(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!

I am from Mainland China and am married to a practitioner in Taiwan. Although I began to practice Falun Gong later than others, in 2008, I would like to be a Fa-rectification Dafa disciple. I understand that I should follow Master's teachings and do the three things well.

How I Became a Practitioner and Gained New Understandings about Dafa

When my husband first became a practitioner, he explained to me about Dafa and hoped that I would practice, too. When I refused to practice, he asked me why. I told him that I had seen a lot of negative reports about Falun Gong on television in China, that he could go ahead and practice if he wanted to, but to not try to persuade me to do the same. He did not give up and continued to share with me his wonderful experiences and the facts about Falun Gong. After a long time, I noticed the transformation he went through. He became free of illness and did not argue with me whenever we had conflicts with each other. I asked him why he did not argue with me like he used to. He replied calmly, “I am on the path of cultivation, and I won't behave like you. I also don't want you to create karma for yourself.”

I remember one time after we had finished dinner, he asked me to sit next to him and said softly, “I'm sorry.” I was very surprised and asked him, “Why are you apologizing to me?” He said, “I was not kind enough to you before and it was all my fault. I would like to sincerely apologize to you now!” I cried when I heard that. He added, “I read Master's lectures after I began to practice, and I've realized the mistakes I made.” I gained new insight into Dafa after hearing what he said.

I then began to listen to Master's lectures and felt very good afterwards. I asked my husband to let me read the book. When I read Zhuan Falun for the first time, I began to cry and understood why I had tribulations and why unfortunate things had happened to me. I told my husband that I wanted to practice Falun Gong and gradually understood why we clarify the truth to the Chinese people.

Raising My Xinxing Level While Clarifying the Truth

As soon as I began to practice, I followed more experienced practitioners to tourist sites to clarify the truth. Because I had just begun studying the Fa, I did not know how to clarify the facts to people, so I just practiced the exercises, studied the Fa, and helped harmonize the field. As I continued to observe and learn, I began to distribute fliers and talk to people. Once another practitioner asked me to join her to make truth clarification phone calls to China. Since I did not know how to do it, I thought I should first observe and learn. Gradually, my daily schedule was to go to the tourist sites in the mornings, make calls to China in the afternoons, and study the Fa at home in the evenings.

The experiences that I gained explaining the facts at the tourist sites and making phone calls to China, and the guidance of other practitioners, all helped me reach a good cultivation state. It's been a bit more than a year, and I have encountered many tests that have helped me elevate in my cultivation.

For example, I did not know how to operate a computer. I observed and learned from other practitioners and practiced at home. After overcoming some difficulties, the computer was no longer a cold machine. It became a living object and a valuable aid that helped me to validate the Fa. In China, I learned to use the Roman alphabet system to type Chinese characters, but in Taiwan I had to quickly learn the phonetic alphabet spelling method to input the characters. I realized that, as long as practitioners walked a righteous path, Master would help us, and there was nothing we could not accomplish. Of course, what I gained was the elevation of my xinxing level. I think calling Chinese people to clarify the truth is one of the quickest and best ways to eliminate human attachments. My attachments to fear, comfort, competitiveness, showing off, and zealotry were exposed. As soon as I noticed them, I eliminated them, and I felt that my human shell was peeling off, layer by layer.

I clearly recall when I first made calls to China. Amidst my attachment to fear, a mindless mistake that another practitioner made really shook my heart. I often had to talk to mainland Chinese who were sly and rude. These types of phone calls were not easy to handle, and I was not very good at it. One time a practitioner grabbed my microphone. Though I let her take the microphone and tried to tolerate it on the surface, deep down I was upset and did not like it. This happened several times, and one day I thought, “I'm not coming here tomorrow! They don't need me here anyway!” Then I realized this kind of thinking was incorrect. I looked inward when I went home, and remembered Master's words,

“Forbearance is the key to improving one’s xinxing. To endure with anger, grievance, or tears is the forbearance of an everyday person who is attached to his concerns. To endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator.” (“What Is Forbearance (Ren)” from Essentials For Further Advancement)

I realized Master will use all kinds of circumstances to help us eliminate our attachments. Cultivation is serious. When we encounter a problem, it is up to us how we position our hearts. When I thought of the Fa, I understood that the practitioner's intention was good. She wanted to save sentient beings, and I should not care about saving face and ignore our mission. If I stopped making phone calls, I would be avoiding my responsibility. I would lose the opportunity to upgrade my level and affect the “one body.” That would be a big loss! My heart felt light after I changed my thinking. After that, whenever I encountered conflicts, I measured myself against the Fa. This helped me dissolve any feelings of discontent, and as soon as I rectified myself, I felt the power of Dafa and the wonderful feeling of elevating my heart.

