A Cell Phone Saleswoman Saves People with a Pure and Dedicated Heart
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 at the age of 35. The persecution of Falun Dafa has been going on for 18 years. I was arrested and detained multiple times, followed, put under surveillance, and put on the wanted list. I was tortured almost to death on several occasions.
Despite the persecution, I have never betrayed Master Li Hongzhi and Dafa. Master said, “My body would still sit there even with my head cut off.” (“Huge Exposure” from Essentials for Further Advancement) As a Dafa disciple, I only care about advancing diligently in my cultivation, validating Dafa, and saving sentient beings.
I rented a booth near the entrance inside a supermarket in 2007 and started selling mobile phones and spare parts. It has been a great place that Master created for me to validate the Fa and save more people.
I always tell my customers about Falun Dafa and that I am a practitioner. More than 98% of my customers have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Most residents in the area know that I am a practitioner. Sometimes fellow practitioners encounter people who tell them, “I've already quit the CCP. The mobile phone saleswoman helped me.”
Because I treat everyone with heartfelt sincerity, people are kind and look out for me in return. Many times I've been told, “A new government order just came down, and they are advertising on TV rewards of 5,000 to 20,000 yuan for reporting a Falun Dafa practitioner to the authorities. You have to be careful since you are in a fixed location that is easy to find.”
It has been about ten years since I started in the supermarket, and no one has caused any trouble for me or reported me to the government. Master told us,
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
I treat everyone with the same kindness and sincerity, whether they are rich or poor, good-looking or not, amicable or not, older or younger, police officers or the general public, receptive to my words or resistant. In my eyes, everyone is family and I always bring up Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP. I take extra care not to arouse people's negative side. If someone is belligerent, I smile without any anger. Master said, “Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.”) The next time I see the person in the market I still greet them respectfully, as if nothing happened. When the timing is right, I continue to talk to them about Dafa and quitting the CCP. Very few still refuse to quit the CCP.
When I am successful in persuading someone to quit the CCP, I caution myself not to be overly joyful or zealous. When someone doesn't agree, I make an effort not to hold a grudge, which could become an extra barrier for them. Master told us,
“In other matters and in the course of cultivation, one should be sure to not develop the attachment of zealotry—this mentality can be very easily taken advantage of by demons.” (Zhuan Falun)
Talking to Construction Workers
Because the supermarket is open late, workers from out of town that work at nearby construction sites often come to shop after work at night. I greet them and start chatting with them. One day a laborer came in to buy cigarettes. I talked to him and helped him quit the CCP, too.
The supermarket is close to a railroad construction site, and most of the laborers who worked there were from the rural south. I always gave them big discounts and chatted with them about Dafa. I also gave them Dafa keepsakes and told them to repeat “Falun Dafa is good.” They were all thankful.
The construction workers kept rotating and different ones would come to my booth just to talk. A bunch of them came in one night, and I gave them a speaker and audio tapes on traditional Chinese culture, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and other topics so that they could listen to them together in their dormitory. When they went back to their hometown, they recommended my store to their friends so they could buy cheaper cell phones from me when they came to work in town. Many other construction sites in the area were similar. As soon as one worker knew about my store, that person would bring his friends to me.
Being Kind to the Person Who Stole from Me
One day a group of young men came to my booth to buy cell phones. I soon learned they'd heard about me from their hometown friends. As I was chatting with them about quitting the CCP, I learned that one of them had a sister who was a Dafa practitioner. He bought a cell phone.
The next day, one of them came back and spent some time selecting a cell phone. In the end he did not buy it and left. I then discovered that a cell phone was missing. I knew the old forces had taken advantage of my kindness. I caught up with him right outside the market and asked, “Did you take my phone?” He denied it. After I insisted that I knew he had, he gave it back to me. I did not want to press charges or cause any trouble for him, so I did not call the police and just let him go.
Much later, I got a phone call from a man who told me that he wanted to come to my booth and hoped to see me. As I came in, I immediately recognized it was the young man who'd once tried to steal a cell phone. I knew he was grateful that I let him go without pressing charges.
Talking to Children about Dafa
I often saw groups of young kids about my son's age come into the market. Some were tourists staying at the nearby hotels, some were students in local high schools and colleges, while others were workers from out of town. One day, five young kids came to shop in the supermarket. I felt my righteous thoughts were not strong enough, so I asked Master for help. Then I waited patiently for them to come out.
As I saw them walking out, I said, “Do you still remember SARS from 2003? Many doctors at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital died from it. Why do you think there are so many natural disasters? It is all due to the decline in morality. The CCP is corrupt. Even worse, it persecutes innocent people, such as the students killed in 1989 and Falun Dafa practitioners persecuted just for their belief and trying to be good people. The CCP harvests organs from practitioners against their will. Good is rewarded and evil is punished. When the heavens punish the CCP, all of its members will be buried along with it. Have you ever joined any of the CCP organizations?”
They said, “We joined the Youth League and the Young Pioneers but not the Party.” I told them, “Let me come up with aliases and you can quit.” They agreed and thanked me.
