Seize the Time and Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I own a store and I clarify the truth to my customers. A few young people said to me, "The government doesn't allow it [Falun Gong], so don't practice it anymore." I told them that the 2001 self-immolation incident was staged by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and that the CCP does not represent China. I gave them some truth-clarification materials including, "The Secret to Becoming a Good Student." Once, several students told me that their teacher had clarified the truth to them in their class and the entire class quit the CCP. I said, "Your teacher is really great."
When I clarify the truth to people, I begin by talking about the corruption of the CCP. This is usually well received and agreed to. Then I invite them to watch a truth-clarification CD or take brochures, and I ask them to remember the universal principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance."
A policeman once came to my store. I told him about the benefits of Falun Gong and gave him some brochures. He said, "I'm a policeman. Aren't you afraid?" I said, "No, I'm not afraid. Being a policeman is your job, but every person has a compassionate side. Take a look at the truth first. I believe that you will not turn me in or arrest me. If one does many evil deeds, he will receive retribution from the heavens." I talked about the Cultural Revolution, the June 4th massacre, and then the fact that Falun Gong is practiced in more than 80 countries. He said, "No one has the force to turn back the tide." I said that Falun Gong's compassionate Master does and that true practitioners do. He then asked, "Is this practice really this powerful?" I replied, "If you recite 'Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance is good' with a sincere heart, then you will see the truth in the world."
Once, a customer came to the store for a curtain. I asked him to pick up the curtain the next day and told him that I would bring a gift for his boss. I prepared some truth-clarifying materials and a CD, but forgot to bring them the next day, which made me feel really bad. However, that evening, he called and said, "The curtain pole was broken. That is so weird, how could a new pole break?" I immediately realized that Master was creating opportunities for predestined people so that they could have a chance to be saved. I remembered Master's words: "Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world." ("The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos," Hong Yin II) Master's Fa is realized by each one of us as we validate the Fa and save sentient beings. Some people came to the store and could not find the things they needed. Only when they got the truth-clarification materials would they happily leave. It is indeed true that Buddha saves predestined people. There were also people who became very excited and wanted to thank our great and compassionate Master after they read the materials.
Every day, whether I am walking or doing something, I always recite the Fa-rectification verse or repeat, "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities." We have been reincarnating for millions of years and this great play of mankind is about to come to an end. The whole world will be celebrating the Fa as the Fa's rectification of the human world commences. We are disciples of Falun Dafa and we are here to assist Master to save sentient beings in Fa-rectification.