(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings to Honorable Master! Hello, fellow practitioners!
I obtained the Fa in early 1999, and 12 years have gone by. I would like to take this opportunity to report to Master about my cultivation experiences and share them with fellow practitioners.
1. Master Is Always Beside Me
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I was strongly attached to fame and personal gain and fought for these things at every opportunity. In early 1999, I met a former colleague, who introduced me to Falun Gong. The first time I read Zhuan Falun, I saw Falun spinning inside the book, colorful landscapes, and Buddhas, Daos, and Gods appearing in different images. Every sentence written by Master seemed to be directed at me.
At that time, I suffered from many illnesses, such as low blood pressure and heart disease. After practicing for over two months, all these illnesses disappeared, and I was in good health.
One morning in 2000, I got up and went into the kitchen to cook a meal. When I turned on the gas tank to start the stove, I heard a loud explosion, and the whole kitchen was engulfed in flames. Even the wet table cloth caught fire. The fire was caused by gas leaking from a rupture in the rubber hose connecting the gas tank to the stove. I quickly turned off the gas. When the fire broke out, I was standing right in the middle of the flames. My husband heard the explosion and ran out of the bedroom. I said to him, “Don't touch the net on my body.” I saw myself protected by a golden white net with a flower on top. This net disappeared when I tried to take a closer look at it. I did not suffer any burns. My hair and clothes did not catch fire. Very soon, this incident spread amongst my friends and relatives. Everyone marveled at how extraordinary Dafa was.
One night in 2006, I went out to distribute truth-clarification flyers. As I walked into a small district, I felt as if a door had shut. Actually there was no door at all: It was a manifestation of my fear. In the end, I slipped and fell in an alley. My right ankle was so badly twisted that the toes were facing upwards. In spite of the pain, I forced my ankle back into position. I asked Master to help me finish distributing the flyers. As I walked back home, I searched within myself and discovered my fear. I was afraid my husband would reprimand me if I returned home late. I was also scared of being discovered and reported by someone.
Once I got home, I immediately started to study the Fa. After studying one lecture of Zhuan Falun, my leg stopped hurting. The next day, my husband saw my swollen ankle and asked me to go to the hospital. I had one thought in mind: “Master looks after me.” I told him I did not want to go to the hospital and began to do the exercises. I felt Falun rotating on my body. After finishing the standing exercises, the swelling in my leg had gone down a lot. I then proceeded to do the sitting meditation in the half lotus position. After more than half an hour, I could not bear the pain any longer. I saw the swelling in my leg had gone down by three quarters. My husband was amazed. He said, “That is a miracle.” On the third day a blood abscess developed between my toes. I broke it and let the congested blood ooze out. I studied the Fa as usual, and by nighttime the swelling in my ankle had disappeared. On the fourth day, I went out to distribute flyers again. By the fifth day, I could ride a bike again. My family was amazed by this incident. I had a deep revelation that so long as we believe in Master and the Fa, nothing is impossible.
In July 2008, there was a growth on my neck. Over three weeks later, the tumor was as big as an egg. I realized that I must have an attachment and the old forces were taking advantage of it. The next day, when I read this sentence in Zhuan Falun: “If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Lecture One), I felt a needle pricking the tumor. I had finally discovered my attachment. After my daughter got married, she often squabbled with her husband, and I was always worried about them. Once I nailed down my attachment, I resolved to let go of my sentiments towards my children. Within a few days, the tumor vanished. In my dreams, I saw a small bird take something away from my body. I knew that it was Master who removed the tumor.
After I started the practice, I had six car accidents. Once, I even fell off a pile of goods two stories high. However, I always escaped the danger unhurt. Master is always beside me on my path of cultivation. He looks after me with compassion in every step I take. These incidents were very useful later on to convince people when I clarified the truth.
2. Spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
After the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I was in doubt. Afterwards, I found my problem. I had been working in a government organization for many years and was deeply poisoned by the Party culture. Thus, I constantly sent righteous thoughts to eliminate these things from my mind. I also cleaned up the environment at home, throwing away all the books that touched on Party culture. I devoted more time to studying the Fa, memorizing the Fa, and reading the Nine Commentaries often.
When Master published the article “Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World,” I felt that Fa rectification had entered a new phase. Master said:
“In the Fa-rectification, Master is actually saving all beings, not just the good ones; evil ones are of course included as well. I have often said that during the Fa-rectification I don't hold the past faults of any sentient being against him, and that I look only at a sentient being's attitude toward Dafa during the Fa-rectification.” (“Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World”)
“In reality, though, the exposing of the Communist evil spirit is not directed at certain people. The Nine Commentaries aim to save all beings whose minds have been poisoned by the evil, which includes members of the malevolent CCP, those in the CCP's most powerful organs, and the common people. The goal is to help beings in all realms see clearly the factors behind the malevolent CCP.” (“We Are Not 'Getting Political'”)
I thought that I should do whatever Master asks me to. I began to distribute large quantities of the Nine Commentaries with fellow practitioners. Very late one night, a practitioner brought 3000 copies of the Nine Commentaries to my place. I looked at the huge pile of books and wondered where to put them. My husband said, “It doesn't matter where we put them so long as Master watches over things.” I was inspired by his words and put the books in front of Master's portrait. The next night, the police station and 610 Office began to search practitioners' homes. Just as the police car was about to reach my house, it broke down, and the search was forced to come to a stop.
One night, I went to a village to give out the Nine Commentaries and DVDs by myself. After giving out all the materials, I discovered that the number of brochures I had brought along was the right amount to cover every household. There was not a single one left. It was just too much of a coincidence, and I was very pleased with myself. I turned around and had a big fall. Immediately I understood that the evil had taken advantage of my zealotry.
The surroundings were dark, and on the way home, I had to pass by a large drain two to three kilometers long. It was at a cemetery, and I was so scared that I broke out in a cold sweat. I mustered the courage to walk forward and recited the Fa along the way. I suddenly remembered that Master is beside me, so why should I be afraid? I calmed down. Just then, I saw heavenly beauties casting flowers, and Falun and gods appeared in the sky. I turned back, and behind me there were also wonderful scenes in the sky. I wept and knew that Master was encouraging me.
One winter night, I went to a farm to hand out materials. Soon after I arrived, it started to snow. I put my bicycle aside and began to distribute the materials door to door. It was very late when I finished. When I went to pick up my bicycle, I could not find the key to the bicycle lock. By then, the snow was already five to six inches deep. It was the middle of the night, and there was snow everywhere; how was I going to find the key? I instantly sent righteous thoughts asking for Master's help. I suddenly remembered that I was doing the most righteous thing in the world and therefore should not be afraid. Master would definitely look after me. Just then, I saw something shining on the ground about two meters ahead. I quickly walked to the spot and saw it was the key to the bicycle lock.
One evening in early spring, two practitioners and I took a lot of materials to give out in the mountain regions. We went to several villages, but by dawn, we still had not finished. We recited Master's poems to encourage ourselves and felt as if our bodies became tall and large. Our fatigue disappeared, and we continued until all the materials were given out. On the way back, the roads were muddy. In some areas, the grooves on the road were a foot deep. On a road like that and in the middle of the night, we rode our bicycles, and practitioners said it was just like traveling on a smooth road.
Another practitioner and I once went to a place to get some materials. On the way back, it suddenly started to pour. I did not have anything to cover the materials and thought, “Master is right beside me.” I quickly rode home in the heavy rain. I was drenched when I reached home, but the materials were completely dry.
