Coordinating to Form a Solid "One Body"
(Clearwisdom.net) In October 1997, I was fortunate enough to learn Falun Dafa. After I started to practice the exercises, I paid close attention to cultivating my xinxing and broke through all sorts of interference. Falun Dafa purified my heart and soul and improved my health. Thereafter, I had a fundamental change in my outlook. All the members of my family became very happy, and my relatives and friends all felt happy for me.
Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Jiang's clique has created horror all over the country. They attacked Falun Dafa so heavily that it was as if they eclipsed the sky and covered the earth. They have adopted all kinds of despicable means to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. During the process of validating the Fa, I was investigated and detained, and my home was ransacked. The perpetrators regarded me as an influential person, so they deceived my superiors and deluded my subordinates into removing me from a position of leadership. At that time, I still had an ordinary person's heart, so I felt puzzled and depressed. However, I persisted in studying the Fa. I also tried very hard to find Teacher's recent articles and lectures. I read articles from the Clearwisdom website, looked inward and kept in constant contact with other fellow practitioners. Later, I kept sending forth righteous thoughts. All this helped me to walk out of depression.
After the persecution of Falun Gong began, no one came to the group Fa study and practice sites, and many practitioners were under surveillance. Our Teacher was slandered, practitioners were persecuted and everyday people were poisoned by the lies. As practitioners, we must clarify the truth to the people and deny the arrangements made by the old forces. I thought that one person's ability was limited, but if I could contact other practitioners and form one body, we would be more powerful and would be able to do a better job in clarifying the truth about the Fa. Therefore, since 2000, I have contacted fellow practitioners through various means. I started from my own township and went to the surrounding townships and gradually formed a solid "one body" in our area.
Looking For and Contacting Former Fellow Practitioners
After July 20, 1999, the cultivation environment was seriously damaged due to the frenzied persecution. Many practitioners who stepped forward and went to Beijing to validate the Fa were arrested or sentenced to forced labor. Many other practitioners who stayed at home were detained and lived under surveillance, and their homes were ransacked. They were unable to get Teacher's recent articles and lectures and were unable to read articles on the Clearwisdom website. Everyone felt very pained and depressed. Under such circumstances, some practitioners dared not contact other practitioners and they also met with very severe interference at home.
With the help of Fa study, I constantly let go of the mentality of fear, broke through family obstacles and actively contacted other practitioners one by one. I went to more than a dozen villages and found quite a number of former practitioners. Some had a very serious fear mentality and others had family members who were very afraid. I called on them several times, and they gradually let go of their fear.
There is one village in our township which is in a remote area. Before July 20, there were more than thirty practitioners there, but after July 20 many of them dared not come out. I went there several times to visit an influential practitioner. I studied the Fa and shared experiences with him, and gradually helped him to let go of his fear. He contacted several practitioners who were able to play leading roles. Then they led more practitioners to step forward. Eventually, the majority of former practitioners were contacted and stepped forward. They resumed group Fa study and studied the Fa together often. They shared their experiences, sent forth righteous thoughts, handed out truth-clarification materials and clarified the truth to people.
In our township, there is a practitioner who had always been very diligent. However, she met with severe interference at home. One day when I went to her home to deliver truth-clarification materials, she was arguing with her husband. At first I planned to leave, but I thought that it was not accidental that I witnessed the argument. I needed to face it, so I started to clarify the truth to her husband and talked about why practitioners clarify the truth to people. Afterwards, I went to her home again and her husband said to me of his own accord, "I know Falun Dafa is good. However, I am afraid that she might be arrested." I told him that the persecution is temporary. I said that it would not be like this forever and that the environment would change as well. I also told him that Jiang had been sued in many countries for his crimes in the persecution of Falun Gong. I said that when the Chinese people learned the truth, they would no longer support the evildoers. From then on, he did not stop his wife from going out to clarify the truth. Sometimes, he helped his wife to clarify the truth, and he took her on his bike to attend experience sharing conferences. Now, he has started to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa.
Another practitioner from our township had been a leading member of a village for many years. After July 20, he gave up his belief in Falun Dafa due to the high pressure of the persecution. I went to his home to explain to him the situation of Fa-rectification, encouraged him to come back to Dafa and to cherish this opportunity of the ages. I gave him some truth-clarification materials trying to wake him up. He didn't have any Dafa books, so I gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun. One day he appeared to be very sick. I quickly went to see him and shared experiences with him to help him find the cause of the sickness. He realized that he had not paid enough attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. Thereafter, he kept on sending forth righteous thoughts every day. A few days later, his sickness symptoms disappeared. Now he studies the Fa, clarifies the truth and maintains a diligent cultivation state.
Over the last five years, I used Sundays, holidays, days off and the time when I was doing errands to visit practitioners. I brought them Dafa books, Teacher's recent articles and lectures, Clearwisdom materials, truth-clarification materials and announcements about sending forth righteous thoughts. I also communicated with other practitioners and shared with them. My contact list extended from the dozens of villages in my township to the five or six neighboring townships. After the network was set up, we had timely experience sharing meetings, and the local practitioners became even more diligent. Together, we did more to save sentient beings, and the environment in validating the Fa improved daily.
