China Fahui | The Path Broadens as Selflessness Conquers Fear (Part 3)
(3) Divine Beings in the Secular World
Teacher is beside us. We should have righteous thoughts in any difficult situation.When fear emerges, stay calm, identify it, and eliminate it.
1) Teacher is right next to us
I have known that Teacher is right by my side ever since I began to practice in 1998.
My legs hurt when I meditate. I couldn't sit for even ten minutes without putting my legs down. After an hour, everyone gradually got up and left. I couldn't stand up for a long time. I was worried.
One night I meditated and I asked Teacher to help me quickly eliminate my karma so my legs wouldn't hurt so much. Immediately my legs hurt so bad that I had to uncross them. Then I heard a voice coming from the area where I had Teacher's photo say, “Joking with the Buddha!”
I asked my wife if she heard it, too, but she said she didn't hear anything. I realized that asking Teacher for help was nothing to joke about. Teacher was beside me and granting my wish. So I crossed my legs and wouldn't put them down no matter how much they hurt. As a result, I passed out several times while doing the sitting meditation. I passed the test, and afterward, my body became very light. When I slept at night, my body would float up in the air, even with a blanket over me. When I studied, I floated up into the air with the book in my hands. I had the supernormal abilities described in Zhuan Falun.
2) A thought in a dangerous situation
Several years ago, I was in a house where we made truth clarifying materials when several police officers surrounded the house. The window wasn't locked and the police opened it to crawl in. One of them yelled at me, “I see you!” I had nowhere to go, so I sat down to send righteous thought, asking Teacher to give me a chance.
Suddenly everything outside felt far away. I heard someone yell, “Trouble!” After I was done sending righteous thoughts, all the police were gone. I departed safely with Teacher's help.
The police arrested a practitioner and the next day the police surrounded the housing complex where another practitioner and I lived. They blocked the exits. I had the other practitioner get on on my scooter. I chose an exit and sent righteous thoughts.
There at the exit was the captain of the local domestic security division. I held the thought that no one could stop me on my path, and I increased my speed as I approached the captain. He quickly got out of my way and we drove away.
4) Retrieving materials under police watch
The day after we escaped, I wanted to go back to retrieve the informational materials we had. The police knew which housing complex we lived in, but not which apartment. My fellow practitioner thought it was too risky, but I insisted. I was clearheaded and had righteous thoughts.
I saw many police officers surrounding the complex. I sent out a thought for them to walk away. They gradually walked about 50 meters away from the entrance. I thought they were still too close, so I sent out another thought for them to back off another 50 meters. Then I watched as they all walked away.
I got inside the complex and, as soon as I entered the apartment, I heard banging on the door. This scared me, but I quickly got control of my fear. I sent righteous thoughts toward it until it disappeared. I picked up Dafa books, fliers, and banners. Then I grabbed a change of clothes for the other practitioner. I didn't pack any of my things. I did not feel safe, so I sat down to send righteous thoughts. After I while, I felt calm and clear, my fear of persecution was gone. I left the apartment with four large bags.
5) Selfless and fearless
If I only thought of the fellow practitioner I tried to rescue, if I only thought of the person I clarified the truth to, if I only thought of Falun Dafa when I appealed in Beijing, my body in other dimensions became enormous.
About 20 of us went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in 1999. Before we got there, the police arrested everyone but me. I got to Beijing, but as soon as I got off the train, the police got me. I escaped and made it to the Office of Appeals. There were many agents in front of the Office and the door was closed. I couldn't talk to anyone in there. I left Beijing two days later.
I felt terrible after I got home. I wondered why I couldn't speak up for Falun Dafa. I knew that part of it was because I had fear. I didn't want to lose my job, I didn't want to lose my life. I was attached to self.
I felt better after I realized my attachment. I decided to go to Beijing again. My wife begged me not to go. She offered to pay others to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in my place, but I refused. My father-in-law did not want me to go, either, and tried to persuade me. He said I could lose my life. I told him that, no matter what they threatened me with, even death, I was not afraid to do the right thing.
While I was waiting for the train to Beijing, there was a little boy in the room, begging for money. When he approached me, I was thinking I would like to give him some change. He stood in front of me, tapped my leg, and gave me a thumbs up. “Good job!” he said loudly. Then he left to ask others for money. I think it was Teacher telling me that I had finally transcended humanness.
I was in Beijing, but the Office of Appeals wouldn't receive Falun Dafa practitioners. Instead, they helped the police arrest us. I happened to see three employees walk out of the office. I stopped them and said, “It's wrong for the government to mistreat Falun Dafa. I am here to tell you what really happened.” They not only listened, they began to write down what I said.
I left them my real name and address. I told them how I had improved my character because of the practice, and how I was healed of leukemia. In the end I saw a staff member write down exactly what I said: “Falun Dafa is the law of the universe.”
Shortly after I got home, a supervisor at work played a video that slandered Falun Dafa for us all to see. I said, “Why do you still not understand what really happened? I have to go to Beijing to appeal again!” The supervisor immediately turned off the video and said, “Fine, I won't play it if you don't go.”
In the last 15 years, I've practiced how to let go of self while I validating the teachings of Falun Dafa. The police never once asked for my name when I tried to rescue practitioners who were detained.
The more selfless I am, the fewer limits I have, and the smoother everything goes around me. When a practitioner thinks of only the sentient beings, the power of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will manifest in him. The people around him will be awakened and saved and be grateful for Falun Dafa's salvation.
Thank you, Master, for your protection and salvation.