Clarifying the Truth in My Clinic
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who runs my own medical clinic.
My clinic has become a site for clarifying the facts and saving people. When it opened in 2006, I clarified the truth about Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) to only a portion of my patients, depending on the person and my cultivation state. However, as my understanding of the Fa deepened, I realized that Master had arranged this opportunity for me. As a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period, I have a duty to save every single predestined person who walks through my clinic doors.
The following are my experiences of cultivating and of clarifying the truth, and I would like to share them with other practitioners. Please point out any errors.
Balancing Cultivation and Work
I did not have many patients when I first opened the clinic. I was desperate to earn a living and did not balance well my cultivation requirements with work. I placed money above all else, and this had the opposite effect. Not only did I earn very little, my relationships with my patients also suffered.
I later examined myself according to Master's Fa:
“Even though you are a Dafa disciple, your work in society isn't cultivation, but your cultivation will be reflected in your work in society.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005”)
I began reflecting on my behavior and used the Fa to correct my thoughts. When I ran into problems, I considered others first, and I let go of my attachments to material gain. I constantly examined and realigned my thoughts... I am first and foremost a cultivator, and second a medical professional. This made it easier to solve the problems I encountered.
One such example was a one-year-old boy who came to my clinic for an intravenous (IV) infusion of antibiotics. The boy's mother said he still had a fever, but he refused to cooperate during IV infusions at the hospital. He screamed and struggled until the drip was removed, making the entire family very distressed.
When I looked at the prescription, I noticed the antibiotic dosage was very high for a young child. I considered halving the dose, but when I saw how upset and uncooperative the boy was, I thought, “I have to go through so much effort to get the IV drip set up, and yet I'll only be able to earn half as much [from the prescription cost].”
But then I reasoned, “I'm a cultivator. If this boy has been receiving such large doses of antibiotics, it could be causing immeasurable harm to his health. He's too young to express how awful he feels, and his parents aren't aware of it. I can't do that. That wouldn't be befitting of a cultivator.”
So I halved the dose and charged the parents half the prescription cost. Miraculously, after the drip was set up, the child settled down and began playing contently. The next day, the child voluntarily extended his arm to have the drip inserted and did not cry once during the entire process. His mother said delightedly, “This is strange, he doesn't cry when he comes here for drips. From now on, we'll always come to you whenever he needs treatment.”
I knew that I was acting in accordance with the Fa, and Master was encouraging me. I had many similar experiences, where as long as I followed the requirements for a cultivator, my actions always had positive results. As my mind continued to be purified by the Fa, my clinic gradually began turning a profit. My patients' trust grew, and they began referring their families and friends to my clinic.
I cherish every person who comes to my clinic. Even if they are only asking for information or directions, I always greet them with a smile. Occasionally, my cultivation state isn't as good as it should be. So I spend more time studying the Fa and rectifying myself based on the Fa.
Gaining Wisdom to Save People by Letting Go of Selfishness
I began clarifying the truth face-to-face at work in 2006. At first, I was hindered by all kinds of attachments, and it was so difficult to speak! But I knew from the Fa that I had to help save people. Compared to other practitioners who braved harsh weather conditions going door-to-door to clarify the truth, I had it so much easier.
Master arranged for all these predestined beings to come to my clinic, and if I did not save them, I could not call myself a Dafa disciple of the Fa-rectification period. So I spent more time studying and memorizing the Fa and increasing my righteous thoughts and courage.
When I talked about the persecution, my hands were often sweaty and shaking, and my heart pounded with anxiety. But with Master's compassionate reinforcement, as long as I said something, most people understood, and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
While clarifying the truth, I also realized that the more human notions I had, the more attachments to self I had. For example, the belief that I couldn't speak well or that people wouldn't understand were manifestations of my attachment to self. In contrast, when I put aside all my human notions and clarified the truth with a selfless heart, the person was more receptive to the facts. A simple sentence was powerful enough to disintegrate the elements that hindered them from accepting the truth. Moreover, I found that I conveyed my thoughts more smoothly and had a more positive effect.
One lady was very satisfied with my treatment and later brought her husband in for a check up. This woman had learned the truth and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. At the time, I thought, “She already understands the truth. It would be great if she could give me time alone with her husband.” Following that, the lady said to him, “I have to go now. You stay here and get your health sorted out.”
When she left, I took the opportunity to ask her husband if he had ever been a member of the CCP or its affiliated organizations. He said he had never joined the CCP, but was a member of the Youth League and the Young Pioneers. He then launched into a tirade about how he should have become a Party member and how it would have made his work and life better. I wasn't moved by him, and I quietly sent righteous thoughts, thinking, “I'm not going to wrangle with your muddle-headed side, I want to speak to your knowing side.”
