Minghui Fahui | Righteous or Unrighteous Spontaneous Thoughts Bring about Completely Different Consequences
Greetings, esteemed Master and greetings, fellow practitioners!
Despite the deadline for submitting articles for the 9th China Fahui on Minghui.org approaching fast, I was holding on to human attachments and just couldn't find a suitable subject. I reproached myself and felt ashamed, thinking that I just hadn't cultivated diligently. My mind was blank whenever I started to write the article. I was stressed out and thought that Falun Dafa opens a practitioner’s wisdom, so why couldn’t I write an article? I looked within trying to find my human attachments?
It suddenly hit me that I had an inferiority complex that was interfering with me. I was afraid of my article not being accepted. Isn’t this an attachment of pursuing results? Isn’t the attachment of pursuing results that of seeking rewards? Isn’t seeking rewards the pursuit of fame and gain and self-validation? I must let go of these attachments. I told myself that I had to write an article from a pure heart.
Recalling My Cultivation Experiences
Recalling my cultivation experiences over the past 14 years, I remembered countless stories, of which I will share a few. It is impossible to describe the magnificence of Falun Dafa cultivation. No words could express my gratitude towards Teacher’s compassionate savings. The following poem expresses my feelings:
“Buddha’s grace is boundless and gifts me with divine opportunity,
I must cultivate diligently, come to righteous understanding and spread Master’s grace.
Fa rectifies the cosmos and eliminates the evil,
Teacher protects me on my way up to heaven.”
As I became more mature in my cultivation and my xinxing improved, I began to understand the deeper meaning of Teacher’s Fa. Teacher said:
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master's Immense Grace Saved me From Being Injured
One day in June, I cooked a meal at my parents’ home, which is located in the countryside. They still are cooking on a wood-burning cook stove. About eight people were playing cards in a nearby room. I held a kettle with boiling water and tried clumsily to pour the water into a thermos. The boiling water spilled onto my right leg. Immediately, I felt excruciating pain. At that moment, I shouted, “Master, Master Li Hongzhi, please rescue your disciple!” After shouting Teacher’s name, I stepped forward, ignoring the pain. I said in my mind, “A Dafa disciple is controlled by his or her divine side. I will walk and bear the pain.” I kept on walking and about one hour later my pain receded. I looked at myself and found that apart from some blisters on my foot and leg, only some redness where I was touched by the scalding water.
Although the pain had lessened, it was still more than an average person could endure. I clenched my teeth and kept on doing what I had planned. I cooked a good meal for our guests, cleaned the dishes and made tea. Then, I went to my room, sat in meditation and sent righteous thoughts for a long time. At night I practiced the exercises with practitioners. My leg and foot were no longer as painful.
Dafa has miraculous powers! There was no inflammation. The next day I went out to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. On the third day I went by bicycle to a village that was 20 kilometers away for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. On the fifth day those blisters turned soft and black. I used a needle to open them while telling my relatives and neighbors about being doused with scalding hot water.
Everyone was surprised and amazed by the miracle. They said, “Falun Dafa is good!” I was grateful to Teacher. Teacher has been protecting me at all times and allowed me to witness over and over again the super normal power of Falun Dafa.
Escape from the Police Station within Approximately Three Hours after Arrest
In early 2012, around 4:00 p.m,, I was arrested by two policemen and taken to a police station when I was telling people the facts about Falun Dafa. I was very sad because both were only about 20 years old. They were still kids in my eyes, but they harmed practitioners because of not knowing the facts about Falun Dafa. I said in my mind, “I will not allow the old forces to manipulate them to commit crimes against Falun Dafa and as a result lose the opportunity to be saved!” I calmed down and shouted the nine words that the evil was most afraid of, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I was interrogated. I refused to cooperate and kept clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa.
About two hours later, another policeman arrived. He tried to handcuff me but I could slip my hand out easily. I erected my right palm and started sending righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil elements manipulating the police. I did not allow the old forces to persecute me, using any excuse. I said in my mind, “You must release me unconditionally! Teacher, please strengthen me!”
The policeman who handcuffed me saw my erected palm. He said, “Handcuff her and take her to another cell! Let’s the three of us take turns and monitor her!” When being moved to another cell, I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” The policeman slapped my face several times and put a piece of cloth into my mouth. I talked to him compassionately, “I do not blame you for treating me this way because you do not know the facts about Falun Dafa. You were deceived by the misleading propaganda. You don’t know that practitioners are the best people in the world and the sole hope for sentient beings being saved. Though you are not my son, I am using the same love and compassion to awaken you as I do for my son! If you treat practitioners kindly, it’s equivalent to cherishing your own life.” Then I continued to shout, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” Gradually the two policemen who arrested me changed their attitude and started to smile and the policeman who handcuffed me looked at the amulets.
