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With True Belief in Master and the Fa, Any Tribulation Can Be Overcome

September 07, 2009 |   By a practitioner from Sichuan Province

(Clearwisdom.net) I started cultivating Falun Dafa in 1997. I had many kinds of diseases before I started to practice Falun Dafa. Dafa gave me a second life. Under Master's merciful protection, I have firmly walked the cultivation road for over ten years.

When I had just started my cultivation, Master helped me to get rid of karma and many diseases. I felt so relaxed without such sickness. Six months later, while I was walking down the street, a motorcycle suddenly hit me from behind and knocked me to the ground. The motorcycle continued for over 10 meters, then fell over. I found myself sitting on the ground. When I realized what had happened, I had only one thought: I am a practitioner and I won't have any problems since I have Master with me. But the driver was injured and the motorcycle was damaged. I stood up slowly and the driver also stood up, and he asked me, "How is everything with you? Are you injured? Let's go to the hospital." I replied, "I am fine. You can go ahead." I then went to work. It was really, "...good or evil comes from a person's spontaneous thought...," (Zhuan Falun) as under Master's merciful protection, I had no injury at all.

Since the persecution began on July 20,1999, I have taken advantage of every opportunity and studied the Fa every day. I firmly believe that the truth will be exposed sooner or later. I always clarify the truth to the people. In 2000, I went to Beijing with fellow practitioners to validate Dafa, telling people "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good." Later, when I was detained in a detention center, I clarified the truth to the prisoners and told them of the beauty and the supernormal qualities of Dafa. People who understood the truth all realized, "Falun Dafa is good and the people who practice Falun Gong are good people." Some people wanted me to teach them the exercises and recite the teachings. Others said that they wanted to practice after they got out of prison.

One day, a guard called me to the office and threatened me, "Do you still practice?" I was not affected by him because in my heart Master is the best person in the whole world. I told the officer, "The propaganda from the TV and the newspapers are all false and it is actually slander of Master and slander of Dafa. Read the Falun Dafa books and then speak to me. Let me tell you, Falun Dafa is the Great Law of the whole universe and is the Fa for the sentient beings. You and I are all in the Fa. Don't say anything bad about the Fa." After he heard this, he opened his eyes wide and did not dare to say anything. A couple of days later, he called me to the office and said happily, "I have read the Dafa book [Zhuan Falun] and I understand." I told him not to be involved in the persecution, not to say bad things about Dafa and Master, and to be kind to Dafa and Dafa practitioners and he will be rewarded. He nodded and agreed. After 30 days, my fellow practitioners and I all returned home safely.

However, the cultivation environment in my home area became extremely evil. After I went to Beijing, the policemen not only searched my house but also threatened my family members. The police, local officials and people from the street committee often came to my house to harass me. They threatened me by saying they would send me to prison and prohibit me from seeing my fellow practitioners. I told everyone, "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. I am doing nothing wrong by cultivating Dafa and being a good person. I will practice as long as I have one breath left. You don't have any reason not to let me be a good person. I went to Beijing to stand up for the truth. Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good. You should recognize Master's pureness and see Dafa's pureness." Seeing that I ignored both their hard and soft methods, they threatened my husband. In order to force me to give up cultivation, my husband often beat me and cursed me. Twice, I was beaten black and blue and both of my eyes were bloody. When I felt that I could not bear it, a golden light suddenly appeared in front of my eyes, and I thought, "My body would still sit there even with my head cut off." ("Huge Exposure," from Essentials for Further Advancement) I was no longer afraid and my face no longer felt pain. My scars disappeared only a few days later. My husband later forced me to do hard work, carrying bricks. My feet had many blood blisters and it was very painful when I moved my feet. I memorized Master's words:

"He who regards not
ordinary sorrows and joys
A cultivator is he
He who has not attachment
to worldly loss and gain
An Arhat is he"
("Breaking Free of the Three Realms," from Hong Yin, Translation Version A)

I recited it many times. My feet did not feel pain after I walked for a while. Two days later, my husband said to me, "You don't have to work, you may just practice."

