Saving Sentient Beings During the Pandemic
(Minghui.org) As I watched NTDTV and saw the miserable scenes of people helplessly trying to deal with the pandemic, I realized that I must do whatever I could to save them, no matter how difficult the situation was.
“ Dafa disciples are now sentient beings’ only, sole hope for salvation.” (Righteous Thoughts, The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
“All sentient beings are waiting to be saved, and I can tell you something certain. If Dafa disciples don’t act to save them, those people, no matter in what corner of the world they may be, will have no hope unless you go to save them.” (Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
“No matter what big things are happening, pretend nothing is going on and just go about, as usual, doing what a Dafa disciple should do. This is the path you're taking today, and this is the [legacy of] mighty virtue you are leaving.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Washington DC Fa Conference, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VI)
I had to look after my grandchildren during the day. I studied the Fa and did the exercises with other practitioners and then went out to distribute informational materials late at night from Monday to Friday. On weekends I went out to clarify the truth to people face to face.
I distributed about 30 copies of truth-clarification materials every day since the Chinese New Year, and I've covered nearly all the residential areas in my city. I was able to persuade up to 8 people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations every day.
In the beginning I was afraid of being arrested. I immediately sent righteous thoughts to eliminate my fear. During the process of doing the three things my fear disappeared. I felt that by cultivating myself while doing the three things Master would protect me and give me wisdom. I could feel my cultivation path becoming wider.
Camera Didn’t Work on Me
There are cameras in my residential area. I thought, “No one will be able to see me on camera while I distribute the pamphlets.” I wore a medical face mask and hat while distributing the materials and covered the entire residential area.
One day I gave a flier to the guard and street cleaner who were at the gate. The others gathered and read it together. Two policemen happened to pass through and asked where they got the flier. The cleaner said that she found it on the street.
One guard was my relative and told me that the police at the gate had been watching me for two days. I didn’t realize it. Thank you, Master, for your protection!
I had previously clarified the truth to the guard and he had withdrawn from the CCP. He often helped me so that I could easily enter the residential area even during the lockdown period.
I felt like I haven't done enough and I was worried. There were still so many people who've listened to the CCP's lies and propaganda. So I did my best to distribute materials so that they could be informed of the facts.
The residential areas are quieter during the lockdown and the streets are empty. I put fliers outside every unit. Master gave me wisdom and courage so I finished the work safely. In some residential areas, not a single flier was thrown away.
My Scooter Tire
“I can tell you that watching the videos, group study, group practice, and conferences like the one we’re holding today are the only forms of Dafa cultivation that I have left you.” (Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference)
Most of the practitioners in my city stopped holding group Fa study, but the practitioners in our area decided to continue. We felt we shouldn’t lose this format that Master left us.
We sent strong righteous thoughts to negate the old forces' arrangements. We refused to be locked down. We divided our large group into smaller groups. With Master's help we were able to go in and out of our residential area. We have been studying the Fa and doing the exercises together since the Chinese New Year.
My scooter had a flat tire one night after Fa study. It was 9 p.m. and the streets were empty. Since the entire city was on lockdown, where could I get it repaired? If I didn't get it fixed how could I go out to talk to people and save them?
The following morning my neighbor was repairing the tire on his scooter. His wife was very kind and asked him to repair my tire first. I silently thanked Master for arranging this!
I will cultivate diligently to be worthy of Master’s saving grace!