Cultivating Myself while Expanding My Capacity, Assisting Master in Fa-rectification, and Saving Sentient Beings
(Minghui.org) During 20 years of assisting Master in Fa-rectification, I have experienced many tribulations, yet I’ve never felt upset. I always felt lucky to have obtained the Fa and happy to have assisted in saving sentient beings. Fulfilling my vow and doing well the three things requested by Master is being responsible to the sentient beings in the cosmos.
Thinking about Police Officers Who Have Been Used by the CCP Makes Me Weep
I was repeatedly reported, arrested, sentenced, and jailed because I insisted on clarifying the truth to people to save them. But I never complained, regardless of how much I suffered. Instead, whenever I thought about people who committed the sin of participating in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, especially the police officers who hadn’t understood the truth, I felt very sad and often shed tears for them.
I truly hoped that those who had been deluded by the CCP could immediately read Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and the heavenly book Zhuan Falun to understand the truth! Thus, whenever I encountered police officers and other government officials, I tried to clarify the truth to them.
On my way to work one afternoon, I saw a police car with four officers inside. I walked up to the car and gave them truth-clarification brochures. One of them, with his eyes wide open in amazement, said, “We are police officers! We can arrest you later on.”
While peacefully smiling at them, I replied, “I know you are police officers, but you are also precious Chinese people who need to be blessed by the truth.”
The officer smiled, made a nice gesture, and let me go. I said while I was walking away, “Don’t forget, ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ You will be blessed!”
On another occasion, I met a plainclothes police officer on the street. I handed him an amulet and said to him, “Remember to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ In doing so, you will be blessed.” However, he kept a straight face and said, “If you say that again, I will take you to the police station!”
I looked at his face and said with a kind attitude, “I am telling you how to be blessed and happy, why would you take me to the police station?” He was speechless. I said the same thing again, and he remained silent. I turned around and quickly left.
I was once held in a detention center. During the interrogation, two police officers from the Domestic Security Division asked me who gave me the brochures I was carrying. I told them, “Don’t ask me any more, otherwise it will be harmful for you. The more dedicated you are to this job, the more harmful it will be for you. I hope all of you and your family members will be happy and safe.”
They both laughed and stopped the interrogation. One of them said, “We need to thank you! All people in the world hope to be happy and safe.” He handed his own chair to me and asked me to sit down, treating me as a guest. Dafa practitioners’ mercy and selflessness can truly rectify all that is incorrect!
Rising above Deceptive Schemes with Righteous Thoughts
I was arrested in late 2000 and detained for 72 days, for mailing letters that clarified the truth about Falun Dafa. During the detention, two police officers from the Domestic Security Division beat me to extort a confession from me. This made me dizzy, my head swelled, and I had headaches.
After I returned to the cell, another practitioner asked if they beat me. I said it was no big deal. The practitioner said, “You still have a palm print on your face. Let’s do the exercises.” After we finished the first exercise, my dizziness and headache had totally disappeared. I sincerely thanked Master for his protection!
When my younger sister came to visit me, she said, “In the conference with the county government and the police department, you were listed as an example. The County Party secretary mentioned your name especially and wanted to put you in the forced labor camp for one to two years.”
I said smilingly, “Don’t worry about their threats. I never did anything wrong.” As a result, I was released.
One day in the following summer, the vice secretary of the local Political and Legal Affairs Committee came to my home and asked me to come to a meeting the next day. I said I needed to hoe the field and had no time. He came back again at dusk, and after handing me a few pieces of paper, said, “This is the script for tomorrow’s speech in the meeting. I will read it aloud for you. Take a look at it and give me your comments.”
I read through it and saw that it included comments disrespectful to Master and the Fa. I immediately rolled it up and said, “No way! Your thoughts cannot represent mine. You are forging fake materials!” That vice secretary, with his face and neck turning red, left embarrassed.
They failed that attempt, but didn’t give up. A few days later, they tried again with another secret scheme. The Party secretary of the village came to my home and said that people from the local TV station would come to interview me the next day. He said that I should say whatever they asked me to say, and then he immediately left.
I later went to his home to talk to him. His wife said he had gone to work in the field. Then she said she heard that I would be on TV. I said, “I came here to talk about that. I don’t want to be interviewed. Please tell the secretary not to let them come, and if they do come, I won’t see them.” Thus, their fraudulent attempt failed again.
I enlightened that a righteous mind based on the Fa is the foundation for the Fa manifesting in us. Therefore, we should study the Fa more, and properly. Master has told us:
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Helping the Mayor and Party Secretary Learn the Truth so They Will Stop Siding with the Evil
The mayor and Party secretary of my town came to my home many times in 2002, aiming to “transform” me. I always told them that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance had rooted in my heart and no one could shake it, that there was nothing wrong with being a good person, and that they were doing wrong.
