Master Guides Us to Move Forward
(Clearwisdom.net) I have experienced a number of miraculous things this year and would like to share them with fellow practitioners.
1. Collaborating with the Group to Validate the Fa
I had no choice but to assume the position of volunteer coordinator in our local area last year. I took the position, so I felt I should do it well.
The area of our city that I reside in is very large, and it is hard for practitioners to communicate with one another. To solve the communication issue, I divided our local area into several sections and the coordinator of each section communicates directly with me. I then communicate directly with the coordinator at the city level. This has made communication among practitioners simple, quick, and safe.
Most of the practitioners in our local area are elderly. To spread the word, we used MP4 players to read the electronic version of Minghui Weekly. Many practitioners quickly learned how to use the players. We took this opportunity to send these practitioners out to clarify the truth as well as hand out Shen Yun DVDs to their neighbors.
Some of these practitioners were arrested in two raids earlier this year. The first time, three practitioners who always joined the group Fa study with us were illegally arrested, and the group study site was also disturbed. The second time was when a fellow practitioner did not show up as he was scheduled to and did not answer his phone when we called. We learned afterwards that he had been arrested by the city 610 Office.
When I first took the coordinator position, I was not ready for such things. Fear haunted me. However, Master told us,
“Cultivation is hard. It’s hard in that even when a terrible calamity strikes, even when evil madly persecutes, and even when your life is at stake, you still have to be able to steadfastly continue on your path of cultivation without letting anything in human society interfere with the steps you take on your path of cultivation.” (“Path,” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I became tranquil after studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. The first time our practitioners were arrested, the authorities attempted to destroy our materials production site. We immediately relocated our materials and had a locksmith open the door for us. Calmly, we denied the old forces’ arrangement and asked Master to strengthen us. We were able to successfully pass the checkpoint, but since we did not have a place big enough to store all the materials, we had to stop by the side of the road and consider alternatives. Police vehicles roamed by us frequently and the driver of the truck we rented became suspicious and told us to unload the truck right there. While we clarified the truth to the driver, another practitioner searched for a place. Several practitioners quickly found two locations for us to store all the materials.
After learning the facts about Falun Gong, the driver helped us unload the truck. We gave him a copy of the Shen Yun DVD, and he left happily. It took us altogether six hours to get things settled.
This time, one of our local coordinators was arrested. We collected the names of the 610 Office agents, local police, and employees of the other government agencies who participated in arresting the practitioners. We sent their names, addresses, and phone numbers to the phone team. We also sent truth-clarifying materials to those who participated in the persecution of practitioners.
To help people to understand the truth about Dafa, it is important that we publicly post information to expose the evildoers. I compile the information, others transfer it onto post-it notes, and then practitioners throughout the entire district work together to post the notes everywhere, particularly in the neighborhoods where practitioners have been severely persecuted.
One day I planned to clarify the truth to a peddler. I bought his pickled vegetables, but before the other practitioner had a chance to give him a DVD and start talking, the peddler changed his tone and started yelling at us without giving us our change. Not moved, we reminded him that he owed us change. We took the money and left peacefully. I left him with a thought of compassion and hope that one day he would get another chance to be saved.
2. Offering Salvation to Sentient Beings
I take various truth-clarifying DVDs with me whenever I go out. In addition to handing out Shen Yun DVDs, I also pass out DVDs of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and DVDs that teach people how to break through the Internet blockade censorship.
There is a farmer’s market near where I live, and during the past few years, I have talked to almost all of the vendors in the market. At first, many of them wanted to call the police when I told them the truth about Falun Gong, but now almost all of them have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. A large number of them have also accepted the Nine Commentaries, Shen Yun DVDs, and other materials. Some of them have become fans of Shen Yun, and wait for the new DVDs to come out every season.
One vendor really likes the Shen Yun DVDs. Not only does he watch them himself, his neighbors also often come to his residence and watch them with him. He also distributes DVDs. I subsequently gave him the Nine Commentaries and other truth-clarifying DVDs. His residence has become a place to spread the truth of Falun Gong. Whenever it rains, a large number of vendors just gather at his place.
