Trust Master, Study the Fa, Steadily Walk the Genuine Cultivation Path
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a Falun Dafa disciple who elatedly gained the Great Law in 1995. I did not enter Dafa wanting to get healed, but Master quickly purified my body and made me free of illness and full of energy.
1. Helping Dafa to Spread Widely
Through studying the Fa, I was able to comprehend the magnificence and wonders of Dafa. I bought many copies of Zhuan Falun and gave them away for free to my friends and relatives, and to whoever wanted to learn Dafa, so they could benefit from Dafa. I would frequently travel to cities and the countryside to pass out Master's lectures and other Dafa materials, and share my cultivation experiences with others.
I work for the state government in a supervisory position. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was defaming Falun Dafa even before the persecution began in July 1999. A senior supervisor phoned my office and asked, “Who is practicing Falun Gong in your unit?” I resolutely responded, “I am!” At that decisive moment, I knew that I was expressing my position to Gods and Buddhas. The supervisor said nothing and hung up. It was strange: after that, they never called me again nor did they ask me to write a so-called “guarantee statement.”
The persecution of Falun Gong officially started on July 20, 1999. Dark clouds hovered over China. I took time off and stayed at home. One day, when I turned on the television there were programs that slandered Dafa on every channel. I watched a little bit. They were unreasonable and made no sense. I had been studying Zhuan Falun for four years. One of the principles requires people to be good. It was nothing like what was being broadcasted on the TV. I turned off the TV, sat in full-lotus position on the bed, and said to myself, “I am a practitioner.” At the moment, my mind and body melted into the Fa and I felt incredibly magnificent.
I told the CCP secretary in my unit about the wonders of Dafa and he was able to understand the truth. He never collected employee signatures during meetings or started a so-called “maintaining consistency with the party movement.” He is nearly seventy years old and has read Zhuan Falun. What is even more delightful is that he is using his far-reaching connections with people to encourage them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. He told me, “I am helping you by encouraging people to quit, and those who have quit were all members of the evil party.” I thought, “The 'Quitting the CCP' movement has accelerated the process of dissolving the CCP, and has rung the death knell for the party.” His kind deed is his ticket to a wonderful future, and will bring him blessings.
I told the employees in my unit about the miracles in Dafa. The brother of one of the employees got sick. I went to his home with a copy of Zhuan Falun during the lunch break. In front of all five members of his family, I talked about the wonders of Dafa and left the book for them to read. On my way back to the office, Master gave me encouragement by making my body incredibly light. I felt as if I were walking on air. During the lunch hour, four or five employees wanted to do the exercises after we ate. I taught them the Falun Dafa exercise movements and we practiced every day after lunch for about a week.
Some friends got together over the weekend. After dining, six of us did the Falun Dafa exercises together. This laid the groundwork for getting them to quit the CCP. In those days, the CCP officers collected the names of practitioners everywhere. A fellow practitioner told me to be on my guard because I was on the city police department's list. I blurted out, “They cannot control me.” When I recall this incident, I see that my thoughts at that moment were righteous and on the Fa, so I would not be governed by the evil. I had Master's merciful protection, and the Fa saturated my heart.
2. Saving the World's People
After Master taught the Fa that explained our role in saving the world's people, I did not have any thoughts of valor, and I was not stirred by reflection. My only thought was, “Whatever Master asks us to do, that is what I will do.”
Whenever I gave a speech to employees or customers, I always found a way to spread Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance), the Great Law of the cosmos. I would write the speeches myself and I never had others write them for me. I used simple language to explain profound meanings. No matter what the speech was about, I always included how to be a good person and the standards to live by. I would thread the Great Law of the cosmos through my speech. My speeches were acclaimed by my superiors as well as by fellow employees. A solid foundation was thus laid for truth clarification and quitting the CCP.
In order to save people, we must first rectify ourselves to align with the Fa. I use the Fa to judge my behavior at work, and to rectify my every word and action. I have no desire to possess more than what I deserve, I do not take anything that does not belong to me, I do not put myself above others, and I do not push away or reject any job at work. I am admired by my supervisors and employees. As a result, I have formed a close relationship with them. Since July 20, 1999, I have been re-assigned to different units, and almost all of the employees in these units have quit the party. I followed Master's teachings and told them about quitting the CCP with rationality and wisdom. Not one of them showed any opposition. I usually recorded the names of the employees who had quit the party in a roll book. I discovered there was a fellow practitioner in the last unit when I was trying to encourage her to quit the party. I told her the names of the two employees in the unit who had not quit and asked her to take care them. She did well and later told me that she helped those two people to quit the party.
I would also make a point of talking to the families of the employees to clarify the truth. I thought that it was delightful that some of the employees began cultivation practice and led their families to practice. For example, after one employee started to practice, four of his family members also began to practice.
I would clarify the truth to everyone. I helped several upper level supervisors quit the CCP. I also kept in mind my friends and relatives, and none of them were missed. Two years ago, Master arranged for the relatives living thousands of miles away to be saved by having them come to see me. For the relatives who lived close by, I went to visit them regardless of how hot or how cold the weather was, and encouraged them to quit the CCP. My previous classmates were another community to clarify the truth to. I used a class reunion as an opportunity to clarify the truth and to encourage quitting the CCP. I asked fellow practitioners to send righteous thoughts to help me, and we formed a strong field of righteous thoughts. Now, whenever I have time, I clarify the truth to strangers, distribute the truth-clarification materials, and print the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. My house is like the homes of many other practitioners; it has become a small print shop for Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials. I also cooperate with fellow practitioners and do some coordination work.
