Conscientiously Harmonize What the Fa Rectification Needs
Greetings, fellow practitioners around the world!
First, I would like to express my infinite respect and gratitude to our respectful Master.
"The form that your cultivation takes has one cultivate in ordinary human society, and people in different social classes or different professions can all cultivate; and as you reside in different societies and make use of the different professions you are in to validate the Fa and save sentient beings in every corner of the world, you are utilizing this present form of society to cultivate." ("Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan")
As a top level manager in a company, I know that the success of my career and the advantage of my status are all given by Dafa. They will only have meaning if I use them for Fa rectification. All these years, I have conscientiously utilized these situations and have done things for the needs of Fa rectification. My own cultivation also improved and elevated.
I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. Dafa made all kinds of long-term illnesses accumulated from my youth disappear. I truly experienced the happiness of being illness-free. However, shortly after I started to participate in the group practice in my city, the persecution started. The top officials in my company asked if I practiced Falun Gong. I did not answer their questions directly, and they did not mention it anymore, so I was not interfered with.
In the beginning of 2001, I attended a small local Fa conference in which 18 practitioners participated. Their sincere sharing touched me. After that, I started to distribute small amounts of truth-clarifying materials and stepped forward to participate in the Fa rectification.
Transporting Materials from My Hometown
There were not many practitioners in my city. After the conference, the local material production site was damaged. It was difficult for us to obtain Dafa materials. It usually took a long time and we had to overcome many difficulties to get Master's new articles and a small number of informational materials.
In my hometown, about 120 miles away, there were more practitioners. My father, mother, and sisters all practice Dafa. Each time I went home, I heard their stories of focusing on Fa study and cultivation, resisting the evil persecution, clarifying the truth, and saving sentient beings. When I came back, I brought with me Master's new articles and some materials. This solved the problem of our local shortage of materials and it was safe and convenient, so I went home more often. For four years this was the channel through which we got our local materials.
No matter how busy I was at work, I always found time to go home. I went once every month and brought back enough materials to last about four weeks. I divided the materials into four batches to send to other practitioners. When Master's new articles were published, I arranged extra trips to get them so that all practitioners could read them within a short time.
Each one way trip took about three hours. If there was traffic or a detour, it took five to six hours. In the winter, the roads were slippery. Sometimes I saw six to seven accidents on the way. Even though we ran into some difficulties, we got through them without any danger. During those four years, we never had an accident. I knew Master was compassionately protecting me. My driver is an everyday person. He is kind and sincere. He always cooperated with my schedule and never complained. In 2005, I helped him quit the CCP and its affiliates. He also understands that Falun Dafa is good.
During the long weekends and holidays, many families travel, but I always went in one direction--home. My wife is an everyday person and sometimes complained that I did not travel with them, so I sometimes brought her along to my hometown.
To guarantee the readiness of my materials, the practitioners in my hometown had to do a lot of preparation. My mother is almost 70 years old. Besides helping with the materials for me, she also helped prepare materials for four to five neighboring villages. When I saw her happily carrying the materials like a young person with her silver hair, I felt that the miracle of Dafa gave her a life full of glory.
Despite the bad weather or evil interference, I transported the materials without any interruption for four years. The disadvantage of this method was that the trips were long and costly, and it consumed my time. We needed a more efficient way, but this method indeed worked. It provided us with Master's new articles and the informational materials, which encouraged us to step out and clarify the truth to save sentient beings.
Setting Up a Material Production Site
Sometimes we only got a limited amount of materials from my hometown, so I copied some on my fax machine. Not only that, traveling such a long distance was not convenient. As time went by, I got the idea of setting up a local material production site. Later, I learned how to go to the Minghui/Clearwisdom website and experienced the importance of accessing the Internet. I helped buy a computer for a practitioner who stayed home and thought this might help with Internet access and producing truth-clarifying materials, but it did not happen.
In 2005, after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, the demand for materials increased a lot, so it was urgent for us to set up our own production site. At that time, there was indeed no suitable person, safe location, or technical support. It was mostly because we had the attachment of fear. We knew that this work was a big target and dangerous, so we did not want to make efforts toward it. On the surface, the conditions seemed to be unsuitable.
Later, Practitioner A from my hometown came to my city to work. Then Practitioner B came to work with Practitioner A. I felt this was an opportunity. I mentioned my idea to them and they agreed immediately. We quickly bought some equipment, such as a computer, a printer, a copier, and other supplies and materials. Neither practitioner had much education and did not even know how to turn the computer on. A young practitioner nearby came to help us. We started by printing the Nine Commentaries, which was easier.
Without the participation of other local practitioners, the material production site was set up. At the beginning of 2006, when we produced the first box of the Nine Commentaries books, we were very happy. When other local practitioners got them, it was hard for them to believe that these were made locally.
At the beginning, we still obtained other materials from my hometown. Then the practitioner who helped to transport the materials was persecuted to death. So the practitioners at our local material site decided to provide all the materials to local practitioners. We started with the simple task of directly copying, then moved on to download the materials to print, including Master's new articles, the Minghui Weekly, the Minghui Weekly Newspaper, cards, bookmarks, and stickers. Later, we bought DVD burners and color printers and we started to produce DVDs and other materials. We have been safely operating ever since.
