Protecting the Goodness of Dafa
(Minghui.org) When I began to practice Falun Dafa, I thought that being involved in activities that informed people about Falun Dafa was cultivation. Therefore, I elevated very slowly.
When I saw two practitioners in a conflict, I criticized one of them relentlessly. She was initially tolerant of my criticism, but later, she talked back to me. In the end, we both felt very unhappy.
It was then that I remembered Master asks us to look inward when facing conflicts. When I did, I found many attachments, including a show-off mentality, competitiveness, self-validating, not being compassionate, and more. These traits developed because I had been indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I was shocked and immediately sent righteous thoughts to eliminate them. The next day, when this practitioner visited me, she said, “I found many of my attachments last night.” I told her that I had, too, and we both laughed. We experienced the power of looking inward.
Through studying the Fa teachings, I came to understand that the life of a cultivator has been rearranged and nothing happens by accident. If we can constantly look inward, there will be no room for attachments like competitiveness, jealousy, resentment, or lust. Not looking inward is the same as holding onto the attachments. Master will then not be able to help us.
I was the only person in my group who had printing equipment, so I was responsible for producing truth clarifying materials for my area. The demand for informational materials was high, because many practitioners were involved in talking to people about Dafa.
Practitioners talked about setting up production sites in their homes. I was asked to be responsible for purchasing equipment and training those who were open to setting up a site. These activities were a process of cultivation, as many attachments, including impatience, fear, and to accomplishing things, surfaced.
A surveillance camera was installed near some practitioners’ homes. I feared that I might be noticed when I carried bulky equipment to someone's home. But I immediately eliminated that fear with righteous thoughts. Whatever situation I found myself in, I kept in mind that Master was watching over me. My fear then disappeared.
Also, training fellow practitioners to use the equipment really taxed my patience. I reminded myself that divine beings are patient and asked Master to rid me of my impatience. I knew that I must be calm at all times to assist others in doing the three things we should do well.
My schedule was packed, what with studying the teachings, doing the exercises, telling people the facts about Falun Dafa, and taking care of my spouse. But I always managed to get everything done by 6 p.m., prior to sending righteous thoughts. I truly believe that Master stretched time for me and assisted me.
Presenting the Goodness of Dafa
I was very outgoing and I had many followers on social media. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I organized meetings during which I talked about how I had benefited from Falun Dafa.
A colleague I knew 30 years ago moved nearby. She was amazed at the changes in my personality and health. According to her, I used to be very mean at work, but now I seemed so kind. When she saw that my 90-year-old mother looked much younger than her age, she said, “Falun Dafa is great. I want to practice it, too!”
After that, she talked to people about Falun Dafa. At a get-together of former colleagues, I brought greeting cards and Dafa brochures and offered them to everyone. She encouraged people to read the materials.
When I organized a dinner party for my former coworkers, one of them had a bad reputation and was unpopular. I wouldn't have invited her had it not been for Falun Dafa. I asked if the other coworkers would mind her presence. They were inspired by my compassion for the woman and agreed that I should invite her. We had a good time.
When asked why I'd invited someone like her, I explained that my teacher [Li Hongzhi] taught me to treat people with compassion. Since then, people have become more accepting of her and old feuds have been gradually resolved.
I have lived with my son and daughter-in-law for more than a decade and haven't had any conflicts with them. My secondary school friend was very impressed by this, as she has a lot of problems with her family. When she sought my advice, I shared the Falun Dafa principles with her.
She put into practice what I told her, and her relationship with her family improved. She recites “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and said that she is grateful to Falun Dafa.
Clarifying the Truth to Law Enforcement Officers
Two years ago, I gave a USB stick with information about Falun Dafa on it to a young teacher. He was very keen to read it, so he opened the files on his office computer, with the Dean and his assistant looking on. When the Dean saw what it was, he reported me to the president’s office.
When I heard about it, I went to see the Dean, but he refused to speak to me. I spoke to the assistant instead. A few days later, the police arrested me at work. The head of the domestic security division was waiting for me. He asked me about what was on the drive, but I refused to answer his questions. He then started to badmouth Falun Dafa.
I asked him to quote the law that banned Falun Dafa. He asked his colleagues to bring him a copy of the law that banned Dafa, but they couldn’t find one. I said to him, “You will not find it because Falun Dafa is not illegal.” They were speechless. In the end, they said to me, “Just practice at home and do not hand out any materials in our jurisdiction.”
A few days later, I took a copy of the relevant law to their office: No. 39 Notice from the Ministry of the Public Security Regarding Identifying and Banning Cult Organizations that identified 14 cults. It, of course, did not include Falun Gong. I made a special trip to the Domestic Security Division, but the head was not there, so I showed the document to the other police officers. They were very interested and I talked to them about Falun Dafa and my personal experiences in practicing it.
Then they asked about the lawsuits again Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP who launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. I explained to them why he should be prosecuted and why it was the right thing to do. They were impressed that I was not afraid.
One day, I saw some posters disparaging Falun Dafa on a glass-fronted billboard in my area. I went to the local 610 Office to talk to them about it. I asked the officer whether he thought the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were good. He said they were. I told him that I saw a poster with the three characters for “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance” that also contained disparaging information. I advised him not to do anything like that anymore, that it would not be good for him or his family.
Over the years, I have come across some law enforcement officials who were poisoned by the negative propaganda. I did not want them to unknowingly commit crimes, so I talked to them whenever I could. Some of them have learned the truth and are protecting Dafa practitioners when they can.