“You Will Accumulate Great Virtue by Saving Them”
(Clearwisdom.net) Once when I was walking in the city, I overheard three people talking. I walked toward them and started to chat with them. Then I encouraged them to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations. Two of them agreed to quit. Then I said to the third person, “I will give you an amulet(1) as a gift.” He asked, “Is your phone number listed there?” I said, “Could that save your life? As long as you recite the words on the amulet sincerely, you will be protected. I did it for your own good. Your heart needs to be rectified. Are you a Party member?” He said, “I am the head of the village. I am certainly a CCP member.” I said, “That is great. If you can tell your entire village that Falun Dafa is good, you will actually save them and accumulate great virtue. Let me give you an alias to quit the CCP.” He said he did not need an alias. He told me his real name and withdrew from the CCP. He walked away happily.
– By the author
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I was fortunate to acquire the Fa in the spring of 1998. After I started to cultivate, my body and mind were both purified by Master and my many illnesses disappeared. My feelings of happiness and brightness are hard to describe in words. Words fail me in expressing my gratitude to Master. But just when the world began to realize the greatness of Dafa and more and more people were rapidly acquiring the Fa, the evil started to brutally persecute Falun Dafa and Dafa disciples. The CCP lied to everyone and framed and slandered Master and Dafa. They deceived the sentient beings and the entire world.
Compassionate Master endured enormous sacrifice in order to save all sentient beings. The practitioners also continuously went out, let go of their concern over life and death, and tried every way possible to expose the CCP's lies, validate the Fa, restore Master's reputation, and clarify the truth to the world's people, so that they could wake up from the lies and confusion, find the way home, and truly come back to the righteous way of being saved by the Fa of the cosmos.
Below I want to share some of my cultivation experiences.
Rectifying My Starting Point and Distributing Dafa Related Materials
In 2000 I stepped forward to validate the Fa. At that time, my local region already had Dafa materials. After I got connected with fellow practitioners, I got the materials from them and passed them on. At the same time, I took the responsibility of transferring materials between practitioners. In the beginning, I was afraid while handing out the truth-clarifying materials and my whole body shook due to nervousness. After I came home, I studied the Fa intensively with a calm mind. With better Fa study and a clearer understanding of the Fa principles, I could distribute more and more truth-clarifying materials, and I could also make all kinds of materials, such as a single page flyers, brochures, DVDs, stickers, banners, and money stamped with truth-clarifying messages. I could easily finish all the tasks and my fear gradually diminished. Actually the process of producing materials is also the process of getting rid of fear.
I am a senior practitioner who is also responsible for transferring Dafa materials. At first, only a few practitioners were working on transferring materials. Later, dozens of practitioners were involved. With the increase in numbers, the amount of materials needed to be transferred also kept increasing. For all kinds of reasons, the materials could not be given out right away. I also produced some materials by myself, so I accumulated all kinds of materials in my home. Someone thought it wouldn't be safe to put so many Dafa materials in one home. Some also said, “Since you produce materials, you should not go out and distribute t hem.” I said it should be OK as I was not afraid or worried. Dafa materials have divine powers and are used to save sentient beings, including the old forces. So evil cannot destroy it. I have Master's Fa in my heart all the time.
“Everything of mankind in the Three Realms has been created for Dafa, built up for Dafa, and has come for Dafa. One can cultivate while doing anything or while working in any profession. In other words, human society is one big practice site for the cultivation of my Dafa disciples, and you can cultivate no matter where you are. It just depends on whether you are diligent or not in your cultivation, and that holds as well for those who are doing things as special agents. (Audience laughs) You all can cultivate and save beings. It is just a question of how you align your thinking and what kind of attitude you have toward the Fa.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference”)
During the past many years, I was able to send Master's new articles, Fa lectures, Minghui Weekly and all kinds of truth-clarifying materials to practitioners in time on a regular basis, no matter how the situation in society changed, and no matter whether it was rain or shine, cold or snow. I distributed truth-clarifying materials, brochures, DVDs, stickers, banners, and bills inscribed with Dafa messages. I also clarified the truth face to face and persuaded people to quit the CCP. No matter what happened, I could turn danger to safety with Master's help. Since I always positioned myself to help Master to rectify the Fa and save the sentient beings righteously, I did not pay any attention to the CCP's sensitive dates and I did not think about being arrested or persecuted. I did not acknowledge the old forces at all. I came to help Master rectify the Fa and save the sentient beings, not to be persecuted.
