Upgrading Xinxing While Clarifying the Truth with Various Methods
(Clearwisdom.net) The mission of Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioners is to save people. I deeply feel the importance and urgency of saving sentient beings. I want to report to Teacher my cultivation process over the last few years, and how I have been purchasing materials for production of truth-clarification materials, distributing the materials, clarifying the truth and persuading people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or its affiliated organizations, as well as some other sharing.
Cultivation While Transporting Truth-Clarification Materials
There are many practitioners in my family. We have continuously played the role of one body since 2000. When local practitioners were short of truth-clarification materials, we managed to bring in materials once a week from another part of the country. The materials included self-adhesive posters, Clearwisdom flyers, pamphlets, and DVDs, as well as Dafa books and Teacher's recent articles.
One day, it was time for me to take materials and paper to my hometown. At the time, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party had just been published and had not been made into books yet. It was only in pamphlet form. I packed two big bags that were equivalent to over 10 reams of paper. I arrived at my hometown without incident, called a taxi, and asked the driver to take me to the building where I lived. However, he was reluctant to drive into the residential area. I had no choice but to carry the bags. I thought, “Although I am over 60, and have never done any manual labor, I don't show any signs of aging because I practice Falun Gong.” I silently asked Teacher to help me. As a result, it took little effort to carry the two bags, which weighed dozens of kilograms, and I quickly walked to my home.
However, my human thoughts emerged, and I lowered my hat to cover part of my face to avoid being seen by acquaintances. Suddenly, the bags felt extremely heavy. By the time I dragged them up to the second floor, I couldn't carry them any further, and had to leave one bag on that floor, take one to my home, and then go back for the second bag. After that, I felt extremely tired and did not have any strength left. One thought jumped into my mind, “Feel tired, right? Be careful, don't hurt yourself.” I instantly enlightened that it was human notions and interference, so I negated them and eliminated the bad substances. I also sent righteous thoughts for a time, and studied the Fa, enabling me to negate the arrangements made by the old forces, and walk the path arranged by Teacher.
Distributing Truth-Clarification Materials
We went to a lot of places, including shops, supermarkets, food markets, residential areas, and villages, to distribute the truth-clarification materials. Initially, we had limited supplies of materials. When we had more materials, we even went out to distribute them during the daytime.
There were three or four people in our truth-clarification group. We always sent righteous thoughts before we went out to distribute the materials, studied the Fa, and asked Teacher to help us. Also, the practitioners who remained at home would send righteous thoughts, and those who went out would eliminate the evil factors behind the predestined people so that their intuitive knowledge would awaken and they would be saved.
When we first started distributing the materials I felt very scared. I took handing out all the truth-clarification materials I had brought with me as finishing a task. Soon, though, I enlightened to the Fa Teacher taught us:
“Let me tell everyone that matter and mind are one thing.” (Zhuan Falun)
I recited the Fa repeatedly. My righteous thoughts gradually emerged. I thought that the things that practitioners did during the Fa-rectification period were all great and there was nothing wrong with it. It was to help Teacher to rectify the Fa. The mentality of fear and the selfishness became weaker and weaker. Now, I am able to maintain a calm mind when handing out truth-clarification materials.
Through looking inward, I found that fear came from thinking about being self-protective. The actual manifestations were that I was afraid to be hurt or to suffer hardships. I was afraid that my family would be subjected to pressure or misery because of me. I was afraid that I might turn back or go to the opposite side when I could not bear the suffering. I wanted to protect myself from dropping in level. I enlightened that the fundamental cause of the fear was selfishness, which is the basis of the old universe. My xinxing was upgraded with each improvement in my understanding of the Fa.
Thereafter, whenever fear emerged I would eliminate it instantly. Now, whenever we distribute truth-clarification materials, we always find a good spot to put them up. Then, we calmly leave. Sometimes we send righteous thoughts to enable the DVDs we leave behind to save predestined people and play an even bigger role in saving sentient beings.
After I got rid of the fearful thoughts, I found that things went very smoothly and it was easy to distribute truth-clarification materials. Then, the attachments of zealotry and showing off emerged. I would even count how many copies I had given out. Upon noticing the attachment, I rectified it instantly with the Fa.
“In other matters and in the course of cultivation practice, one should be sure to not develop the attachment of zealotry—this mentality can be very easily taken advantage of by demons.” (Zhuan Falun)
I would look inward to find my shortcomings and human attachments before I went out to distribute materials or to persuade people to quit the CCP. After returning home I would rectify myself through studying the Fa. Now, I have fewer and fewer human attachments, and my mind has become very peaceful, which shows that I have matured.
