Relying on Our Faith Instead of Human Thinking
(Minghui.org) We all know that the Minghui website is a communication platform for our Dafa disciples to share cultivation experiences and Fa study with one another.I have read accounts where some fellow cultivators in mainland China have come across sudden situations where they forgot to put their faith in Master and Dafa and resorted to human ways of handling problems.
When detained by the authorities for possession of truth clarification materials, they claimed that they had only picked the materials up somewhere or that they were given to them by others in the market. In the end, fellow cultivators who took this approach were taken advantage of by the old forces. Not following the Fa, but one’s human thinking in this situation, only subjects practitioners to possible persecution.
I am one example of a disciple who did not follow the Fa when detained by police. One day in 2012, I went to distribute Dafa truth-clarification materials and I was reported to police. My home was broken into by a group of 610 Office staff in the middle of the night.
When I woke up from the commotion, I didn’t think of Master and Dafa at all. I only recalled a fellow cultivator’s similar situation from a Minghui website article of how such a tribulation was avoided. I didn’t follow Master’s teaching in Dafa on how to cultivate away human attachments, clarify the truth and offer salvation to all sentient beings. I was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in the end.
I came to realize that the fellow cultivator in the article managed to avoid persecution due to his enlightenment within the Fa. This could only be cultivated and could not be copied. One has to walk his own way out of a tribulation.
In 1999, after the persecution started, I went to Beijing with a few fellow cultivators to validate Falun Dafa. The persecution at that time was very severe. As soon as they caught sight of Falun Dafa disciples, the police would indiscriminately beat them up. I noticed many fellow cultivators were severely injured by the police.
I saw that when a Dafa disciple shouted “Falun Dafa is good!”, the police officer soon stopped beating him. A fellow cultivator who traveled with me to Beijing also witnessed this and so he also shouted out, “Falun Dafa is good!” However, in this instance, the police officer then gave him two more slaps in the face.
After this practitioner was released from jail, I asked him what his thoughts were when shouting out, “Falun Dafa is good.” He told me he was terrified at the time. Seeing that the beating stopped after the other practitioner shouted “Falun Dafa is good”, he decided to do the same. One can imagine that the first person shouted loudly from his heart. The second person shouted to avoid beatings and to protect himself.
I realized this is what happened with me. I was very vague in my understanding of the Fa principles and didn’t know how to become enlightened within the Fa. I completely used my human notion to think and consequently I was persecuted quite severely.
If each Dafa disciple could think of Master and Dafa when encountering problems and deny the persecution completely, Master will surely help us out.
On another occasion in 2012, before I was arrested, I went to different places to give out theNine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other truth-clarification materials. When I approached a political department office, as soon as a Party secretary of the Chinese Communist Party heard about Falun Dafa, he picked up the telephone immediately to call the police. At that moment, my heart was unmoved and I felt very calm, but I didn’t know what to do exactly.
In that instant, I thought about Master. I asked Master to help me and at that moment, I slowly walked towards the Party secretary and said, “I am a good person. If you make that call, and if anything happens to me after today, I don’t think you will be safe and happy in this life.” As he hung up the phone he said, “You’d better leave now.”
I avoided what could have become a major tribulation just like that! Therefore, because this is such a harsh environment, when we encounter things, our minds must be clear and think of Master and the Fa all the time. Only by doing this can we eliminate the evil and deny the old forces arrangements.
Nowadays, in my daily life, whether I go out to clarify the truth or I do other projects to save sentient beings, I strive to cultivate with righteous thoughts rather than just “doing things.” Every day, I strive to learn Master’s Fa by heart as much as possible. By doing this, my thoughts are hardly ever interfered with by other people and things. I can feel when my righteous thoughts are very strong. I understand this is the true meaning of actual cultivation.
Above are some of my personal experiences. Since my understanding of Dafa cultivation is limited, I ask fellow cultivators to compassionately point out anything inappropriate.