New Practitioner: Using the Time to Save People
(Minghui.org) I am a 62-year-old retired teacher. I began practicing Faun Dafa in 2010 and have been assisting Master in Fa-rectification to repay Him for his mercy and salvation.
I always put cultivation first, reading Zhuan Falun and doing the five exercises every day. I also go out to tell people about the practice and the persecution whenever I get the chance.
One of my friends started to practice after witnessing my positive changes.
Insomnia Cured in Two Days
Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I suffered from severe insomnia and depression. I went to see many doctors and prayed to Buddha, but to no avail. Hearing that Falun Dafa was extraordinary, I started to practice it in hopes that it would cure me.
Master purified my body immediately after I began practicing. In fact, I fell sound asleep for two whole days. I felt like a new person, full of energy, after waking up, and made up my mind to continue practicing Dafa.
Seizing Time to Save People
Six months after I started practicing Dafa, I felt I should go out to tell people about the practice and the persecution, because I wanted to do the three things well. Shortly after, Master gave me the opportunity to talk to a couple at a hospital. I clarified the facts to them and helped them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I then wanted to go out to clarify the truth as much as possible, but could not because I had to take care of my mother-in-law, who is over 80, and my newborn granddaughter. Through studying the Fa, I realized that I should not feel anxious but should just do a good job of taking care of my mother-in-law and granddaughter.
“Furthermore, how will you practice cultivation if you do not have any worries or troubles? How can you do the exercises comfortably and restfully? How can there be such a thing? That is what you think, from the perspective of everyday people.” (Zhuan Falun)
After I came to this understanding, I made the most of my days by reading Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books, doing the exercises, sending righteous thoughts on time, listening to fellow practitioners’ experience sharings while doing household chores, and singing and listening to Dafa songs when I took care of my granddaughter. I also made time later in the day to go out to talk to people about the practice.
Every time I went out to clarify the truth, I sang Dafa songs and talked to as many people as I could. If I needed to take the train, I would get there early to talk to people about quitting the CCP while we were waiting. I also talked to people on the train.
On the bus, I specifically sat in seats for two people so that I could clarify the facts to the person who sat next to me. I picked up plastic bottles on the ground to give to the street cleaners so I could talk to them. When I went shopping, I would clarify the facts to the vendors without asking for a bargain.
After my mother-in-law passed away and my granddaughter went to preschool, I had more time. I focused on going to the markets and fairs by writing down when and where they opened to make the best use of my time.
Helping People Quit the Party
When I first began helping people to quit the Party, I could only persuade a few to quit, but now, I can persuade dozens of people a day. I once persuaded 85 people to quit the CCP in one day. Although I have helped over 8,000 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, I still have room to improve when compared to diligent practitioners.
I know that it is Master and Dafa that save people. Yet, as long as I have a pure heart to save people, Master will lead those with predestined relationships to me. With the wisdom Master gives us, we can all save sentient beings.
When I talk to someone my age, I first send forth righteous thoughts before starting a conversation. If there is a child with them, I might ask if they are a grandparent and if the child is a boy or girl.
I then mention that I am a grandmother, ask their age, and say, “Our generation was most unlucky, as we were victims of the Cultural Revolution.” This usually strikes a sympathetic chord with the other person.
I might continue the discussion in different ways. For example: “At that time we were required to wear a red scarf and give an oath that we would struggle all our lives for communism. But we have been deceived by the Communist Party, because government officials are corrupt and have never cared for the people. Peasants have been building houses all their lives, but still do not have a home of their own. Yet government officials have dozens of houses. The CCP will perish for its misdeeds. We should not go down with it; we should quit the Party and its affiliated organizations.”
I end the conversation by telling them to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
When I clarify the facts this way, most people listen to what I have to say and agree to quit the CCP.
When someone refuses to quit the Party, I just remain kind. “I only ask for your own good,” I say. “Quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations will allow you to have a safe and bright future.”
Sensing my sincerity and goodwill, the person often agrees to quit and thanks me.