Believe in Master and Dafa, and Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 60 years old, and I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. In my 14 years of cultivation, particularly the last ten, I have been arrested numerous times and gone through all sorts of difficulties, but with Master's protection, I am able to be here today.
Believe in Master and Dafa, Save Sentient Beings
After I studied the scripture “Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People,” I realized the responsibility and importance of a Dafa practitioner's mission. From that point on, I began saving sentient beings. I memorized Master's Fa about saving worldly people with predestined relationships, and I used every chance in life to clarify the truth and save people.
I do everything according to the state of ordinary people, and ask Master to support me and arrange people who have predestined relationships to come into my dimension. I set a rule for myself. I will not do things that do not relate to with my cultivation or saving sentient beings. I only want to save sentient beings. I will clean out my own space and eliminate evil factors that interfere with my saving people. No matter where I go, I eliminate evil, send forth righteous thoughts, and resolve any historic tribulations. I can usually persuade those I want to save to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including my relatives and friends. I always tell them that the person quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations has to agree by himself, otherwise it won't work.
Over the past few years, I have never given up a single chance to save people. Whether it was a wedding, funeral, or birthday, as long as friends and relatives were gathering, I used the chance to clarify the truth and save people. At one funeral, I persuaded over 20 people to quit the CCP. Several days later a relative had a birthday and I attended. Male and female guests sat at different tables, but there was a classmate of mine sitting at the male table, so they dragged me over to their side anyway. I thought that this might be arranged for me to clarify the truth, as my classmate had joined the CCP in the 1960s. I began to talk about the current social situation, the corruption of the government and its officials, and the decline of the economy. After a while they all began curse the CCP. I began clarifying the truth, took out materials, and persuaded them to quit the CCP. My former classmate and over 30 people quit the CCP. After some of them understood the truth, they told the facts about the CCP to their relatives and friends.
My brother-in-law was hospitalized with lung cancer, and after surgery he did not wake up. CPR was tried, but his stomach was bleeding internally and the doctor said that his chances were very slim. I went to see him, and finding that he was conscious, told him to ask Master to save him and say “Falun Dafa is good.” I asked his children to do the same. After his heart had stopped beating for an hour, he regained consciousness! It was the power of Dafa. After his health recovered, he began practicing Dafa. I clarified the truth with the hospital staff and his relatives and friends, resulting in over 20 people quitting the CCP.
When my sister-in-law's nephew got married, I also went to celebrate. While there I persuaded the hostess to let me give the guests informational material. Through truth clarification, I was able to persuade over 20 people to quit the CCP. My elementary classmate, who belongs to the local Buddha Association, saw me as soon as I arrived and followed me everywhere. Before I left, I told her the facts about Dafa. She was very accepting and kept saying Dafa was good. She helped her family of over 30 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. At another relative's birthday, there were over 30 people. By the time I left, almost all of them had quit the CCP.
Over the years, whenever I was with a group of people, I would make my field a compassionate field of saving people. One summer afternoon three years ago, I took my grandson home from school. At the intersection, a young lady ran into my electric bike with her motorcycle. I fell off, and my grandson was under the bike. I got up right away, lifted him up, and put him on the sidewalk. The lady yelled, “Pick up my motorcycle!” I didn't know who caused the accident, and it didn't matter, I was busy helping people. The motorcycle was heavy, and I was 60 years old and not able to pick it up. An electric tricycle came by, and I asked the driver to help, but she was on her way to take her child home. The rider of the motorcycle told us to take her bike to be fixed, and take her to a hospital to check out her leg (there was not even a bruise), but she wanted medicine for her nerves. My husband arrived and told her that, according to the traffic rules, she was responsible for the accident. After she heard that, she agreed that I was a good person. My husband said, “She practices Falun Dafa, she is the best.” My bike also needed to be repaired, so we went home together, and I explained the truth about Falun Dafa to her. Because I practiced Dafa, after the accident I did not question whose fault it was, I was just busy helping people. My actions moved her, and four members of her family quit the CCP and began repeating, “Falun Dafa is good.” I was happy for them. But when I arrived home, my family was not happy. They said that I was a fool—when someone else hit me I had helped her to fix her motorcycle and bought medicine for her. I patiently explained to them that it was worth it, that I had spent 20 yuan but saved four people. In this dimension it seemed that I was doing something, but it was Master who did it. Thank you, Master.
Over the past ten years, I have come to understand more about "Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master." While widely spreading the truth and saving sentient beings, I used another method. Master told us, “...let me tell everyone that matter and mind are one thing.” (Zhuan Falun) When I am at home, I send forth righteous thoughts at the correct times, and when I help fellow practitioners I find that as long as I have a peaceful mind, things are done quickly and easily.
I cultivate with my Celestial Eye closed. I can't see anything, but I believe in Master and the Fa. I will live according to the Fa. My sister-in-law was diagnosed with a strange illness, called a “super virus” by the media. A tick bite caused high fever and multiple organ failure, and there was no effective treatment available. One week after my sister-in-law was diagnosed, she died. I was in shock. She also practiced Dafa before the persecution began and did not see a doctor or take any medicine for three years. But when the persecution began, she stopped her practice. Three days after the funeral, her son displayed the same symptoms, and a fellow practitioner told me, “The people in your world are dying.” I began looking inward and realized it was my human notions that were at work. I thought that since she was an ordinary person, she had to abide by ordinary laws. I used human sentimentality, going to hospitals, and looking for famous doctors for a cure. I realized that these were attachments. I began sending forth the righteous thought, “I have the capacity to protect my sentient beings in my world, they will go to the future, I will not allow the old forces to use my human heart as an excuse to persecute anyone in my world. I am a Dafa practitioner. Master will handle my life and anything related to me. No one is qualified to test me.” My righteous thoughts grew strong, and I called my nephew and asked him to begin repeating, “Falun Dafa is good,” and ask Master to help him. He was discharged from the hospital seven days later, and he now practices Dafa. I used this fact to clarify the truth with numerous relatives and friends. My sister-in-law's family changed their view of Dafa, and most of them quit the CCP and accepted informational materials. They were very grateful to me, but I told them, “It is Master who saved you. You should thank Master. And show the brochures to your friends when you go home so they can also understand.”
