Progressing with Poise in the Wind and Rain - My Experiences over the Past 12 Years (Part 3 of 4)
11. Master Protects Me and Eliminates a Python in Another Dimension
As I was meditating on May 17, 2000, I saw that, in another dimension, I was a five or six-year-old girl. My mother told me to watch the several hundred mu (100 mu =16 acres) of land we owned in the mountains. I arrived at the foot of the mountain and was about to begin climbing up. Suddenly, a python came down from the mountain and raised itself up right in front of me to stop me. The python was over two meters in diameter. I said to it, “I am a Dafa disciple.” It threatened me, saying, “I am not afraid of you.” When I turned around and was about to run, I saw Master on my left and I was carried up into the air. The python turned into a black tornado and chased us. Carrying me, Master flew higher and higher, so high that the tornado could no longer reach us. I saw Master stretch His right hand toward the earth’s surface as we constantly circled around the tornado clockwise. As Master’s arm moved, the tornado was suppressed and became smaller and smaller and finally disappeared. Master and I returned to the ground. As soon as we landed, Master opened up His right palm, and I saw a two inch tall flame burning on it. I thought of Master’s teaching in “Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” in Essentials for Further Advancement II: “All evil in the cosmos is being eliminated at an unprecedented speed.”
It has been 11 years since that thrilling battle, yet I didn’t come to understand the following words until I sat down to write this paper. In “Drive Out Interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II, Master said:
“in the several years of your cultivation, I have not only borne an incredibly great deal for you, but also, along with this, constantly given you hints for your improvement, looked after you for your safety, and settled the debts that you owed at different levels so that you can reach Consummation.”
I finally came to understand that I would have been killed 11 years ago had Master not protected me.
The evildoers sentenced me first to three years and then to two years of forced labor, trying to stop me from assisting Master to do Fa-rectification and save people. But the total amount of time I was kept in the forced labor camp did not exceed two years. During that time, I met many police officers who had predestined relationships with Dafa. Some of them ended up practicing cultivation, and some of them changed from persecuting Dafa disciples to protecting them. I never treated the police as my enemy, instead I made friends with many of them by clarifying the truth to them. I learned from the Fa that they were Master’s family, too, and are predestined to be saved by us. Only by treating them as friends can we save them.
12. Eliminating Financial Persecution
Between March 2000 and April 2001, a common misunderstanding existed among practitioners in the forced labor camp I was detained in. Besides frequent visits, my family and friends were able to overcome many obstacles and sent me food, clothes and supplies. I was not sure what to do with the things they sent me: it was wasteful if I did not use them, but I felt they were too indulgent. Later on, Master gave me a hint through a practitioner’s mouth: “We do need to let go of our attachments to money, but we cannot be afraid of having wealth.”
The old forces made every practitioner fill out a form upon release, and every question in the form was a trap. For example, “What will you do if your husband wants to divorce you when you go home?” “What will you do if your employer suspends your salary?” etc. Some practitioners, due to fear, gave in to their human thoughts and said things that pleased the evil. Consequently, they were persecuted in another form when they returned home and their lives were difficult.
When I was asked the same questions just before I was released, I answered, “First of all, practicing Dafa is wonderful, and divorce isn't possible. Second of all, a Dafa practitioner has boundless blessings and would not have her salary suspended.” This was the first time I was able to break through the evil plot to destroy me financially. Returning home, my friends told me that, prior to my return, many of my husband’s friends were trying to persuade him to divorce me, saying that being married to a practitioner would negatively affect his career. My husband scolded them, and they became quiet. My salary was increased instead of suspended. Indeed, “Good or evil comes from that instant thought.” (Zhuan Falun)
The evil then used my husband to move my deposit book. Some of my friends hid my deposit book, and wouldn’t give it to me even though I displayed great patience in dealing with them. Master taught us that:
“During the Fa-rectification, Dafa disciples have a different situation from when personal cultivation was done in the past. In the face of the groundless harming, in the face of the persecution of Dafa, and in the face of the injustice forced upon us, we cannot handle things or categorically accept things as before in personal cultivation, because Dafa disciples are now in the Fa-rectification period.” (“Fa-rectification and Cultivation” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Keeping sentient beings from committing crimes towards Dafa is real compassion. I seriously questioned that friend, “If you are my friend, why are you keeping my money? Just because I am nice doesn’t mean I can be bullied. Please return my deposit book. I never asked you to take care of it.” She silently gave it back to me. I witnessed Dafa’s mighty virtue once again.
13. Study the Fa with a Calm Mind and Save More People
Before long, I was transferred to a small, remote city far away from my fellow practitioners. I cultivated by myself for over eight years. No matter how lonely I was, I was able to study the Fa with a calm heart, send forth righteous thoughts, and use every method available to save more people. Under our esteemed Master’s protection, I was helped by practitioners outside my city and was able to distribute different truth-clarification materials throughout that time. I distributed these materials as soon as I received them.
When the Minghui website began discussing how material production sites should spring up everywhere, I went from not even knowing how to turn on a computer to becoming knowledgeable about all the technical skills needed to run a material production site, as well as produce truth-clarification materials such as making a display board. Some friends told me, “Falun Gong practitioners are so talented. Their materials are beautiful, both in pictures and words!” Others said, “The one who prints on paper currency is probably a Falun Gong practitioner. He printed Falun Gong stories on the paper money. We really like reading them.” Whenever I heard people praise Dafa and Dafa disciples, I thanked Master for giving us opportunities to save these sentient beings.
No matter what the environment, I always treat every person I come across nicely. In turn, people genuinely like me, and because they feel close to me, this has me helped eliminate the barriers in truth-clarification and saving them.
Ever since Master acknowledged using paper currency to clarify the facts, I have been doing this. Not only do I use the bills with messages printed on them, but my friends and relatives use them, too. My job is to print on one-yuan bills, which are widely circulated. I print on up to 6,000 or 7,000 bills a day. If I buy something that costs 200 yuan, I pay with 200 one-yuan bills. All the restaurants and stores that are willing to accept my bills are doing very well. One day when I went to a grocery store where the owner especially liked to accept the bills with messages, I overheard a customer telling him, “Do you know why business is so good here? Because your store is attractive!” The owner smiled at me, because he knows that I have spent tens of thousands of truth-clarification bills in his store.
I travel a lot, and it's a good opportunity to save people. Before I set out, I put the materials in colorful envelopes along with a pinch or two of some clean sand to weigh them down. Then I throw the envelopes into a crowd from a moving vehicle. As I throw them to passersby I call out, “A gift for you!” In every city I stay in, I do this or leave the materials around, hoping to offer people another opportunity to learn the truth. People with predestined relationships will see them as long as we provide such opportunities.
To give Dafa disciples a challenging cultivation environment, the old forces have twisted everything, causing Chinese people to bear so much hardship! Dafa disciples, please overlook their inappropriate behavior and mistakes, use your best compassion and kind thoughts to wake them up, because they came for Dafa after all! I will make sure to use everything Dafa has bestowed upon me to save even more people!
(To be continued)