Clarifying the Truth Without Fear; Master Protects Me from Danger
(Minghui.org) I would like to share my experience of clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, one night. There were several dangerous moments but, without an attachment to fear, fellow practitioners and I returned home safely.
My team went to a remote area as usual on the night of August 10 to distribute truth-clarifying materials.
We traveled about an hour and a half to an undeveloped village. Only one paved road ran through the village. Villagers in groups stopped along the road to cool off on the hot summer evening. Another practitioner and I spoke to the people along the road and distributed truth-clarifying materials, while other practitioners went to visit each family in the village.
We soon discovered that many villagers were deceived deeply by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda and very few accepted the truth. We didn't give up. Instead, we patiently told them in detail how wonderful Falun Dafa is, and how the communist party frames Falun Dafa and persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners.
We gave out pamphlets and asked the villagers to read them through. Gradually, some villagers who were against us at the beginning started to accept us. Some agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its associated organizations.
When we passed by a restaurant, the owner stood at the door. We gave her a truth-clarifying journal. “What is this?” she asked.
I said, “It is the truth about how Falun Gong is being persecuted.”
She immediately refused our handout. “One of my relatives jumped out of a building and died because of practicing Falun Gong.”
The other practitioner said, “No killing is allowed by Falun Gong. Your relative must not have practiced Falun Gong.”
She seemed to understand and agreed to quit the CCP. She then asked us to help her husband to quit the CCP.
We next encountered several young men. “You are playing chess?” I said. “Can I show you a book? It could save your life!”
One man wearing a black T-shirt checked out the book and, with a serious look on his face, said, “Do you know that this book alone is enough for me to take you to the police station?”
I patted his shoulder. “You can't be that bad.”
He tried to reach for his phone in his pocket. “Do you want me to call the police now?”
I said firmly, “No, that wouldn't be a good thing for you to do. I will give you some literature that explains the facts to put in your sack.”
He didn't call the police. He grabbed a pamphlet that I had given his partner and returned it to me. “Please leave now,” he said.
I was sad for his being deceived so deeply. I saw another young man beside him holding the pamphlet I gave him. I sincerely told him, “Please read it through. It will be good for you.” He nodded.
When we reached the end of the village, I saw two young men wandering around. I felt that they might have bad intentions. I called to the other practitioners and prepared to leave. However, practitioner A reminded me that we should clarify the truth to these two men, as well. I suddenly realized that I couldn't leave and, instead, should save them.
I went to them and tried to start a conversation. “Hi, boys. How old are you?” One boy in black responded. “18.”
“Oh, you are even younger than my son,” I said. “When my son was in high school, he told his friends of the persecution and how evil the communist party is. They all understood. My son said his friends would have bright futures. Today I come here for you and hope you will know the truth, and thus have a bright future too. Do you know that the Tiananmen self-immolation event was a staged hoax? If you know the truth and understand that Falun Dafa is good, you will be blessed in future disasters. Here I have a good book. Please do read it through. I printed the book with my own money, so please cherish it.”
The boy accepted the book and handed it over to his partner. Our car pulled up, and I waved to them as we got in. “I have to leave now. Please do read the book.”
They waved back and said, “See you!”
When we were in the car, we realized that we still had some truth-clarifying materials left. It was not easy to come to this remote area, so we decided to go to a nearby village.
It was already almost 10 p.m. and almost no one was on the street. Almost all of the homes had the lights on.
It was a small village and when we got out of the car, two guards came up to us. They went straight to my practitioner friend and shouted, “Stop! What are you doing?”
She stopped and sent forth righteous thoughts. “I came to distribute good news,” she said. She sensed danger and left.
I was standing in the middle of the road. An elderly person and another man who was not wearing a shirt came toward me. I knew I couldn't run away and decided to face them. I smiled and said, “Uncle, are you still working?”
The older man looked at me sternly. “What are you doing?”
I gave them two truth-clarifying pamphlets. “I'm here to distribute truth-clarifying materials. I hope you all can know the truth and be blessed.”
They parked their motorcycles, shouting at me, “What are you distributing? Is it about Falun Gong?”
I felt the pressure from the evil, but I was not scared. In a loud voice I said, “It is about Falun Gong. Falun Gong teaches people to be good!” I really felt that my voice broke through the darkness and it shocked me. I felt Master was helping me.
Soon the two men stood in my face. Amazingly, however, they totally changed. I knew it was because the evil behind them was eliminated. They were not vicious at all.
Instead, they listened to me obediently. I told them how we came here and why. The older man then relaxed. “It's late at night,” he said. “We thought bad guys had come.”
I replied, “Please don't worry. We Falun Gong practitioners are good people who follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We won't do anything bad. Falun Gong is a cultivation practice of the Buddha school.”
The younger man asked, “What is cultivation practice?”
The other man responded to the younger man. “How come you don't know this? It is just like the Christians who teach people to do good.”
The younger man said, “I heard that Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to take medicine?”
“Falun Gong practitioners do not take medicine because they do not need to,” I said. “It’s not that they are not allowed to. Look at me, I have been practicing Falun Gong over 20 years and I have never taken a pill because I don't need take any pills.”
In a calm voice I briefly told them how Falun Gong is being persecuted. The older man said, “We are close to the police station, and there are patrols here. You would be in trouble if you ran into them.”
I thanked him with my hands together. “Thank you. I hope you will be blessed.”
While I was talking, one security guard took a photo with his phone. I was not scared at all. I believed that he wouldn't do something bad in a positive environment. They wanted all kinds of truth-clarifying materials and I gave them two copies each.
“Please share these materials, which we made with our own money. I can't give it all to you because there are more people to be saved.”
The guard who took my picture said to the other, “Let's go back to read this and keep what happened tonight to ourselves.”
He said to me, “Please go. Your companions are waiting for you.” I was very happy for him.
I walked out of the village while singing. I was full of joy and appreciation for Master. I did feel that Master was with me the whole time. When I reached our car, the driver and the other practitioner were sending forth righteous thoughts. I could tell they were nervous. When they saw me, I said, “The evil was eliminated” and they relaxed.
Other practitioners came back one by one and we returned home safely.
Looking back on the trip, I realized that I did eliminate the attachment to fear, which had been with me all the time. If I didn't hold enough righteous thoughts when confronted by the villagers and tried to escape, it was highly possible that I would have been persecuted.
As Master said,
“So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you--evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you. If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil's persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa. (Long applause)” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference VII)
I memorized this paragraph and use it to guide me all the time.