Helping Those Practitioners Who Were Inhumanly Persecuted
After July 20, 1999, our township suffered severe persecution. Dozens of practitioners stepped forward to appeal for Falun Dafa. More than ten of them were sentenced to forced labor and dozens of them were detained, investigated and had their homes ransacked. Under the ruthless persecution, some practitioners, especially those who had been forced to renounce Falun Dafa during their detention at the forced labor camps, had very serious problems with fear. They no longer studied the Fa or practiced the exercises. However, these practitioners were all solid Falun Gong practitioners before July 20. I contacted them, talked to them about the situation of Fa-rectification, guided them to study the Fa and encouraged them to stand up from where they fell and pull themselves together. I sent forth righteous thoughts several times to eliminate the evil factors that hindered them from coming back to practice cultivation. Gradually, they realized the seriousness and danger of enlightening along an evil path. As a result, they wrote solemn declarations to declare that their words and deeds under forced brainwashing were null and void. Then they redoubled their efforts to make up for the losses they brought to Falun Dafa.
One practitioner from our township thought that he could not practice Falun Dafa any longer and had lost hope because he had promised not to practice the exercises at the forced labor camp. Fellow practitioners pointed out to him that it was wrong to promise such a thing to anyone, and that the only correct way is to walk on the path arranged by Teacher. After sharing with him several times, he finally enlightened to it and came back to Dafa. Now he is doing very well and is playing a coordinating role in his local area. Another practitioner moved to another part of the country after she was released from the forced labor camp. When she came back for the Chinese Lunar New Year, I went to see her on Chinese New Year's eve. Another practitioner from her village and I talked to her about cultivation during the Fa-rectification period, the process of Fa-rectification and the situation of the local practitioners, to encourage her to have strong righteous thoughts, see clearly what the old forces were and how she could negate them. Although she is now away from her hometown, she is doing the three things required by Teacher and has become ever more diligent in her cultivation.
In one village, six practitioners had enlightened along an evil path as a result of forced brainwashing at the labor camps. One of them awakened through Fa study, but the rest remained on the evil path and did not change for more than a year after they were released. After sharing with other practitioners, we decided that all practitioners in our township would send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind them. Eventually, all of them came back to Dafa and now have become key members while cultivating during the Fa-rectification period. They also brought along with them those practitioners in the village who had not been diligent. As for the practitioners in Linxiang, we communicated with them and helped them to awaken from the evil path and walk on the path of Fa-rectification arranged by Teacher.
Helping Practitioners Who had been Seriously Interfered With
During the Fa-rectification cultivation, some practitioners failed to pass the test of sickness karma due to their mentality of fear and family interference, as well as the interference by the evil spirit of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the dark minions and rotten demons.
When afflicted with sickness karma, one practitioner failed to enlighten to it and treated it as a real sickness and went to see doctors in a hospital. The examination in the hospital showed that she suffered from protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs. She spent a lot of money on medical care and went back home to recuperate. When fellow practitioners pointed it out to her, she would not listen. After sharing with the local practitioners, I went to her home and pointed out that the symptoms she had were not from sickness. When looking for the cause, it turned out that she did not pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. I told her what Teacher said about sending forth righteous thoughts and how important it is. I also told her how to send forth righteous thoughts. While I was talking, she got down off the heatable brick bed and was able to walk properly. Then she picked up Guiding the Voyage and began to read. In only a few days' time, all the symptoms of protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs disappeared.
Another practitioner who is a coordinator in her village had severe interference from sickness karma. Several fellow practitioners from her neighboring villages and I went to her home. On our way, we had a lot of interference ourselves. The motorbike often went dead and one of the light covers fell off. While sending forth righteous thoughts, we asked Teacher to help us. On our arrival at her home, we sent forth righteous thoughts and studied the Fa together. In about an hour, she broke out in a cold sweat and wanted to eat. She looked for the cause of the sickness karma and found that she had failed to do the three things well and that her husband had not quit the Chinese Communist Party and its subordinated organizations, which also interfered with her. When her husband learned the truth, he declared his resignation from the CCP right away.
One practitioner from a village had suffered from the interference of sounds from other dimensions during the past few years. The sounds even told her to burn Dafa books and to do things she should not do. The practitioner tried very hard to eliminate it, however she still suffered from the interference from time to time. Sometimes it was very serious. More than a dozen practitioners and I studied the Fa with her and looked for the causes. The group of us sent forth righteous thoughts together twice and the interference disappeared.
Another practitioner who is a coordinator had interference from his wife for a long period of time, but treated it in a righteous manner. Sometimes when he wanted to study the Fa, his wife would not allow him to turn on the light. When he was sending forth righteous thoughts, she poured water down his neck, and she did not allow him to attend experience sharing meetings. I went to his home several times to try to find out the cause and clarify the truth to his wife to help her understand what Falun Gong is, why practitioners step forward to clarify the truth and send forth righteous thoughts, and why practitioners should contact and cooperate with one another and share together. After she understood all these things, she stopped interfering with her husband and recently began to study the Fa herself.
Three older practitioners in one village were unable to be diligent. Several practitioners and I contacted fellow practitioners in their village and decided to have an experience sharing meeting. Several practitioners from the village and others from the neighboring villages took part in the meeting. We studied the Fa, shared experiences and decided to resume regular group Fa study, to let go of the fear mentality and to begin clarifying the truth. Through group Fa study, the three older practitioners became diligent again and worked very hard to help most of the hundreds of villagers quit the CCP and its subordinate organizations.
Over the past years, under the compassionate care of Teacher, I regularly contacted fellow practitioners and formed one body with coordinated efforts. This helped me to constantly upgrade myself and it encouraged fellow practitioners to be more diligent so as to save more sentient beings on a broader and deeper scale. Together, we did a better job in doing the three things that Teacher asked us to do and in honoring the grand vows we made before history.
The above are some of the experiences in coordinating practitioners during Fa-rectification cultivation. I still have a lot of room for improvement in meeting the requirements set by Teacher for the Fa-rectification period. I will work together with other practitioners and be diligent on the path of Fa-rectification cultivation. Please kindly help me understand any shortcomings I may have.