Master Gave Me a Hint to Go Against the Current
(Minghui.org) I was lucky to start practicing Falun Dafa in May 1998 when I was middle-aged. I have been practicing for more than 20 years and am now a senior. During this time, I was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) many times. Blessed by Master Li, I overcame all these hardships with a steadfast belief in Dafa.
In my cultivation, when I was unclear on my understanding of the Fa or encountered major difficulties, Master gave me hints in different ways. Under his compassionate protection, bad things always became good things, and I became more mature, virtuous, and straightforward.
On the evening of July 18, 2018, the National Security and Public Security Bureaus of Jilin City and Shulan City engaged all their police forces to arrest practitioners in our town and neighboring towns. In our town alone, more than a dozen practitioners were arrested, although several managed to evade capture.
When I heard the news, it felt like the sky had collapsed. I was very depressed and disturbed. I went to the homes of several practitioners and found no one there. So I went home, knelt in front of Master's portrait, and cried, “Master, our local coordinator and fellow practitioners have all been arrested. I have decided to expose the evil and do what needs to be done right now. Please help me find the fellow practitioners who escaped.”
When I had this thought, Master helped me. Within half an hour, a fellow practitioner came to me. She said that she was being followed, and it was difficult for her to communicate with me. She told me what to do next.
A few days passed, and I hadn’t seen any fellow practitioners. I was afraid and didn’t go out to clarify the truth for a few days. I felt awful.
A River Flowing Upstream
One night, I had a dream. I saw a very wide river that was divided in two. I stood on banks of the half where the water seemed almost still. The other half was turbulent, but the water was flowing the wrong way. I thought it was strange—why wasn’t the water flowing downstream? I’d never seen a river flowing upstream. When I woke up, I remembered the dream clearly but didn't know what it meant.
Two days later, seeing that I did not enlighten, Master Li sent a message to my mind: “Don’t stand in the backwaters, go upstream, don’t be driven by chaos.” I cried and thanked Master for giving me a hint. I would listen to what he said.
I realized I couldn’t just lie there, that I had to stand up, get rid of my fears, and go out with righteous thoughts to save people. This was my mission and vow. Since then, I have been clarifying the truth as before.
Seeing I was back out clarifying the truth, some people reacted negatively: “So you’re still talking about this? A few days ago, many people got arrested. Aren’t you afraid you will be, too? Why didn’t you get arrested?”
I remained unmoved. Every day, I went out to explain the facts to those who were predestined and gave all the remaining pamphlets and copies of The Ultimate Purpose of Communism to people I met.
When winter came, I went to other towns to get Falun Dafa calendars and materials and then distributed them. Most of my fellow practitioners also adjusted their mindsets and gradually started to reach out to save people.
Letting Go of Selfishness During the Pandemic
During the 2020 Chinese New Year, the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia) struck. I realized that the Fa-rectification was accelerating and time was running out. I truly recognized the great responsibilities of a Dafa practitioner during this period and that I should get rid of selfishness and go out to save people.
During the holiday, workers and students usually go home to celebrate the New Year. I decided to distribute materials to them so that more people could hear the truth. Every day, I looked for predestined people in the market and was busy until the morning of New Year's Eve.
My daughter’s family of three came to my home for the Chinese New Year. My daughter said, “Mom, are you are shopping for groceries? When I looked for you, you just disappeared and were off somewhere explaining the truth about Falun Dafa to someone! The pandemic is so serious now. It is the New Year. Don’t go out. Let’s not have Fa-study in our home for a while! Your fellow practitioners don’t even wear masks, but we have a kid at home!”
My son-in-law looked even more worried. I told them, “Don’t be afraid. You all withdrew from the CCP and know that Dafa is good, so you won’t get infected by any virus.”
I also looked inward. We are Dafa practitioners. Master asks us to always think of others instead of sticking to our own ideas and we should not go to extremes. So I stayed at home for a few days and studied the Fa to improve myself.
As the pandemic spread, many places went into lockdown. My daughter was afraid that she would not be able to return home, so she returned on the fifth day of the New Year.
She was worried and told me many times not to go out. I said, “You can rest assured that your mother has gong (cultivation energy) and will not be infected by any virus. Our mission is to save people, and I cannot just stay at home.”
The brochures about the pandemic had arrived. How could I just sit at home? So I put on a face mask and went out to save anyone I met. The gate to our community was locked, but someone had put steps at the corner of the wall and it was very convenient to get out.
I sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master to strengthen me. I picked a different route every day. No matter which way I went, I would always meet someone with a predestined relationship.
Facing the pandemic, people’s notions are changing. Most people say “Thank you” when they accept a booklet from me. Some of them have even told me to be cautious, although, of course, some do not take them.
At the gate of a market one day, a lady in her 70s was looking around. When I saw her, I realized I had told her the facts before, so I walked over to speak to her. She grabbed me and said, “Do you know when the pandemic will end?”
I said, “Don't be afraid. You have quit the CCP already. I will give you a few brochures. You can take them and learn what to do. After reading them, please pass them on and help more people to be saved.” She agreed, took the materials, and walked away with a satisfied smile.
Several people have asked me the same question about the pandemic ending. All beings are waiting for Dafa practitioners to save them. Master is bearing immense karma for all beings. What else can we not let go of?
We are divine messengers and practitioners with a mission and should go out and help save sentient beings. When I really break through and fulfill my vows every day, I feel very satisfied and relieved. It is not too difficult at all.
One day, it was snowing. I thought there would be fewer people around so I didn’t go out but studied the Fa at home. But I couldn’t learn anything. I always felt something was wrong. Maybe someone was waiting for me to save them. So I put on a face mask, grabbed a bag of materials, and went out.
When I pushed the door open, I saw a man in his 60s in the community courtyard. I said, “Are you going out to buy vegetables? You can get out over here.” He said, “I don’t want to go out, I’m just taking a walk here.”
I said, “The pandemic is so serious right now. I have the secret of how to be safe. Would you like to take a look at it?” He smiled and took a brochure.
One morning, I thought, “Master! There are too few people on the streets. It would be nice if someone predestined just came to me for the truth.”
The next day, I went out to the west side. I only saw three people, but when I got close to them, one of them smiled and said, “I heard that you have a small audio player with the truth about Falun Dafa on it. Can I listen to it?”
I asked him how he knew that. He said someone had told him. I did indeed have an audio player in my pocket, but there were police officers checking vehicles nearby. It didn’t seem sensible to use the audio player in front of them. So I made sure there was a car between us and the police and then played the audio track. I also gave him some information.
I thought as I walked away, “I didn’t know him at all. How did he know me? Everyone knows that I am telling the truth to save people. What should I do if the police find out?”
I was afraid and disturbed. I went straight to a fellow practitioner’s home and talked about my concerns. The practitioner said, “Study the Fa, then adjust your mindset.”
After reading two lectures, I suddenly remembered that I asked Master to let predestined people come to me to learn the truth. Wasn’t he one of those people? Master arranged it, but I got afraid.
I thought I cared for all sentient beings. But look at how many ordinary notions were exposed in this encounter! I realized I had to change my mindset. Someone took the initiative to look for the truth—isn’t this a reflection of the progress of Fa-rectification? Isn’t there less evil to control people now? I should quickly correct myself!