Clarifying the Facts Day by Day
(Minghui.org) I am a 76-year-old who began Falun Dafa cultivation in 2005 after a relative introduced me to the practice. Many health problems that I had for many years, including chronic gastritis, back pain from a lumbar spine injury, and leg pain caused by bone problems, have all since disappeared.
Falun Dafa is so amazing and just extraordinary. By continually studying the Fa, I have gradually learned the true meaning of “cultivation” and how fortunate I am to be able to practice Falun Dafa.
Distributing the Nine Commentaries
At first, I only studied the Fa at home, watched videos, and did the exercises. One day, my relative (a fellow practitioner) came to visit me carrying two large bags of books on her back. She told me that I should study the Fa more, and taught me how to send forth righteous thoughts. I asked her why she was carrying so many books and what they were used for. She told me the books were called Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and that they discussed what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is all about.
I asked her to leave me a bag of books so that I could distribute them. That evening, I put each book in a plastic bag and went to a residential area where I left one on the door of each house. I was not scared at all and felt very happy while doing what a Dafa practitioner should do.
The Importance of Group Fa Study
I was so happy when my relative helped me contact a Fa-study group near where I lived in 2009. I have benefited a great deal from studying the Fa with other fellow practitioners. As those veteran practitioners have been studying the Fa for a long time, they are clear about the Fa principles, which has inspired me. I often wonder whether I can truly suceed in cultivation.
I have learned through Fa-study that this worry is also an attachment. Hasn’t Master asked us to do the three things well? I am determined to study the Fa, do the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts every day.
“For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Clarifying the Facts to My Neighbors
In the summer of 2009, the neighborhood committee distributed forms for every household to complete and submit by the next day. As I am a group leader, I hurriedly distributed them to residents without reading the for content.
Upon returning home, I started to read the forms. One of the them contained content slandering Dafa and required anyone with information concerning Falun Dafa to report it to designated authorities. I felt so worried that I knelt down before Master’s photo, saying, “I must clarify the truth to ordinary people so that they do not sin against Dafa. Please Master, strengthen me and let me reach all of the households.”
Without having my supper, I started to clarify the truth door to door from upstairs to downstairs. I told them, “Falun Dafa is a high-level practice of the Buddha school. It teaches people how to cultivate Buddhahood and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’. It teaches people to be kind, helps people improve their morality, and care less about fame and personal gain. As Falun Dafa practitioners, we should consider others when doing everything, and ‘...as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted...’” (Lecture 4 in Zhuan Falun).
I told everyone I met that Falun Dafa’s Master came here to save people and that the practice has spread to over 100 countries. I let them know that Dafa has earned over 3,000 awards, and that many cities around the world have a “Falun Dafa Day” and “Master Li Hongzhi Day.” I said, “It is perfectly legal to practice Falun Dafa in China. We shouldn’t sign the form. If you do, it will bring you trouble and danger. We are good neighbors and the best thing to do is to keep ourselves safe.”
As they normally trusted me, my neighbors all agreed not to sign the forms. During the evening, I clarified the truth to over ten households. The following day, I started to clarify the truth to the remaining households, which went very smoothly.
Finally, there was only one household left, and the owner was an engineer who very much believed in the evil party. On seeing that she had already signed the form, I started to clarify the truth to her and she agreed to destroy her form. A great weight was lifted from my heart at this and I thanked Master. All 18 households had been saved!
Great Efforts in Clarifying the Truth Bring Good Results
I felt somewhat embarrassed at first when clarifying the truth to people face to face, for fear of being rejected. Yet whenever I remembered that Master had already paved the way and it wasn’t that difficult for me to talk to people, I then had the courage to clarify the truth to people.
During this period of time, I passed many tests and overcame a lot of difficulties such as interference from the evil, police confiscating my truth-clarification materials, and being arrested.
To clarify the truth, we often go to many places such as markets in rural areas, urban morning markets, construction sites, and bus stations. Wherever there are groups of people, Dafa practitioners are among them.
We clarify the truth to different kinds of people. I tell people, “Falun Dafa is here to offer salvation to people. I have told you these truths and principles in order to let you distinguish right from wrong and good from evil. What would you like to choose, good or evil?” When I clarify the facts most people agree to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I once clarified the truth to three taxi drivers. I said to them, “The CCP has persecuted thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners to death. Practitioners have also been arrested and had their property confiscated. They are sent to forced labor camps, tortured, and their organs are harvested for sale at a high price. The CCP has done the most evil things on this planet and it will be destroyed by heaven.” After listening, they all quit the CCP.
In order to receive a better result from clarifying the truth, I increased my righteous thoughts by studying the Fa more and thoroughly read Minghui Weekly, to learn about the experiences of fellow practitioners. In the course of clarifying the truth, I have improved my character and removed many attachments such as competitiveness, resentment, impatience, and a mentality of looking down on others. I have become more peaceful, calm, kind, and reasonable. I feel very sympathetic with those people who refuse to accept or listen to Dafa practitioners’ truth-clarification as they didn’t realize that they had been deceived by the evil Party’s brainwashing.
With Dafa practitioners’ great efforts in clarifying the truth day after day, the environment is gradually changing, and more and more people are becoming aware of the facts. Some people now take the initiative to say hello to us, some give us a thumbs up, and some shout, “Falun Dafa is good.” Others say, “You have been working really hard.”
Even more gratifying was when I was in a market, and an older man handed me a piece of paper, saying, “This is a list of the names of my family and relatives. Please help them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations!” There were a total of 20 people with their real names on the list. I was so excited and said, “Sir, you have done something great! Please tell your family to repeat often, ‘Falun Dafa is good’. ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’, and they will be blessed and protected when encountering any danger.” He answered, “I will! Absolutely!”