Becoming a Mature Practitioner While Exposing and Eliminating the Evil
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
While progressing on my cultivation path over the past several years, I followed Master's arrangements to coordinate Dafa projects to eliminate the evil and save sentient beings. Here I would like to share with fellow practitioners what I have experienced and the realizations I have come to.
1. Starting a Truth-clarifying Materials Production Site
I started preparing truth-clarifying materials in 2003. At that time, I was only in charge of making truth-clarifying CDs. After I had been subjected to persecution by the regime, my xinxing level was not up to what it should be.
A fellow practitioner in charge of coordination delivered a CD copier and asked me to produce some CDs weekly. My wife (also a practitioner) complained that I didn't discuss this with her first and just brought the machine to our home, where our children and grandchildren all lived together. I told her, "Let's just begin making materials," and that's how I started making truth-clarifying CDs.
We didn't tell our children about it since it was not necessary for them to know, and because the persecution was so severe we didn't want them to worry about us. The truth is, in the beginning I had an attachment to fear. I started working at midnight after sending righteous thoughts. In the beginning, I didn't know how to adjust the copy speed. The instructions that came with the machine were written in English, which I couldn't read. I spent more than 20 hours per week making CD copies and worked almost every night until 3 a.m.
In 2005, my workload increased significantly, after the CD of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party came out. Every week I needed to make 400 to 500 CDs, 600-700 during the holidays, and at one point I made almost 1,000 copies per week. One day, the copier was accidentally found by one of our children who got up earlier than usual and the "family secret" was revealed. However, since they all knew the truth and supported Dafa, they accepted the fact very calmly. My wife and I relaxed. The fact is, our xinxing had reached the level where there was no fear, therefore, we did not generate a field of fear.
With the advance of Fa-rectification, after reading the sharing articles on Minghui Weekly about "Increasing number of Truth-clarifying materials production sites," I realized I should catch up with the progress of Fa-rectification and start a materials production site. In late 2005, I bought a PC and printer.
2. Becoming a Capable Editor in Writing, Composing and Printing
After reading the sharing articles on the Minghui website about compiling and distributing local truth-clarifying materials, I decided to start making our local truth-clarifying materials. Our local area coordinator strongly supported me. It took almost a month for me to compile the first series of truth-clarifying materials for local use, from collecting materials, writing, editing, laying out the design, and composing. With a steadfast mindset to assist Master and Dafa, I tried hard and was finally able to do it. At that moment, I truly understood, "Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master." (Zhuan Falun) and understood why it was said. It is Master who is essentially doing everything, and Master just wants to see our hearts. I copied the local truth-clarifying materials I prepared to a USB disk and asked the practitioner in charge to take it to the practitioners downtown to be modified and published on Minghui. After it was published, we downloaded and distributed it locally. The effect was very good. Since then, I have constantly been compiling our local truth-clarifying materials, which have exposed the local wicked people and effectively suffocated and restrained them.
A policeman who had mistreated practitioners read the truth-clarifying materials. He went to a practitioner to learn more details about how the CCP is lying to the Chinese people. He was shocked and explained, "At that time I was deceived and just did what I was told to do. I didn't know I was commiting a crime!" The practitioner told him that he could make a solemn statement on the Minghui website to make up for the damage he did. He immediately accepted the advice. He was also anxious and hoped his name would be deleted from the "List of Perpetrators" on the Minghui website. He did his best to help many practitioners throughout the following years and provided a lot of useful information to us.
Some local people read our truth-clarifying materials and said, "We know these police officers. We know that Falun Gong practitioner." Some said, "Someone did bad things to Falun Gong, and his son later died in a car accident. It seems he got retribution." Some said, "I know the person who is mentioned in this material. He indeed recovered by saying 'Falun Dafa is good'. I know this story. It is true. We should learn to say 'Falun Dafa is good' as well."
A retired cadre read the local truth-clarifying materials and said, "I know these policemen. I didn't know they had been so cruel, and horribly tortured Falun Gong practitioners. Please bring me another copy when the new one comes out."
A policeman's father read the materials and saw that his son was mentioned in it. Believing his son's reputation was damaged, he went to the police department and demanded that the authorities investigate. However, the people there said, "Our names were mentioned too, and more so than your son. We are busy and have to deal with our own issues. Take care of your own problems yourself."