3. Saving People with Righteous Thoughts
Both my husband and I worked in the government sector for over 30 years. Consequently, we knew many people who held a variety of positions. This laid a foundation for us to later on clarify the truth about the persecution and get people to quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
-Persuading My Family to Quit the Chinese Communist Party
My husband read the Nine Commentaries after it was published, but he could not accept it. When I tried to get my daughter, elder brother, and sister to renounce their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, I also met with strong resistance. Everyone thought I was getting involved in politics. I calmed down and looked within myself. I realized that I should not be attached to sentiment nor should I get into arguments when clarifying the truth to them. Gradually, I was able to face them calmly, regardless of what they said. When I got rid of my attachment, my attitude towards my husband changed, too. Consequently, not only did he renounce his membership in the CCP, he also began to practice Falun Gong with me. Sometimes we even went out together to clarify the facts. I let go of my sentiment towards my daughter and guided her to read some materials. I studied the scripture “Realms” with her. All of a sudden, she understood what was taught: One must be kind and act like a good person. After that, she changed her attitude and agreed to quit the CCP. I got my brother and sister to read the Nine Commentaries. They accepted the truth and have renounced their Party membership. Furthermore, my elder sister and two younger sisters started cultivating, too.
-Clarifying the Facts to Government Officials
I was invited to a reunion of my former boss and colleagues. Those who attended the gathering were all high ranking government officials. I thought this was a great opportunity to clarify the truth to them. Some of them were officials in the public security bureau, and I hesitated. Master said:
“Nothing is that simple, be it something seemingly minor, what thoughts someone has, or the wide array of people and things that you run into when you are clarifying the truth. But, it’s only acceptable when you go about things with compassion in your heart.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan”)
Since I ran into them that day, then they must have a predestined relationship. Thus, I sent righteous thoughts and asked for Master's help. I had to save these people.
An official in the education bureau asked me why I was so fit. Immediately after, a Party secretary said, “I heard that your house was on fire and you were not hurt!” I proceeded to tell them about the physical changes I had experienced and the miracles of Dafa. Officials in the public security bureau asked about the staged Tiananmen Square “self-immolation” incident and the “quit the CCP” movement. Everyone present expressed their wish to renounce the CCP. I told them to remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Later on, these people protected Dafa disciples at work.
In the fall of 2008, my workplace wanted to subscribe to CCP publications. A fellow practitioner and I went to see a former deputy secretary of the CCP. We handed in an application to withdraw our Party memberships. He asked why. We told him the facts about Falun Dafa as well as about the physical and mental benefits we experienced after practicing. He raised questions and we answered them. He listened to what we said and nodded. Several days later, I ran into him again. I went up and said, “Why don't you quit the CCP, too? I took a risk telling you the truth the other day because I truly care for your future.” He agreed and there were tears in his eyes.
-Master Arranged for Predestined People to Be Saved
Sometimes when I wanted to save a particular person whom I don't usually see, Master would always make arrangements for me. On one occasion, my husband and I attended the wedding of a colleague's child. We met former colleagues whom we hardly see under normal circumstances. My husband greeted them and sent righteous thoughts at the same time. I asked Master in my heart to help me save these people. In the end, it took me only half an hour to persuade 17 of them to dissociate from the CCP. Among them, 12 were CCP members.
Another time, I attended the wedding of my classmate's child. On the bus, I began to send righteous thoughts, eliminating all interference so that predestined people could be saved. At the table, I noticed that the elderly lady sitting next to me had trouble using her chopsticks to get food because her hand was swollen. I gave her a helping hand and suggested, “Why don't you recite, 'Falun Dafa is good?' You will get well.” I then shared with her the incident where I sprained my ankle and told her I got well in five days. She was astonished. After over 10 minutes, she was amazed to discover that the swelling in her hand had gone away, and she could even get food for me. Everyone at the table was astonished and began to recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They also renounced their affiliations with the CCP. Some of them at the table next to us also quit the CCP. On this occasion, altogether, 14 people quit the CCP. It truly is the case that, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One in Zhuan Falun)
In 2010, a relative's child got married. (The relative's child worked in the police department). My husband and I were asked to help them serve the wedding guests. This was a great chance to tell people the truth about Falun Gong. Most of the guests were from the police department, and some of them even participated in persecuting Dafa disciples. When we arrived, we began to send righteous thoughts, clarify the truth, and persuade people to renounce the CCP. I saw a relative who worked in the police department. He agreed to quit the CCP. By then, already more than 40 people had quit the CCP. I took the elevator downstairs, and a manager happened to be in the same elevator. I even asked him to quit the CCP. On the way back, I met a family member of an official at a certain 610 Office. I asked her why she was there, and she replied that she was waiting for me. I told her the facts, and she was extremely surprised. She asked me to help her and her daughter quit the CCP and said she would stop her husband from arresting practitioners again.
