My Experience in Clarifying the Truth to People
(Minghui.org) For over twenty years, I have been cultivating in Falun Dafa. It has given me a healthy body, a clear mind and many admirable qualities.
“You must first cultivate yourself well, only then can you fulfill your historic mission. Therefore, in the entire process of saving sentient beings and validating Dafa, you cannot neglect your own cultivation. So in cultivation you must be serious, and that is the most basic guarantee for you as a cultivator.” (Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public)
I took Master's words to heart, doing the exercises and studying the Fa for two to three hours a day and clarifying the facts of Falun Dafa to people every day.
Learning to Drive at Seventy
I decided to learn how to drive a car two years ago despite my age. In the past two years, I have driven over 40,000 km (24,854 miles), often while helping fellow practitioners and clarifying the truth.
One time, a fellow practitioner told me about her sister, who also practiced Dafa. She was worried about her because the sister lost her eyesight from a failed cataract surgery. I immediately drove several of them to the city where her sister lived. It was in the middle of winter and snow covered the roads, and we did not get there until after dark. A few more practitioners came to join us the next day. We all shared our understandings from the Fa and this practitioner's sister's family was very touched. The sister's husband had wanted to give up cultivation, but found the courage to continue. The relationship between the sister's husband and his daughter was also mended in the process of looking within.
Once, another practitioner showed symptoms of diabetes complications and was hospitalized. I drove several fellow practitioners to the hospital and shared our understandings with him. We encouraged him to have righteous thoughts and have faith in Master and Dafa. He left the hospital soon after and recovered.
I also realized that there is an element of cultivation in driving. I always yield to oncoming traffic on narrow paths. The other drivers usually thank me by honking their horns. I also never cut in front of oncoming traffic to make left turns. My understanding is that by letting others go first, I am using my actions to validate the Fa.
When my relatives and friends saw me driving around in good health and with confidence, they were truly surprised. It even motivated several of my relatives to learn Falun Dafa.
Seizing Every Opportunity to Save People
For a short period of time, I teamed up with another practitioner to clarify the truth to people. We called people on cell phones to tell them about Falun Dafa. He has a very pleasing manner of speech, and always speaks politely with reason. Often, he could talk and advise over twenty people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations within an hour. So when we were together, I usually didn't need to say much. I gradually became dependent on him: when this practitioner could not partner with me, I felt lost.
I knew I was shy about talking to people face-to-face about Falun Gong. But if a Dafa disciple cannot save sentient beings by telling them the facts about Dafa, how could he bear the title of “Fa-rectification period disciple”? I knew that I had to break through this attachment.
I started to study the Fa with fellow practitioners in the mornings and going out to clarify the truth to people in the afternoon. We would organize ourselves into small groups and talk to as many people as we could, like people working on construction sites, vegetable sellers and street cleaners, etc. I usually drive a car full of practitioners to our destination before we break off into small groups.
I persist in going out every day to clarify the truth. In the process, I got rid of my attachment to depending on others and also found my own path in cultivation. My experience is that when I study the Fa well, clarifying the truth becomes more natural and more effective.
One day in the summer, I was driving through a wetland park and saw a street cleaner. I stopped the car, handed him a bottle of water, and said, “It is such a hot day. You must be really tired. Here is some water.”
He thanked me. I then proceed to tell him about Falun Dafa. He happily agreed to withdraw from the CCP's organizations.
I try not to miss any opportunity to tell people about Falun Dafa. When I took my car in for servicing, I talked to the mechanic as he worked on my car. I finished talking as he finished with my car. The service manager handed me a business card, and I took the chance to tell him about Dafa as well. Both of them agreed to withdraw from CCP organizations.
The process of clarifying the truth is also a process of cultivation. I believe that Master had brought these people to me, so I must do my best to save them. I am determined to do the three things well and save more people.
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