Experiencing “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.”
(Minghui.org) Another practitioner and I went out to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa on May 28, 2017.
When I got home, I discovered that I’d lost a sheet of paper with a list of names of people who had agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I searched all my pockets carefully. Still nothing!
I felt really bad. How could I be so careless? It was so important: people had trusted us and counted on us to help them quit the CCP and choose their bright futures, and I’d lost the list of names
I felt particularly bad because I’d just finishing reading Master's new teaching, in which he emphasizes the importance of this matter, which affects the lives of countless sentient beings.
I went to Master's picture and sincerely asked for help: “Master, I am so sorry that I lost the list of the people who quit the CCP. Please help me find it. I will pay close attention next time and never make the same mistake again. Master, please give me strength to do the right thing!”
I sat down and tried my best to recall where I went, whom I talked to, and what their names were. I remembered six names, but no more. I thought I would call the other practitioner, as she might remember some. Then I changed my mind: What if she blamed me and told others what I’d done? What would they think of me?
I stopped the negative thoughts racing around in my brain and came to my senses: “I made a mistake and I will face it. I should not be attached to fame and reputation. Plus, it will serve as a reminder, so that others won’t make the same mistake.”
I went to our group Fa study that night but I could not concentrate. My mind wandered as I kept thinking about the lost list.
When we were half way through the reading, another practitioner came in and announced that she had picked up a piece of paper with names on it and wondered if anyone in the room had lost it.
I snatched it, glanced over it, and could not believe my eyes: It was the one I’d lost! I put my palms together in a sign of respect and sincerely thanked Master!
She told me that, when she saw “Quit the CCP” at the top of the page, she knew whoever lost it would be very worried and that she should find the owner as quickly as possible. “I ran into another practitioner on the way here,” she said, “but I did not give to her. I brought it here.”
I said, “Nothing happens by chance in cultivation. Master saw my regret and that I truly wanted to do well, and my xinxing improved. Master had you pick up the list and bring it here. It truly is 'Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.'” (Zhuan Falun)
It truly felt like Master was right next to me, looking after and protecting his disciple all the time. Master is so compassionate. For us to carry out our sacred missions, he helps, protects, and reinforces us along the way and bestows glory and mighty virtue upon us. But the one who is truly saving people is Master! How can I not be serious about the task at hand! How can I not pay close attention to my deeds!
I will cultivate diligently and fulfill my mission to repay Master for his saving grace!