Master Is Protecting His Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Our Fa-study group has been cooperating well with each other throughout the years, despite the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Among our team members, the eldest person is 81-years-old and the youngest is 48 years old. A couple of years ago, some of our local practitioners clarified the facts about Falun Dafa in our city, and some went to the rural areas.
When hearing that some practitioners brought back a list of people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations every time they went, I truly envied them. But, I was hesitant to take action myself.
Clarifying the Truth in Rural Areas
A male practitioner moved to our neighborhood in May 2017. He temporarily lost his vision and hasn't been able to recover from that, as he could not enlighten on how to improve his xinxing. But, it did not change his steadfastness in cultivating. Therefore, he decided to offer his motor pedicab for us to use. This allowed us to go to the rural areas to clarify the facts to people.
Up to now, within six months, we have used this vehicle 45 times and helped around 1,200 people quit the CCP. There were also some who learned the truth but had never joined the CCP. We went from village to village and tried to have every villager learn the facts about Dafa and the persecution.
We met at 1:00 p.m. and every practitioner arrived on time. While on our way, we were either reciting the Fa or sending forth righteous thoughts. On arrival at the location, the driver would let practitioners get off at different places, and then pick them up one by one on our way home.
Under the scorching sun in the summer, we sweated a lot. Sometimes we felt that our skin was burned, and sometimes it was so hot that we wanted to find shade and take a break. Some villagers offered us food and water. But, instead of accepting it we tried to find cold water to drink, as we wanted to leave a good impression.
One time we went to a village, and as soon as we arrived there, it began to rain. Every household had their doors shut, so we had to knock hard on their doors. A few practitioners didn't enter into any household until they were soaking wet, but none of them complained.
Some people were swearing at us, some were laughing at us, some threatened us by saying they'd report us, and some didn't want to listen. However, many people were very kind.
Some would grab a flier and thank us after having listened to the truth, and then quit the CCP. Many people would invite us into their homes, and see us off after we finished talking to them.
Nowadays people's state is very different from that of a few years ago. For those who said that they'd report us, as long as our heart was not moved, they did not make the call to the police.
Sometimes there would be a group of people sitting around, and some would take a flier from us, some would not; some agreed to quit the CCP, some did not.
This happens because with the progress of the Fa-rectification, evil has been eliminated layer by layer and there is not much left. As to what's left, it could no longer manipulate anyone.
During the process, we had to endure much hardship. However, seeing the list of people who have chosen to quit the CCP, we did not mind the hardship we had to endure.
Our driver practitioner is 68 years old. He used to have shortness of breath. Since he began to take on the driver role, his problem went away.
A few days ago, someone offered him an opportunity to run a construction project. He thought, “ If I were to leave our team, then there would be no one taking them to the countryside, nor taking care of the practitioner who had impaired vision.” So he didn't accept that offer.
When the 81-year-old practitioner went with us the first time, it was very bumpy, and the trip was long. She expected to feel pain the next day, but did not. She looked very energetic and much younger than her true age.
There was also a female practitioner in her 60s. She had to walk for over three miles to meet up with us. Every time when she arrived, her hair was soaked with sweat. She had a conflict with another group near where she lived because of her strong attachment of wanting to chat with others. She is illiterate, and she lacked Fa study and would lose her temper in a conflict.
I understood that other practitioners who decided to stay away from her lost the opportunity to improve themselves. In the beginning, some practitioners were a bit rude to her, while I thought that there must have been something that we needed to improve upon.
If we were to do the same to her as the other Fa-study groups, we would have done at least the same harm to her or even worse. With that in mind, I began to pay attention to eliminating the attachment of looking down upon her.
When I saw her chatting away, I just reminded her as opposed to blaming her. When I saw her clarifying the facts in an inappropriate manner, I kindly told her what to do instead. I also advised her not to run into a conflict with others, but rather think that it's time for her to improve, and the dark substance would be eliminated.
One day, I asked her to help deliver a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to a nearby Fa-study group. Unexpectedly, these practitioners addressed her in an ironic tone.
However, it was she who apologized to them. Later she said that she felt that both of her legs were very light. After hearing that, I truly admired her for her solid cultivation.
In recent lectures, Master reminded us to pay attention to the overall cooperation. Therefore, in this critical time of the Fa-rectification, practitioners from our group could work well with one another. We could also adjust our mindset for the better in our group sharing. This helped us learn from others where we fell short.
Elevating and Eliminating Karma
I have also been constantly elevating myself and eliminating my karma through enduring hardships.
Another practitioner and I got dropped off in a small village. We clarified the facts to everyone there in about half an hour. Then we decided to walk to the next village.
The two villages turned out to be quite far apart, and the road was very bumpy. My left leg felt very heavy. When I shared this with the other practitioner, she said that she didn't feel tired at all. That prompted me to recite Master's Fa:
“To consummate yourself, reaping Buddhahood,Let joy be found in hardship.” (“Tempering the Will” from Hong Yin)
“The black substance is karma that can be eliminated through suffering; it can then be transformed into de.” (Zhuan Falun)
Soon after my left leg no longer felt heavy.
When I saw young folks, I was reluctant to talk to them. I was always concerned that they would report me. Master helped me enlighten to this attachment in my dream. When I woke up, I came to realize that I was unkind and selfish.
Young people could also be my sentient beings waiting for me to save them. After enlightening to this, I felt at peace.
“Neither heaven nor earth canblock my road of Fa-rectificationBut disciples’ human hearts can” (“Troubles” in Hong Yin III)
I used to worry about being reported to the police. Now, I only smile at the person or say a few words and then carry on with what I was doing with my heart unmoved.
Master has been watching over me all the time. When we were closing our eyes to send forth righteous thoughts one practitioner told us that our entire vehicle was covered by a red light; that was so inspiring. Master is protecting us at all times.
One practitioner began to recite this poem:
“Traveling by bus for thousands of milesA divine light outside it protectsWho is it that rides, sitting inside?The ones saving lives, performing on tour” (“On the Road During Tour” from Hong Yin III)