Walk Well on the Path of Fa-rectification Cultivation with Righteous Thoughts
1) Studying the Fa
I have a big family of nine, so there is a lot of housework that needs to be done. Fortunately, they are supportive of whatever I do in Dafa cultivation, but time is still very tight. When it comes to Fa study, a fellow practitioner says that he reads three lectures of Zhuan Falun each day, and some say that they study all nine lectures every day. Over the years, though I don't have as much time to study the Fa as some other practitioners, I do it every day with all my heart in it, even if it's a few pages. I also recite the Fa when I'm riding the bus or walking down the road. When I encounter problems, often Teacher's words echo in my mind.
2) Tests to Overcome
After the persecution began, I have been in charge of producing truth-clarification materials for dozens of practitioners. Between 2003 and 2006, I was tested by the evil three times. For example, a coordinator once reminded me to watch out for my safety. He advised me to leave home for a while to be responsible to the Fa since the evil was looking for me, and a fellow practitioner had already found a place for me. At that time, I was scared and stayed away from home for two months. I came back every weekend, since the local practitioners were not familiar with the printing technology. It was during a weekend when I was taking the bus home that I suddenly asked myself: "What am I doing?" Teacher taught the Fa of the universe to us, and we are here to assist Teacher with Fa-rectification. The time for saving sentient beings is so tight, so how could I waste it like this? I went back home and read Teacher's Fa all over again, and came to understand a lot of things. We know that the Three Realms exist for Dafa, and Earth was able to survive until today only because of Dafa. Earth was formed with the old cosmos's law of formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction, and in order to save all sentient beings, Teacher saved it from destruction. That way, the people on Earth can make their own choices for their futures. If our thoughts are righteous, the evil will not dare to interfere.
At that time, the materials production sites were not as common as today, and the demand for truth-clarification materials was huge, yet I still went into hiding. When I came to a good understanding of the matter, I was able to get rid of a lot of attachments.
3) Visits from a CCP Official
In August 2007, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official came to my house. I was little nervous when he first came in. But then I remembered that Teacher once told us that every sentient being came for Dafa, so I thought that I must save him and sent righteous thoughts toward him. He asked me, "This is the third time I've tried to contact you. Just say that you do not practice Falun Gong anymore, and I will take you off the list and not bother you again." I told him that Falun Gong saved my life and changed it for the better. He then accused me of getting involved in politics because we sought to bring down the CCP and her asked for a picture of me. I initially refused but remembered that I was in the middle of printing copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I gave him an old card that had my picture on it, and it wasn't until he left that I realized that it had some personal information on it.
4) Reminder from a Fellow Practitioner
Some fellow practitioners reminded me of the safety issue and told me that my neighbor had told the police I was producing Dafa materials. However, I did not realize it until I talked with another fellow practitioner about it. She told me about a conversation she had with the director of the local 610 Office. He had arrested many practitioners for years, but with Dafa practitioners' efforts, he came to understand the truth and protected us now. He told her that he did nothing when someone reported a materials production site to him.
When I heard this story, I was shocked. Looking back, I really paid little attention to the issue of safety, and I realized that I should do better in the future in this regard.
5) Righteous Thoughts
My Internet bill was due on August 1 and it was already was August 3. Since I had to be out of town earlier, the service was supposed to be shut down by now. As I sat in front of the computer, I sent forth strong righteous thoughts to the computer, and to my surprise, I still had Internet access. I logged on like this for three weeks, and one day a practitioner came over to my house and said, "You still have Internet access without paying the bill? You might be monitored by the police." I responded that I wouldn't stay on-line long this time. With this thought, that was not in line with the Fa, I could no longer log in. From this experience, I recognized that we can do everything as long as we have strong righteous thoughts, but if the thought is contaminated with a human notion, the outcome will be totally different.
Fellow practitioners, it is time to stop the persecution. But in some areas, the evil is still persecuting Dafa practitioners at will. We have to look inward, cultivate ourselves and save as many sentient beings as possible.