Dafa Shows Its Power When We Believe in Master and the Fa
(Minghui.org) Not long after I started to practice Falun Dafa in 2010, my little grandson had a high fever. My daughter-in-law started to panic and wanted to rush him to the hospital. I held the child and recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” into his ear. I kept repeating the words and, in less than 10 minutes, his temperature started to drop.
It was incredible! This incident strengthened my determination to cultivate in Dafa.
Filing a Complaint
I filed letters of complaint with the Chinese Supreme Court and Supreme Procuratorate in 2015 against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa. Officers from the police station and staff from the local neighborhood committee came to harass me at home.
I warmly welcomed them in for tea and snacks and treated them like we were old friends. I told them how wonderful Dafa is, the positive effects it had on my health, and how it helped me get rid of my explosive temper and addiction to gambling. I had been domineering and abusive at home before I started to cultivate, but I became calm and considerate afterward.
I told them how our house had been demolished by the government, and the compensation we were given was the lowest in the whole village. I followed Master Li's teachings and didn't quarrel with the officials and accepted whatever they offered me. If I wasn’t a practitioner, I would have fought for the maximum compensation.
I also told my visitors that the Chinese Constitution guarantees our freedom of belief. Jiang Zemin defied the law and destroyed countless innocent lives. Why shouldn’t I file a complaint? Didn’t he need to be held accountable for his crimes? Falun Dafa is the Buddha Law and teaches people to be kind. I told them, “I truly hope you don't participate in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners so that you and your family will have a good future.”
They seemed happy to hear my words and left in good spirits. They have never come to bother me again.
“Your intention to safeguard Dafa's dignity is correct, but how do you safeguard it? Do you shut their mouths? Do you debate with them? I'm telling you, just treat all beings with compassion, and just clarify the facts to people with compassion, and you will be safeguarding Dafa's dignity, and you'll be able to safeguard Dafa's dignity.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)
Acknowledging the Old Forces
I worked with other practitioners to tell people about Dafa. We went to major streets, small alleys, transportation centers, and supermarkets. Young or old, rich or poor, they are all in need of salvation.
Some of them trusted and saluted us, some showed no interest, and some yelled at us. However, we were not affected, as our only goal was to let people know the facts about Falun Dafa and have them remember, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
A relative called to tell me that the police were going to arrest me because someone had reported three of us for talking to people about Falun Dafa.
I managed to escape, but the other two practitioners were arrested. One of them was sentenced to a year in prison, while the other was held in a detention center for a month before being released.
The relative told me to hide in his home for a couple of days. I thanked him but declined, not wanting to cause him any trouble.
I developed the attachment of fear and hid Master Li’s picture and the Dafa books. My non-practitioner husband saw them and asked me what happened. He panicked when I told him.
I called a fellow practitioner who lived nearby and invited her to my home. I handed her the list of people who had quit the CCP that I had collected and discussed my predicament with her.
She said, “These are all illusions. If you were to be caught, it would have already happened. This is a test to see if your heart is moved.”
Hearing this, I thought, “Indeed! I was so confused and acknowledged the persecution by the old forces. What do I fear?”
I recalled Master’s Fa:
“Even if a Dafa cultivator truly casts off his human skin during the persecution, what awaits him is still Consummation. At the same time, no attachment or fear could possibly enable you to reach Consummation. And any attachment of fear is itself a barrier that prevents you from reaching Consummation, and is also a factor in your being 'reformed' toward the evil side and in your betrayal.” (“Dafa is Indestructible,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I wondered how I could have forgotten this at such a critical moment, given that I had memorized this paragraph very well. The substance on my body that caused the fear disappeared. I knew it was Master helping me. I decided that I must give up my human notions and pass this tribulation.
“Lao Zi said, 'If the populace doesn’t fear death, what good will it do to threaten them with death?'” (“Pacify the External by Cultivating the Internal,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
With my steadfast belief in the Fa, I put Master’s picture and the Dafa books back in their original places. I then knelt in front of Master’s picture and confessed, “I was wrong. I will never acknowledge the old forces’ persecution. I will correct myself.”
I studied the Fa diligently, looked inward, and lengthened the time I sent forth righteous thoughts to completely deny the old forces’ persecution.
The police have never come back to look for me. Thank you, Master, for helping me resolve this tribulation.