Cooperating as One Body Defeats Attempt at Persecution
(Minghui.org) The 610 Office in the district where I live was instructed by the city 610 Office to cut off a few practitioners' pensions as a trial to see how much it interfered with their determination to not give up Falun Gong. If it was successful, the 610 Office would promote this tactic on a large scale.
Cooperating as a Whole Within the Fa
Some practitioners did not get their pensions for almost a year, which caused financial stress for many families. Some went to the appropriate government departments to inquire. Some just watched and waited. Some family members used personal relationships to pull strings. Since our basis was not righteous, these paths all went nowhere.
Dafa practitioners are a whole body. The persecution of one practitioner affects us all, and we cannot ignore it. We should actively cooperate with fellow practitioners to resolve issues. First of all, we need to consider the Fa as teacher and improve our understanding based on the Fa. Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, it happens for us to save sentient beings. We must always put saving sentient beings first and see the goal of getting our pensions back as an opportunity to clarify the truth to people. Master taught us,
“I'm also telling you that all beings in today's world came for the sake of the Fa. If you want a being to clearly understand this point, you should go and clarify the truth to him. It is a master key, the key that can unlock that thing all beings have had sealed off for a long time and been awaiting for ages.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
After we studied the Fa, our xinxing improved and we cooperated better. We got rid of our human notions, let go of the attachment to ourselves, considered others first while doing things, did things without pursuit, and denied the old forces' arrangement. As long as we rectify our mind, Master will arrange everything. It is just as Master said,
“The cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.” (Zhuan Falun)
Clarifying the Truth at the District 610 Office
We visited the district 610 Office many times, but the officials all denied responsibility. We realized that we should compassionately clarify the truth to the 610 Office director so that she would treat Dafa practitioners with kindness and choose a good future for herself.
One afternoon many of us sent forth righteous thoughts close to the office. Another practitioner and I went inside. The director was over 40 years old. We greeted her and then I said, "What a pity.” She asked why I said that. I replied, “You are such a beautiful lady. But you work for the 610 Office. That's why it is a pity.” She laughed.
First, we mentioned the pensions, then we started to clarify the truth. With the strengthening of fellow practitioners' righteous thoughts, we spoke calmly. The other practitioner and I cooperated with each other and used the truth to dissolve many of the lies the CCP had instilled in her mind, especially that we engaged in politics. Every being in this world came for the Fa and we do not differentiate between them. We also told her that Dafa has spread around the world and the culprits who persecuted Dafa have been sued in many international courts. Master said,
“All the things Dafa disciples do are magnificent, and very important. As you clarify the truth, the words you speak and the energy you emit have the effect of intimidating and eliminating the evil. You are crucial in determining whether the beings in this world stay or get eliminated.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
She listened to us sincerely. She held the other practitioner's hand with her left hand and held my hand with her right hand. We were like relatives chatting after a long separation. She acknowledged that Dafa practitioners are good people. We told her that treating Dafa practitioners with kindness would be rewarded with good and she should remember “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She nodded.
Since she was deeply poisoned by the evil communist party culture, she did not give us a definitive answer in the end. She also asked for our home addresses and telephone numbers. We did not give them to her. But in the process, we could feel that her conscience was waking up. The other officials also listened quietly off to the side. Using the opportunity to get the pensions back, we clarified the truth to the 610 Office officials.
Clarifying the Truth at the Labor Protection Building
Although Dafa practitioners clarify the truth to the public in all kinds of ways every day, there are still many people poisoned by the evil CCP's lies. Those people are easily controlled by the evil to participate in persecuting Dafa practitioners. The city Labor Protection Office is one of these facilities. Since we did not clarify the truth clearly and did not do a good job, they cooperated with the district 610 Office to deduct practitioners' pensions. The sentient beings there committed crimes against Dafa. We used this opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
One morning, we gathered in front of the Labor Protection Office to send forth righteous thoughts to clear the other dimensions. Some practitioners clarified the truth. Some encouraged people to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations. Some cited how the Labor Protection Office cut off practitioners' pension to expose the persecution of Falun Gong. The practitioners considered saving the sentient beings first and clarified the truth with compassion. Most of the people who understood the truth withdrew from the CCP with their real names. Over 30 people accepted the truth-clarifying wall and table calendars. Some thanked us repeatedly.
After the building was open, we entered and explained the situation to the officials. While looking for the leaders, we clarified the truth to the security guards, receptionists, and officials in different departments and told them that the Labor Protection Office had cut off practitioners' pensions. Some officials said angrily, “That is terrible!” We gave them all a chance to position themselves and to be saved.
