Ten Years of Clarifying the Truth and Saving Sentient Beings Face-to-Face
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
During the past ten years of trying to end to the persecution and saving sentient beings, I have denied all the arrangements of the old forces and been taking the path Master arranged for me in an upright and dignified manner and with righteous thoughts. I have clarified the truth and handed out materials face-to-face for ten years. I don't remember how many people have I clarified the truth to. Another practitioner said that the website statistics showed I had helped more than 20,000 people quit the CCP. The human society we are in is a good environment for us to ascend in our cultivation and save sentient beings. I did what Master said: "Lose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them" ("Hurry Up And Tell Them" from Hong Yin Vol. II, Translation Version A)
Do Not Fall Behind During a Major Tribulation
During my 12 years of cultivation, I have seen so many of Falun Dafa's extraordinary feats, felt Master's grand mercy, and realized the seriousness and magnificence of cultivation.
I obtained Falun Dafa in 1998 when I saw what Falun Dafa did for my husband. My husband was a teacher. We found out that he had severe cirrhosis of the liver in the summer of 1996, and there was no hope for a cure. He was only 29 at the time, and the whole family was in despair. Later, somebody told us that it might help to practice Falun Gong as it had cured many patients who had incurable diseases. We didn't believe it but decided to try it anyway. We started to practice Falun Gong. We never expected that my husband would get healthy in just a couple of days without taking any medication or spending a penny. When the new semester started, he went to work as usual. None of our relatives and friends could believe it. In the summer of 2000, my husband slacked off in his cultivation and developed a serious illness. He regained his health with more Fa-study and exercise. His parents did not believe it until they saw this miracle with their own eyes.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, and I went to Beijing to talk with other practitioners from all over the country about how to safeguard the Fa. My husband was afraid and under pressure, so he brought me back. The police extorted 200 yuan from me, yet my husband was still detained for 15 days, then later confined by his school for two months. The police and his school extorted 5,000 yuan from him. He was detained one more time after that. His fear was getting stronger, and he lived a life full of fear. He slacked off in his cultivation and passed away in January 2003. He was only 36 years old. We have two kids, a 13-year-old and a seven year-old, and I didn't have a job. Since we lived in the apartment that belonged to the school, the school tried to use that to pressure me to give up the practice. They said that they would let me live there if I gave up the practice. They were going to take the apartment back if I didn't. Facing the sudden massive tribulation and pressure from the 610 Office, school, society, and family, I didn't know where to get basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter, and my kids needed to go to school. I studied the Fa continuously. My husband's death made me realize that, "Dafa cultivation is serious. You shouldn't have any human mindset."
"There is a criterion, however, that the life prolonged beyond your predestined time to live is completely reserved for your practice. If your mind goes wrong a little bit, your life will be in danger because your lifetime should have long been over." (Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation edition)
I understood the Fa principle and continued with my cultivation more steadfastly.
Master took great care of me and guided me. Fellow practitioners offered their help. Dafa gave me boundless power, and I didn't fall behind during this major tribulation. I didn't compromise with the school, nor did I give up my practice. I rented a place and started a small business. I have been diligent during the past ten years of the persecution, helping Master with Fa-rectification, saving sentient beings, and shocking the evil. I have brought up my children, and I recently bought a big house. I witnessed that Falun Dafa "is the most intricate and extraordinary science." (Lunyu)
Let Go of the Attachment to Life and Death, Break Out of Humanness
It was hard to clarify the truth in the beginning. The evil elements were all over this dimension. The CCP was spreading venom on the radio and TV and in newspapers and magazines. People were afraid of listening to the truth. Some practitioners were so terrified that they gave up the practice. I thought, "It is hard just to get into a good college in this society. You want to escape the cycle of reincarnation from lifetime to lifetime and become a Buddha, a Dao, or a God? Isn't that even harder? There will be tests in my cultivation. The sand will be sifted, and gold will appear in the end." I said to Master, "Master, I want to go home with you! I will cultivate even if I am the only one. I won't regret it even if I lose my human body." (This was my understanding at my level.)
