Cultivating in Falun Dafa with Righteous Thoughts and Actions
(Clearwisdom.net) I was introduced to Dafa in 1998 when I visited my mother. As I watched Master's Dafa lectures, I felt that Master was closer than even my parents, and I trusted him fully.
Repeated readings of Zhuan Falun made me realize the purpose of being a human being: to return to one's origin, something that I had been searching for my whole life. I decided to practice Falun Gong.
One hot afternoon, I was on my way to visit my mother. As I walked into the middle of the alleyway, a strange old man sat there and shouted, "There is no use for money. You cannot bring it with you at birth or take it away with you at death; even if you have a mountain made of the gold." I was shocked. He was making a point. Master pointed it out for me through his mouth.
For the previous couple of days I had been angry with my son about an issue related to money. My son's high school entrance exam score did not meet the criteria to attend a certain high school. I would have to pay 14,000 yuan to retain his position in this high school, which was important to him. This school offered accordion classes, and he had been trained to become an accordionist. I was angry about his grades and the extra money that I had to pay for his high school education. The old man's words were a reminder from Master. I decided to pay the extra money for my son's high school.
Master saved my son's life
At about 9:00 p.m. on October 9, 1999, a month after entering high school, my son left school and rode his bicycle home. Just as he reached our residential entrance, a car that was parked at the entrance blocked his way. At the same time a jeep approached at high speed from the back. He had no time to avoid a collision. The jeep struck him, with a big "bang". He was thrown more than 30 feet, flipped three times in the air, three times on the ground, and lost consciousness.
The residential manager stayed at his side for five minutes until he came to. The manager called me, and I rushed to the scene. A large crowd had gathered, as well as the cars involved in this accident. The jeep was dented. When I found my son, all my worries were gone. My son was all right; there was nothing serious. I knew immediately that Master was there to protect him.
The jeep had wrecked the bicycle; the wheels had separated from the frame. A bystander suggested, "Go to the hospital for a full examination! Ask the driver for 20,000 yuan!" My son had righteous thoughts. He cried and said, "It is Master who save my life; otherwise, I would have died already." My son neither went to the hospital nor demanded money. The jeep driver was grateful and explained the situation to the police officer. The police officer immediately knew that this young man was a Falun Gong practitioner.
My son did not have any injuries except a torn school uniform. His teacher and principal were notified of this accident. The principal talked to him for two hours. This incident proved the power of Falun Dafa, and this story has spread throughout the city.
Getting Rid of the Attachment of Fear
In order to rescue detained Dafa practitioners, the region's Falun Gong coordinator invited counsel for the defense from Beijing. Two days before a court session, two coordinators visited the detained Dafa practitioners alone with their family members, and the police arrested them. Dafa practitioners are one body. In order to rescue practitioners and expose the persecution, we posted flyers in a larger area and in the meantime sent righteous thoughts. The police were afraid of exposure; they arranged undercover police to remain at the residential area to stop the distribution of our flyers.
Three of us had posted the flyers for two days. At about 10:00 p.m. on the second day, one of the practitioners shouted, "Police coming," while she ran away. I still had not realized what was happening, but heard a loud voice behind my back, "Stop! Stop, you!" I turned around and saw a police officer who held a flashlight blocking my way. He shouted ferociously, "Stop there! I am a police office from a sub-division of the police department!"
I stood there but was totally calm. I thought that I would not cooperate with him and would rather die than go with him. I felt my body getting bigger and asked, "What do you want? What do you want to do? " The police man was distracted suddenly, and I walked away. At that moment I had a human thought and ran away as fast as I could.
A court held a session in July 2009 to sentence Falun Gong practitioners. It was strange for the session to be held at the detention center instead of the courthouse. As we arrived at the center, we noticed about twenty policemen and a group of undercover police, and many police vehicles parked outside. A 610 Office agent was also present.
Three of us stood there fearlessly. A stranger whispered to me, "Hurry up! Leave now! The police are coming to arrest you!" My head was totally clear, and I did not move. After a while an undercover police agent stepped out of a car. He seemed to be a leader and yelled, "Who are you? What are you doing over here? " I told him that I was a relative of the detainees who would be brought to the court session. He seemed to be more interested and said, "I don't care who you are. I want to arrest you!" As he said that, he pointed to a group of policemen on the other side and yelled for them to come over.
I decided to leave. I walked to the north, and a group of police were coming from the north toward me. I then walked to the south, and a group of police were approaching from the south. I was trapped and surrounded by police. They twisted my arms. I did not cooperate with them, but I could not fight them. They had me outnumbered - about twenty of them. I sent righteous thoughts. I turned around, faced them and said assertively, "Let go of my arms!" They stopped as soon as I said that. I continued, "Stand there! Don't move!" Just as I said that, they stood there in a line. "What are you trying to do in this public area?" They remained immobile. I left the way I came.
Validating Dafa with actions
In September 2009, I went to the railroad energy department to prepay the heating fee for the winter. The cashier told me to pay 140 yuan. I could not believe it, asked her again, and she insisted on the same amount. In the past I had to pay 1,400 yuan for the winter heating fee.
I did not pay the amount she quoted, and thought, since I am a Dafa practitioner I should do things according to Dafa. This was not something happening by chance, but was arranged to test my xinxing. I remembered at the beginning of Dafa practice, having paid less through a friend who worked in this department. Now, I should improve myself and let go of money that does not belong to me. I went back and explained to the cashier the amount I should pay and told her that I was a Dafa practitioner.
The cashier was so grateful. I also told her that we believe in Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance and would do everything according to those principles. The cashier said, "How wonderful Falun Gong is! I will practice Falun Gong someday."