Awakening People’s Conscience Non-Stop During the Epidemic
(Minghui.org) The CCP virus (coronavirus) came so suddenly. With Wuhan City being locked down on January 23, people were petrified. My son and daughter-in-law were talking about it, saying that the virus spread so quickly, and mentioned the recent death toll. Because of that, they warned me not to go out without wearing a mask.
Getting over Fear to Go Out to Talk to People
I paid close attention to what they said by making some notes. Fear, all kinds of attachments, along with negative thoughts then went through my mind. After I thought it over, however, I realized that my state of mind was not right – I am a practitioner, and I should not be moved. I therefore began to send forth righteous thoughts to rectify myself, “I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. I will let go of the obstacles preventing me from stepping out and clarifying the facts about Dafa to people.”
My family complained that I wasn’t being considerate of them. They said, “What if you contract the virus, what should we do?” I told them, “We practitioners carry energy, so the virus can’t get close to us.” Then I shared with them what Master said:
“Your spiritual journey has been well designed, and your body isn’t allowed to become sick. Really, it’s not allowed to be sick. That’s because no illness is allowed to invade you now; any pathogen would be killed by the positive energy you have.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference”)
Then, they stopped saying anything.
When Chinese New Year’s eve came, the situation was more intense. Everyone was told to stay home, and no one was allowed to go out to visit relatives or friends. When I was heading out, my husband said, “There is hardly anyone on the road during the Chinese New Year.”
Sure enough, when I was out, I saw very few people. So I decided to go to a few bus stops, where I stayed for over an hour. When I came home, I told my husband that I helped 12 people quit the CCP. He was excited, and said to me, “Well done!”
Lockdown in My Area Didn’t Stop me from Clarifying the Truth
I was at home on Chinese New Year and the next day. Two days after the Chinese New Year, security personnel began guarding the entrance of our residential area. To get in and out one had to show the three documents, one’s I.D., an electronic pass, and an entry pass. I couldn’t meet that criteria, so I had to stay at home. I then studied and copied the Fa, and sent forth righteous thoughts. Given my attachment to leisure, I felt comfortable staying at home. My fear, indifference, pursuit of leisure, and other attachments appeared. The entire city was like a ghost town, so how could I possibly clarify the facts and save people? After thinking it over, however, I recognized my selfishness.
After reading articles in the Minghui Weekly Journal, I knew what to do. I said to my husband, “I am a practitioner, I have my mission, I can’t just stay at home without going out to save people.” So I decided to start with my own residential area. When I made up my mind, a practitioner said to me, “You might run into danger.” While I was doing the sitting meditation, I also heard a voice saying, “It’s a bit hard.” I strengthened sending forth righteous thoughts and cleansed my field.
The entire residential area was very populated. I went out every day, and it took me over a month to cover the entire area. When I ran into people strolling around, standing in front of their homes, or going into shops, I talked to them and told them that they would benefit by reciting the phrase “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” as the best way to avoid the plague. I also told people that we were the descendants of Huang and the Yan Emperor, as opposed to Marx and Lenin, and one needed to quit the CCP in order to ensure one’s safety. People accepted my advice.
As long as we put our hearts into what we are doing, everything will automatically fall under Master’s arrangements. At the same time, Fa-study is of utmost importance. When I had the time, I copied the Fa. The more I copied the Fa, the more peaceful and calm I became, and my truth-clarification efforts went well.
I ran into a retired man one day and began talking to him, to wish him good health. I asked him, “Have you heard of quitting the CCP?” He said, “You are Falun Gong. You are against the Party.” I didn’t argue with him, but rather said, “The persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP is very brutal. More than 4,000 practitioners have died due to the persecution. The staged “self-immolation” incident was a hoax. Organs being harvested from living practitioners has been under investigation by the international community. However, before the persecution, Qiao Shi, the member of the People’s Congress, had been leading an investigation of Falun Gong. He concluded that practicing Falun Gong brought only benefits to people.”
He then said that he got his pension pay from the CCP, and therefore considered the CCP good. I didn’t want to follow his logic, but rather said, “Let’s think about it, the 14 cults listed by the CCP do not include Falun Gong. Now, it has been announced internationally that people who have persecuted Falun Gong are blacklisted, and will run into issues when going abroad. If their children want to study overseas, they’d face the same issue. Money earned from corruption and deposited in overseas banks will be denied access.”
I also clarified the facts to him using other examples. He then came to understand the truth and quit the Young Pioneers. When he told me to pay attention to my safety, I asked him to share what he learned that day with his friends, so that they wouldn’t be deceived by the CCP lies. I said that by doing so, he would benefit.
Finding Ways to Leave My Area
Since I was stuck in my residential area, I couldn’t pass on Minghui Weekly Journals to other practitioners. Even though it had stories about how through believing in Master and Dafa, practitioners managed to get through the entries to go to other districts to hand out materials, I still wasn’t courageous enough. A practitioner then told me that there was one place where I could easily get out.
I thought, “It’s good for me to get out of here, but can I get in at that entrance? What if I couldn’t get back in when I return?” All sorts of attachments flared up. I enlightened that my thoughts were not righteous enough. So, I began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the unrighteous elements. While doing that, a small Falun appeared in front of me. I enlightened that this was Master encouraging me to make the breakthrough.
