My Experiences of Distributing Shen Yun DVDs Face to Face
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings Master, greetings fellow practitioners!
I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. I lived a very difficult life before I started practicing, since I did not have my parents when I was a child. When I became older, I suffered from all kinds of illnesses. It seemed that there was no way out. After practicing Falun Gong, all of my suffering disappeared. It was Dafa that brought happiness to me.
I was illiterate, so my husband, who is also a practitioner, read Zhuan Falun to me. He always made me feel bad for not being able to read, and I do not know how many times I cried because I could not study the Fa on my own. Later on, our home became a Fa study site. During Fa study, fellow practitioners read Zhuan Falun and I used my finger to point to every character and every sentence that followed. After a while, I could read a little, but very slowly.
On July 20, 1999, Master and Dafa were slandered by Jiang's regime. I went to the provincial government to clarify the truth. I always went out to put up banners, distribute truth-clarifying materials, and do what a Dafa disciple should do. When the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I went out to distribute them in bags. When clarifying the truth face-to-face and distributing Shen Yun DVDs began, I kept doing it every day. I did not understand many Fa principles, but I listened to what Master said and did whatever Master asked us to do. During the process of clarifying the truth and distributing Shen Yun DVDs, I continuously cultivated myself and I improved very fast.
In 2008, the Fa study group was formed again at my home. We always persisted in studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts, and every day we would go out to clarify the truth. When the Shen Yun DVDs arrived, we went out to distribute them with fellow practitioners. When the whole body of practitioners needed me, I cooperated actively. I continuously went to police departments and detention centers and sent forth righteous thoughts. Here, I would like to share with fellow practitioners my experiences in truth the clarifying and distributing Shen Yun DVDs.
I once met one of my previous colleagues at a city square. I saw that she was swollen all over, and her swollen face looked terrible. After I clarified the truth to her, she not only quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but she also wore the Dafa amulet (1) that I gave her. She cried out, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” The next day, she came to the city square again. I saw that her face was no longer swollen. She thanked me so much and said to me that she thought Dafa was miraculous. She told me that after I talked to her, she went back home. That night, she kept sweating and continuously went to the bathroom throughout the night. The next morning, she looked in the mirror and noticed that her face was no longer swollen. She also saw that the swelling all over her body had disappeared. She shared with me and other passers-by about her experience. I said, “You should thank Master Li and thank Dafa for saving you.” Since then, she has actively helped me to clarify the truth. When faced with the facts, many people believe in Dafa and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Thus, many people were saved as a result of her experience.
At the beginning of 2010, I started distributing Shen Yun DVDs face to face. Every day I went out to distribute them with fellow practitioners. On the first day, I did not dare to do much and only distributed a dozen copies. On the second day I discussed with practitioners that we shouldn't pick someone or omit someone to clarify the truth to based on our own notions. From the Fa, we realized that that is not being merciful and we enlightened to the understanding that when saving sentient beings we should not be selective. Each person should be given an equal opportunity to be saved. After that, we made a breakthrough. We would ask someone whether they had a VCD/DVD player at home. If they did, they would be given a Shen Yun DVD. Otherwise, we would not give them one so that we would not waste Dafa resources, and sentient beings would not accumulate karma by throwing away the DVD. I also told them to treasure and share the DVD with friends and relatives so that they would accumulate virtue. In this way, another practitioner and I would go out every day to distribute 50-60 copies of Shen Yun DVDs, and sometimes we would even distribute 100 copies.
Since last year, our Fa study group has distributed over 30,000 copies of Shen Yun DVDs. Every day we contacted different people as well as police officers. Under the care of Master, we were safe. For example, I once gave a Shen Yun DVD to a young guy who was sitting in the shade of a tree. I said, “Young man, I would like to give you this DVD. This is world class dancing and singing, and it is great.” He took it and looked at it, “Do you know who I am?” I said, “I do not care who you are. I want to save you.” He asked, “What is in it?” I answered, “All dancing and singing.” He got his identification as a police officer from his pocket and showed me. “I am a police officer,” he said. I said, “No matter who you are, I want to save you. You will benefit once you see it. You will be saved.” He said, “You guys write 'The CCP is destined to die' everywhere. You are against the party.” I continued to clarify the truth to him. Later he said, “I understand. You can go now. Please leave immediately. Do not distribute these anymore.” I understood what he meant and thanked him.
