Don’t Take a Detour When Faced with a Test
(Minghui.org) From September to October of this year, agents from the 610 Office threatened and deceived Falun Gong practitioners’ family members as a way to force adherents to give up their faith.
My daughter got a call from the neighborhood administration office one day. She said, “Mom, no worries. I can deal with this.” She went to the office the following morning and didn’t tell me about it when she returned home. I trusted my daughter because she believes in Dafa and supports my cultivation.
When I talked with fellow practitioners, I praised my daughter and developed the attachments of zealotry and showing off.
Not long after, I became very dizzy and felt like I was about to fall down. When I walked on the stairs, I had to hold onto the handrail and walked very slowly. I felt so sleepy that it was hard to function. I had never experienced anything like this before, yet I didn’t give it much thought.
One night, I dreamed I was in a house with my daughter. She said: “Mom, don’t go outside. Just stay inside.” I asked, “What if I need to use the restroom?” She said, “I have prepared a bucket, and you can use that.” I did as she said. Then I woke up and found I had wet the bed.
I realized I had a serious problem, but wasn't sure what was wrong with me.
Two days later, my daughter told me that the neighborhood office called again and she needed to take my picture. I asked why she needed my picture. She said: “Just lie down as if you are sleeping. I won’t take a picture of your head.”
I suddenly realized what was going on and asked her firmly:“How can do you do this? What on earth did you say to them?”
My daughter said, “I didn’t sign any document. I just wrote that you had mobility problems.” She felt hurt and said: “I am doing this for you. Once I take the picture you can do whatever you want. It won't affect your saving sentient beings. So what’s wrong?”
I became worried and said loudly to my daughter: “They deceived you and said that classifying me as crippled was good for me.
She said, “I am worried that you would be arrested if we don't do this.”
I said, “No, they don’t dare. It’s my fault. This is happening because I didn’t listen to Master. This is a lesson for me. He told me that I shouldn’t take a detour when there is a test. I am a cultivator and should solve the problem myself.”
I went directly to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary and clarified the truth to her and the other agents in the office. Then I asked for the note that my daughter wrote. I talked to them for two hours in a dignified way.
After that, the dizziness and other symptoms disappeared. Then, we were able to receive New Tang Dynasty TV after not getting it for a long time. I kowtowed to Master with tears in my eyes, “Thank you Master. You solved my problem again.”
“Dafa disciples should not let human thoughts guide their actions. Nobody is able to disrupt the Fa, so any behavior that serves as interference can only be a stain upon one’s own cultivation. For someone who cultivates, failing for a long time to pass a test or doing bad things after taking up cultivation will become a massive, imposing barrier standing between you and the finish line. And how, then, will you deal with that?” (“Comment,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III).
I am a cultivator, a human being on the path to divinity. When persecution occurs, I shouldn’t let a family member who is not a cultivator shoulder the responsibility, even when they are willing to do so. If I acknowledge what they have done, it will be a fact in another dimension. The old forces will take advantage of the loophole. That is why, in this dimension, I felt sick. This was a big problem.
My suggestion for practitioners whose family member signed a misleading declaration on your behalf and took your picture, please let go of the attachment of fear. Talk to the agents about the goodness of Falun Dafa, and save them.
Lastly, I would like to share Master’s Fa:
“Fear can cause one to make mistakes, and fear can cause one to lose a predestined opportunity. Fear is a death trap on a human being’s journey toward divinity.” (“Pass the Deadly Test,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)