A Lady Misses Her Stop to Hear the Facts
(Minghui.org) Clarifying the truth and saving people is the responsibility of each Falun Dafa practitioner. Master said,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring;Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world.”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
It is clear that righteous thoughts and mercy are the key to saving people. I make truth-clarifying a part of my daily life.
“I know you are doing this for my sake”
I saw a girl selling strawberries on the street; she had very few customers. I thought this was a good opportunity to offer her salvation. I was determined to save her.
“How much are the strawberries?” I asked. “I want one pound.” I didn't bargain, I just started to talk to her. I learned that the strawberries were homegrown and that she had to come to the city, which was far from her home, to get a good price for them.
“You are very young. Did you go to school?” I asked her.
When she said she only graduated from middle school, I asked her if she'd ever joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or its affiliated organizations.
She said she'd joined the Young Pioneers, so I asked if she knew that quitting the Party and its organizations would guarantee her safety, and she said she did, that she'd seen it on some bills. But she never had quit because she didn't know how.
“All you need to do is say that you are willing to quit,” I told her.
“Sure. I want to quit.”
When I asked if she wanted me to give her a pseudonym to quit, she told me her real name without hesitation.
“You have a beautiful name,” I said. “Please recite 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good,' and you will be blessed.”
She repeated it aloud and I gave her a Falun Dafa keepsake that she put in her wallet.
Then I asked if she had video player because I had a truth-clarifying DVD.
She said she did and asked for more, saying, “I know you are doing this for my sake.”
I gave her two more and she said she would pass them on after she'd seen them.
I told her, “You did a good thing for Dafa, and you are already blessed.”
“Please help him quit the communist party”
Another time I met an older lady on a bridge. We were going in the same direction—she was a few steps ahead of me. While I was sending forth righteous thoughts, I caught up with her and asked her how old she was
She smiled. “I'm almost 70.”
“Me, too. After the new year, I will be 70.”
She looked at me and commented, “You look very young.”
I told her she appeared well-educated and asked if she'd ever been a government officer.
She said she had before she retired, so I asked, “Then you must be a Party member, right?”
She replied, “No. I only joined the Youth League. Because my parents were landowners, I was not allowed to join the Party. I actually never wanted to join it. All the Party did was torture people, fighting all the time. My father was tortured just because he owned land. The Party is good at making up stuff, doing nothing good.”
We talked like old friends. “Yes, I agree. The Party was bad from the beginning. All its 'movements' led to the deaths of more than 80 million people in times of peace, which is more than all those who died in World Wars I and II combined.
“On June 4, 1989, the Party killed college students. In 1999, it started to persecute Falun Gong and framed Falun Gong with the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax. The Party harvests organs from the living and sells them for a profit. It is so evil.”
I told her that it was heaven's will that the Party would die out. “If you joined the Youth League, please quit it sincerely and you will be blessed.”
She asked me to help her quit and I gave the pseudonym “Fuping” and wished her happiness. Then I asked her about her husband.
When she told me he'd died the winter before last, I asked if he'd been a party member. “Yes, he was,” she said, “but he was a good man. Everyone thought he was a good man. He cared about others and was always helping others.”
I asked if she wanted to help him quit, too, but she said he had already died.
“People have more than one life. His body may die, but his soul will come back. If you help him quit, he will have a better life and he will appreciate you.”
She agreed and gave me his real name.
I asked if she knew how to use the Internet and gave her a DVD and a keepsake. “There is software on the DVD that can help you break through the Internet firewall, and you will be able to read uncensored news. The words on the keepsake say, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Please recite it in your mind often, and you will be blessed.”
She was very appreciative.
A Lady Misses Her Stop to Hear the Facts
I was in the city and had to take the bus home. I saw the bus was leaving, so I ran and jumped on. When I used my senior card to pay, the driver said, “Can I see your card?”
I gave it to him without thinking. “Is it a forgery?” he asked.
“No way,” I said.
After I sat down, I wondered why the driver thought my card wasn't valid. Then I realized that, when I was running to catch the bus, I definitely did not look like someone over 65.
I smiled to myself, “How people misunderstand Falun Dafa practitioners. My body is very light and I often feel I am being pushed as I walk.”
I saw an older lady sitting behind the driver. From the side, her face seemed very familiar but I couldn't remember where I'd seen her. I started to send forth righteous thoughts and was determined to save her.
I sat beside her. “Ma’am, I think I’ve seen you before. Did you work at—”
Before I could finish, she said, “I was an accountant at Nanzong Store.”
“Oh, you are accountant Dai, right? I am your instructor's daughter.”
“You were transferred back? Your memory is good!”
I told her I'd come back when I was 38 and that was over 30 years ago. I asked her how she was and she said she was almost 80.
I felt lucky because her hearing was still good, but I knew our time together on the bus was limited and I had to tell her important things right away.
“It's lucky I saw you. I have something very important to tell you. Do you know Falun Gong?”
She said, “Not really.”
“I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I benefit both physically and mentally from living by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
“No wonder you are so healthy. I saw you running. It is good to practice Falun Gong.”
“Have you ever heard of quitting the CCP to guarantee your safety? Please quit the Party and all its organizations. You only need to be willing to quit and you will be blessed. It was predestined that we met today. Please quit the CCP, and you will be blessed.”
She said, “OK. I only joined the Youth League and the Party. I want to quit both, with my real name.”
When I asked about her husband, she said he'd died seven years before.
“If he ever joined the CCP, please help him quit, too. I also helped my father, your instructor, quit the CCP. You know, he was an engineer. During the Cultural Revolution, he was forced to go to a village and be a laborer, where he got many diseases. He died in the seventies.”
I also gave her a keepsake and some truth-clarifying materials and told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.”
The bus had almost reached my stop when I asked her where she was getting off.
When she told me her stop, the other passengers on the bus laughed. “We passed it a long time ago. You'd better get off here and go to the other side of the street to take the bus back.”
I remembered what Master said:
“When an evil-minded person is thinking of something bad, this person might change his mind due to the powerful effect of your field; he might then no longer want to commit the wrongdoing. Perhaps a person wants to swear at someone. Suddenly, he may change his mind and will not want to swear. Only the energy field from cultivation in a righteous way can produce this effect. Therefore, in the past there was this saying in Buddhism, “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and harmonizes everything.” This is what it means.” (Zhuan Falun)
I felt what Master said was true. During the whole time that I was clarifying the truth, passengers on the bus just listened and no one interrupted me.
The lady couldn't believe she'd missed her bus stop. “I have taken this bus so many times—how could I have missed my stop?”
Everything that happened that day seemed accidental, but I knew it wasn't. Everything had an arrangement. We simply do what we are supposed to do with our hearts.
Master said, “Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.” (Zhuan Falun)
It is not difficult to clarify truth face to face; we just need to purify our minds.