A Couple of Stories on Saving Sentient Beings
(Minghui.org) I would like to share a couple of stories of my personal experiences in saving sentient beings.
I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 2000, but was illegally arrested and detained in the Balibao Detention Center in Changchun.
Three other women were brought to my cell around 10:00 P.M. in the evening. Two of them were pretty young, while the third one was relatively older.
I greeted them warmly. After chatting with them, I got to know that they were arrested for prostitution. They were all very scared, and one of them asked me why I wasn’t.
I told them that I was arrested for going to Beijing to seek justice for Falun Gong.
“I just want to be a good person, and haven’t done anything wrong. Why would I be scared?” I said.
I then said to the young girls, “You’re so young, and it’s such a shame that you have to do this. Your mom and dad would feel so sad if they knew what you're doing, and your family members and people around you would also look down upon you. Who would marry you later? You're not only ruining your health, but also bringing shame to yourself. How sad your life would become. What are you going to do in the future?”
Upon hearing my words, they burst into tears. One of them said, “Auntie, you are so kind. Even my mom has never said anything like this to me.”
She threw herself into my arms and wept.
I calmed her down and told her that she could be saved by remembering “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” because Dafa would show her how to become a good, and an even better person. I told them that I used to be very selfish and did a lot of regrettable things in the past, and as a result I suffered from all kinds of diseases. However, through practicing Falun Gong, I have become a good and very healthy person.
The two young girls became very excited and asked me how to practice Falun Gong. I showed them the copy of Zhuan Falun that I had with me.
Just then, the doorbell rang and a policeman said that they would start to search our belongings. One of the young girls said, “Auntie, they want to search and confiscate Falun Gong books. I will hide the book on me so that they won’t find it.”
I was almost moved to tears by her act to safeguard the Fa. I put my hands together in heshi and thanked Master for his gracious compassion.
Half an hour passed, but no search happened.
I said to the two young girls, “You have been saved and you will be able to get out of here in a day or two.”
They were surprised to hear what I said and read the book excitedly.
At around 10:00 A.M. the next morning, a policeman opened the door, called out the two girls' names and said they would be released. They embraced me and said, “Auntie, we will find proper work to do in the future and will never do those things again. We want to be good people and we also want to practice Falun Gong!”
A Despondent Father
This incident happened in 2004. One day, I took a bus home after delivering some food to my son. A man boarded the bus later, swearing angrily. From his rambling I could piece together that his wife had left him for someone else, and that he wanted to find her and kill her.
I said to Master in my heart that I wanted to save this person. I listened to him and tried to start a conversation with him.
When he calmed down a little I said, “You know, you're not doing yourself any good by killing your wife. Is there anyone else in your family?”
He told me he had a little boy, only four years old, and the boy was at home all by himself.
“Then you have more reason not to do anything on impulse. Your wife will feel regret for what she has done, but you need to be rational. If you kill her out of anger, you would be finished too. What would happen to your little boy without his dad?” I said kindly.
He listened and seemed to have calmed down more. I then said, “Your wife has done something she shouldn’t have done. I think it won’t be long before she feels sorry, and she will come back to you when she has nowhere else to go. You just take good care of your home and look after your little boy well. When she returns, you don’t need to say anything – she would feel deeply ashamed and will admire you.”
I went on, “I used to be a very grumpy person and would lose my temper at anything that I was not happy about. As a result, I developed a lot of diseases. But all of them disappeared after I took up the practice of Falun Gong. Our Master told us ‘When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.’ (Zhuan Falun) You should try to let it go and be strong in the face of difficulties. Wouldn’t that be great?”
He looked up and said to me with tears in his eyes, “You are truly my rescuer. Now I know what to do and feel much better. You have saved my whole family! Thank you so much!”
I said to him, “You should thank my Master. It’s my Master who has saved you.”
Afterwards, he kept saying, “Thank you, Master! Thank you, Master!”
I also told him to remember and recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in his heart when he was confronted with difficult situations in the future.
He held my hands and said, “I have remembered what you said to me. I will go home now and cook for my boy.”