Everything and everyone became a chance to offer salvation. Whether it was in the supermarket or with friends or at a family gathering, I shared Master's compassion with everyone. It was not always smooth sailing while clarifying the truth. Since matter and mind are one thing, it is very important to have strong righteous thoughts, so in addition to the four global times, I also added time and a local target. I also tried my best to send forth righteous thoughts every hour, to all beings in the universe, and also help fellow practitioners through sending forth righteous thoughts.
If all of us are able to do it this way, do it according to our abilities, the energy we send out are living beings. The universe will then become a field of Fa rectification, and the evil will automatically be destroyed. Master told us a long time ago:
“I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.”)
Master has made it so clear for us. Dafa disciples must do the three things well. Whoever enlightens obtains. I really regret that I was not diligent in previous years, but now things have changed, and I am fortunate that I have the master key to heaven:
“In genuine cultivation practice one must cultivate one’s own heart and inner self. One should search inside oneself rather than outside.” (Zhuan Falun)
We should completely negate the old forces arrangements, completely eliminate the old notions, and follow Master's cultivation path. The other day a fellow practitioner said, “Now I understand negating the old force's path, it is to follow Master's arrangement, that is negating the old forces.”
Meeting the Needs of Fa Rectification--Setting Up Materials Production Center
In our area, Falun Gong materials are scarce. The one center is carrying a heavy financial burden, and they have very little time to study the Fa. After hearing about the situation, I was very worried and wanted to share their burden, but there were numerous notions stopping me. After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published in 2004, I was deeply shaken. I had been influenced by the Party education for many years, but I finally understood the nature of the Party and decided to quit the CCP.
I decided to establish a truth clarification materials production center as soon as possible, so I could make materials, speed up the process of eliminating the evil Party, and save sentient beings. With a fellow practitioner's help, I began working with an old printer and computer. Initially the other practitioner provided the equipment, because up to that point I had never used a computer or mouse, let alone typed, but I believed Master would grant me the wisdom. I asked Master to help me break through the difficulties. I turned the computer on, downloaded the necessary information, and Master arranged fellow practitioners to help me. I learned it by heart, step by step. I often made mistakes, like pressing the wrong button, and the computer had problems, including the screen going blank, or it turned itself off. I then had to reload and my family became very upset with me. I continued on, looking inward, cultivating myself, completely negating the old forces' arrangements. I often called my fellow practitioners to help me repair or reload. On the surface it seemed that I was doing the work, but in fact my fellow practitioners' help was the foundation. When other practitioners were in urgent need of materials and my computer was not working properly, I became agitated, forgot to look inward, and developed an attachment, so I was not able to quiet my heart during Fa study and meditation.
There were times I forgot I was cooking dinner and burned the food, and the ventilator above the stove also caught on fire, and I also burnt out several pressure cookers. Even though my husband and child supported me, at those moments, they could not handle it and asked me to stop, which affected me. I knew in my heart it was interference from the old forces, so I negated them. I wanted to walk on the path arranged by Master. The state of the machine is the reflection of my inner self, so later I learned to communicate with my equipment. I adjusted my mentality and intensified my Fa study, so I was able to recover quickly whenever there was a problem. In the past, whenever I heard that a materials center was suffering persecution, I became worried. I know many people, and I was afraid that they would implicate me, so I started packing things up, ready to move, which made my family nervous. Through Fa study I realized that this was my fear, an old notion, being manipulated by the old forces, and as long as you acknowledge it, you will be persecuted. Master told us,
“Should you have fear,
it will seize upon you
If thoughts are righteous,
evil will collapse” (“What’s to Fear?” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
Yes, why am I scared? I am doing the most righteous things in the universe. I am not controlled by the old universe. The problem is caused by my own heart, by my old notion of self protection. I don't acknowledge it.
During the CCP's preparation for the Olympics Games, the materials production centers in our area were mostly destroyed, and homes were raided. Over one hundred Dafa practitioners were persecuted, held in brainwashing centers, fined, and sentenced to labor camps and prisons. There was no contact allowed among fellow practitioners. I realized the serious nature of the problem and began to intensify my Fa study. Reading the Clearwisdom website daily, I was encouraged and inspired—it supported my righteous thoughts. I continued making Falun Gong materials and gave them to fellow practitioners, continued our group Fa study and experience exchanges, discussed with fellow practitioners and made each one a coordinator, contacted as many practitioners as possible, exposed the evil and rescued fellow practitioners, and saved people. Many capable practitioners made the informational materials and sent them out, which greatly shocked the evil and stabilized the local situation.
In the last two years of Fa rectification, practitioners have needed Dafa books, Master's pictures, and DVD's. My fellow practitioners and I overcame numerous difficulties to meet those needs. My lotus flower is growing strong. The process of setting up the materials center is also my cultivation process, and Master did a lot to help me.
Since I chose this way to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings, I will strive to do it well, completely negating the old force arrangements, and walk only the path arranged by Master. I will study the Fa well, use righteous thoughts, overcome difficulties, try to master all the computer techniques, and rectify the Fa in a upright and dignified manner. Many thanks to fellow practitioners at the Clearwisdom website, and many thanks to all the practitioners who support me and my family. Thank you, compassionate Master, for your protection and enlightenment. I will do my best to achieve what Master asks.