A relative of mine passed away. At the funeral, I asked Master to help me save those in my family's village. At my relative's place, my former classmates were amazed to see me in such good health. I told them I was practicing Falun Gong and clarified the facts to them. Everyone came over to hear what I was saying. Then I asked them to quit the CCP. They accepted the truth and agreed. One relative refused to quit the CCP. I went to his home and talked to him for more than an hour. Finally he agreed to renounce the CCP. When I got home, I made a count, and altogether 59 people quit the CCP on this occasion.
At a wedding this year, I ran into the editor of a TV station. Upon striking up a conversation with him, I discovered that he had interviewed me more than 10 years ago. He saw that, despite my age, I was in good health. I told him I was practicing Falun Gong. He said that there were many people practicing it overseas and that Dafa had spread to over 110 countries, so he was puzzled as to why China continued to suppress Falun Gong. I began to tell him the facts and he agreed to quit the CCP. He even agreed not to edit articles defaming Falun Gong in the future.
-Awakening Consciences with Compassionate Thoughts
During the Olympic games in Beijing, the CCP stepped up its persecution of Dafa disciples and offered a reward to those who reported on practitioners. One day, a practitioner was reported by someone and then detained in a brainwashing center. I learned that it was the son of my husband's military comrade who had turned in this practitioner. I only had one thought in mind then, “I must save him.” I went to see him three times unsuccessfully. I discovered that I had some concerns and asked Master for help. Finally I met him at the entrance to my office. I told him that I, too, practiced Falun Gong and explained to him that it was a sin to persecute practitioners. He was a little scared and realized what a terrible thing he had done. He asked if he could be saved. I told him to quit the CCP and sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good.” He agreed and promised not to report on Falun Gong practitioners again.
A relative came to visit me. He was a political commissar of a forced labor camp. He was amazed to see me in such good health. I told him this was all because I practiced Falun Gong. As I clarified the facts to him, I sent righteous thoughts. He told me there were practitioners in the prison under his charge. My husband and I then told him about the fabricated Tiananmen Square “self-immolation” incident and explained to him that renouncing the CCP is saving oneself. He said this was the first time he had ever heard positive facts about Falun Gong, and he quit the CCP. He also said that, from now onward, he would treat Dafa disciples with kindness. Before parting ways, he asked for a Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD and Dafa books. Subsequently, we heard that when he went back to work, he requested early retirement.
This year, my husband and I attended a celebration of his colleague's child's admission to a university. My husband's colleague was the head of a village, and he once took part in persecuting Falun Gong. Before we set off, I asked practitioners to send righteous thoughts, and I asked Master to help save this person. I found a chance to get hold of him and clarified the facts. I said, “Don't persecute Falun Gong anymore.” He agreed to quit the CCP and admitted that what he did in the past was wrong.
The person in charge of the justice bureau in my area was my husband's good friend. I told him the truth, and he not only quit the CCP, but promised not to get involved in persecuting Falun Gong. Some officials in the police department quit the CCP after they learned the truth. Some even found ways to protect Dafa disciples. A colleague working in the political commission asked to be transferred to another department after learning the truth about the persecution. One of the main persons in charge of a village told his subordinates, “If there are orders from above to arrest practitioners, simply entertain them.” This person subsequently began to cultivate Dafa. Master taught in “Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World:” “Of course, cultivators have no enemies, and nobody is worthy of being Dafa's enemy.” Over the past dozen years, I used all kinds of opportunities to clarify the truth to those in the public security and political and legal systems. They are also victims of the persecution. When saving them, one must get rid of one's fear in order to awaken their conscience.