I firmly remembered Master's Fa and thought to myself "A Great Enlightened One fears no hardship / Having forged an adamantine will / Free of attachment to living or dying / He walks the path of Fa-rectification confident and poised" ("Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions" from Hong Yin Vol. II, Translation Version A) and "As Dafa disciples clarify the truth / Sharp swords shoot forth from their mouths / Tearing open the rotten demons' lies / Lose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them" ("Hurry Up And Tell Them" from Hong Yin Vol. II). Especially after the publishing of Master's article "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People" in 2004, my steps to save people have become more steadfast.
"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. Dafa disciples, don't forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth. This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people." ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People")
I let go of the attachment to life and death and clarified the truth on the streets. I ride a tricycle cart while conducting my small business. I clarify the truth and hand out materials whenever I see anyone. I tell them the facts no matter what their attitude, regardless of their age, occupation, or rank. Sometimes I go to the remote mountain regions with my fellow practitioners. I have done this for ten years and have never slacked off.
Sometimes when I have been clarifying the truth, some people have asked me, "Do you know who I am? Do you know what I do?" I say, "No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you are a human being. Every human being must have a life. You are nothing if you don't have a life. Falun Dafa is an orthodox Fa. It will return people's hearts to righteousness, and they will cherish virtue and do good, all the myriad things will be renewed. You will have a future only if you follow this universal Dafa of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Otherwise you will be weeded out. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa, which is truly saving sentient beings. Freedom of belief is legitimate by the Constitution. Our practicing Falun Gong is not a crime, it is those that persecute us who are committing a crime. Falun Gong is being persecuted for no reason." Most people have believed what I have said, but there are people who have been deeply poisoned. They have ridiculed me, insulted me, or even taken their cell phones out to report me. I maintain my xinxing and don't move. They will not move me.
With Master Supporting Me, the Officers Do Not Dare to Persecute Me
When the police look for me on one street, I go to another street to hand out materials. Once I hear that they are coming to that street, I go to another street and continue handing out materials. I was reported while handing out materials in 2004. The police arrested me and ransacked my home. They confiscated Dafa books and other materials. I clarified the truth to them, and they released me once they understood it. I went to the police station every day and asked them to return my Dafa books to me.
After I got back my Dafa books, I continued clarifying the truth and handing out materials on the street. I was reported to another police station, and the police once again arrested me and ransacked my home. I clarified the truth to those officers, and, again, they released me once they understood it. I then went to this police station and asked them to return my Dafa books, but they didn't dare to return them to me. They avoided me whenever they saw me. The head of the police station once said, "I find that you are not an everyday person anymore! You've already succeeded in your cultivation, and you are up in the air! What is this place? This is a violent unit. This is a place to detain and beat people. Others tremble when they come to this place. You come here as though it is a garden at your mother's house. You're driving us crazy!" He said that he was going to return the books to me privately but he didn't. I knew I didn't pay enough attention to Fa-study and the evil took advantage of that.
I continued to clarify the truth face-to-face on the street and was reported again to that police station. They sent me to a detention center. I clarified the truth to the head, the guards, and the inmates. I talked to three groups of people in 15 days. Some inmates told me, "I will try to follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance when I get out. Otherwise my life will be meaningless." The head of the detention center heard what I said to the inmates about being a good person. He said with admiration, "Your words can truly return one's heart to righteousness." When I was released, I went to that police station to get my property back. They were going to have a meeting and all the policemen were in the courtyard. They were like mice seeing a cat when they saw me. They were in a panic and their hands were shaking, saying, "I didn't oversee your case." I found the person who oversaw my case, and I talked to him in a friendly manner, but he was still scared. He was shaking when he returned my stuff.