I have helped many kids quit the CCP and its youth organizations at the store. Sometimes when I forget who they are and start to talk to them again about quitting the CCP, they remind me that I already did and what aliases I gave them.
Sometimes a family of three would come to buy cell phones and I ended up helping all of them quit the CCP. Many nearby elementary school girls call me “Auntie.” I often give them small gifts. They've all heard me say, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Saving People with Minghui Calendars
Ever since Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference was published, I've felt the process of saving people has sped up. As soon as the New Year Minghui calendars become available, I start distributing them at my booth. If it's a wall calendar, I roll it up nicely and put it in its leather case. If it's a desk calendar, I tell people how to best position it on the table and hand it to them with both hands. Most people are thankful, and I can then tell them about Dafa and quitting the CCP.
One day I had a full box of wall calendars and a big bag of desk calendars at my booth to hand out. There was a big sale going on in the supermarket that day, and there were many customers. When they were checking out in the line, they were right across from my booth. I sent righteous thoughts for a few minutes and decided to hand out all the calendars to the customers. My mind was clear and I felt a tremendous positive energy field enveloping me and everyone in the market. Even the usually noisy market suddenly calmed down. It felt like all beings were watching each and every move I made.
As customers came out with their groceries, I approached them to give them the calendars and talk about Dafa and quitting the CCP. I was courteous and respectful to everyone. As I finished talking to one customer and helping him or her quit CCP, another would exit. The timing was perfect because Master was looking after me. Within two hours, all the calendars were handed out.
Some customers would take more than one for their family and friends. Some brought their friends to my booth later. One day an older man came to my booth and told me, “I got a calendar from you. Now I am blessed.” I was pleasantly surprised. He then told me that, after he got the 2017 Minghui calendar, his hometown government finally approved his worker's pension application. He then asked for a few more and told me he would distribute them for me.
Saving People While Handing out Plastic Bags
Because distributing calendars was limited to the period around the new year, I thought about other ways to attract more people to my booth and save them. I noticed that most people were happy when I put the calendar in a quality plastic bag. So I decided to hand out free bags to customers who needed them. Master taught us, “Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy—this is establishing the mighty virtue of an Enlightened Being.” (“Rationality” from Essentials for Further Advancement II) Because I had a righteous thought, Master gave me the wisdom to accomplish it.
I acquired plastic bags of the highest quality. When I saw someone who might need a bag, I would offer him or her one to hold the products they'd just bought. Then I talked about Dafa and quitting CCP. Most people were very grateful for my kindness and open to my truth clarification.
One day a young couple were passing by, the wife obviously pregnant. They were holding a lot of food they'd just purchased. I approached them and handed them a bag. I told the wife, “When you're in labor, repeat 'Falun Dafa is good' and it can help alleviate the pain.” I was worried that they might not fully understand, so I continued, “How do you think the earth came to be? And how mankind came to be? The CCP couldn't create it, nor could science. So it must be the Heavens. Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way. If you believe in Dafa, you will be blessed. Look at those CCP high level officials who have been brought down and punished. They were persecuting Falun Dafa and illegally harvesting organs from practitioners. Good is rewarded and evil is punished. People have to pay for the crimes they commit, and the Heavens will certainly punish the CCP for persecuting Falun Dafa. If you are members of the CCP or its organizations, you have to quit it to save yourselves. Are you CCP members?” They said they had joined the Youth League and Young Pioneers. I offered to help them quit with aliases. They agreed and thanked me before walking away hand in hand.
No matter how many people I help quit the CCP and its organizations, I keep telling myself not to become overzealous or develop the mentality of showing off, because I know it was Master who gave me the wisdom and ability. When I think of the many fellow practitioners still imprisoned, of the organs being harvested by force, and of the several hundred million people that have not been saved, I know the responsibility is tremendous. Writing to this point, there are tears in my eyes.
Distributing Software to Overcome the Internet Blockade
One day two young men came to my booth with gifts. I was surprised because I did not recognize either of them. One of them explained, “We are coworkers at a local company. My parents practice Falun Dafa. The other day my coworker got a software disc to circumvent the Internet firewall from you. With that program I was able to browse Minghui. I used to practice Falun Dafa myself but had stopped several years ago. Now I want to start again. Would you please help me?” I was so happy to realize that I did a good thing when I handed out the software disc.
I do encounter people who will not listen. Some claim they are police officers in charge of Falun Dafa issues. I then tell them that it is even more critical that they listen to the truth and know more about Falun Dafa. Some have threatened to report me to the police and even cursed me. When that happens, I remind myself that they were all Master's family and sentient beings I need to save. Master told us:
“Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad. This is something that has never been taught, be it by Shakyamuni or cultivators of the past. The greatest manifestation of shan is compassion, and it is an expression of tremendous energy. It can disintegrate all that is not right.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
Master created this situation for me so I can clarify the truth to people. Because of that, I do not fear possible persecution and I know that nobody else can change my path of cultivation.