(Minghui.org) I am a 73-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. I started to clarify the truth to the Chinese people face-to-face in early 2005, and have been doing so for 10 years.

I have been to streets and lanes, stores and markets, supermarkets and residential communities. I have helped people to understand Falun Dafa and the persecution during tours, parties, weddings and funerals from all walks of life, and have helped them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Dealing with Tribulations with Righteous Thoughts

Many years ago, I had to hide out in another city because local authorities were harassing me. For the first month, I didn't leave the house once or open the window, for fear of being reported to the police. I was in a totally new environment without my family or fellow practitioners. Loneliness engulfed me. I could only talk to myself. I often set a bowl and chopsticks for Master while eating, because I believed only Master accompanied me.

While studying the Fa in the lonely house, one teaching touched my heart:

“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston).

I realized that the old forces had taken advantage of my attachments, such as fear, resentfulness, and avoiding conflicts with fellow practitioners. I could now only study the Fa and practice the exercises, but I couldn't clarify the truth. I was not doing all three things as Master has instructed. I made up my mind to follow Master's words, so the next day I started to go out to clarify the truth to people.

More than 300 people in that city quit the CCP through my truth-clarification efforts after two months. Then my attachment to human sentimentally arose. My husband began to visit me frequently. On one occasion, he was followed. I was abducted and taken to a detention center.

In the detention center, I clarified the truth to other inmates and told them Falun Dafa is good. Someone reported me to the prison guard. The prison guard shouted at us, “I will add jail time to the one who promotes superstition.”

I knew his words were directed at me, so my attachment of fear returned. I couldn't eat or sleep that night because of fear.

I practiced the exercises instead of sleeping. While holding the law wheel during the second exercise, Master's teachings emerged in my mind. Everything in the world is arranged for the Fa, and Dafa disciples, are playing the lead role on the world stage. Our Master is the one who decides everything. How can a mere prison guard decide my fate?

Realizing this, my fear disappeared. The next day I continued to speak to the inmates about Falun Dafa and the persecution. About 45 inmates quit the CCP during the four months I was illegally detained.

An Older Woman Slapped Me in the Face

People's reaction to my truth-clarification varied. Some praised me, saying that I looked younger and healthier than my age. Some said I was kind and peaceful. Some wanted to give me things as gifts. But there were also people who cursed me, beat me or reported me to the police.

Once a fellow practitioner and I went to a supermarket to talk to people. I chatted with an older woman who looked a few years younger than me. I said, “Sister, you look kind. I can give you a Buddhist teaching that can protect you.”

Before I finished speaking, she slapped me hard on my left cheek. I was stunned and spoke without thinking, “Did I hurt you?” The other practitioner and a sales assistant rushed over. They both said the old woman looked insane and urged me to leave immediately.

I recalled the whole process but didn't feel the woman was unbalanced. I talked to Master in my heart, “Perhaps I owed her in a previous life. Today I paid her back. I hold no grudge against her.”

The incident didn't interfere with my truth-clarification efforts. We continued our face-to-face truth-clarification until nightfall.

Righteous Thoughts Dissolve the Old Forces Controlling People

I was arrested and taken to a police station in November 2012 while distributing truth-clarification calendars. I remembered Master's teachings and didn't comply with the old forces. I clarified the truth to the policemen and refused to write any statements or answer any questions. Four hours later, I was released.

Another time, a man grabbed me while I was clarifying the truth to people. He pulled out his cellphone to call the police. I was not afraid. Instead I had the thought that I must let him know the truth so he would not commit a crime against Dafa. As soon as the thought formed, even before I opened my mouth, he suddenly released me and said, “You can go now. I decided to let you pass.” I knew Master was protecting me so I walked away immediately.

I was on my way home one day in 2007 when I saw a young man in civilian clothes hanging around our building complex. He spoke to me loudly from afar, “Are you (name omitted)?”

Since he already knew my name, I walked toward him and asked, “How do you know my name? Who are you?”

“I am a policeman from the local station,” he said, adding that he had looked for me a few times already.