I don't give up easily if someone does not want to quit the CCP the first time. It took one older lady three years to eventually agree to quit. I started working with an older man, Mr. Zhang, in 2005, but he didn't quit until this year. Happily he said, “I’ll do what you tell me to.” Master said, “Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
In October 2010, my sister-in-law stayed with me on her way home from out of town. With her permission, I went home with her and helped her family, neighbors, and local restaurant owners to quit the Party. One restaurant employee not only quit, but also wanted to learn the Falun Gong exercises with me. The Communist Party secretary of the township, the driver for the local key government officials, and some business owners, all former classmates of my sister-in-law, took Shen Yun DVDs from me. I also advised the Party committee head not to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
I once left my bag in a restaurant after a relative of mine treated me to dinner there. The bag contained my cell phone, MP4 player, Shen Yun DVDs, the Nine Commentaries, and other materials. My relative was very nervous, but both my husband and I were very calm. We believed that whomever found that bag was very lucky. As a result of our strong righteous thoughts, nothing happened.
After we returned from the countryside, my sister-in-law went to our elder brother’s residence. I asked her to take three Shen Yun DVDs. She gave one to the taxi driver and asked him to quit the CCP. Pleased, the taxi driver wanted to have dinner with her. While taking the bus, she gave one DVD to the person sitting next to her and also helped her to quit the CCP. She gave the last DVD to my elder brother’s wife who had been sick and told her to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My sister-in-law was very excited after she returned, and wanted to read Zhuan Falun. She told me that she wanted to cultivate in Dafa to help save her colleagues.
After studying the Fa and clarifying the truth to people diligently, my sister-in-law has gained some good returns. The plant where she works has make very good profits, and they only hire people younger than 30 years old. She was hired before this policy was put in place, but she had been hired as a temporary employee and had her contract renewed every year. However, in March 2011, she was given permanent status even though she has only a middle-school diploma and is 40 years old. Very excitedly, she began to read to the Fa to her son and he also received good returns. He gets straight A’s and is in the top ranking for middle school students in the area.
At the beginning of the year, her mother was hit by a motorcycle. After the accident, she was unable to move, and the doctors discovered that her vertebra was fractured and she would need surgery. My sister-in-law took her mother home and asked her to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” After saying this for eight days, her mother was able to walk and do chores within two weeks.
Three years ago, a couple in their 80s moved into my neighborhood. After chatting with them, I found out that he had worked at the Public Security Bureau of the province in the 1950s and retired from a high ranking position. I gave them a copy of the Nine Commentaries, and they read it. For two years in a row, I’ve given them the DVDs and they liked them very much.
Early this year, the wife had a heart attack and was hospitalized, but her condition did not improve at all. My husband and I helped them quit the Party and gave them DVDs of Master’s lectures in Dalian, along with Zhuan Falun, etc. After watching Master’s lectures she became much better, and her husband thought that it was a miracle.
Many of his friends work at the Public Security Bureau. I told him that I would give him the list of those who had been involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, because he might know some of them.
I know a young couple. The husband has a post-doctoral degree and the wife has a doctorate. The husband was seeing another woman, and because of that, they were about to divorce. With a one-year-old child, the wife cried every day. They came to my residence from out of town to talk to me one day. Since they still had a misunderstanding about Dafa, I wanted them to know more about the truth of Dafa. When I held Zhuan Falun in front of them, the wife was too scared even to look at it. She later gathered enough courage to read Lunyu and felt very good. Eventually they got a copy of Zhuan Falun and took it home. Both are now reading the book at home. The wife likes Minghui radio, especially the program “Divine Culture.” She even asked her mother to play it to her child. The husband told me that reading Zhuan Falun makes him feel like his soul has been saved.
I know a young man who used to be very afraid of Falun Gong. After I clarified the truth to him for a long time, he finally understood Dafa. He was later able to avoid a car accident and believed Dafa helped him. After that incident, he sincerely brought home a copy of Zhuan Falun to give his family the beauty of Dafa.
Walking on the path of cultivation, I often feel that Master is holding my hand and leading me forward while teaching me how to defeat fear and attachments, enabling me to improve step by step. Master found us in this lifetime and purified our bodies and minds with Dafa, so we should help wake up the world’s people.