(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 2001. I happened to receive a truth clarification booklet at my door one day, and I flipped through the pages and read a story about a man who had congenital heart disease for more than forty years. Practicing Falun Dafa had helped him recover. I was impressed. I thought to myself, “I want to practice Falun Dafa, too.”
I got to know a practitioner and learned the exercises. I then began reading the book Zhuan Falun and became a Dafa practitioner. The gradual reading led me to understand that I had a mission to validate Dafa and save sentient beings.
Besides distributing Dafa materials and hanging posters, I also clarified the facts to the people I met. My brother had farmland, so I helped him to sell corn at the local market after the harvest in July through October. I met many people who came to buy corn, and clarified the truth to them.
I gave people who said they had a computer a disc containing software to circumvent the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Internet blockade. I could sometimes give out more than one hundred CDs in just one morning. When I gave change to people, I always used money bills with truth clarification wording printed on them. My brother's family was blessed as he let me do all these things. The corn grown on his farmland grew exceptionally well, and thus more and more people came to buy the corn, because of word of mouth. As a result, many people got truth clarification materials and did the three withdrawals. These great things happened thanks to Teacher's wonderful arrangements.
I bundled the truth clarification materials and kept them in my bag. When I bought things at the market, I used currency bills that had truth clarification wordings on them. Some vendors were willing to trade these bills with me after I clarified the truth to them and they quit the communist organizations. I told them that they would be blessed when they were willing to trade the money bills. On average, I was able to trade around twenty thousand dollars per week. At times, I didn't even have enough to trade.
Many new small towns have recently popped up in my region. The management was strict, especially in the high-end communities. Because it was hard to reach these well-off people, I tried to find jobs that paid by the hour and found ways to access the area. After I finished my work, I distributed truth clarification materials. I also clarified the truth to the people that I worked for, and asked them and their families to do the three withdrawals. Some people even started practicing Falun Dafa.
I once met a female homeowner who had undergone several surgeries related to failed pregnancies. She came home during the day due to serious stomach pain. She had undergone injections for two weeks, but the pain persisted.
I asked her to say, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good.” At first, she didn't believe me. But one night she was in so much pain that she could no longer bear it. She did what I instructed, conjoining her hands and sincerely saying, “Mr. Li Hongzhi, please have mercy on me. I will believe what you say. Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good!” After she repeated the phrases for an hour, a miracle happened. The pain was gone!
The next day, she told me that she was so happy! She finally knew what it was like to live without illness, and she began practicing Falun Dafa. The following year, she gave birth to a nine-pound boy. The year after that she gave birth to a girl. A boy and a girl was just perfect, what all mothers dream of!
When I did the hourly jobs, I tried hard to conduct myself using the standard of the Fa, considering others first and taking fame and gain lightly. One homeowner wanted to raise the wages, but instead of paying money, they wanted to use food that they couldn't finish to make up the amount. I said I didn't need the food so I just took the money that I earned.
One day this homeowner wanted to test me. She put a shopping gift card on the floor on purpose, hoping I would take it. I picked it up and returned it to her. I always remembered that I practiced Dafa, and I followed the Fa principles. Anything that was not mine I wouldn't take. When I bought things for people, I recorded the exact amounts and never took an extra penny.
Most people felt they could trust me and didn't want me to quit. In order to save more people, I went to work at different households, both temporary and permanent jobs.
In 2011, a practitioner who was responsible for making truth clarification materials couldn't continue with the task. I didn't want to delay our truth clarification activities, so I asked that all the machines be brought to my house. I wanted to learn to make the materials myself.
I just had a simple thought, that Teacher would help me. I began learning the very basic steps, such as how to turn on the computer. I soon grasped some basic skills and began making the materials. I made whatever quantity practitioners asked for. I was subsequently faced with the problems of repairing machines. The process helped me see that it was my attachments to fear, seeking comfort, and other human mindsets that surfaced.
I had very few negative thoughts in my mind during all these years that I clarified the truth. Especially during the early years of my cultivation, all I could think of was how to save more people. I clarified the truth to whoever I met and got them to do the three withdrawals. I was never afraid of this task.
I try to keep my thoughts and actions in compliance with the Fa at all times, and I do what Teacher requires us to do. My cultivation journey has been smooth and safe. But of course, there are more people I can save and so I will continue my efforts. The blooming of more than forty rare udumbara flowers at my home encouraged me to keep up with this noble mission.