(Minghui.org) I want to share with fellow practitioners my experience and enlightenment over the past several years of clarifying the truth to save sentient beings.
I have tried my best to solidly cultivate myself and have successfully ridden myself of my attachment to fear, so I am now able to be confident and fully use the wisdom Master gives me in my daily truth clarification.
Fear had been my biggest obstacle in clarifying the truth. With my long years of cultivation practice, I felt I had slowly been shedding much of my attachment to fear. Yet, fear would still consistently rear its ugly head.
One time, I was out clarifying the truth when somebody reported me and I was taken to the police station.
I didn’t feel any fear. After I was locked up for more than half a day, my righteous thought sustained me, and I was released from the police station without any incident.
The next day, I went back to retrieve my bike left behind in the courtyard of the police station. Under the surveillance cameras scattered throughout the yard, I got onto my bike and calmly rode off.
But, two days later, when I was out again clarifying the truth and a police van suddenly showed up and parked close by, fear took over, and I quickly got on my bike and left the area.
On the way, I felt eyes watching me. When I had a moment to collect my thoughts, I began to ask myself, “Why did you come out today?”
“To save sentient beings.”
“Did you do anything wrong?”
“No. What I was doing was the most righteous thing. My mission here is to be a part of Master’s Fa-rectification…”
“So, what were you afraid of?”
My soliloquy helped to calm me down and clear out the evil factors within my dimensional field. My righteous thoughts were restored.
I sent forth a strong thought, “Saving sentient beings is my mission as a Dafa disciple. Nothing and nobody can stop me.”
When I got home, I seized every opportunity to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts.
From then on, I go out every day to clarify the truth without worry or hesitation and without missing a single day.
Another time, a practitioner told me there was a banner vilifying Dafa at a certain location and invited me to go with her to take it down. We decided we would find a convenient evening to remove it together.
In the meantime, I kept thinking about the banner and felt great unease. I wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible.
I thought about how the practitioner had many household responsibilities, including the need to watch over her young grandchild.
I decided it probably was best for me to go alone.
However, I was suddenly overcome with fear that made my heart palpitate uncontrollably. I couldn’t sleep.
Suddenly, a thought popped up in my mind: “Since I have fear, it must be Master’s plan to give me this opportunity so I can overcome it once and for all. I won’t wait another moment. I’ll go at once. The longer the banner stays, the more people it will harm.”
I got out of bed at once, took a pair of scissors, hopped on my bike, and set out.
Once I got there, I gave the banner several snips and cut it into several small pieces. I hopped back on my bike and rode home.
On the way home, my stomach churned as if a fireball was having its day inside of me, and I felt my heart had jumped up to my throat.
I said to myself, “I am not afraid of you evil spirits. I have just done the most righteous thing.”
When I arrived home, I sent forth righteous thought for a full half hour and felt just wonderful.
Through these two experiences, I felt the factors of fear that had controlled me all along were being slowly and surely eliminated. I felt deeply that the more we cultivate away the bad elements in us, the more Master will eliminate our evil factors.
From then on, when I go out to clarify the truth and run into dangerous situations, fear no longer had any hold over me. I can stay calm and collected and feel truly unafraid.
There is a street cleaner who often interfered with practitioners. Whenever he saw us out clarifying the truth, he would scream at us and curse us.
One day, I noticed the street cleaner rushing over to where I was, waving his arms and cursing.
I had just finished clarifying the truth to a driver and was about to help him withdraw his memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I reminded the driver to remember to repeat “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The driver looked at the ranting street cleaner, smiled, and nodded his thanks before driving away. I hopped on my bike and left before the street cleaner could reach me.
After I got home, I kept thinking, “He has such a pitiable life, so thoroughly poisoned by the Party’s lies and controlled by the evil spirits. He is interfering with the salvation of sentient beings. He is committing a grave sin. I must try my best to save him.”
The following day, I went looking for him and said to him, “Hey, big brother. I’d like to have a talk with you.”
He retorted, “What do you have to talk about? You live in an apartment provided by the Party. You eat food provided by the Party. And you are against the Party!”
