Even a New Practitioner Must Save People
(Minghui.org) I first heard about Falun Dafa in 2012. I found a copy of the main book of the practice, Zhuan Falun, and read it every day.
At the time I didn’t have any lectures by the founder of Falun Dafa and I didn’t study the Fa with other practitioners. Even though I only half understood the meaning of what I was reading, I was surprised and delighted by the positive changes I experienced.
When I read the book, I felt an electric current running through my body. One day, an electric surge went from the top of my head to the soles of my feet, making my backache disappear. I felt great!
I later understood that Master was adjusting my body. The more I read, the more I wanted to read.
However, I later stopped reading Zhuan Falun and became preoccupied with other things.
Even though I had stopped studying the Fa, I remembered the three words in Zhuan Falun—Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance—and sincerely lived by these standards.
Master didn’t give up on me and often gave me a hints in my dreams that I needed to cultivate Falun Dafa, but I repeatedly ignored them.
It wasn't until late May 2016 that I resumed practicing Falun Dafa. It was only then that I learned that, as a practitioner in the Fa rectification period, we should save people and fulfill our mission.
I went out to distribute truth clarification materials and New Year calendars that had information about Falun Dafa one day in December 2016. I was busy handing out calendars, which were almost all gone, when I realized that I was being followed.
I turned and saw two police officers. I was startled and hurried over to a store. But before I could enter the building, the police stopped me. One officer ordered me to hand over my bag. When he looked inside he found a calendar. He demanded to see my ID and took me to the police station.
At the station, I remembered that other practitioners were supposed to come over to my home to study the Fa the following day. Since I had to be there, I asked Master to help me get out of the police station.
One of the officers was holding my calendar and making phone calls as the other one watched me. I calmed down and reminded myself not to be afraid.
After the officer was through making calls, he said, “You were distributing Falun Gong calendars.” He then said that I could leave. He flipped through the calendar and handed me my bag. I quickly left.
I looked inward after I returned home and found many attachments, such as showing-off, jealousy, fear, and a dependence on others.
We should cherish Dafa and get rid of our attachments. We should not disappoint Master, who has mercifully saved us. We should walk our cultivation paths well and save more sentient beings.