Cultivating in an Unlocked State and Saving Sentient Beings with a Pure Heart
(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa in 2005. Since the time that I was very young, I have seen many miraculous things in other dimensions and had a lot of miraculous experiences, which really confused me. After I read Zhuan Falun, I finally understood what those things were. I promised Master that I would assist Master in Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings.
Since I obtained the Fa, I have gone to every group study. I knew I couldn't slack off, because there are so many sentient beings waiting to be saved. I learned how to make truth-clarification materials and brochures. I spend some time every day distributing materials and clarifying the truth to people in person. Before I go to sleep every night, I examine whether I had any thought or action that was not consistent with the Fa during that day. When faced with interferences or conflicts, I look inward to find any attachments that I haven't let go of.
I enlightened that if we clarify the truth without any human notions, and instead with compassion and rationality, the effects often turn out to be surprisingly good. Below are some of my experiences of cooperating with fellow practitioners as a group to rescue other practitioners who have been illegally arrested and to save sentient beings.
1. Pure Righteous Thoughts Disintegrate All the Evil Factors
In April 2006, a practitioner was arrested on a train while he was talking about Falun Gong. When his family member (also a practitioner) told me about this, I didn't know what to do. After he left, I sat down and began to send forth righteous thoughts. After I put my palm upright, I saw several evil beings jumping in front of me. After I recited the Fa-rectification verses, the evil beings were eliminated. I enlightened that the evil is nothing to be afraid of. Then my righteous thoughts became stronger and I remembered from Master's lecture: "The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference" in 2002) I should cooperate with practitioners to rescue the one who was arrested. So I immediately told the practitioner's family member: "Let's go to the police station and ask them to release him tomorrow."
The first time we went to the police station, we didn't dare to say he was a practitioner; we only said he went missing the day before. The officers, who had very bad attitudes, claimed that they didn't know anything. After we arrived back home, we looked inward and realized that we had the attachment of fear, which prevented us from clarifying the truth to the police officers.
The next time we went to the police station, we said he was a Falun Gong practitioner. We clarified the truth to the officers and asked them to release the practitioner. The police officer said they had already transferred him to a detention center and that it was not possible for them to release him. At that time, I only had one pure thought: "Dafa disciples are good people; they should not be detained." The second day, five of us practitioners went to the detention center. We recited the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts on the way. I saw many Faluns and lotus flowers floating in the sky above us. When we arrived at the detention center, three of us stayed outside and sent forth righteous thoughts, while the practitioner's family member and I clarified the truth to the police officer and asked to visit the practitioner. At first the officer didn't let us to see him. I thought, "You will let us see him, because you have heard the truth." After a while, the officer said, "OK, I'll make an exception, you can meet with him." The practitioner's family member went in and talked with him. When I turned around, I saw Master's fashen smiling at me. Practitioners told me. "Master is encouraging you." Several days later, that practitioner was released and returned home.
2. After Sentient Beings Understood the Truth, They Helped Us
The process of rescuing practitioners is also an opportunity to clarify the truth to government departments to save sentient beings. After they understand the truth, they'll also help us.
One practitioner has been severely persecuted since July 20, 1999. He was detained at a brainwashing center, detention center, or forced labor camp most of the time. His weight dropped to less than 100 pounds as a result of persecution.
Master has said: "No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates." ("Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful" in Essentials for Further Advancement II) I enlightened to the idea that we should expose what the evil has done. So we cooperated with each other: The practitioner's mother and I went to the residential committee, community office, and police station to clarify the truth. Other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for us.
When we arrived at the community office, the police station head was also present. I calmly asked them to bring the practitioner back from the detention center since he had finished serving his sentence. They gave us a lot of excuses to try to placate us. I thought, "I have come to save you today. I must make it possible for you to understand the truth." So I said, "Please let me say a few things. They are all factual." At that time, everyone in the office suddenly became very quiet and they listened to me attentively. I told them about the great changes in that practitioner after he began practicing Dafa, that Dafa has spread to more than 100 countries, and about the severe persecution the practitioner suffered in the forced labor camp.
When I was clarifying the truth, I felt myself become very large and tall. Master was strengthening me with righteous thoughts, and I was surrounded by compassionate energy. It was very quiet around me; all the sentient beings were listening to me, and the evil factors behind them were gradually disintegrated. In the end, the head of the police station and the director of the committee office said, "We'll go to the detention center and bring him back tomorrow. Please don't worry about that!" The next day, they did bring the practitioner home.