Using Paper Money to Clarify the Truth and Save Sentient Beings
Using paper money to clarify the truth is very effective in saving sentient beings. Initially, I wrote “Falun Dafa is good!” or “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good!” on the bills and then put them into circulation. At first I only wrote the slogans on one-yuan notes and dared not write on the larger denominations. When we could print the slogans on the paper money, and after we got a stamp, things became a lot easier. We then stamped all denominations of bills.
When I used the truth-clarification bills for the very first time, I felt very fearful and uncomfortable. I mixed the one-yuan notes in with other bills and left the place right away because of my fear, thinking that I should not stay for long. I used the money at open air food markets, but not at the supermarket checkout; gave the marked bills to kind-looking people, but not to vicious-looking ones; gave them to women, but not to men. Before going shopping I would always send righteous thoughts and ask Teacher for help. Once outside my home, I would keep sending righteous thoughts to help people with predestined relationships to see the words on the money and then quickly put the bills back in circulation so that more people would see them.
After clarifying the truth using paper money for several years, we opened up a new environment so that local practitioners as a whole would all use the truth-clarification paper money when going shopping to improve its circulation. I am now able to use the marked money naturally and with a peaceful mind.
I still remember the time I talked to a driver about the persecution of Falun Gong. Learning that he had already quit the CCP, I suggested that he frequently say the words, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good.” I also suggested that he tell his family and relatives to do the same, and that it would be good for their futures. He said that he would do it. After getting off the bus, I paid with the truth-clarification money. He asked where I got the money from. I told him frankly that I got it as change when shopping and that people who obtained the money knew that they would have blessings. I told him he would accumulate mighty virtue when he spent the money. The driver delightedly put the money into his money box and said, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Examples of Awakening Sentient Beings to Help Clarify the Truth and Save Other Sentient Beings
I had a colleague who was over 80. A few years ago I briefly talked to him about the persecution of Falun Gong and asked him to quit the CCP. He agreed right away. He also said, “You should not store truth-clarification materials in your home. It's not safe. Please leave them with me. Let me distribute the materials.” He was very earnest and it was also good for him to position himself, so I agreed to give him some materials. Ever since then, he comes to pick up more materials every year. When he came to my home in 2010, I didn't give him many materials because of his age. However, he said, “Do you have some more? You can give me a bit more. The villagers all love to read them.” I gave him more materials but I did not have many Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs. He still looked dissatisfied. So I planned to send him more materials. Every time he came to pick up the truth-clarification materials I would caution him to pay attention to his safety. He always replied, “I am OK. I know how to deliver them to each home in the village.”
I once attended a wedding in a relative's home. On the trip home, I sat next to an over-60-year-old woman. I talked to her about quitting the CCP. She was not a party member, but agreed to quit the Young Pioneers and the Youth League. I also suggested that she say “Falun Dafa is good,” and she agreed to do it.
As she was getting off the bus, I reminded her that she would be blessed if she said “Falun Dafa is good” often. She said, “After you told me about it, it stayed in my mind and I do it a lot.” She also said that she had a sister in Beijing who was suffering from lung cancer. She said she would phone her sister right away and tell her to do it, too.
I enlightened to one paragraph of Teacher's Fa,
“All the things Dafa disciples do are magnificent, and very important. As you clarify the truth, the words you speak and the energy you emit have the effect of intimidating and eliminating the evil. You are crucial in determining whether the beings in this world stay or get eliminated. If your words are pure and righteous they will really go right into the innermost part of people's thoughts, and instantly make people understand.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
I realized during face-to-face truth-clarification that Teacher would bring the people with predestined relationships to us. For example, on many occasions when I thought of someone who had not yet quit the CCP, I would bump into that person when I walked out of my home.
One day, I came across someone I had not seen for a long time. I talked to her about the persecution of Falun Gong and successfully persuaded her to quit the CCP. Another day, in the year before last, I bumped into a primary school student whom I had not seen for 50 years. I recognized her right away and greeted her by name. I helped her to quit the CCP, and also gave her a DVD. Normally, I have difficulty remembering other people's names, but I recognized her immediately. I knew that Teacher had opened up my wisdom. When I clarified the truth with my heart and rectified every thought of mine with the Fa, I obtained the power of the Fa and saved more sentient beings.