Keeping My Mission in Mind and Cultivating Diligently
(Minghui.org) I discovered a large tumor on my right foot in March 1996. The doctor was not able to treat it, and I was discharged from the hospital. I hadn’t been in good health since I was a child and was always on medication. My child suffered from hydrocephalus, and my husband was weak due to stomach problems. My whole family was troubled by illnesses. We didn’t find life enjoyable, and lived with anxiety.
A relative introduced Falun Dafa to me and my family, and after we started to practice it we recovered from our illnesses. We haven’t taken any medication over the past 24 years, and our lives have turned a new page.
Saving Sentient Beings During the Pandemic
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus erupted in Wuhan in 2020. It quickly spread all over China and around the world. I knew its purpose was to eliminate members of the CCP. The world’s people are in agony. I should cherish the time that Master has given us, cultivate diligently, and use this opportunity to save predestined people.
“As I have always said, as Dafa disciples your historic missions are simply huge, with you shouldering the responsibility of saving sentient beings. So for sure there is a path that you will be able to walk through to completion. It is a path that has to meet the requirements, and only that way will the sentient beings of the cosmos admire you and not be able to interfere; will your path be free of problems; and will your journey go smoothly.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
There are train tracks in the residential area where I live. I could go to a nearby residential area to cross the tracks and there was a road beside the train bridge leading to the city. The area around the tracks was bumpy and steep. Although we were in the middle of a cold winter with deep snow, I felt happy because I could go somewhere to clarify the truth to people face-to-face.
My residential area wasn’t locked down. I went out daily to clarify the truth to people, and bought some food for my family at the supermarket on my way back home.
I recited the Fa and practiced the exercises in the morning, then sent forth righteous thoughts before I went out to tell the people the facts about Falun Dafa at 10:00 a.m. I returned home at 12:00 p.m. Most people went shopping during that time, so it was good time to talk to people face-to-face.
Facing the harsh reality of the pandemic, most people listened to me and accepted what I said. Some people hesitated, and I told them that I hoped their families were safe during this time. Some people said that they only believed in science. I told them, “You think science nowadays is very advanced, but it can’t save you at this time. The science in the Western world is more advanced but it cannot prevent the virus from spreading. Only Gods and Buddhas can help people now. Many people have experienced blessings by repeating ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. I hope you will be blessed, too.”
One day I came across a lady carrying two big bags of food. I offered to help her with one bag. She thanked me and told me that in her residential area people were only allowed to go out shopping once every five days, and it was limited to one member of the family. She had five family members, and they were very careful not to be infected by the virus. I clarified the truth to her and she agreed to withdraw from the CCP. I gave her an amulet and asked her to repeat the two phrases on it and said that it would keep her family safe.
She looked at the amulet and asked for one more to give to her mother-in-law because her memory was poor and she could not remember the words. I asked her to tell her friends and relatives to repeat the two phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and they will benefit. She was happy and thanked me.
Elevating in Adversity
One day I noticed that security guards were stationed outside my building entrance. One of my building residents had come into contact with a person who contracted the CCP virus, and as a result, none of the building residents were allowed to leave their homes.
I looked within to understand why this incident happened to me. I found that I had the attachment of showing off. Though I know that “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) and I was able to walk smoothly on my cultivation path due to Master’s protection, but I still showed off in front of my family when I was able to get many people to withdraw from the CCP. I believe my building was guarded around the clock due to my pursuit. I repeatedly asked Master for help. Three days later the lockdown was lifted.
My sister and I went out to save sentient beings the next day. We followed the train tracks which led to another residential area. The path along the tracks was sealed and fenced off with iron plates. One old man told us that the third iron plate could be lifted, and that many people went through from there. We entered into the residential area without any problem.
When we were about to leave, we found that the third iron plate was fastened with steel wire. Two police officers and a police car were there. We went back to the residential area and continued clarifying the truth to people. We went back and forth several times, but the police car was still there. Many community members were on the streets. We were conspicuous. All buildings were closed, so we could enter none of them.
A lady to whom we were clarifying the truth said that she would show us where to exit. We went to several exits but couldn’t get out. Another lady who already knew the truth asked us to stay at her apartment for the night. We thanked her for her kindness but didn’t want to cause her any trouble, so we left her.
It got dark and we went back to where we came through –the third iron plate. The police car was gone. When I went to untie the steel wire, I heard someone shouting, “I am from the police department!” He showed us his ID. “I will send both of you to the detention center! You are damaging public property,” he went on to say. My sister tried to talk to him. He was so excited that he caught us that he ran to the other security point about ten meters away to tell the people there about his discovery. My sister and I went out hurriedly through the half-lifted iron plate.
Thank you, Master, for strengthening and protecting us. We were safe, though we were a bit scared.
Let’s remember Master’s teaching in this last leg of the Fa-rectification period.
“I want to share that Master very much cherishes all of you who are Dafa disciples and have made it through since July 20 of 1999. And the countless gods above hold you in high regard, as well. But you should cherish yourselves, too. Snap out of it! You have made it through the toughest leg of the journey, so it makes no sense to fail miserably at something so basic in the end!” (“Another Stern Warning,” Team Yellow Translation)
Thank you, Master!