Taking advantage of a brief pause in his tirade, I smiled gently and said, “Nowadays, no one wants to join the party; in fact, they're all trying to quit. It's even better for you that you never joined, so you don't have to worry about withdrawing from the Party! Let me help you withdraw from the Youth League and the Young Pioneers as well. How about using a pseudonym to withdraw from those organizations?”
To my surprise, he readily agreed, “Yes, yes, thank you!” He was a completely different person from before. I knew it was his knowing side that was responding.
I truly feel that Master has arranged everything for us and is simply waiting for us to carry it out with our righteous thoughts. Our righteous thoughts come from the Fa and from a solid foundation in cultivation. Only by studying the Fa well can we have the wisdom to deal with the complex mentalities of everyday people. Only then can we untie the knots in their hearts and truly save them.
A man in his eighties came to my clinic for an IV drip. While chatting, I learned that he was a Party member. We talked about how society's moral standards were declining and people's hearts were no longer as pure, triggering many natural and man-made disasters. He acknowledged that all this was true. But when I talked about the movement of quitting the CCP, he kept saying, “No, no, I am already so old, I don't care about anything anymore.” Whenever I broached the subject, he either pretended not to hear me or changed the topic.
While studying the Fa that night, I came across this line in Master's lecture:
“If your words are pure and righteous they will really go right into the innermost part of people's thoughts, and instantly make people understand.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
I understood why my words had no effect on the elderly man. It must have been because I had not reached the standard of pureness and righteousness that Master mentioned. For this man to have reached such a ripe old age, wasn't he waiting for the dissemination of Dafa and a practitioner to save him? I sent righteous thoughts to clear all the incorrect notions, matter, and elements in my dimension that were interfering with my truth clarification. I also sent righteous thoughts to clear the evil Party elements that were obstructing him from being saved.
The next day, he came for another IV drip. He looked very weak and frail, and would not open his eyes or speak to anyone. I could not find an opportunity to speak to him. Would I have to miss the chance to save him? But given how old he was, it was likely I wouldn't see him again. So I did not dare to give up!
I gently said, “Grandfather.” He opened his eyes as I continued, “May I bother you for a minute? Withdrawing from the CCP is a choice that every Chinese person has to make. You too cannot avoid making that choice. It is no coincidence that our paths have crossed today. May I help you withdraw from the CCP?”
In that moment, my heart was free of human thoughts, and all I wanted was for him to be saved. I felt like everything had come to a standstill. The man said in a clear voice, “Yes! Yes! Thank you!” I continued, “Grandfather, Falun Gong is good, it is true cultivation of the Buddha Fa!” He said repeatedly, “I know! I know! It is good!” Tears sprang to my eyes, “I'll let you rest now!” He nodded and closed his eyes.
People are Blessed After Understanding the Truth
Over the years of clarifying the truth, I noticed that patients who were very receptive to the truth and gladly quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations had faster recovery rates. By contrast, those who refused to accept the truth and not quit the Party had trouble getting better, and at times their illnesses got worse.
During the flu season one winter, my clinic had a surge in patients seeking IV drips. Most patients with severe symptoms recovered after 1-2 days of treatment. However, there was a lady in her twenties who was still running a fever despite receiving IV drips for five days straight. I had clarified the truth to her many times in the past, but she had repeatedly refused to believe it. In the end, she had to be transferred to a hospital for treatment.
These are just a few of examples of how if my patients listened and understood the truth, they would oftentimes be cured much more quickly. A few months later, they would visit me and proclaim, “Your treatment the last time was fantastic. The medicine really works!” I then knew that the patient had understood the facts and been blessed. My patients also brought their partners, children, and parents to me for treatment, creating predestined opportunities for the entire family to be saved.
The floating population of our residential area is very high, which means tenants are often moving in and out. Many new patients have said that the previous tenant recommended my clinic to them. Whenever I heard this, I knew that the previous patients were passing on the opportunity to be saved! Compassionate Master has arranged for every life to be given the opportunity to be saved!
I have been clarifying the truth at my workplace for ten years now. Under Master's compassionate guidance, I've managed to walk this path smoothly. Master said,
“That's why I often say that in validating the Fa, you should do well the three things Dafa disciples need to do, and everything is encompassed in them.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
As a tiny particle of Dafa, I have grown and matured in doing the three things. My understanding is that they complement each other. Only by doing well with studying the Fa and sending righteous thoughts can we be more effective in clarifying the truth and saving people.
Thank you Master for providing me with such a good cultivation environment! The only way I can thank you is by being diligent in my cultivation!