In My Eyes, They Are All Sentient Beings Waiting to Be Saved
(Minghui.org) I am an elderly Falun Dafa practitioner from a rural area. Even when I was young I suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and had to wear cotton-padded trousers in June. After I married, I developed diabetes and nephritis. After my husband passed away, I was under a lot of pressure and was so weak that I could only lie in bed. In October 1996, a neighbor invited me to watch Master Li's video lecture with her. That night, Master purified my body and without my being aware of it all my diseases disappeared. I am 74 this year but I can walk faster than young people.
No resentment or hatred when waiting on my mother-in-law
I married into my husband's family when I was 25 but my in-laws did not like me. Because my mother-in-law was healthy after my father-in-law passed away, my sister-in-law took her mother to her home to help with the housework. When my mother-in-law became sick and wasn't able to take care of herself, my sister-in-law refused to care for her and told me to take her to my home. At that time, I had already obtained the Fa and followed the principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. I was able to restrain myself from complaining and I calmly took her home. As she was unable to feed herself, I fed her three meals every day. When she soiled herself, I cleaned up for her.
After the CCP started persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, two people came to my house and I asked them, “Are you here to study the Fa? I am looking for someone to study the Fa with me but I can't find anyone.” They said, “We came here to tell people to stop studying the Fa. If someone asks you to study the Fa, you say that you no longer study or practice Falun Gong.” I said, “How can I not study the Fa!” As soon as I said this, they left.
Later, the police came to my house intending to put me into a brainwashing center. My mother-in-law cried and asked, “Who is going to take care of me if they take you away?” I told her, “Rest assured, I'm not going to any brainwashing center.” I went to the village office and told them how I had benefited from Dafa. Later, a village committee official said, “Go home quickly and take care of your mother-in-law.” The brainwashing center did not look for me again and till the end of her life I waited on my mother-in-law.
Confidently delivering truth-clarifying materials to people
In 2001, I went to my third son's house in the county's downtown to look after my grandchildren. At that time, due to my limited education, I could not read all the words in Zhuan Falun. Whenever there were words that I could not recognize, my daughter-in-law helped me. I kept studying the Fa and following the Fa's requirement to cultivate solidly.
Not long after I came to my son's house, under Master's arrangement, I contacted a practitioner and was given truth-clarifying materials. I knew that the materials did not come easily. I greatly cherished them and was reluctant to distribute them. I would only hand them out face-to-face, while talking to people. I told them, “I'm bringing you a blessing so you can be healthy.” Most of the people I talked to happily accepted the materials. After some had taken the materials, they would say “This is very good”, while others thanked me. I did not have any attachment of fear when I distributed the materials on the streets.
In 2003, I went back home and often walked to places miles away from my home to save sentient beings. During the process of walking, I handed the materials to whomever I encountered. I often stayed overnight at practitioners' homes and participated in the group Fa study. I went out to distribute materials during the day. When I delivered the materials I was not afraid and had no concerns.
Marketplaces several miles around are the best places to distribute the truth-clarifying materials. Whenever a market event is held, I carry a bag of materials. Because I frequently handed out materials, the people at the marketplace already knew me. Sometimes, as soon as I stepped into a marketplace, they surrounded me and asked me for the latest CDs and materials. Some asked for more than one, saying that they wanted to give one to their relatives and friends. Sometimes, when I gave a CD to one person, people around us would come over and also ask for one. A bag of materials was quickly distributed in a short while.
Over the last few years, I have usually walked several miles to distribute materials to nearby villages. No matter how far I walked, I did not feel tired. My whole body always felt relaxed and when I walked very fast, young people could not catch up with me.
Compassionate care from Master
Once, when I hurried to a marketplace to distribute the materials, I saw two people standing at the road junction and I gave the materials to one of them. I asked him, “Have you joined the CCP or its affiliates? If so, withdraw and be safe.” When I looked up, I saw that the other person was taking a photo of me. I said to him, “I'm not afraid of you taking a photo of me.” I asked him, “Do you want the materials also?” He said, “Give one to me.”
