Elevate in the Fa, Clarify the Truth to Save Sentient Beings
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
It is a great honor to share my cultivation experience on this most excellent occasion.
My Life Was Renewed after I Began Practicing Falun Dafa
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2001. I was very sick before I began cultivating. I suffered from depression, ulcers, uterine fibroids, and metabolic disorders. I went to the emergency room quite often in the middle of the night with palpitations and shivering. My spine and coccyx were also severely injured because I fell down the stairs multiple times. When I walked, my legs seemed to be of different lengths, and I had to rest frequently. Sometimes, I had to adjust my spine three times per day, otherwise I couldn't walk. It was extremely painful. Since I had multiple diseases, I had to take many different Chinese and Western medicines daily. I also tried many different Qigong practices, but none were effective. I was quite desperate at that time.
I remember the first time I attended the nine-day Falun Dafa seminar. I didn't feel ill at all - it was simply wonderful. At that time, I thought that this was such an amazing practice! During meditation, it also felt very nice, like I was sitting in an eggshell. With more in-depth Fa-study, I strove to improve my xinxing based upon the principles explained in Zhuan Falun, and virtually all my physical problems disappeared. Now, I don't feel tired no matter how far I walk. Nor do I need to see doctors or take medicines. Because of my miraculous physical changes, my mother, sister, and daughter all started practicing Falun Dafa. My daughter told me that she often heard Teacher giving lectures in her dreams. My husband also had dreams and saw Teacher teaching him the standing exercises, and he did the standing exercises for the whole night. At home, my son also saw many Falun in different colors. I know that all of these were meant to enlighten me to cultivate diligently.
Clarify the Truth and Save Sentient Beings
I understand that clarifying the truth is the sacred mission of practitioners, which is also a great opportunity given to us by Teacher to build mighty virtue. Originally, I didn't know how to use computers. With the help of fellow practitioners and my sister, I learned to clarify the truth on the Internet. Gradually, I eliminated lots of fear. Later, I also joined the clarifying the truth team that made phone calls. Every day, I called about the persecution cases and to help people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. To date, I've helped more than 10,000 Chinese people to quit. The process of clarifying the truth and saving people is also the opportunity for me to eliminate attachments.
During truth clarification phone calls, I often encountered people who were deeply poisoned by the evil CCP. They liked to argue with us for a long time. Recently, I called a student dormitory in a Chinese university. Several students immediately agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations after they heard the truth about Falun Dafa. However, one of them argued with me for a long time. He said in a very unfriendly tone, “We have been educated by the Communist Party since we were little and are deeply influenced by this education. I need proof that what you say is true.” I repeated that the CCP has never stopped killing citizens since it took over China. He hung up without a reply. I found that I was not very calm. I looked inside and found that I had a fighting mentality, I was not compassionate enough, and that made it difficult for him to accept what I said. I felt that he could accept the truth, but he was just too influenced by the CCP culture. I felt that I should try again and sincerely help him. I called back in a more peaceful frame of mind. I found that he was not sharp with me anymore and was also more calm. When I asked him again if deep in his heart he was willing to separate himself from the Party, he replied loudly, “Yes!” Finally, I asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good, and he replied loudly again “Yes!” I felt that the environment changes as our hearts change, and it was extremely important to send righteous thoughts.
Last year, my sister and I joined the “Emergency Rescue Team” - a Taiwan phone team. In the rescue team, people formed one body, working together daily. Some practitioners are responsible for seeking out phone numbers, some send text messages, some send faxes, and others make phone calls. I found that when our group coordinated well, it was very powerful in saving people. On several occasions, our phone calls reached the labor camps and actually rescued Chinese fellow practitioners who had been arrested.
Last month, a practitioner in the Jianshan District in Heilongjiang Province was arrested by a local police station. The practitioner was taken to a hospital since he appeared to have cardiac disease and high blood pressure. However, the local police chief refused to release him. The coordinator of our rescue team asked us to call there and work together with mainland Chinese practitioners to clarify the truth and save people. After we found the phone numbers, several practitioners called first to confirm if the practitioner was still in the hospital. When I called, a policeman answered the phone. After he heard about the case and understood the truth about Falun Gong, he promised to pass the word to help get the practitioner released. He also told me that they'd already received many phone calls and told us to stop calling them. I called there again the next morning. The policeman said that he'd already passed on my message from the day before, but the police department still planned to detain the practitioner. Although many people who answered the phones said that they were just carrying out their duties, we still continued to call them to clarify the truth until they released the practitioner. After making phone calls the whole day, we received the news that night that the practitioner had returned home.
