Don't Be Hindered by Human Notions When Clarifying the Truth
(Minghui.org) Recently I visited an elderly fellow practitioner, whom I haven't seen for quite some time.
When I entered her house, I saw that the floor was covered by truth-clarification materials. I was a little worried for her safety—what if a policeman happens to stop by and sees the materials? During the conversation, I mentioned that my brother had cancer. “He doesn't have the correct understanding of Dafa. What should I do?” I asked her. She said: “Send forth righteous thoughts, and ask Master for help. Sending forth righteous thoughts is very effective. You must send righteous thoughts.” This made me think.
I told her that my truth-clarification does not always have good results. People I run into at work are cautious, and I cannot clarify the truth openly. The elderly practitioner said: “You hold fear, which is not okay. When I clarify the truth in public, I sometimes run into plainclothes police. One time, the police told me that he is a police in charge of watching and arresting Falun Gong practitioners. I said to him: Policemen are also human beings, and you also want to protect your life. You are lucky that you ran into me today. Take a copy of the material, and read it carefully. It is important to save your life. Don't follow the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and fall with it.” The policeman didn't know what to say, and let me go.
The practitioner continued: “Another time, a policeman said: 'Look around on the street. Only you old ladies are passing out these. No young people do it.' I responded: We old ladies didn't receive a high education. This is the only thing we can do. The young practitioners stay inside, making the materials for us. Here is a copy for you.' The policeman said: 'You have never experienced being imprisoned.' I said: 'Of course I know what it's like in prison. I was arrested before.' He said: “If you know, how come you still dare to do this?' I said: 'Our Master told us to save you. I must save you. Our Master said that everybody in the world is his family. We must save you.'”
“The police then said: 'Is it okay if I stay neutral between you and the CCP?' I said it is not okay. You must support Dafa. Only so, can you have a bright future. You must not persecute Dafa.' The police came to a good understanding of my words, and quit the Party.”
She also spoke of another time, when she talked to a policeman. “He tried to avoid me, and eventually ran away from me. So, one must not have fear when running into policemen. You should find out their attachment, taking it into consideration when clarifying the truth to them. You cannot do well, if you don't get rid of your fear.”
On my way home, I kept thinking: “This practitioner has courage and a strong energy field. I have learned a lot from her. Regarding truth-clarification, I have slacked off during the last few years. I have been numb, and looking for comfort. I've lost motivation and direction. Now, I am way behind some fellow practitioners. The reason that the elderly practitioner can break through all kinds of dangerous situations is that she listens to Master. She studies the Fa seriously, as well as does the exercises—she does the second set of exercise for an hour, and also intensively memorizes the Fa.
My problem, at the root level, is that I don't have solid belief in Master and the Fa. Master said explicitly: “I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) The elderly practitioner has validated this teaching with her behavior.
I have not cultivated well. I fight against my colleagues for personal gain, and do not consider others first. Thus, I was not able to face the danger without fear.
Dafa is immensely profound, and the power of Dafa is boundless. One cannot sense the power and profound teaching, if he or she only reads the books casually. One must solidly cultivate oneself with the guidance of Dafa. Only so, can he or she see the power of the Fa. Master said: “One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun) It is so true. Although sometimes the evil succeeds and will defeat the righteous. However, the evil will eventually get disintegrated by the righteous. The victory belongs to Dafa disciples. There is no doubt about that. The elderly practitioner's experiences have proven it. She has demonstrated how to walk on the path of the divine in an open and dignified manner.
Human notions hinder our Fa-study, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and saving people. Only after we get rid of human notions will we be safe, and the old forces have no gap to take advantage of.