When I reached the marketplace, a fellow practitioner told me, “Someone is following you.” I told the practitioner to quickly send forth righteous thoughts for me and I continued to distribute the materials. I walked back after I finished distributing the materials. On the way back, I met my son and let my son take a look at the groceries that I bought. After I left, the plainclothes policeman stopped my son and asked him, “What did that person give you?” My son said I did not give him anything. That plainclothes officer spoke on the phone, “Hurry up and catch her. She's heading your way.” My son knew that some people were trying to catch me and quickly phoned his brother-in-law to bring me home. His brother-in-law came on his motorcycle and we rode away quickly. When we reached a big steep slope, we were unable to drive up and I got off.
I walked to a side road and hid my bag. Those people who were chasing me were left far behind. I did not feel frightened at all and ignored them as I continued to walk. Before I reached home, I heard dogs barking, and I knew that those people had entered my home. My daughter-in-law was at the crossroads waving to me and stopped me from going home. However, the evildoing officers followed her and saw me. They chased after me and I ran into a corn field. I lay down and could hear them talking. When I no longer heard any voices, I stepped out of the corn field and went to my relative's house. There are dangers everywhere but Master protects me.
After staying at my relative's house for more than twenty days, I went home. Fellow practitioners asked me not to go to the marketplaces and also to be careful. However, I still wanted to go to the marketplaces to save people, hence I took the materials and went there. On the way, I met a man who said, “You still dare to go to the marketplace? They wanted to arrest you the last time but couldn't.” I was slightly swayed and was thinking of not going anymore. Another person said, “You can go to the marketplace. Nothing will happen.” I thought that this was Master using the person's mouth to enlighten me so I wouldn't have the attachment of fear. Thus I went to the marketplace calmly and kept handing out materials.
One morning in May 2011, I went to a neighboring county to distribute the materials. I saw two rows of cars neatly lined up and went to put the truth-clarifying materials on them one by one. While I was distributing, two people grabbed me and I shouted loudly, “Falun Dafa is good” and did not co-operate with them. When they lifted me off the ground and tried to put me into a vehicle, I put my foot on the door. They were unable to get me into the car and one of them had to pull my leg in. After getting into the car, they held my arms and strained to keep my head down as they drove to the local police station.
When we reached the police station, I refused to get out. They lifted me and carried me inside. When they wanted to take a photo, I refused to co-operate and thought to myself that they cannot succeed in taking a photo. When one officer was making a call, I thought, “Do not let his call go through,” and the call really was unable to get through. I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” and these officers took my truth-clarifying materials and started reading.
One officer said to me, “You ask people to quit the CCP. Isn't this opposing the CCP?” I said, “Withdrawing helps you be safe. Quitting the CCP and its related organizations is saving people.” I told him that a “Hidden words stone” was found in Zhangbu township in Guizhou. A crack that formed 500 years ago in a megalith revealed six characters, 'The Chinese Communist Party Collapses.' I said, “If you do not believe me, we can take a look together.” That officer asked where my home was and said he wanted to send me home. I said, “No need. Just take me back to where you arrested me.”
Later, an officer asked me to teach him how to practice the exercises and I demonstrated for him. Finally, all these young officers used both hands to Heshi to me and thanked me. The next morning, they let me out. Under the compassionate care of Master, I returned home safely.
In the autumn of 2009, officials harassed and arrested practitioners in the county. People from the 610 Office found the village party secretary and wanted to send me to the brainwashing center. The secretary said, “Why do you want to take her there? You are looking for trouble if you take her there.” After listening to the village secretary, those people gave up on taking me.