I once gave a man a Shen Yun DVD in front of a house. The man went inside when he got it and asked me to go in. He asked me what was on the DVD. I followed him and talked to him about the content of the DVD. When I entered, I saw a police officer's uniform. A woman inside the house hinted to me that the person was a police officer. I was not afraid and was not moved. He put the DVD into the player. Everyone there said that it was good and applauded when the dancing came on. The police officer watched for a while without a word. When I left, a woman said to me, “Please be careful.” I know that every time, Master is taking care of me and protecting me, so I am not frightend and remain calm even when I encounter policemen. I clarify the truth to them and also give them DVDs.
I once went out to distribute DVDs with another practitioner from a rural area who had just begun to step out to clarify the truth. Three men came towards us, and one had a police uniform on. The practitioner was an older lady and she did not know that he was a police officer. She gave the person in uniform a copy of a DVD. That person took the DVD and the three of them looked at it. After that, they all cried out, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I was so happy since so many people knew the truth.
A few days ago, a practitioner and I met a man in his 30's who was tall and heavy-set. I went to him and gave him the DVD. He asked, “What's inside?” I said, “Classical Chinese dancing, including a story about the Tang monk who went to get the Buddha's scripture.” He looked carefully and asked, “Isn't this Falun Gong? “ I asked, “What is wrong with Falun Gong? If everyone practiced Falun Gong, everyone would want to be a good person, and society would be good. You would not need to lock your doors and you would not need police officers.” Suddenly, the man kicked me and slapped my face. I said, “You should watch the DVD to get to know Falun Gong and see whether it is good or not.” He said, “You are against the party!” Then he slapped my face again. Another practitioner with me said, “What are you doing? You do not know the truth. We gave this to you for your own good.” That person hit the other practitioner and knocked her eyeglasses off. He then destroyed the DVD, but we did not feel hatred towards him. We still tried to persuade him not to be angry. We didn't have any human thoughts and did not feel pain, but we felt pain thinking about the DVD he destroyed. Later we were enlightened that it is Master who protects us. Dafa disciples save people without complaint or hatred, and we only felt sympathy for him. We continued to distribute the DVDs and gave out all 60 copies that we brought.
When I was back home, I looked within, but did not find any attachments. The next day, we continued to distribute DVDs. We again distributed over 60 copies. At night, I had a dream that I was flying in the sky. I flew so high and it seemed that the evil was running after me. I then ran into a room and the evil locked me inside. I said, “Even if you lock me up, I still am able to get out.” I then flew out. I enlightened that Master encouraged me through this dream in that I was not interfered with by the incident with that man and I didn't let it interrupt my truth clarification even for a day. I did the right thing according to the requirements of Dafa, letting go of my self and making good use of the time to save sentient beings.
I continue to distribute DVDs and clarify the truth every day. I persuade people to quit the CCP and let go of many human attachments in the process. When I study the Fa, I read better and better. Just as Master said in “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa,” we should study the Fa seriously. Study the Fa and clarify the truth. I am improving and am uplifted by the Fa.
Master has suffered so much to save us. As a disciple, no matter how much I do, it is not that much. These are all things that I should do. I simply use my mouth and use my legs; actually, it is Master that is doing the work. Recently, Master told us that the road ahead is paved and we should just go ahead diligently. I will listen to Master and continue to work hard to save more sentient beings.
This is my personal sharing of clarifying the truth and distributing Shen Yun DVDs.
(1) Amulet -- in China, Falun Gong 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.