Validating Dafa and Compassionately Saving Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I began cultivation practice in1997. With firm faith in Master and the Fa, I have walked my path openly and nobly. I would like to share some of my understandings.
Clarifying the facts openly and nobly since the onset of the persecution
I live in the countryside. Everyone I have contact with are regular folks. Xinxing tests give me opportunities to offer sentient beings salvation. For example, when an oil vendor mistakenly gave me extra oil, I returned the excess and told him in front of everyone that I did so because I practice Falun Gong and learned to do such a thing from Falun Gong. When the recycler gave me an additional dime in change, I returned it and told him I did so because I am a practitioner and explained to him the truth of the persecution. When I bought coal, I gave the vendor a truth-clarification brochure. Recently I ran into the person that buys peppers from me and told him about the three withdrawals. He agreed to quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
My husband is a practitioner, too, but he was still fearful and wouldn't allow me to hand out informational materials or clarify the truth face to face. I told him, "We're doing what our Master told us to do and offering people salvation. Master and the righteous gods are protecting us, including the truth-clarification materials that are full of righteous elements." Because my righteous thoughts are strong, my husband has given up his fear as well.
In the course of truth-clarification, once they listened to me, strangers became my acquaintances. In my daily life I take every opportunity to contact others as an opportunity to offer them salvation.
Keeping up with Fa-rectification and offering people salvation by persuading them to do the three-withdrawals
Master has said, "With those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all clarify the truth to them." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference")
I clarify the facts to anyone I run into because I do not want to miss a single opportunity. Sometimes I truly feel that offering people salvation is not difficult as long as you do it with your compassion, and it can be done with a few sentences.
I tell anyone of a different belief, or those who do not believe, that we are one belief system among the 84,000 ways of the Buddha school, and it is also good. If the people already have a belief, I only tell them Dafa is good and don't impose anything on them. I share stories of Shakyamuni and Jesus and tell them of Dafa's wonders. They usually understand the truth and accept truth-clarification materials.
Recently I went to work at an out-of-town construction site where I told the workers the wonders of Dafa and helped them quit the evil Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. A foreman used to be a Party secretary in his village. After he quit the Party on a very windy night, a piece of asbestos shingle blew off the roof and fell on his head, but he wasn't injured.
A few days ago I went to distribute informational materials in the police department's residential compound. I realized that practitioners had only scantily covered the area, so I prepared information packets beforehand and went there with righteous thoughts. I entered the compound with ease and distributed a packet to every door in all the buildings.
In my understanding, as long as our thoughts and actions are righteous and we conduct ourselves openly and nobly, we can save sentient beings anywhere, at will.
Master has said, "The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What is key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
It is not difficult to clarify the facts and offer sentient beings salvation. We just have to first overcome our notions and human thoughts. As long as we study the Fa more and truly cultivate ourselves well, correct our demeanor and ideas in validating Dafa and give up attachments, we can strengthen our righteous energy field and save more sentient beings.