials or amulets. Most of them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
A year later, workers, assistants and their friends and relatives, more than eighty people altogether, had quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The landlady has now stepped on the path of cultivation practice, and her husband is also reading "Zhuan Falun".
I have since moved on to a new work environment--my daughter's real estate management company. I can meet many people there; most of them have agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I was also assigned to clean customers' homes; a few days ago, I went to clean the home of a county official.
The first day, I clarified the truth to the hostess' younger brother. He said that he had gotten the truth-clarification materials and the CD. He had gone through them but didn't care for them; but today, after my talk he said, "Sign me up," (to quit the CCP) and then shouted out, "Falun Dafa is good!" In the afternoon he said, "I felt so tired when I worked just a bit every day, but I was not tired today. It seems I should start cultivation practice."
The second day, I talked to the hostess for over an hour. We talked about the fabricated "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" incident, the lies about "Fu Yibin's killing," natural and man-made disasters, the CCP's killing of 80 million Chinese people, the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and also the CCP's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. I further mentioned that heaven is extinguishing the CCP; people can only be given a way out by quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. After hearing this she expressed her surprise and stated, "If this is so, we need to talk about it when my father and son return." Apparently she had understood, but she was afraid.
During various truth-clarifying efforts I have run into certain setbacks and humiliation. Some people have said, "The officials keep such close watch--how do you dare to still talk about it?" The fact is, as long as we have faith in Master and Dafa, armed with the power of strong righteous thoughts, we can do anything!
Looking back at the path that I have traveled in my cultivation, I have done some things insufficiently, have experienced lost opportunities and have also left several regrets. I still have a long way to go to rid myself of human thoughts. Because of my short temper, I did not cooperate well with fellow practitioners in distributing materials. I still refused to recognize this, even after fellow practitioners reminded me on more than one occasion. I also spoiled my children at home to some degree. I obeyed my daughter-in-law in every possible way, so she nurtured her ego and it became bigger and bigger. This is all because I didn't understand the Fa well, causing me to go to extremes.
I will set strict standards for myself in the future for Fa study, memorizing the Fa, and cultivation during this final Fa-rectification period. I will work diligently and be a qualified Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period.
Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation. Thank you, fellow practitioners, for your help.