Master Protects Me at Every Moment
(Minghui.org) Since I started practicing Dafa, I have experienced Master's protection and understand that the Buddha Fa is boundless. There have been times that Master has given me hints and protected me in my cultivation journey.
Before I started cultivating in the autumn of 1997, I dreamed that I was standing in front of a Buddha's foot. I was not tall enough to see the Buddha's toenail. The Buddha opened his eyes and looked at me. Just then, a small shining Buddha flew over from far away and slowly merged into the body of the huge Buddha.
That year, a family member gave me the book Zhuan Falun and a ticket to watch a video of Master's lecture at Zhangshi Library. As I watched it, I realized that the small Buddha that appeared at the start of the video was the same Buddha in my dream!
Two months before the persecution of Falun Dafa started on July 20, 1999, Master hinted that I should join a Fa study group. One week before the persecution, I obtained a tape with the exercises. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” I knew that Master had prepared everything for me.
Believing in Master and Dafa
When the persecution started, I had another dream. I dreamed that I was in an interrogation room, where a person asked if I still wanted to practice Dafa. If I said yes, he said he would release a wolf to bite me.
I was not afraid and raised my hand. I thought, “You dare to have a wolf bite me?” I took out something that looked like a tweezer from my hair and rushed forward to plunge it into the wolf's mouth. The tweezer turned into a huge fork, and the wolf collapsed to the ground.
When I awoke and recalled the dream, I realized that my inner strength was greater than what I showed in public. This dream strengthened my determination to cultivate Dafa.
At the end of the workday, I was informed that all families staying in the workplace hostel had to register their names and hand over any Falun Gong books. When I reached the gate, someone shouted at me, “Those who have practiced before, hand the books to the veteran cadre.”
Another practitioner who was with me asked me, “Are you handing over the books?”
I replied calmly, “When I got these books, the cadre didn’t pay for them. Why should I hand the books over? I'm not going to worry about it.”
The next morning, I sat in the last row on a crowded bus. Suddenly, I could see the road ahead as though I were sitting in the driver's seat, which was actually impossible from where I sat. The bus passed by a hospital and crematorium. This made me realize that, although most people have to pass through these places, I do not, for I am no longer an ordinary person.
After the persecution started, I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa. After returning, I started using my personal experience to tell people the goodness of Dafa. I wrote “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good” on posters and banners and sent letters.
Clarifying the truth became easier with the availability of materials. It was difficult, but I felt that cultivating Dafa was my greatest happiness.
When the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I started encouraging people to withdraw from the Party and its youth organizations. A practitioner family member and I asked our relatives to quit, including those in our old hometown. Through our efforts, all our relatives quit.
I bought a laser printer and operated a material production site in my home after I retired. During the severe persecution, the locations of such sites were not commonly known to practitioners. Initially, the site could only produce materials sufficient for our own use. Later, we were able to produce materials for other practitioners.
I was not familiar with the necessary technology, so members of my family helped by studying the instruction booklets. At that time, we did not know that we had to refill the toner. Amazingly, the toner in the printer lasted for almost a year, which really kept down the expense of operating the site.
To this day, we have depended on Master for guidance. One night in early winter, I was returning home after delivering materials to a practitioner. As I rode my motorcycle, I looked into the sky and saw many stars flying towards me. Among the stars, I continued to sing until I reached home.
It took me a long time to calm myself after returning home. I wrote down the lyrics I sang. Another practitioner saw them the next day and asked, “Did you write this? I know a practitioner who can compose music. Why don’t you let that practitioner compose music for your lyrics?”
I am not highly educated, so I agreed. Master opened up my wisdom and let me understand my vows. After the practitioner composed a song with my lyrics, I was surprised that it was very similar to how I had sung it. The song is titled “Having Compassion,” and here are the lyrics:
I came from a beautiful worldAnd fell into the mundane world for thousands of years.I'm waiting in the vast delusion to clearHoping for compassionate Master to come.I came from a faraway worldRemembering vows in my heart in every lifeMy mission did not change through wind and rainHoping for the universal Fa to spread.
