The Power of Firm and Righteous Belief
(Minghui.org) Master said: “However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is.” (“Also in a Few Words” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master also said: “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Zhuan Falun)
As Dafa practitioners, when our hearts are firmly on the Fa, Master will arrange everything for us, and the power of Dafa will be displayed in the world. Countless personal experiences during the course of my efforts to end the persecution and to save sentient beings have confirmed that what Master said is the real truth of the universe.
It Is Easier to Save People When, Through Cultivation, Our Hearts Are Pure
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. For some time, I didn’t understand how to cultivate myself, and I did Dafa work with a human mindset. My fellow practitioners and I went out to clarify the facts to people face to face two or three times a week. In markets or on the street, we came across different kinds of people as we clarified the facts. Some cursed us, some reported us, and others stalked us.
Because we were affected by attachments such as competitiveness, resentment, and fear, we only persuaded five to eight people a day to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. That was a very poor showing, and we were very worried.
Master said: “Dafa disciples are the sole hope for people’s salvation.” (“The Only Hope” from Hong Yin III)
I was deeply aware that only by cultivating ourselves well could we save more people. By studying the Fa and looking within, our minds were gradually purified, we were able to speak calmly, and we no longer fought back when we were challenged.
Our attachments, such as resentment, fear, and selfishness, decreased. At the same time, having felt our compassion, people were willing to listen to us explain the facts. Our ability to save people improved.
Now we go out every day to save people, whatever the weather and during festivals. Last Chinese New Year, we persuaded more than 60 people per day to quit the CCP. Before going out each day, I asked Master to arrange for people with predestined relationships to come to us.
Thanks to Master's compassion and strengthening, we clarified the facts to everyone we met each day. Most of them quit the CCP due to our efforts. When we came across people who didn’t want to quit, we left them with our compassion.
The other practitioners and I never chatted frivolously, but we did remind each other and encourage each other without complaining, blaming, or being affected by everyday people. That improved the outcomes, too.
We often encountered such people who said, “You Dafa practitioners are the hope of China. You should carry on what you are doing, and I will support you to the end.”
In winter, many said to us, “Please go home! It is so cold! Please pay attention to your health.” Sometimes, our hands and feet were numb because of the cold, but we didn’t feel cold when we clarified the facts to people. In hot weather, people thoughtfully said, “You are working so hard. I really admire you, but please be careful of your safety.”
I remember helping one particular lady quit the CCP. She was so grateful that she insisted on giving me a large bag of bread she had just purchased. I called her “Aunty.” “Aunty, I cannot accept your bread, and we don’t ask for anything in return. What we hope is that you will be safe.”
No matter how I refused, she insisted on leaving it for me. Seeing that I wouldn’t accept it, she simply left the bread on the street and went to a supermarket to buy more. So I ran after her and gave the bread back to her.
With a Firm Heart Focused on Saving People, I Don’t Worry about Things at Home
My son planned to marry, and his house needed to be re-done. The renovation would take three or four months, and many things such as furniture, home appliances, and décor had to be bought. Since I am retired, I would have to be at his house with the workers who were renovating it.
My sister and sister-in-law spent several months taking care of the renovation of the house of one of their sons before his marriage, and they were totally exhausted when the job was completed. That made me think about how many people wouldn’t be saved during that time if I helped with my son’s renovations.
I said to Master in my heart, “Master, my mission and responsibility are to save sentient beings. If fixing up my son’s house hinders me from saving people, that would not be good.”
Everyone in my family said to me, “Now it’s your turn to help your son with his house.” I smiled, but I thought to myself, “Saving people is the most important thing, and nothing can be allowed to affect that.” I then sent forth righteous thoughts asking Master for help.
As the date to begin the renovations approached, my son told me, “One of my best friends has a decorating company. The cost is reasonable, and they do good quality work. The company is responsible for supplying all the materials, and we don’t need to be onsite to watch the workers. As to the furniture, we will buy it online, which is cheaper.”
That allowed me to do what I should do. After I finished my truth-clarification activity for the day, I went to see how the renovations were coming along. I brought drinking water for the workers, clarified the facts to them, and helped them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Two days before my son got married, I took every opportunity to clarify the facts to people and helped over 20 people quit the CCP when shopping or receiving guests.
On the day my son was married, I clarified the truth to the bridesmaid, best man, my son’s classmates, colleagues, family members’ friends, and the driver. That morning, 19 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. And the wedding took place without a hitch.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank Master for his compassion and arrangements. I’ve realized that, as long as you have this wish, Master will make the best arrangement for you.
Both my son and daughter-in-law support Dafa. Every time I collect signatures, such as to rescue local practitioners and sue Jiang Zemin, they are willing to sign their names.
When my daughter-in-law took a driving test, she didn’t know that answer to one question in the first section. She then remembered reading, “Falun Dafa is good,” which I had told her about. The answer suddenly came to her and she passed the test. She told me, “It was just amazing.”
Two years ago, we took family photos. In one of them we can see a Falun rotating above our heads. In another photo, my daughter-in-law is standing behind me, and you can clearly see a Falun on her top.
From my numerous experiences, I know that, in the face of anything, as long as your heart is firmly on the Fa, Master will arrange everything for you. I would like to thank Master again for his compassionate strengthening and protection. I will continue to be diligent in my cultivation, do the three things well, and save more people. Heshi.