Righteous Thoughts Disintegrate the Persecution--Wasting No Time to Save Sentient Beings
Using Righteous Thoughts to Deny Illegal Imprisonment and Physical Persecution
I was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor in 2004, but my heart remained unmoved. As soon as I entered the labor camp, guards forced me to squat down for seven days and nights. As a result of the torture, my hands and feet became paralyzed, and my entire body trembled. A fellow practitioner brought me the new lecture, “Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,” where Master said,
“So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you—evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you. If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil’s persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil’s persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil’s interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa.”
I remembered clearly the one sentence Master said, “…just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts...” I asked myself what I should tell the evil forces. At that moment, Master displayed a sentence in my mind, “Sacrifice everything for the truth.” One day, the guards asked me if I could recite the rules of the labor camp. I replied, “I can sacrifice everything for the truth.” Upon hearing this, they fled. When the labor camp doctor conducted a physical check-up on me, he slapped my face. I told him, “I can sacrifice myself for the truth.” He also turned around and quickly walked away.
During the two years in the labor camp, I was tortured to disability, and my husband suffered a mental collapse. Due to family hardship, people from my work unit and the neighborhood association brought me home. Someone asked who would take care of me. I told them that I would be fine as long as I was home. I vomited every time I ate in the labor camp, but at home I did not vomit at all. I was in a wheelchair on the day I left the labor camp,. After I got home, I suddenly had severe angina and felt as if I could endure no more. I told my husband to purchase some medicine for me. He only mumbled something, and at that moment, I suddenly enlightened to the truth that everything was an illusion, and that I was not sick. After realizing this, I had successfully broken through the tribulation. From then on, no matter how I felt, regardless of the pain, I did my best to do household chores. My physical body improved quickly, and I knew then that my thoughts were critical. It was like what Master said, “When your character improves, your body really changes. When your character improves, the matter in your body definitely changes” (Zhuan Falun)
My feet were tortured so severely that I could not even wear slippers. I remembered the practitioner who was shot in Africa. His wound healed in three months. I knew that I would recover. One day, a car ran over my feet. I told myself repeatedly, “I will be fine,” although at that moment, I was in extreme pain. The driver was shocked, and the traffic officer was also scared. However, I was able to walk away. A miracle happened afterwards and my foot completely healed.
Wasting No Time To Save Sentient Beings
I lived in Shanghai two years ago to help babysit my grandson. During the Shanghai World Expo in 2009, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hired many people to work as public security officers on the streets. There were over two dozen police officers outside my residence, and it was difficult for me to help save people. I knew that it was my obligation to save more people, regardless of my environment. I found out that if I left my house earlier, I could avoid the security people. Thus I left my house at 5:00 a.m. Although it was very early, there were still many people outside. To encourage me, Master guided me to help six people to quit the party and its affiliated organizations. From then on, I often clarified the truth to people early in the morning.
My little grandson even knows to offer salvation to people. One day while he was crying, I asked him, “Shall we go out to save people?” Upon hearing that, he stopped crying immediately and said, “OK.” It was true that every time I took him outside to play, he really tried to help me find people with predestined relationships. One day, he ran toward two young people, so I followed him. I began talking, and helped them to quit the party. On another day, when we had just gone outside, he told me that the person ahead of us had a predestined relationship with us, “Grandma, he’s predestined with us. Catch up!” I looked at the direction he pointed, caught up with that person, and clarified the truth to him.
Together we have experienced many miracles, as well as some dangers. One day, as soon as we left my house, my grandson got separated from me because I was so focused on saving sentient beings. I asked Master to make my grandson wait for me at a designated spot, and when I came back, he was right there waiting for me. One day, I took him outside, but an older child bullied him and threw sand in his face. I told him, “Say it’s ok; it’s ok.” With tears in his eyes, he said, “It’s ok; it’s ok; it’s ok.” At that moment, a miracle occurred. I found out that there was only a little sand left underneath his eyes, but everything else was clean, and he was not hurt at all.
Clarifying the truth to save sentient beings has become a major part of my life. I feel heavy-hearted if I don't clarify the truth to people for a day. One rainy day, I told Master, “Master, I want to go out to help save sentient beings.” After that, I left, and saved a few people. On another day, as my grandson and I were waiting to cross the street, a person next to us was also waiting for the light to turn green. I spoke a few words, but then the light turned green, and he rode off on his bicycle. At that moment, I sent forth one thought, “I haven’t finished telling you the truth, so wait for me right there.” I then walked ahead and saw that the man was talking to someone on the phone. Hence, I got a second chance to clarify the truth, and also helped him to quit the party
Because I have the desire to help save sentient beings, Master arranges for me to meet people with whom I have predestined relationships. I had been thinking about a former classmate of mine, and one day I ran into her on the street. She told me that she seldom went to that part of town, but somehow she took the road that guided her there. I helped her to quit the party and later she took me to a class reunion, where I helped eleven former classmates to quit the party.
I have also made mistakes. Whether I do well or not all depends on my thoughts. When I first came to Shanghai, I met a person whose uncle was also a practitioner. Through him, I found other practitioners. One day, he told me, “Please take me out to clarify the truth to people, even if we aren’t successful.” That one thought interfered with us from saving anyone that day. From that incident, we both realized that good or bad outcomes all originate from ordinary human notions.
I was severely tortured while I was detained at the detention center. Therefore, when I was in Shanghai one day, I suddenly experienced a strong unreasonable fear. I remembered that a fellow practitioner had shared how he focused on eliminating his own problems. After that, I worked on eliminating my attachment of fear for forty minutes and saw that one substance had been cleared-out. It looked like a long worm. Suddenly I could feel that my environment had been cleansed. However, on my way back to my hometown, the attachment of fear resurfaced. I sent forth righteous thoughts for three hours to completely eliminate this fear. Once again, I felt that the sky was clear and my body was transparent. On the train home that day, I helped nine people to quit the party.
Holding Firmly to Every Single Thought--Cultivating Well to Eliminate Negative Thoughts
One day as soon as I went out, a bird dropping landed on me. Had I met this situation before, I would have given-up and returned home. I remembered that Master had told us to learn from the positive lessons, not the negative ones, and when I was able to do so, my thoughts influenced my environment. I persevered and helped seven people quit the party that day. Two days later, I tripped on a big dog and fell down. Immediately, I denied the negative thought and held on to one righteous thought instead. From that day forward, I began to cultivate in an upright manner. My life path had been changed to one of cultivation, and Master rearranged everything for me.
At one point my lumbar disc was in pain, and I became bed-bound. After I used righteous thoughts to deny it, the pain disappeared. I also remembered that once when I tried to reach out my hands to hold my grandchild, my feet suddenly became paralyzed. I knew the evil forces arranged it, so I denied it. After that, I stomped my foot and was able to walk again. Hence, in critical moments, we must safeguard our every thought.
Master has been protecting my entire cultivation path. Every step that I take is the result of my genuine trust and faith in Dafa. I hereby thank Master for giving me so much, and I thank fellow practitioners for helping me. I will be more diligent in the future and offer salvation to more sentient beings.