Being Diligent in Truth Clarification and Saving Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) Encouraged by fellow practitioners, I want to describe my experiences in saving sentient beings:
1. Going to Beijing to protect Dafa while trusting Teacher and Dafa, and cultivating steadfastly
Jiang Zemin and his followers began to persecute Dafa practitioners on July 20, 1999. When the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident happened, I thought that this was totally against what was said in Zhuan Falun. I wished I could be in Beijing immediately to appeal to the authorities and ask them to clear Teacher's and Dafa's name. I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister first, then left for Beijing.
I did not know about sending forth righteous thoughts at the time. When I got to Tiananmen Square, I said to Teacher in my mind, "I cannot be arrested, otherwise I would not be able to study the Fa and do the exercises." I returned home safely as a result. At home, I worked hard to study the Fa and do the exercises. At home, work, or on the streets, I did not hesitate to tell people about the facts when they defamed Dafa.
One day in 2002, a man from the local police station came to my workplace to ask me to go with him. I thought that it was a good opportunity to tell the police the facts about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident and I felt proud while I was in the car. At the station, the officer asked me, "What level are you at now?" I said, "Cultivation is up to onselft, gong is up to the master." He said, "How about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident?" I said, "Teacher said in Zhuan Falun that practitioners cannot kill. As long as it is a righteous cultivation method, killing is not allowed. He also made it clear that killing oneself is also killing. I am sure that the person is not a Falun Gong practitioner. A practitioner would by no means commit suicide."
The station chief came while I was talking. He yelled at me, "We know all about you -- when you started cultivation, your family situation, and what you do at work. Your husband's job and your children's schooling will both be affected if you keep practicing Falun Gong." I kept my eyes closed and sent forth righteous thoughts. He was agitated and began to badmouth Teacher. I sent forth righteous thoughts and demanded that he stop immediately, and he did. Then he tried to force me to write a letter pledging to give up Falun Gong cultivation practice, but I refused.
2. Tribulation in the family
My husband is a good-natured person who does not like to cause trouble. He was extremely worried when the police repeatedly arrested me and ransacked our home. Once he stopped me from walking out of the house when I was leaving to go deliver informational materials to a fellow practitioner. I said, "I have to go out even if you want a divorce." Then he gave up. I knew he was just concerned about me. I spent time talking to him about the facts Dafa and the persecution and my benevolence moved him. From then on, he just said, "Be careful," whenever fellow practitioners and I went out to distribute Dafa materials.
3. Clarifying the facts face-to-face
Once I went to the countryside to distribute truth-clarification materials by myself. I was discovered by the residents as I slipped the materials in under the door of a house. When I turned around to leave, a woman yelled at me from behind: "Hold it there!" she said, "What did you put in my house?" I answered, "Something for your family to read. It is good for you." She said, "If it is good for me, why didn't you give it to me directly?"
I was stunned, thinking, "I am a practitioner. Saving sentient beings is the most righteous thing in the universe. I should have done it in a dignified way." I felt remorseful, I kept repeating in my mind the sentence, "If it is good for me, why didn't you give it to me directly?"
Since then, I always give the materials to people face to face, and tell them the facts. I feel that the results are better that way. As long as the person takes it, he will read it, and the materials will not be wasted. I often work with a fellow practitioner. In doing it this way, one's thoughts have to be righteous and focused on saving sentient beings, and not be mixed with other thoughts.
A few years ago, when I just began to distribute truth-clarification materials, I gave a copy to a man and said, "I want you to know the facts about Falun Gong. It is good for you." He took it and said, "O.K., thanks." I said, "Please show it to your relatives and friends, so that they can benefit from it too." He said, "I already thought about that when you said it is good for me." I was moved to tears and thanked Teacher. As long as we have the thought of saving sentient beings, Teacher will arrange everything.
Another time, I talked about Falun Dafa in the marketplace. I bought something from a vendor and owed him some change. He said, "Don't worry about it." I said, "No, I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I cannot take advantage of you. It is not easy for you to do business." Surprised, he said, "What did you say you are?" I said: "I am a Dafa practitioner." He said, "Aren't you afraid that I may report you?" I said, "No. Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. How can you report a good person? Only evil people would do such wicked things." I told him the facts about Falun Gong, and loaned him a Dafa book. He was excited, realizing what kind of people Falun Gong practitioners truly are.
Once we brought with us a bunch of copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to distribute in a village. The villagers were all very happy to take them. My fellow practitioner happily commented, "It went pretty smoothly today." Just then, a man came toward me. I handed him a copy of the Nine Commentaries and said, "This is a book for you. It will bring you happiness and good fortune." He rejected it and left. I enlightened to the understanding that his reaction was because the fellow practitioner had the attachment of zealotry. Later, we went to the village again. An elderly man said, "You have to be careful. A few days ago, two ladies came to distribute these books and someone called the police. The police came and drove around for a long while looking for the ladies, but did not find them." I realized that Teacher had been taking care of us all the time.
One time I met a young driver. I said, "Here is a DVD for you. It is the New Year Celebration of the Chinese worldwide Shen Yun show." He hesitated to take it. I continued, "This is five thousand years of Chinese culture. It is also divinely-inspired culture. Whoever watches it will benefit. It is even good for your health. You should also show it to your friends." He was happy to take it. Then I gave him a DVD of the Nine Commentaries on Chinese Communist Party. He looked at it and asked, "Does this say that the Chinese Communist is good or bad? If it says that it is good, then I don't want it."
I go to the countryside to distribute materials almost every week. Every time, I bring with me dozens and even hundreds of copies of Dafa materials, the Nine Commentaries, and other DVDs. It is still not enough to satisfy sentient beings' desire to be saved. At this time I feel even more that I have a great responsibility. Over the past few years of telling people the facts and saving sentient beings, I have felt that it is important to study the Fa well and cultivate myself well. Then, telling people the facts and distributing truth-clarification materials becomes easy.
November 8, 2009