Becoming Master's Good Disciple
(Clearwisdom.net) I am fortunate to have become a Falun Gong practitioner. It's the most precious opportunity, as Master tells us, that only comes once in tens of thousands of years--that I co-exist with Master's Fa-rectification and assist Master in the human world. I always remind myself to do well and be Master's good disciple.
I would like to report on my cultivation journey to Master and share with fellow practitioners.
Obtaining the Fa
In the summer in 1995 my daughter and I traveled to a famous mountain where there was a temple. A monk there could tell fortunes. When it was my turn, the monk bowed to me with his hands crossed in front of his chest and said, "You are a very fortunate person." My reading consisted of four sentences, none of which made sense to me. The monk told me the meanings, "The Buddha from heaven will find you. Your days will be sunny. It is easy for you to cultivate and become a divine being. Your great deeds will be spread all over the world." At that time I did not know anything about Falun Gong.
In 2000 when the persecution was severe I had a dream. I was in a big, golden temple in the clouds. There were several white elephants nearby. One sound from far away beckoned, "Child, it is time for you to come back. Child, you should come back soon!" I was in tears. When I woke up I found my pillow soaked with tears.
Several days later at work two co-workers were having a conversation near me. One asked, "Is your husband still that bad?" The other answered, "He changed. After he learned Falun Gong, he changed completely into a great person." I heard "Falun Gong" and ran over and asked three questions. The first one was, "Is Falun Gong good?" The second one was, "Is Falun Gong's Master good?" The third was, "Can you please lend me the book to read?" (I never knew Falun Gong had books.) After I got three "yeses," when I returned home, Master already started purifying my body, taking care of one "disease" per day. After a week, my diseases all disappeared. I felt great. Later, my co-worker brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun. I held the book in my hands. When I saw Master's picture, for some reason, I had tears in my eyes. I saw that Master had tears in his eyes, too. I started reading at 10:00 a.m. and within 24 hours I had finished the book without feeling sleepy at all. That night, I heard the voice again from my dream, "Child, you should come back soon! You must come back!" Just like that, our benevolent Master found me. From that day on, my days have been sunny every day.
Clarifying the Truth
After I obtained the Fa I understood that my life exists for the Fa. At that time, the evil fiercely slandered Master and Dafa and poisoned the minds of sentient beings. I told myself that I had to try my best to let people know the wonders of Dafa.
I own a clothing store by the gate of a huge market. Many people pass my store every day. I moved the sound system to the front of my store and kept playing Dafa music and songs. The beautiful music purified the environment. The people passing by heard it. The people in the nearby neighborhood heard it. Many fellow practitioners came to meet me after they heard the music.
Almost everyone who came in said that it felt great and comfortable to be in my store. I told them that I practiced Falun Dafa and that the comfort came from Budda's compassion illuminating my store. I clarified the truth to every customer. I told them to remember, "Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." I told them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in order to stay safe.
I always carry truth-clarification materials with me. I got my supplies from almost all the wholesale stores in that market. I hired almost all the workers in the market to help me with the supplies. In the market, I have visited almost all the vendors. I clarify the truth to every person I meet. I do not want to leave out any predestined person. When time permits I clarify the truth in person. If not, I hand them informational materials. I do not think about anything else. I am only thinking about letting people understand the truth with a pure mind and offering them salvation.
One of my customers told me her son would be 20 years old in three days. A fortune-teller said that something bad would happen to him and that he should not go out. I clarified the truth to her, and she renounced her CCP membership. I also gave her a Falun Gong talisman (1). When she returned home, she put the talisman into the trunk of her son's motorcycle. Two days later, he was involved in a motorcycle accident with his motorcycle, and it flipped and burned. Bystanders thought he had been killed, but he stood up after a while. All his clothing was torn and his helmet was smashed, too, but he was unhurt. This customer later thanked me for the talisman.
An older man in my neighborhood suffered from liver ascites. He was hospitalized for a month. The doctor told the family it was the end of his life. That same night his daughter met me, and I clarified the truth to her, and she renounced her membership in the CCP. She told me about her father. I immediately gave her a talisman and told her to have her father think, "Falun Dafa is good." The next day a miracle happened. After getting oxygen, the man was able to breathe and then asked for food. After a week he was released from the hospital. The entire family witnessed the wonder of Dafa. They believe that Dafa is good and are grateful to Dafa's Master.
An eight-month-old baby boy lives close to my store. His parents took him to a private doctor's office for an injection, but the boy had a reaction and had a seizure and a high fever. The baby's heart even stopped and he was admitted to the emergency room. Although he did not die, his fever did not subside and he became blind and developed epilepsy. I went the family to clarify the truth to them, but they did not want to listen. I went there several times and almost wanted to give up. Just then, a fellow practitioner came to visit me in the store and reminded me, "We should try our best. We should still rescue them." So, I went there to seriously tell the family again about Dafa's supernatural powers and Master's compassion. I clarified the truth to them and exhorted them to renounce the CCP. And I told them to keep saying, "Falun Dafa is good." They followed what I said this time. Five days later a miracle happened. Master saved this little life and saved the family, too. Now this little boy is lively and happy. His eyes are black and bright.
Though it seems that I did these things, actually it was Master and the Fa who have done them.
The Power of Righteous Thoughts
Once I went to a 30-story building to distribute truth-clarification materials. I thought, "It would be nice if the light was off." Then all the lights really did go out in the hallway; darkness surrounded me. I suddenly felt scared. Right then I heard Master's voice, "Do not be scared. I am here. Do not be scared. I am here!" I immediately felt warm all over and my eyes filled with tears. Master is caring for us all the time!
After the news about the organ harvesting from living practitioners in Sujiatun was publicized, I distributed information about it to hospitals and cities. There was a building at a street crossing where thousands of people pass by. I posted the truth about Sujiantun and the heavens' destruction of the CCP there. As I was posting I asked for the righteous gods to help people understand the truth and not let people destroy the things I put up. The information remained up there for more than six months. Many people cursed the corrupt Party as they read the it. Sometimes I went there as well to find opportunities to clarify the truth to people.
Not too long ago when I went to get supplies, people surrounded me, asking for truth-clarification materials. Security agents approached to arrest me. I followed them to the security office. The two security officers discussed sending me to the police substation. I immediately said to them, "Please, do not talk." I then clarified the truth about Dafa to everyone in the room. The security head politely returned the materials to me and let me go. I told him that his choice would bring him a wonderful future. But now I still regret that I did not exhort him to quit the CCP. When I walked out I found the two security officers standing there. I went over and said to them, "You should catch bad people. Why would you arrest good people like me? From now on, please remember not to arrest the wrong people." I then went home.
I think that only lives with righteous thoughts are safest. We should do the three things well, with our purest minds. Other than doing my job and housework and clarifying the truth, I spend most of the time each day studying the Fa and sending righteous thoughts. Every day between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. I spend four hours on Fa study. On the hour, I send righteous thoughts. I often got sleepy initially when doing Fa study. Now I have changed from simply looking at the book to actually reading the book. I become more alert as I read. Sometimes after I am done sending righteous thoughts after 12:00 a.m. I still want to read more. Many times I see golden Falun shining. I know it is Master encouraging me.
(1) Talismans - In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.