Genuinely Walking on the Divine Path
Hello, honorable Teacher.
Hello, my fellow practitioners.
I started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. I had been an accountant, chief officer, and general manager in a state-owned enterprise and had been awarded the title "advanced municipal worker" for excellence in my work. Looking back on my cultivation, I find that I had so many serious human attachments, like the pursuit for fame and personal gain, selfishness, and stubbornness. It is Dafa that profoundly changed me into a person who considers others before myself. Through genuine cultivation in Dafa, I became a person walking on the divine path and I acquired a new life recreated by Dafa. In my more than ten years of cultivation of Falun Gong, countless miracles have happened to me.
On the eve of the Chinese New Year in 2008, 21 members of my family reunited for a dinner. My younger brother, who came home for the family reunion from his work in another city, gave a toast: "Thank you, Falun Gong Teacher." I was moved to tears by his sincere words.
After I practiced Falun Gong, I underwent significant changes. I used to be indifferent toward others, but now I am considerate of others and measure myself against Dafa in everything I do. My warm personality is recognized by my neighbors and they even asked me, "Why are you so good?" Seeing the big changes in me, my nearly 80-year-old mother-in-law, who had suffered from paralysis for 20 years, also started to practice Falun Gong in 2005. She threw out her medicine that she had kept for many years right away. In the four years of her practice, she has never taken any medicine. Through studying Zhuan Falun and watching Teacher's Fa lectures, she came to understand that cultivation is actually about the cultivation of one's mind and the process to improve one's xinxing by trying to be a good person. With this understanding, she removed her bad habit of being excessively critical of her children. She used to be always at odds with one of her daughters-in-law, but now they have settled their problems and there is calm between them. Our large family, which had not gotten together for dinner for more than 20 years, reconciled. Many of my neighbors witnessed the improvement of my mother-in-law's xinxing and health. Although she is nearly 80 years old, she had undergone such a big change that she looked like new person. She was energetic, with her face shining with the glow of good heath.
In 2005, I was arrested when I was posting Falun Gong truth clarification materials and detained for one month in a detention center. After that, the police put my name on their list of Falun Gong practitioners to be monitored. Whenever the so-called "sensitive dates" came, I was reminded by some kindhearted people and practitioners to be careful because the local 610 Office had my name on their list. I thought of Teacher's Fa on how divine beings do not call human beings by their given names. As a Dafa practitioner, I should assist Teacher in Fa-rectification and save sentient beings, making use of the social environment of ordinary people. I should accomplish my historic mission and return home with Teacher.
Teacher said, "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces." ("Dafa is Indestructible" from Essentials for Further Advancement II). Teacher does not acknowledge it, and Dafa practitioners oppose it too. During the Olympic Games in Beijing, I went to Beijing twice to validate the Fa and send righteous thoughts. In the past several years, with the care of Teacher, I have never been harassed by any Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel during my Fa-validation.
Clarifying the truth with Chinese currency
Writing messages on Chinese currency is a good way to help sentient beings. Nowadays so many Chinese people are quite keen for money, so they will check the bills they get carefully whenever they complete a transaction.
Since starting to clarify the truth using Chinese currency, I have devoted myself to the project wholeheartedly. I not only do it myself, but have also motivated my family to use the bills with messages on them. When I give money as a gift to my friends or relatives at weddings, funerals, or children's birthdays, I use truth-clarification cash. I tell them that the more they use these bills, the more the truth about Dafa will spread and the more blessings they will receive. About 50 people related to me have used the truth-clarification cash of several hundred yuan. I have also saved some of these bills for people who may come to me to exchange money. I wrote some truth-clarification messages on cash for my son so that he could use them in his small shop. I exchanged large denominations of several thousand yuan into smaller bills for future use by practitioners. In the past several years I have distributed tens of thousands of yuan, most of which are bills of 1, 5, or 10 yuan each.
One day a practitioner told me that his cash was refused when he tried to buy something. I did not respond to him directly and complained in my mind, "You came across this kind of thing because you have the attachment of being afraid." I did not treat his problem with righteous thoughts, and my attachments of being too engrossed and showing off increased. I thought with conceit, "I have never run into this kind of thing. In a little while I will write even more truth-clarification messages on some bills and have no trouble exchanging." While I was thinking those things, my husband raised his voice to tell me, "Our son said that the bank refused to accept the money and told you not to write on the bills any more." I immediately realized that it was my conceit that caused this problem. When I calmed down and looked inside, I traced my poor mindset to wanting to validate myself and the attachment of being too engrossed and showing off. I made up my mind to remove these problems with the understanding that Teacher has gone through great pains to help us improve in our cultivation. As a matter of fact, it is Teacher that saves people in our validation of the Fa. I still remember that when I wrote the truth-clarification messages on money the first time, a practitioner coordinator told me that I should not write on bills of 100 yuan because I might suffer a heavy financial loss if the banks refused to accept the money. I thought, "Dafa is omnipotent. If I have a pure mind, the bank will surely accept the money." Then I wrote on several 100-yuan bills and deposited them into the bank without any difficulty. I knew this was encouragement from Teacher. Teacher needs only our righteous thoughts and he will do everything for us.