I thought it was a good opportunity to clarify truth to him and save his life so I said, “Good, now that we have met, I have time. Let's talk.” But he appeared scared to hear that and said, “No, no, don't talk to me. Don't come toward me.” He turned around and quickly walked out of our building complex. He never came to look for me again.

I knew Master was protecting me when the man who suddenly let me go and when the policeman at my building complex appeared afraid of me. Later, through more Fa-study, I began to understand when and how Master can protect me. When a righteous thought forms, the evil forces controlling people in other dimensions are cleared out. When Dafa disciples' thoughts and actions are righteous and conform to the Fa, Master can protect us.

Dafa Gives Me Wisdom to Awaken People

Some people may say that they don't believe in anything, but I am not deterred by their words. Dafa gives me the wisdom to remove the blocks in their minds.

I once talked to a young man who looked honest and decent. I started the conversation by discussing fake products, poisonous foods and corrupt communist officials. Then I said, “Aunty [me] wants to see you safe in disasters. I have a Buddhist teaching to give to you.”

“I don't believe in anything other than that you have to work to get paid to buy food.” He tried to discourage me. “My sister worships Buddha. She burns incense and bows to Buddha every morning. However she still needs to work to make a living.”

“For thousands of years, Chinese people have believed in Buddha. Remember the verse 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' and the Buddha will protect you,” I said.

He told me again that he didn't believe in anything but he would not do anything to hurt others.

I didn't give up on him, and Dafa gave me wisdom to persuade him.

I asked, “Son, do you think a 500 watt light bulb is bright?”

“Yes, it must be much brighter than a normal 100 watt bulb.”

“What happens if I unplug it?” I asked.

“Then there will be no light,” He answered.

“Now you get it. You are a decent young man, but without your connection to Buddha you are no different than any other bulb. The heavenly beings arranged us to meet today so I can disclose these secrets of heaven to you. When the disaster comes, you can be saved. It is like connecting the bulb to electric power.”

He was touched and said, “Deep in my heart I believe in Buddha and God, but I can't burn incense and bow every morning like my sister does.”

“You don't need to do that.” I assured him. “You need to truly believe that 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' and quit the Communist Party, then you will be safe.”

“The Communist Party is the worst. I had joined the Youth League and Young Pioneers. I quit,” he said, adding, “I believe the Communist Party will end sooner than people think.”

There are numerous encounters like that where Dafa gave me wisdom to connect with people and awaken them. Dafa also gives me the wisdom to find meaningful and auspicious pseudonyms for people to quit the party.

For an intelligent and highly educated young man, I found the pseudonym “Hai Mo.”

“'Hai Mo,' means 'sea' and 'ink,'” I told him, “I wish you inspiration and intelligence as broad as a sea that never dries.” He was very happy and thanked me for helping him quit the party.

Fa-Study Is the Foundation of Successful Truth-Clarification

Studying Fa is the foundation of truth-clarification. Hereafter is my daily schedule.

I get up at 2:30 am to read Zhuan Falun until the global Falun Dafa exercise practice time. After the exercises, I continue reading until I finish at least one chapter of Zhuan Falun.

I go out to clarify the truth face-to-face at 8 am, and return home to send forth righteous shortly before 12 noon.

After lunch, I use the afternoon to transcribe Falun Dafa material to memorize.

I read “Minghui Weekly” and Master's other Fa teachings after dinner.

While walking or taking buses, I will recite the Fa and the lyrics in “Hong Yin III.” Reciting the Fa lets me become more focused in Fa-study.

My husband used to be brainwashed by the CCP and gave me a hard time. When my cultivation level elevated, and after we installed a satellite dish to watch New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD), he changed. He now watches NTD every day and is very supportive about my truth-clarification.

In the end, my understanding about the years of face-to-face truth-clarification is that it is not a difficult task but it is hard to repeat it day after day and never give up in any situation. A Dafa disciple must truly believe in Master and the Fa, and deal with incidents with righteous thoughts so that one can fulfill one's prehistoric vow of assisting Master in Fa-rectification and awakening people.