Get Rid of Fear and Disintegrate Interference
(Minghui.org) At the end of 2019, I told my family that the epidemic in Wuhan would break out during the Chinese New Year and it would be very serious. My family didn’t believe it, because the Party’s CCTV said the epidemic was “preventable and controllable” and would not spread from person to person. Just after the Chinese New Year this year, the CCP virus was raging: Cities were closed down, so were villages, neighborhoods, and streets. It was terrifying. This time my family was a little scared and believed what I had told them was right.
At this time, I said to my family, “The plague has nothing to do with our family. Because our whole family believes in Dafa, we are protected by Master Li Hongzhi and have nothing to worry about.” I also told them, “When a Falun Dafa practitioner comes here and gives you lists of those who have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, please keep them for me when I am not in. It’s so difficult to save a person. Please don’t lose them.” My family also understands that it is indeed not easy for Falun Dafa practitioners to clarify the truth and save people. My family always greets other practitioners warmly when they appear at my house. I am grateful to Master Li for helping me create a good family environment.
Doctors, nurses, and patients in our county hospital were cross-infected. Because some nurses died, the hospital was closed and the doctors and nurses were isolated. Many people in our area got the virus and died. Although the county, city, and provincial leaders did not dare to tell people the truth, they could not keep it secret because when people from our county went to other places, they were not allowed to enter. This was also well-known nationwide. People said that our county was the second “Wuhan.” The lockdown wasn’t lifted on our place until July 1, 2020.
When I went to a practitioner’s home to deliver weekly magazines, her family would not let me in. I did not blame them, as I understood how worried and fearful her family members who do not practice felt. I just told her, “Please come to my place for the magazines as my family is okay.”
Although I said it was okay to come to my home, I couldn’t help feeling a little worried. I was afraid that when the pandemic was serious, my family would not want practitioners at our house. If this was the case, that would delay doing some things for Dafa. I then sent forth righteous thoughts to clear away the interference, asking Master to bless me with the ability to disintegrate all the evil factors in the dimensional field of my home. I also studied the Fa more so that I could always maintain righteous thoughts.
On March 5, the Minghui.org editorial board published the “Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2020.” I downloaded the editorial, read it carefully, and printed it out, and sent it to other practitioners. We also communicated about what it meant to write about our cultivation experiences. We understood that we must write our articles carefully and not miss this precious opportunity to share.
The streets in our county were blocked with big straw bales. Each community had only one entrance and everybody was required to register when he or she exited and entered. This was very inconvenient for me to get in and out of my neighborhood. Lying in bed at night, I said to Master, “Master, it’s so difficult for fellow practitioners to come to my house to submit their manuscripts for the Fa conference. I want to move the big straw bales away with my ability of teleportation so that it will be possible for them to get here.”
A few days later, I had to go shopping and prepared to squeeze through the straw bales as I had done before. When I arrived at the entrance of the lane, I saw that there were only three large bales left. One was even pushed to the side so that there was a big gap and I could get through on both my bike and motorbike. I was so excited and thanked Master for moving the bale away! I hurried to inform my fellow practitioners that they could now get to my house without any difficulties!
Because of the pandemic precautions, many people designated by the communities were out patrolling the streets every day to check for outsiders. I live near the road. They sat near my house and chatted every day, and they could easily see my house at a glance. However, with Master’s compassionate care and my family’s cooperation, it was as if there was no pandemic in my home. My fellow practitioners were able to submit their manuscripts on time and I sent them to Minghui.org.
I was about to go out when the phone rang at 3 p.m. on April 29. It was the director of the neighborhood committee. She said, “The city authorities have decreed that if you sign a guarantee statement not to practice Falun Dafa, your name will be removed from the public security website.” I told her about my cultivation experiences over the past 20 years and how the Party has interfered with my family. I said, “I’m small and uneducated, and I don’t know what you want to hear. I won’t sign any guarantee statement. You can do whatever you like—even take my life—but I will not sign it!” She replied, “I will report your situation to the Party secretary.”
My mother asked what had happened. I said they had told me to sign a guarantee statement that I would not practice Falun Dafa, but I had declined. My mother agreed that I should not sign such a guarantee!
I recalled the process of the dialogue between myself and the director of the street committee and remembered every sentence I said. I suddenly realized that the sentence, “You can do whatever you like—even take my life if you want” was wrong. I said to Master’s picture, “Master, what I said just now was wrong. I can’t let them do whatever they want and allow them to kill me. I am Master’s disciple and my life is given by Master. Only Master can take care of me and not allow the evil to persecute me. Only Master has the final say. Although I have an attachment of competitiveness, I will definitely get rid of it. Please be assured, Master, that no one can affect my righteous faith in Master and Dafa. I want to be a qualified Dafa disciple.”
That evening, I read experience sharing articles on the Minghui website published that day. One, written by a practitioner in Hunan, was titled “An Experience of Righteous Thoughts and Right Actions During the Epidemic.” The author described being aware of interference while saving people during the epidemic. When this occurred she would recite a passage from Master’s lecture Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles:
“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)
I memorized this teaching again and again, oblivious of the tears streaming down my face and feeling a warm current rushing out of my body. I was very grateful to Master. I also thank the practitioner in Hunan for her inspiring sharing!
Whenever I had time, I would recite this passage from Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles as well as Master’s other writings, such as “Righteous Thoughts,” “Rectifying the Fa,” “What’s to Fear?” “The Master-Disciple Bond,” and “Divine Ones in the World.” This helped me disintegrate all fears and unrighteous thoughts reflected in my mind. By putting every thought on the Fa, I could disintegrate the evil persecution. I sent congratulatory letters to Master Li written by Falun Dafa practitioners to Minghui.org for publication.
Master said: “I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
Over my 21 years of cultivation in Falun Dafa, only with Master’s meticulous care and protection have I managed to make it to this day. Thank you, Master, for your compassion and blessings! I will take my final steps in cultivation well and never let Master down.