A Small Flower Silently Blossoms--The Story of a Peasant Couple Setting Up a Truth-clarification Materials Production Site
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I obtained the Fa in 1996 and my husband obtained the Fa in 1997. After the persecution of Dafa began on July 20, 1999, like many other practitioners, my husband and I also went out to clarify the truth. We started with our families and friends, and subsequently shared the facts of the persecution with strangers.
No matter how dangerous the environment became or how insane the evil was, my husband and I have been distributing truth-clarification materials and saving people all this time. Protected by revered Master, we have persisted to this day. During the process, we had some magical experiences, which helped us to become more determined and firm in our belief in Dafa and Master.
Through Fa study, we realized that each Dafa disciple carries huge responsibilities. The truth-clarifying materials we distributed in this area during the past few years were made and delivered by fellow practitioners. At one point we decided to build a materials production site ourselves, to reduce the pressure and workload for the big materials production center, and to walk our own path as required by Master.
After we made this decision, benevolent Master arranged for a practitioner to come and teach us the technology. After the computer was put on the table, I looked at the strange electronic device and I suddenly had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness. The practitioner first taught me how to turn the computer on and off, and how to use the mouse. At first, it seemed very difficult. I was thinking that it's so difficult to learn these new technical things, and there was so much farm work I needed to do, so I wanted to give up. I later realized that since Master had arranged for the practitioner to come to our house to teach us the technology, how could I quit learning it?
Master has asked Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples to establish small materials production sites, which flourish everywhere. We need a lot of truth-clarification materials in this area, and since our family's financial situation is good, if we don't do it, then who else can? I must learn the technology, no matter how hard it is. I can't miss this great opportunity to save people! The practitioner with technical knowledge always taught me very carefully and patiently. After she taught me one step, she let me practice that step repeatedly to improve my familiarity with it. No matter how slowly I learned, she never became impatient with me.
This period of time happened to be during harvest season. We usually worked in the fields from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. After I came back home, I practiced computer skills one after another. That practitioner stayed by my side, patiently supervising me all the time. Every time I did a step wrong, she gently corrected my mistake. In this way, I learned the technology every day. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. During the process of teaching and learning, I felt the peace, purity, and sincerity between us as we worked as one body.
That period of farm work was so busy that the everyday people were complaining about it. In the past, after we returned home after working so hard in the field, we were so tired that we didn't even have an appetite to eat, and we were always very tired and sleepy. Especially in the evening, it felt like all of our bones were about to fall apart. We usually fell asleep not long after we started studying the Fa, and it was hard for us to get up at midnight to send forth righteous thoughts, as the next day we needed to go to the fields at 5:00 a.m. During this period, due to the hard work, our Fa study and exercises were greatly affected. We were able to send forth righteous thoughts at only two of the four global times daily. Our xinxing also began to decline.
This year, the practitioner with technical ability arranged our schedule very well. After we came back home at 9:00 a.m., we first had some food and then the practitioner had me practice with the computer. After we had lunch, we studied the Fa together until 3:00 p.m., then my husband I went back to work again. After dinner, we learned the technology first and then studied the Fa and did the exercises together. After we sent forth righteous thoughts at midnight, we went to sleep. Although we only slept four hours a night and we didn't rest during the day, I didn't feel tired at all when we were working. Instead, we felt very energetic.
Both my husband and I realized that although on the surface it seemed that Master had arranged the practitioner to teach us the technology, actually Master arranged for her to come and help us improve in cultivation. Master is so compassionate. Without our fellow practitioner's help, in such a busy farming season, we probably would have fallen behind in Fa study, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and saving people, which would damage our cultivation.
This fellow practitioner was like a mirror for us, and we often found our own attachments. We cultivated ourselves by looking inward. In the past, when I encountered difficulties, I always blamed my husband. I now knew that I needed to look inward whenever I wanted to complain, which is truly cultivating myself. Every time I improved my xinxing, the speed of my learning the technology also increased. I would like to thank compassionate Master for this arrangement. During the time when we were most likely to slack off in cultivation, our fellow practitioner came and helped us greatly progress in our cultivation.
My husband is responsible for purchasing supplies and I make the materials. We can now deliver every issue of Minghui Weekly and other truth-clarifying materials to fellow practitioners on time. Every time I see the materials I made myself, the gratitude I feel is beyond description.
Now that the truth-clarification material production site has been set up, both my husband and I have realized that we have more responsibilities. We often share our cultivation experiences with each other and we know we need to be responsible to the Fa. In the future, we will cultivate ourselves better and not disappoint Master and sentient beings' expectations.