(Minghui.org) As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I clearly know my responsibilities, which means helping Master rectify the Fa and awakening the conscience of sentient beings. My fellow practitioners and I have overcome interference and attachments so we could clarify the truth about Dafa, distribute informational materials, and persuade people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. During the CCP virus pandemic this year, we continued to clarify the truth by holding righteous thoughts.
While the CCP virus spread during the Chinese New Year, I also started to cough and my entire body felt fatigued. I used to be able to walk a long distance without getting tired. But, during the spread of the virus, I could not walk more than a few miles, and it was very painful. I first denied the interference by the old forces and held the righteous thought that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and that only Master can arrange my cultivation. During this special time, practitioners must deny all interference. I also looked inward to find my shortcomings.
“What's important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That's because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
The interference and body pain kept haunting me, so I recited Master’s teachings repeatedly. Eventually all the interference and symptoms disappeared.
A fellow practitioner who cultivated very diligently also had symptoms of illness karma during Chinese New Year, and she lost a dozen pounds. She thought it was a test for her to pass, and thus used all kinds of methods to overcome it–unsuccessfully. She had to bear the suffering helplessly. I read Master’s teachings to her, and she immediately realized her omission and started to recite this paragraph of the Fa. Her symptom disappeared within hours. The next time I visited her, her abnormal state was completely gone.
The path of cultivation won’t be always smooth. As long as we treat ourselves as practitioners and believe in Master and the Fa, there is no tribulation we cannot break through. I had severe heart pain a few times and immediately asked Master to help me. Soon I felt relaxed and no more pain. Another time I had great pain in the anus, which woke me up from sleep. I sweated badly, and it felt as if someone wanted to take my life. I immediately shouted “Master. help me!” a dozen times. I no longer felt any pain.
The CCP virus spread quickly across China after the Chinese New Year, which caused great panic. However, we practitioners took it lightly since we have the Fa in our heart. We know sentient beings are facing a tribulation and that we need to awaken their conscience.
When Minghui.org published a special journal on this topic, practitioners at our material production site produced 600 copies. I studied the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts during the day, and distributed all the materials that night. I tried to cover as many communities as possible, and my only thought was to let sentient beings hear the truth. Once I passed by a police officer–he stared at me since there were very few people on the street. But I did not hold any fear and passed him calmly.
I also paid a lot of attention to clarifying the truth face to face. While shopping for groceries, I persuaded almost all the employees of nearby grocery stores to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations.
My son and daughter-in-law were against my going out every day to clarify the truth. I told my son, “Master prepared for the Fa-rectification for a very long time, and now it is time for us to awaken people’s conscience. We are practitioners and have a lot of energy, and we should be fine. If you prevent me from doing what I'm meant to do, you are doing a bad thing.” My son backed off and just reminded me not to go to densely populated areas and to protect myself. I understood their concern and a took shower every day. My son and daughter-in-law no longer tried to stop me from clarifying the truth.
One day during the Chinese New Year, I clarified the truth to 24 people. It was very rare since not many people were outside. I knew Master had arranged this and also encouraged me to go out and clarify the truth.
After Master’s new article “Stay Rational” was published, I was glad that I held the right thoughts. I was not stopped by human notions and did not waste precious opportunities to awaken the conscience of sentient beings. As the most severe stage of the pandemic has passed temporarily, more and more people are coming outside, and it has become easier to clarify the truth. We should take this opportunity to fulfill our responsibilities.
Dafa disciples are the most fortunate beings in the universe. I cherish the great opportunity to cultivate within the Fa and will continue to cultivate diligently on the divine path of helping Master to rectify the Fa.