3. Exposing the Local Evil
For a period of time, I was moved by the articles on Minghui with subjects such as "Persecutors Read Minghui's Articles" or "The evil is worried about the list of perpetrators on Minghui." I remembered a story that happened several years ago. A retired policeman came to visit me. He said, "I checked the 'List of Perpetrators' on Minghui. My name is not on it." Later, when I was able to access the Minghui website myself, I realized that once a person was exposed as participating in the persecution of Dafa, his name would be on the 'List of Perpetrators.' That retired policeman didn't find his name on the list because his crimes had not been exposed. It also showed that those who have persecuted practitioners are terrified of being exposed on Minghui, and to be listed in the "List of Perpetrators." I diligently studied Master's lectures published after July 20, 1999, and realized that throughout His lectures, Master has been stressing that we should expose the evil, especially in the following lecture:
"Exposing the wicked policemen and bad persons and publicizing their evil deeds is extremely effective at shocking and restraining those irrational, wicked people. At the same time, by clarifying the facts to the people on a local level it most directly exposes, and generates public awareness of, the wicked persecution. It is also a great way to save the people who have been poisoned and deceived by the lies. I hope all Dafa disciples and new students in Mainland China will do this well." ("Master's Comment on a Student's Article," November 15, 2003)
This helped me gain a deeper understanding of why we should expose the local perpetrators.
I shared my thoughts with local fellow practitioners, especially with those who have been subjected to mistreatment. I encouraged them to write about what they had been subjected to, and submit it for publication on Minghui. Their stories were then collected in local truth-clarifying materials and distributed widely, which effectively suppressed the perpetrators' evil deeds. Our local environment was cleansed and became a much better environment for our cultivation. Dozens of fellow practitioners wrote about their experiences. I collected their papers and helped to publish over 80% of their articles. Whenever I received an article, I read and modify it repeatedly so it could be published on Minghui.
The old forces in other dimensions can, in fact, see very clearly that writing about our experiences and publishing them on the web effectively eliminates these old forces. So they will try hard to prevent practitioners from exposing them. As long as we have strong righteous thoughts we can break free of their interference, eliminate them, and purify our own fields. Thus more practitioners in the same area will be encouraged to stand up to expose the evil on Minghui, and the field in this area will be purified, which will reflect into our dimension -- thus the cultivation environment in this area will become relatively easier so we can save even more people.
During the Beijing Summer Olympic Games in 2008, the CCP prepared to aggressively persecute practitioners, especially in the area where I live. Surveillance cameras were installed at almost every intersection. Every utility pole was monitored by people, to prevent us from posting truth-clarifying stickers. Every practitioner was followed around the clock. However, since most of the practitioners had exposed the evil, the field here was relatively clean and the evil had no chance to have an impact. We continued our regular group study without any interruptions. Our stickers with "Falun Dafa is good," and "Heaven is Destroying the CCP" could still be seen everywhere. The weekly distribution of the Nine Commentaries was still going on. In the area where practitioners had not been diligent in exposing the evil, the situation was just the opposite. The practitioners there rushed to hide their Dafa books and take down satellite dishes. They stopped distributing the truth-clarifying materials and canceled group Fa study, etc. The police and wicked people who were helping them arrested the practitioners, broke into their homes, and sent them to forced labor camps.
Such a strong contrast tells us that to be most safe, one must firmly believe in Master and Dafa, and follow the path that Master arranged for us.
4. Master's Orderly Arrangement
Master published the poem, "For the Good of the World" in 2006. I enlightened after reading the phase, "Spread widely the Nine Commentaries, and the wicked Party shall fade," and started to produce the book version of the Nine Commentaries. I also encouraged fellow practitioners to do the same. After Master taught us to continue distributing the Nine Commentaries in His lecture to Australian practitioners, we put more effort into producing the book. In the process I experienced first-hand how Master has compassionately arranged everything. In the summer of 2007, I met two fellow practitioners in an electronics mall downtown. One of them suggested that we check out the glue binding machines. I asked, "What is a glue binding machine?" It was a machine used to produce books. We walked around in the mall but couldn't find one. I didn't really know how it worked. One day that fall, I went to a shop to a buy a paper-cutting knife, which was needed to produce the books, and the shop owner was anxious to show me the glue binding machine he had in the shop. He even demonstrated it for me. However, at the time I just bought the paper-cutting knife. I later read the Minghui article published on December 2, 2007. The title of the article was, "Suggestion to Use Manual Glue Binding Machine at Truth-Clarifying Materials Production Sites." The glue binding machine model mentioned in the article was the exact one I had seen that day in the shop. We immediately bought one, and worked together, with three practitioners in charge of printing and a few of the others in charge of binding, which not only speeded up our production but also improved the quality. I suddenly realized that everything was following an orderly arrangement. In the mall, I got the idea that we needed a glue binding machine; at the shop where I stopped by to buy the paper-cutting knife, I was shown how it worked; and finally, when it was recommended on Minghui, we were able to purchase it and put it to use. I was deeply moved. Master has made orderly arrangements for his disciples' cultivation. There is no way I can repay Master's intricate efforts but to do my best to distribute the Nine Commentaries in order to save more sentient beings.
