Teacher's Greatness and Compassion Is Manifested in Saving Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) For the sake of stopping the persecution of Falun Gong and its practitioners, as well as to awaken people and save them, Teacher kindly taught Dafa disciples to carry out their mission rationally:
"Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy." ("Rationality," August 9, 2000)
"For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People," September 1, 2004)
Over the last 11 years, Dafa disciples throughout the world, under the direction of Teacher's Fa, have endured tremendous pressure and persecution, formed one indestructible body, and used our potential for the purposes of clarifying the truth and saving people. Let me just say something about my friends and relatives, over 100 of them, some from the U.S., some from Thailand, some having visited Hong Kong, Taiwan, or European nations. All of these people have either seen or read Minghui Weekly, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, banners displayed by practitioners, or prepared truth materials or VCDs. Because of what they had already seen or read, I was able to explain about and help people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
A female schoolmate of mine is often envious that I am so healthy and have a younger-looking complexion and a peaceful state of mind. She used to think about practicing Falun Gong with me, but for various reasons she never followed through. Her husband, a college professor, was found to have prostate cancer in 2006 during a routine physical exam, which worried everyone in the family. When I heard about it, I brought them a copy of Zhuan Falun and taught them the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Her husband, after believing Teacher and trusting the Fa, did not undergo any surgery, and his cancer disappeared a short while later. Now the whole family is happy and has withdrawn from the three organizations of the CCP.
In early spring this year, her husband and some of his former schoolmates went on a tour to another town. Her husband accidentally fell down a stone staircase on a hill. Everyone was worried and scared, wondering how he would manage to drive home with after being injured. However, the professor got up and pulled out a talisman(1) that he had had around his neck and said, "Don't worry, I have this! Driving home will be no problem."
Because they saw what happened to the professor and also heard him explain the truth about Falun Gong, the professor's friends and schoolmates read Zhuan Falun, including one manager who used to be unwilling to take advice from others and was even verbally abusive when anyone mentioned Falun Gong. In the face of what he had witnessed he finally said, "I didn't really understand the truth before."
At a class reunion, one former schoolmate said, "My son's father-in-law, an owner of a family enterprise, used to be quite wealthy. However, he became ill and needed a blood transfusion every week. Eventually, his condition became more serious and he seemed to be near the end of his life. In addition, the old man's live-in son-in-law, a greedy person who had accumulated money by unfair means, reported to the police that his mother-in-law practiced Falun Gong so that he could take over his father-in-law's property. The police came and searched their home, even though the old woman had been a Buddhist for a long time. What he did caused a big family blow-up.
At that time, I didn't pay too much attention to what she said, knowing that she was worried about her son and daughter-in-law. After returning home, I asked myself, "Why did she tell me, out of so many classmates, about her concerns? She didn't know that I was a Dafa practitioner. Didn't Teacher say that the things a Dafa practitioner runs into are not accidental?" I quickly realized what I needed to do.
I went to her home, told her about the truth and beauty of Dafa. I brought her a protective talisman and told her to sincerely recite, "Falun Dafa is good." Also, I encouraged her and her husband to withdraw from the three organizations of the CCP. They agreed and I did it for them.
A month later, when we met again, she was happy, "It's really amazing! My son's father-in-law has recovered, has gone back to work, and can play sports." Of course, their family crisis is over, too. She thanked me again and again. I told her to thank our Master!.
Of all the millions of Dafa practitioners doing things that assist Teacher in Fa rectification, these two examples are but a small part.
What people are unaware of is that, behind all these magical things, our benevolent Teacher has sacrificed to rectify the whole cosmos, to save sentient beings, and to help Dafa practitioners cultivate towards high levels. For many years, Dafa practitioners have been the only ones who understand and deeply feel how great and compassionate our Teacher is and how fortunate we are.
(1) Talisman - In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.