Greetings Compassionate Master!
Greetings Fellow Practitioners!
I started cultivation in Falun Dafa in 1997 as a Qigong enthusiast. My wife and son also obtained the Fa in the same year.
My home is a large truth-clarification material production site. We download files from the internet, upload articles and name lists of people who have quit the CCP. We compile files, create templates, print flyers and make brochures. We make all kinds of things like books, DVDs, banners and amulets. We help other practitioners to establish home-based truth-clarification production sites and provide any necessary technical support. Of course we rely on the protection of Master and wisdom and power brought by Dafa. We not only supply truth-clarification materials for our local area, but also for nearby cities. The Dafa books that we make are supplied to even bigger areas. We work carefully to create truth-clarification materials and continued to improve our xinxing during the process. With the protection of Master and with the assistance of fellow practitioners, our production has never stopped since 2001 and has played an important role in saving sentient beings and eliminating evil.
1. Our truth-clarification production site started when we were very short of truth-clarification materials in our area. My son majored in computer science and we had several computers at home. With the support of fellow practitioners, we bought a dot matrix printer (to print on wax paper) a mimeograph and other equipment. Thus the production site started to function. My son took charge of the computers, and my wife and I took charge of printing flyers and brochures. Since it was urgent to save people, in order to produce enough truth-clarification materials, we often worked until late at night.
With the progress of Fa rectification, we needed more and more truth-clarification materials and of better quality. To produce more materials of better quality, the original printing facilities were no longer suitable.
However, the equipment available on the market for printing shops was expensive, bulky and noisy. They were not suitable for home-based production sites. Gradually though there were more products on the market for home printing use; thus we were able to replace our equipment at the printing site. I was so surprised, seeing the fast development of science and technology (especially with networking technology), and thinking about how my son had happened to major in computer science, had outstanding school performance and was pretty good at his related majors. These were all needed by our production site. I immediately understood the meaning of “Everything through the ages, came about for the Fa” (“Just a Play” from Hong Yin Volume II) and further appreciated the miraculous nature of Dafa, the greatness of Master and the privileged honor of Dafa disciples. My faith and confidence was even more strengthened and my heart was filled with boundless respect for our great Master.
Because of the cruel persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang Zemin, we often saw news online about production sites getting destroyed by the evil. In our local area, practitioners were also arrested from time to time for passing out truth-clarification materials. Our friends and relatives also urged us “Not to look for trouble, it is dangerous.” I had to “think carefully” about our production site. This production site was the most important source of truth-clarification materials in our area, how could we stop supplying truth-clarification materials and information about Dafa? I knew that our work could not be stopped, and I also understood the worries of our relatives. Maybe Master used their words to remind us to pay attention to security. I studied the Fa carefully and knew what to do. I knew that as disciples of Dafa, we were doing the most righteous things. I believed that with Master and the Fa, there was nothing to fear! At the same time, I saw the calm attitude of my wife and son. I felt comfortable and clear-minded. I became more steadfast and firm in carrying out my duty for Dafa and saving sentient beings, eventually to return with Master, because we are one body.
Master said :
“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)”, Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Later, we continuously clarified the truth to our relatives, and at the same time sent forth righteous thoughts to get rid of the evil factors behind them. Gradually they started to actively support us.
We visit the Minghui website every day. At the critical moments, the articles on Minghui regarding work security gave us tremendous help. I knew that it was because Master constantly took care of us. We strictly followed the security procedures provided by Minghui, and dealt with all the problems. Everything worked out well.
“If you are a true practitioner, our Falun will safeguard you. I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master's Fa gave us more faith and I felt more and more confident.
We are never afraid of the evil, we just do our jobs with rationality and wisdom, leaving no loophole for the old forces. To protect the truth-clarification production site, besides studying the Fa well, we also work hard on our techniques and approaches. The printing machine was noisy, so we designed and made a wooden box to cover it, which blocked most of the noise. After my wife retired in 2004, she did not accept a high-paying job offer, but, instead focused on producing truth-clarification materials. Thus we can run the machines while our neighbors are not at home. We do not run noisy machines at meal or sleep time, which protects the production site.