I wished that these policemen could be saved by understanding the facts about Falun Dafa! I recited Lunyu, the introduction in the book Zhuan Falun three times. At approximately 7:00 p.m. another policeman arrived. In the past, I had told him the facts about Falun Dafa and helped him quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. He was very calm and said, “Two of you come with me to get evidence.” I thought, “It’s night now. Where could they find any evidence? Teacher is telling me to escape?”
A righteous or unrighteous thought results in two different consequences. I said to Teacher from deep within my heart, “Teacher, it’s time for your disciple to return home.” I talked to the policeman who carefully listened to my reciting Lunyu, “Please open the handcuff so I can go to the restroom.” He didn’t hesitate and released me immediately. One of the restroom windows lacked a steel bar, so I could escape through that window. I returned home within about three hours of being arrested.
At home I sent righteous thoughts to negate completely the arrangement by the old forces and asked Teacher to support my efforts.
The next day, remembering the prior day's arrest, I wondered, “Should I stay at home or become homeless?” I talked it over with my husband, who is also a practitioner, and I said “I will not leave. I will study the Fa and send righteous thoughts! Nobody dares to harm me!”
“When great is the ordeal, keep steadfast
The will to be diligent never bowed.” (“Steadfast” from Hong Yin II)
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide.” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin II)
When facing danger, if a practitioner can be steadfast and trust Teacher, he/she will definitely witness the mighty power of Falun Dafa!
Five days later I again did the three things and resumed cooperating with practitioners, just as I if had never been arrested.
Clarifying the Facts to Police and CCP Officials
I would like to share with fellow practitioners how I clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to police and officials of the Political and Judiciary Committee.
When explaining the truth, I rarely use the title of the officials. I believe that this weakens any arrogance and conceit they might feel because of their position. I talk to them kindly and listen to what they have to say. In the end, I persuade them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations with just a few sentences. Most of them have surfed the web daily and have read the facts about Falun Dafa and the “three quits, making it easier to persuade them.
One time a police instructor came with three policemen to ransack my home. I was calm and said to Teacher in my heart, “Teacher, your disciple wants to save them. Please strengthen me!” I asked the instructor to take a seat and offered a cup of tea. I asked him for his name in a very composed manner and treated him kindly
I said, “Xiao X, How are you? I am so glad that you have come to visit.” Then, I pointed at the other three policemen who came to ransack my home and said, “Though this kind of visit is a little awkward, I still feel that we have a predestined relationship. I feel we have known each other for a long time. Do you have the same feeling?!” At the same time I repeated in my mind the words Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good and sent righteous thoughts. Then, he nodded and smiled and I knew that it was time to give him several amulets and said, “These amulets are for you, your relatives and friends. However, you have to remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He nodded again and again and then put the amulets into his bag.
At this moment the three policemen stopped ransacking my home and came over to him. He said, “Let’s go back.” We shook hands to bid farewell. On the following day I visited him at his office and said, “Yesterday I didn't tell you the importance of quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations by using an assumed name.” He agreed and another life was saved.
Another time I happened to be on the same bus as four officials from the Political and Judiciary Committee. During the more than three hour drive I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to them, including why the Communist regime initiated the cruel persecution of Falun Dafa, why practitioners risk their lives to tell people about Falun Dafa, why heaven is annihilating the CCP and how to survive by quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They asked questions and before the end of the journey one of them said, “Please help us quit the CCP!”
One time I took the same bus with a person from another province to the provincial capital. I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa for more than two hours. He didn't say a word, but listened attentively. Finally, when we had almost reached our destination, he said, “Did you know that I am the director of xx Province 610 Office? Thank you for telling me so much information. Please help me quit the CCP by using a nick name.” He also told me his last name.
I have clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to the officials who persecuted me and other practitioners, including officials from the 610 Office, police station, detention center and labor camp. I successfully persuaded them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations with just a few well-placed sentences. They not only stopped persecuting Falun Dafa, but also resigned from their positions. Some of them told people “Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa disciples are good.” Some quietly helped practitioners and protected them. Their choices greatly inspired me to be more diligent in my cultivation.
Most of the Chinese police officers are deeply poisoned by the CCP culture and education, especially those working in the 610 Offices, domestic security divisions, political and judiciary committees, police stations, labor camps and prisons. They were manipulated by the Communist regime into persecuting practitioners and would become the scapegoats when needed. How could we hate these innocent lives? How could we ignore them when their lives are in danger?
We must approach the people, use our true compassion, value their lives, regard them as ordinary people and friends, and guide them to the righteous path by using practitioners’ noble qualities. Meanwhile, we should let them see practitioners' moral values, selflessness and perseverance. We must touch their hearts, let them feel a practitioner's compassion, warn them and make them understand the facts so that they can make the right choice, and in the end quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Thank you, Master for guiding me. I will definitely persist in saving more people.