Being a Steadfast and Diligent Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a 62-year-old Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioner from Inner Mongolia. The most fortunate year of my life was 1997, when I began the practice.
Master cleansed my body and restored my health. I suffered from multiple illnesses before beginning Falun Dafa cultivation practice. From then on, I followed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. During my cultivation, I have gone through mental and physical purification, and my moral standards have elevated.
Dismantling Harassment with Righteous Thoughts
People from the central Political and Legal Affairs Committee came to my village in May 2019, claiming to be there to help people transition out of poverty. They stayed at the largest hotel in our village, and their actual plan was to persecute local Falun Gong practitioners.
They demanded that every practitioner who was blacklisted by them come to a brainwashing center, which they set up at the hotel. They demanded that the practitioners write a guarantee statement promising to renounce the practice. They said that every practitioner who wrote a statement would be removed from the blacklist. Even though they tried to make me go to the hotel, I refused.
Four people came to my home. Two were from Beijing, including one who used to be a Falun Gong practitioner (called Teacher Wu). Another was from Inner Mongolia, and was also a former Falun Gong practitioner, and the last one was from our local Political and Legal Affairs Committee.
They tried to force their negative principles on me, with the purpose of having me write a guarantee statement, promising to give up Falun Gong.
I asked for Master’s help while sending forth righteous thoughts. I thought: Dismantle all evil beings and factors controlling them that are making them persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners, as well as interfering with people.
I then calmly shared with them information about the beauty of Dafa, listed a few examples, and exposed the lies. Our conversation lasted the entire afternoon. When Teacher Wu realized that they couldn’t convince me, she had to admit that what I had experienced was all positive.
I heard that she was paid hourly and made a decent income from trying to get Falun Gong practitioners to give up their beliefs. The individuals from the Beijing Political and Legal Affairs Committee used this kind of person to persecute practitioners by misleading them – a sad turn of events. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will collapse for sure!
After demanding that I write a guarantee statement and I refused, they left. That was not the end of it, however, as officials kept coming to my home to harass me. I felt they were so pitiful.
I wanted to help them stop committing sins towards Falun Gong, so whenever they came to my home, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil beings and factors controlling them. I wanted to awaken their conscience, and stop them from persecuting practitioners.
While talking to them, I exposed their biased notions and evil principles. If my righteous thoughts were strong, their evilness would subside. But, whenever I relaxed my righteous thoughts, they turned vicious and threatened me. When this happened I changed the subject and spoke of the beauty of Dafa to expose their lies. They became speechless.
Unsuccessful Pressure by Officials
I felt sleepy and a bit dizzy when I came home one time. As soon as I went to sit down to send forth righteous thoughts, the two collaborators came back to my home.
I told them that I felt sleepy and dizzy, because I wanted them to leave. Seeing that they didn’t want to leave, I lay down on the couch and sent forth righteous thoughts for nearly an hour. They finally left. I found out that they were being paid to come to my home.
When sending forth righteous thoughts, I clearly saw with my third eye that they were immersed in a pond full of dark water. It seemed that they were trying to get out of the pond, but kept getting pulled back in.
For a bit of immediate benefit and pursuit of leisure, they accepted biased notions and committed sins towards Master and Dafa. They were the victims of the CCP.
They claimed that practitioners were against the CCP. I advised them that if they didn’t quit the CCP, they would be destroyed. To awaken their conscience, I told them about prophecies and the present situation.
I spoke about how doing good or evil resulted in consequences, and that someone who persecutes practitioners cultivating Buddhahood would incur great sins, and would never be able to pay it back. I spoke of much more as well, such as recovering from illnesses.
Most importantly I let them know that practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and are good people. I told them that practitioners look inward and eliminate attachments.
They kept trying to change me, but as I refused to cooperate with them they finally left.
Doing the Three Things
“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” from Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VI)
I sent forth righteous thoughts the day before making a trip, with the hopes of running into people who had predestined relationships with me. Sure enough, I ran into my neighbor who did not want to learn about Dafa in the past, because she only believed in Jesus. This time when I gave her an amulet, she accepted it and was willing to listen to me.
I talked to her about how the CCP had been using the media to deceive people and persecuting people who believed in Buddhism. I pointed out that the CCP was fighting with heaven and earth, with the intent of destroying tradition. The heavens will eliminate the Party, and anyone following it will be implicated and not be able to escape. Our Master saves people, whereas the CCP destroys people.
I told her to remember, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” so she would stay safe. She accepted that, decided to quit the CCP, and thanked me before leaving.