In recent years, I have been clarifying the truth wherever I go. On business trips, I took truth-clarification materials and posters with me, and would introduce the Fa to people. Even when I was on a sightseeing cable car, I left some materials to spread the truth to others.
3. Comprehend the Principles of the Fa and Looking Within
Since becoming a practitioner, I have constantly studied the Fa. But because of my inferior understanding of Fa principles, I once had the attachment of zealotry. I thought that I had nothing to worry about, because I had obtained the Fa and had Master's protection. On a summer night in 2003, our work unit had an activity. While I was walking along a dark road going home, I was feeling carefree and I wasn't paying any attention and did not watch the road. I left around 9:00 p.m. and along the way, a robber hit me with a club. The wound on my head bled excessively and blood stained my chest. After cleaning the wound, I held Zhuan Falun. Facing Master, I cried, “Master, what's wrong with me? Where is my omission? I did not do well in practice.” Master awakened me,
“There was a person who was walking on the street with my book in his hand, yelling, “I have Teacher Li's protection, so I'm not afraid of being hit by a car.”” (Zhuan Falun)
Ah! I had the omission that if I practiced Dafa it would insure my safety. I promptly rectified myself in the Fa.
In recent years, I have formed a habit. No matter what I do, I judge it. I say to myself, “Does this conform to the Fa? Was my initial thought and action in line with the Fa?” I promptly rectify my thoughts if they are not in line with the Fa. I will not take action if it is not in line with the Fa. I ask myself, “What attachments surfaced today? Is this a postnatally formed notion?” If so, then I will certainly cultivate it away. Recently, I have repeatedly studied Master's new scripture, “What is a Dafa Disciple”:
“When you meet with a conflict, it doesn't matter whether you are in the right. You should be asking yourself, “What on my part isn't right in this situation? Might it really be that there is something wrong on my part?” You should all be thinking this way, with your first thought being to scrutinize yourself to try to find the problem. Whoever is not like this is not in fact a true cultivator of Dafa. It is a magical tool in our cultivation. This is a distinguishing feature of our Dafa disciples' cultivation.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
I was awakened again by the Fa taught by Master. For a while in my cultivation, I would always look at others and ask, “What wrong with him? What is he saying that is not in line with the Fa?” Now I often question whether the cultivation process was actually for the other person or if it was for me. I should always look within and cultivate myself instead of getting involved in others' business. I should just truly cultivate myself.
4. Eliminate the Evil With Righteous Thoughts
Cultivation practice may be considered easy. Cultivation involves reading the books, studying the Fa, doing the three things, and cultivating away human attachments. Cultivation practice may be considered hard, because if you have the slightest gap, the old forces menacingly glare at you and drag you down. You may be destroyed overnight by an unrighteous thought.
Fighting amongst one another is a common scene in a work environment under the CCP. My supervisor had disturbances in his job because someone repeatedly wrote anonymous letters making accusations about him. Therefore, many of the top supervisors had cases involving anonymous letters, such as supervisor Zhang, who was accused of being greedy, and supervisor Li who said to take possession of things and so on. I was reported because I was a Falun Gong practitioner who had received a promotion to supervisor. After I heard what happened, instead of being angry, I looked within. I knew that I had omissions in my cultivation; otherwise, the old forces would not dare to oppose the promotion I was given. I promptly sent righteous thoughts to clear myself and eliminate the interference from evil factors. The letter requesting the promotion went up the ladder from one level to another, and then went down from one level to another.
Finally the upper unit came to my unit to find out if I in fact practiced Falun Dafa. When I saw the top supervisor holding a pen and some papers, instead of mentioning anything about the anonymous letter about my practicing Falun Gong, I fearlessly displayed the dignity of the Fa bestowed to me by Master. I took the initiative and spoke righteously, “Who has reported me? Tell me their name. I will ask him, “Which employee is rated highly by the supervisors and the employees from every unit in the bureau. Who has the highest employees' satisfaction rating? Who is the most earnest and responsible worker? If the supervisors and employees are satisfied with me because I am practicing Falun Gong, then it proves that Falun Gong is good.” I did not give them a chance to speak. My words made them speechless. They turned around and left. They went to check with the party secretary and other supervisors. I was confident. They all knew the truth and had already chosen their future. I heard that the supervisor went to another unit where I had worked previously and got the same response. It was Master who reinforced me and it was Master who looked over me. The whole process was exactly like what Master said in this poem,
“Should you have fear,
it will seize upon you
If thoughts are righteous,
evil will collapse
The cultivator's mind
is loaded with Fa
Send righteous thoughts,
and rotten demons explode
Gods walk the earth,
validating the Fa” (“What's to Fear?” from Hong Yin II)
I thank Master for his merciful and arduous salvation.
In conclusion, when I recall the more than ten years of my cultivation, it would not have been possible without Master's merciful guidance and protection, or the help from fellow practitioners. I really feel that I have just recently learned how to cultivate. These are some of my positive experiences. Our purpose is to spread Dafa widely, validate Dafa, and witness the mighty virtue of Dafa. I will rectify and cultivate away my attachments, continue to do the three things well, bear the responsibility for my omissions, fulfill my historic mission, and be a true Falun Dafa practitioner.
Fellow practitioners, please mercifully point out the inadequacies that are due to my limitations.