Following Master’s Guidance and Saving Lives
(Minghui.org) Master Li said:
“The self-cultivation that Dafa disciples do is not merely for their own spiritual perfection, but also to help me save all lives. You have a mission to fulfill, and that is why you had the opportunity to become disciples of Dafa.”(“Greetings to the Dafa Disciples Attending the Fa Conference of Europe”)
When the CCP Virus (COVID-19) first appeared, practitioners in my area realized the pandemic was coming. We had talked about going out to help save people before, but it felt like this was “crunch time.”
In those first few days, even the Minghui website did not have any material available about the pandemic. So we went out and posted stickers saying, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good,” and we handed out amulets along with additional information. We also talked to people about the benefit of reciting “Falun Dafa is good,” and quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
My family stopped me from going out because they were worried I would get infected. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interfering elements that were controlling them. I stayed home for the first two days of the Chinese New Year, then went out every day after that.
I was so anxious because I wanted everyone to know the truth about Dafa, and to recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good” to keep them safe from the CCP Virus.
Our coordinator brought some pamphlets that were easy to understand and accept. They had the title, “The secret way to escape the pandemic.” Since there were so few people on the streets at that time, we delivered these “secrets” to people’s homes. We asked them to recite the precious phrases “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.”
I’ve always said that I wanted to help Master save people, but I never had a sense of urgency. This time I was anxious and had only one thought: I want to save lives. I went out to talk to people during the daytime, and I delivered pamphlets to people’s homes at night.
My son’s house was full of inventory for his business, so he shared a room with me. I had to sneak out at night because I was afraid he would hear me and not let me go. This caused me a great deal of stress. I sent forth righteous thoughts but still felt a lot of pressure. Fellow practitioners reminded me that this was a test I needed to pass.
One day I told my son solemnly, “Your mom is a person with a mission. I must save people amidst the pandemic.” I told him that I needed to go out at night to give people the “secret” to escape this disaster. My son said, “Mom, I knew every time you went out.” I was thoroughly relieved. The pressure was gone. My son even reminded me to wrap up warmly when I went out.
I take at least a hundred pamphlets with me every time I go out. With righteous thoughts, I always remind myself that Master is with me. Oftentimes, by the time I get home, my jacket and hat are soaked with sweat, and my legs ache.
One day, I took two hundred pamphlets and distributed them to 17 apartment complexes. As I climbed to the sixth floor of the last complex, I was struggling to breathe. I quickly asked Master for help, and my breathing returned to normal. I later thought, “I have finished the area I promised to cover. I should take a break.” But then I learned that some other practitioners had not started distributing materials, and some areas were not even covered. I thought about my mission and decided to keep going.
When I encountered a surveillance camera pointing at a building entrance, I asked Master to help me by stopping the camera from seeing me. One time, I learned that there were more than 10,000 new CCP Virus cases in the country that day. I sincerely hoped that all people would cherish the “secrets” brought to their doorsteps by practitioners and escape the calamity.
I passed by some of the communities where I previously distributed pamphlets and was amazed that I was able to cover such large areas. I knew this was because I’m a Falun Dafa disciple. With Master's protection, righteous thoughts, and fellow practitioners’ encouragement, I got through those days and nights.
I also got rid of the attachments of fear and seeking comfort in the process. Sometimes, I didn’t keep up my Fa study, and my righteous thoughts were not strong. Thoughts like, “I’ve done a lot, I don’t need to do more,” would pop up. I also had attachments of jealousy and competitiveness and felt far behind diligent practitioners. I need to catch up and get rid of these attachments. By following Master's guidance, I will study the Fa more and continue to do what a Dafa disciple should do.