For example, in March 2009, I packed different DVDs brochures and amulets, and went to a construction site to clarify the truth. When I got there, I saw the workers were all very busy. I was afraid of delaying their work and making the boss unhappy, so I decided to clarify the truth somewhere else first. I walked down the road. When I met predestined people, I clarified the facts to them and encouraged them to quit the CCP. When I walked to an intersection, on the north side was an open market that sold everything. I got off the bicycle and explained the facts about Dafa to a vendor who sold cut cakes. He was very nice and not only accepted the materials, but also agreed to quit the CCP. I saw he accepted it well, so I gave him a Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD. He was very happy and thanked me repeatedly.
Then someone pushing his bicycle walked toward me from the market. He grabbed my bicycle and said, “I want one.” I said, “No rush. Let me give you one.” Since the materials were all in the bag inside my bicycle basket, I grabbed a brochure and gave it to him. He took it and put under his arm. Then he asked, “Do you have the CD that can be played in the computer?” I asked him if he had a computer and he said he did, so I gave him a CD for the computer. I asked him, “Have you ever heard of withdrawing from the CCP and its related organizations to keep you safe?” He said he had, so I asked if he was a CCP member. He said he was. Then, before I could say anything else, he suddenly changed his face and snarled, “You are old now. You have a pension, live in a condo, and have a good life. Why do you do this? I think the CCP has been too lenient with you recently.” I said, “I am doing this for your own good.” He said, “You don't need talk to me about that. You still distribute propaganda about this now. You didn't ask me who I am and what I do. I need to arrest you and take you to Tangshan and let you suffer for a few years.” I thought to myself, “Your words do not count. Only Master's words count.”
I stood there and did not move. My mind was calm and I did not think of anything else but to save him. Although he was aggressive on the surface, he did not touch my materials in the basket and did not throw down the materials I had just given him, just held them under his arm. I thought, “It is not easy to give him a brochure normally. This time he took it. I hope he will read it, understand the truth, and be saved.”
I thought I should go, so I pushed my bicycle and left. He did not stop me. As I walked away, I noticed three police vehicles stopped on the road ten meters away. All the officers seemed like they were in a trance and did not react at all. With Master's compassionate protection, I walked away safely. I truly experienced the Fa principle that Master taught us,
“Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.”)
In 2009, over 20 practitioners in my city were arrested and their materials confiscated. The rest of us used all kinds of ways to try to rescue them: exposing the evils' actions, sending forth righteous thoughts, handing out materials and posting stickers, calling the relevant personnel and sending letters. I also started to act. One night about 10 p.m., I took 30 stickers exposing the evils and posted them on the electric poles on the roads. I walked and kept searching for appropriate places to post the stickers. When I neared an intersection, I suddenly found a police vehicle coming toward me when I looked back. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to completely eliminate the evil spirit and dark demons in other dimensions. I did not allow any beings to use the police to commit crimes against Dafa. They were also beings that needed to be saved. I asked for Master's protection. I saw the police car just stop. I passed the intersection and kept walking and posting stickers. When I got to the next intersection, I saw the police car was still there with its flashing light on. I turned in another direction and finished posting all the stickers I had. With Master's protection, I returned home safely.
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is. Dafa disciples are truly stepping forward out of ordinary humanness.” (“Also in a Few Words,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Deny the Old Forces' Persecution
One morning about 4 a.m in the winter of 2006, I went out to distribute materials. When I put one in the front window of a shop, a man suddenly came toward me from the other side. I turned and walked away, but I suddenly turned around to see if the person was coming after me. Just because of the unrighteous thought, I was taken advantage of by the evil. There was a big step in front of me. I made a false step and fell down with my left foot bent up. The materials I carried were all over the ground. I could not stand up anymore. I immediately realized that my unrighteous thoughts had invited persecution. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to deny the interference and asked for Master's help. I had to stand up. I leaned over and collected the materials on the ground. Then I tried to get up with all my strength and finally I got up. I told myself I had to go. So I limped back home. When I arrived, I saw that my ankle and whole foot were swollen.
