China Fahui | Urging People to Be Good
(Minghui.org) Greetings, esteemed Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I learned Falun Dafa in 1998. I always felt that I didn't do well and didn’t have much to say, so I missed out on nine Falun Dafa conferences. I felt that I should not miss it for the tenth time.
In the beginning of 2005, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) minions transferred me from a county-level position to one in a small town because I practice Falun Dafa. At first, the situation was pretty bad. Then I thought that I needed to take this opportunity to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa and urge people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I told everyone I met that I was persecuted and explained what had happened to me. I talked to whomever I met, including the captain of the Domestic Security Division of the county police department, the chief of the town police station, the county CCP director, the town mayor, as well as county clerks.
Youngsters called me “Old Tang,” meaning that I was like the Tang Monk who kept urging people to be good. Because I lived by Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, most people respected me, so explaining the facts about Falun Dafa became easier.
I read Hong Yin III and played Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs and Teacher’s lectures whenever I had the opportunity. One day a colleague asked me: “I believe what your Teacher said about being a good person, but how come you only repeat what he said and don’t seem to have your own thoughts? I want to hear your thoughts on the subject matter. Do you only know how to follow others blindly?”
I responded: “Could you develop a theory, write a book, and translate it into many different languages so that people worldwide could learn the practice? Isn’t this only possible for those who are enlightened? Would millions of people, including many high-level intellectuals, follow a person blindly? The Buddha Law is boundless. What Teacher teaches is the Buddha Law. My own thoughts are nothing.”
A few years passed. Those at work who were willing to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations did so. The rest either would not listen to what I said or had certain notions that prevented them from quitting the CCP; it was probably because I had not done well in explaining the facts. There were also some who were there to do negative things. Even so, I wanted to save them, too. They are also Teacher’s relatives. I could not push them away and let them do bad things.
The director of the town judicial bureau, the director of the general management division and the chairman of the town people’s assembly all interfered with my clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa. They assisted the police many times in misleading students in schools regarding Falun Dafa.
Once, a colleague cautioned me that my department was reporting me to the higher-ups. I thought, “Teacher wants me to save people in this area.” The fact that such a thing could happen meant that I had not done well. But this should not result in my being persecuted, so I became more diligent and sent forth righteous thoughts.
When I came to work the next day, I learned that computers in the town judicial bureau and the general management division had been stolen despite being guarded. People asked the county police department and 610 Office to investigate, and my fingerprints were taken. But, they could not frame me and concluded that it was done by someone from outside. I knew it was Teacher who protected me.
Later I told everyone the principle of “good would be rewarded with good, while doing evil would be met with retribution.” People seemed to understand, but continued doing wrong things.
Later, the director of the judicial bureau ran a red light and hit a motorcycle, killing the rider and injuring his partner. He ended up having to pay over a million yuan to the victims and incurred a huge debt for his family. Thereafter, he was more receptive when I told him about Falun Dafa. I saw a picture of Mao Zedong in his car, but he removed it after I told him that Mao had killed many people and it was not good for him to keep that in his car.
Before the CCP's 18th Congress, practitioners were arrested throughout the country. The director of the general management division and the chairman of the town people's assembly came to my office to check my notebook computer. I restarted it quickly and turned on a mode that hid everything related to Falun Dafa. They could not find anything. In the meantime, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind them and explained the facts about Dafa to them.
The assembly chairman called the police and had them take me to the police station. The chief of the police station and the captain of the county Domestic Security Division talked to me. The captain told me: “I know you are a good worker, but we have to do what we were told to.” He said that the assembly chairman had reported that I was urging people to quit the CCP.
The lower-level officials did not want to persecute practitioners, since they had understood the facts about Dafa.
“As I have always said, as Dafa disciples your historic missions are simply huge, with you shouldering the responsibility of saving sentient beings. So for sure there is a path that you will be able to walk through to completion. It is a path that has to meet the requirements, and only that way will the sentient beings of the cosmos admire you and not be able to interfere; will your path be free of problems; and will your journey go smoothly.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”)
Teacher also said:
“The evil specter behind the wicked Party has used people in this world to harm others. If those who live under the wicked Party’s rule can manage to see it for what it is, there is hope for them. Those who refuse to forsake it will disintegrate together with it in the mass elimination.” (“Stay Clearheaded”)
The assembly chairman soon came down with an illness and was near death. He lost all of his hair from chemotherapy and always wore a hat. He lost his chairmanship in the re-election this year. I had sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil behind him so that he could be saved in the future, but had not expected that he would face punishment so fast in this lifetime.
