(Clearwisdom.net) I started cultivation practice in late October of 1995. Before cultivation, I had gastritis, joint pain, gynecological problems, and heart disease. Within one week of starting Falun Gong, I was a changed person without any illness.
After July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. The secretary where I worked, the head of human resources, and management-level superiors pressured me to give up my practice. I attempted to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to them.
In October 1999, my employer transferred me to an entry-level position. In 2000, I went with a fellow practitioner to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa in Beijing and was illegally detained. Upon my return, my employer did not allow me to go back to work for a year. After that, they placed me back in the garage where I used to work. At that time, my attachments to reputation and personal gain interfered with me, but I knew that however many material things I had lost, they would be few in comparison to the benefits I had gained from Dafa. I regarded the persecution as an opportunity to improve my xinxing so that I could let go of my attachments. After Master published the 2004 article on the importance of renouncing one's CCP membership, I recognized that our cultivation had entered a new phase and that we now needed to actively save sentient beings and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa in order to encourage them to renounce their Party membership.
I was in frequent contact with almost 300 people in the two garages where I worked, so I had a good opportunity to clarify the facts and urge them to renounce their party membership. The results were very good. There was one person whom I tried to convince at least six times. He finally understood and agreed to renounce his Party membership. Because practitioners are hard working, do not complain, and are professional and productive, my co-workers were willing to listen to me, and I managed to convince about 950f them, including management, to renounce their Party membership.
When I was not clear on the Fa, I did not realize that I should look inwards when facing difficulty. I would turn a cold shoulder to those who refused to renounce their Party membership. I would even be resentful towards them. I was not compassionate and did not remind myself that all sentient beings are waiting to be saved.
At the end 2006, I was transferred to another garage. I was initially resistant to being transferred, because the workload was very light where I was already working, and I had time to study the Fa. After I was transferred, I saw many new faces and I understood that it was Master’s arrangement for me to help save more sentient beings. I was really very happy. I knew that I should fulfill a Dafa practitioner’s responsibility wherever I was.
When my work environment changed, the speed at which I could clarify the truth about Falun Dafa slowed down. I had to talk to each person individually. Furthermore, I was in the same workplace as my elder sister. This was a great inconvenience. Some people would tell my sister after I urged them to renounce their Party membership. My sister would try to pressure me and deter me from my efforts. I would also allow myself to feel threatened by her from time to time. My approach would be to comfort her and say that everything would be all right. However, she would not listen and frequently used harsh words to agitate me.
For example, last year summer I clarified the facts to someone in my sister’s department. I urged him to quit the Party and told him that the Party was corrupt and that it brutally persecuted Falun Gong and harvested the organs from practitioners while they were still alive. I also told him that the “self- immolation” incident on Tiananmen Square was staged by the government. In the end he agreed to quit the Party. This young man went back and told my sister everything. My sister came to reprimand me and also told my husband about this incident. My husband was angry and yelled at me and pushed me around. In the end, I was unwilling to continue to clarify the truth to people in the garage. I had been swayed by my human heart. For a period of time, the task of helping to save sentient beings stopped.
Master wanted me to come to this garage to help save sentient beings, but I stopped. I readjusted my mentality. At that time I was not clear about looking inwards for my own shortcomings. I knew that I had an attachment to fear, so I tried to eliminate it. I resolved: “Nobody can stop me. I will listen to Master and save more sentient beings.” I asked myself: “What did I come here for?”
A few days later, I once again went back to the effort of clarifying the truth to my co-workers.
Now, basically all 200 of the employees where I work have quit the Party. I also went to the neighboring workplaces to persuade the people there to quit the Party. At the same time, I also made use of my break time to go to the shops and bus stops to talk to people about quitting the Party. As I did this, I deeply felt that as long as I had the heart to save sentient beings, Master would arrange for people with predestined relationships to come before me so that they could be saved. During the process of clarifying the truth, I met many different people. As long as my heart was righteous and not moved by superficial manifestations, I did not have any problems. I would offer salvation to sentient beings in a righteous manner.
I feel that Dafa practitioners are blessed to be able to save sentient beings. This is because we are fulfilling our historic vows and establishing our mighty virtue. During cultivation, regardless of how many tribulations we encounter, how much hardship we have suffered, or how much material gain we have lost, all this is minute in comparison with what Master has given us. We can only be diligent and do the three things Dafa practitioners should do.