When We Base Our Actions on the Fa, Everything Becomes So Simple
(Minghui.org) Someone knocked at my door on October 28, 2015. Through the peephole, I saw about seven police officers. It was obvious why they were there, so I decided to face them in a dignified manner.
“Who is it?” I asked casually. “Property management,” one of them answered. I could not help but laugh. I opened the door and they came in. After checking my name, they said that I must know why they came to my place. I replied calmly and with pride that they came because I practice Falun Gong.
They then ransacked my house without a warrant and confiscated Falun Gong books, amulets and DVDs with information about Falun Gong. Then, they took me to the local police station, after which they transferred me to a detention center.
There was not an ounce of fear in my mind. Instead, I took this opportunity to tell everyone I came across the facts about Falun Gong. I also told them to recite when facing adversities, “Falun Gong is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
However, in the detention center, I had severe leg cramps and I felt rather uneasy. I wondered, why do I have such symptoms? I looked inward and thought, “I am not afraid and I’m not bothered by any attachment. My righteous thoughts are pretty strong. Then why am I experiencing such symptoms? I must have some loopholes that were taken advantage of by the old forces. I will dig more deeply and find where I have fallen short.”
I looked within carefully and sent strong righteous thoughts to clean out my dimensional field, and at the same time asked Master to give me a hint.
Smooth and Clever Answers
My mind searched for answers. Then, I realized that from the moment I stepped into the detention center, my mind was focused on how to answer when I was questioned. I prepared various versions and all of them were smooth and clever answers. I used human notions and human thinking based on deeply hidden selfishness. My mind was filled with how to protect myself instead of the righteous thoughts of a Falun Gong practitioner.
When I discovered this hidden selfishness, I was startled. I use to think that my righteous thoughts were pretty strong, when in fact I was using human notions to hide my selfish attachment. Having found the root cause of my physical symptoms, I quickly disintegrated it with strong righteous thoughts.
A warm current ran through my body, and all the symptoms that made me feel unwell disappeared.
Focus on Saving People
That night, I had a dream in which I saw that I had written a thick pile of articles, but none of them had a title. I didn’t know what to do. Just then a formless pen appeared and put titles in different colors, which hinted that all articles were for saving sentient beings. I woke up and realized that Master hinted that although I had prepared numerous replies, they would be useless without a focus on saving people.
From this incident, I realized that when preparing for things, there is a battle between the positive and negative matter in other dimensions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between good and bad, kind and wicked in a situation when things are not clearly defined. So, we must hold very strong righteous thoughts and have complete faith in Master. As long as we keep righteous thoughts, Master will help us.
Master said,“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Zhuan Falun)
Thoughts Determine Outcome
Our thoughts must be those of a Falun Gong disciple. The process of forming thoughts is very fast in other dimensions, and before one acts, one’s behavior in the human world is already determined. This tells us that every single thought we have should meet the Fa standard. Once I gained this understanding, I knew what to do.
I sent righteous thoughts before I met with the police who would question me. I felt compassion towards them and regarded them as my family members. I told them about my cultivation experiences, which began in 1996 and gave them a clear picture of what Falun Gong is all about. It was incredible that they spent over an hour listening to me patiently. They had come to question me, but in the end they left without asking me any questions.
As long as we base our actions on the Fa, everything becomes so simple. As long we have the heart to save people, Master will help us accomplish what we need to do. A month later, I walked out of the detention in a dignified manner.
I realize that I still have a lot of hidden human notions, attachments and concerns. However, I believe that as long I have the wish to eliminate them and hold a firm belief that I am a Falun Gong disciple, Master will help me fulfill my wish.