A Cluster of Lotus Flowers in the Mountains
Greetings, practitioners around the world!
Here is my humble experience that I would like to report to Master and share with fellow practitioners.
Starting a Print Shop
From December 1998 to June 1999, one after another, our whole family began practicing Falun Dafa. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute practitioners, we all were imprisoned at forced labor camps for appealing for the right to practice Falun Gong. Afterward, we became depressed for some time until Master's "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People" was published on September 1, 2004.
"From now on, the Dafa disciples in China as much as anyone, both new students and veterans alike, should let go of their long-standing human attachments and start to seize the day and comprehensively save the world's people. Once the current time period is over, the first large-scale process of weeding out sentient beings will begin. For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don't forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth. This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people." ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People")
We were inspired by Master's words. We live in a mountainous area which had less than 20 practitioners. At that time, we got Falun Dafa printouts from practitioners in another city. But, from time to time, there were printing interruptions. We wanted to print fliers ourselves. So, during the summer of 2005, we decided to start a family print shop. We got immediate technical and hardware assistance from practitioners from neighboring counties. Soon we were able to download and print files.
As the demand for Falun Dafa printouts increased, we added another computer and a printer. After we bought them, my wife worried all the time. Previously, the police had searched our home many times. My wife was worried that we would be imprisoned again if they discovered that we had so many computers and printers at home. We continued studying the Fa. We understood, based on the Fa's principles, that the persecution of practitioners was not just human beings persecuting other human beings. Evil from higher dimensions was involved. Mind and matter are one thing. The key was that we should not have the thought of being persecuted. If we had such a thought, we might actually land ourselves in trouble. So, along the lines of common logic, many households had multiple computers and printers. It was common. In line with the Fa, we were doing the most righteous and most sacred task in the cosmos. No one is worthy of testing us. We had Master looking after our safety. As long as our hearts are pure, the old forces would not dare to persecute us. After discussion, our righteous thoughts became stronger. Our family formed an indestructible body. We work together seamlessly. Our print shop has operated in a superior fashion and has become a lotus flower among the flowers of every field and valley, mountain, and hill.
Detached from Fear
After the police arrested many practitioners last October, our printouts began piling up, because many local practitioners were too scared to take and distribute them. I feared for our safety, too, and did not want the printouts to stay at our home. I could not hand them out in our town, Jia City. Then I thought about Practitioner B in Ning City.
Practitioner A volunteered to drive me to Ning City after he learned of my plan. In Ning City, we learned from Practitioner B that they had a similar situation there, too. Practitioner B contacted several practitioners, but none of them dared to take the printouts, either.
We stayed in Ning City for two hours without resolving the situation. We called Practitioner C in Le City and then headed to Le City. When we reached Le City and called practitioner C again, her cell phone was off. When we arrived at her home, we were told that she had just left to go grocery shopping. We waited for more than a hour, but she did not return. It looked like she was intentionally avoiding us, so we left and went home.
In the following days, while looking at the two idle printers, I was very sad. It was my incompetence in cultivation that had caused the printers to pause in their contribution to validating the Fa. In the meantime, I was worried about the piled up printouts. Why had the tiresome and costly long drive been futile? Where was the problem? Master's teaching shined through the fog around us. All of this had happened because of us. It was because we had not aligned ourselves to the higher level Fa, but had allowed gaps that the old forces could manipulate. Were we fearful about distributing printouts in person? We felt safer staying at home and printing the handouts: distributing to the public was the duty of other practitioners and had nothing to do with us. What kind of attachments were these? How could we push the most risky and hardest task onto fellow practitioners? Wasn't this difficult situation a sign for us to broaden our path of Fa validation? We got to work immediately and started distributing printouts to the public. We worked through the whole process: downloading, editing, printing, and distributing. Once we began walking straight in cultivation, other practitioners began coming to us for printouts. Our printers were again busy all day.
Spreading the Facts of Falun Dafa over the Mountains
We live in a central city in a mountainous area. Most people live in the mountains, and there are few practitioners in those areas. People were waiting to be saved. We put our hearts into printing fliers and burning DVDs. The DVDs had a colorful cover. People thought that they were imported from abroad, treasured them, and passed them on to their friends. We made the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party as books with color illustrations. People got them, were impressed by their sincerity, and read them attentively, not ignoring them as just random handouts. We made and distributed every piece with pure hearts and fortified it with our righteous thoughts, so each item became alive with the consciousness of the Fa-rectification, brought people a righteous field, and saved people more effectively. We prepared multiple media for one distribution, put them in mixed order, and sealed them in self-sealing plastic bags. We labored to cover more villages in one trip, distributing materials as broadly as possible. We believed the materials would soon be circulated with help from the gods.
During the daytime, we visited villages with self-adhesive fliers, posted notifications with the facts of Falun Dafa, and also made notes so we knew where to go and how many materials were needed when we went out to distribute at night. We never worried about "sensitive days." When we learned that a practitioner was arrested, we made fliers that exposed the persecution as soon as possible and distributed them to people in the area in question, no matter how far away it was. Sometimes, the trip was over 100 miles; we rode our motorcycle for five to six hours.
Once, we forgot to check the gas before leaving. We ran out of gas on a side road five miles away from the highway. We lay the motorcycle on the road to release the gas from the bottom of the tank and asked for Master's fortifying. We did that three times and reached the highway.
Zealotry arose once we got on the highway, and the motorcycle immediately stopped. I realized that it was caused by my attachment of zealotry and said in my heart: "Master, I am wrong. I should not have the attachment of zealotry." We pushed the motorcycle as we walked along the road. I accidentally pressed the switch after five hundred feet. The motorcycle started. We felt Master's infinite grace. Master has given us everything during the Fa-rectification period. Only through diligence will we be able to live up to Master's merciful and laborious saving.
From a peasant who knew no English and only graduated from elementary school, I am now able to work with a computer with five printers, burn discs, and edit booklets. It is a miracle. This is the ability bestowed by the Fa. This is the behavior of a life in the new cosmos created by the Fa. It is proof that cultivation in the Fa is superior, a life coming for the Fa is superior. Watered by the Fa, we grew from a tiny lotus flower and become a cluster of lotus flowers with deep roots and rich leaves in the mountains.
Written on September 11, 2009