A Taiwanese Practitioner Shares Her Traveling to Hong Kong to Validate the Fa
(Minghui.org) Not long after I started to practice Falun Dafa, I listened to experience sharings by practitioners who went to Hong Kong to validate the Fa, and I felt that I should go too.
The first time I went to Hong Kong, I was stunned by the defamation of Master Li (the founder) propagated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and I saw large numbers of banners displaying unacceptable slogans in many places. I was very sad and upset. This was the first time that I felt that the CCP was beyond saving.
While I was sending forth righteous thoughts, I heard speakers broadcasting misinformation. In my mind, I kept asking Master Li for help, so I could eliminate all the evil factors that were present at that time. Due to my inexperience, I was sending forth righteous thoughts with a lot of hatred towards the CCP, so they were not having any effect.
After that, I continued to participate in the Hong Kong Falun Dafa parades, as I hoped to assist Master in the Fa-rectification.
Improving Amid Distributing Falun Dafa Related Newspapers
In Hong Kong, distributing newspapers to spread the truth about Dafa is done very intensively. The newspaper distribution process in Hong Kong feels very much like the roaming of the world by a monk. It is a very good opportunity for one to improve one’s xinxing.
The attitude of some of those people who were deeply deceived by the CCP makes people worry. Some of them yelled at us, some threw the newspaper on the ground, and there was even one woman who wanted to hit and kick me when she saw me distributing the newspapers. The guy beside her had a difficult time to stop her from attacking us. Fortunately her bus arrived, but she still verbally abused us. Whenever I face this kind of reaction, I will look within and maintain a kind attitude. Thus, I hope that people like this can see the kindness of a Dafa practitioner and let go of the hatred they hold in their hearts.
When I was distributing the Minghui Weekly at an intersection, I was trying to clarify the truth about Dafa to a person. As soon as he realized I was talking about Dafa, he cursed at me. My body immediately felt very uncomfortable, as though it was pricked by needles. A few years ago, I had a similar experience at a tourist attraction site, but I had no idea why I experienced this. However, a few years later, I understood that everything we come across is related to our cultivation. Therefore, I started to look within myself to find the source of this feeling.
Advising People to Not be Afraid to Take Dafa Informational Materials
Actually, I did not really understand what attachment I had to let go of, but I thought that it must be the attachment of competition. Also, thinking of the cursing, it most likely was the attachment of fear. Thus, I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to disintegrate these two attachments, and that prickly feeling immediately disappeared.
The headlines for that day’s Minghui Weekly were about the large-scale character formation held in Taiwan. The three characters of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance that was formed looked beautiful and magnificent. “Dear friends,” I said, “Please take a look. Dafa practitioners are trying to become good people by living by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Our Master taught us that we should be a good person who thinks first of others, no matter where we are.”
I continued, “If everyone could abide by these three words and apply them when meeting others, would there still be conflicts between people? However, the CCP challenges heaven and earth and governs China through lies. This behavior becomes very apparent when you watch the action of a person who lives by the Dafa principles. This is why they are so afraid and are persecuting Dafa practitioners. You can evaluate it for yourself. The divine is watching, and the evil will never win against the righteous.”
A person took Dafa informational materials, even when no one else did, and said, “What is there to be scared about? Just take it!” A few others immediately took some of the Dafa materials. Although there are still many who did not take the newspaper, yet they nodded kindly in agreement.
When I see that the youngsters are not very concerned about this matter, I am really worried for them and I will try to call out to the side of them that understands, while asking Master for help.
Then, even some junior high school students took the Dafa materials. After listening to the truth clarification, not only did they take the newspaper, there was even one who took a few more copies to help me distribute them. One girl took a copy, said that she was from China, and had already quit the CCP.
Another person took Dafa materials after I approached him. He said that he came from Singapore, had seen The Epoch Times, and watched New Tang Dynasty Television programs. He enjoys reading materials, as long as it was given to him by Dafa practitioners, He said that Falun Dafa is doing really well, and is the hope for China. He also said, “China’s future depends on all of you. I believe that you all will turn China around very soon so I hope that you all can persevere. Keep it up!”
Participating in Falun Dafa Parades
Some Hong Kong police will follow us when we are having parades. Sometimes, when there are too many practitioners, they will keep asking us to stay near the practitioner in front of us.
When a policeman kept telling me to keep up with the practitioner in front of me, I said, “ We must let everyone see our banners clearly. If we keep too short a distance between us, the folks will not be able to see the banners clearly, and they will not be able to understand the truth.”
That policeman nodded his head and no longer tried to push us. There was a section when the procession stopped for a relatively long time. That policeman happened to stand beside me, so I asked him if he had heard about the organ harvesting from living practitioners in China. He explained that he had heard about it during the many parades by practitioners.
