Spending Every Minute As If It Were Two
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
After seeing the notice for the Eighth Internet Experience Sharing Conference, I realized that we share experiences not to validate ourselves, but to validate the Fa and to witness the mighty virtue of Dafa.
I previously had many illnesses, but since beginning to practice in 1995, both my mind and body have improved significantly. All of my illnesses disappeared. I would like to share my experience of setting up and maintaining a truth-clarification materials production site in my home. And I hope we can all learn from each other.
Beginning the Practice
Prior to practicing Falun Dafa, I had many illnesses. Although I looked for different means of treatment, nothing was effective. After beginning the practice however, all the illnesses disappeared. In addition, Master has been purifying my body over the past ten-plus years. I have truly witnessed that Dafa is extraordinary. I am very grateful to Master for giving me a second life.
One day, a practitioner told me that the local truth-clarification materials production site had been damaged by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials. Both of us felt very bad, but we encouraged each other to walk steadfastly on our cultivation paths and remain firm in our faith in Master and Dafa.
Establishing a Family Truth-clarification Materials Production Site
After the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, our regular cultivation environment was damaged, and we had no access to Dafa materials. I remember that Master's articles that we did receive were handwritten. We cherished them very much and always looked for ways to photocopy them when we got them. It took some time for us to prepare materials independently, since it was a process of constantly overcoming fear and improving xinxing. When I bought photocopy paper for the first time, I was very nervous and felt as if everyone nearby was watching me. Through Fa-study, I realized that this was not the correct mindset for a practitioner. We are doing the most righteous thing in the cosmos—saving sentient beings. We should therefore be open and aboveboard. With righteous thoughts and improved xinxing, things went smoothly afterwards.
At that time, many materials production sites were vandalized by CCP officials, one after another. Practitioners often contacted each other on a one-to-one basis for security purposes. Every week, I went to a practitioner's home at an arranged time to obtain materials, and I looked for ways to photocopy them afterwards. It remained like this for a long time, until I met practitioner Hui.
Hui noticed that I had a background in computers and encouraged me to set up a family production site. With her help, I bought a color printer and began to use it. At first I didn't know how to access the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom), so Hui downloaded files for me every week and gave them to me, using a USB drive, and I printed them. She then gave me some useful technical information. After some effort, I learned to access the Internet and download files myself. I prepared many types of materials, ranging from fliers to pamphlets, DVDs, music CDs, and calendars. I also wrote short phrases on paper money that tell the facts. Later, I was able to use multimedia software to convert VCDs to DVDs, such as for the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
Due to fear, I didn't dare to access the Internet very often in the beginning. As I improved my xinxing and realized that I was doing it to save sentient beings, I let go of the fear and gradually came to feel comfortable, even when downloading large video files.
Several days ago, my printer had an ink blockage. I was anxious to print some materials, so I went directly to the vendor for help. The vendor said the ink cartridge was old and needed to be replaced, which cost about 100 yuan. As my printer was only a year old, I wanted to save the money and decided to solve the problem myself. I looked up some information on cleaning the ink cartridge and followed the instructions. The next day everything was back to normal. I came to understand that because I had the wish, Master gave me the wisdom to resolve the problem.
For quite a while after the persecution started, I was unable to get in touch with other practitioners. My sister, a practitioner who lives hundreds of miles away, supplied me with Master's articles and truth-clarification materials. She later asked me to contact other practitioners. I told her it was difficult since I no longer saw any of them. My sister said I should ask Master for help and it would work out.
Several days later, I did meet another practitioner whom I had done the exercises with earlier. When we met, she smiled at me and said, “I have Master's new article. Do you want some copies?” I was very happy. From then on, I was again able to get Master's new articles and truth-clarification materials.
A practitioner once asked me to help her buy a photocopier. We went to a shopping center for electronic products and didn't know where to start. A young man in his 20s came up and took me to a store that specialized in photocopiers. Things went well, and I bought a photocopier there. I knew this occurred because of Master's help.
Through constant Fa-study and doing the exercises, my xinxing kept improving, and Master gave me wisdom. I not only let go of attachments and strengthened my righteous thoughts, I also learned many techniques, from basic computer operation and accessing the Internet to downloading and preparing materials.
Walking Our Own Paths
In “Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005” Master said:
“Students in Mainland China actually have a much tougher time. Their materials production sites are basically at a household level, and they spring up everywhere. In other words, people walk their own paths. Each person, or some that are coordinating with each other on a small scale, is walking his own path. Didn't I say earlier that as far as our cultivation form is concerned, the Great Way has no form?”
“I want every Dafa disciple to become a king. Each person is to blaze his own trail, and each person is to validate and reach his own Attainment Status.”
During the past ten-plus years, I have usually studied the Fa and prepared materials in the evening. I didn't go to sleep until after sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight.
Hui once told me that a practitioner who had recently been released from a forced labor camp needed Dafa books. A week later, I went to her with more than ten Dafa books. She was surprised to see them and said, “You still have an everyday job to do. How can you work so fast?” I told her that I always spent one minute as two. For example, before going to work, I started the printer. As long as it was working well, I would go to work with no hesitation. After work, one side of the copies would have been printed. Before cooking dinner, I turned the papers over and started the printer again. So when my dinner was ready, the other side would have finished printing. After a brief dinner, I always studied the Fa as I copied the DVDs, and I oftentimes used two DVD burners at the same time. I went to sleep after sending forth righteous thoughts at night and woke up before 4:00 a.m. to do the exercises. I slept less than four hours. I felt sleepy at first but then I realized that I was a practitioner and I had to continue like that. Dafa is supernormal and Master also helped me. That is how I have been able to remain energetic all these years and keep the family materials site running smoothly.
Tell Them the Facts and Save Sentient Beings
Many things have happened during these years, from personal cultivation to the arrests of my family members and nearby practitioners, but my faith in Dafa and Master has never been affected. I know that, as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, we have the mission to use the wisdom given to us by Dafa to tell people the facts and save them.
I still have many attachments that have not yet been eliminated. I will study the Fa more and do better in saving sentient beings with my heart. That way, I will be able to return to my original true self with Master.
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