China Fahui | “They Truly Care about Us!”
(Minghui.org) Greetings, revered and compassionate Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners around the world!
The temperature remained at over 39 degrees Celsius (about 102° F) much of last summer. A group of practitioners and I went to a remote village to clarify the truth during this time.
Upon stepping out of the car, I felt as if I had stepped into a super-hot iron wok. My entire body was burning from the heat. We looked around and saw no one in the fields. A practitioner and I then visited the households in the village one by one.
“They Truly Care about Us”
We saw an open door, and a young couple about 30 years old were sitting inside the home. I entered with a smile, and said, “Hello.”
“What are you doing here?” the woman said with a poker face.
“We have come to bring you the truth and blessings. Do you know about Falun Gong?”
The couple were not friendly, and tried to drive us away, “This is going to bring us trouble! How dare you come in and talk about that in our home!” They refused to listen and starting pushing us out.
I stood at the door and said, “The truth of Falun Gong will bring you safety. We truly care about you.” The woman said, “Talk about it somewhere else.” The man was even going to report us to the police.
I asked Master for help so that the man couldn't reach anyone on his call. Fellow practitioners also helped send righteous thoughts at the same time. The call didn't connect. The man slammed the door shut.
We reminded each other, “Let's look within and find our attachments. We must eliminate any impure thoughts we harbor, which caused them to not listen to us.” We also asked for Master's help so that predestined sentient beings would not miss their opportunity for salvation.
We turned and saw three people chatting on the front porch of a nearby house. Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts. I smiled at them and said, “Hello.”
A man who looked like he was in his sixties came out of the house. I said to him, “Hello. We have come to bring you the truth and blessings of Falun Dafa.” He offered us two bowls of cold water and asked us to sit down.
I started by talking about what Falun Gong was, and its health benefits. I covered why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was persecuting Falun Gong, the staged self-immolation, cases of karmic retribution toward perpetrators of the persecution, and examples of rewards received by people who quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
They listened attentively, and agreed to quit the CCP organizations. I gave them our homemade truth-clarification pamphlets, DVDs of Shen Yun Performing Arts (Chinese classical dance and music performance), and amulets. They accepted the items gratefully with both hands, and said that they would definitely watch and read the materials.
I said, “After you watch and read them, please pass them on to your friends and family. Tell them about quitting the CCP organizations. This is passing on blessings and saving people.” The man said, “We will make sure to do that. Thank you!”
The man offered us the cold water again. We responded, “Thanks, it's OK. What we told you was for your own well-being. Now we are relaxed.”
“Where can we find good people like you nowadays?” Tears welled up in his eyes.
The man from the first household rushed over to us while we were speaking at the front porch of this house. He said fiercely, “Your conversation is too loud! It bothers me!” He then held up his cell phone and claimed that he would call the police.
“Sorry. We will lower our volume. However, you shouldn't do anything bad,” I said with a smile. He ran off angrily.
He returned in a few minutes, still angry. With arms on his hips, he peered at us out of the corner of his eyes, “Why are you still here! Your conversation bothers me.”
I knew that his house was about 30 meters (100 feet) away from us. There was also a turn in between the two houses so he couldn't have heard our conversation.
I wasn't moved, and said, “Thank you for reminding me again. I will lower my voice further. I know that you are being nice to us. Our telling you about the facts about Falun Dafa and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance was also for your own good. We have traveled from afar and paid expenses of over 300 yuan out of our own pockets. We don't ask you to pay us, and we don't drink your water. It's all for you to know the truth and be safe. We will then be at ease.”
By then I was in tears. The angry man lowered his head and didn't say anything. The other man said to him, “Why are you giving them a hard time? They truly care about us, and are truly being nice to us!” The man turned and went back to his own house.
I knew that Master had disintegrated the evil factors behind that first man. As I wrote this, I suddenly realized that the angry man was trying to learn the truth in his unique way.
“It's Not Easy for You!”
The man who offered us water also gave us directions to another village with over 60 households. The other practitioner and I split up so we could cover more families.
As I arrived at one house, I saw man just about to go work in the field. I approached him and said, “Excuse me. It will only take three minutes. I have good news for you.”