-Rising Above Emotion and Cultivating Compassion
This year, my husband's nephew was going overseas to study, and my brother-in-law invited us to a gathering. When I heard about the invitation, I got upset, thinking that he was after money again. He had borrowed money from us previously and had never repaid us. I refused to attend. He was a little unhappy and left. I looked within myself and realized that I had a competitive mentality, I was jealous, and I was attached to seeking personal gain. These were all human sentiments. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate them and decided to attend the gathering. Everyone welcomed me. I persuaded more than 20 people to quit the CCP. Master said:
“If this sentimentality is not relinquished, you will be unable to practice cultivation. If you are free from this sentimentality, nobody can affect you. An everyday person’s mind will be unable to sway you. What takes over in its place is benevolence, which is something more noble.” (Lecture Four in Zhuan Falun)
-Clarifying the Truth to Those in the Lowest Strata of Society
At present, workers and farmers make up the majority of the lowest strata in Chinese society. These people are very poor and lead a hard life. They hold deep hatred towards rampant corruption within the CCP, but they are powerless against it. When they know the truth about Dafa, they usually agree to quit the CCP. For many years, I have made full use of every opportunity to tell them the truth and tried not to miss any predestined person.
On one occasion, I went to the market to buy vegetables. An elderly farmer had just a few kilos of green beans left. Two other people also wanted to buy his beans. I asked them to go ahead and pick whatever they wanted and that I would buy the rest. They thought this was strange. I told them I was a Falun Gong practitioner and that our Master taught us to be good. They were surprised that Falun Gong practitioners were such good people. I then clarified the truth to them. They were very interested to hear what I said, and I asked them to quit the CCP. Both of them agreed to. Finally, I bought what was left over, and the farmer was very touched. He asked me to help him quit the CCP, too. Thus, three people were saved.
A farmer was selling chives in a wagon pulled by a donkey. He had only one bunch left. I bought the last bunch of chives and took the opportunity to clarify the truth to him. He said he was in bad health. I told him to quit the CCP and often recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told him that if he did, he would regain his health. He was very happy and thanked me. That day, on the way home, his donkey got frightened, and the man lost control of his wagon. He shouted, “Master, save me! Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” His wagon stopped instantly. When I saw him the next day, he told me about the incident and even helped me persuade others to withdraw from the CCP.
One morning I went to the market to buy vegetables and met a women in her 50s picking chilies from a pile of rotten vegetables. She smiled at me, and I struck up a conversation with her. She told me she lived with her orphaned grandchild. Her grandchild had a craving for fried chilies, but she had no money to buy them. Thus she was picking discarded chilies to take home and fry. I offered her money to buy some, but she would not take it. I helped her pick the chilies while talking to her. She had tears in her eyes and told me that, nowadays, no one would take notice of a poor person like her. I told her that I did because I practice Falun Gong, that my Master taught us to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person. I asked her to remember that Falun Dafa is good.
Everyday I regard clarifying the truth and getting people to quit the CCP as the number one most important thing to do in my daily life. Every time before I set out to do these things, I send righteous thoughts and ask Master to give me the wisdom and bring predestined people to me. During these years, I have persevered in clarifying the truth to whomever I meet, regardless of what they do. I estimate that, in these years, I have gotten about 10,000 people to renounce the CCP. During the period of the Beijing Olympics alone, I persuaded nearly 1,000 to quit the CCP.
Looking back at my 12 years of cultivation, Master has always looked after me compassionately. When I did well, he encouraged me, and I saw lotus flowers blossom on the offerings I made to him. When I did not do well, he gave me hints. I have deeply understood that Master does everything, and everything I have comes from Dafa. I will do the three things well, cultivate as if I were just starting, and walk my path well in the final stage of Fa rectification. “Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy.” (“Rationality” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)