(Minghui.org) An elderly Falun Dafa practitioner—Jean—was abused for three years in prison. The severe abuse left her in poor health, and she could no longer straighten her back. After she studied the Fa for some time, she decided that, despite her bad back, she needed to go out and talk to people in the surrounding villages about the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Because of her poor posture, other practitioners did not seem interested in working with Jean. She, however, was determined to overcome her obstacle. I saw her pure heart and decided I would go out with her to talk to people. We have since gone to over 50 villages together.
There were six of us altogether, and we split into pairs. Before leaving for a village, we would get together and study the Fa. We went out twice a week. After each outing, we would get together again, study the Fa again, and talk about our experiences. One practitioner told how, after persuading a girl to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the girl hugged her. We knew this was encouragement from Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.
We went to an elderly lady’s home and told her about Falun Dafa and the persecution. She then invited us to have dinner. She said, “It is so hot out. Stay and have dinner. Spend the night here and rest up.”
We thanked her but explained we did not have time to stop, even for dinner. She asked us when we would come see her again. We all felt like members of the same family who had not been together for some time. Jean said, “I have not had a mother since I was very young. Today, I feel like you are my mother.” We were all moved to tears.
One lady gave us popsicles to thank us and help us cool down. We told her, “There is no need to thank us, it is our compassionate master who guides us to do this.”
When we passed a house where no one was home, we noticed six rabbits in a cage. The three rabbits in front stood on their hind legs and seemed to bow to us. We were amused at their “encouragement” and told them to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Of course, there were times when the people we met were disagreeable. One man tried to report us to the police. I told him that, in order to be saved, we hoped he would learn more about Falun Dafa and not report us.
I reminded Jean that we could encourage him to do the right thing but could not force anyone. Looking within, we realized that we were in a hurry to convince him. We continued to see people in this entire village, and no officers came to harass us. We knew Master was protecting us.
On one occasion, a dog began to bark, and the owner came out to ask what was going on. After hearing it was about Falun Dafa, he told us to leave. We were not discouraged, because we knew we came for the good of everyone in the village.
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong YinVolume II)
When things like this happened from time to time, we asked people compassionately to not hurt Dafa disciples who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. When we convinced them that we were really there for their benefit, they left us alone.
We once met a well-educated brigade secretary. After we introduced ourselves, we talked about the history of the CCP, including the crimes it committed during the Cultural Revolution.
Then we spoke about the persecution of Falun Dafa and forced organ harvesting. We told him the communists had done a lot of evil things and that anyone who sides with the Party could face serious consequences, both morally and legally.
When he agreed, I asked what communist organizations he had joined. He said he'd joined all three: the Young Pioneers, the Youth League, and the CCP. He then agreed to quit all three.
His wife was not convinced at first, so we talked about the amazing things that can happen with Falun Dafa, such as illnesses being cured. She also quit the Young Pioneers and the Youth League.
I took out a copy the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party and told him, “For years, nobody could actually define communism, but this book explains it clearly. You are an insightful person, you might want to read this so you will understand everything.” Without hesitation, he took it. When he walked us out, I heard him say, “Falun Dafa is good.”
Before we were finished in that area, another practitioner in our group called to tell us they were having a problem. Not knowing what was going on, we decided to leave by a different route and walk through a rice field. In an effort to move more quickly, Jean was on all fours – crawling. I told her it was okay, that we did not need to rush. We were almost to the road.
She then got up, took off her shoes, and walked in her bare feet. Her diligence and effort impressed me. If all practitioners with good hands and legs came out to clarify the truth like she did, so many more people could be saved.
Sometimes we spent four hours in the countryside. The road was bumpy, and we were packed in the car like sardines, but no one complained. We regarded this little hardship as happiness.
Once a fellow practitioner met with some interference and Jean started to complain. But she immediately realized she was wrong. Then the other practitioner said maybe she shouldn't go with us next time, that she would just slow us down.
Jean spoke up, “You have a good heart. You must continue to come with us.” Jean's generosity and tolerance really impressed me!
Looking back on this period of cultivation, there was bitterness and there was sweetness. Whenever I encountered hardships, I would naturally think of Master’s words:
“Handling human affairs of every sort,Burdened with all of heaven’s troubles.To whom can I turn to exchange a few words?In higher places it is only colder.”(“Cold and Alone Up High” in Hong Yin)
Master has given us whatever time there is left. No words can truly express his infinite compassion and salvation. We have to be more diligent and fulfill our mission.