Participating in the Global RTC Platform and Treasuring the Opportunity to Be Diligent with Fellow Practitioners

Whenever I realized the urgency of saving sentient beings, Master would arrange for practitioners to help me. In June, a practitioner asked me to join the Global RTC Platform. Practitioners came from different places and formed an environment where we could study the Fa and become diligent. We have the opportunity to share and clarify the truth together, and feel a strong energy field that helps us to elevate our gong.

Every morning I do the exercises at the practice site and read the lectures afterwards. At 8:30 a.m. I read a chapter of Zhuan Falun with practitioners at the Global RTC Platform. After sending righteous thoughts at 6:00 p.m., I read another chapter of Zhuan Falun. I study the Fa about four hours a day and clarify the truth the rest of the time. I do not have many responsibilities at home and lead a simple life. However, I feel fulfilled every day.

In Master's recent lecture “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Master said,

“For a Dafa disciple, cultivation is first priority. That’s because if you fail to cultivate well, you will not be able to accomplish what you are to do; and if you fail to cultivate well, your power to save sentient beings will not be that great. And if you cultivate a little worse, then you will view and consider problems in the manner that ordinary people do, which would be still more awful.”

“You can’t let it become that when you return to your rightful place, you are like a commander-in-chief without an army, with it completely empty there, just one lone figure occupying that massive cosmic body. Buddhas aren’t supposed to be impoverished; they should be wealthy. The lives there are your riches, and only with them will your paradise be able to thrive. They all count as riches—every life counts as riches.”

I study the Fa and clarify the truth at the Global RTC Platform, and send righteous thoughts four times a day. These are the basic guarantees, and I treasure the cultivation environment that Master established for us.

Soon after I joined the Global RTC Platform, a coordinator asked me to be the duty host of a certain shift. I was surprised and afraid because I was not an eloquent speaker. I could make phone calls but did not have the skills to be a duty host. I declined the offer and suggested the names of other practitioners who were more capable. The coordinator was quite persistent, so I said I'd give it a try. I told myself if I could not handle the job, I could ask the coordinator to find someone else. After several months, I went from stuttering and not knowing how to operate the controls, to becoming calm and leading the group to make phone calls and study the Fa. During the process, I discarded attachments to fear and worries, and my tone of voice became softer. I became more mature, and I am thankful that practitioners gave me this opportunity. I would like to share this with everyone, “If I can do it, any practitioner can do it. I hope that more practitioners can join the platform and save more sentient beings.”

The following are some of the experiences I had at the Global RTC Platform:

I have talked to all kinds of people at the platform. Some would listen while others scolded me. No matter what kind of people I talked to, I kept a pure heart to save sentient beings and told them what I was supposed to. If the other party did not respond, I would hang up and call again. I noticed that as long as I clarified the truth well, people's righteous thoughts would emerge, and they would choose a good future for themselves.

I once called a woman who hung up after I said a few words. I called her back and said a bit more, and she told me to stop calling her. I hesitated at first, and then I thought I only wanted to save her. I called her a third time and a man answered. He yelled at me after I said a few words. I was not moved and wanted to tell him the truth. He yelled at me again when I called him the fourth time. The fifth time I called, he said, “So how much do you want? I'll pay you to have you for the night!” I replied righteously, “Sir, don't think money can buy everything. Some things cannot be bought with money. Even if you gave me 100 million, I would not want it. Because I conduct myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I like to be truthful and kind to others. I have spent my own money to call you long distance. I only want to wish you peace and health, and want nothing else from you!” I then clarified the truth to him. He listened quietly, as if he was subdued. I added, “I'm here to share the facts with you, but I cannot choose for you. The choice is yours now.” I suggested that he use a pseudonym to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and he said, “I don't want to use a pseudonym, I want to use my real name to quit.” He and his wife both quit the Party and thanked me courteously. I cried after I hung up the phone. This person understood the truth and chose a bright future for himself. I truly felt “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” (Zhuan Falun) and was grateful for Master's almighty, boundless Fa.

Another time I called a construction engineer in Guizhou Province. He was a good person and quit the Party right away. I said to him, “Now that you are safe and sound, wouldn't you want the same for your colleagues? There is an ancient proverb that says, 'It is better to save a life than to build a seven-story Buddha stupa.' You'll gain a lot of virtue. Can you please pass your cell phone to your colleagues and let them understand the truth as well?” He agreed and passed the phone to his colleagues, until it was almost time to go home. One by one, all five people quit the Party and its affiliated organizations. I truly sensed that sentient beings were waiting to be saved.

It has been an interesting experience calling people in China. The things and people we've encountered provide a good opportunity to cultivate ourselves. Regardless of the difficulties, one must be persistent until the person is saved, and that is the most important thing. I would like to share something with everyone: “I hope fellow practitioners can call more people in China. When you truly want to save them, Master will give us wisdom and bring predestined people to us. Only when we are diligent can we then fulfill our vows and become a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple.”

Thank you, benevolent Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners! Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.