“I'm over 60 years old. Is there any good news that I don't know? Tell me,” he checked me out as he put down his hoe.
“Do you know about quitting the CCP for your safety? Do you know about Falun Gong?” I asked.
“You practice Falun Gong?”
His face changed, “I'm the Party secretary of this village. We just had a meeting a few days ago. All Falun Gong people should be arrested, reported. We shouldn't listen to them or relay what they say...”
I immediately asked Master for help to clear away all interference. This man was a predestined person, and I wanted to save him.
I wasn't affected and smiled at him. He said seriously, “Why are you still smiling? You will be arrested. Don't you realize that?”
I responded with calmness and dignity, “I don't steal, rob, or take things that don't belong to me. I don't gamble or commit adultery. I don't kill or commit arson. I don't do bad things behind others' backs. I absolutely don't do things that don't benefit others. I genuinely cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my heart. This is what my Master teaches me. Now with your conscience, tell me: are Falun Gong practitioners bad people?”
“Have we harmed you?” I asked further.
“Then should we be arrested?”
“We have the issue settled. Don't we?” I said.
I then told him what Falun Gong was, and what the CCP was. I told him the reason that the CCP persecutes Falun Gong, and that it's Heaven's mandate that the CCP will be disintegrated. I explained why people should quit the CCP so that they won't be included in the karmic retribution the CCP will receive for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
I added, “Don't think that we are doing this for some kind of political goals. Let's consider this analogy: You are walking in a dark night. You don't know that there is a trap, but I know. I stayed here and told people about the trap so people could pass through the area safely. Do you think this is getting involved in politics? Do you think this is subverting the nation?
“We simply hope that you can avoid danger in the future. When you joined the CCP, you vowed that you would devote your life to it. Therefore, you would be included in its karmic retribution. You should therefore quit the Party and learn the truth about Falun Gong. It's good for you. Heaven has left a way out for those who are kind and predestined.”
As the man listened, I said to him, “I will leave you some pamphlets, a Shen Yun DVD, and an amulet. Please watch, and read the materials. Then, you will know what to do and how to treat Falun Gong practitioners.”
He didn't say anything, but seemed to be thinking deeply.
He then said, “OK! First, let's quit my 35-year CCP membership.”
“OK. I'll give you an alias of Yong Zheng [forever righteous],” I offered.
“No. The proclamation I have on the wall has my real name. Also, you can go around in the village and 'save people' in your words. I will cover for you,” he said.
He offered me a bowl of water. I said, “Thank you so much. I'm not thirsty.”
He looked at me, “You haven't had lunch yet, have you?”
“So you have been speaking to people one household after another?”
“Wow. It's not been easy for you. Your Master is remarkable [to have taught such students]!” he said.
I simply looked at him with a smile. I said to myself, “Thank you, Master. This person has been saved.”
Master teaches us in “Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference:”
“Gods are merciful and have the greatest capacity to forgive, and they are truly responsible to beings, instead of focusing on a person's actions at a given time. That's because gods awaken a being at a fundamental level, and enliven a being's Buddha-nature at a fundamental level.”
I left his home and continued visiting other families in the village.
People in this village grow vegetables. Some farmers were in the fields that afternoon, so we went to speak to them there. We spoke to 58 people, 36 of whom quit the CCP organizations.
I know that truth-clarification doesn't have any shortcuts. We must just do it with our hearts. The purer we are, the better the impact. Because we were assimilated to the Fa, we have achieved a divine realm.
I therefore wasn't affected when people treated me with hostility. I responded with kindness and resolved the hostility. I wasn't overly moved, either, when people were friendly toward Dafa. I knew that the other person assimilated to the Fa due to Master's mighty virtue.
A fellow practitioner puts it well, “The glory and capability of Dafa disciples comes from the Fa, not from oneself.”
I forgot my house key one day in April this year, and it was after 1:00 a.m. As I was hesitating whether to wake up my husband, he opened the door, smiling, “Wife, aren't I good? I was sleeping soundly. Yet I was able to wake up and open the door for you.”
I was excited for quite a while – I thought aboutMaster taking care of me at all times. But Master! Who knows how much you have given for us and for sentient beings? How much you have endured for us! All I can do now is to be more diligent in my cultivation.
I kowtow to my compassionate Master.