Minghui Fahui | Dafa Disciples Take the Lead Role Wherever They Are (Part 1)
Greetings to compassionate and magnificent Master!
Greetings to fellow practitioners!
I have not previously participated in a Fahui mainly because I was too lazy to write a sharing. Master gave me hints twice to write an article for the Fahui. The first hint was in a dream one year ago. I found a pen, and on taking a closer look, it was the pen I lost previously and recovered. I was exhilarated. I woke up and understood that Master was giving me a hint to write an experience sharing article. However due to indolence, I put it aside and over a year went by.
Recently, Master gave me hints again. Once, I dreamed of Dafa disciples holding a Fahui to exchange cultivation experiences. Other disciples held a script in their hands while I had nothing. A disciple from the same table was reading a sharing, and I was next. I woke up and realized that I must write an article. However, just when I intended to start writing, interference from the evil appeared. I kept coughing nonstop, and all of a sudden a strong wind blew through my small house, sweeping up a sand storm outside my window. I knew that the evil was creating interference. I kept shouting the formula for sending righteous thoughts, and the strong winds stopped.
I obtained the Fa in 1996. My profession is primary school teacher. All three of us in my family are practitioners. Whenever we had time, we would read or listen to the Fa, and we did the exercises twice--in the morning as well as at night. Whoever we met, we told them of the benefits of practicing Dafa. In 1999 the Chinese Communist regime started to persecute Falun Gong. Since then, from personal cultivation, I joined the torrent of cultivation in the Fa rectification period.
Playing the Lead Role Well in My Work Environment and Saving Predestined People Around Me
Due to the changes in my physical and mental well being after I began to practice Falun Gong, everyone at my workplace knew that Falun Dafa is good. Besides this, the party secretary, principal and several teachers had read Zhuan Falun. After the persecution began, my superiors who knew the truth kept protecting me. As the persecution escalated, some people were still doubtful, and I felt that I must clarify the facts and clear Dafa's name. Thus I clarified the truth to teachers and students at the school where I taught.
1. Clarifying the Truth in the Office and Clearing the Doubts in Their Minds
I often recited Master's poem, “Good and Evil Now Distinct” in Hong Yin:
“Disasters, one atop another, befall the sentient beings
who have changed in ghastly ways;
Yet here in this chaotic world is Dafa to save them.
Confusing Good and Evil as they malign Heaven’s Law,
The doers of unpardonable evil will be
swept off by the chill of autumn’s wind.”
I am fortunate to practice Falun Dafa, and I am very proud of this. I read Dafa books in school just like before the persecution began. I had two copies of Zhuan Falun, one at home and one in the office. This has been so since I started the practice, and when my superiors and colleagues see me reading, it was as if they did not see this.
I did not know about the “Tiananmen Square self immolation” incident after it was telecast on TV. It happened to be around the time of the winter school holidays. I learned about it when I went to my elder sister's house for a visit. She is a practitioner too. At that time, I said: “This must be staged. Suicide is regarded as killing lives, and every practitioner should know this principle.”
At night I returned home and watched the news to see how the incident was staged so that I could clarify the facts to colleagues when I went back to work. I saw a few loopholes. For example, the immolators did not know the full lotus meditation position, nor the Jieyin position. Second, the incident happened suddenly; so how did the police manage to bring in the fire extinguishers so quickly? Third, security is tight in Tiananmen Square. Appellants would be intercepted before they reached their destination. Yet how could the police allow a group of people to set themselves on fire? As a result of my analysis, the entire environment at my work place was rectified.
February 24 was the first day of the school term, and I had made ample preparations at home. As soon as I walked into the office, I heard the teachers saying: “Did you see them setting themselves on fire? Indeed they have ascended to heaven.” I replied: “That is a hoax. From my personal understanding, practitioners are prohibited from killing, and suicide is considered killing too. Hence practitioners will not act like that.” I tried to calm down and told them my analysis. I turned to a teacher and asked: “You had a surgery on your trachea before, were you able to sing in seven days?” She replied: “That's impossible. I could not speak for one month!” One of the immolators Liu Siying appeared on TV and she could sing a few days after surgery on her trachea as well as be interviewed by a reporter. Would you believe that is true?”
