Keeping Sentient Beings in Mind, Fulfilling Our Mission
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I obtained the Fa in January 1999 and I'd like to share with everyone my cultivation experiences.
Master Gave Me a Second Life
Before my cultivation, I was laid off and jobless and my husband was serving time due to robbery for which he was sentenced to 15 years in jail. My elderly parents offered to have me and my child live with them. The four of us all relied on my father's monthly pension of 400 yuan to live by.
Not long after, I fell ill. I felt pain all over my body and I was very weak. My mother took me to several hospitals for examination. All the doctors that saw me suggested I go to a more sophisticated and technologically advanced hospital for further diagnosis. My condition deteriorated so quickly that I could not even walk by myself.
My mother was able to borrowed 200 yuan for me and I took the money with me and went to the city hospital. The doctor looked at the lab results and me for a long while and said, "Hurry home and prepare yourself for hospitalization. You should check in as soon as possible. Remember to bring in 30,000 yuan for deposit." I asked him what exactly was my illness, but he simply sighed without answering my question.
I suspected that I contracted leukemia. With tears in my eyes, I got on the bus home. I could not even find anyone to lend me 300 yuan, not to mention 30,000 yuan.
I had edema all over my body and it was difficult to even raise my head. I couldn't eat anything and I gradually became emaciated.
Then my mother told me she was about to watch Master's lecture video. She said, "How can we find money to treat your illness? I say instead of waiting for your death, cultivate together with me. Only Master can save your life." I agreed to give it a try.
The distance between my mother's home and that of the fellow practitioner where we would watch the video was no more than 200 meters. Yet it took me 4 to 5 attempts to get there, with my mother's help. Oddly enough, I felt extremely comfortable once I watched Master's video. I was able to walk home all by myself after watching the First Talk. By the time I finished all nine talks of Master's lecture video, I was already glowing with a rosy complexion. In the past I was always told I had a pale face. In no more than one month, I was able to bike with my fellow practitioners for 10 miles to neighboring villages to promote the Fa. Master gave me a new life and changed my fate as well as my family's.
Harmonizing the Whole Body and Saving Sentient Beings
After my husband's release, we did odd jobs to make a living. In 2005, we borrowed some money and set up a family business on the outskirts of town. We soon got in touch with fellow practitioners there. We conducted our daily business activities during the day and at night we studied the Fa and made truth-clarification materials with fellow practitioners. Later I began to coordinate local truth-clarification activities.
There were about 50,000 people in the three towns I am in charge of coordinating. During our experience sharing, everyone improved quickly and all practitioners participated in truth clarification. There was a couple who ran a family business out of their home. They used this opportunity to clarify the facts to their customers. Local people also knew this was a shop run by practitioners and they often came to ask for truth clarification materials. One night two people knocked on the door. It turned out they wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its associated organizations. They could not even wait for dawn to do the withdrawals. There is another practitioner who is a carpenter. When he went out to work, he put truth clarification materials in his tool box. He grabbed every opportunity to clarify the facts. At night he played truth clarification CDs to people. There is another practitioner in his 70s that often went out with fellow practitioners to participate in truth clarification activities, be it day or night.
The past several years, my fellow practitioners and I covered almost every local village and were able to persuade many people to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations. There is a town that has several hundred construction workers. We rode our motorcycles and went from one construction site to the other to advise those workers to do the three withdrawals. A foreman quit the CCP after understanding the truth. He then gathered his workers and had us clarify the truth and assist them to do the three withdrawals. After we were done with his construction site, he led us to another site for us to clarify the truth. When we finished everything, he offered to give us a ride home.
I learned several things from working as a coordinator. First, one must have enthusiasm to be a coordinator. It is not accidental to be a coordinator; maybe you were given such a mission and responsibility for a reason. Second, a coordinator must study the Fa well and be able to encourage everyone to improve from the Fa. Without the Fa, one could not do a good job coordinating or one may even bring loss to the Fa. Lastly, one must have firm faith in Master and the Fa. Everything we do well is the manifestation of Master's might and the Fa's power. Therefore, we must not develop zealotry and attachments to validate ourselves.
Bringing Blessings to Children
In August two fellow practitioners and I went to an elementary school.
One practitioner pondered whether we should go in. I replied, "How can we not go in? Dozens of sentient beings are waiting for us to save them!"
When we went in, we saw over 30 pupils sitting in a large classroom. I walked up to the podium and smiled, "Hello my little friends!" These kids seldom saw such situation and they all stared at me with their eyes wide-open.
I said to them, "Don't panic. Auntie is here today to bring you blessings. I wanted to tell you two things: Falun Dafa is good and Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Falun Dafa is the universal principles passed to us by Master Li Hongzhi. He teaches us that we need to be sincere and truthful in our behavior. We shall be considerate of others and be tolerant when facing conflicts. We shall not fight back or curse back. Won't you say this is good?" The students answered in unison, "Good!"
I continued, "At present over 100 million people in over 80 countries are practicing Falun Dafa, and the whole world knows that Falun Dafa is good. Let me tell you a story."
"Over 100 years ago, there was a red dragon in Heaven that decided to come down to the human world to harm people. Its name is the CCP in this world. In order to have people submit to its power, it instigates everyone to join its organizations. For instance, when you go to high school or college, it pushes everyone to join the CCP. When you are in the middle school, it has you join the Chinese Youth League. When you are an elementary school pupil, you are asked to join the Young Pioneers' League. You're given a red scarf to wear around your neck. Once you put the red scarf on, you belong to it and have to listen to it. When Heaven decides to destroy it, everyone that has the red scarf will have to die with it."
