Distributing Falun Dafa Materials in Remote Villages
(Minghui.org) I worked at a remote gas station deep in the mountains for three years before moving to the small town where I live now. Since then, I have used my home as a base and distribute Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) informational materials to small villages in the mountainous regions.
Setting Up a Materials Production Site
Police ransacked our local materials production site in 2016, and arrested the practitioner in charge there. I remembered that the Minghui website had encouraged practitioners to set up their own materials production sites, instead of depending on others to make Dafa informational materials for them. With the help of local practitioners, I set up a production site at my home, and supplied fliers and brochures to a few elderly practitioners.
I rode my bicycle to each nearby village and distributed Dafa brochures door to door for the entire summer. When I ran into people during the day, I also gave them materials. I covered many places within a 15-mile radius from where I lived.
As long as there was a road, I would go down it and distribute brochures to all of the houses along the route.
Distributing Materials Door to Door
I went to a small village five miles from my home one time. As soon as I entered the village I saw four men, and gave them each a brochure. One of them asked me, “You're giving out Falun Gong materials in broad daylight. Does the police not care anymore?”
I casually responded “No,” and moved on.
He took out his cellphone, and said he’d check with the police. I thought he was joking, and didn’t pay much attention. However, when the call connected, he asked the person on the other end, “Do you still care about Falun Gong?”
He paused for a while before continuing, “A woman here is handing out Falun Gong materials. She said that the police don't care anymore.”
The police must have asked for his location, because he gave them the name of the village, and then speculated how I got there.
I remember Master said,
“... just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. V)
“Should you have fear,it will seize upon youIf thoughts are righteous,evil will collapse” (“What’s to Fear?” Hong Yin Volume II, Translation Version A)
I wasn't scared, and continued to distribute the materials at the east end of the village. I ran into one of the men again later, who stared at me.
I went through a small alley and saw three men loading bundles of straw onto a pedicab. The man standing on the pedicab asked me, “What are you delivering? Money?”
“This is more important than money,” I replied. “It saves lives. Money can't save lives, but Falun Dafa can.”
“Is it really that good?” the man questioned.
I said, “Of course!” and gave each of them a brochure.
An elderly man said, “We were told that someone has reported you to the police. Why haven’t you left?”
“I have nothing to be afraid of,” I replied. “I haven't broken any law.”
The man sincerely told me to be careful.
With Master watching over me, I got home safe and sound.
Teaming Up with Another Practitioner
I met a practitioner from the neighboring county in early 2017. She had visited every village in her area, and had a lot of experience going door to door talking to people about Falun Gong. I wanted to do the same, so we decided to team up and distribute informational materials in the nearby regions. I also bought a motorcycle to help get around.
We took Dafa keepsakes and brochures with us. During the springtime we talked to the farmers while they worked on their fields. We then went into the village, going door to door, to talk to the people there. We tried not to leave anybody out, as all sentient beings are waiting to be saved.
With Master's protection, we managed to help 650 people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) within nine days.
More Practitioners Join Us
After a while, we soon realized that we had the responsibility to help other practitioners improve as well. After sharing with local practitioners, two more decided to help us. We each teamed up with a less experienced practitioner, rode two motorcycles, and went to different locations.
At first, the more experienced practitioners clarified the facts to people, while the two other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts, and also wrote down the names of people who wanted to quit the CCP.
After just a few days, the new practitioners became more comfortable and confident enough to talk to people about Falun Dafa as well.
We quickly covered our area, the four nearby townships and villages. Every time we went to talk to people in the countryside, we were able to help at least 70 to 80 people quit the Party. Sometimes even more than 100.
Maturing Through Interference
We often ran into interference when talking to people about Dafa. Some didn’t want to listen, and even actively tried to hinder our efforts. Whenever this happened, I sent righteous thoughts, as I did not want sentient beings committing crimes against Dafa. I would often tell the person, “It's okay if you don’t want to listen, but you don’t have the right to stop others.”
There were also many people who were deceived by the CCP’s lies about Falun Gong. When I gave them Dafa calendars, they took them, but when I talked about Dafa, they told us to leave.
One person threatened to call the police, so I told him, “Falun Dafa is a lawful practice, and we practitioners haven’t broken any laws. If you don’t have any evidence of us breaking the law, you will be held legally responsible. Maybe the police will arrest you first.”
Hearing this, he went back into his home.
When I returned home from distributing materials, I reflected on the day and asked myself if my actions, words or even my thoughts were based on the Fa. Whenever we ran into interference or conflicts, I looked inward to figure out which of my human attachments was causing it.
When I found these human notions and attachments, I eliminated them right away, and rectified myself in accordance with the Fa.
A Strong Wish
After covering the township and nearby villages, I went and stayed with a practitioner in the city to try to cover different areas. I stayed there for a little over a month. During my stay, I shared with local practitioners, and learned that people from many of the surrounding villages had not had the chance to hear the truth about Dafa.
It is a northern farming region with a population of over one million spread out over the villages. The practitioners in the city had not been going to the countryside to clarify the facts much over the past years, and had only covered small parts of the area.