I brought truth clarification brochures to school. Some teachers even watched Master's lectures. Later on, a colleague reported this incident to the party secretary. He found me and warned me to be careful, as someone had reported on me. I nodded and did not say anything. At home, I was deeply regretful. Why didn't I clarify the truth further? The next day he called me over again and talked about the same incident. Thus I began to tell the party secretary and the principal the facts systematically. Both of them were newly appointed. They listened to what I said quietly, and subsequently no one interfered in my truth clarifying activities.
Even the teacher who reported me to my superiors realized that Dafa is good. Once she went to every teacher and asked them one by one: “Do you think Falun Gong is good?” There were 13 teachers in the room. Everyone said one sentence: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The topic that was most often talked about in our office was Falun Gong. Later on, most of the teachers renounced their memberships to the party and its affiliated organizations.
A new principal was transferred to the school. The first time we met, she said to me: “Don't lead the students astray.” I proceeded to tell her: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the most righteous principle; nothing is more righteous than this.” I clarified the facts to her. She lived not far from me, and I often placed some brochures on her door. Once I went to visit her at home and persuaded her to renounce her membership to the party. After I helped her quit the party under a nickname, she smiled and said: “Thank you.” The next night, I saw her with her daughter. I helped her daughter to withdraw from the youth league and party membership too.
Just prior to the Beijing Olympics, the head of the town 610 Office came to my school to see me. He asked: “Are you going to continue practicing Falun Gong?” I clarified the facts to him. He kept listening quietly. I also talked about quitting the party. I said: “Let me come up with an alias for you. As long as you consent to this in your heart, that will be enough.” He was terrified and left. I chased after him, persuading him to quit the party. He ran to his car, and before I reached him, he drove away. I sent out one thought: “You will surely be saved.”
2. Clarifying the Truth in Class With Wisdom
In class I used around 15 minutes to finish the lesson; then I tried my best to show students what Dafa is. Once I talked about communication tools in class. In conclusion, I said: “At present, communication tools are very advanced. Compared to writing letters and telegrams used in the past, communication is much more convenient nowadays. However there is good and bad in everything. If one cannot use a tool correctly, it will lead to very bad consequences.” I paused and a student continued: “Yes, just like the treatment of Falun Gong.” Obviously this was either a young practitioner or a practitioner's child. Other students turned around to see who had spoken these words. In order to protect this student, I immediately continued with the topic: “Indeed, what this student said is true.” Everyone turned their attention to me again. “Just like the treatment of Falun Gong; if the media cannot use communication tools correctly and instead use it to create propaganda, it will deceive countless people.” A student asked: “Teacher, isn't Falun Gong very bad?” I asked him: “Why is it bad?” He talked about the self immolation incident, killing people and some scenes he saw on TV. I said: “That's why I said if communication tools are wrongly used, it will lead to bad consequences.” The students stared at me and listened carefully. In order to whet their appetites, I paused and said intentionally: “Forget about it, let's not talk about these things in class.” They protested. One of them stood up, saying: “Teacher, please tell us more!”
I wrote on the blackboard three large characters: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and let them interpret the meaning. I asked them: “If you can follow these principles, is that a good thing?” They replied yes. Then I asked them to look for the antonyms: Phoney, Evil, Strife. I wrote these characters below “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and asked the students which ones are good, which are bad. If they are bad, why. If they are good, why. The students came up with some examples such as: a shop selling fake goods, the hospital selling fake medication, etc. I told them: “Falun Gong practices Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Would you think Falun Gong is good or bad?” Everyone said loudly: “Good!” I continued: “Those who persecute Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, are they good people?” They answered: “No.” At this point in time, the student who led me to this topic stood up agitatedly, raised his arms and shouted: “Falun Dafa is good!” Everyone in class instantly shouted: “Falun Dafa is good!”
A student asked: “Teacher, you practice Falun Gong, is that right?” I replied: “Then do you think I am a good person?” Without waiting for this student to answer, the whole class replied: “Good!” I told this student: “Before, I was stern towards students and sometimes lost my temper. Falun Dafa changed me and I act in accordance with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance all the time.” Subsequently, the students asked to bring truth clarifying DVDs, small booklets and brochures received at home to school to read or watch. There was a student who got hold of a DVD and wanted to bring it home to show his grandfather. He said his grandfather was ill.
