(Clearwisdom.net) I started to practice Falun Dafa in October 1995. Being guided and looked after by Master, I have arrived to where I am at today. In the following, I will share my experiences and understandings.
1. Studying the Fa well is the foundation for validating the Fa
I was deprived of time to study the Fa due to three years and three months of illegal forced labor. Even when I was detained, I did not stop reciting the Fa, although it was only a small portion from memory and was incomplete. After I arrived home from the labor camp, the most important thing I did was to study the Fa well and frequently in order to clear the interference of evil and evil factors, closely following the progress of Fa-rectification and doing the three things well that each Dafa disciple should do.
During more than four months of Fa study at home, I first systematically studied twice all of Master's Fa lectures and later focused on Zhuan Falun and Master's most recent lectures. When I started to re-study the Fa, I could not understand parts of Master's Fa lectures and even could not accept them. However, I understood that I had a resistant attitude towards Dafa because there was a gap between the Fa and me, and that's where the problem was. Master said, "The reason a lot of the students in labor camps have been severely persecuted is their fear." ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference") I always thought that I was detained and persecuted because I did not cooperate with the evil in order to validate Dafa. If I had followed the their demands, then I would not have suffered so tremendously in the labor camp.
I quickly found the root of the problem through Fa-study and looking inward. It was caused by my strong attachments of fear and pursuit. As I had "clarified the truth" and prepared truth-clarification materials, fear gradually grew in my heart from being illegally detained many times. When I saw a police car or a policeman, I could not help feeling nervous. When I heard a police siren, I thought it must have something to do with me or they were searching for Dafa disciples. Wasn't this fear or asking for evil? Thus, I was persecuted.
This was also confirmed when I was in the labor camp. Master said, "If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" in Essentials for Further Advancement II) When I sat in the lotus position and erected my palm to send forth righteous thoughts, if a guard came and I focused on sending forth righteous thoughts and did not pay attention to him, then he would pass me like he did not see me. Sometimes the guard walked up to me, pressed my hands down or moved my legs and then left. However, if I feared being found sending forth righteous thoughts and put down my hands when a guard came, then I would be beaten or handcuffed or hung up and further tortured.
I deeply felt that Dafa disciples should always use Dafa for guidance in doing everything. If I studied the Fa well for some time, then conflicts would be solved very easily. I could retrain myself and send forth righteous thoughts well. When clarifying the truth, I didn't need to ask anyone and people would come to me to listen to the truth and they accepted what I said and easily quit the CCP and its related organizations. If, on the other hand, I did not study the Fa well or seldom studied the Fa, then I could not restrain myself during conflicts. Even when I knew that I was wrong in dealing with something, I still did not want to change and behaved like a non-practitioner. I could not do well in sending forth righteous thoughts: I felt tired, fell sleep or could not concentrate or I was unable to erect my palm righteously. It also manifested in truth-clarification. Even when I chased after someone and clarified the truth to him, he would not listen to me. On the contrary he refuted me and said something resentful. Therefore, I have realized that studying the Fa is a fundamental requirement for doing everything well.
2. Grasp every opportunity to clarify the truth and make the best use of time to save sentient beings
For the past two years, I treated clarifying the truth and persuading people to quit the CCP and related organizations as a serious issue with the highest priority. I seized every opportunity to clarify the truth and did not miss a single predestined person. After I was released from the labor camp and was back to work, Master arranged for me a very suitable job that was advantageous for me to clarify the truth. Therefore, I tried my best to take every opportunity to clarify the truth and persuade people to quit the CCP and its related organizations. Every time I saw a passer-by who was not very busy, I chatted with him and clarified the truth of Dafa to him or her. Then I tried to persuade the person to quit the CCP and its related organizations and sent him truth clarifying CDs, the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," pamphlets, and Dafa amulets(1).
One day in 2006, I sent the CD Traveling Heaven and Earth through Wind and Rain to a migrant construction worker. After dinner they went to many places and finally found an office to play the CD. Nearly 30 people saw the video and afterwards many people rushed forward to get copies of the CD. They took home many copies of Traveling Heaven and Earth through Wind and Rain.
In the past two years, many migrant workers have taken many CDs and truth-clarification materials. I understand that Master arranged for them to find the truth here. At harvest time or the Chinese Lunar New Year, new workers come here to find the truth and some of them bring the CDs home and then ask for more. Some people have waited for me to give them truth-clarification materials and others have made appointments beforehand. Everyday I bing truth-clarification materials with me and Dafa materials are always in high demand. Usually before they go home, they need a lot of truth-clarification materials to take to every area in China. Once I met with a fellow practitioner from another city, and he asked me for a lot of stickers reading "Falun Dafa Is Good" and announcing the wave of quitting the CCP. These materials play an important role in saving sentient beings.
I also seize every opportunity at my workplace to clarify the truth about Dafa to my colleagues and to try to persuade them to quit the CCP and its related organizations. On holidays when officials came to my home or I asked them for help, I took every opportunity to clarify the truth to them. After some time a deputy team head announced his decision to quit the CCP. It was said that the instructor also quit the CCP. Eighty percent of our team has quit the CCP and its related organizations. Even some very stubborn people have also quit the CCP and its related organizations.
I often clarify the truth and try to persuade people to quit the CCP on the bus. The environment has improved a lot and the situation of Fa-rectification has improved; the evil has basically lost its forum. Whenever or wherever I hear someone insulting Dafa, I immediately tell the person the facts about Dafa and in the meantime send forth righteous thoughts to clear the evil factors behind him and eliminate his resistant attitude toward Dafa. I try to help him to understand Dafa correctly and to choose a good future for himself.
3. Using righteous thoughts and actions to eliminate interference
On the eve of October 1, forced and ordered by the CCP, some officials at my workplace attempted to harass me at my home. They called me saying, "Tomorrow team officials will go to your home to visit you." I immediately refused. If I did not practice Falun Gong, they would never think of visiting me during a holiday. Since it was before the 17th Party Congress and the CCP had ordered it, they paid attention to us.
We soon realized it was an evil plot. We should never indulge the evil and must stop it from committing crimes against Dafa and Dafa disciples. My spouse and I sent forth righteous thoughts to completely eliminate the evil beings and elements that were taking part in damaging Dafa and persecuting Dafa disciples at my workplace, the evil thoughts, the rotten spirits, and the deviated gods in the Three Realms. "The evil is dissolved immediately and completely." Everyday before going to work, I sent forth righteous thoughts for a while. After clearing the evil with righteous thoughts, the evil's arrogance was greatly deflated. The next day when I signed in, I saw the official and he acted like nothing had happened. In the afternoon, the team head called me, "I am so busy and cannot make it." Thus their plot completely failed.
(1) In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.