I was reported another time. The police from the railroad police station and my local police station ransacked my store and took me to the railroad police station. I knew I should clarify the truth to them. The police from this railroad police station had arrested several fellow practitioners, and I wanted to clarify the truth to them but didn't do so voluntarily. Now was my chance to tell them the truth. I said, "You are playing the same role as the police during the Cultural Revolution. Those police officers were used by the CCP. After that, the CCP killed many of them in order to appease the public, saying it was 'reversing a miscarriage of justice.' About 800 people were killed in Yunnan Province alone. Liu Changxin, the director of Beijing Police Department, was so scared he committed suicide. They were scapegoats! Today Jiang is taking advantage of you to persecute Falun Gong. Today, you persecute me. Tomorrow, you don't know what will happen to you. Jiang is being sued in courts in other countries. In order to avoid being held responsible for Falun Gong, he proposed that some policemen be executed so that Falun Gong would have 'justice.' Our Master has mercy on you. We are going to punish Jiang, Luo Gan, and other key persecutors. We are trying to save policemen like you who don't know the truth. Don't be used by Jiang! I'm telling you the truth today because my Master still wants to save you. Being kind to Dafa and Falun Gong practitioners is protecting yourself. Persecuting Dafa is persecuting yourself! Master Li has said. 'The ones who do evil against Dafa go down into the gate of no-life.'("Foretelling the Fa's Rectification of the Human World" from Essentials for Further Advancement II) You must choose which way you want to go!" They were shocked and didn't dare to persecute me. I was released after a short time.
Master published the article "Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World" after Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published. I started to help people quit the CCP as well as tell them that Dafa was great. Once I went to the countryside with fellow practitioners to clarify the truth face-to-face. We were taken to the police station and later transferred to the detention center. We clarified the truth all the way. The deputy director of the Domestic Security Division interrogated me, and I persuaded him to quit the CCP. He said, "You are handing out materials on the street every day. We know, the 610 Office knows, the government knows, the police know. We are watching you, and nobody wants to arrest you or detain you." We returned home a few days later. We went to the police station and clarified the truth to the police officers who had arrested us.
I don't know how many times I was detained and released. When I was detained, I clarified the truth inside. When I was out, I clarified the truth outside. My mission is to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. I would feel remorseful if I didn't clarify the truth when I met someone. I would be letting the sentient beings and Master down if I didn't save people from ruin. I clarify the truth face-to-face, I hand out copies of the Nine Commentaries and other materials in public, and I help people to quit the CCP. In the beginning, it caused much controversy among my fellow practitioners. Some thought I wasn't wise, some told me to pay attention to safety. Master talked about the principle of "One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils." (Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation edition) Master also told us to reject the old forces' arrangements. I don't have a concept of life and death, and I'm doing the best and the most righteous thing in the universe. I'm not afraid of anybody. Are divine beings afraid of human beings? Thoroughly rejecting the old forces' arrangements is denying the persecution, clarifying the truth face-to-face, and grasping every opportunity to clarify the truth!
Once when I was reported, many officers from the 610 Office and the police station came to the scene. They turned around once they saw me. A 610 Office agent said, "You are so famous. Nobody can govern you." I said, "I'm a Dafa practitioner. Master governs me, and I have no need for you. How could you govern me?" They wondered, "Why aren't you afraid of us?" I said, "Why should I be afraid of you? I practice the universal law of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and am one of the most righteous beings in the universe. Why should I be afraid of you?" They were still muttering as they left, "Why isn't she afraid of us?" I knew it was from the evil beings who were behind them. The evil beings hope that Dafa disciples will be afraid of them so they can find our loopholes and persecute us. They have no idea what to do if we are not afraid of them. I depend on Master's power, depend on Master's support. With Master and the Fa here, what is there to fear? Who dares to touch Dafa disciples? I just do the three things a Dafa disciple should do in an upright way, following Master's requirement.
Under my influence, many fellow practitioners in our area go out and clarify the truth face-to-face, either in the city or in the countryside. We continued our group Fa-study and have discussions. We coordinate as one body. Some go out and clarify the truth face-to-face, rain or shine, some produce truth-clarifying materials at home, and some send forth the righteous thoughts. We have formed a solid one body, coordinate with each other, disintegrating the evil beings, and creating a good environment for saving sentient beings.
A Stick Wake-up Startles the Evil
Most of the time I clarify the truth with compassion and a mild tone. In special circumstances, I have given a stick wake-up to those who were controlled by the evil beings and shocked them. It also caused much controversy among my fellow practitioners. I want to tell about it during this experience sharing conference.