My son and I are also in charge of shopping and transporting. We usually do not buy printing materials locally; instead, we get them from large dealers. When we transport the materials, we especially keep strong righteous thoughts and pay attention our nearby environment. In the beginning, we would travel by taxi. When hiring taxis, we always used different drivers and never looked for drivers near home or drivers that we already knew. Later, we got our own car, which became much easier for us. The transporting is usually done at noon or at night. Every time before we leave, we sent forth strong righteous thoughts so that our neighbors will not come out, and no one gets close to where the truth-clarification materials are stored. Each time it has worked well. Thus we have avoided the eyesight of our neighbors, and avoided their curiosity. As well, we carefully process the waste materials from the production site. We sell all that can be sold, and those materials that cannot be sold are trashed only after we process them.
We never neglect the issue of security. Our hearts are on the Fa; we never forget that we are Dafa practitioners during the Fa-rectification period and we constantly watch every thought, every word and every action we take. Whenever non-righteous thoughts appear, we immediately eliminate them, and we would never be like the man that Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun who held Master's book and walked on the streets, yelling: “I have Teacher Li’s protection, so I’m not afraid of being hit by a car.”
“With righteous thoughts and righteous actions
He is diligent without letting up” (“A Righteous God”, Hong Yin Volume II)
3. The process of making truth-clarification materials is also a process of improving our xinxing. We often receive donations from fellow practitioners. When practitioners take Dafa books that we have made, they always pay. We never make mistakes with money. In the beginning, I wrote down every penny that we received (which were just temporary records and were destroyed later). My wife thought that it was not necessary to record every penny and we only needed to write the approximate numbers. But I did not agree with that. I stuck to my way and believe that it was the responsible way to do it. I believed that the money issue must be very clear. Through Fa study, I realized that although I was right, there was a strong attachment towards fame and profit. I wanted to be praised for my clear records and develop a good reputation among practitioners. I wanted to record every penny, so that I would not spend any extra money. It is correct to keep a clear record, but the attachment behind it was nasty. Practitioners said before that it was difficult to obtain a human body, difficult to be born in China, and difficult to obtain the righteous Fa, It is such an honor and a happy state to be Master's disciple! Master saved us from hell, cleansed us, reduced our karma, purified our bodies and gave us Dafa to guide our cultivation. This is how we can make it today. Everything of mine was given by Master, and belongs to Dafa. I clearly separated what was “mine” from “Dafa's”, and was always careful not to spend one extra penny. It was also shameful. After I dug out my attachments regarding this issue, I became much less attached to money.
While printing truth-clarification materials, on several occasions I printed something wrong. My wife discovered this every time and criticized me seriously, saying that I was not being responsible to the Fa. I felt that was unfair. Once I became very angry with my wife. I remembered that Master specifically emphasized that cultivators must look inside unconditionally. I immediately calmed down and went to study the Fa seriously.
“... as long as you’re a cultivator, in any environment or under any circumstances, I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across—even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are—to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated, for your improvement is what’s most important.” (“Further Understanding”, Essentials for Further Advancement)
Master also said:
“When some of you say that others are attached, is it because your own attachments are being hit upon, so you turn around and cover up your own attachments by saying that others are attached?” (Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference).
Master's Fa directly pointed out my attachments. I was so ashamed. I asked myself if I had looked inside at the critical moments. When I made mistakes, I did not look inside, but thought that it was normal to make some small mistakes. I even used Master's Fa as my excuse and criticized my wife. I only paid attention to her words but did not look inside, missing the opportunities to look inside again and again. I realized that the reason that I felt uncomfortable with my wife's words was because of these attachments. Once I found these attachments, I immediately felt clear-minded and relieved.
For more than ten years, we have studied the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts and produced truth-clarification materials. Our xinxing improved continuously, and our home became more and more righteous. A while ago, a practitioner who worked in another city stopped by during a business trip. He stayed in my home overnight. Later he told me that, that as soon as he came to my home, all the tired feeling from traveling went away and his sore throat also immediately got better. He said that the energy field in my home was very good. I knew that Master used his words to encourage me. We must seize these final moments, dedicate our hearts to make each piece of truth-clarification material, save more sentient beings and return with Master at consummation.