(Minghui.org) For a few years, I rode my motorcycle to villages and open markets to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to people. I could sometimes persuade over 20 people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and I felt very happy.
I was reported to the authorities in 2016, however, while talking to people about the persecution, and was illegally arrested. The police also blackmailed my family to extort over 5000 yuan.
Three plainclothes officers broke into and ransacked my home in 2017, and either stole or destroyed over 40 Dafa books, a speaker used for practicing the exercises, and some truth-clarifying DVDs and brochures.
This series of incidents caused great pain to my family, and I also developed a lot of fear. After this happened, I only occasionally clarified the truth face to face, and I also switched to a different Dafa project.
The project I worked on recently had difficulties and had to stop. I felt very regretful when I saw so many people who had been deceived by the CCP’s lies, and facing grave situations. But unfortunately, I could not righteously approach them because of fear.
I was afraid I would be arrested as soon as I stepped out the door. I was in a deep depression and experienced unrelenting restlessness.
I read an article from Minghui Weekly in October 2019, “My Understanding of Ability,” where the practitioner wrote, “After July 20, 1999, my mind was righteous and everything went smoothly for a period of time due to a solid foundation of Fa study. At that time, everyone was confused about what to do.”
Master Li said in Hong Yin,
“The righteous Fa is spreadingTen thousand demons blockingAll sentient beings savedTheir notions changedDecayed matter is removedThe brilliant light shines”(“New Life,” Hong Yin, Translation Version C)
I understood immediately. Weren’t we now being hindered by thousands of demons?
To solve this, we must change the notions of everyday people and uplift their minds. If the bad thoughts in their minds are eliminated, won’t brightness appear?
Enlightened beings are saving sentient beings. I realized that all I have to do is compassionately clarify the truth to people to help them.
Master arranged a fellow practitioner to enlighten me and help me understand another layer of meaning in Master’s article. I originally thought that Master’s Fa in this poem was for us to improve in our personal cultivation. I now understand that Master was telling us to first change our own mindsets before reaching out to offer salvation to people.
I then read another practitioner’s article about how she clarified the facts about Falun Dafa for 13 years without being persecuted even once. This practitioner usually chatted with people first and rationally found an entry point based on each person’s personal interests and attachments.
This also reminded me of Master’s Fa,
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy...” (“Rationality,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
My fear has since been eliminated.
The next day, I decided to go out and talk to people face to face. Before I left home, I asked Master to bestow wisdom upon me and arrange for me to meet predestined people.
I went to the morning open market. On the way, I saw pedestrians passing in a rush, and thought that every one of them should understand the truth.
Regrettably, I could not tell all of them and only persuaded two people to withdraw from the CCP.
It was far less than before, as I used to be able to persuade 20 people per day to withdraw from the CCP. My feelings, however, were different.
I had walked out again to clarify the truth in public after three years. In the past, my motive was to cultivate myself towards reaching enlightenment. And in order to achieve that, I needed to study the Fa and save sentient beings so I would not be left behind. My basis was “me!”
I felt happy if I persuaded more people to withdraw from the CCP. I felt frustrated if I persuaded fewer people.
I sometimes realized I had zealotry, but I could not get rid of it. I now understand that it was all because of my selfishness. All my attachments of zealotry, frustration, and fear were based on selfishness, and could not be easily eliminated.
My basis is now assisting Master in Fa-rectification, and helping more sentient beings understand the truth. We need to embody compassion. And in order to have compassion, we need to be assimilated with the Fa.
I now have a strong desire to cultivate myself well, get rid of all the interference to Fa study, look inward constantly, and eliminate my attachments.
My basis is selflessness. The fundamental basis of fear, which is selfishness, no longer has a space to exist within me.
Master Li said,
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master. It is good enough if you have this wish. It is the master who actually does this, as you are simply unable to do it.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“It does not matter. I have already told all of you that behind every student there is my fashen, and not just one, so my fashen will take care of these things.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
I realized in looking back, that when the new project I worked on had difficulties, Master orderly arranged for me to face and get rid of my attachment of fear. He saw that I still had the thought of helping people, and he helped me eliminate the stubborn “fear” in my dimensional fields.
Afterward, the project I was working on also magically disappeared. “Fear” is not really that fearful!
As long as we are in a state of selflessness and have the heart to help sentient beings, Master can always help us.
Master's power is boundless and he is with us all the time. Thank you Master for your compassionate salvation!