The last time they came, I said, “I used to have severe illnesses, and I spent a lot of money on treatment, but I never recovered. The doctors of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine both said that my illnesses were incurable, and I could do nothing but suffer at home. It was Falun Dafa that totally cured me and endowed me with a second life! Your members of the CCP always claim to serve the people wholeheartedly, right? Then why do you prefer to see me die?”
They both laughed. The mayor became speechless. The Party secretary said, “You win! Neither of us can argue with you!”
I said, “That’s because what you said was not reasonable. What I study, Zhuan Falun, is a heavenly book and every single sentence taught by my Master is true and reasonable. Master Li taught us to always consider others first and follow what's righteous, but what you are doing is following the evil, forbidding people to be healthy, kind, and righteous. You trample on people's freedom of belief and human rights. In general, ‘evil cannot overtake the righteous.’ Of course you can’t argue with me.”
They looked at each other, stood up at the same time, and said they wouldn’t come again. I walked with them to the outside of the gate and reminded them, “Remember that ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ You will be blessed if you do!” They both nodded and smiled, left, and never came again.
The Moment I Remembered: “I Am a Practitioner”
Cultivation of Dafa directly targets one's xinxing. The largest barrier in cultivation is human thoughts. We therefore need to constantly comply with the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” Only by doing so can we continuously enlarge our capacity, validate the Fa, and save sentient beings.
My experience of improving xinxing during challenging situations with my boss is a good example. When I worked in the cafeteria of a company, the female boss often helped me improve by testing my xinxing. Whenever she was verbally abusive to me, I tried to deal with it without getting upset, remembering that I was a practitioner.
There was one time however, when she criticized me and it felt too difficult to bear. I tried to control myself, but after I placed the food I had cooked on the table, I quickly went back to my dorm and cried. I couldn’t hold back my tears. About half a minute later, I remembered, “I am a Dafa practitioner.” I suddenly felt very calm in my heart and my tears stopped. It was just as Master said:
“As long as you regard yourself as a practitioner, you will remember it right away and be able to restrain yourself, and you will then be able to pass this test.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
Clarifying the Truth Face to Face Is Not Difficult
When I first began clarifying the truth to strangers face to face, I felt it was difficult because I had never really talked to strangers before. I had an introverted personality. I felt very anxious standing on the street and considering starting a conversation with the people who were passing by, one by one! I immediately realized that this was interference from other dimensions, and I was determined to break through it.
At that moment, two women came walking towards me from the opposite direction. I spoke to them with a smile, “I want to give you amulets, please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ You will be blessed and enjoy physical and mental health. Did you ever join the CCP, the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers? If you did, you can renounce it. Then you will be protected by Gods and Buddhas. You can use a pseudonym to quit, if you sincerely want to.”
One of them smiled and said, “Ok, I joined the Youth League and Young Pioneers, I want to quit now. Thank you!”
I said, “If you want to say thanks, please thank Dafa's Master, it is our Master who told us to save people.”
Another said, “Yes, we thank Dafa's Master, but we also want to thank you, because if you hadn’t told us about it we wouldn’t know.” From then on, I started to clarify the truth and distribute Falun Dafa brochures to strangers face to face.
When we go out into society to clarify the truth face to face, we encounter all types of people with different mentalities. We can thus face tests and have opportunities to raise our xinxing. When I come across those who are about to report me, I immediately hold their hands and phones in good will, and tell them smilingly, “To be honest, those who report good people won’t survive catastrophes.”
Most of them then understand the truth and give up. However, I once met a man who was nearly 80 years old and he said he was not afraid of death upon hearing what I said. He insisted on calling and reporting me. I said, “Your phone is out of order.” Then I immediately left. I turned around and saw that his phone really wouldn’t work. Master was protecting me!
I won’t incur interference if I keep my mind righteous and have no attachment of fear. For example, when I was passing by a police station one afternoon, I saw two women chatting at the gate of the police station. I walked up to them and clarified the truth to them, persuading them to quit the CCP and its affiliates, and take desk calendars and amulets. They were both very happy about it.
At that time, a police car drove out of the gate, and all three of us were holding calendars and amulets. I didn’t fluster, but simply focused on the conversation. My only thought was to save people. As a result, nothing happened. Master was reinforcing my righteous thoughts! Days later, two practitioners told me that they saw me clarifying the truth when they passed by that police station. They stopped to send righteous thoughts to silently help me, and I didn’t see them. I also thank fellow practitioners for their help!
During 20 years of assisting Master in Fa-rectification, I have been through numerous tribulations and setbacks. I remained safe because Master endowed us with wisdom and has been mercifully protecting us. Furthermore, Master has undertaken giant amounts of karma and debts for Dafa practitioners and for the people of the world. However, the world's people are still unaware of this, and only pursue money. We Dafa practitioners should be more and more diligent, and expand our capacities so that we can save more sentient beings. We should value the limited time left and fulfill our prehistoric vows!