Selection from Call for Articles:When Divine Beings and Humans Are Present Together
(Clearwisdom.net) I was in my twenties when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong. My fellow practitioners said that I looked “fragile,” since my hair would prick my skin while I was brushing it and I would get cuts on my hands when I washed clothes. However, I know that is what I appeared to be on the surface, for during Fa-rectification and cultivation, I am not an ordinary person anymore. Master showed us the path to become divine beings, and on this path of helping Master with Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings, Dafa's supernatural power will manifest as long as we have solid righteous thoughts and remember our missions.
1. A Big Box of Paper Light as Air
One day, a fellow practitioner asked me if I could go pick up our area's Dafa truth-clarification materials. At that time, there were only a few Dafa materials printing centers around, and we had to get materials from major printing centers every week then distribute them to other practitioners. I replied that sure I would, but I did not find out until the day of the pick-up that we had to get a huge box of paper from the printing center.
I remembered when the fellow practitioner who was delivering the materials first saw me, he looked at me and said with worry, “How can you carry these?” I thought the same thing, thinking that I have never carried anything close to this weight. Another practitioner I know is more suitable for such a task. Then I thought again, no, my fellow practitioner told me, “People at the printing center trust you. For everyone's safety, do not delegate the work to anyone else on your own.” I finally thought, is this just ordinary people's physical work? This is cultivation, and it is to cooperate with my fellow practitioners to save sentient beings; how could it be not doable? Since I was chosen for this duty, I surely can do it.
So I said to this practitioner, “Don't worry, I can do it.” The practitioner still look worried, so I said half jokingly, “Don't just look at my appearance, I have a super power, just watch!” At this moment, a bus came to the bus stop. I said, “I need to hurry.” I grabbed the case containing the paper and went chasing after the bus. Once I got to the bus door, I stopped to wave at the practitioner, and I saw that he looked surprised. I got on the bus, and a female attendant wanted to move my case to the side and tried to lift it, but the case did not budge. She was surprised and said, “It is hard to imagine that you are actually very strong!” I suddenly remembered, that I was carrying the case of materials with one hand when I was chasing the bus, but I did not feel its weight at all. If I had thought of myself as an ordinary human being, I would not even be able to move it.
One time, a fellow practitioner and I each took a box and a half of materials. The next day, she said, “Were you exhausted yesterday?” She and I had been detained together before, so she had seen that washing clothes could break my skin. She showed me her hands, and they were swollen, with red marks. However, my hands did not have a single mark, and I had to walk farther than she had.
During those days when I was delivering truth-clarification materials, it did not matter how far I had to travel or how much material I had to carry, I did not feel tired. I understood that as long as we remembered we are practitioners, the supernatural power Master gave to us would manifest.
2. Divine Being Pointing the Way
There was one time that we wanted to look for practitioner A. Practitioner A had started to cultivate before the persecution began, but was not active at this time. We had heard that practitioner A lived in an apartment owned by her employer, Apartment No. 303. Since we were short on time and were not able to contact any practitioners who knew practitioner A, and I did not want to wait and rely on others, I went to her apartment complex to look for her by myself.
However, I didn't know what to do when I got there, for there were several identical rows of apartment buildings and over twenty number 303s! I asked the security guard, but he didn't know the practitioner. I thought, it is a hassle to use everyday people's ways to ask around, let's use righteous thoughts and ask Master for help.
After sending righteous thoughts, I walked right up to a building. I pressed the doorbell for number 303, and a voice on the other side of the door asked, “Who are you looking for?” I replied, “Is so-and-so (practitioner A's name) home?” The other side said, “This is she,” and I went inside. I could not believe what had just happened; it was like a dream! I told myself, “The Gods pointed the way so accurately! Thank you, Master!”
At that time, practitioner A had already stopped cultivation, and she was shocked to see me and moved that Master had never given up on her. After contacting fellow practitioners, practitioner A started to cultivate again and began to do the three things.
3. Rescuing a Fellow Practitioner with Righteous Thoughts and Cooperation
A local practitioner was being persecuted, kept at a isolated place and monitored 24 hours a day. Upon hearing this, we decided to rescue our fellow practitioner. In the beginning, many practitioners had their own ideas regarding how to rescue the practitioner. After studying the Fa, we recognized that how the rescue is done is not important, the key point is to put ourselves aside and cooperate with the overall plan. Eventually, we put ourselves aside, our righteous thoughts got stronger and stronger, and we became one body.