On another occasion, an acting class as well as a competition was held throughout the school. All the teachers and superiors listened to what was taught in class then awarded marks to grade the results. I talked about keeping promises and asked the students to act out a story on honesty. Finally, in conclusion, I said: “From ancient times till today, there are many examples of those who are honest and honor their words. Yue Fei is one of them, and his name has been passed down for generations. A saint visited Yue Fei Shrine and left behind a timeless poem. Today I share this poem with everyone. Thus I recited loudly the poem “A Visit to Yue Fei Shrine” in Hong Yin. After the lesson, this lesson I gave came in first in the competition.
After I told the grade one students: “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”, when I began the lesson I greeted the students and one of them answered back: “Falun Dafa is good.” Later on all the students greeted me back in this manner. For a very long period of time, whenever I gave a lesson and greeted the students, they would answer back “Falun Dafa is good.” As a result, the behavior in class improved rapidly, and students stopped fighting with each other. The power of Dafa is amazing!
Everyone in school, from teachers to students, all understood the truth. I thought to myself, I have taught every class; perhaps I should move on to another school!
Miracles take place all the time in cultivation. At the start of the new school term, my superiors arranged for me to go to another school. I knew why this occurred. The first day I taught at the new class, after introducing myself, I asked the students for their home addresses. At night, I distributed brochures according to the addresses they gave me. The second day, students brought the brochures to school. In class, they surrounded me and wanted to show me what they received. I said: “The words are small, it is hard for me to read, why don't you recite it to me!” One of them read while everyone else listened. When the students had questions, I explained the facts to them. Because it was a short lesson, we switched to reading the brochures during the afternoon break. While the other classes were taking a nap, my class was reading about the truth.
An incident took place which I will never forget. Once, the class monitor suggested holding a class meeting to discuss whether the Communist Party was good or bad. I agreed. It looked as if I was marking their homework, but actually I was sending righteous thoughts. Both teams sent a representative. There was 32 students in the team that was anti-communist, while the pro-communist team had three members. Both parties were eloquent. That's why I said these students are extraordinary. Master had arranged for me to come and save them. From the beginning of the Communist Party, the anti-communist team fought their stand with reason and evidence: The rich gained their wealth through hard work, therefore they should not be killed. Furthermore, the Communist Party shouldn't have killed so many people in past revolutions. Even university students who were against corruption were killed by the regime, and now they are persecuting people who practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. By then, the three students who were pro-communist understood the truth and wanted to switch to the other side. There was only one person left on the pro-communist team, and she was very persuasive. Unfortunately what she said were fallacies. She argued that whoever was in power would act like that. Typical party culture. The representative from the anti-communist team looked at me, seeking assistance. I smiled and said: “Even the head of the country cannot act like a tyrant. The heavenly principle creates a balance.” The representative from the pro-communist team continued: “That's right, heavenly principles prevail. Look at the many catastrophes and natural disasters happening nowadays. Heaven is eliminating the party.” I added: “That's why one should quit the party to protect oneself from disasters.” With that, the class meeting ended. The losing party cried, complaining that I was on the side of the other team. Thus, I spoke to her in depth. I told her that in a country no one has the right to decide the fate of others. Because there are no human rights in China, at times the one in power has the power to do what he wants, such as the persecution of Falun Gong. It truly was the decision of Jiang Zemin. Heaven wants to eliminate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She finally understood the truth.
At this time, the movement to quit the CCP had just begun, and I openly persuaded the students in class to renounce the party. After clarifying the truth, I said: “Whoever wants to quit, think of an alias or nickname. If you don't want to quit, I won't force you.” When I finished, the students quit the party one after another. Moreover they came up with their own names. Nearly everyone in this class quit the party. Very soon, half the school term was gone, and I returned to the previous school. Clearly this was arranged so that I could go back to my former school to persuade those in the school to quit the party.
Upon returning to my former school, I continued to finish the class lesson in the first half of the class and used the remaining time to talk to students. I persuaded them to renounce the party, and in every lesson I got four to five of them to quit. Some of the students even went home and asked their parents to quit the party too. Miraculously, every time I finished clarifying the truth to one class, my superiors would arrange for me to teach another class. Or else, the teacher in charge went on leave, and I was asked to take over her class. There were over 130 students in the school, and there was one student who refused to quit the party regardless of how hard I tried to persuade her. There was another student who agreed to quit the party only after I spoke to her the second time. However the next day, this student's grandmother came to see the teacher in charge. Because this teacher had already understood the truth and even got 17 of her relatives to quit the party, together we talked to this student's family member from 11am in the morning till 2pm in the afternoon. In the end she understood the truth.
