Minghui Fahui | New Practitioner | Let Every Falun Dafa Flier and Brochure Save Someone
Greetings, esteemed Master, and greetings, fellow practitioners.
I am a new practitioner. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities held me in a forced labor camp for appealing to the government. I was fortunate to meet Falun Dafa practitioners there, which provided me with the impetus to step on the cultivation path.
I was born in a village. My parents and I appealed to different government offices from the time I was a teenager because of my older brother's wrongful death. In time, I alone shouldered the responsibility of appealing for my brother for the past more than 30 years. The CCP, however, is not in the habit of doling out justice. In the end, the local government spent 100,000 yuan to “re-educate” me in a brainwashing camp, claiming that I was “destabilizing” society. Now I am in my 50s. I did not get married because I was always appealing and therefore I'm alone. I came down with all kinds of illnesses because of the way I was treated by the CCP. I was in so much pain mentally and physically and just counting the days until I died.
Distributing Falun Dafa Materials to Predestined People
Now I have Teacher, Falun Dafa, and practitioners, and I am happy. Compassionate and magnificent Teacher saved my life just when I needed it the most. No words can express my gratitude towards Teacher. I can only do the three things well.
With fellow practitioners' help, I began to distribute truth clarification materials. In the beginning, no one wanted to take the fliers, and people humiliated me. A practitioner told me that I must study the Fa well before I could save people. I sat down to study Zhuan Falun three chapters a day for over a month. Then I went out to distribute fliers again.
At first I posted fliers on people's doors and left them on the handles of cars. I soon noticed that they had been thrown out of the buildings and cars. I felt terrible. How could they throw away such precious information?
The 610 Office, to prevent people from learning the facts about Falun Dafa by reading the brochures, hired people to collect and destroy them. The 610 Office ordered these people who did not know the truth about Dafa to commit a crime against Falun Dafa and waste precious resources. I wanted to stop this interference so that each flier could save someone. The only way to do it was to clarify the truth and give the fliers to people face to face. Though it was more risky, it ensured that the fliers were delivered into the hands of those that had a predestined relationship with Dafa. As long as I act and think righteously and do things rationally with wisdom, Teacher will protect me and the evil will not dare to persecute me. I decided to clarify the truth face to face.
Doing What a Practitioner Is Supposed to Do
Other practitioners supported my decision. They helped me prepare materials and shared with me their experiences. With their help, after a while, I learned how to do talk to people about Falun Dafa. I'm doing five things well. First, I study the Fa well. Teacher said:
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive out interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Being a new practitioner, I have to study the Fa more so that the fliers I distribute have the power to save people. I study two to three chapters of Zhuan Falun each day. If I have more time, I study Teacher's other articles. Second, I send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil in other dimensions where I distribute my materials. This is to prevent the evil from interfering with people in that location learning the truth. Third, I ready the materials. Then I make sure that I am dressed appropriately. This is to give people a good first impression of a Dafa practitioner. Lastly, I always stand in front of Teacher's picture with my hands in the heshi position. I tell Teacher, “Your disciple is on her way to distribute Falun Dafa materials and save people. Please help me to approach those who are predestined.”
If I see a pedestrian, I offer him a brochure, smile, and say, “Friend, I wish you to be safe and free from catastrophes. Please take this brochure and read it. Knowing the truth is the only hope of being saved.” Most of the time people will take a flier, and some of them thank me several times. If someone doesn't want it, I smile and say a few words of blessing so that maybe next time he will gladly take one.
Some of them looked at the fliers I gave them and asked, “Aren't you worried about getting arrested?” I said, “No one is arresting anyone now. Even the police know the facts about Falun Dafa.” Many told me, “I've never seen a practitioner give out fliers like you do.” When I give out Shen Yun DVDs, I shout, “I am giving out DVDs of the best show in the world—Shen Yun Performing Arts! They are free, and I only have a limited quantity. Whoever gets to see it is lucky.”
Sometimes, I recite Teacher's poem,
“The curtain opens, and there is paradise
Deities, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, auspicious clouds
Grand instruments begin the divine music
Ribbons fluttering, heavenly maidens dance.” (“Watching Shen Yun” in Hong Yin)
Sometimes many ask for the DVD and I ran out of them quickly. A practitioner told me if I kept this up, 10,000 DVDs would not be enough.
“I Just Want to Save People”
I view things simplistically. I don't think of negative things, such as being arrested or reported, when I distribute fliers. I just want to save people. I have a lot of experience dealing with the Chinese authorities from petitioning with my parents for many years. I am not scared and am able to handle interference calmly. One time a man blocked my way and asked me if I was scared. I said I wasn't, and he asked me why not. I told him that I had great compassion to save people and I feared nothing. He nodded and let me through.
Once I gave brochures to two men. As I was leaving, one picked up his phone to report me to the police. He yelled at me, “Come back here! You are a Falun Gong practitioner.” I turned around, walked back smiling, and said, “Falun Gong is here to save you.” The other man stopped him and told me, “Sister, we are the police. He had a lot to drink today. Please don't listen to him. Leave quickly.” I was so happy for this kind policeman. I told him, “Thank you, sir. I wish you a great future.” I knew Master arranged for the one police officer to protect me.
Another time I gave fliers to a group of laborers. One of them did not want it and slandered Dafa with abusive language, keeping others from taking one. I remembered that Master talked about compassion. I looked him straight in the eye and said, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Eliminate the evil behind you.” He was taken aback and could not utter a word. The people around him quickly took the brochures.
In this evil environment, there are definitely interferences when we go to save people. I just remember that Master said that good things and bad things are all good things because we are Dafa practitioners. Interferences test us. I ignore interferences, hold no fear, and look within. I only think that I must do better next time. In the process of distributing materials, I found my attachments to fighting, zealotry, and achievement.
I learned how to clarify the truth with help from other practitioners. This year alone I gave thousands of people Shen Yun DVDs and all kinds of Falun Dafa brochures. I believe that Master made everything happen and protected me. I just move my mouth and legs. I want to work harder and better so I won't disappoint Master.