(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2006, at the age of 67, and I feel very honored to be a Falun Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period.

Although I had difficulty reading the Falun Dafa books at first because I did not recognize many characters and could not understand the meaning of the Fa, I did not give up. Dafa gave me the ability to read and start to understand soon after I became a practitioner.

During the first several years of my cultivation, I did not join a Fa-study group; I read the books and did the exercises at home. I then met a practitioner who invited me to join her study group. Although it was far away from my home, Master helped me find a way to get there. Because of this, I came to understand that Master is always with me, and Master knows all my thoughts.

Using Cell Phones to Tell People about Dafa

Our local practitioners started to use cell phones to tell people about Falun Dafa and how the Chinese Communist Party was persecuting the practice, and I joined them. Participation in this project helped me understand the mission and responsibilities of a practitioner during the Fa-rectification period.

I did not know what to say when I started, so I sent righteous thoughts and listened when other practitioners made their calls. They shared their notes with me, which I memorized until I felt ready.

When I made my first phone call, my heart was pounding and I was tongue tied. The person on the other end of the line asked me several times why I did not say anything but did not hang up.

“Falun Dafa is good,” I blurted out. “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations ensures a safe future! Are you a CCP member?” The person quit the CCP despite my shortcomings.

Master said,

“Even if you think your idea is great, and can save a hundred people, if you don’t carry it out it is useless. Meanwhile, if something can save just one person, then whoever carries it out gains that much mighty virtue for it.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the conference XI)

After that first phone call, I filled my days making truth-clarification phone calls. When I persuaded many people to quit the CCP, I reminded myself not to become too zealous, and when I persuaded only one person, I reminded myself not to be discouraged.

I found a lot of my human notions, such as fear, competitiveness, showing off, zealotry, and frustration. When someone cursed or swore at me—or thanked me—when I was on one of my phone calls, the corresponding attachment reared its head.

Sometimes I was able to catch an attachment and discard it. Other times I did not see my shortcomings. Master created different situations to help me recognize my attachments and gave me opportunities to remove them.

Reported for Distributing Dafa Calendars

Another practitioner and I went to a residential area at the beginning of 2016 to distribute calendars with information about Falun Dafa. Many residents asked for a calendar, including a young man who also offered to help distribute them. He even asked for a phone number, so he could contact us.

We saw a few people digging by the side of the road and handed them calendars. They told us to quickly leave because the police were on their way. We then saw the young man and a few police officers coming our way. We started to run, but I was too slow, and the police caught up with me.

One of the policmen told me that the young man was an officer at the local police department. When a police car arrived, the young man turned me over to them and left.

I was arrested, and the police confiscated my bag that contained 200 yuan and 23 calendars. I refused to get into the car, but they forced me in and took me to the police station.

Clarifying the Truth to the Police

I did not know what to do a first. Then I thought, “They do not understand Dafa or what the persecution is all about. I should use this opportunity to explain it to them. They are also victims of the persecution because they have been deceived by the CCP propaganda about the practice.”

Master said,

“Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington D.C. Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)

They asked me about the calendars.

I said, “The calendars explain the truth about Dafa. You will read how to be a good person and how to improve your moral standards. Dafa teaches people to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It is now practiced in more than 100 hundred countries worldwide, and the books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Only Jiang Zemin’s regime persecutes Falun Dafa.”

I reminded them that those who followed Jiang Zemin’s dictates have been investigated and sentenced by the courts, including Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Xu Caihou, and Guo Boxiong.

All the officers were listening to what I had to say, and I could see their attitudes start to change. They asked each other, “How does this person know so much?” I told them not to persecute practitioners, because they would have to bear the consequences. They said, “We have no choice: we have to follow orders. What we say doesn’t count.”

I thought, “Of course what you say doesn’t count. Everything is under my master’s control.”

They took me to a hospital for a check-up and then to the detention center. The doctor in the center examined me again. The deputy director told the doctor that I was suffering from all kinds of illnesses and that, if they detained me, they would have a lot of trouble.

The doctor said that they did not want to admit anyone that ill. They told the police to take me with them, and the police then drove me home. Before driving off, the deputy director told me to ask other practitioners to stop calling him about releasing me.