"Auntie has a little trick. You tell Auntie your names and make a wish in your heart to quit the Young Pioneers' League. You will all be saved and have a bright future."
"How about you recite with Auntie 'Falun Dafa is good and Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good'? Try to memorize the two sentences, OK?"
They all replied, "Alright!"
"Auntie has to say good-bye to you now. I wish you the best!"
All the children suddenly stood up and said, "Falun Gong Auntie, bye-bye!"
While in Detention, Still Thinking about Sentient Beings
In June 2006, Xiao Hong, Xiao Jun and I were arrested while clarifying the truth. We were taken to the county detention center that night. The guards decided to jail us for 10 to 15 days. In order to protest the detention, we went on a hunger strike right that night.
The second day, Xiao Hong and I began to clarify the truth to the guards and other detainees. By the fifth day of our hunger strike, Xiao Hong felt weak all over her body and could not even stand up. I also had abnormal heartbeat. We discussed with each other on what to do next. We came to the realization that as Dafa disciples, we should put validating the Fa and saving sentient beings as priority and we shall never forget our mission. Therefore, we decided to stop our hunger strike. It is illegal to detain us here. We will not eat food provided by the detention center, but we each ate something sent in by our family members. We felt much better afterwards and we were able to calm down to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts.
Detainees were held in separate cells, which made it difficult for us to clarify the truth to everyone. What shall we do? I suddenly remembered what Master said regarding Divine Land Marching Band and Waist Drum Band. I decided to sing Dafa songs to clear all the evil elements controlling the detention center. I made a wish for predestined people to be saved after hearing my songs.
I started to sing "Falun Dafa Is Good" over and over again. Tears ran down my face. I felt that every cell of mine was shedding tears. When I opened my tearful eyes, I saw Master sitting in a lotus flower and looking at us with a smile. I immediately pressed my hands in front of my chest to greet Master and then told fellow practitioners that Master was watching us. I asked them to sing with me. They also could not help but shed tears when singing the song. We sang for over one hour and our voices resonated in the whole universe.
Gradually, some detainees began to sing with us while others raised their thumbs to show their admiration. Our songs inspired people's conscience and purged the CCP's evil elements. At the same time, we were all encouraged to do better in clarifying the truth. From that day on, we sang Dafa songs every day. On the day of our release we began to sing at 7 in the morning until the time we left.
We realized that we should save everyone we meet here, including the guards. Xiao Hong wrote two open letters to detainees on a toothpaste box and bath issues. I also wrote one to the guards. Xiao Jun then passed our letters to the detainees and the guards. In the letters we told them about the persecution of Falun Gong and advised them to remember, "Falun Dafa is good."
Most guards were able to understand the truth and made wise decisions. No matter what we did, be it practicing the exercises, singing the songs or reciting the Fa, they simply pretended they didn't notice. In the short period of our detention, 42 people, including 31 detainees, came to know the truth and had quit the CCP. We wish them the best from deep within our hearts.
There were two detainees who were waiting for their verdicts. One may get five years, and the other three years. During our truth clarification, they not only quit the CCP, but also recited "Falun Dafa is good" every day. Several days later, the verdicts were announced. They were sentenced to only one year and a half year, respectively. They were both very happy. I told them they received good fortune for their correct attitude towards Dafa. Many other detainees felt their sentence was incredible.
On our fifth day of hunger strike, we were very weak. In order to validate the Fa, we still persisted in practicing the exercises. At that time, I saw numerous Falun of different sizes dancing around in the sky. I realized that Master was hinting to us that as long as we believe in Master and the Fa we can pass the test. When we improved from the Fa, I saw many Falun. During sending forth righteous thoughts, I also saw that Xiao Hong and Xiao Jun had their bodies enveloped in bright red light. Then three female Buddha's on lotus flowers ascended into the sky.
When detainees learned of our release, one said emotionally, "Since you're leaving, let me sing a song to you." She began to sing "Falun Dafa Is Good." Another person said, "Now that you will be gone. From then on I'll tell everyone I see that Falun Dafa is good. I will promote the Fa on your behalf." Looking at these lives that had been saved, I said, "I hope you can soon escape the world of bitterness. After all, you are lives that have come for the Fa. I hope good fortunes are awaiting you."
Teaching a Mute to Say "Falun Dafa Is Good"
Once several practitioners and I went to a village to clarify the truth, we saw two dozen people gathering around a shop. We walked up to them and a man said, "If you can have this mute talk, we will all quit the CCP."
The mute, he was referring to, was a woman approaching 50. She was uttering some sounds no one could understand. I held her hands and said, "You're not a mute. You can speak. I'll teach you right now." One fellow practitioner was shocked to hear my words and said, "You're too irrational. How can you make such a promise? What if you can't make her talk? Wouldn't people laugh at us?" I kept teaching the mute to say "Falun Dafa is good," word by word. The woman was still slurring and the bystanders were laughing. I was not moved and continued my teaching. Another practitioner said, "It's a waste of time. Why not stop it?" I said with determination, "No, I will not stop. I must teach her to speak."
My fellow practitioners left to clarify the truth to other people. When they returned in about an hour, I said excitedly, "Listen! She can talk now. She can say "Falun Dafa is good." I brought the mute to the practitioners. She really said Fa clearly. I encouraged her to go on and she was able to say every word of "Falun Dafa is good." I asked her to say everything together and she really did say coherently, "Falun Dafa is good."
This was not just an incident in which a mute was able to speak. She had been waiting to say "Falun Dafa is good" for thousands of years.