Overcoming China’s Firewall after Spending One Night Transcribing the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) One day I was unable to reach the Minghui website. I had just sent a fellow Falun Gong practitioner's article to Minghui for the Eighth Online Experience Sharing Conference for Falun Gong Practitioners in China. I tried all of the following: sending forth righteous thoughts, studying the Fa more frequently, seriously searching inward, doing the three things well, joining the group Fa study and exchanging insights with fellow practitioners. I even tried a software application designed to bypass China’s firewall, but I still could not reach Minghui.
I was feeling anxious, when I suddenly remembered a passage of the Fa. Teacher said,
“You must study the Fa well, for that is the fundamental guarantee that you return to your position. (Disciples applaud) This isn’t just something that I casually thought up: what Master is imparting to you is the Fa of the cosmos.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa”)
Because I have practiced Falun Gong for many years, I know that only the Fa can prevail over all evil elements and only Teacher can dissolves all obstacles. I decided to let go of all other thoughts and focused only on studying the Fa. I turned on my computer and began to study “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa.” I think the evil elements in other dimensions began to be effected because I started to feel very sleepy. When we study the Fa, such evil elements are annihilated. I thought that they must have been trying their best to stop me from studying the Fa, because I would study only two lines and then doze off. If I closed my eyes for even one second, I would enter into a trance-like state. It was much more than losing my concentration.
How could I possibly study the Fa when faced with such enormous interference? Obviously, I could not constantly send forth righteous thoughts every time I read two lines of Fa. I thought, “what if I transcribed the Fa?” That would require me to use my hands, mind, and eyes, and concentration. I would not only keep myself awake, but each and every word would be engraved into my mind. I thought this was a great idea. I studied from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. It took nearly 10 hours to transcribe 25 pages of the Fa on letter-size paper. I managed to transcribe Master's entire lecture, “What is a Dafa Disciple.”
When I finished, I went up to the roof to send forth righteous thoughts. As I was looked out over my village abundant with the fruits of autumn, I then gazed up at the starry night sky and thought about all of people who were asleep --- both literarily and metaphorically. The dawn would soon be on the horizon. When the people were so busy with the autumn harvest, I wondered how I could wake people up from the many dreams composed of lies by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? I felt a lot of responsibility on my shoulders.
I began to send forth righteous thoughts to “awaken” the sleeping people and to eliminate all of the evil elements that blocked me from accessing Minghui. At six o’clock, I joined Falun Gong practitioners around the world to send forth righteous thoughts. I felt energetic and refreshed, although I had stayed up all night. It was an indescribable feeling.
After I came down from the roof, I turned on my computer and started the circumvention software again. I could reach the Minghui website! I immediately downloaded daily articles and everything went well. I felt all the more appreciative for Teacher’s grace. My faith in Falun Gong grew stronger.
I would also like to share a few astounding things that I have experienced while transcribing the Fa.
After Staying Up All Night, I was Not Sleepy
After staying up all night transcribing the Fa, I did not feel sleepy at all. In fact, I felt more energetic. I even wanted to transcribe Master's new lecture “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa”. Because I experienced the benefits of transcribing the Fa, I really wanted to continue doing it. I thought, “Isn’t it miraculous that I did not feel sleepy?” An average person would definitely have suffered the effects of staying up all night.
When I came to the passage in “What is a Dafa Disciple”, I felt as though I had just started practicing Falun Gong.
“I hope that you can really manage to cooperate well, have strong enough righteous thoughts, look within when you run into things, and be enthusiastic like you were when you first took up cultivation. Don’t be like ordinary people, whose fleeting enthusiasm fades after a few minutes and then disappears altogether.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa)”
At the time, printed copies of Teacher’s articles were scarce. The local Falun Gong volunteers traveled afar and would only bring back one printed lecture to the village. Every Falun Gong practitioner in our village had to transcribe the lecture in order to have a copy. No matter how long Teacher’s lectures were, we had to transcribe them to have a copy of our own. Because I have a quick hand, I often transcribe Teacher’s articles for the elderly Falun Gong practitioners. But I didn’t feel burdened at all. Actually, I treasured the opportunity to transcribe more the one copy. Now we can easily obtain Teacher’s articles by printing them on a computer printer. I guess I started to have problems when stopped treasuring Teacher’s articles because they became easily obtainable. This might have been one of the reasons why I sometimes felt sleepy when I studied the Fa.
In addition, I type on a computer when I wrote articles, so I rarely wrote anything by hand. Sometimes I even forget how to write some of the Chinese characters. Technology has degenerated people and people become increasingly lazy and numb because of the technology.
A Drink of Fresh Water
One day at around 2:00 p.m. while I was transcribing the Fa, I suddenly felt restless, hungry and thirsty. I wanted to stop what I was doing and get a drink of water or a bite to eat. But it felt wrong to stop Fa study for food, so I endured the hunger and continued to transcribe the Fa. As I continued to transcribe the Fa, I swallowed, and felt fresh water going down my throat. It was semi-sweet and very fluid. I no longer felt thirsty. I immediately knew that Teacher was watching over me and rewarding my dedication with a fresh drink of water.
Insufficient Light Did Not Hurt My Eyes
In order not to disturb my sleeping family, I had all the lights turned off. I transcribed the Fa with the light from my computer monitor. An average person would have had a sore back and tired eyes. I am in my 50’s, but I didn’t have any of these symptoms.
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts at Midnight with a Perfectly Clear Mind
While transcribing the Fa, the alarm on my mobile phone rang to remind me that it was time to send forth righteous thoughts. I began to send forth righteous thoughts. I was astonished because I had never felt such powerful righteous thoughts. I even saw through my Celestial Eye that the evil elements were frightened.
Sleep a Little Less and Study the Fa a Little More
Teacher has made it very clear that the Fa-rectification is making a rapid progress. As a result, the requirements for Dafa disciples have been raised to higher levels.
By transcribing the Fa, I managed to end the evil’s plan to stop me from studying the Fa, visiting Minghui, or learning and spreading the technology that allows us to spread the truth about Falun Gong. While I was transcribing the Fa, I felt my xinxing level upgrade and my righteous thoughts increase. I would recommend my fellow Falun Gong practitioners with the same problem of falling asleep during Fa study, start transcribing the Fa.
Actually it is not very difficult for us to sleep a little less each night to study or transcribe the Fa a little more. It depends on our determination. Once we overcome all obstacles with our righteous thoughts, everything will change.
This concludes my personal insights on these subjects. Please kindly point out anything erroneous in my humble understanding.