Improving by Following the Falun Dafa Principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
(Minghui.org) I feel extremely fortunate and grateful to be a Falun Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period. Looking back at my cultivation path, I know that every step I have walked is under Master’s protection.
Turning Around a Bad Situation
We met with practitioners living in our surrounding rural areas close to the Chinese New Year for an experience sharing, with subjects of how to study the Fa well, improve one’s character, and clarify the facts to local people.
Many practitioners were already there when I arrived and learned that practitioner Mr. Hua had contacted practitioners on his mobile phone and provided a lot of detail during the calls.
“Why did you bring your mobile phone here,” I asked. “With so many people in attendance, we need to pay attention to people's safety.”
He responded that without his cell phone many practitioners, including myself would not have found the meeting location. To this I answered that we would have found this place without his mobile phone.
This practitioner told me that if I am worried I should leave and then basically ordered me to leave. I did not know how to respond, but left after he repeated for me to leave, although fellow practitioners tried to stop me.
Feeling wronged, and with tears running down my face I said to Master: “Master, I know that I shouldn’t have left but how should I have reacted to this situation?”
I heard Master's words in my head:
“A practitioner should not only exercise self-control when he is in a conflict and is insulted to his face, but should also have a generous attitude and even be grateful to the other party. How could you improve your character if you didn’t have that incident with the other person? How could the black matter be transformed into the white matter? How could you develop your gong?” (Falun Gong)
I gradually felt calmer and remembered that Master said:
“That’s why I tell you that whenever any problems occur or whenever you feel uneasy inside, you should look inside yourself for causes. I can guarantee that the problem lies within you.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Singapore)
Master's words made me realize that I should calm down and look inward.
“My words were not kind,” I thought. “I have such attachments as competitiveness and not accepting criticism. I have not cultivated well over the past years.”
I felt very ashamed and wondered how Mr. Hua felt about me leaving. I thought that I should apologize to him. I approached him the next day and asked him to forgive me for my bad attitude yesterday. He apologized too and we have cooperated well since then.
Helping People Quit the CCP
“This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III )
After I was released from a forced labor camp in May 2005, I began to clarify the facts about Falun Gong and encouraged people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Once I learned how to talk to people I could help many quit the CCP.
I learned that bus stations, markets, buses, and so on, were good places to clarify the facts. Yet sometimes, I came across people who cursed at me, or tried to take me to a police station. I always remembered what Master said:
“Mercy can melt heaven and earth into springRighteous thought can save people of the world”(“Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Volume II)
Around the time of the Chinese New Year most people in the countryside like to hang up New Year couplets in their homes.
I got on a bus and said, “We are now handing out New Year's couplets. Please take them home and have a Happy New Year. Is that okay with you?” Everyone answered, “Yes.”
I talked about the images and asked them to hang up the couplets with the words “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” on the wall in their house and to try to live by those words. I suggested that they would live in harmony with their family and have good fortune. Everyone wanted to have the couplet.
“By collaborating with the CCP, “ I continued, “Jiang Zemin, the former CCP leader, has been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I continued, “Whoever joined the CCP and its affiliated organizations are associated with them. Should people be unjustly blamed for the CCP's crimes? So please, quit your membership and you will not be implicated when the Party is eliminated.”
As a result, many people quit the CCP.