Blazing Our Path of Cultivation with Righteousness
(Clearwisdom.net) I once had all kinds of illnesses. They were getting more and more serious, which made me extremely depressed. I was happy to learn Falun Dafa in 1998 . After that, all my illnesses disappeared.
Getting rid of notions and clarifying the truth face to face
I was persecuted twice for four years. On the path of cultivation, it is very difficult to make a breakthrough. All the bad notions and thought-karma prevented me from assimilating to the Fa and doing the three things well. I often did things with an ordinary person's mentality. Again and again, I tried to replace that mentality with righteous thoughts to encourage myself to cultivate diligently.
In the first half of 2008, besides sending righteous thought four times a day, I would also send forth righteous thoughts for me to let go of all my bad notions, thought-karma, and all the bad things that prevented me from clarifying the truth face to face. After developing strong righteous thoughts, I was able to clarify the truth to people in public and help them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Then, I was even able to save people in a crowded market. Now I am able to clarify the truth wherever I go. I have retired and I do the exercises every morning. I spend half the day studying the Fa and the other half clarifying the truth. Sometimes, I can help as many as 40 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations in a day.
Here are a few things that I pay attention to when I clarify the truth to people:
Send righteous thoughts before you go out. Have all the people who are predestined come to listen to the truth and be saved.
When you are talking with people, you should smile and be compassionate. Don't be anxious, restless, or afraid. Be calm and talk with compassion. I am just doing something on the surface and indeed it is Master who really saves people. No matter how much you talk, don't let human attachments emerge. Don't pursue something and just let things happen naturally.
When you are laughed at or insulted, don't be angry or fight. Clear away all the bad thoughts and do not leave any space for the evil.
When you are clarifying the truth, you should use words that are simple and easy to understand. Others should easily understand us. If you are talking at too high a level, it will not turn out well. You must familiarize yourself with the April 25 incident, the staged self-immolation at Tiananmen Square, etc, all of which will help you clarify the truth more easily.
One day I met a middle aged couple and talked with them as we walked. They were too stubborn to quit the CCP. When we were about to arrive at their home, I said, "You had joined the CCP's affiliated organizations in the past. It is not useful to you like money or food, so it serves no purpose. If catastrophes come, your families would suffer great tribulations. If you agree to quit, you will be safe." The lady said, "Your words are nicely put," and the man agreed that they would both quit. I replied, "Good! You have chosen a bright future for yourselves."
If someone comes to ask you for directions or says hello to you, he is a predestined person. One day, I was riding a bike quite fast and saw a boy and a girl coming out of a stairway. They smiled, waved, and said hello to me. I turned around and asked them if they knew me. They said, "You look very familiar, yet I don't know where I have seen you before." I told them that we had a predestined relationship. I asked if they had joined the CCP's affiliated organizations. They said they had, so I helped them quit.
With the development and process of Fa-rectification and by sending forth righteous thoughts, the evil in other dimensions continues to diminish. Usually, everyone quits the CCP and its affiliated organizations when I talk to them. There are very few evil things left, and we can see this when we clarify the truth and help people quit. If you have great compassion, want sentient beings to be saved from the great tribulation, and put your heart in it with righteous thought, then you can really save people.
Improving xinxing, saving people with compassionLast July, I was clarifying the facts to people in a park and was reported to the police by two young men. I didn't notice that they were already near me until I was ready to go. I sent forth righteous thoughts right away and asked Master for help. They surrounded me and asked me to go to the police station, which I refused to do. I gave them several reasons and was ready to get on my bike. One of the officers said that if the person that had reported me had left, then I could go. I said, "Thank you. And I wish you a good future." He got into the police car and left.
Recently when I was telling people about Falun Gong in the afternoon, I was arrested and taken to the police station. I didn't have a chance to look inward, but I had a thought that if I had an attachment, Master would help me get rid of it. The old forces shouldn't interfere with my saving people using that excuse, and I should be set free right away. I clarified the truth to them and told them that Falun Gong practitioners are all good people and they don't break the law. They were speechless. Finally, my family came and took me home. When I got home, I looked within. I had met three fellow practitioners who praised me for how I clarified the truth to people. Happiness and showing off emerged. Those were my attachments.