A few days later, some strangers came to my house while I was cleaning. They said, “You're cleaning? How old are you and your body is still sturdy.” I knew that they were regime agents and I locked the door when they were not paying attention. They told me to open the door and let them take a look inside. I refused. They looked in from under the door and said while looking at Master's photo, “What are you learning?” I said, “I am learning the Buddha Fa.” They left upon hearing this.
In my eyes, they are all sentient beings
Oftentimes, I would encounter police and people from the 610 Office when giving out materials, but I was not moved. No matter what roles they are playing in this world, they came here for the Fa. In my eyes, they are sentient beings that need to be saved.
Once, I was giving out materials in a bookstore. As soon as they received the materials, people started reading them. However, one of them kept the materials and said to me, “How dare you give me these materials? I'm from the police department.” I said, “People who work for the police department need to be saved too. You will have blessings when you read them. No matter who you are, you need a future.” The man was silent.
Once, I gave the materials someone who then asked, “Do you know who am I? I'm from the 610 Office and I'm in charge of this area!” I said, “You will have blessings when you read this.” He said, “Quickly leave.”
Once, I met a soldier who was in his forties or fifties. He said, “I'm in charge here. I will arrest you and send you to the police.” I said, “You'll be committing a crime if you arrest me. Heaven is going to eliminate the CCP. You cannot commit crimes against Dafa.” He became silent.
Sentient beings that are supposed to be saved today need to be saved today
Once, I went to my son's house in the city and met two practitioners. They invited me to stay for one night and exchange experiences with other practitioners. I declined their kindness and said, “There are still truth-clarifying materials in my home. I need to save sentient beings.” One practitioner said, “Leave them there. Will it make any difference if you distribute them after returning home?” I said to the practitioner, “This will not do. Sentient beings that are supposed to be saved today need to be saved today.”
Master said, “Those who were originally meant to have been saved last year [by Shen Yun, but didn’t go], have lost the opportunity forever. That’s because Fa-rectification is unceasingly forging ahead, step by step, and when it arrives at one cosmic plane it is time for that level of people; when it reaches a certain heavenly kingdom above, or a certain layer of cosmic body, it is time for that group of people to come see [the show], and next time around [when Shen Yun performs], that seat will belong to someone else. Do you realize how many lives have been lost?! Do you know how I feel when I see those empty seats in the theater?” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa”)
The practitioner was also deeply moved and did not insist that I stay anymore.
During these few years of saving sentient beings while negating the persecution, I would not hold onto the materials because they are to save people. Holding onto the materials is also wasting the resources in saving sentient beings. When I found materials in practitioners' houses that had been held, I would take them because I knew that the materials are very precious. I would greatly cherish and mix them with recent materials before distributing. Some practitioners would give me the materials as they did not dare to distribute them. I would distribute the amount of materials that I had and would never feel that I had too many.
I was beaten by my daughter-in-law because I felt uneasy
One morning in the autumn of 2008, my eldest son called me over to his house for a meal. At that time, I was sending forth righteous thoughts at six in the morning, thus I did not hurry over. My eldest son called me twice before I reached his home. His wife started scolding me before I even sat down.
Listening to her, I felt uneasy. She almost pushed me down, then she hit me with her fists. After I was knocked to the ground, she hit me while riding on me and I was knocked out. After regaining consciousness, I grabbed her trousers, hoping that she would pull me up. Instead, I tore her trousers. She complained to my son, saying that I scolded and hit her. When my eldest son heard this, he started reproving me and saying that I hit his wife. After he saw that I did not get up, he quickly pulled me up. My daughter-in-law slapped my mouth and my face was turning black and blue from the slapping. My son said, “You injured my mother. How much will we have to pay for her medical treatment?!” and he pulled her away.
Looking back, my daughter-in-law hit me because of my human attachments: attachments of feeling uneasy and unwillingness to let others criticize me.
Revered Master has borne tremendous difficulty to extend the time for us to save sentient beings. I did not dare to neglect one moment. I must save and save sentient beings and save more sentient beings! Once again, I thank Master for his compassionate salvation.