Nearly everyone in this school had renounced the party. After clarifying the truth in this school, I wanted to retire. That way, I can go onto the streets to clarify the truth to people. However I had several more years to go before I could retire. Another miracle from Dafa occurred. In 2010, at the start of the new school year, my superiors asked me to take on the role of security guard during school and public holidays, including the winter and summer holidays. This meant that during school terms, I was off duty. It was nearly the same as retirement. I knew all this was arranged by Master.
Playing the Lead Role Well in Society and Saving Sentient Beings There
Master told us in “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference”:
“Here, however, it is Dafa disciples that are to play the lead role. All beings are waiting for you to save them. They are providing you with circumstances in which to cultivate, and at the same time waiting for you to save them.”
We have descended here to assist Master in Fa rectification and save sentient beings.
1. Walking in the Streets and Clarifying the Truth Face to Face
Due to changes in my job in April 2010, I began to go to the streets and small alleys to clarify the truth to people. I did so even on festive holidays. I set a rule for myself to persuade people to quit the party every day, at least four if I have to work and at least 20 on my days off. Every morning, I participated in group Fa study, studying one lecture. At home, I read another lecture before heading out. I rushed home before 6 p.m. For more than two years, I've basically stuck to this routine.
Initially I handed out Shen Yun performing arts DVDs. If the other party asked about Falun Gong, I would take the opportunity to ask him to quit the party. There was a man who was riding at a slow speed on a motorbike. I went up to him, holding a DVD. He stopped and took the DVD, asking if it was to do with Falun Gong. I told him it was a song and dance performance promoting traditional Chinese culture, but most of the performers in it are Falun Gong practitioners. Hence I explained to him why he should renounce the CCP. He listened and understood the truth; then agreed to quit the party.
Besides clarifying the truth to people in the town where I lived in, I also went to neighboring villages. Once, I went to a village and passed by a pile of rubbish by the roadside. I saw an elderly man rummaging through the pile and walked over to take a look. I hesitated because he was in his 50s and his appearance was too ugly. Furthermore his clothes were dirty. I thought to myself, would someone like him be a member of the CCP? But then I recalled Master's teaching: “Saving people is just that, saving people, and to pick and choose would not be merciful.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference”)
Thus, I walked up to him and asked: “Do you want a DVD?” He looked at me and answered: “No, I cannot watch it. Do you have books?” I gave him two booklets. “Have you joined any associations of the CCP?” “I've joined the youth league.” I proceeded to tell him about heaven's intention to eliminate the CCP. I asked: “Have you read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party?” He replied: “Yes, I often read it.” Then he continued to talk about his knowledge of Falun Gong. He was very righteous. It was not me clarifying the truth to him, it was the other way around. After we spoke for a while, I asked him: “Do you know about the movement to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations?” He said: “Yes, but I don't know how to do it.” I helped him quit the youth league and communist party membership. I also asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.
I talked to people while waiting for the bus, depositing my wages in the bank, sitting on the bus as well as visiting patients in the hospital. When I went to photocopy documents, I persuaded the employees there to quit the party. In order to save more people, I focused on talking to a group of people. For instance, we have a lot of construction projects in my local area. I would visit a group of construction workers during their afternoon break and clarify the truth to them. One day, I went home three times to pick up brochures and yet I did not have enough to give out. In one day I helped 66 people to quit the CCP.
Last winter, I went to the wholesale vegetable market to clarify the truth to people. I went to each and every stall. There were seven people in a room, and six of them agreed to quit the party. There was a party member who refused to quit regardless of what I told him. He refused to accept the facts I told him. I ran out of calendars to give out. I told them I would go home and return with more. On the way, I ran into a young man pushing his bicycle along. I asked if he had joined the party. He said yes. After I convinced him to quit the party, I asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good and he consented. I then jumped onto my bicycle and headed home. As it was snowing heavily and there were strong winds, he shouted: “Be careful!” He was too scared to ride his bicycle in the bad weather. Yet an old lady like me in her 60s rode a bicycle amidst snow and wind and returned home safely, thanks to Master's protection. At home, I got the calendars and returned to the wholesale market. They were packing up to leave and were astonished to see me. Before I opened my mouth to speak, they chided the person who stubbornly refused to quit the party. “You better agree to this, look at what she has done?” That person said: “All right, I will renounce my membership.”
