Not Allowing Negative Thoughts to Interfere When Clarifying the Truth about Dafa
(Minghui.org) When I passed by a job market, I noticed many people who were looking for jobs. Some companies had posted jobs and searched for skilled employees. I thought that this was a good opportunity to talk to people about Falun Dafa and its persecution by the communist regime. I stopped and walked into the crowd.
I saw a woman who seemed to be my age and started to chat with her. I told her about the persecution and that Falun Dafa has spread around the world. She listened and commented doubtfully, “There is a person in our village who practiced Falun Dafa. His wife divorced him, and he now walks awkwardly and seems to be in low spirits.”
I noticed that many people nearby were also listening to us. Thus, I took this opportunity to tell her that the persecution has caused cruelty and injury to practitioners. It was the lies from the government's propaganda that caused people to be hostile toward Dafa and misunderstand Dafa. His wife divorced him because of the persecution. He is disabled and walks awkwardly due to being abused.
Then, I also said that it cannot be described in words what practitioners have to endure during this persecution. I then told her the truth about the “Tiananmen self-immolation,” and the goodness of Dafa. I also explained that when one quits the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations one will not be implicated with the CCP's bad deeds when it loses power. The lady listened attentively and so did the others. In the end, she seemed to be glad to have a chance to withdraw from the CCP.
Reflection Brings Understanding
I reflected and wondered why I was able to help this lady to understand the truth this time. My conclusion was when she talked negatively about that fellow practitioner’s awkward situation, I remained calm and did not allow a negative thought to move my heart. This was in line with the Fa. In the past, whenever I encountered similar situations, my heart was easily moved and I complained about fellow practitioners improper behaviors. I was totally controlled by my human attachments. As a result, I was not able to tell people the truth well.
In the future, I must do the three things according to Master’s requirements and cultivate well. I will constantly look inward and observe other practitioner’s strengths rather than their shortcomings. I should measure things according to Dafa. When other practitioners don't do well in some aspect, I should be kind, try to understand them, and make them aware of their mistakes instead of blaming them. I should not think that my understanding is right, whole others are in the wrong. In fact, every fellow practitioner has signed a contract with Master, left their true homes, and came to this world in order to help Master with Fa-rectification.
Practitioners have endured hardships and tribulations, and are essentially good practitioners. Only by being humble, letting go of our egos and attachment of wanting to show off, can we do well what we should do, cooperate well with fellow practitioners, and help more people learn the truth about Dafa.