With Dafa in Mind, No Barriers Can Stand In My Way
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Teacher! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
There has been a practice site at my home since day one, where Dafa practitioners have been studying the Fa and sharing--they come and go. Evil interference and the tribulations of sickness karma have all been disintegrated through our believing in Teacher and trusting the Fa. I would like to share some of my recent cultivation experiences with fellow practitioners.
1. Doing well the three things without fear, and confronting evil interference
At the beginning of the Olympics, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) greatly accelerated the persecution. Many Dafa practitioners were arrested, had their homes ransacked, were forced into labor camps, had their personal activities monitored, or were even killed. I was very sad, but I wasn't afraid, and I continued doing what I was supposed to do, the three things.
The CCP party secretary in our village brought a group of people to interfere with me. A member of the County Peoples Representative Committee said to me as he was entering my house, "You look great." I said, taking the opportunity to clarify the truth, "I haven't been sick in the ten years I've been practicing Falun Gong. Before that I was sick all the time and didn't get well even after spending plenty of money. What my Teacher said about being a good person and the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is correct. The man said, "Since it's good for your health, you should stay home and practice, but don't go to Beijing. If you should get arrested, we'd lose our jobs--we can't fight the big boss."
I said, "Dafa practitioners don't do immoral things--what we do is all for others." The CCP agent said, "If that's the case, why would you go to Beijing? Why do you ask people to withdraw from the CCP?" I said, "Going to Beijing is to tell the government not to persecute good people cultivating Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Advising people to withdraw from the CCP is saving them." I wasn't scared even though I was confronting many of them.
The village CCP agent warned all practitioners not to post Dafa banners, not to have a group practice, and not to come to his house. However, we were not scared. Teacher said that under no circumstances should we cooperate with the evil. I am a Dafa disciple and I am here for saving sentient beings. How could evil be allowed to impede me? I must do what I should. On the following day, I went to get informational materials as usual. It used to take three hours round trip, but this time it only took just over an hour. I felt like a young person.
During this period of time, as usual, I did my best to save people. Whenever I left my home, I brought along truth-clarifying materials, passing them out whenever I could. I clarified the truth in person whenever possible. This is the time to save people from the evil CCP, the more the better. Regardless of how vicious the CCP people are, we definitely have to walk on the path to the end as required by Teacher.
2. In the face of life and death, looking within ourselves before proceeding diligently
On September 18, while my husband and I were crossing a highway on our way to help our daughter harvest corn, I was hit by a motorcycle so hard that I was thrown to the ground, my bicycle was totally twisted and ruined, my clothes were torn and my arms were swollen. My husband, relatives and a couple of schoolmates were also on the scene. As I was getting up from the ground, they asked how I was, and I said, "Nothing matters, I'm okay--you see my legs are good." They tried to hold the motorcyclist. but I insisted on letting him go and not asking for compensation.
By midnight I was feeling awful--I couldn't move my legs, could only half-raise my arms, and could barely move my body. I looked within myself and realized that I hadn't been doing the three things well. I thought that I'm getting older and that it would be great if someone else could do Dafa things for me. Recently, due to busy farm work, I was behind on Fa study even though I had been doing some Falun Gong exercises. Off and on when our daughter asked for help on the farm, I felt troubled and bothered. In the process of ten years of cultivation, my home had become a practice site because of availability and convenience. I never had any worry about wasting time or having trouble. But why was I having trouble then? Wasn't selfishness causing it? Why didn't other practitioners have any complaints about their business or needing to run around so much? In comparison, did I have any reason for sluggishness? For these years of cultivating Dafa, my whole family, including my Dafa practitioner husband, has been supporting me in doing the three things. Under these circumstances, if I didn't do any better, would I be worthy of Teacher's kind salvation? I'd be letting sentient beings down.
I had gone as far as taking care of my daughter's troubles. I realized from the Fa that as a cultivator, I shouldn't interfere with everyday people's problems. If we can't see the the karmic relationships behind them, we could create karma if we try to help. The attachments of fame, profit, and affection should be eliminated. I knew I must remove these bad things so that I could do well the three things and closely follow Teacher in the process of Fa-rectification. As my thoughts wandered along, I realized it was midnight and my husband and I sent forth righteous thoughts. In the morning, while doing the Falun Gong exercises, I had to use my right hand to help raise my left hand. After finishing the standing exercises, I did a 40-minute sitting meditation. I was happy during the whole process. On the following day, when practicing the standing exercises I was able to move my arms, and I didn't have any problem doing the sitting meditation. Physically I was getting better and better every day. Before long I was able to do the three things just like before.
Going through reincarnations for thousands of years was all for today. Teacher has given us so much that we should not disappoint his expectations. Although there have been tribulations in our cultivation, as long as we steadfastly believe in Teacher and trust Dafa, we have nothing to fear. As we approach the moment of urgency, let us work hand in hand together during this special period of Fa-rectification where we coexist with Teacher.
December 8, 2008