5. Widely Distributing the Nine Commentaries
There are about 30,000 residential homes and over 100,000 residents in our surrounding area. This includes the town, its suburbs, and the countryside. We divided the area into sections. There were about 20-30 practitioners who participated in this Dafa project, and everyone was in charge of one section. At that time, our goal was to distribute one book of the Nine Commentaries to every two families. By the winter of 2008, we had already distributed them to the entire area. In the past two years, we have also distributed almost 10,000 CDs of the Nine Commentaries. We are now trying to distribute the books to every family.
6. Doing Well on Logistics
There are many older female practitioners in our local area. For years, I have been in charge of supplies. Everyone can come to me for what they need. When I can't satisfy everyone's needs, conflicts are inevitable in dealing with so many people. I follow Master's teaching to look inward and to find where I can improve. I realized that for years I didn't truly look inward. I always tried to blame others during conflicts. "It's your responsibility to do these things. I did it for you. I'm not asking for any appreciation but you should not be overly critical." I liked to hear words of praise and didn't want to listen to differing opinions. I had a hidden mentality of showing-off and vanity.
When I started to produce truth-clarifying materials years ago, fellow practitioners told me to go ahead and purchase the raw materials myself. It may be an arrangement Master made for me. Master wanted me to do well on logistics later. Since it was arranged this way, I will continue doing it well.
7. Benevolent Master Cares For Me
While assisting Master in Fa-rectification, I know that Master has been looking after me the entire time. One afternoon in the summer of 2005, I went downtown and bought four boxes of materials. When I tried to take bus back home, I had a hard time getting on the bus since it was Friday evening and many people were trying to board. When the last bus left, I was still standing there. At that moment, a man came up and asked me, "Do you need a ride?" I said yes. He pointed to a car in front of us and said, "Get in." He wanted to take people in his own car to earn some extra money. He charged the same as the bus, and would take me directly to my home. After he helped me put my boxes into the trunk, I got into the car and realized that I got the last seat. I asked the man, "There are so many people waiting there, why didn't you take them?" He answered, "If I take others, will you be able to get back home today?" I immediately realized he was arranged by Master to take me home. At that moment I was moved to tears. Master has been taking care of me all the time and had arranged everything for me. It was Buddha's infinite grace.
8. Benefitting from the Minghui Website
I regarded Minghui (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) as my home in this dimension. No matter how late I returned home, I got online to read Minghui articles.
For years, Minghui has guided me whenever encountering major issues or making major decisions. Before I was able to access the Minghui website, I greatly benefitted from reading the Minghui Weekly publication. After reading the sharing articles on Minghui Weekly, I started producing truth-clarifying CDs. After I was able to read Minghui directly, I was encouraged to set up a truth-clarifying materials production site. When we needed to produce large quantities of the Nine Commentaries, it was from Minghui again that I learned what equipment I needed to purchase.
The sharing articles on Minghui have been helping me to advance in my cultivation. I realized that I should also write about my own experiences and share them with fellow practitioners. During the past several years, over ten of my experience-sharing articles have been published and about 30 articles on other subjects. I have helped fellow practitioners to publish over 100 articles. These articles are also a result of the effort and wisdom of fellow practitioners who work on Minghui.
9. Advancing Further
It was May 1998 when I began practicing Falun Dafa. I soon understood that I must grasp the time to cultivate for the rest of my life. For over ten years, I have tried to follow Master's teaching to solidly cultivate.
No matter what happens to me or my family, I always regard Dafa and saving sentient beings with utmost importance. I always distribute truth-clarifying materials to fellow practitioners on time. Over the years, fellow practitioners have given over 500,000 yuan to help with this effort. I used the money to purchase Dafa-related materials and never spent a cent on myself. I know I must be honest and righteous in my cultivation. The truth-clarifying materials production site I set up can now produce CDs and print all kinds of truth-clarifying materials, including Dafa books and the Nine Commentaries.
As Fa-rectification progresses, I increasingly realize how sacred it is to be a Fa-rectification Period Dafa disciple, which is the "No. 1 title in the universe." Recalling more than ten years of my cultivation, I know that in order to give a good report to Master, I must advance diligenly to meet Master's expectation and fulfill the mission and responsibilities of a practitioner.
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