At the end of 2008, a practitioner was sentenced to four years and suffered serious persecution in a prison far from our city. The prison requires us to have a letter from the 610 Office in order to visit him. Fellow practitioners often say that "we should negate all the arrangements by the old forces." If we acknowledge the letter from the 610 Office, aren't we following the old forces' arrangements? As long as Dafa disciples do things based on the Fa and with the purpose of saving sentient beings, there will be miracles. We were all full of righteous thoughts and discussed how to cooperate with each other to visit the practitioner.
The next day, the rest of the practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts at home while three of us accompanied that practitioner's family member to the prison. We recited Hong Yin and Master's new articles and sent forth righteous thoughts along the way. It had been raining for two months, but that day, the sun came out. When we arrived at the administration office of the prison, they asked for the letter from the 610 Office. We then started to clarify the truth to them. One of the officers understood, and he implied to us that the practitioner was detained in the ward on the mountain. Then a voice said in my head, "Call him on the mountain." So I thought if we called the practitioner's name outside of the ward, we would be able to find him and strengthen him with righteous thoughts. It was already noon at that time, but we didn't feel hungry or tired, and were instead surrounded by righteous thoughts and energy. Without any trouble, we arrived at the ward.
There was a cement mill not far from the ward. We clarified the truth to the owner and the workers. The owner pointed out the direction for us. When we arrived outside of the ward, the inmates were out in the courtyard for a break and three wardens were reading books. We immediately sent forth righteous thoughts and thought that the wardens should not raise their heads and instead continue reading their books. We stepped on the bricks that had just been built. The inmates quietly helped us and asked the practitioner to come out. The practitioner shambled out, and tears fell from his eyes when he saw us. He has been detained in the prison for a long time, and the torture and persecution he suffered were unimaginable. But despite all the tribulations, he still has a strong belief in Master and Dafa. We recited some of Master's articles for him and encouraged him to have righteous thoughts. As we were talking, we developed the attachment of zealotry. Then the wardens found us and told us to leave. We also clarified the truth to them and asked them to treat Dafa disciples well.
On our way back, we realized that all the coincidences were prepared for us. Not long after that, the practitioner sent us a letter and told us that, after that meeting, he had eliminated a lot of attachments and his righteous thoughts have become stronger.
3. With Compassion, We Can Save Representatives of the 610 Office and Domestic Security Division
Practitioners rarely clarify the truth to representatives of the 610 Office or the Domestic Security Division. There are many human notions keeping us from saving them. Master has said:
"So from that perspective, shouldn't you go and save them? Shouldn't Dafa disciples open their hearts wide? Aren't even those who carry out the persecution, with the exception of the head of the evil, themselves targeted by the persecution?" (Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference)
To clarify the truth to them, I enlightened that we must have compassion. We shouldn't have any hatred or competitiveness, or we will incite their negative side. We should clarify the truth to the officers with rationality and wisdom, and treat them as ordinary people. Actually, they also have a knowing side. We truly want the best for them, and we should face them with nobility and dignity.
At one time, I went to the countryside to help rescue six practitioners that were arrested by the local 610 Office and Domestic Security Division. I went with other practitioners to clarify the truth to them. I said to the practitioners who were with me, "Today we have come here to save these officers. Preventing them from doing evil things is truly good for them; they will let us get in." With that thought, we went into the lobby of the Domestic Security Division. The officers knew we were also Falun Gong practitioners, so they asked us to register our names. We all sent forth righteous thoughts and didn't do as they asked. I recited Fa-rectification verses silently to disintegrate the evil factors behind them and awaken their knowing sides. I said to them with compassion and dignity, "We distribute informational materials and the Nine Commentaries and persuade people to quit the Communist regime to save people, including you. You are a group of truly nice people. I hope you will read those materials very carefully and give yourself and your family members a good future. " They were shocked by what I said, and their behavior changed.
They got us some tea. I saw lotus flowers floating in the air in the office, and my body was very large and tall. The entire dimension was surrounded by a strong energy field. Everything was so peaceful and benevolent. I thought I had to save all of them, so I talked to them about Falun Gong for two hours and asked them to quit the Communist regime online themselves. Two days later, they released all the practitioners.
Compassion can dissolve all evil factors. When evil is no longer in control, good thoughts will return to people. After they understand the truth, they will make the right choice and treat Dafa disciples well. During this process, we will also get rid of many attachments, especially the attachments of fear and the competitive mentality. Meanwhile, we will generate greater compassion.
Through Fa study, assisting Master in Fa-rectification, and saving sentient beings in the past few years, I enlightened that righteous thoughts originate from Fa study, cultivating our xinxing, and firm belief in Master and Dafa. If we get rid of our human notions and only follow the Fa's requirements, Master will give us everything!
Thanks for Master's benevolent salvation!