He noticed that I was sweating. So, he pointed to the shopping mall where cool air blew from the entrance. I thanked him for his kind gesture and felt happy for him from the bottom of my heart.
There was another policeman who guided my direction when we were near the finishing site. When we passed by him, I told him, “Thank you! You have worked hard!” He replied, “You all have worked harder!” His face was full of admiration for us.
Once, we set up large pictorial truth-clarification banners and put them on the railings around the site where we were going to hold a press event. The pictures on the banners displayed the beauty and truth about Dafa. They also exposed the persecution clearly. While we were sending forth righteous thoughts during the press conference, I noticed that many policemen and passersby were deeply attracted to these pictures, and were walking back and forth as they looked at the banners. I also realized that many of the people that were hired to create havoc at the site were watching us quietly. Thus, this may be the way for these lives to get their chance to know more about Dafa.
Overcoming Interference While Participating in Parades
While participating in the Hong Kong Fa validation activities, we also face different kinds of disturbances and interference. Sometimes, it affects our body. Once, a few days before I set off for Hong Kong, my back started to ache. However, I did not care about it and continued with what I was supposed to do. The pain went away during the parade, but after the parade, when we arrived at the airport, my back ached so badly that I had a difficult time walking. Even breathing felt painful. When the driver of the car suggested he take me home, I said, “Won’t I be acknowledging it in that way?” Thus, I rode my scooter home. The next day I was still in pain, but I told my husband that I would go to work that day. Soon after the pain disappeared.
Another time my feet cramped before a parade. The night before the parade, while sending forth righteous thoughts in the hotel, I was interfered with. I said in my mind, “I know what you are, and this does not have any effect on me.” The pain went away. However, just as we were about to catch up with the procession, my feet cramped again. I immediately realized that and told my feet, “You are here to assist Master in Fa-rectification with me. You are not here to ache.” At the same time, I am denying all the evil’s arrangements and sending forth righteous thoughts to disintegrate all the evil beings and factors that are disturbing the Fa-validation by Dafa practitioners. Once the righteous thought went out, the evil beings disintegrated, and my feet no longer ached.
Another interference is that I feel sleepy. Once during a parade, I was really sleepy and could no longer stand it. No matter how I sent forth righteous thoughts or recited the Fa, nothing worked. So I asked the practitioner beside me to hit me so that I could stay awake. That practitioner did not really hit me, but just pushed me a bit. When the procession stopped, I was so sleepy that I wanted to lie down to sleep.
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectificationconfident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
At that moment, I saw a very big Chinese word written on a board on the roadside – it meant to continue to persevere. My whole body suddenly felt warm and the evil that was making me sleepy was disintegrated. I know that Master has been watching over me all along.
The evil will make use of kinship to cause interference. Once, a day before I was about to set out for Hong Kong, my youngest daughter, who was working overseas, became ill and had to be hospitalized. She said that she had kidney stones and was in so much pain during work that they had to take her to the hospital.
I found it hard to decide what to do. On one hand, my daughter is alone overseas and there is no excuse for me not to go and look after her. But, on the other hand, I was sure that this was interference trying to stop me from going to Hong Kong. I knew that all these were just a smokescreen and my daughter would not be in danger. In the end, my daughter said that her boyfriend would come and look after her. She told me to go to Hong Kong and not to worry. Thank you, great benevolent Master! After returning from Hong Kong, I talked to my daughter’s doctor about the organ harvesting from living Dafa practitioners and told him never to send patients to China for organ transplants, as that is equivalent to murder. The doctor told me that he understood.
Seriousness of Cultivation
During a parade, I will try my best to coordinate with fellow practitioners, raise the truth-clarifying banners upright, maintain a certain distance between me and the practitioner in front, and send forth righteous thoughts continuously. I made eye contact with those Chinese giving us trouble. They would not dare to look at me. There was even a woman who yelled at the practitioner in front of me. When I passed by, she immediately went to yell at the practitioner behind me, but she did not yell at me.
Of course, there were times when I did not do as well. Sometimes, I perform quite badly. There was once, at the end of the parade, I wanted to leave quickly to get to the airport. But, boarding the bus was a problem, as they let people who only went to the hotel and did not have to catch a flight get on the bus first. So, I just got on the bus as soon as I saw others whose flight was later, also getting on the bus. When the bus reached the airport, I fell down and my kneecap started to bleed. I knew that I fell because I had been in the wrong. In the end, my plane was delayed due to a typhoon and did not take off until 11 o’clock. As the Taichung Airport was closed by then, we flew to Taipei, took a shuttle bus to Taichung, and a cab to Yunlin. By then, it was already daybreak.
This incident helped me understand the seriousness of cultivation. Any attachment can bring unnecessary trouble to the whole team. No matter how well we did in our individual Fa validation activity, if we are not careful at all times, we are driven by our human notions.