Making Use of All Opportunities to Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) In March 1995, I was fortunate to obtain Dafa. I joined in the group Fa-study and exercises, and my realm of thought continued to elevate. The illnesses that I had suffered from for many years disappeared. Thus, I told whomever I met the about goodness and beauty of Falun Dafa. At that time, I lived on campus at a military institute. With my continuous promotion of Falun Dafa, many predestined people joined in the cultivation of Dafa. Several senior practitioners and I set up a site for Fa-study and group exercises.
On July 20, 1999, the evil Chinese Communist Regime started the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong, and many other practitioners and I were persecuted. Twice, I was forcibly taken to a brainwashing class for persecution. Later I was taken into custody by the evil police two times. Each and every time, I dissolved the persecution with righteous thoughts under the great care of our Master.
When the Fa-rectification entered the stage of quitting the CCP, after studying the Fa, I was fully enlightened to the fact that this was my historical mission that I had to fulfill. At the beginning, I clarified the truth to my family members and persuaded them to quit the CCP-related organizations. It was very difficult. Since all my family members believed that it was a political issue, and also because I did not let go of my attachment to competitiveness, the results were not good. After studying the Fa, I found my own shortcomings, and tried hard to follow Master's teaching of "Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy" ("Rationality", Essentials for Further Advancement II) I completely devoted myself to clarifying the truth in person. Every day after studying the Fa, if I had time, no matter how hot or cold, no matter how rampant the evil appeared, I would go out to clarify the truth. I have seen that if I follow Master's teachings, no matter where I go, I always meet people with predestined relationships.
One day on my way home from clarifying the truth, I met five students from out of town who had taken the wrong bus. They asked me how to get to the train station. While I was telling them how to take the bus there, I made sure to clarify the truth to them. I walked them all the way to the train station, thoroughly clarifying the truth the whole time, and they all agreed to quit the CCP-related organizations.
Taking the bus is also a good opportunity to clarify the truth. I usually clarified the truth to the people sitting next to me, and also gave them Shen Yun DVDs. When someone sitting in the row next to us asked about it, then I figured he also had a predestined relationship. I quickly shared the information with him, and he ended up quitting the CCP-related organizations as well.
I clarified the truth to those who came to my home to install the air-conditioner, fix the water pipe, make sales, or do community work, and also those who persecuted me at the brainwashing class. One morning in early April, the security director and the building supervisor came to my home. I thought they must have come for the truth and to be saved. Our building supervisor had told this director that our neighbors all commented that our family was good. We often cleaned areas of the buildings that everyone else neglected. We made sure that our laundry hung on the line never dripped water down to other households. When we met neighbors on the stairs, we always let others go first. I used this opportunity to clarify the truth to them. "For the past ten years, Falun Gong has been persecuted in China while it has spread widely to over one hundred other countries and areas. Why? In the past ten years, have you ever seen Falun Gong practitioners do anything bad? No, you could not find anything like this." Then I told them my own experience of cultivation, telling them how the producer with the last name of Chen who made the film "Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident" received karmic retribution for fabricating lies about Falun Gong. They sat there and listened to me for a long time. Finally both of them quit the CCP-related organizations.
After clarifying the truth for several years, many of my neighbors understood the truth about Falun Gong and agreed to quit the CCP-related organizations. Some of them even became good friends of ours. Now I go to the large supermarkets to clarify the truth, where there is a lot of pedestrian traffic. It is easier to approach these topics when people are shopping.
Cooperating well with fellow practitioners to clarify the truth is also very important. Once I was shopping with three fellow practitioners, and we carefully considered how to talk to people. For some people, we went straight to the point. For others, we made a decision based on their situation, but we wouldn't let any opportunity slip by. We mainly focused on a couple of questions: "Why quit the CCP-related organizations? What is Falun Gong?" Within three to five minutes, we could clarify the truth right to the point. Within just over two hours, at least thirty-three people quit the party. Later, one fellow practitioner told me, "We never knew how to even start such a conversation before. Then we saw that it was so easy for you to clarify the truth. You always wear a smile on your face, and you have compassion. Now that we see how you do it, we should be able to do it too." On the way, we encouraged each other, shared our experience and looked for areas to improve. We all understand that if we have a sincere hope to save sentient beings, Master will definitely help us.
I have been retired for many years, and in the past I did not have much contact with my old colleagues. I understand that these colleagues are also sentient beings that I need to save, so along with another colleague who is a fellow practitioner, I went to the homes of some of the former factory directors and secretary generals of the evil party to persuade them to quit the CCP-related organizations. Several factory directors and secretary generals (all but one) quit the CCP-related organizations. Master saw that it took a lot of time for me to go one by one to their homes, so last year a very good opportunity was arranged. My former workplace had three days for the employees to get their compensated salaries. When I met my colleagues at the old workplace, they all said that I looked better physically, and my hair had not turned gray. I told them this was because I practiced Falun Gong. A senior colleague said she felt pain in her neck, and she could hardly straighten her back. I asked her to say: "Falun Dafa is good, and Zhen Shan Ren is good." When she tried to remember this sentence by repeating it, suddenly she burst out: "This is very magical! Please quickly help me write down this sentence." Immediately the pain in her neck disappeared. If we just have a sincere heart to save sentient beings, Master will always help us.
My husband's classmates and military comrades had frequent gatherings, and they also invited family members to participate. I never missed an opportunity to save people. There was one couple whom I persuaded to quit the CCP-related organizations only after clarifying the truth to them nineteen times.
During these years of clarifying the truth and persuading people to quit the CCP-related organizations, I have gotten rid of many attachments. On the path of cultivation for the past 12 years, although I am validating Dafa, I still also have many shortcomings. I will do my best to follow Master's guidance. Please correct anything improper. Thank you Master and thank you fellow practitioners!