We Should Be Mindful of How We Clarify the Truth
My small Fa study group decided to memorize the Fa, and I thought that this would worthwhile for me too, but I wasn't sure how to go about it. Besides, Zhuan Falun was such a thick book! This did not deter me, but I was indecisive about embarking on memorization at first. Then I thought, “As long as I'm truly serious about this effort, Teacher will help me and I will succeed.
When I began memorizing Zhuan Falun, I decided to read a few sentences, then join them together, and then repeatedly recite them. I found that memorizing was truly worth the effort, as I began to more deeply understand the Fa principles. The more I recited, the more I wanted to continue. The Fa is so immense!
It was clear to me that if I didn't take Fa study seriously, I would never be able to understand the Fa principles at deeper levels. Indeed, the Fa principles are so immense—they are beyond what we can imagine. Sometimes when I was in the middle of memorizing the Fa, the deeper meaning of the Fa principles were shown to me. It was a truly amazing.
Whenever I couldn't fall asleep at night, I kept reciting the paragraph I memorized that day. Each sentence felt like a branch of cherry blossoms – displayed beautifully and elegantly. I felt like I was in a divine world.
Eliminating Bad Substances
“The qualities of zhen, shan, ren that are imbued throughout all of creation aren’t perceptible to the average person, who dwells on the plane of ordinary existence. They only become perceptible to those who rise above the ordinary. Let me explain. Every single thing that makes up creation, wherever it may be in the universe, is alive and has thinking, and whatever it does, no matter the level that it exists at, is an embodiment of the Way of the universe.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I understood that if I wanted to elevate, I needed to pay attention to my xinxing, and eliminate the bad thoughts and substances that cluttered up my mind. I had to go beyond an ordinary person's mindset and assimilate to the characteristics of the universe.
When we recite the Fa well and remember Dafa well, and fully understand the Fa principles' inner meanings, we will know that the Fa guides us on every single step. We will do our tasks well, and feel that we are improving and elevating.
In the process of reciting the Fa, I saw the Fa's mighty power and gained a deeper appreciation of the Fa. Even the most trivial things show the goodness of the Fa. Memorization allows me to melt into Dafa, and witness the supremacy of the Fa.
“Its broad and immense, profound inner meaning can only manifest itself to, and be experienced and understood by, practitioners who are at different levels of true cultivation. Only then can one truly see what the Fa is.” (“Broad and Immense,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
My throat started to hurt and I began to cough in February 2018. At first I didn't pay much attention, but the condition eventually worsened, and my ears started to hurt. I could not figure out what was going on for a month.
My grand-daughter then said, “Can you stop coughing and expectorating when we are eating? It's sickening to see and hear it.” I said, “I can't help it!”
I then realized that I had not paid much attention to the situation. As I didn't understand it from the Fa’s perspective, it worsened. I said in my mind, “You've brought me lots of pressure. You want to compete with me? The more you do it the more I will fight you.”
Instead of moping around at home, I went out to clarify the truth about Dafa, and convinced more than 14 people to quit the Party. The next day, the coughing stopped temporarily, but after a few days, it returned.
I remembered reading a sharing article on the Minghui website about a practitioner who was in a prison. The police wanted her to write a guarantee statement promising that she would renounce Dafa. She refused and instead talked to them about Dafa for a long time. The friendly conversation made them forget why they approached her in the first place. She said, “I'm leaving now.” The police replied, “Go ahead.” The practitioner thus walked out of the prison in an upright manner.
I thought I should let go of my human notions, so I had a pure thought, “Everything, including my coughing, is just an illusion. I don't acknowledge the old forces' arrangements. I am a Dafa practitioner and I'm here to assist my Teacher in rectifying the Fa. Nothing can touch me or affect my determination. Everything about me is arranged by my Teacher.” I then sent forth righteous thoughts.
Within a very short time, the coughing stopped. I realized that when we have loopholes the old forces will take advantage of them and interfere with us. My attachment of fear was the cause of this incident. I was too afraid of police coming to knock at my door, so I didn't dare to step outside to clarify the truth.
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
As long as we keep the Fa in our minds and always measure our own thoughts, words, and deeds, against the Fa, we will do well. Interference will instantly be dissolved when we truly understand the Fa. When we do well, everyday people will witness the power and preciousness of Dafa.
When clarifying the truth one day I met a person who was holding a cane. I asked him what happened to his leg. He said it was caused by cerebral palsy. I told him about the importance of quitting the Party, and that he should recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” so he would be blessed. He asked if it would work. After I said for sure, he immediately recited the two sentences.
I met him again walking without a cane about two weeks later. He told me he no longer needed the cane. He then began to listen to Teacher's lectures, and when I met him again, he told me that he enjoyed the lectures very much, and said, “I took every single word of the lectures to my heart.” He also shared the information with his friends who also experienced the power of Dafa.
Some people said that they had heard about the benefits one derives from Falun Dafa cultivation practice. This opened the opportunity to clarify the truth, and helped people quit the Party.
Not everyone wanted to listen to the facts about Dafa. When I met up with a former classmate and his family, he did not want to listen and his grandchild threatened to call the police. I said my goodbyes and left.
I remembered reading an article about how practitioners try to tell people about the goodness of Dafa. These articles reminded me to be mindful of what I say and how I say it, so that I don't miss anyone that I come across. Looking inside unconditionally at all times and correcting our mistakes will help us achieve the goal.