(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa in 1993. Facing the evil persecution, I have endured many difficulties to this day due to my firm belief in Teacher and Dafa. In the process, I have also taken wrong paths, but I have striven to listen to Teacher, and when I fell I didn't lie there motionless, I got up and continued forward. I remember when I first attended one of Teacher's lectures in October 1993, I received a telegram from home on the second day, saying my one-year-old son had suddenly fallen ill and asked me to return home as soon as possible. I thought, if my son was ill, they should find a doctor, what use would it be if I went home? Besides, my husband, and my husband's brother and his wife were all at home. I decided to stay and finish the lectures. I rushed back after the lectures with Teacher's teachings still fresh in my mind. I discussed it with my sister, who had attended the lectures with me, "Cultivation is about cultivating the heart." At that time, I did not know what righteous thoughts were, I only had the heart to pursue Dafa. When I got home, I found my son alive and well with the nanny feeding him steamed eggs. I hadn't seen him for eight days, and he had gotten a little bigger than before. I realized later that it was the evil's attempt to prevent me from obtaining the Fa.
I remember that in 1995, I realized from Teacher's lectures that it was time to spread Dafa. I gathered fellow practitioners to spread the Fa in local counties and cities. I was a relatively young practitioner with a job and a three year old child. We brought videos of Teacher's lectures. We first advertised on the street in various ways and then rented venues at night to play the videos and teach the exercises. When the evil madly persecuted us and the media spread lies everywhere, I never swayed from my belief of Dafa.
I clearly felt that no matter how one acted normally, as long as one has righteous thoughts, then the evil does not dare to persecute. Regarding righteous thoughts, my understanding was that we must have Teacher and the Fa in our heart and realize that we are Dafa disciples. I was sentenced to labor camp twice (in 1999 and 2002) because both times I lacked righteous thoughts, and I treated the persecution as people persecuting people. When I used righteous thoughts and righteous actions to validate Dafa and save sentient beings, I was not persecuted even once. On July 20, 1999, the evil began to madly persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples. My younger sister and I went to Beijing to validate the Fa. We were the first in our region to go to Beijing, and our actions led other local practitioners to validate the Fa. At that time, I did not have any human notions. I only knew that I had to do what Dafa needed.
Here I will discuss how I go about clarifying the truth face to face. When the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" was published, I realized that persuading people to quit the CCP and explaining the nature of the CCP was part of clarifying the truth. Ever since Teacher said, "This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people." (Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People), I would clarify the truth face to face to everyone. I have done my best to discard human notions such as caring about reputation, fear, vanity, or concerns over whether the person would accept my words or not. I only knew that I had to let others know the truth, I had to save others and this was something I should be doing. From 2001 to 2006, I owned a grocery store, so I would clarify the truth to everyone who entered the store. Once there were a few people in a line in front of the store. I approached them and began clarifying the truth. One of them asked me if I knew who they were and why I was bothering telling them this. I told them, it did not matter who they were, I only wanted them to have a good future! As I gained more experience, I was able to clarify the truth in a few words to save people.
As the truth of Dafa was widely spread, it became even easier to clarify the truth. I would start by asking whether someone was a member of the CCP. Some said yes, some said no. If not, then I would ask whether they were a member of the Communist Youth League or the Young Pioneers. Some didn't know what the Young Pioneers was, so I would ask if they had worn the red scarf and made the hand gesture. Then I would ask if they have heard that "the heavens will eliminate the CCP, quit the CCP to ensure your safety." I would continue to clarify the truth until they agreed to quit. I would tell them to remember the nine Chinese characters that meant, "Falun Dafa is great! Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is great!" They would always thank me.
Clarifying the truth face to face is the method I use the most often. When I am with strangers, I'll first close the distance using different conversation topics according to different people and situations. When I am with acquaintances, I will talk directly, "I want to tell you something for your own good." Then I will clarify the truth about Dafa and talk about the movement to quit the CCP. There have been some friends that I haven't seen for many years, and I don't know where they live, but I wished to see them and after a few days I would see them. I had an old classmate who I met like this, and I was so glad. She was pregnant at that time, so I first went to a store to buy some food for the child. Then I began clarifying the truth to her. She did not believe me at first, but I wasn't discouraged and continued to speak, mixing in some ordinary human things in case she became impatient. When she was satisfied listening to the ordinary things, I would go back to clarifying the truth. In the end, she quit the CCP.
I really feel that Teacher knows our thoughts. As long as we have righteous thoughts, then there would be no disturbances or problems when clarifying the truth. To those fellow practitioners who still haven't stepped forward, to those who still don't clarify the truth face to face, stop waiting. Dafa disciples have Teacher and the Fa, and there is nothing that we can't do!
Thank you Teacher!
Thank you fellow practitioners!