Getting Rid of My Attachments While Helping Practitioners Set up Family Material Production Centers
Prior to 1999, I learned about Dafa, listened to the recordings of the Fa lectures, and thought that Dafa was wonderful. My family members all practiced Falun Gong.
Because of interference from the old forces, however, I didn't become a practitioner. When the evil persecution began in 1999, I was influenced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda and had some misunderstandings about Dafa: I thought that Teacher was playing politics. Also I believed the "self-immolation" incident to be true. My family members also stopped cultivating out of fear. Even though I agreed with what the book said, I was deceived by the evil Party, so I didn't cultivate. Later on, due to Teacher's arrangement, I ran into a practitioner with a predestined relationship with me, and I learned the truth about Falun Gong. I also saw movies such as "False Fire." I realized that the evil Party had fabricated all the lies about Falun Gong, which allowed me to understand the truth and become a Falun Dafa practitioner. I understood that Dafa had been wronged. I wanted to speak out for Dafa from the bottom of my heart so that more people would understand the truth and not to be deceived by the CCP's evil lies.
At first I could get truth-clarification materials, such as Teacher's new articles, flyers, DVDs, and other materials, from other practitioners. Later, after I found out about the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom), I truly hoped that I could see it one day. Because I didn't have a computer or Internet service, I went to an Internet Cafe to surf the web, with the hope that I would be able to visit Minghui. However, the CCP Internet blockade kept me from logging onto the site. Because of my heart for validating the Fa, Teacher arranged for me to purchase a second hand computer, as I didn't have much money. Also under Teacher's kind guidance, I was able to learn how to install hardware, software, operating systems, etc. I also bought rewritable DVDs and a printer. With the support of my wife, who is also a practitioner, we were able to set up a family material printing center. It was just as Teacher said in Zhuan Falun: "Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master." As long as I have the heart to validate the Fa, Teacher will arrange everything for me.
In an opportunity that appeared to be accidental, I then obtained a software to break though the Internet blockade. After that, I had high-speed Internet installed at home, and by using that software, I was able to log onto the Minghui website. I was able to download Teacher's new articles, experience sharing articles, and all kinds of truth-clarification materials. I was able to download truth-clarification DVDs and make all kinds of materials. I not only was able to get them for my own use, but also provide them to many local practitioners.
With the progress of Fa-rectification, many local practitioners wanted to set up their own home material printing centers to alleviate the burden on the central production center. Because I had set up my own family site, I volunteered to take on the responsibility of helping other practitioners set up their family production centers.
First I helped them get computers and printers. According to my past experience, I wanted to find good bargains to save Dafa resources. To do this, I needed to check the marketplace. This would help save time and money for other practitioners so that they could validate the Fa more quickly. This required time and energy, however, and sometimes I was afraid it was taking up too much of my time. But when I thought about the fact that they didn't know about computers, if they were to try to buy them on their own, they would end up wasting time and money. Therefore, as long as they needed me to help, I worked with them unconditionally. I could always find proper equipment and materials under Teacher's enlightenment.
After that, I helped them install clean systems. Then I had to teach them how to go to the Minghui website, download files, and print, so that they would know how to make materials. This job required lots of attention to detail and patience. All the practitioners were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. They had never used computers before and didn't even know how to turn them on. However, they have steadfast hearts in validating the Fa. Therefore, there were no difficulties that they could not overcome.
The process of teaching them was also a process of eliminating attachments and improving xinxing. At first, in order to help them get rid of fear and build up their confidence, I told them that logging on to the Internet was very simple. I showed them how to log onto the Minghui website. When the website opened, right away they saw Teacher's picture, and they were all very excited, which firmed up their confidence in learning how to browse the web. But there were still many problems to overcome. I taught them how to use the mouse first. When they became more familiar with it, I taught them how to click on a document or an application, how to get connected to the Internet through dial-up, how to use software to break through the Internet blockade, how to open up the Minghui website, where to download materials, where to download Minghui Journals and other materials, how to find documents after they downloaded them, how to print files, etc.
For senior practitioners who have not been in involved with computers, this is all is very difficult, so I wrote the process down in detail for them, so that they could just follow that. Sometimes they forgot what they had learned the day before, such as, some didn't know how to get connected to the Internet, some lost an application because they were not skillful enough with the mouse, some couldn't find the software for breaking through the Internet blockade, some had no issues at all but just couldn't log onto the Internet, some had issues with their xinxing, some had evil interference, etc.
As long as the practitioners needed me, I'd go to help them solve their problems. I also kept sharing with them on the Fa-principals. After I had been to some of their homes two or three times, they didn't need me to come anymore. Some I had to visit for five to six times or even more, but still they expected me to come again and again, because they had the attachment of being dependent on me. During this process, I also got agitated and wanted to complain about them. However, every time I thought about them and their age, and then my skills with computers, how could I still be afraid of hardship? Teacher has said that when we do things, we need to put others in first. How could I not think about what it must be like to be in their shoes? When I thought about that, I was more patient.
When I was installing computer systems for practitioners, many miracles happened. I once went out of town to install a system for a practitioner but couldn't install the BIOS. Through sending forth righteous thoughts with this practitioner and asking Teacher for help, we managed to do it miraculously. This kind of thing happened many times when I went to help practitioners install systems and repair their computers or printers. I truly feel that studying the Fa well is so important for a practitioner. During the process of one's doing things, if one studies the Fa well, one's righteous thoughts will be strong, Teacher and righteous gods will help, and there will be miracles.
In my future Fa-validating process, I should also study the Fa better, listen to Teacher, and do the three things well.
Thank you, Teacher. Thank you, fellow practitioners!