I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts with greater strength to deny the old forces' arrangement. I did not allow anything to interfere with a Dafa disciple helping Master to rectify the Fa. I did not acknowledge any interference and still did whatever I needed to do. I did not rest for a whole day. When I did the sitting meditation, my foot was too swollen to cross over the other foot, but I endured the pain, moved my foot up, and used a band to tie it. I insisted on doing all five exercises every day.
At that time, another practitioner had difficulties passing a test and called me for help. I thought that he needed help during his tribulation and that I needed to go, no matter how hard it was for me. My husband asked me if my foot would be okay. I said it would be fine. I rode a bicycle with one foot to the practitioner's place. Then I climbed five floors to his home and shared experiences with him within the Fa. The result was very good, and the practitioner was touched. So I did not delay any work and my foot soon recovered.
Clarifying the Truth to Different People in Different Ways
Once I clarified the truth in the market to an apricot seller. I wanted to give him the Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD, so I asked him, “Do you have a DVD or VCD player?” He was very nervous and said no. Then he said, “You practice Falun Gong.” I asked, “What is wrong with Falun Gong? Why are you so scared? Falun Gong asks practitioners to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and teaches people to be good. But the government not only does not allow us to practice Falun Gong but also persecutes Falun Gong, because the CCP worships Falsehood-Evil-Fighting.” I also told him the Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation was a setup by the CCP. I said, “The CCP propaganda about Falun Gong is all lies and fabrications. How much of its reports are true? Even about their internal fights, they lie to the public. Why don't you think about it instead of just believing their lies? It is just like you selling apricots. You say it is sweet. I want to buy it and taste it to see if it is really sweet or not.” After he understood, he said he had a DVD player. I gave him the DVD and he accepted it happily.
Once as I was walking in the city, I heard three people talking. I walked toward them and started to chat with them. Then I encouraged them to withdraw from CCP and its related organizations. Two of them agreed to withdraw. Then I talked to the third person. I said, “I will give you an amulet as gift.” He asked, “Is your phone number listed on it?” I said, “Could that save your life? If you recite the words on the amulet sincerely, you will be protected. I did it for your own good. Your heart needs to be rectified. Are you a CCP member?” He said, “I am the head of the village. I certainly am a CCP member.” I said, “That's great. If you can tell your entire village that Falun Dafa is good, you will actually save them and you will accumulate great virtue. Let me give you an alias to quit the CCP.” He said he did not need an alias. He told me his real name and withdrew from the CCP. He walked away happily.
Another time I clarified the truth to an over-60-year old man. He did not accept it and said he did not believe anything. I wanted to give up and walk away. But I thought I should not do that, but keep clarifying truth to him. I told him it was unusual for there to be so many disasters and tribulations recently. I also told him how the evil CCP killed millions of people during each of its “movements.” I told him about the hidden words on a stone that represented heaven's will. “Each dynasty wanted to last a long time, but what they said did not count. Their prosperity and decline are all decided by heaven. The same applies to the CCP. Right now heaven wants to eliminate it. If you do not withdraw from it, you will be eliminated with it. It is for your own good that I encourage you to quit the CCP. You don't need to spend anything and I will give you safety. Why you don't want it?” He smiled and agreed to withdraw from the CCP. Then I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and a truth-clarifying brochure. The practitioner with me gave him an amulet. He immediately put it around his neck. When we left, he stood up and thanked us.
I truly understood that no matter what we did and how much we did, Master actually did all these things. We just followed the path that Master arranged well for us. I still have many shortcomings and I still have some attachments to get rid of. I am still far from Master's requirement. I need to study the Fa well, look inward frequently, get rid of human notions, save more people, and use Dafa to rectify everything. I must walk steadily on the path that Master has arranged and remember Master's teaching,
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy.” (“Rationality,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination.” (“Dafa is Indestructible,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Above are just my personal experiences. Please point out anything inappropriate.
Note: (1) Amulets – In China, practitioners sometimes "clarify the truth" by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.