Dafa Disciples Are Like Golden Light in the Mortal World
(Clearwisdom.net) Before I began practicing Falun Dafa, I felt like I was living in hell, and was looking for a way to escape. Although I earned a college degree in the 80s, people looked down on me and no one respected me. I'm a doctor and my specialty is disease prevention. Although I regularly tell people how to prevent illnesses, I was not able to maintain good health myself.
In 2008, when I heard that Falun Gong was very righteous, and that practicing Falun Gong could upgrade one's character as well as cure illnesses, I thought that it was more important to be a genuinely good person than to enjoy good health. Therefore, when I started reading the precious book Zhuan Falun, I realized that this practice was what I had been looking for my entire life. "I want to go home with Master!" was my only thought and I regretted that I had let this opportunity slip away from me so many times in the past.
I was very excited and motivated from the moment that I decided to practice Falun Gong. I diligently practiced the exercises every day. With Master’s great compassion and protection, and help from other practitioners, I was able to view the many tribulations I encountered from the standpoint of the Fa and overcome them. It felt that I had become the happiest person in the world.
Letting Everyone Know About the Goodness of Falun Gong
I had a desire to let everyone know about the goodness of Falun Gong. When I first told my family that I was practicing Falun Gong, it was as though a bomb exploded. My father was persecuted during the regime's "three against” and “five against" campaigns, and he was jailed for five years. As his children, we were discriminated against by the Communist poisoned society. My relatives were afraid that the Party would lock me up and there wouldn't be anyone to take care of my two kids. I told them, “Since I began practicing Falun Gong, I've let go of all the resentment I had. Falun Gong teaches people to be compassionate and kind. I read Zhuan Falun and practice the exercises. I know I am doing the most righteous thing.”
In October 2008, amazed by the changes in me, my mother also started to practice. After she did the sitting meditation, she said, “Practicing Falun Gong is good!" Mother could not read and was also almost deaf, but she listened to Master's lectures on an MP3 player. Gradually, she could hear. My father read Zhuan Falun and afterward, felt very good.
My older sister knew that Falun Gong was good, and had in the past read Zhuan Falun. However, due to the persecution, she did not dare to learn the exercises. Her whole family knows that Falun Dafa is good.
My second sister read the regime's newspaper every day. When I began practicing, she and her husband came to my house and threatened me and my kids. She later came to my home every other day. In 2009, they decided to build a house. I went there and contributed two thousand yuan to help them. While I was there I told them the facts about the persecution, and asked them not to say bad words about Falun Gong. She later started reading Minghui Weekly, and told me that she now knows that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is lying, and that Falun Gong helps people improve themselves.
My family witnessed how I changed after practicing cultivation, and they understand that practitioners conduct themselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
After I had practiced for a while and raised my cultivation level, I wished to share the beauty of Falun Dafa and save sentient beings. When I had first started to practice, I went to the countryside to talk to people. At that time, I really didn't know how to talk about the persecution. I still had an attachment to fear, and I would sometimes leave in a rush. Later, by distributing truth clarification materials, I was gradually able to let go of my fear, and hand out Falun Gong materials to people face to face.
During the process of clarifying the truth, I found that people are thoroughly disgusted with the CCP, and want to live peaceful lives. It was easy to help them quit the CCP, but people were still afraid to talk about Falun Gong. I told people stories from the Minghui website. During the past two years, wherever I went, I told people the facts and let people know the goodness of Falun Gong.
People frequently commented, “You are so brave to talk to everyone about Faun Gong. You need to be careful or you may get arrested for doing this.” I told them “There is nothing wrong in trying to be a better person. Helping people avoid disaster is always the right thing to do.”
"The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things." (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston”)
"If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
One day, while I was memorizing the Fa, two sentences came to my head. Master said in “Clear-Headed” of Hong Yin II,
“Speak the truth, send forth righteous thoughts,
Expose the lies, clear out rotten ghosts.”
I realized that the CCP lies about everything, and that I should expose those lies so that people can understand the facts about Falun Gong.
Once when I went to the supermarket to buy things, while standing in the checkout line, I chatted with people about rising prices, how the CCP has fooled people, and how living conditions are getting worse. I advised them to quit the CCP to seek a better life. A dozen people were standing in the checkout area listening quietly.
We are now reaching the final stage of Fa rectification. I will follow Master and do the three things well, and help more people learn the truth.
Please correct me if there is anything inappropriate.