The practitioner I stayed with told me, “It's not coincident that you have come here.”
I shared my ideas with the local practitioners, of how we could work together to clarify the facts to the people in the countryside. However, there was a reluctance to do it.
There had been cases of local practitioners being arrested after going to the countryside to distribute fliers and talk to people about Dafa there. Most practitioners had developed the mindset that whoever went to clarify the facts in the countryside would get arrested.
They were still happy going to the city park and helping people quit the Party, but one wanted to go with me to the countryside.
There were so many sentient beings still to learn the truth about Dafa in those areas. What to do?
This was happening right around that time Master’s new lecture was published.
“Strive to spiritually perfect yourselves, do your utmost to show what you are made of as you strive to save all lives, and try to do even better!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference,” Team Yellow Translation)
As long as we have the wish Master will help us.
I thought of my responsibility as a Dafa practitioner and wanted to cover all the villages in the jurisdiction of the city, and to give the sentient beings there the opportunity to be saved before it is too late.
Seeing that no practitioner from the city was willing to help me, I returned home to do some thinking.
I had a few ideas. The first was to buy a pedicab and team up with the practitioner from the next county to visit these villages.
Master must have seen my determination to help save these people, and sent three practitioners from a different city, who even came with a car.
There were two sisters, and their younger brother. We had worked together on truth-clarification projects before. However, at some point we lost contact because of the persecution. I had not seen them in over a decade, and only got back in touch with them last year.
I was so happy to see them. There is no coincidence in cultivation—this is Master’s arrangement.
Working Our Way Around the Villages
The practitioners agreed to help me visit the villages around the city. I contacted the practitioners in charge of the materials production sites in the city, and asked them to provide us with informational materials about Dafa.
Without delay, we first went to a forest farm deep in the mountains on the south side of the city. The local practitioners there agreed to cover the three upper farms, while the four of us covered the two lower farms.
We picked a dirt road, and went down it at night. It was narrow and bumpy, and we weren’t even sure where we were going. We drove to the end of the road, turned around and left a Dafa brochure at the door of each household.
We traveled around the area like this until we had been to every household.
On the third day, we moved to another practitioner’s home in the mountains and found out that all four of the local female practitioners there didn’t know how to ride motorcycles. They always walked, in a lot of cases, more than ten miles each way to distribute materials.
I asked two of the elderly practitioners to stay behind and send righteous thoughts, while the rest of us went out to distribute the materials. We covered three forest farms that night, before dropping off the local practitioners back at their homes in the early hours. Over the following days we went all around the villages, with the farthest being almost 100 miles away.
Master Is Always Looking After Us
Many villages only had dirt roads and lots of dead-end alleys. The roads were narrow and hard to back out of in our car.
Once, it was right after a rainstorm and the road was muddy and slippery. Our tires didn’t have enough traction to back out of the mud. As we tried and tried to back out, a dog started barking and woke up a young man.
He came out in his underwear and was calling someone on his cellphone. In a short while another man came on his motorcycle and asked who we were, and what we were doing there.
We sent forth strong righteous thoughts, and apologized for disturbing them.
Incidents like this happened quite a few times, but we always stayed calm and asked Master for help.
Some villages were very hard to navigate in the dark, with overgrown trees and plants covering the roads. Luckily, our driver was very skillful and has a lot of experience driving in these conditions.
While we were distributing materials, Master was always looking out for us and guiding us.
July is part of the rainy season in the north, with usually very few sunny days. However, Master helped us. It was sunny wherever we went, and we didn’t have to stop for even an hour because of rain. The rain always happened around us. Sometimes, it had been raining before we got an area, but once we arrived it stopped.
Master led us to the villages. We were only executing his plans.
Cooperating With Fellow Practitioners
The four of us worked well together. As soon as we got into the car, we sent righteous thoughts. The only time we relaxed was when we ate. We used all other time to study the Fa, do the exercises, and send righteous thoughts. We didn’t talk about anything of ordinary people, and were strict with ourselves. We tried to watch our every thought and action.
If we said something inappropriate or didn't study the Fa enough, Master hinted at us right away. Our xinxing improved quickly.
One of the sisters said that she was thankful that Master gave us the opportunity to work together, and improve as one-body. I also was very thankful to the three practitioners for their selfless help with our project.
We covered the majority of the villages around the city within 21 days, leaving a small number of towns and villages for the local practitioners to cover and improve on their cultivation path.
With the on-going persecution in China, our speed of distributing Dafa materials was considered fast. A practitioner with their celestial eye open saw in another dimension that the car we were driving was a strong white horse with wings. When we drove the car, we were flying on the path of saving sentient beings.
Looking back on my cultivation path, each step I took, I took with dignity.
“This instant is precious beyond measure. Completing the last leg of this journey well is what's most magnificent.” (“Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII)
I feel extremely lucky to have become Master’s disciple in this lifetime. There are many experiences I want to share, much I want to do, many human attachments I need to let go of, and even more sentient beings to save.
I hope that all fellow practitioners, including myself, will become more mature in the limited time left, save more sentient beings, and not leave any regrets for the future. We need to fulfill our vows, and complete our mission.