(Clearwisdom.net) I started cultivation in Falun Dafa in 1996. It was because of my strong faith in Master's Fa that I was able to follow Master's Fa-rectification right up until today. Although I was never arrested, the path I walked was not smooth sailing. Amidst trials and tribulations, and during dangerous times, it was Master's benevolent guidance that helped resolve my problems and difficult situations. It was also fellow practitioners' experiences that were made available through Clearwisdom.net that shed light on my cultivation path, enabling me to steadily continue.
In every Fa lecture, Master requires us to read the book, Zhuan Falun and study the Fa well. Because I was able to follow Master's requirement and study the Fa with a peaceful mind, I benefited tremendously. Within the year following July 20, 1999 (when the persecution began), I studied and hand copied Zhuan Falun twice. I could feel that Master was empowering me with energy. Master's teachings often echoed in my ears. Many times when I was tranquil and had very few distracting thoughts, I was able to see the existence of things in other dimensions. At times when I was unable to guard my xinxing, I would awaken to the shortcomings quickly. Through constantly learning the Fa, I was able to rectify myself. All this was the result of Master's mighty Fa that restrained my human side from committing wrongdoing, enabling me to feel the sacredness of the mighty Fa.
With regard to sending forth righteous thoughts, I was able to comply with the four global times on a regular basis to do it consistently. Very rarely did I miss the opportunity. Normally, when distributing materials to clarify the truth, I would send forth righteous thoughts in advance. In this way I was able to clarify the truth and cover a large scope of audiences. During winter, typically, I would go out twice a day. At other times when I felt that I had done quite a lot already and did not need to do more that day, I would help my relatives take care of their household chores, and the during remaining time I would study the Fa, practice the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts. Master's teachings in "Hongyin" II once again echoed in my ears, "Seize the moment, rescue and save, hurry up and speak," [Provisional translation]. Without hesitation, I went out, treading through the thick snow, hitting the roads, highways, railroads and village paths posting the message, " Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa." On every trip, I was able to clarify the truth to people and come back safely. In this way, many predestined beings were saved.
I once came across danger when someone reported me to the authorities. In the middle of May 2005, the place where I was living was to be rented out and I needed to leave. During the day, I helped the family tidy up their belongings. After they left, that night I was the only person in the house. A voice in my head was warning me that there was great danger awaiting me in this house. It warned me to leave the house quickly. At that moment, I thought that someone might have reported me to the authorities because of my truth clarification work. I started to calmly send forth righteous thoughts, completely denying and eliminating the evil that caused the persecution. The path I walked should be arranged by my Master, not anyone else. Later, I packed all my belongings, including all my Dafa books, materials and tape recorder. The next day, the phone rang. It was the owner warning me to pack my books and belongings and quickly leave the house, as the police were on their way to arrest me. On hearing this, I promptly cleared any evil factors surrounding the field around me. Swiftly, I gathered all my packed belongings, locked the door, got on my bike and left the place. On my way, I even distributed five or six sets of truth-clarification materials. In the end, I was left with only one set of materials. I began to recite Master's poem from Hongyin II: "Righteous God," as well as "Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions," and other articles. I didn't go home directly, because in March, there was a local registration requirement for outsiders and my identity was registered locally. Instead, I went to my son's place with the intention of hiding out for a few days. Although I continued to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts, through my celestial eye I saw a road laterally blocking my way. I quickly realized that I shouldn't resort to hiding to avoid facing the situation. After sharing my thoughts and consulting with my son, he agreed that I shouldn't avoid the incident by hiding. That night at 9:00 p.m. my son drove me home.
The next morning, I continued to clarify the truth when I went to do my grocery shopping in the farmers market. I urged the people to renounce the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Most acquaintances responded positively and agree to resign from the party. I then spent the rest of the day tranquilly studying the Fa, thinking about the articles shared by fellow practitioners on the Clearwisdom.net website, especially the stories about fellow practitioners who were imprisoned in jail. I was inspired by their righteous thoughts and righteous actions and their sending forth righteous thoughts. I began to send forth righteous thoughts on the hour. When I saw the police surveillance vehicle parked in front, I continued, and persisted to do what I do every day. Every morning, I went out to clarify the truth, and there were people renouncing their association with the evil CCP every day. After a week or two, I met the family that I had stayed with. They told me that the next day after I left their house, two police vans came to arrest me. They inquired if there were Falun Gong practitioners living in the rented house. Everyone said that they did not know anything. After that they left for the main division. The house owner felt bewildered about the incident. I then explained that because of my practicing Falun Gong, my Master protected me. They were so convinced by this miraculous and extraordinary incident that they all renounced their former association with the CCP organizations. All these incidents bore testimony that at a critical time, and it was Master's benevolent grace and protection that guided me and freed me from danger.
During this final stage of the Fa-rectification period, Master published the article, "The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be." In this reading, the following words basically awakened me,
"The cultivation environment and the perceptions people have are both undergoing changes on a fundamental level."
My cultivation environment became more relaxed. I should utilize all the available opportunities and resources to help the people around me learn the truth. I must steadily walk the remaining path still to be completed. We must do the three things required by our benevolent Master, fulfill the vows we made in prehistory, and save more sentient beings.