On the day of the rescue, there were usually three policemen standing guard, but only two showed up. Fellow practitioners decided to send righteous thoughts to make the policemen leave. After a little while, one policeman said to another, “Why haven't you left yet? Hurry up and go!” So one policeman left. We then said, “Let the other one fall asleep,” and started to send righteous thoughts. Soon the policeman felt asleep on his chair and started to snore. The policeman was still asleep after we rescued our fellow practitioner and left.
4. A Situation Changes from Dangerous to Safe
One day in 2002, I went to a neighborhood to distribute Dafa-related flyers. I felt the evil elements as soon as I got there. I distributed flyers in two apartment units and was about to leave when I saw that the neighborhood's front gate was blocked by six to seven men and women. Some of them were wearing red bands on their sleeves (wearing a red band is a sign that the wearer is on some kind of duty). I overheard them saying, “Ask her what's her business here.” I was very calm and walked while sending righteous thoughts, I felt very tall and sensed Master's support. At this moment, a sentence appeared in my mind, “Has Mr. Bai moved away?”
A woman walked toward me from the gate, I walked up to her and asked her, “Do you live here?” She said she did. I then said the words that had appeared in my mind. After hearing this, she turned and said to the others at the gate, “Ah, she is looking for Mr. Bai.” Those at that gate immediately dispersed. She then said, “Mr. Bai lives in the unit you had just gone into. He is not home during the day, come back again in the evening.” Under Master's protection, I safely left a dangerous situation.
5. My Elderly Neighbor Heard Me
A while ago, we got some new neighbors, and an elderly man in his nineties lived with them. This elderly man used to be a high-level government official. He is hard of hearing and has to wear a hearing aid; his family has to shout when they talk to him. I did not directly clarify the truth about Falun Gong to him, I only sent some materials to his family.
One time, when I came in from outside, I saw the elderly man sitting outside of my apartment. I used hand gestures to invite him to come inside so I could clarify the truth about Falun Gong to him; however, he did not come with me. I thought about it later and realized that it was because I still had fear, and I was protecting myself. I was afraid to shout about Falun Gong and have everyone in the building hear me.
One morning, a moving truck came, and I realized that the elderly man's family was moving. This man lived over ninety years to wait for Dafa, and it would be a shame if I failed to tell him the truth about Falun Gong! I heard an argument outside because the moving company was unhappy that this family had too much furniture. There was one more piece that would not fit in the truck, thus the moving company wanted to charge an additional fee. The move was interrupted, and I had time to let the elderly man know about the truth.
My neighbor had their door taken down, so I walked right into their home. I first saw the elderly man's daughter, and she said, “My father is not in good health. We are moving to a first floor apartment for now, and we will move back after he passes away.” My heart sank and I thought, come back after he passes away, won't that be too late? I have to let all of you know the truth about Falun Gong today. I talked to his daughter first, for she was a CCP member. At the end of my talking, she held my hands and said, “Falun Gong is good, I want you to help me withdraw from the CCP so I can stay safe. Thank you!” Then, the people from the moving company came, so I told her to go ahead and take care of her business, and she left.
I went to the elderly man's room sending forth righteous thoughts, thinking, your ears are for listening to the truth about Falun Gong, and you can surely hear today. I begged Master to help him hear. At the same time, my fellow practitioners, who are also my family members, were helping with righteous thoughts. I walked up to the elderly man and spoke to him with a normal volume and tone, “Where did you work before? Did you join the communist party?” The elderly man answered right away, telling me the place he worked and how he had joined the communist party. He was not deaf anymore! I told him about the evilness of the CCP, and he said he had experienced it, and he knew. I asked him if he knew about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and told him how the “Tiananmen Self-Immolation” was staged by the CCP, and he would have a good future if he truly believed in the goodness of Dafa and recited “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He recited it once and confirmed the words with me. As I was helping him withdraw from the CCP, the elderly man told me his name and exactly how to write it. In the end, he pressed his palms together in front of his chest in a gesture of respect, and thanked me. During our conversation, the elderly man's hearing was normal and he could hear everything I said. I did not speak with a loud voice, yet he answered all my questions and heard me clearly. This was all because of Master's compassion.
