Improving My Cultivation State While Clarifying the Facts about Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I returned to Falun Dafa cultivation in 2007. Master has asked Falun Dafa practitioners to study the Fa, do the exercises, send righteous thoughts and tell people the facts about Dafa. For the latter, I have chosen to clarify the facts about Dafa to people face-to-face in the hope that this will help me to improve my cultivation state.
Master Can Protect You When Your Mind Is Aligned with Dafa
The persecution in our region was still going strong. People were not willing to listen to the facts about Dafa and refused to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
Despite my efforts to convey the truth about Dafa to my relatives and close friends, they complained to my husband whenever I talked to them about it. My husband and his parents then berated me. When I went out to talk to people about Falun Dafa, I worried that my husband would find me because he had previously beaten me in front of others and threatened to report me to the police.
However, nothing deterred me from telling my husband and his parents about Dafa during mealtimes. They finally understood the facts, quit the Party and started to support Dafa. My husband no longer stops me from talking to people about my faith. He is even doing the housework, which frees me to do Dafa-related projects.
My workplace forbade me to talk about Dafa, but this did not discourage me. Although my supervisor at first refused to believe what I said and demanded that I not talk about my spiritual beliefs, I continued to talk to my colleagues, as well as customers. He did not want to fire me because he trusted me with large sums of money. He knew that practitioners were honest.
I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the elements in other dimensions that were affecting my supervisor, but he refused to come near me and asked for a transfer. Yet, when I met him again, he agreed to quit the CCP. My persistence was rewarded, and some of the other supervisors also quit the Party.
Once I went to the 610 Office to clarify the facts. The head of the 610 office said: “We know that you are talking to people about Falun Dafa at your workplace and that you distribute Dafa materials, but we decided not to interfere.” This is because Master protected his disciple.
Mentality of Fear
When I first began to clarify the facts, I had a strong attachment to validating myself and did not firmly believe in Dafa and Master. In the deepest recesses of my mind, I wanted to succeed in cultivation by taking advantage of Dafa; I was selfish and not thinking of others.
I thought that by practicing Dafa, I would attain a healthy body without suffering. I would no longer have to go through the cycle of life and death and would become a Buddha without having to suffer tribulations. My eyes and mind opened to the truth when I read Master’s article “Towards Consummation” from Essentials for Further Advancement II.
When I focused on the attachment to validate Dafa instead of validating myself entered my mind, I felt a strong, warm current entering on the top of my head. Master purified my body by eliminating much of the black substance.
There were still attachments I needed to let go of, such as selfishness and a deeply rooted fear; this manifested as people not wanting to be seen listening to the facts about Dafa. When I felt uneasy and put the book the Nine Commentary on the Communist Party into the hands of everyday people, they did not dare to accept it. Then, after returning home, my husband beat me. I knew that my mentality of fear was the cause of all of this.
The Fa Breaks all Attachments
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I knew I had to improve, and I spent many hours studying the Fa. I memorized Zhuan Falun whenever I found the time. After I studied each time, I was filled with energy. This energy restrained my mentality of fear, and I was able to clarify the facts to different people without incident.
Together with other practitioners, I went to the Domestic Security Division. To clarify the facts in that evil place, I was really scared. Reciting one of Master's poems helped me overcome my fear:
“Dafa is what you carry everywhere,Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;A great Arhat walks the earth,Gods and demons fear with awe.”(“Benevolent Might” from Hong Yin)
We found that Master had already created a compassionate and peaceful field in that office. I forgot all about my fear and talked to the security people about Dafa. I felt as if these people were my relatives. We talked about Dafa until the head of the Domestic Security Division came and drove us out of the building.
Fear made me take off as soon as I saw a police car, without thinking of the other practitioners who had joined me during the truth-clarification efforts. This was selfish and shameful. I needed to eliminate this attachment.
“No matter how well they talk about things or how well they act in front of everyone, it's only at the critical times that how they really are shows through.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York)
Clarifying the facts is the process of cultivating my mind. I have encountered all kinds of people when talking about Dafa in public. Some abused me, however there were those that thanked me for my efforts. By taking the Fa as Master. I eliminated my attachments.
Witnessing Master's Power
Practitioners in our Fa-study group had jointly bought a tricycle, which we used to travel to remote areas. However, our tricycle and the Dafa materials were confiscated by a local police station.
After much back and forth during Fa study, we decided after to ask for the return of our tricycle. We looked within to find out why it had ended up in a police station. In the end we agreed that if we asked for the tricycle back while having righteous thoughts, our Master would have the final say. We then sent righteous thoughts towards that police station.
We went to the police station, clarified the facts and several police officers quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The police chief was amicable, and after he talked to the Domestic Security Division, they returned our tricycle.
As Master said,
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Volume II)
Master Can Arrange Anything
Most people in a neighboring county seldom receive informational materials about Dafa. In our area, distributing Dafa materials faces little or no pressure. Even if the police arrest practitioners, they quickly release them.
However, we were told that in our neighboring county the persecution was very severe. My heart was heavy when I went there to talk about Dafa for the first time. On hearing that I had been reported to police, I was so frightened that my legs almost buckled, and I was ready to leave immediately. I wondered why I still had so much fear.
I had a dream in which I was arrested when clarifying the facts. In the dream a voice asked me to not go to the neighboring county and just tell people the facts in my city. I mulled it over and realized that this dream did not comply with the Fa. It must have been imposed on me by the old forces.
But I still hesitated and was afraid of losing the easy cultivation environment in our city. At this time, Master’s teachings were consistently strengthening my righteous thoughts.
“I should unconditionally do what Dafa requires me to do,” I thought. “In fact, I have no choice. I should cultivate myself to the state of unselfishness. My existence is for Dafa. As long as I am diligent in cultivation, everything will be controlled by Master.” I then sent forth righteous thoughts and eliminated the stubborn substances in my mind and negated the old forces’ arrangements.
I have diligently studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts from then on. I have tried to cultivate my mind no matter what I am doing. In addition, I send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my attachments and read practitioners’ articles on the Minghui website to find out where I should improve.
My mind has become much clearer, and my body feels much lighter. With the attachment to fear lessening, I feel that I have made great progress in my cultivation.