Saving People Is an Opportunity to Cultivate Myself
(Minghui.org) Because I was repeatedly harassed and arrested for my belief by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I developed an attachment of fear. I only dared to clarify the truth and distribute DVDs and information around the villages near my city. Another practitioner asked me to come with him to the mountain villages. I was scared, but it suddenly occurred to me, “I'm saving people. What do I have to fear?”
We set out one evening, up and down the winding mountain roads by car. When I looked out the window, all I could see was the dark ravine below, so I was a little nervous. I recited a poem Master [Li Hongzhi] wrote:
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectification confident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
I then relaxed and felt confident and encouraged.
When we arrived at a village, we divided into groups of two. Some put up banners while others distributed truth-clarification booklets. Everything went smoothly. After we finished, we headed home and listened to songs composed by practitioners. I thought, “When the villagers open their doors tomorrow morning, they'll see our materials and have a chance to be saved.” I was very happy and my attachment to fear began melting away.
Sometimes we go out during the daytime and sometimes in the evenings. As soon as we get to a village, two practitioners begin clarifying the truth to people face to face and door to door. We suggest that they quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations and give them a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, truth-clarification DVDs, and Falun Dafa keepsakes.
We tell the villagers that Falun Dafa is practiced in over one hundred countries worldwide. We also tell them about the state-run forced organ harvesting from live practitioners who have been imprisoned for their belief. Most Chinese people listen to the regime's media, which airs programs that slander Dafa all the time. One story is the "Tiananmen self-immolation" on TV, and we explain that this was fabricated to frame Falun Dafa and how it was done.
Always Remembering to be Truthful, Compassionate, and Tolerant
On our journeys we naturally encounter all kinds of people. Some know how bad the Party is and immediately quit. Others swear at us or threaten to report us. Others help us by distributing leaflets.
We are not affected when we're sworn at and just maintain a compassionate heart—we are here to save people. When someone begins swearing, we compassionately say, “In today's society, people cheat and scam each other. We don't want anything from you, we're here to help you. The whole world knows the CCP won't last much longer. Quit now for your own safety, so that you won't be implicated when the Party is brought to justice. We only want the best for you!”
We also pay attention to our own safety and always remember what Master said:
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy—…” (“Rationality,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Cultivating Ourselves Instead of Examining Other Practitioners’ Weak Points
A few days ago, I had a disagreement with another practitioner about the materials we were preparing. I was about to defend my point when I remembered what Master said,
“Don’t argue when people argue with youCultivation is looking within for the causeWanting to explain just feeds the attachmentBreadth of mind, unattached, brings true insight”(“Don't Argue,” Hong Yin III)
Afterward, when the other practitioners mentioned this issue, I just said, “We need to focus on each others' good points and not complain about them. Practitioners are so busy that they go to bed very late. Some didn’t start to write their experience sharing articles or make their greeting cards until the deadline. Because only a few local practitioners have technical skills, they are always pressed for time. The articles take time to edit and type and they need to upload them as soon as possible.
When their articles are published on the Minghui website, practitioners are pleased to see them. But have they thought about how hard the practitioners who prepared them had to work? If they had written their articles as soon as the request came out, these few practitioners would not have to hurry and would not make mistakes when typing them. We should focus on practitioners’ good points.”
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!