He kept on raving and ranting, his voice getting louder and louder.
I continued looking into his eyes and sending forth righteous thoughts.
I tried interrupting him but couldn’t get a word in edgewise.
I decided he had to be stopped. I said to him in a stern voice, “Stop your scolding already! It’s not good for you. The house you live in you built with your own money. The food you eat you pay for with your own money.
“You can ask the handicapped beggars on the street why the Party doesn't provide them housing or food.”
“You want to thank somebody? Thank your parents for giving you a healthy body so you can stand on your own feet, live in your own home, and eat your own food.”
“The Communist Party has never built a factory, and neither did it grow any food. How can the Party have any money to provide for you in terms of food and lodging?”
“Please give what I say some serious thought.”
When I left him, I knew I had failed to save him, since he would not listen. I felt very sad and thought to myself, “Why am I failing to save him? Where did I not do well enough?”
Suddenly, I noticed a police vehicle approaching from behind, but I didn’t pay it any attention. Then, it passed me, slowed down, and moved along at my walking pace.
The window of the police vehicle was open. The police officers sitting inside looked at me. I looked back at them without fear.
I realized the cleaning worker had reported me. My heart was very calm. Soon, the police vehicle moved on.
Another time, I had just finished clarifying the truth to a passerby on the street. A police vehicle drove straight up to us. Two officers got out.
The passerby was shocked and nervous. I calmly said to him with a smile, “Please remember Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Dafa will protect you in times of disaster.”
Then, I got on my bike and rode off right by the two police officers.
Afterward, I thought to myself, “Why was I not afraid?”
I realized it was because I had ample righteous thoughts and my heart was calm and unaffected, so Master had removed the fear from my being. Since the factor of fear was nonexistent in me, I wasn’t afraid.
“All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
With Master’s help, I finally succeeded in getting out from under the shadow of fear and thoroughly ridding myself of this attachment.
I realized that, to do truth clarification well, I must study the Fa well with a calm heart.
Every day, I spend half a day at a Fa study group and half a day clarifying the truth. I find time each evening to memorize the Fa. I also try my best to do the exercises every morning.
Every day, I also try to find time to check out articles on the Minghui website to learn from fellow practitioners’ ideas and experiences to enrich and fortify myself.
Master and Dafa continue to fill my brain with wisdom. Many a time, when I am riding my bike or cooking dinner, thoughts will pop up on particular topics I have been puzzling about, and I will find enlightenment that help to resolve issues.
In this way, when I clarify the truth and validate Dafa, I can maintain a clear head and a quick mind, and I can be responsive to different people so that they can easily understand and accept what I say.
In the process of truth clarification, I am able to cultivate away my incorrect human notions and attachments.
When I clarify the truth, I usually start out by saying, “Hi, how are you? I would like to gift you a booklet called the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party [or other booklets]…”
I realize that as long as I maintain righteous thoughts and a kind heart, people will be receptive.
One afternoon, I ran into an elderly man. I said to him, “How are you, sir? May I give you a booklet to read? It’s free.”
“What kind of booklet?”
“It’s about Falun Dafa.”
I noticed changes in his expression. He became doubtful and wary.
I told him, “It’s okay if you are afraid to take the booklet. I can understand.”
I didn’t expect his response. He smiled and said, “I’m not afraid. What do I have to be afraid of?”
I said, “You must be a good man. Good people like to read good stuff. Good people will also have good blessings… Sir, are you a Party member?”
He said, “Yes. I’ve been a member for 40 years.”
I told him, “To date, more than two hundred million people have already renounced the Communist Party and withdrawn from all its affiliated organizations in a movement known as the 'Three Withdrawals.'”
“Nowadays, corruption is rampant within the Party, from the high level to the low-level officials. The Party is about to come to its end. The heavens will see to its destruction.”
“Sir, may I give you a pseudonym and help you do the Three Withdrawals?”
He laughed and said, “Of course. Thank you very much.”