In the past year, making phone calls with fellow practitioners in the rescue team greatly improved my cultivation. I also gained lots of precious experience. I realized that when practitioners work together selflessly, it is very effective in eliminating the evil and saving people. Of course, it is not easy to make phone calls over and over. Therefore, studying the Falun Dafa teachings daily and paying attention to sending righteous thoughts is the important foundation for me to do well in truth clarification.
While calling the places responsible for persecution these past several years, I always told myself not to be affected, no matter what kind of attitude the other party had. Oftentimes, policemen asked me if I knew the rules in China, if I had a salary, and what benefits I got from cultivation. I usually told them peacefully, “I am calling you to clarify the truth. What we do is not for ourselves, but for people like you who are deceived.” Then, I explained why Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good for people. Once, a policeman said after hearing my cultivation story, “You should continue to practice! I really admire you.” He also promised that, in the future, wherever he had influence, he would help get practitioners released. I expressed the beauty of Dafa to those who were willing to continue listening, and explained cases like the staged self-immolation, organ harvesting, lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, and the United States House of Representatives resolution HR-605. I also explained the fact that Dafa is practiced all over the world, and that many CCP officials who persecuted Falun Gong were sued after they came to Taiwan. Some police officers said they understood and agreed to quit the CCP. I asked them to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I found that when I was able to keep calm and talk to them in this way, they were usually able to accept my words. I think that most police officers persecute Dafa because they have been deceived, so we should try our best to clarify the truth, enabling us to save many people and relieve the pressure on mainland Chinese practitioners.
Eliminating the Hatred for My Husband
Last October, I discovered that my husband was having an affair. I suddenly felt a lot of pressure. I felt wronged, and sometimes my husband and I cursed each other; it was truly painful. At that time, I often did the three things in tears. When I felt that I couldn't take it any longer, I asked Teacher to help me. I continued to call China to clarify the truth daily. I understood that things could've been much worse, save for Teacher protecting me. I decided that I had to let go of human attachments. No matter how difficult it is, I must follow Teacher and continue cultivating until the end. I realized that my husband's behavior was a test for me to help me to eliminate the sentiment towards him. I started to look inward and sent righteous thoughts intensively to my husband to eliminate the lust and sentiment in other dimensions that were controlling him and to eliminate all the evil factors or lives behind him.
In the past year, I tried my best to be tolerant and not to criticize him; I tried to treat him with a peaceful heart. Once the hate boiled up, I started to think about what Teacher said in Zhuan Falun: “It’s hard to endure, but you can endure it. It’s hard to do, but you can do it.” After sharing with fellow practitioners, my thoughts became even more clear. Gradually, I did not hate my husband any longer, and I started to be more compassionate to him. Later, he was very touched. He told me that Dafa was truly powerful. Now he is willing to study the Fa with me. When I clarify the truth, he encourages me on the side. Sometimes when I have human attachments, he will remind me about Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.
I realized that nothing practitioners encounter is by coincidence, and there are places for us to improve. I invited the woman who had the affair with my husband to meet. I communicated with her with a sincere heart. I told her about my cultivation experience and hoped for a good future for her. I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun. After we had communicated for while, she said clearly that she would not interfere with my family anymore. Later, she also told her friends and family about the beauty and truth of Dafa. Now she is very grateful that I brought her Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.
Actually all the hardships we encounter are caused by our karma and bad thoughts and are a process to test if we really believe in Teacher and in the Fa. I found that once we follow and apply the principles Teacher taught us, we can pass the tests peacefully, and we will also witness the miracle of the Fa. It is already the final period of the Fa rectification, and only if we cultivate ourselves well and do the three things well can we be worthy of Teacher's salvation and those sentient beings who placed endless hope on us. I believe that once we study the Fa well, follow the Fa as Teacher, and be strict with ourselves in actual cultivation, we will be able to fulfill our prehistoric vows and return with Teacher.
Thank you, Teacher!
Thank you, everyone!