When Disciples Have Ample Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) I am a 62-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. I started practicing in April 1999. The chronic headache I'd suffered from disappeared the very first day I watched Master's video lectures. A few months later, the persecution began. I didn't waver in my belief, because I knew that Falun Dafa was the truth that I'd been pursuing throughout my life. Our public Fa study site couldn't exist any longer, but I established one at my home. Under Master's care, I have been able to continue my cultivation without disturbance.
During the early period of our work to end the persecution, I received truth-clarification materials from fellow practitioners and distributed them daily. When police destroyed the large truth-clarification materials production site, I found a smaller site, got limited copies of materials, then made copies myself. After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was released in 2004, the smaller site couldn't handle the huge demand for materials, so I took on the responsibility for producing copies of the Nine Commentaries . Making these booklets required some time, and I was able to make 30 to 40 copies a day. I enjoyed the work even though it was a heavy load. By 2007, home production sites were everywhere, including one at our Fa-study group. I brought our homemade CDs, booklets and amulets to the market, where I explained the facts about Falun Gong to people face to face and helped them quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
Though our truth-clarification activities went smoothly, dangerous situations did occur. The following three incidents were the most unforgettable, and proved Teacher's words: “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide.” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Ying II)
I went to distribute brochures on December 19, 2006 with a fellow practitioner in a village close to the local 610 Office. I saw a car parked along the road with two people inside. I gave a copy of the Nine Commentaries to one of them and asked them to read it. A moment later, I heard someone shouting from behind, telling us to stop. One of the people from the car snatched our bag and said, “Don't you have anything else to do? You get income from the Communist Party, but work against the Party!” He tried to push us together to take a picture. We refused to cooperate and sent righteous thoughts. He wasn't able to take a picture, so he forced us into an office building and tried taking our picture. We again sent righteous thoughts and asked Master to help us. He still couldn't take the picture or get our names. Seeing how uncooperative we were, he took us to an official's office. We continued sending righteous thoughts, eliminating the evil factors that were affecting the official. He calmed down, and we started explaining the facts about Falun Gong. He seemed to have a good understanding, and said, “You two have to leave quickly. The person who brought you in reported you to the police.” We told him before we left, “Tell your family about Falun Dafa. Those who know these facts will be blessed.”
We left the residential area and walked through the fields; we were so compelled to exclaim, “Falun Dafa is great! Thank you, Master!” It was close to noon, so we sent righteous thoughts close to the 610 Office. We felt the powerful energy. It's hard to imagine the consequences possible without Master's compassionate protection.
One night, I went to a village with two fellow practitioners in order to post Falun Dafa banners. A young man reported us to the head of the village, who then detained one fellow practitioner. This practitioner explained the facts about Falun Gong to the village head, how the Communist Party persecuted innocent practitioners, and the purpose of our truth-clarification. Master's compassion and the practitioner's righteous thoughts affected the village head. He said, “You have to leave right away. The young man reported you to the police. I will walk you safely out of the village.” We left and distributed the rest of the materials in two other villages.
One rainy day in January 2009, fellow practitioner Ma and I rode a motorbike to deliver a huge bag of truth-clarification materials to Ma's sister, who lived 14 miles away. Following the 6:00 p.m. global time for sending righteous thoughts, we decided to distribute some materials. As I walked out the door, I tripped and fell heavily on the steps. My foot hurt so much that I couldn't get up. I realized immediately that this was interference from the old forces. I am Master's disciple, and shouldn't recognize the interference or persecution, so I pressed my hands in front of my chest (heshi posture) and asked Master for help. Then, I was able to get up slowly and walk for more than two hours distributing brochures. Ma took me back home that night. I took off my shoe and saw that my foot had turned black from ankle to toe. My family was shocked to see how terrible it was, and insisted on applying an herbal mixture to my foot. I told them that I didn't need it. I studied the Fa at home for 11 days, and my foot recovered completely. My family witnessed the power of Dafa and became even more supportive of my work of validating the Fa.
My experiences have proven again and again, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide.” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Ying II) Nothing is too difficult to overcome, as long as I keep strong faith in Dafa and Master. Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!