China Fahui | Only Our Compassion Can Save People
(Minghui.org) Greetings respected Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I'm a seventy-three-year-old practitioner and I live in a rural area. I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. The following are some of my personal experiences in telling people the truth about Falun Dafa and offering salvation to people.
I. Don't Overlook Anyone
Master taught us to tell people about Falun Dafa and let them know about the persecution, thus saving them. Following Master's teaching, I put almost all of my efforts into saving people. At first I wasn't sure how to talk to people about Falun Dafa, but I know that Master is always right next to me. I know that as long as I'm willing to save people, Master will help me.
I started by talking to people in my village. I realized that everyone who lives there must have a predestined relationship with me. I must save them, and I mustn't overlook anyone. I started talking to one household after another, and sometimes I talked to people when I casually ran into them on the street.
Several years ago my youngest daughter got divorced, and my former son-in-law stopped talking to me. However, I thought that he is also part of Master's family, so I must not give up on him. I must offer salvation to him too. I went to his home and his new wife was there. I spoke to her nicely and asked her to please withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates. I explained that severing one's ties with the CCP can assure one's safety, and it can save a person's life when disaster strikes. She said that she was a Young Pioneer when she was little, and agreed to withdraw. The next time I saw my former son-in-law on the street, I also talked to him.
When I clarify the truth, people often don't immediately agree to withdraw from the Party. I don't give up, but try different ways to help them learn the truth and save them. One family refused to quit. I helped them with their chores and worked on their land for an entire afternoon. As we worked, I kept explaining why it's urgent that they quit the CCP. After I thoroughly told them the truth, the couple was touched, and asked me to help them withdraw from the Young Pioneers. I was happy for them.
After I explained the truth to everyone in my village, there were only three people who hadn't quit the CCP. One was a CCP member, one was a student attending college in another city, and one was in the army. The soldier had joined the Communist Youth League before he joined the army, and he became a CCP member in the army. I would not give up on them and kept looking for opportunities to talk to them.
One day I heard that the soldier had returned home to visit, so I immediately went to his home. After we briefly chatted, I said, “I came today to tell you something important. Have you heard about withdrawing from the CCP to assure your safety? More than one hundred million people have renounced their CCP memberships. When you joined the Party and the Communist Youth League, you pledged to give your life to the Party. In another dimension there is a mark on your soul. Over the years, the CCP has done so many terrible things. Millions of Chinese were massacred by the CCP, and now all the corruption is being exposed. Heaven will soon destroy the CCP. If you renounce your membership now, the mark on your soul will be erased and you will be saved.”
I also told him the facts about Falun Dafa, and the truth about the Tiananmen Square self-Immolation hoax. He listened to me and agreed to renounce his CCP membership. I sincerely wished him happiness in the future and he thanked me.
II. Not Tired When Doing What I Should
I have lived by myself since my husband passed away several years ago. My children are married and live with their own families. My life is simple. I only cook one meal a day. This saves lots of time so I can focus on doing the three things.
I don't drive or ride a bike, so I always walk when I go out to talk to people. At first, walking long distances caused several blood blisters on my feet, and my legs felt heavy and stiff, but I didn't feel any pain or feel tired. I saw the list of people withdrawing from the CCP grow and knew that countless lives were saved, so I felt very happy. I deeply appreciate Master's boundless compassion, and I know that I couldn't do any of this without Master's help.
I go by bus when I need to go to places far away and walking would take too long. I don't have much income, only about 60 yuan each month. I use most of my money for bus fare to go out and talk to people about Falun Gong. I think that this is the best way to spend the money.
III. Only Compassion Can Save People
Over the years while bringing people the truth, I've come to deeply understand that only our compassion can truly save people.
Once, I went to a far away market to talk to people, and ran into a man in his forties. I smiled and asked him where he was from. He answered and asked me what I wanted. I asked if he had ever joined Communist Youth League or the Young Pioneers when he was young. He said yes. I told him that when he vowed on the CCP's flag to give his life to the CCP, he got a mark on him. The man seemed very offended and said the mark on his forehead is because of the hat he was wearing, not a CCP mark.