I came from the deep colossal firmamentDescending every life to reach this dayThe eternal gate of heaven has openedPraising Master's compassion
Oh Master, oh Master, thank you for bringing me back.Oh Master, oh Master, thank you for bringing me back.
“How as soon as you saw this Fa—particularly those in the first two of the three categories I’ve described before—your heart was truly just overjoyed! [You were thinking,] “This is wonderful! I’ve finally found it!” Weren’t all those thousands of years of reincarnating and waiting exactly for this? At the time, driven by the feeling from deep inside your being, you were able to renounce any human attachment and be determined to cultivate yourself well. That excitement could propel you to be diligent.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
Having read this, I no longer dare to slow down. I have to follow Master and fulfill my vows. As time passes, I got to know some technician practitioners, who gave me a lot of assistance that improved my technology skills. I can now solve general problems and even small problems for other practitioners.
One day in early spring, I went to repair a machine for a practitioner. The weather was very cold that day. When I boarded the bus, the bus was cold and did not have a heater. I suddenly felt the right side of my body getting hot. I looked down and saw blue flames licking the back of my hand. It was as though I was sitting beside a fire!
My eyes were filled with tears. I shouted in my heart, “Thank you, Master. Thank you, Master!” I truly experience how great it is to have Master and cultivate.
Before the Olympics Games in 2008, the authorities collected the names of practitioners in my city. However, each time I would go to a building to distribute materials, I was not once asked for my ID.
Once, I met a practitioner as I was distributing materials where she lived. She saw me from far away and her jaw dropped. It took her a while to speak. “You dare to come here?” she said. “The authorities are closely monitoring this area.”
Another time, I was distributing materials in a building and saw a little puppy. It made some low noises and ran to my feet. I told the puppy, “I'm here to save people. You must remember ‘Falun Dafa is good.’ Keep a lookout and don't let people come out to check on me. If they do, please let me know.”
I went up the stairs. The puppy was at the door, quietly waiting for me. After I finished distributing the materials, I did not want to exit from the main gate. At this moment, the puppy made some noises as it looked at me. It then ran forward. I followed the puppy and came to a door.
I was very touched and squatted down to thank the puppy. It watched me until I was out of sight. I knew that Master had arranged this puppy to help me.
In the past, police cars often parked in front of the post office. Each time I mailed letters, I had a thought that the police cars should quickly leave. The cars really left.
The same thing happened with the post office staff. I had a thought to have them leave or do their own work. Once this thought came out, the staff would take a call, go to the restroom, or be called away. Master protects me at all times, and no words can express my gratitude to Master.
Strengthening Righteous Thoughts
I was arrested and my house ransacked on February 17, 2012. At the police station, I started clarifying the truth to the police and saw two other arrested practitioners at the station. As the police interrogated them, I saw one practitioner's hand trembling. I quickly sent forth righteous thoughts, and I could feel a very strong righteous field.
When the police interrogated me, I saw the words “Record of Trial” typed out on the computer. I suddenly had a thought, “I am a Dafa disciple. How can they interrogate me?” I stood up immediately and walked out the door.
The police shouted at me, “Where are you going?”
As I lifted up my right leg, I lost consciousness. When I awoke, I found myself in an alley. Master “pulled” me out of the police station!
I became homeless because of the persecution and had the attachment of fear and was lonely. However, my firm righteous thoughts in Dafa have never changed.
Master told us,
“What's important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That's because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (“Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles”)
When I read this, I knew that I did not do well.
I lost my father during the Cultural Revolution when I was at a young age, which caused regrets. My heart was burning with indignation after the Nine Commentaries was published. I could not remove the hatred I had towards the Party.
I deviated from Master's teachings. Only after studying the Fa did I understand this and remove my attachments. I negated the old forces' arrangements and walked my cultivation path steadily. Through this, I also understood that only the Fa that Master teaches can save sentient beings.
My family and I know that everything is arranged by Master and that Master is looking after us. Before the persecution, I had only three family members who practiced Dafa. There are now seven adult practitioners and four young practitioners in our family. Our cultivation has benefitted the family, and everyone in my family has received blessings after understanding the truth.