I took a cab after leaving the residential area. I talked to the driver from the angle of a third party to clarify the facts to him. I said, “This plague was an evil air in ancient times. One can’t feel nor touch it. Only by pursuing kindness, could one get healed. My friend told me about the precious phrase “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
“After I recited it, I felt my righteousness come forth, so the evil couldn’t get close to me. I also wanted to share this phrase with you. I hope you and your family will be safe.” I also talked about how Dafa has been persecuted for more than two decades, and that practitioners have been clarifying the facts to save people. He withdrew his membership in the Young Pioneers CCP organization. He kept saying, “Thank you!”
I got out of the cab after that. I passed by the epidemic prevention staff and then came to the line for the people on duty. No one stopped me, so I was able to enter the area where this practitioner lives. My unexpected presence indeed caught her off guard.
When a practitioner mentioned that it was much easier for one to receive an entry pass, I asked my husband to help me get one. After that, I began to go outside to clarify the facts.
I studied the Fa well, sent more righteous thoughts, and kept a calm mind. Every day when I went out to clarify the facts, I had this thought in mind: “I need to meet more people with predestined relationships to me.” Sometimes it went well, sometimes it didn’t.
Meeting People along the River Bank
Before people went back to work, the weather was nice, and many people walked near the river. When I was walking along the riverbank, I saw four young men playing cards nearby. I waited until they took a break then said, “I believe in Buddhism, I’d like to give you the phrase ‘Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!’ I wish you safety and a good career!” They all acknowledged that.
When it came to quitting the CCP, none of them said anything before they took off. I wasn’t moved. I walked up to a family not far from me and clarified the facts to the three of them. All of them decided to quit the Party. I also asked them to remember Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I knew it was Master encouraging me. On my way, whenever I ran into a young fellow, I wished him to succeed in his career. For ladies, I wished them good luck in their work. Then, when I got into truth-clarification, they normally were willing to quit the CCP.
I’ve been to the other side of the river before, where I had run into people who refused to listen to me, so I was a bit hesitant to go back there. But I then realized that this thought was not right. So I went there and happened to run into a family with two kids. I said, “Your kids are so beautiful! So nice that you have a boy and a girl.” Then, I said, “I believe in Buddha, I’d like to give you this phrase to help you escape from the current epidemic. Falun Dafa is a Buddha law. The CCP has been persecuting Dafa for more than two decades, but our practitioners have been clarifying the facts to awaken the conscience of people.” They agreed to quit the CCP.
When the truth-clarification didn’t go well, I began to look inward. I realized that my starting point was my ego, and I lacked kindness and compassion. I also had the attachment of trying to avoid being criticized by others, I was afraid to run into cases where people who had heard the truth, still didn’t want to quit the CCP. Though some people agreed, they still appeared to have a lot of fear. I realized that this was caused by my impatience. Whenever a negative thought popped up, I had to adjust my mindset. I eliminated it right away and rectified myself.
Helping Ms. He Step Forward
Ms. He, a veteran practitioner, has been steadfast in her faith. During the epidemic, when she could only help a few people quit the CCP, she became very worried. She used to help people quit the CCP when handing out Dafa information materials. During the epidemic, affected by the evil CCP’s propaganda, very few people took the materials from her, and she felt it was even harder to get their attention. Her husband is very old and needed her help. She wasn’t sure what to do. Should she still go out, or stay at home to look after her husband? So when we got together to study the Fa and share experiences, we realized that impatience was also an obstacle in one’s truth-clarification.
She said, “You said you could talk to more than a couple dozen people, which is hard to believe.” I said, “I actually asked the same question before. One practitioner could talk to a couple dozen people in one morning. When she said this, I couldn’t believe it either. I felt it was even hard to manage a dozen talks. But with persistently clarifying the facts to people face-to-face, through eliminating all kinds of attachments, especially one’s fear, I gradually came to this stage.” Seeing that she was so worried, I asked her to come along the next day.
The next day, we walked along the riverbank and talked to whomever we ran into. In a short while, we ended up talking to about a dozen of people. Among them, two of them were trying to catch fish. When he put the fish caught into the bin, I congratulated him. I then asked him if he had heard that quitting the CCP could ensure one’s safety. He said no. I clarified the facts to him and helped him renounce his memberships in the CCP.
When Ms. He saw that, she said, “In the past, when we got together to clarify the facts, we could manage to talk to about a dozen people, and were very tired at the end of the day. Now, you seem to be very easygoing and relaxed. It’s not a bad idea to follow them while talking.” Gradually she managed to talk to a few people. One person even praised her, “Well said. It is truly well said!” Then he gave her a thumbs-up.
Actually Ms. He did very well in truth-clarification. Before that, it was her fear and being afraid of starting a conversation with people that were blocking her. That afternoon it went very well for her, and she ended up talking to 28 people. This time she said she truly believed, “Master is by our side. This is so true. He arranges everything – all we did was move our mouths, hands, and feet.”
When checking on the sharing articles from Minghui Journal, I realized a big gap between my faith in Master and Dafa compared to that of other practitioners. Their selfless contributions have not only harmonized the Minghui website, but also the overall elevation of practitioners. It has personally benefited me a great deal.