(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners should let go of all attachments including the attachment to life and death. Master said,
“Grand talk counts for naught when it comes to life and death,
Actions reveal what is true.”
(“The Knowing Heart” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Not being attached to life or death is easy to say, but hard to do with righteous thoughts when facing tribulations.
The guards at the jail hung me by my handcuffs for several days and nights. I was given nothing to eat or drink for over ten days, and tortured until I passed out several times. But my thoughts were firm: Dafa is good, Master is great, and we practitioners did nothing wrong by being good people. No matter how hard the guards tried, they could not change my belief. Dafa practitioners may look like everyday people, but what we have in our minds are firm righteous thoughts that nothing can shake, which scare the evil away.
I was 60 years old, and lived in a rural area. I had never attended school, so I could hardly read. I lived in a remote mountainous area. Few practitioners live in this area, and there was no Fa study group, so it was extremely hard for me to study the Fa. I later heard that Master’s lectures were available on MP3 audio players, so I asked another practitioner to buy one for me. I could then listen to Master’s lectures, which helped me improve my cultivation. I fell down many times on my cultivation path over the past ten years, and I suffered a lot. However I got though the ordeals with my strong belief in Master and the Fa. I deeply realize that my life was granted by Master.
A Large Tree Fell On Me
Our house needed to be repaired and we needed wood to do it. My husband and I went to a nearby hill to chop down a big tree. When we chopped it down, it fell down on top of me. The force of the falling tree pushed me down the hill, and I immediately passed out. After a long time I finally came to and saw a large pool of blood around me.
My husband was sobbing. He was afraid that I would die. He wanted to find someone who could carry me to the hospital. I said, “Don’t bother, I will be fine. No need to worry. I'll walk home.” I then tried to sit up but couldn't. Once I sat up, I immediately fell down, limp. My husband saw it and still wanted to look for someone to carry me. I thought, "I cannot allow the evil to persecute me. I am a Dafa practitioner, I only allow Master to arrange my life, not the evil. I have to walk home normally."
I once again stopped my husband who was attempting to help me. I tried my best to stand up and walked home step by step. My husband was afraid that I might fall down, so he went along with me closely by my side.
On the way home, one part of the path was so narrow that only one person could pass at a time. Along the road the rice fields were full if water. I could hardly open my eyes. I thought of nothing and closed my eyes to follow the path. Whenever I recall this, I find it quite incredible.
After arriving home I lay in bed. I was in severe pain, but I told my husband, “Don’t let anyone know about my accident, especially our friends and relatives. I just want to avoid having them worry about me.” During the next ten days or so, I didn't utter a single sound, even though the pain was incredible. I did not want my family to worry about me. My elder brother who shares the same house with us did not acknowledge my accident. A month later, my body had mended and I was back to normal.
I got through this huge ordeal with my firm belief in Master and the Fa. Here, I once again thank Master for protecting me. Without Master’s protection, I would have nothing. As a result I more deeply understood the meaning of Master's words,
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide”
(“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
Do One's Best to Save People
By studying the Fa, I increasingly feel that there is less and less time for us to save people. The practitioners in my area seemed to have an attachment of fear, and they did not handle the three things very well. I felt a huge responsibility to spread the truth. I often distributed truth clarification materials, Shen Yun DVDs, and Dafa amulets to clarify the truth door to door in various villages. After a lengthy period of time, over 2000 people in my village, except for one Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member who is still hesitating, have quit the wicked CCP.
In order to help more people quit the CCP, I bought a motorcycle last February in spite of my age. I planned to ride the motorcycle to travel further to save people. While I was learning to ride it, I accidentally broke my arm. My arm was swollen so badly that I could not even wear my regular clothes. I realized that this was the old forces interfering with me. They were afraid that I would continue to save sentient beings. I was thinking, "Dafa practitioners are saving people and therefore should not be interfered with by the old forces. They have no right to interfere. As long as I do this work with righteous thoughts nothing can stop me." I handed out more materials than ever before. One of my hands was injured in the accident, so I used the other hand to work in the field and plant seeds. I did not delay my family’s farm work. A month later my arm was healed.
As long as we stick to righteous thoughts and actions, the Fa will grant us wisdom. Over the course of two years, I, along with my husband, who is also a Falun Gong practitioner, convinced nearly thirty village CCP secretaries to quit the CCP. One secretary was deeply deceived by the evil CCP. My husband and I talked to him several times, but he just kept hesitating. I once asked him to write down his name for me and he did. I took the piece of paper with his name on it and I said smiling, “You gave me your name--that means you are allowing me to help you to quit the CCP, aren’t you?” He laughed and finally agreed.
I found that it is truly difficult to save a person, because some people are tightly controlled by the evil. But as long as Dafa practitioners put a lot of effort into this work, there are always ways to accomplish the task. One village Party secretary never listened to my truth clarification or took any of my materials, and even ignored me whenever I met him on the road. I kept thinking about how to save such a person. I suddenly remembered that during the last Spring Festival, my daughter brought back a box of expensive chocolates for me. I had been reluctant to eat them due to the high price. This time I put the truth clarification materials into the chocolate box and took it to his house. This time he happily accepted it.
The next day when I went to his house and did not need to exert much effort to convince both him and his wife to quit the CCP. As long as we are considerate of others and do not stir up their bad sides, we are able to find ways to save more people.
The above are my cultivation experiences. Please kindly point out any shortcomings.