I told him: “I am trying to save you by asking you to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I am truly trying to be good to you. It is very dangerous for a person to not accept that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good and to continue to persecute practitioners. Not only can he lose his job, but also his life.”
Although he still has not quit the CCP, he listens to me carefully now when I tell him the facts about Dafa and no longer interferes with me.
Chief of Police Pretended to Be Sleeping at Village Meeting
As the “coordinating director” of the village association, the newly appointed police-station chief attended the association's re-election meeting. I was telling people the facts about Falun Dafa there, but then hesitated and thought of stopping, because I had never explained the facts about Dafa to him.
Two guys reported to the chief that I was speaking to people about Falun Dafa. The chief asked me why I did it. I thought that he was also a life to be saved. Perhaps he really came to hear the facts, so I needed to let him know about Dafa.
I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind him, while answering his questions. The situation changed as soon as my thoughts became righteous.
He asked me about the Tiananmen self-immolation incident, why I told people the facts about Falun Dafa, and so on. I calmly answered and also talked about the CCP's crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. As he listened, he leaned back and fell asleep. The two guys who had reported me asked an officer what was going on. The officer said, “The chief does not want to deal with the Falun Dafa matter, so he pretends to fall asleep.”
The town and village government officials all heard the facts about Dafa. A candidate for the village director said: “The CCP is hopeless. I want to be the first to quit the CCP.” Another candidate did not say anything. Although the one who quit the CCP wasn't doing well initially, in the end he won the election.
Receiving Good Fortune after Learning the Facts about Dafa
A manager of the town water department told me that he might be transferred to his hometown. The first thing he wanted to do was to fix the temples there, so that traditions could be restored. After arriving in his hometown, he talked to the people who had participated in destroying the temples and ancestors’ tombs during the Cultural Revolution.
He said: “We followed Mao Zedong in the past and did lots of bad things. Now most of us don’t do well and few have graduated from college. Ancestors can produce karma that harms the descendents. Now the evil party is collapsing. Everyone should quit it. I came back to rebuild the temples and hope that everyone will help me as part of their redemption for the crimes of being disrespectful to the divine.”
The two Party directors who had secretly protected me were promoted, as were the police chief and the other officer.
I gave a high-school music and dance teacher Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs over three consecutive years. She incorporated many techniques of the Chinese traditional dances into the dances that she developed, which was very well received. She was promoted to the Cultural House this year.
The wife of a village manager who had learned the facts about Dafa was accepted as a provincial prison official. Two village officials who had learned the facts about Dafa were also transferred to higher positions.
The husband of one of my wife's colleagues is a truck driver. He used to laugh at me when I told him about Dafa. He often said to me, “A guy is wasting his life if he doesn’t smoke.” Not long ago, he was found to have lung cancer. He had chemotherapy, and the doctor predicted that he had only two months left to live.
I told him when I visited him, “Now that the doctor cannot save you, do you want to read Zhuan Falun?” He said, “Sure.”
Alcohol and cigarettes used to be indispensable for him, but now he has quit smoking and drinking. He listens to Falun Dafa lectures daily. Although he has not formally become a practitioner, his health is already turning for the better. When he was tested again, they found that the tumor was now benign.
The Closer to the End, the More Diligent We Must Be
The closer it is to the end, the more the old forces and all negative factors scrutinize one’s thoughts and conduct. Anything not very righteous can bring about interferences or even cause one to stumble.
“That is why it's said that always cultivating as if you were just starting will surely result in achieving your ultimate rank.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference”)
Reflecting on how I did when I first learned Dafa and how diligent I was at the time, I feel that I need to work even harder now. The closer to the end, the narrower the path becomes and the higher the requirements for us. We need to be more diligent and righteous, and do what Teacher wants, so we can save more sentient beings.
No matter what, saving sentient beings is my highest aspiration. No matter how situations change, I will study the Fa well, look inward, be “... full of great aspirations while minding minor details” (“Sage” from Essentials for Further Advancement) , continue to do the three things well, and fulfill my prehistoric vows.
Thank you, Teacher! Thank you, fellow practitioners!