I was once clarifying the truth on a busy street and met a man riding in a car. He yelled at me, "I ride in a car. You push a cart. How dare you ask me to quit the CCP?" He threatened me, saying that he would have someone take me away. He was swollen with arrogance. There were many people watching us. I didn't run and wasn't afraid. I shouted, "The state officials have set a fire and is prohibiting common people from turning on the light! The CCP eats our food, drinks our water, corrupts our minds, and even kills us. We common people have no voice! We can be arrested, detained, or killed for no reason! You say the CCP is good, but the divine beings say it is bad! The CCP kills people and commits crimes. Its members lead dissipated lives and are totally corrupt. It has organized so many campaigns and killed 80 million people! The divine beings are going to destroy the CCP now! I'm saving your life by telling you to quit the CCP! For ten years, Dafa disciples have risked their own lives and are trying to save you, and you still say things like this? Where are you going to go when disaster comes? You won't be able to avoid that!" Everybody on the street heard that and was shocked. The evil being that was behind that person was destroyed. The person in the car was no longer angry, and he laughed instead.
Once I was in the farmer's market and saw a salesperson. He was selling medicine using a speakerphone, and a crowd of people was watching. I pushed in and told him, "Turn your speaker off for a little bit. I want to give you a good book." He turned the speaker off and took a copy of the Nine Commentaries. I handed out leaflets about Falun Gong to the crowd. Suddenly a woman in her 50s shouted, "You're a reactionary! You even dare to ask people to quit the CCP! I'm going to report you!" She was reaching for her cellphone in the meantime. "Silence!" I shouted. "Go away! There is such a big disaster impending, how dare you interfere with my saving people? If you don't want to be saved, fine, but you're not allowed to interfere with others from being saved!" She was shocked and went away. Nobody talked to her.
Another time I saw a Dafa poster on a utility pole in front of the neighborhood committee; two elderly men were going to peel it off. I shouted, "Don't peel it off! I want to see it! That is a Falun Dafa poster. One will incur retribution if he peels it off! It is for saving people! It shouldn't be peeled off!" The men were terrified and complained to each other, "It was you who wanted to peel it off." Then they turned around and left.
I was selling my stuff near a school while helping people quit the CCP. Many students were quitting the Youth League and the Young Pioneers. Suddenly a teacher came out, shouted at me, and wouldn't let the students quit. I shouted back, "Is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance a 'cult?' You don't dare to teach Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. What do you teach the students? No wonder social morality has become so corrupt! It was mostly likely taught by people like you! You're not a good teacher if you are against Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! It's a failure of education and the irresponsibility of teachers that they don't teach students Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!" He turned scarlet with shame and ran away. He was very respectful the next time he saw me. He even let me deliver lunches to my kids while other parents are not allowed to go inside the school.
In order to save fellow practitioners, we went to the home of the head of the local 610 Office. He was surprised, and I told him, "People who persecute Falun Gong are incurring retribution not only on themselves, but also their family members. During the wide-scale elimination, people who have bad thoughts about Dafa will be weeded out. Not to mention the fact that you are a persecutor! How can you avoid that fact during the Great Judgment? All the tribulations Dafa practitioners have suffered in our area have something to do with you. All the people being eliminated have something to do with you. A case involving a human life is to be treated with the utmost care! The divine beings will count all that! From now on, you should redouble your efforts to remedy all of it with your authority and power. Safeguarding Dafa is safeguarding yourself. My Teacher said, 'The ones who do evil against Dafa go down into the gate of no-life.' ("Foretelling the Fa's Rectification of the Human World" from Essentials for Further Advancement II) You don't have retribution coming upon you yet; you still have a chance. If you continue the persecution, you won't be able to repay the debt you own to divine beings. You must think about it!"
Some fellow practitioners said that I wasn't compassionate and that I wasn't telling the truth but yelling it. My understanding is that it is all right to disintegrate the evil behind such irrational people with a stick wake-up, as long as I am not moved by it. In this manner, I will stop the person from doing bad things and wake him up. How is it not compassionate? This is true compassion! We should look at the results and save people with ease.
Sentient Beings Thrilled to be Saved
I often meet precious beings as I clarify the truth. I am often moved to tears when they show their deep thanks to Dafa once they understand the truth. I know that all these years of effort have not been in vain.