Since then, I have had the environment to study the Fa and do the exercises. Every day, I exercise and study the Fa. I gradually looked inside and found that I had many negative feelings toward my husband. I had attachments for fighting, jealousy, and hatred. I built my determination to eliminate those bad attachments. If I could do it, there would be no tribulation that I could not pass through.

Since then, I clarified the truth whenever I had a chance. During this process, some are against it and some don't want to listen. There are people who have asked me, "Is this all true?" I told them, "I am studying the Fa myself. Am I the same kind of person as in the propaganda from the TV?" Someone said, "Who is lying? You [Falun Gong practitioners] or the TV?" In response I took out Zhuan Falun to let him read it. One day, I was studying Fa on the street corner, when suddenly four people came. Two were policemen and the other two were the president of the street committee and his assistant. A policeman asked, "What book you are reading?" I said, "A Falun Dafa book." I was a little nervous at the time, but I was not terrified. I had to clarify the truth to them. When the policemen tried to take the book away, I said to them, "You can't do that. This is the best book in the whole world. People in over 80 countries are studying it. You shouldn't believe the slanderous propaganda from the TV." They asked, "What about the stories about "Falun Gong practitioners killing people" and "the Self-immolation in Tiananmen Square?" I then read the section "The Issue of Killing" from Zhuan Falun to them. After that they understood the truth and they all said, "You go back home and practice," and left.

After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party came out, I realized that I should try to persuade people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I first persuaded my close friends and relatives to quit the CCP. Since the foundation of my truth clarification was good, many people quit right after I clarified the truth. But there were some individuals who were hard to change. I remember once when I clarified the truth to one of my relatives, right after I opened my mouth, he got so mad that both of his hands gripped the table. I sent forth a righteous thought of him not to clasp the table and not to be so mad, but it had no effect. He got more and more angry as he spoke. I could not say a single word and only worried in my heart. I then found why my righteous thought did not work. My righteous thought had not been pure enough when my relative was getting mad, since I felt very uncomfortable. How can he get so mad at me when he is usually so nice to me? My human heart hurt a lot. I had a thought that was not in accordance with the Fa, "You are my relative, don't be so mad and hurt yourself and don't treat me like this." I looked inside my heart deeply, "Is this sentiment?" Furthermore, it was mixed with the attachment of fighting. I let those impure thoughts prevail so I was acting like a human being. How can I do well when I had such a human heart? How can I save people with such an impure human being's heart? So I rectified myself right away and suddenly I felt that lots of human emotions and attachments were eliminated. I later realized that the effect would be better if I sent forth righteous thoughts first before clarifying the truth. Of course I have met some people who are not willing to quit, but I am never moved by these people and always keep a calm and merciful mindset.

Master wants us to clarify the truth to save sentient beings. I do it without any hesitation. I often go out to distribute materials, day and night. Sometimes I go together with fellow practitioners, and sometimes I go alone. I do it when I have time and when I have a chance. One night, I went to a rural area to distribute some materials. I delivered the materials to every single house under the moonlight. Once I saw a dog, and I said to him, "This is something to save your master. You have to take good care of it." I never have fear that I will be bitten by a dog and I have never been bitten.

No matter how busy I am, I always make Fa study my first priority, not only to cultivate myself well, but also to save sentient beings. If I study Fa seriously and melt myself into the Fa, it can really shine through at critical moments. The words with Master's image will appear in my mind. I will have righteous thoughts in my heart. The evil will be dissolved in my righteous thought and I will show my invincible might.

On the road of cultivation, I have not only witnessed Master's mercy but also witnessed the mysteriousness and supernatural nature of Dafa. I can't describe it with all the languages in the human world. During these years of persecution and saving sentient beings, although I have had all kinds of interference and persecution, I have made it through under Master's protection. I will continue to walk down this road firmly and go back home with Master.

August 31, 2009