Talking to People About Falun Dafa Helps Us Improve in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) Amy and Emma have been working together for a long time, talking to people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I joined them last July, and now Mia has joined us too. The four of us have formed a strong team.
Breaking Through the Attachment to Fear
A few days after I got to know Amy, she asked me if I would like to go out to talk to people about Falun Dafa with her and Emma. I agreed to go with them, but had fear in my heart of being arrested by the police. When the day came, I was hesitant. I arrived at the bus stop late, and they had already left. I felt relieved that I hadn’t gone with them.
They went out the next day too, but didn’t invite me. I was disappointed with myself. Why couldn’t I let go of my fears like they had?
“If you don't take action to save sentient beings, you will not have fulfilled your responsibility as a Dafa disciple and your cultivation will amount to nothing, for your becoming a Dafa disciple was not for the sake of your own Consummation. This means that you shoulder a monumental mission.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
How could I possibly fulfill the mission that Master bestowed upon me if I still had fear in my heart? A thought suddenly came to me... Step out and you will achieve something good. So I made up my mind to go out and help save people!
Police Officer Unable to Get Through on Cell Phone
I still had fear when I first started handing out Dafa informational materials, and wouldn’t talk to people. If someone reacted negatively to the flier I gave them, Amy or Emma came over and told them about Falun Dafa and the persecution. They didn't miss a single person. Even in the middle of winter, they were so absorbed in handing out fliers and talking to people that they didn’t even feel the cold. They said that their only thought was to save people. I often sent forth righteous thoughts at their side to help clear away the old force elements in other dimensions.
We were out near a local police department one day. I was a bit scared and reminded Amy and Emma where we were. They were very righteous and didn't worry about it.
Emma gave a man a flash drive containing software to break through China’s Internet blockade. I recognized the man; he was a police officer. I walked by Emma and touched her lightly while passing. She got the message, and when the man asked her how many more flash drives she had, Emma said, “Just one,” and walked away.
I sent forth righteous thoughts toward the police officer. He took out his cellphone and tried to make a call, but couldn't get through. He kept trying, but to no avail!
“The cultivator’s mindis loaded with FaSend righteous thoughts,and rotten demons explodeGods walk the earth,validating the Fa”(“What's to Fear?” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
Dafa is so powerful. We are offering salvation to sentient beings. Who could possibly harm us?
People Accept Materials after We Corrected Our Thoughts
Three of us went to a busy market to hand out Dafa informational materials one day. The materials had been produced by a practitioner who doesn't usually get involved in face-to-face truth clarification work, and the content was not ideal.
Mia questioned, “These pamphlets were produced with fear! Will people accept them?”
“Can you expect it to go well with such a thought?” Amy replied, “Maybe if you look inside it will go better.”
We started handing out the pamphlets to people, and soon found that many people didn't want them. Some threw them away. We believed that something was preventing people from taking our materials. I was a bit nervous.
“...everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”)
“When problems arise, when something doesn't feel right, you have to look at yourself! Look at where you were wrong and allowed the evil to exploit your gaps. If you were wrong you should recognize it and do better.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference”)
Amy suggested that we all look within and find our attachments. Mia told us that she was afraid that people wouldn't accept the materials. Amy said that she had complained about Mia and realized that she shouldn't have complained about a fellow practitioner. I realized that I had fear when there were so many people refusing our materials.
Amy said, “Every practitioner has their strong points. She made these pamphlets for the purpose of saving people, so let’s not look at her shortcomings. These materials are meant to save people. Let’s send forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate our human notions and clear away the interference.”
We sent forth righteous thoughts and went back to the market fifteen minutes later. All of the materials were handed out in just ten minutes. Most people readily accepted them and many thanked us.
If we had not looked within and formed one body, the materials might not have been given out and it’s possible that our safety could have been jeopardized.
Cooperating Without Fear
“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)
Before we went out to distribute materials in a market, we sent forth righteous thoughts to clear the field in other dimensions. When I was sending righteous thoughts, I saw a man with a horrible appearance in another dimension. I recited the verses for sending righteous thoughts and asked Master to strengthen me. I told the other practitioners what I had seen, and they helped me to clear away any old force elements.
It was already busy when we arrived at the market, and we managed to hand out two large bags of pamphlets. I felt that my body was light and my mind serene. People asked for our pamphlets and thanked us for bringing them. Some of the stall owners asked for our materials as well. We also told them to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
A man in his forties suddenly appeared and asked me what I was distributing. He opened my bag. There were only two pamphlets left. He looked around and saw people with pamphlets in their hands. He then looked back at me and left. I didn’t fear him, but immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to dissolve the old force factors behind him.
Our group has been working together for over six months. We talk to people about Falun Dafa quite often. It has been a good opportunity for letting go of our attachments, cooperating with each other, and becoming enlightened to the principles of the Fa.
Master arranges everything for us. We simply carry out the work here in the human world. If we have achieved anything good, it is all due to the power of Master and Dafa.