Once, a car was parked on the road side. I walked up to it, saying: “I would like to give you a DVD, can you watch it?” A man answered: “I know what this is all about; I want to watch it.” While others were doubtful, he said to them: “Take a look; it is good.” Someone said softly: “Is it Falun Gong?” I quickly answered: “Who would want to watch it if it is not about Falun Gong? Do you know, Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries worldwide. It is welcomed everywhere.” Just then, the man who wanted the DVD said: “Tell us more about it.” Thus, I started to tell them the facts, from the spread of Dafa to the persecution. I also told them heaven will eliminate the CCP and to avoid disaster, they should quit the party. There were eight of them. All except for one had joined the party, and they all wanted to quit the CCP. Just then, a passerby asked what was going on. After I spoke to him, he too quit the CCP. I had a dream that night. As I was walking, colorful lights emitted from my foot, and I saw large as well as small Chinese characters spelling out “Righteous Fa” in the lights. I knew Master was encouraging me.
I often went to the vegetable stall in the village to clarify the truth. Once, there was a huge stall, I went in and asked if anyone wanted any calendars. Initially people were scared to take one. After I told them of the glorious spread of Falun Gong in over 100 countries, they decided to take it. I also told them about heaven eliminating the CCP. Thirteen people were there, and all of them (except for two who had not joined the party) quit. The scene was just like giving a speech, spreading the truth about Dafa to the hearts of everyone present.
Once, a public bus full of passengers was stopped by the side of the road. As it was not time to start the bus yet, the driver and conductor were talking outside the bus. I clarified the truth to them, and they agreed to quit the party. After that I asked if I could give out brochures to the passengers in the bus. The driver said: “Yes, let me help you.” Nearly everyone took the brochures. A few of them did not want to take the brochures because it was about Falun Gong. Since they mentioned Falun Gong, I clarified the facts to them and got the passengers to quit the CCP. All at once, a dozen of them agreed. Then I asked them to remember Falun Dafa is good.
2. Clarifying the Truth Using Different Avenues
In order to save more sentient beings, I also used other avenues to clarify the truth, such as posting up signs, etc. After Master affirmed the use of coins with truth clarifying messages, I began to produce many of such coins. All these years, I've been spending such coins.
Since July, I bought two cell phones. In the beginning, I used the voice function to broadcast truth clarifying messages to people. In a day, I managed to send out about a thousand calls, and four to five hundred heard it. Then I selected the numbers of those who heard the messages and called them to persuade them to quit the party. Under normal circumstances, in one hour, I succeeded in getting around 10 people to quit the CCP. There was a person who kept shouting: “Falun Dafa is good” as I spoke to him. There was another person who, as soon as I told him to quit the CCP to avert disaster, quickly said: “I joined the youth league; please help me withdraw from it.” He then went on to criticize the CCP. I did not even need to go into detail, and he anxiously wanted to quit the party.
One night, a lady listened to me clarify the truth and quit the party. After that, her 10-year-old daughter heard the truth and withdrew from the youth league. Strongly urged by his daughter, the girl's father reluctantly took the call and listened to me clarify the facts to him. In the end, he too quit the party.
Once, a police officer answered my phone call and immediately said: “Do you know what I do? I'm a police officer. I can locate where you are and arrest you.” I thought to myself, “I've disabled your monitoring system with my superpowers.” I said to him: “I don't want to know what you do. I'm saving you. Don't you want to be saved? Have you thought about why we practitioners are doing this?” He replied: “What you said, is it true?” I said: “Why should I phone you and play a trick on you?” Then I clarified the facts to him, and he agreed to quit the party. He also agreed to stop being involved in persecuting Falun Gong.
Clarifying the truth with a cell phone can indeed save a lot of time. Besides, we get to contact people whom we usually wouldn't get to meet and clarify the truth to them. In a month, I got over 400 people to quit the party.
In the process of stepping out to clarify the truth to people, my deepest revelation is: it is just like monks or nuns wandering about in society.
“Wandering around in society is rather torturous. It must beg for food and meet different kinds of people who will scold, insult, or take advantage of it. It might encounter all kinds of things.” (“Lecture Eight” in Zhuan Falun)
In reality, this is also the process of getting rid of one's attachments. The more I spoke to people, the more I felt the great responsibility upon my shoulders. The more I clarified the truth, the more I understood the honor of the title – Dafa disciple, and the more I could feel that sentient beings are waiting to be saved.