(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner from the countryside. I obtained the Fa in 1998, when I experienced the wonderful feeling of being free of illness. Let me give one example of Dafa's amazing benefits: After learning Dafa, I harvested peanuts from a field of over 10,000 square feet in the mountains. It took me less than a morning to finish it. At the same time, my neighbor and his father working together did not finish harvesting their smaller field. Before I practiced Falun Gong, it would have taken me over two days to finish such a large field. I also would have had back pain from the work. I know this change is due to Master's compassion to save sentient beings.
After July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to slander Falun Gong and Master nationwide. I thought it was terrible that it was forbidden to study such a good practice with such a good Master. Unfortunately, I had not studied much Fa, and did not understand much. Due to pressure and fear, I did not speak out for justice. Gradually I stopped my cultivation, which I regret more than anything in my life. I turned away from Master's compassionate salvation.
One morning in 2005, I was riding my bike to go shopping. When I got to a T-intersection, a young man riding a motorcycle hit my bike at a very fast speed. My bike went flying, and I fell in the middle of the road. My back hurt as if it was broken. I remembered what Master said in Zhuan Falun about the elderly Dafa practitioner who was knocked down by a car:
“That student slowly got up from the ground and said, “I’m alright, you can go now.” She brushed off the dirt, grabbed her husband, and left.” (Zhuan Falun)
It took a lot of effort to get up. The young man who rode the motorcycle and the bystanders were shaken and worried about me, and they wanted me to go to the hospital for a check up. I declined and said to the young man, "You can go now. Please be careful when you ride your motorcycle next time. I will not ask you for money." I pushed my bike, which now had a broken chain, home, while I suffered from severe back pain. My wife and children all complained that I did not go to the hospital for an X-ray. I said, “Don't worry. I will be alright.” Soon my back recovered, and I have never felt pain there again. At that time I had a feeling which is hard to explain, as if Master had not given up on me and was still protecting me. Otherwise I could have been disabled or died. After that, I thought of Dafa and Master from time to time.
In 2008, I went to the city to work. One time, on the way back from a supermarket, I met an elderly lady who told me about Falun Gong and encouraged me to quit the CCP. I was ashamed and told her that I had learned about Dafa before. I explained that I had not cultivated in recent years, but Dafa was still in my heart. She comforted me and said, “It is not too late to come back. Master is compassionate, and is waiting for you to come back!”
With this encouragement, Master brought me back to practice, so I could return to my true home. I was so happy that I could not sleep for several days. I often said to Master in tears: "Master, I'm back. You did not give up me even though I let you down."
My new friend, the elderly fellow practitioner often discussed with me how to do the three things well to keep up with the Fa-rectification's progress. She gave me Master's new articles, Minghui Weekly, as well as pamphlets and CDs. I knew that many fellow practitioners who made the truth-clarification materials lived a hard life under the evil persecution. I donated two hundred yuan for material production from my monthly wage of less than one thousand yuan. Then I gave my wage increase to the fellow practitioner. But she would not take it. She said I had my family in the countryside. My life is not easy, with both kids and parents to take care of. But I felt that I should give that money for Dafa's use.
I work as a gatekeeper at an apartment building on a twenty-four-hour shift. There is no opportunity for me to participate in a local group study. So I make strict demands on myself to study Zhuan Falun daily and Master's articles, using any possible chance. I read one lecture, sometimes three lectures a day. In 2009, I promised Master that I must read Zhuan Falun one hundred times. Then I started to memorize the Fa. At first, I memorized and recited one sentence after another, later, one paragraph after another. I cultivated with my celestial eye closed, but then one day I saw a scene with many Buddhas and gods while I was reciting the Fa. It was sacred and spectacular. I knew that Master was encouraging me to study the Fa well and clarify the truth to save people. Before, people did not listen to my truth clarification, nor did they want to quit the CCP. Now I had a thought from my heart: It would be great if I could save even one person. Master saw this thought.
Early the next morning, when it was not bright yet, a young man who lives in the apartment building walked into my office after his work shift. He sat down and would not leave. I said, “You should go back to rest after a whole night's work.” He said that he just wanted to have a chat with me.
I suddenly remembered that Master must have arranged this opportunity for me to clarify the truth. I should not miss it. When we talked about today's CCP corruption, he talked non-stop: “There is no good official. They abuse power for personal gain and lead a dissolute life, eating, drinking, visiting prostitutes and gambling. They take bribes for everything. We regular people suffer a lot.” I gave him the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and told him, “This is a wonderful book. It will help you understand what the CCP is.” Then I talked about Falun Dafa spreading around the world and the truth about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation. I told him that only quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations is a guarantee to be safe from the coming catastrophe. He listened very carefully with tears in his eyes. I asked him if he had ever joined the CCP. He said he only joined the Communist Youth League, and he agreed to use his real name to quit the Youth League. I told him he must remember "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." He said, “I will remember, thank you.” He left the duty room happily.
This young man was the first person who listened to my truth clarification. I know that it was arranged by Master. Master was encouraging me. That day, I do not know why, I cried a lot. I could not stop my tears whenever I thought of this. I knew this was my first step in saving people. I was going to be a real Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple.
Once, a girl asked me to help put up coat hooks. I could not find the right tools. Then I thought I should tell her the truth about Falun Gong. She listened very carefully, and was happy to quit the Youth League. After I finished, the necessary tools for the coat hooks miraculously appeared in front of us. Later this girl introduced her girlfriend to me to help her quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Her friend wrote down the names of five of her family members and said, “Uncle, trust me. I will tell my family to remember that Falun Dafa is good.” Later, I gave her some amulets. She was very happy.
Before, I could persuade one to five people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations per week. Now I can get five to thirteen people to quit. They include university professors, factory directors, managers, business owners, teachers, garbage collectors and rickshaw pullers. Everyone who lives in the apartment building has a predestined relationship with me. My boss also learned the truth, and he often comes to the duty room to watch Shen Yun DVDs.
During the holidays I go back to the countryside. My relatives, neighbors and village committee directors have all withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Wherever I go, I clarify the truth about Falun Gong. I treasure the materials that fellow practitioners have made. I hand out booklets and DVDs with great sincerity and reverence while clarifying the truth.
No matter how busy work is, I remember to send forth righteous thoughts four times a day. I do not leave out any one of them, not even the one at midnight. I look inward to find out my own problems when encountering any issues. With Master's protection I have been cultivating smoothly to this day.
One day in 2010 I put two small self-adhesive Falun Dafa posters on the glass window of my duty room. I thought that the many people passing by could see them. One day a security guard saw it, and asked me who put them there. I said I did. He took me to the police branch station. The police asked me whether I practiced Falun Gong. I said, “Yes. Falun Gong is really good." At that time I had a thought: I will say nothing if they ask me for further information. I will never betray Dafa and other practitioners. I was constantly reciting Master's Fa in my mind. Then he called my boss on the phone, and let me return to my office soon after. I knew Master was protecting me.
Afterwards I discussed with fellow practitioners, and understood that putting up the posters in my office was unwise. I learned the lesson. I will not give the evil an opportunity to interfere with me, and will walk well every step of cultivation.
Thanks to Master for His compassionate salvation! Thanks to my fellow practitioners for their selfless help. Heshi!