Treasuring the Time to Solidly Cultivate Myself
(Minghui.org) With the onset of COVID-19, even busy streets in China have been as empty as a ghost town and people are petrified. How can we Falun Dafa practitioners go about clarifying the facts? Where should we go to find people?
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used this situation as an excuse to monitor people on a large scale. Cameras have been installed everywhere, especially in areas where our practitioners reside. Face recognition systems have also been installed.
From the Fa our teacher, Li Hongzhi, has taught us, I realized that the pandemic known as “the CCP Virus” was well planned by the heavens. It specifically targets those aligned with the CCP and has nothing to do with our practitioners. Especially in this critical time, we should continue to do the three things well. The time left for us to cultivate and validate Dafa is very limited, so we should hurry up and help people. Master Li protects every practitioner—what should we be afraid of?
“Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one’s] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove.” (“Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments is Not Hard,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
When we have fear, our compassion diminishes. If we lack compassion, how can we possibly think about how much people are suffering and the great danger they are facing? Master also told us that 90% of the people in the world today were very high-level gods that came down from the heavens. However, some forgot about the path they had intended to take to go home, some got lost among everyday people, and some joined the side the opposes Dafa. We should quickly wake them up to save them.
I was in charge of producing Falun Dafa information materials for our local area and nearby cities. I was also busy coordinating other projects. All I had on my mind was the Fa. I often thought, “Is it time yet to send righteous thoughts?” “Be sure to get up at 3 a.m. to do the exercises.” “Almost time for Fa-study, is it?” “It’s time to make materials.” “What materials should I put together this time?” “Don’t forget to prepare materials for practitioners from out of town.” “Oh wow, it’s time to go out to clarify the facts.” No matter how tired or busy I was, I always felt very happy.
Before I began to practice Falun Dafa 24 years ago, I always paid a lot of attention to what I ate. I made sure I had a nice mix of vegetables and meat at meals. I was also on all kinds of nutritional products. Despite that, I was sick all the time. Now I eat very simply. Then I went to two meals a day, sometimes even just one, but I don’t feel hungry. That way, I freed up a lot more time to do Dafa work. My family just followed suit.
After I started practicing, I completely got away from the desire for meat, and I have been doing very well without it. No one believes that I am 73 years old. I used to be very ill and on the brink of death. My husband isn’t a Dafa practitioner, but he doesn’t think of eating meat anymore either. He used to eat lots of meat, and so for him to drop that desire all of a sudden is hard to believe.
My family and friends have witnessed how my view of life has completely changed, as well as how I quickly recovered from all my illnesses and became rejuvenated. They went from being strongly against Falun Dafa to supporting me in cultivation. This was truly a significant change.
My family and I, as well as my relatives, good friends, colleagues, classmates, and neighbors who have also benefited from Dafa, feel truly grateful to Master Li and Dafa. We are the most fortunate beings!
What made me happiest was something that happened recently that helped improve my xinxing. Last year, a fellow practitioner named Mr. Li and I had a conflict while doing things to validate Dafa. Because we were tied up doing other things, we never got a chance to share and rectify the situation. But I always thought that we shouldn’t be like that and had failed to meet a practitioner’s standard.
Around that time, the police arrested one of our local practitioners and I had to take over the projects that he was responsible for. I stepped in to comfort his family, clarify the facts to them, and hire a lawyer. I also helped to clarify the facts to the people involved in the rescue process.
I was also thinking about trying to fix the relationship between Mr. Li and myself. I asked another practitioner to invite Mr. Li to help in this rescue effort. Mr. Li came with me to the practitioner’s home to talk to the family about agreeing to join us in the rescue efforts. In the end, with help from Master and Dafa and our righteous thoughts, our efforts paid off and the practitioner came home.
During the process, fellow practitioners and I both felt that our bodies were very light, as if walking on air—it was a completely new manifestation of the Fa. We realized that we had acted righteously and had done what a practitioner was supposed to do.