The experience of setting up the material site made me deeply understand: "Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master. It is good enough if you have this wish. It is the master who actually does this, as you are simply unable to do it. " (Zhuan Falun) The conditions were not there on the surface, but if your mind is firm and it is something Dafa needs, Master will arrange things for us and everything else will follow along naturally. Now, both practitioners A and B are mature and can skillfully operate everything. In the meantime, we pay attention to Fa study and recite the Fa and we participate in weekly group study and sharing. We cultivate ourselves, look inwards, and improve our xinxing so as to guarantee the safety and the steady operation of the material site. We have updated our third copier and our publishing volume exceeds 500,000 copies.
Guaranteeing Smooth and Safe Material Distribution
For safety, we use one-to-one communication. I took the job of distributing materials alone. I pay close attention to the delivery time and delivery methods to comply with they way everyday people do things. From past lessons learned, I never communicate by phone. Sometimes I have to go to other practitioners' homes three or four times to catch them at home. During the past few years, it has been smooth and safe.
Last year during the Beijing Olympics, the government hired many unemployed people to follow and monitor practitioners. At the entrance of a practitioner's home, two people were always on guard. Since I did not know the situation, I went to this practitioner's home as usual. The practitioner arranged for another practitioner to meet me before the entrance and she safely transferred the materials to another safe location. The practitioner that I met didn't know me, but she recognized me without any problem. Fellow practitioners' careful cooperation avoided possible loss.
When practitioners have strong righteous thoughts, cooperate well, and form a whole body, the evil will not be able to attack our loopholes. During the same period, brainwashing sessions were set up to persecute practitioners. After we heard the news, all practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate the persecution. The power of practitioners' whole body prevented large-scale persecution in our city.
Later, an extra delivery was added. I had to deliver the materials at the appointed time and location most of the time. But once on a windy day, when it was getting close to the appointed time, I was still not able to get a taxi. I asked for Master's help. Then, a three-wheeler appeared. The driver told me there would be no more cars behind him, so I got in his vehicle. The three-wheeler went very fast, and I got there on time.
I also used the convenience of my work to clarify the truth to my colleagues, friends, and customers and asked them to quit the CCP and its affiliates. During the first few months of this year, I did not study the Fa enough and was not able to keep up sending forth righteous thoughts. Many everyday people's attachments showed up. The evil used the loophole. One person at work sent the truth-clarifying DVD I gave him to our headquarters. Headquarters sent people to talk to me a few times and they rudely asked me to leave the room. After fellow practitioners heard about this, they all sent forth righteous thoughts for me. At the same time, they reminded me to pay attention to safety. While I caught up with Fa study and reciting the Fa, looked inward, sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference, I also paid more attention to safety and wisely did the Dafa work well. My Dafa work was not affected.
This incident touched me. In the past few years, my Fa rectification work had gone smoothly. But after such a long time, I started to relax and ignore my personal cultivation. Since my thoughts and actions did not meet the Dafa standard, the evil interfered. This was a hard lesson learned. Doing Dafa work cannot substitute for cultivation. While doing Dafa work, we should remember to cultivate ourselves. Thus, practitioners should meet Master's requirements and do the three things well. Especially we should study the Fa well, improve our xinxing, behave strictly according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, and keep up our righteous thoughts so as to meet the Fa's standard.
Master Is Beside Me at All Times
During the past few years, I have been able to naturally harmonize with the Fa's needs in my work and life. In Fa rectification work, I have done what I could do like everyday people. I naturally did some coordination work. On the surface, all the work seemed to be done by practitioners, but everything was all arranged by Master and protected by Master. Master said, "The path that Master tells you to take is sure to be righteous." ("New Year's Greetings") I enlightened that the most righteous road must be the safest one. As long as we do what Master tells us and keep up our righteous thoughts, Master is beside us all the time.
After the Fa conference in 2001, many practitioners were persecuted. One of the practitioners who contacted me frequently was arrested. But I was safe even though I was in his phone contact records.
There have never been any problems when I spend paper money with truth clarifying messages on it. Even though there were some unusual situations while delivering materials, none of them resulted in any trouble once I thought of Master.
When I encountered difficulties, I asked for Master's help. Master always gave me hints, sometimes through my dreams or sometimes through others' words. After I was reported to headquarters, several times when I opened Zhuan Falun, I saw Master's words on improving xinxing and personal cultivation. Master's repeated warnings and protection led me through one difficulty after another.
Master told us,
"Never, ever get preoccupied with worldly things
Steel your righteous thoughts
For all [that you have gone through] since ancient times,
Was for none other than this time around.
(Hong Yin II, "Plum Blossoms")
We are the lives created by Dafa and we came here for Dafa. Master pulled us out of hell, cleaned us up, elevated us through Dafa, and bestowed upon us the solemn mission of Fa rectification and saving sentient beings. The Dafa work I did and the sentient beings I saved were far from enough. My attachments to fame and personal interests, the mentality of showing off, the competitive mentality, jealousy, and lust have not been completely eliminated. Participating in this Fa conference is a part of self cultivation and Fa rectification. Only by studying the Fa well, getting rid of all human attachments, walking the last part of my path well, fulfilling my prehistoric oath, and saving more sentient beings will I be worthy of the name of Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple that Master gave me.
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Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!