Clarifying the Truth with No Distracting Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) In March 1997, dying from various diseases, I was fortunate to learn Falun Dafa amid my suffering. After I obtained Dafa, I completely changed into a new person. My life became sacred, which is what I had been looking for and trying hard to attain. My lost, pained, and tired heart finally found its way back home. My body recovered within a very short period of time, and entered the state of being physically light all over. At that time, I thought: I am so blessed to learn the Fa, and I should cultivate well so that I can go back to my true, original home. I shouldn't miss out on this one and only chance.
In the two years from 1997 to 1999, every day I felt I was beautifully ascending. Just as Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun, I started menstruating again. Master encouraged me by allowing me to see the beautiful Falun and some other scenes in other dimensions. But since I was attached to reaching consummation through my own enlightenment, I said, "I don't want to see it." Ever since, my celestial eye has been closed.
After the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Gong, I continued to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to people. One time I went out of town on the train. As I faced my fellow passengers sitting all around me, with boundless compassion I wanted to clarify the truth to them. I told them, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance is good." I spoke further with two soldiers, one of whom was in his 40s, the other a military policeman in his 20s.
At that moment, I had no distracting thoughts in my mind and held one thought: To quickly clarify the truth to these people so that they wouldn't commit evil crimes in their ignorance and thus be destroyed because of the Chinese Communist Party. I started to chat with them, talking about the five thousand years of Chinese traditional culture and its belief in gods, to belief in the Buddha. I followed their train of thought to explain to them that the kind will eventually be rewarded with kindness and evil will be punished. I talked with them about the suffering of the Chinese common people and the evil crimes of corruption committed by high government officials. I went from human rights issues on to the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. I spoke of my own personal changes and the benefits of practicing Falun Gong. They also talked about their own thoughts. We sincerely discussed a wide range of subjects from noon until 10:00 p.m.
Finally, the older solider talked to us about the poor life of the farmers in his hometown. The elementary school teachers in his village were paid a monthly salary of just over 30 yuan. The children have no money to buy books, pens, or paper. All the teachers can do is to use the money that they earn when they go out of town to do manual labor during the summer break to buy supplies for the children. As we talked about the huge difference between the rich and the poor in China, and the corruption of the government officials, we were almost condemning them.
The younger soldier said, "I monitor Falun Gong. I was not aware that this is the truth. Now that I understand, I will never do it again." At this moment, other people sitting nearby also came over to us, some of whom were Christians and others Buddhists. We were all sitting together as a large group, and we had a very lively discussion.
I felt warm all over and my face was rosy. One middle-aged woman who was sitting across from me had been staring at me before she finally could not help but ask, "Auntie, how old are you? How is it that your facial complexion and spirit are both so good?" I told her that I was almost 70 years old. She said she could not believe it. I knew it that it is Master who was strengthening and encouraging me. We went back to our own seats and slept only after the lights in the train were turned off.
The next day I arrived at my destination without incident. I had barely left the station when a little girl beside me told me that she had quit the Communist Youth League of the Chinese Communist Party. I was very happy for her. Later on, I found out that she was also a fellow practitioner. She said, "You are so courageous. Are you not the least bit afraid?" I replied, "We have Master protecting us. I am not afraid at all." For the past years of Fa-rectification, I have been righteously taking all the opportunities to clarify the truth.
Last year, I went to the United States and stayed with my daughter for six months. I brought all the Dafa books with me, since I had to read and study the Fa. When I was there, I joined group Fa-study, attended a Fa conference, and joined a parade. And every day, I went out to clarify the truth about Dafa, delivered truth-clarification materials, and persuaded people coming from mainland China to quit the Chinese Communist Party and/or its related organizations. Before I came back to China, I bought some photo albums, other materials, and some Dafa books. Some fellow practitioners suggested to me that I should stay and apply for asylum as a political refugee instead of going back to China. Eventually I decided to come back to China, since I believe that China is the main place for my cultivation environment and for me to save sentient beings.
Before I came back to China, I sent forth righteous thoughts sacredly, and I sent forth righteous thoughts all the way back: "I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, and I have my Master who takes care of me and arranges my path. I have the fundamental Great Way of the universe to direct me on my cultivation path, which has been greatly changed by Master. That is why it is completely different from any ordinary individual cultivation and the tests for reaching Consummation. The old forces are not entitled to test me. I won't recognize their existence and arrangements. Today I am denying the tests of the negative lives and the notion of the old universe that if there is no demon, there is no Buddha. I have the universal Fa of Zhuan Falun, I will walk the path arranged by Master. I come as a god to assist Master in rectifying the Fa, and no one is entitled or allowed to persecute or interfere with me. Whoever does so is committing crimes and will definitely be eliminated by the righteous Fa. No one is allowed to touch my things or my luggage. Leave yourself a chance to be saved. Master, please strengthen me, protect your disciple, and let me easily pass through customs with the Fa instruments that are to be used to save sentient beings. I am going back to China to save sentient beings." With all the righteous thoughts on my way, I came back home very smoothly.
This August, I received an invitation from my senior high school classmates to go to a class reunion. I made use of this opportunity to save the predestined sentient beings. It took me over ten hours by train to get to my old school. We hadn't seen each other for over 50 years. There were 30 to 40 people and my classmates still remembered me. At that moment, I had no human or distracting thoughts except for one thought only: "This opportunity is so rare, I should definitely clarify the truth of Dafa to them and save these predestined people." I began by talking about my own experiences during all the political movements that had swept through China, and led on to the benefits, the happiness, and the beauty of my practicing Falun Gong. I explained to them that Falun Dafa is good, that "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance" is good, and went on to clarify the truth about the persecution. I told them not to be deceived by the lies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and not to bring disasters upon themselves by committing bad deeds. As a result, they also shared their experiences and condemnations of the CCP. When we eventually parted, many classmates shook hands with me, and some of them told me, "I support you." I gave them materials, including the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Some of them even wanted to learn Falun Gong from me and also to buy the book Zhuan Falun. Some of them agreed to quit the Communist Party-related organizations. My younger sister was very afraid when she later found this out. She said, "Sister, you are too courageous. Facing so many people, were you not afraid that someone would report you?" I said, "I had thought about this. But I don't believe they will. They are my fellow classmates, and we all have a predestined relationship. I have only the thought to save them without thinking of anything else. I shouldn't miss this rare chance to save sentient beings."
Usually I make use of any opportunity to clarify the truth to whomever I get in touch with. No matter who they are, I believe our meeting is arranged by Master. I want to save all sentient beings. I never think of whether they will betray me or not. For the past eight years, no one has ever reported me, and no one has ever followed me, either. The people from the neighborhood committee and the police substation have not come to talk to me. Instead I very often go to clarify the truth to them and give them truth-clarification materials. They all treat me with kindness, and that is why I have been able to walk the Fa-rectification path steadily for the past eight years.
Recently I very often have in my mind each and every small experience, every thought and deed on the path of my cultivation. They are shown as clearly as a film, and nothing was left out, while everything came clearly into view. We should not relax our efforts, we should not be insensitive, sluggish, or afraid of this or that. We should quickly wake up and mature in order to better do the three things, so as to save more sentient beings.