Then another practitioner and I went upstairs to the director's office. We greeted him politely. The director was busy, so he asked us to sit. We explained why we were there, and then clarified the truth to him with compassion. He listened quietly, without saying a word. Master said,
“What have all the beings been waiting for? What are they all here for? For exactly these few years!” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
I told him about the practitioners' pensions being cut off and asked him to do the right thing and treat practitioners with kindness; he would be rewarded. By then, the practitioners who sent forth righteous thoughts were all standing outside the door listening. The director saw them and asked, “What are you doing? Those women are all Falun Gong practitioners.” We smiled and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors in his dimensions. Master said,
“Even with just one Dafa disciple, if your righteous thoughts are strong, the power is enough to split a mountain—just one thought will do it.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
The director said to us politely, “You can go home now. We will resolve this matter as soon as possible.”
Before we got the pensions back, we wanted to use the opportunity to save more people. After we left the director's office, we visited all the offices in the building. We entered one office of a woman that looked to be in her 50's. She was the deputy director. We told her why we came and began to clarify the truth to her. As soon as she heard “Falun Gong,” she got angry and shouted, “You came to spread propaganda! I'm going to have you arrested!” She called the 610 Office, but no one answered. Then she called the police emergency number but still no one answered. We were neither afraid nor anxious. We just felt this woman was worthy of our pity since she was controlled by the evil and had lost her rationality. We calmly sent forth righteous thoughts. Master taught us,
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is.” (“Also in a Few Words,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
She made a few more phone calls but could not get hold of anyone. She pushed us aside and shouted to the outside, “I want someone from the Security Protection Section over here. There are Falun Gong practitioners.” A husky fellow came out of a door nearby and said, “Come here.” I went over and said pleasantly, “Sir, you cannot resolve this matter. We must talk to the person in charge.” He paused and said, “It is just about Chinese New Year. Don't talk about this anymore. Go home!”
We went downstairs and shared our experience. We looked inward and found our attachment to feeling superior to other practitioners. When we saw that other practitioners had irrationality and fear, we did not kindly remind them but instead complained. We also had the attachment of pursuing fame and wanted those practitioners to admire us as we validated ourselves instead of the Fa. So our truth-clarification was hindered.
We rectified ourselves and got rid of the exposed human notions. We improved within the Fa and eliminated the separation among us. Our righteous thoughts grew stronger as a whole. Then we clarified the truth to the official in charge of finance. After she understood, she accepted our calendar and quit the CCP. She also told us that the pensions would be issued the following month and that all the money they owed us would be paid back.
Clarifying the Truth at the City Appeals Office
After we left the Labor Protection Office, we went to the city government appeals office on the other side of street. The office was full of people, so we clarified the truth to them. Everyone there hated the evil CCP and acknowledged Dafa.
Later we went to the reception window and told the section head about our pensions being cut off. We also told him how Dafa had spread around the world. He listened to us and immediately called the city 610 Office, “Is this the city 610 Office? There are some Falun Gong practitioners here telling us their pensions were stopped for almost a year. Is that true? It is almost the Chinese New Year and everyone needs money for the holiday and everyday living expenses.” After a while, he told us that they would, without question, pay us our pensions at the beginning of next year.
As soon as our foundation was righteous and we did not pursue anything, not only did we save sentient beings, but we also got all the pensions back. Everyone got nearly 10,000 yuan back. A senior practitioner's husband (not a practitioner) said, “Thank you, Master. Thank you, Dafa. I am really convinced that Falun Dafa is good. If we had gone through the back door and used our relationships to get the money back, we would have had to pay at least a few thousand yuan. Let me contribute 2,000 yuan to Dafa to help save people.” Dafa practitioners cooperated with each other and validated the Fa.
In order to further clarify the truth to the district 610 Office director, three practitioners went to visit her home after Chinese New Year. She was frightened to see us: “We already gave you the pensions back. Why are you here?” I told her kindly, “Please don't be afraid. We came with good will. We came for your own good. In the future, you must treat Dafa practitioners with kindness and think twice before you do anything. Please always remember that good will be rewarded with good and evil will receive retribution. This will be good for you and your family.” She said, “I understand! Please believe me.”
Her life was saved and she no longer participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners anymore. In fact, she has transferred out of the district 610 Office.
“The path a Dafa disciple takes is a glorious history, and this history has to be created by his own enlightening.” (“Path,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
We have many stories about our cultivation and Dafa's magnificence. The root of the supernatural comes from our firm belief in Master and the Fa. While helping Master to rectify the Fa, how we can cherish every minute and second during the last stage of Fa-rectification to save sentient beings is most important. In order to advance diligently and save more sentient beings, we must study the Fa more and rectify ourselves. We will fulfill our historic responsibilities, achieve consummation, and return home with Master.