6. When Divine Beings and Humans Are Present Together
I often meet strangers in various situations who have wanted to talk to me. I know people are waiting to know the truth, and Dafa disciples' biggest mission is to save sentient beings.
Once, at a crowded computer equipment shopping complex, a middle-aged woman on the other side of the street was waving anxiously at me, asking me to come over. When I asked her if she needed something, she said, “What day of the week is it?” I told her the day of the week, and asked for her intention. She said she wanted to buy a lottery ticket. I then told her how lottery tickets were bogus, then described how the “Tiananmen Self-Immolation” was staged by the CCP, and told her the facts about Falun Gong. As we were saying goodbye, she gave me her home phone number and told me to tell her more when I had time.
I was walking along the street once when someone called to me and told me to come to his home for dinner. I walked over and clarified the truth to him, and once I finished, he said, “I thought you were my daughter when I called to you.”
One time, I was taking a crowded bus, standing near the front, when I heard a young man calling from the back saying, “Miss, come here.” I turned and looked, and saw that he was about twenty years old and was waving at me. He had two seats and told me, “You can sit here.” At this moment, a fashionable girl got on the bus and the young man left. He apparently wanted his girlfriend to sit with me. The girl seemed to have known me for a very long time, and she told me things about her family. Since I had only three stops left, I asked directly, “Did you wear the red scarf when you were little?” and she replied, “Yes, I have.” I told her to withdraw from the CCP affiliate the Young Pioneers. She said, “I have heard about this on the Internet. What exactly is the reason to withdraw?” I told her the facts about Falun Gong and the reason for withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. She said, “Now I see,” and she then told me her name and asked me to help her make an announcement to renounce her CCP membership. After a moment, she said, “Let's help my boyfriend withdraw from it too.” I told her that he himself had to agree, but I said that she could tell him what I had just told her, and she agreed to do so. My stop was right after that.
I was walking along the street when a very civil-looking elderly man walked right up me, stopped, and said sincerely, “Why, you look so thin!” I said, “Is that right? But that's alright. Sir, what do you do when you have free time? Do you read the newspaper?” I then told him the truth about Falun Gong. As we were parting, I gave him a truth-clarifying pamphlet. He took the pamphlet and walked away. I stayed where I was and sent righteous to make him go home and read the material carefully. At that moment, he stopped, turned, looked behind him, and looked at the pamphlet in his hand. He then put the pamphlet in his shirt pocket thoughtfully and continued walking.
Sometimes I think, why do I always meet ordinary people who think I am their family member? One day, I suddenly realized that everyone is related to Master, and we are one family after all. At this moment when divine beings and ordinary people are present together, one side of the sentient beings know that Dafa practitioners are their only hope to be saved.
I once used the time during my lunch break to distribute Shen Yun DVDs in the surrounding area. There was loud music coming from the hotels and apartment buildings, and I sent righteous thoughts and thought, Shen Yun is here. Watch Shen Yun, for that is what you have been waiting for for so long. I kept this thought in my mind and found a clean spot in the building. The moment I set down the Shen Yun DVDs, the music around me all stopped. There was a family that was playing music in the building, and they stopped too. Everything became silent at that moment, and this sudden change of scene shocked me as well. I turned and saw light shining from the Shen Yun DVDs. Every life is waiting for Dafa!
7. Testimony from Ordinary People
One time, I was telling several migrant workers the truth about Falun Gong. I only had one copy of “The Journey Home,” and they all wanted to read it. I found a place for them to sit down and read an article from the book. They all approved of it, and one of them said, “Falun Gong materials are the best in quality, even the cracked DVDs are watchable.”
The story was that, a few years ago, he found a damaged Falun Gong truth-clarifying DVD at a recycling center. He really wanted to know exactly what Falun Gong was, and his friends wanted to watch it too. However, they did not have a DVD player. Coincidentally, they found a broken DVD player that day and fixed it and put the cracked DVD in it. He said, “It played from the beginning to the end, it played like a good DVD! Even the best quality DVD would not play if it were cracked, but Falun Gong is amazing!”
Indeed, in this world, if one pays attention, one will discover Dafa's miracles everywhere, Master's compassion is everywhere. These things encourage me to keep improving myself on the divine path of cultivation, honor my historic mission, and not disappoint Master's compassionate salvation.
(Selected from “Call for Articles about Divine Occurrences in the Human World”)