In 2000, I was pushing my tricycle cart and selling things on the street, clarifying the truth wherever I went. I met a middle-aged man, who was dressed very well and had a noble disposition. He didn't look like a common person. I asked him if he wanted to buy anything and he said no. Then I clarified the truth to him. I told him that a big disaster was coming and it would eliminate those that were evil. If a person believes the goodness of Falun Dafa and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, he will be blessed by divine beings and pass through the disaster safely. The people who make it through will be blessed. (Quitting the CCP hadn't started then.) He listened to me carefully, and tears bathed his cheeks. He said, "Thank you so much! In such times of misfortune, you're still risking your life to save me. I'm going to buy all of your merchandise." Then he took out a pile of paper money and insisted on buying my merchandise. I said, "I won't sell it to you if you don't need it." We were in a deadlock for a while, so I said, "How about you buy something you can use?" I was also moved into tears. There are still such precious beings in a morally bankrupt society. Maybe this is the reason why Master himself has come to this world to teach the Fa and save sentient beings.
I opened a little store with fellow practitioners' help in 2005. It was started to help people quit the CCP. I would tell customers to quit the CCP, regardless of who came into my store. Many people came to my store to quit the CCP, such as government officials, businessmen, students, and police officers. My little store is like a service center for quitting the CCP.
There was a little girl in the third grade who quit the Young Pioneers after she understood the truth. Later, she helped all her classmates to quit. She said, "I don't want to see my classmates die with the CCP." What a fine girl! One little boy didn't know how to say what he wanted to, and he pulled his friend into my store. I thought they were having a fight, so I pulled them apart. I asked them, "Why are you fighting with each other?" The little boy said, "I'm pulling him here to quit the CCP. I don't know how to say it. I just know we should quit. Hurry up and tell him!" I told the other boy, "Once you join the Young Pioneers, you are the CCP's successor. The CCP is so evil that it has killed 80 million Chinese people. Now the divine beings are going to destroy it. All of us should quit the CCP, otherwise we will lose our lives. You need to quit it, too!" The boy said to the other, "Why didn't you say so earlier?" Then he said to me, "Please help me quit!"
We met a couple from another province as we were clarifying the truth on a bus this June. They said, "You guys are great! You are truly great beings!" They insisted on giving us 200 yuan, but we refused. They said, "This is for saving the sentient beings," and we had to accept it.
The community police officer has taken me away many times. He has said, "You're the person I admire the most, worry about the most, and sympathize with the most. We took you away because you were reported. It is our job, and we have to do it. But none of us want to arrest you or detain you. We always will let you go later. My director said that you are a truly good person and risk your own life to save people. Don't forget me, your little brother, if you become the president of the country some day." I said, "I don't want to be the president. The human world is so filthy. I want to be a divine being and have a happy life in heaven." He said, "Don't forget me if you become a Buddha. Please save me and bring me to your world to be a common being." I later told him to quit the CCP, and he agreed instantly, saying, "I only joined the Young Pioneers. Please help me quit."
Many things like that happen to me almost every day. Once, a farmer looked for me all over town on his motorcycle. He told me that the DVD I gave to him was so good that everybody in his village wanted to watch it, and he wanted more. Walking with my tricycle cart, some people shout, "Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!" Some people chase after me and shout, "Wait! I want to quit the CCP!" Others tell me eagerly, "To answer your call, we have all quit the CCP already!"
I have often met such precious beings during the past ten years of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. Some of them help us to clarify the truth, some of them safeguard Dafa disciples. People often tell me, "I haven't seen you for several days, and I was worried about you. Now, I am assured."
I'm gratified to see these awakening beings. Master is saving sentient beings with great mercy. He has gone through all the hardships and suffered huge tribulations for sentient beings, and He didn't do it in vain. People are awakening. We Dafa disciples should be more diligent, do the three things well, remove our attachments to self, and save more sentient beings. I hope we can finish our historic mission in time, fulfill our prehistoric vows, live up to Master's great mercy, help Master with Fa-rectification, and go back to our home with Master.
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Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!