I knew he'd misunderstood me and explained to him with a smile. I said, “I'm not talking about the one on your forehead, rather on your soul. Humans cannot see it but gods can. I can help you get rid of the mark, and it won't cost you any money. This way, when Heaven disintegrates the CCP, you will be safe. He happily told me his real name and I helped him quit the CCP and affiliates. When he thanked me, I told him he should thank my Master.
One day while I was in a store owned by a fellow practitioner, I talked to people about the persecution and helped several quit the CCP affiliates. When a man walked in, I asked if he had ever joined the Young Pioneers, the Communist Youth League or the CCP. He looked at me and took out his cell phone, threatening to call the police and have me arrested.
The fellow practitioner was worried and said, “Please don't, she's trying to help you for your own good.” I remained very calm, and talked to him with compassion. I explained, “I don't want any money or anything from you; all I want is to save your life. I'm not forcing you to do anything, it's totally up to you. Why would you have me arrested?”
He slowly put his cell phone back into his pocket. I saw he felt a little embarrassed so I continued to ask, “Have you joined those organizations?” He said he'd joined the Young Pioneers and asked me to help him withdraw. I was truly happy for him.
I kept reminding myself that no matter how other people behave, I should save them with compassion. Without compassion, we may destroy a person instead of saving him. I will pay more attention to my own cultivation since I noticed that our cultivation state directly impacts our efforts to save people.
IV. Happy for People Awakening
One day when I was talking to people in a market, a man called out, "Falun Dafa is good!" as soon as he saw me. I was very touched. I told him, “You really know the truth and higher beings will ensure your happiness and safety. The peaches you sell are the best in this market.” Both he and his wife were so happy.
Another time I ran into an old lady at the market. When I asked her if she'd joined the Youth League or Young Pioneers, she asked, “Are you a Falun Gong practitioner? I believe Falun Dafa is good.” She told me that once her husband was sick, and vomited lots of blood. She asked a Dafa practitioner for help, and the practitioner told her husband to recite, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Her husband soon recovered. The old lady made the heshi sign to me (palms pressed together in front of her chest) and said thank you. I told her to thank Master instead. Now, every time we see each other, we shake hands like old friends.
Another time, on my way home from talking to people about Dafa, I ran into six young students. I first sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any evil behind them, and asked Master to help me save them. Then I caught up with them and asked, “Have you heard of quitting the CCP affiliates to ensure your safety?” Two of them said that other people had already helped them quit. The other four agreed to quit the Young Pioneers and the Communist Youth League. They carefully wrote their names on a piece of paper to withdraw. I told them to remember, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good," and they all agreed to do so.
I knew that Master has already done everything for us, and all I needed was the wish to save people.
V. Finding My Shortcoming from My Fellow Practitioner
Last year I frequently began traveling with another elderly practitioner to talk to people at faraway markets. One morning after sending forth righteous thoughts at 6 a.m. I went to the bus stop. When my fellow practitioner arrived on her bike, I asked if she had seen the news that more than seven hundred practitioners had been arrested in June. She said she hadn't. I said we needed to be careful. She said that Master was protecting us, but I still felt uneasy. When the bus came, she left on her bike and met me at our destination.
Afterward, the fellow practitioner continued going everywhere to save people, while I stayed close to home. Since I'd been to these markets many times, there were fewer people to save.
I knew it wasn't right, but I just couldn't shake off the fear. One night I had a dream. In the dream Master came to my home to have dinner. When Master asked me "Did you go out today?" I didn't know what to say and I woke up.
I was shocked when I woke up, and I realized I was wrong, I shouldn't avoid saving people in the name of safety. I knew I was trying to cover my attachments to fear and taking it easy. I was glad that my fellow practitioner hadn't been influenced by me, as she had saved more than one hundred people over the past five days. I was filled with regret and made up my mind to catch up with her by going out to save more people.
When I looked at this fellow practitioner, I saw my own shortcomings. She firmly believes in Master and Dafa. All she thought about was to hurry up and save more people. I will do my best to catch up and save more people.
Thank you Great Benevolent Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!
(11th China Fahui on Minghui.org)