Getting Rid of Fear through Face-to-Face Truth Clarification
(Minghui.org) I have a very demanding job as an office worker, and because of this, I have a limited amount of time to go out and talk to people about Dafa. I had spoken to people around me, but I felt that that number was far too small.
In October of 2016, I had a thought: I should tell people about Dafa on my way home from work. Shortly afterwards, my husband began to take dinner at his office. I no longer needed to be home to cook him dinner, so I could stay out later.
Clarifying the Truth on My Way Home from Work
I partnered up with another practitioner. After work, I would meet her and we would start conversations with the people we came across. We normally did it for about one and a half hours every day; the effect was good.
I used to have many issues when talking to people – I was afraid of approaching strangers, and I didn't want to be under bright streetlights for fear of exposing my identity. Soon, I began to overcome these problems, and made quick breakthroughs. My righteous thoughts grew stronger. When I truly had the heart to save people, my fear became weaker.
For people who were in a hurry, we were only able to give them flyers. But when we saw people walking slowly or strolling along, we would talk to them after giving them the materials; we sometimes even opened up the materials to talk about some of the content and were able to persuade them to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates. Many people were very responsive to this approach.
Sometimes we would go out to do this together; other times, separately. I often recited “Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring. Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (Hongyin II, “The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos”) in my heart to help keep myself in a more compassionate state. We also kept sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference.
Gradually, I did better and better. Though I sometimes ran into people who refused to accept the materials or even wanted to report me to the authorities, I did not argue with them. I kept smiling and continued clarifying the truth to them kindly. Most of them changed their attitude and some even accepted the materials.
Whenever I talked to people with a righteous mind and truly wanted to save them without any fear in my heart, Master would always help me. Master said, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide” (Hong Yin II, “The Master-Disciple Bond”)
One day in May of 2017 during one of these outings, a plainclothes policeman saw the two of us and reported us. We were arrested and detained at the local police station.
A police officer from the local Domestic Security Division came to interrogate me. I chatted with him in a kind manner and told him the facts about Dafa. He listened. When I refused to sign the recording, he just let it go and didn't make a fuss.
I barely slept that night at the police station. Instead, I kept sending forth righteous thoughts and reciting the Fa. I felt that my righteous thoughts had never been so pure and powerful. Before, I could hardly concentrate for 30 minutes; this time, my thoughts were surprisingly focused.
The next day, the police took me back to my home and ransacked it. Later, they tied me to a steel chair in the interrogation room. I continued talking kindly to any police officer that entered the room, without fear. I constantly recalled Master's teaching:
“Cultivation is hard. It’s hard in that even when a terrible calamity strikes, even when evil madly persecutes, and even when your life is at stake, you still have to be able to steadfastly continue on your path of cultivation without letting anything in human society interfere with the steps you take on your path of cultivation.” (Essentials for Further Advancement II, “Path”)
“While sending righteous thoughts, don’t panic or be afraid, and as long as that wicked person keeps being violent, keep sending righteous thoughts.” (The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III, “Stop the Evil Acts with Righteous Thoughts”)
I was not given any lunch. But with Master's support and protection, I did not feel hungry or sleepy. I felt the fierce battle going on in other dimensions and the evil behind the police being eliminated. When I was released to use the restroom, I smiled at the police officer and he smiled back, then he told me that I would be released by 8:00 p.m.
No police officer came to interrogate me the whole time I was in the interrogation room. When I was released, even the policeman who had originally rebuked me showed a pleasant expression. I continued talking to them about the goodness of Dafa until I left for home.
Even though I negated this persecution, I realized that Master had used this opportunity to remove my attachment of fear. When we do things in line with the Fa and with ample righteous thoughts, we can pass all tests. I will continue to cultivate myself solidly and do the three things well to fulfill my mission.