Hurry to Save People During the Pandemic and Leave No Regret
(Minghui.org) After Wuhan City was placed on lock down due to the CCP virus (coronavirus) pandemic on January 23, 2020, many cities, villages, and residential communities across China were also locked down, which made it challenging for us to clarify the truth.
At the beginning, I was a little nervous and anxious. Our normal day-to-day activities were disrupted. While staying at home for several days I focused on reading and memorizing the Fa. Because I'm usually busy, I spend less time on Fa study. The more I studied the Fa, the more I realized that I wasted a lot of time and didn’t do much to clarify the truth and save people. I always felt that there would be plenty of time. However, watching the rising death toll I regretfully realized that I had lost many opportunities.
After Chinese New Year when my child and I went out, the usually crowded streets were deserted. Occasionally a car drove by or someone hurriedly peddled their bike past us. Everyone wore face masks. I don’t know how to describe the desolate feeling I had, “From hill to hill not one bird in flight.”
I realized that I couldn’t go on like this and I had to save more people. I wrote down the names of my friends and acquaintances that I hadn’t yet advised to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations. It was a long list. I decided to start with the ones who lived in my city. Counting the people in my residential community, there were nearly 500 households and nearly 1500 people if each family had three people. It is a big responsibility. I made a plan. I would contact people I knew during the day and deliver materials to community households with my husband who was also a practitioner, at night.
I had a dream the night I made the list. I dreamed that I went back to my hometown and met one of my childhood playmates. I immediately clarified the truth to her and advised her to quit the CCP. Because there's the word, “autumn” in her name, I gave her the pseudonym of “Spring flower and fall fruit” and helped her to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I remembered the dream vividly after I woke up. I knew Master was encouraging me to quickly save people.
After lunch, I took a drive with my child. I tried to contact two childhood friends but they didn’t answer. I phoned the friend with “autumn” in her name and she picked up. I drove to the community where she lived and met her at the gate. We were both excited to see each other since we hadn’t each other for more than 10 years. I quickly clarified the truth. I explained about Dafa, the significance of quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and the severity of the current epidemic. She listened and accepted my advice. She agreed that her whole family would quit the CCP. When I suggested the pseudonym: “Spring flower and fall fruit,” she smiled and agreed. I was relieved that one more family was saved! We hadn’t seen each other for such a long time. I didn’t even know that we lived so close. I sincerely thanked Master for his hint.
Resolving Old Resentments
My former student worked in my school after he graduated. Even though we both taught the same subject, he never talked to me. I wasn't sure if he'd be receptive. I clarified the truth to most of the people in his section. Both of us were class advisers and we often had meetings together. But I felt awkward and a little embarrassed to talk about this.
When our group went out for a gathering he suddenly stood up and toasted me, saying that I was his class adviser. He used to be my student, so we must have a close predestined relationship. We even taught the same subject.
When the pandemic spread, I thought of him because he was an active CCP member. I put down my notions about him and asked to meet him at his residential community gate. I told him that I had come to help him and his family. I gave him a Falun Dafa keepsake, a special flyer on the pandemic and a flash drive with truth-clarifying information. I told him the importance of withdrawing from the CCP. He liked the pseudonym I suggested and accepted my advice. He told me that his wife was also a Party member. I gave her a pseudonym to use. I told him that he must tell his wife about it, and she must make her own decision. He said he would. I thanked Master again for such a careful arrangement, which not only resolved the grudge between us but also helped me improving my xinxing.
Troubled Student Paves the Way
One of my students had some problems. His father worked in the municipal Commission of Discipline Inspection. He trusted the principal and enrolled his son in my class. On the first day of school the boy didn’t show up. At the end of the day his mother was waiting for me at the gate with him. His parents wanted him to live on campus, but he refused. He was addicted to computers and his parents couldn’t control him, so they decided to send him to school as a boarder.
I suggested that for the first two weeks he should still live at home. If he came to school on time and didn’t play computer games at home for two weeks, the parents could allow him to live at home. He really made it to school every day and was on time.
His parents were really happy and said that he was always late for school before. The boy admired the way I handled the issue and afterward was willing to accept my advice. In order to overcome his addiction to computers, he let me keep his expensive computer until vacation.
The boy’s mother once stopped at my office and gave me a shopping card worth 2,000 yuan to thank me. I couldn’t say much since there were others in the office but I simply told her that I believed in Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance and would not accept any money. I assured her that I would continue taking good care of all my students. She was deeply moved and kept thanking me.
I later had a talk with the father in order to learn more about his son. I felt the father was very kind. At that time, I hesitated and I didn’t clarify the truth to him.
Just after the Chinese New Year, the CCP virus broke out. I learned that the boy’s father started to work on the third day of the Chinese New Year. I prepared the materials and went to his work unit. I planned to talk to him at the gate, but he invited me to his office since it was cold outside. I followed him into the municipal government building. There was another man in the office and I told the man that I was the class adviser and wanted to have a talk with my student’s father. He politely left. I immediately told the father that I came to give him a keepsake. I casually mentioned my oldest aunt as a Falun Dafa practitioner.
I told him that my aunt was over 80 years old and had been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. She didn’t take any medicines and walked even faster than me. He showed me a message in his phone which listed the deaths of some wealthy people who had access to the best medical treatment, but they died. He said the virus was very vicious and even those who had power and money died from it.
I said, “Falun Dafa is very good. This booklet contains many stories of people in Wuhan who had the virus but were blessed after reciting two phases, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good’.” I said, “I teach physics and natural science. Many respected scientists like Newton and Einstein believed in God.”
I asked if he was a Party member. He said that it was a requirement to work in his government branch. I told him that millions of Chinese had already withdrawn from the Party and been blessed, and I suggested he do the same. I told him he could use a pseudonym. He agreed. I gave him a USB drive which had truth-clarifying information and suggested he pass it around after he read it, so that more people could benefit.
The more we try to save people, the more I realize that everything has already been arranged by Master. We just need to carry it out. Sometimes I meet the person I'm looking for when I go out. Other times when my husband and I stop the car to have a chat with someone, some acquaintances would randomly pull up next to our car. I sincerely thanked Master for such an arrangement!
I know Master helps us when we distribute truth-clarifying materials inside buildings. To avoid the surveillance camera, my husband and I sometimes had to climb more than 20 floors. I usually have to use an elevator and can't walk up that many stairs. Even my husband was skeptical. I told him that I would ask Master to strengthen me when I felt out of breath, and I was able to do it.
I will seize the remaining time to memorize and study the Fa, practice the exercises, clarify the truth to save people, and distribute information. I will fulfill my mission to save people and won’t have any regret. Let me end this sharing with Master’s teaching,
“I would like to tell you: Dafa disciples are the sole hope of salvation for the beings in each region and each nation. Cherishing what they are doing amounts to cherishing yourselves!” (“My Thanks to Sentient Beings Who Have Sent Greetings,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)