Keeping My Heart Steady and Letting Go of Fear Averted the Danger
(Minghui.org) I went to Beijing to take care of my grandson on August 28, 2016. I returned to my home to stay for one to two months. I have been traveling to and from Beijing this way for several years.
When I returned recently, I brought some Falun Gong informational materials in my baggage to distribute in Beijing since I'm not in contact with practitioners there. The practitioners in my hometown sent forth righteous thoughts to help me bring the materials and to not be interfered with. Throughout the years, I've had no problem bringing these materials to Beijing.
I went to the train station ahead of schedule as usual that day and went through the security check. A staff announced, “Passengers going to Beijing, please line up in front of the boarding gate.”
As soon as I walked up to the boarding gate, several police officers rushed over and stood in front of each passenger. They said they needed to check each passenger's bags again as someone's baggage was overlooked during the security check.
I was nervous and afraid. My heart began beating rapidly. What should I do? I could not walk away or avoid having my bags searched as all my bags were in front of the police. I thought, “I am a Dafa practitioner. The materials in my bag are for saving people. I'm not carrying anything dangerous. I should face this in a dignified manner. What am I afraid of? This mentality of fear is not the real me. I will let it go.”
Master taught us, “Should you have fear, it will seize upon you. If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse.” (from “What’s to Fear?” in Hong Yin Vol II)
Master also taught us, “ If every Dafa disciple can think and act righteously as he goes about things and can look at things with righteous thoughts under any circumstance, none of you will become afraid when facing persecution. If that is how you are, who would dare to persecute you!” (Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)
I thought, “Master is beside me. No one can dare to persecute me!” I asked Master to protect the materials and have the police overlook them.
I began sending righteous thought towards the police officer to eliminate any negative factors in other dimensions that might cause him to try and stop me.
I brought four bags. The police officer had checked three of them and started to check the bag which contained the Falun Gong materials. He unzipped the bag and took out my clothes. I had placed the materials in the bottom and covered them with my clothes. I did not fear, but remained calm and kept sending righteous thoughts.
At that moment, a lady police officer behind me said to the one checking my bag, “All right. Don't dig anymore. Let her go.” The male police officer placed my clothes back into the bag and zipped it up. He stood up and smiled at me. I smiled back at him and said, “Thank you.”
I escaped under Master's protection and my righteous thoughts. I enlightened that, Whatever we face, we should keep our hearts steady with righteous thoughts. If we steadfastly believe in Master and Dafa, miracles can happen. Master will help us.
I looked inward afterwards. This is the first time I've had my bags checked before boarding a train. For practitioners, nothing is coincidental. I realized that Master used this to eliminate my fear. Thinking back over my cultivation, I realized that my mentality of fear has blocked me from time to time when I've tried to save people. I seldom talk to people about the persecution face to face. Whenever I do, in the back of my mind, I still have fear. Looking inward, I realized that my fear is holding me back. I know that it stems from being selfish and trying to protect myself from being persecuted.