Seeing “Ordinary Magnificence” in Fellow Practitioners
(Minghui.org) I've seen how Falun Dafa purifies people in my cooperation with fellow practitioners day in and day out. Their firm righteous thoughts, simple words, open and dignified manner, and persistence in telling people about the persecution inspires me. Many of them don't do things halfheartedly, but simply do the three things well and consistently—what I consider to be their “ordinary magnificence.”
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to record a few cases of such magnificence. Whenever I get carried away and think that my enlightenment quality is superior, I remind myself of what one practitioner (who is a farmer) did the morning after the “self-immolation” incident in 2001: she posted banners in her village and neighboring villages stating that the self-immolation was staged. She didn't believe the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda and didn't even doubt for a second that Dafa was maliciously attacked.
Fellow practitioners' righteous thoughts and actions have taught me about being humble. It is not something theoretical; it helps us remain diligent in our cultivation and cooperate better.
“I Can Skip a Meal, But Not Truth-clarification”
I know an 80-year-old practitioner who has maintained a Fa study group for 18 years. She goes out and lets people know about Falun Dafa and the persecution every day. In her own words: “I can skip a meal, but not truth-clarification work. I don't feel hungry if I skip a meal, but I feel that I'm letting Master down if I don't go out to let people know the truth about Falun Dafa.”
If it's normal to walk 6 miles each day to inform the public about the persecution, how about doing it every day for a year? For 10 years? To my knowledge, this practitioner and several others of similar age have been doing it every day. As a result, she has covered over 15,000 miles! Isn't 15,000 a magnificent number?
To me, this feels similar to the grassroots movement of Chinese quitting the CCP. It started with one, two, three... one hundred withdrawals. This continued momentum will eventually lead to the collapse of the CCP.
I can clearly see her compassion from her actions. She said, “I just want to single-mindedly focus on saving people. I cannot thank Master enough for his salvation.”
Another practitioner who's over 80 years old doesn't talk much. However, she walks over three miles each day to attend group Fa study and joins others to go to the market to talk to people about Falun Dafa.
She was putting up posters with information about the persecution on the street one morning. She was stopped by a street vendor and was invited to have some breakfast. A person there asked, “Why are you putting up anti-CCP posters at such an old age?” and threatened to report her to the police.
The fellow practitioner wasn't bothered by the threat, and simply said, “The CCP covers up the facts, but you need to know the facts about the persecution! Remember, 'Falun Dafa is good.' Dafa will protect good people. I'm thirsty, so I stopped here for a drink of milk.”
Others at the breakfast stand smiled. One of them condemned the man, and he left. When the practitioner was ready to pay, the owner of the stand said, “A young man has already covered the bill for you.”
A Miracle Encourages a Pure Heart
Another practitioner who's over 70 learned that many workers at a nearby construction site were taking a lunch break. She immediately biked there and started chatting with them.
The practitioner was focused on talking to people there about Falun Dafa and didn't notice that a motorcycle was about to hit her parked bike.
However, a street vendor saw the bike moving several meters on its own, and the motorcycle passed by without incident. “Incredible! Even the Dafa practitioners' bike can move on its own. I would have never believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes.”
As people heard about this miracle, they took all of the informational materials the practitioner brought with her. Over 80 people even quit the Communist Party.
A Simple Materials Production Site
I was once taken by a young practitioner to a materials production site that prints informational materials about Falun Dafa for distribution to the public. The man offered me room to sit. The windows of the small room were covered with thick plastic layers, making the room much warmer than the outside. It was a hot summer, and I had difficulty breathing in there.
Looking at me, the practitioner apologized and explained, “We have to do this to protect the safety of the site.” He even joked, “It's okay. Winter is supposed to be cold and summer hot.”
I would have never imagined he had such a difficult work environment from his lighthearted words and behavior.
“For the Sake of Validating the Fa and Saving People”
A practitioner over 70 was visiting relatives at a coastal area when a segment of the road was damaged by flooding. He worked over 12 hours each day and fixed the road within a month!
People were so impressed by his kind deeds that almost all who knew him or came across him quit the CCP. Workers at a nearby factory greeted him with “Falun Dafa is good!”
The practitioner later told me, “I made the decision to fix the road for the sake of validating the Fa and saving people.”
A practitioner saw some posters slandering Dafa. She immediately tore them down from the public bulletin board and tried to find out who put them up. She visited government agencies and told the people there: “Falun Dafa is righteous. My Master is innocent. Master teaches us to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He has won respect all over the world. Whoever did this to slander him will be held accountable on the day of reckoning!”
A police station chief was quick to raise his hand and say, “I didn't do it!”
Some staff at the local 610 Office threatened to report the practitioner to the police. She told them that she had just come from the police station. The staff members remained silent even when she said, “The Chinese Communist Party is a cult” as she left.
With strong righteous thoughts, this practitioner visited CCP agencies alone and with no fear. How remarkable!