One day, I went to a city nearby to buy some materials. When I got there, I realized that all the bills that I had with me had truth-clarification messages on them. I hesitated--should I buy the materials with this money? I remembered Teacher's Fa that our power is proportional to our righteous thoughts. I asked Teacher to help strengthen my righteous thoughts. Then I bought the materials with the cash and returned home without incident.
Changing my notions and clarifying the truth
I had always wanted to distribute truth-clarification materials because I thought that would allow me to save many people without having to speak to them directly. I cooperated with another practitioner to distribute materials in the countryside. Sometimes we did this at open markets, and sometimes we simply covered all the villages and residents one by one. Each time we went, we carried 700 to 1,000 pieces of literature. We did this for several years but rarely spoke to people face to face. After thinking about Teacher's Fa on truth clarification and saving people, I realized that I tried to hide my attachments of saving face, avoiding conflicts, and pursuing fame in my Fa-validation. It was a serious problem. In addition, I was attached to the positive feeling I got when people responded to me after I gave orders, since I used to be an official in a factory. I kept these attachments for many years, but I decided to remove them. After changing these notions, I started to talk to people about Dafa. When I didn't do it well as a beginner, I calmed down and looked inside to find out if there were any problems with what I said and how to best awaken my good nature. I measured my truth clarification against Teacher's Fa and learned quite a lot from the examples published in Minghui Weekly. Gradually, from talking to only two or three people at the beginning, I can now talk to more than 20 people in a group naturally.
When I clarified the truth on a bus for the first time, there were more than 30 passengers. I wanted to tell them that Falun Dafa is good and that the "self-immolation" on Tiananmen Square was fabricated by the CCP. I also wanted to tell them to say "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" so that they would be blessed by heaven. I tried to open my mouth to utter the words but I failed. Soon I was about to arrive at my stop. Then I had the thought that the beings behind every person on the bus were eager to hear the truth about Dafa. This time I did not hesitate. I stood up and told the passengers that I wanted to say something important to them. It got extremely quiet on the bus, and everyone listened to me without saying a word. When I left the bus I saw that some of the passengers were waving to me. I was very excited, knowing that it was encouragement from Teacher and that it was Teacher who allowed this to happen. Now I freely use my divine power to eliminate the evil by sending righteous thoughts in public places. I feel completely independent in my truth clarification at all times, and I try my best to save people from different social backgrounds with different methods.
Saving people by distributing Shen Yun DVDs
One day, I went to the countryside about 40 kilometers away to distribute Shen Yun DVDs. Because the show took up three DVDs, I could carry only 200 to 300 sets of programs. Because there are more than 1,000 families in some villages, I have to ask several families to share a single set of DVDs and watch them in turn. Sometimes they even compete to get the DVDs. After I distributed all the DVDs, I took a bus to go home and clarified the truth to the passengers on the bus. Right before I started, I saw a middle-aged woman help an elderly woman to get off the bus, so I begun by talking about China's tradition of being good to the elderly. Then I talked about traditional Chinese Confucian philosophy and how modern China is dominated by the evil specter of the CCP. I talked about how degenerate modern China is, the corruption of the CCP, and the "self-immolation" in Tiananmen Square having been fabricated by the CCP. I also talked about how farmers are discriminated against in China; the stone with the words "The Chinese Communist Party Collapses" carved into it naturally; and how the CCP, which values "Deceit, Wickedness, and Violence" fears Falun Gong, which follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also told them that heaven will bless China and destroy the CCP, and about the great wave of people quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations in China.
Just then another middle-aged woman, pointing to a middle-aged man in front of me, interrupted me and said, "Do you know who he is? He is from the city police department." I replied, "I can recognize that he is a person of high social standing. Our meeting each other today is a result of our predestined relationship." He said, "Yes, I heard all of what you say because of our predestined relationship." I said, "Indeed, we have a predestined relationship. I will give you the nickname 'Zhenyuan' and you can use this name to quit the Chinese Communist Party, Youth League, and Young Pioneers. Would you like that?" He said, "OK." While talking I arrived at my stop to switch buses. The man from the police department said to the driver, "Do not charge her anything. I will pay her fare." I said, "Thank you, but we Falun Gong practitioners can't allow you to do that." A lady got off the bus along with me. She told me, "The man's father is the chief of a city police department. He is quite well-known. All his family members work in the police department. I have read Falun Gong books before and I know that Falun Gong is good, but I am afraid that I could be arrested for practicing Falun Gong. That would cause a lot of suffering." I said, "We have been waiting for the Fa for thousands of years. Don't lose of this precious opportunity." She told me that she would read the Falun Gong books again after she went home. I know compassionate Teacher will not abandon a single person who has a predestined relationship with Dafa.
Written on November 5, 2009