There was another time when I asked a 40-something man if I could give him a booklet to read. Hi turned somber and demanded, “What kind of booklet?”
I knew he knew what I was offering him, so I smiled calmly and said, “It’s a booklet about Falun Dafa.”
“What? You don’t want to read it? That’s okay.”
“Don’t be upset. I am giving you the booklet because I wish you well. I’m sorry I upset you.”
Immediately, his attitude changed, “I’m not upset. I’ll take the booklet.”
He took the booklet and let me clarify the truth to him. In the end, he also let me help him do the Three Withdrawals.
Those were two easy cases. There were tough ones.
One day, I met someone who looked like a recent retiree. As soon as I offered him the booklet, he waved his hands from side to side and said, “I’m not going to read it. I’m a Party member. I get about 6,000 yuan a month for my retirement. My son is a Party member. He has a good job. The Party is good to us. The Party gives us all we have…”
I let him talk and did not interrupt. He got tired of talking after a while.
Then, I said to him, “Why don’t you rest for a bit and let me share with you some of my thoughts?”
“China has 5,000 years of civilization. We Chinese people have always believed in Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. We also believe good and bad will be repaid in kind.”
“You said the Party gives you 6,000 yuan a month for your retirement. I don’t think so.”
“The money is from your past hard work and the virtue your ancestors passed down to you and you will pass down to your son and your son to his son. Your thanks should be to your ancestors, not to the Party.”
“The Party does not grow any crops or open any factories. Where does it get money to pay for your retirement?”
“It’s the taxpayers who provide for the Party, not the other way around. Don’t you agree?”
The old man became thoughtful.
I continued, “Today, everybody in the Party is corrupt. Morality has slipped way to the bottom. Falun Dafa is a self-cultivation practice that teaches people to be good.”
“But, Jiang Zemin is determined to persecute Falun Dafa, using his power to make up lies and stage the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax to poison people and incite their hatred toward Falun Dafa and Falun Dafa practitioners.”
“Do you know what crimes Jiang Zemin has forced people to commit against Falun Dafa that is here to save people? Those sins will lead to your own destruction in the eventual demise of the evil Party.”
“Why has heaven not made Jiang repay his evil deeds yet? The benevolent Buddha is trying to allow time for people to understand the truth and renounce the evil Party.”
“Sir, I can feel you are a good person. I want you to be saved. Will you let me give you a pseudonym to use to do the Three Withdrawals?”
The old gentleman promptly said, “Yes, please. I’ll renounce the Party. Help me withdraw from the CCP and its organizations.”
I could feel I was making constant breakthroughs in my truth clarification.
Before, I lacked confidence and would often beat around the bush, chitchatting about mundane topics and saying, “Let me give you a booklet for your health and fitness…”
Now, I go straight to the point with righteousness and openness. I frequently feel Master’s presence. I know it is Master who has arranged all the truth-clarification encounters for me, and it is up to me to do the best I can.
One day, I gave a young man some truth-clarification materials. He flatly refused to take any and told me, “I am against Falun Dafa.”
I said to him sincerely, “If you don’t have time to read time the materials, I can understand, but please don’t be against Falun Dafa and bring bad fortune to yourself.”
The young man’s attitude changed, “Sorry, I misspoke. I’m not against Falun Dafa. I just don’t have time to read anything.”
I clarified the truth to him, and eventually he agreed to let me help him do the Three Withdrawals.
When Master’s Hong Yin IV came out, I realize how heavy Dafa disciples’ responsibility is and what an important role we play in saving people. My eyes were filled with tears of gratitude. What high positions Master has placed each one of us! We are Gods responsible for opening the gate to heaven for all sentient beings!”
Sometimes, when I see people in the streets hustling about, my heart is filled with genuine sadness. I would say to nobody in particular, “Poor people. You are so misled by all the lies of the evil Party. If I don’t save you, you will have no future.”
I realize the closer we are approaching the end, the more diligently I have to cultivate.
In my future truth clarification, I must let go of all my human notions and attachments and save as many sentient beings as I can with a heart filled with nothing but kindness and compassion.