Walking the Path Master Has Arranged for Me and Being Responsible for Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) It was my great good fortune to obtain the precious book Zhuan Falun and read it in the spring of 1998. I was totally overwhelmed by the Fa principles in the book. Every sentence went directly into my heart. I finally found answers for the puzzles I had in my life. At the time I had only one single thought: this is what I had been searching for and this was what I wanted. Why didn't I come across this precious book earlier? After I obtained the Fa, I required myself to follow the principle of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. I was getting along increasingly well with neighbors, colleagues and family members. I became increasingly healthy and strong from a once weak and shaky body. My family of three lived in harmony with lots of laughter. Others envied us since we had such a happy family.
To Validate the Fa
When facing the evil's harassments, such as the ransacking of my home, objections from my family and misunderstandings with other people after July 20, 1999, I didn't waver at all in my belief. I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises as usual. With Dafa practitioners' indestructible will and righteousness, practitioners kept going to Beijing to validate the Fa, exposing the persecution and telling people the truth about Falun Dafa. We destroyed Jiang Zemin's illusions of "eliminating Falun Gong within three months." During the New Year of 2001, Jiang's regime staged the "Tiananmen Immolation" incident and framed Falun Gong again. They escalated the persecution to poison people's minds. Police arrested me at my home. I went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The evil then sent me to the psychiatric ward of a local hospital where I was injected with an unknown drug that damaged my central nervous system. I was tortured to such an extent that I was disfigured. Due to the effect of the drug, I was in extreme pain every minute. I was not set free until my family members went to demand my release in earnest.
Later on I was framed and arrested again. I was savagely tortured. But I never had a doubt about my belief in Dafa and Master. I realized that a Dafa practitioner has to validate the Fa no matter where he is. To negate the evil forces is also to show compassion to sentient beings. With Master's help I negated again and again what the old forces imposed upon me. I refused to be transformed, didn't do slave labor, didn't wear a prisoner badge and didn't respond during role call. My actions threatened and shook the evil.
I also enlightened to the fact that "re-education through forced labor" was something that the old forces forced upon us and was a path that the old forces had arranged and that we should negate all of it. I went on a hunger strike to protest. I was severely tortured for that. I was force fed, tied to a bed with buckets of water hung from my body, severely beaten, deprived of sleep and was not allowed to use the toilet. Several times my life was in danger. I, however firmly held to this one thought: I must get out of jail alive because so many sentient beings were waiting for me to save them. I asked for help from Master. With Master's strengthening and practitioners' help, I managed to walk out of the demon's den. This greatly encouraged local practitioners.
After I came home, I saw Master watching me and smiling from the sky. Quickly I washed myself and kowtowed to Master several times with great piety and with tears in my eyes. I thanked Master for his grace of salvation. At that moment I was the happiest person in the world. I must cultivate diligently to be worthy of Master's compassionate salvation.
Save Sentient Beings
Because the local material production site was disrupted and practitioners who had computer knowledge were forced to leave home to avoid persecution, the local area couldn't keep up with the Fa rectification process. We were not up to Master's requirements and were not keeping up with Master's Fa rectification process if we waited, relied on others and asked for materials from other places. It was also creating huge difficulties for local practitioners working to save sentient beings. There must be a materials center for this big area. But practitioners knew little about computers and still had the notion of being too old to learn how to use a computer. Under such circumstances, I decided to break through my own notions and shortcomings such as relying on others, being afraid of learning complicated things and having headaches when even watching others playing games on a computer. I decided to learn to use a computer and set up a material production site in my home. I must be responsible for the sentient beings in our area. Once I made up my mind, I got on a train to another city to learn computer skills. With the help of fellow practitioners, I learned the essential skills for setting up an informational materials site and bought all the equipment. A fellow practitioner came to our town with me and taught other practitioners in our area who wanted to learn computer skills. So with Master's arrangement and the help of fellow practitioners, we finally set up some family material production sites. Though we came across difficulties during the process, practitioners looked inward and the problems were dissolved quickly and miraculously by Master's Fa power. It showed Dafa practitioners' greatness and selflessness.
Before the Beijing Olympic Games, the evil was menacing and declared so-called sensitive dates. They went to practitioners' homes under various excuses and also harassed practitioners' families over the phone. They created another round of persecution. I lived by myself. My family members tried to persuade me to go to the countryside and stay there for a while to avoid the persecution. But I was enlightened that a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period shouldn't have any fear of the evil and instead the evil should be afraid of Dafa disciples. It was a good opportunity for me to clarify the facts and eliminate the evil close to home. I said to my family members: "To save sentient beings doesn't mean we will be persecuted. We are doing the most righteous things. Master will protect me." I politely refused them and stayed in the same place. I sent forth righteous thoughts intensively with practitioners and did the three things diligently every day. So the evil didn't come to harass me during the Beijing Olympic games. I went to visit a practitioner and she asked me if I was afraid to live alone. I corrected her, "How could I be alone? Master is with me." She immediately said: "Yes, you are not alone."
Through continuous Fa study and cultivation, I realized that any human emotions were obstacles to elevating myself and saving sentient beings. Before when I clarified the facts, I didn't carefully consider what other party could accept and was overly concerned with the result. When the other party had an opposite opinion, I became very competitive and impatient. Especially when I clarified the facts to relatives and friends, I didn't do it gradually. Rather I just went on talking and disregarded how well they understood. I kept talking and it ended up the other party still didn't understand. After watching the DVD of Master's lecture to the Australian practitioners, I came to realize that I lacked compassion and thus I was in this state. I was determined to cultivate out those emotions and attitudes that prevented sentient beings from being saved. Now I can clarify the facts face to face with those who once persecuted me with a compassionate heart and considerate mind. I can face people's opposite opinions with a calm mind and patiently lead them to understand the truth. Even if the other party doesn't accept what I say, I don't jump to a conclusion about what the person is like. I would say to myself: there is another chance for him/her next time.
As long as we really believe in Master and the Fa, many divine powers will be manifested. One day I went to a practitioner's home to make materials. While I was there, the practitioner received phone calls from officials in the local 610 Office, Domestic Security Division and Comprehensive Management Office. The practitioner took this chance to clarify the facts to them. From their conversation I learned who the other parties were. I was not scared at the time. I just didn't want to stay there. I left her home with an easy composure. Later on the practitioner told me: "It was miraculous. As soon as you stepped out of our door, they came in. You didn't even meet." Even her family members said: "Last time it was really your Master who protected you." On hearing that, I said in my heart to Master: "Thank you Master for protecting me again!"
Another time I needed someone's mobile number but couldn't get it. When I was at my wit's end, one thought came into my mind: use your divine power! Pretty soon an acquaintance came to visit us. Other practitioners in my family and I immediately clarified the facts to her and she withdrew from the CCP and also quit the CCP on behalf of her family members. I also got the mobile number from her. It was really like: "As a person sits there, without moving his hands or feet, he is able to do what others cannot do even with their hands and feet." ( Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) I know that those miracles were done by Master and that we only moved our hands and feet.