Changing My Mentality to Walk a Righteous Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) I was very prejudiced before beginning Falun Dafa cultivation practice. I often directly criticized those who didn't meet my standard of correctness and refused to interact with those whom I believed to be unkind and selfish.
I didn’t think I had any faults and felt I was a good person with high morality.
In the first few years after beginning to clarify the truth, I didn’t realize my problem and still stuck to my notions.
I only wanted to approach those whom I believed to be good. I was willing to clarify the truth to these people repeatedly with great patience, even if they didn’t understand the facts at the beginning.
But to the people who didn’t have a good reputation, I didn’t even want to open my mouth. I thought they were unqualified to hear the truth.
Cherishing All Lives after Understanding Fa Principles
After I studied the Fa a great deal, along with the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Disintegrating Party Culture, I realized that those thoughts were derived from deviated notions based on Party culture and incurred by the evil Party’s brainwashing.
Master Li said,
“You’ll save those you like, and not save those you dislike—can you save sentient beings then?” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
Master’s Fa teaching shocked me! I understood that I shouldn’t make judgments based on people's superficial behaviors. Many of them were actually from very high levels, and their knowing sides looked forward to being saved. So we should hurry up to try and save them all!
A couple later moved to my neighborhood. Only days after they moved in, the husband suddenly died.
Soon afterward, some indecent men began visiting the widowed woman. All the neighbors disliked the woman, and nobody wanted to talk to her.
In the past, I would never have wanted to talk to that kind of person, but I changed my mentality. I thought there must be a reason that she could obtain a human body during the time of Dafa's spreading.
I also realized that she was likely a sentient being from a high level, and was expecting to gain salvation. I attributed her immoral behavior to the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP), because it was the CCP that had ruined social morality in China.
I took the initiative to contact her, and after we became acquainted, I began telling her the facts about Falun Dafa. She readily accepted the brochures and New Year calendar. She also agreed to withdraw from the CCP, Youth League, and Young Pioneers.
She was respectful to me and complimented me a few times in front of her friends. She said I was a good person because I practiced Falun Dafa.
She later remarried and began to live a wholesome life. All the neighbors also gradually changed their opinion of her.
I had a colleague at my previous workplace who did poor work, liked fighting, and used profanity. I almost never spoke to him and never respected him when I worked there.
I also never clarified the truth to him because I thought he was unqualified to hear it. But when I realized I needed to treat all lives with compassion, things worked out totally beyond my expectations.
One day, when I went out to clarify the truth, I met this former colleague, who was waiting for a bus. He cordially greeted me, and said I looked very young.
I told him I never had any sickness, including colds or fevers, during the past 20 years, because I was practicing Falun Dafa. He then looked around and reminded me to be mindful of my safety.
I was moved, and explained the truth to him. He didn’t object. When I asked him to withdraw from the CCP, he felt a bit awkward and said he was afraid of losing his job. I told him the withdrawal didn’t need to be public or use his real name. He then agreed.
He also told me he got a new job in the town government, with his main responsibility being to monitor Falun Dafa practitioners.
Upon hearing that, I immediately told him this was not a good job, but if he could use the opportunity to protect Falun Dafa practitioners, he could accumulate a great deal of virtue and be blessed.
He replied, “I will remember what you said for sure – Please trust me. I will never harm Falun Dafa practitioners, and please also take care of yourself.”
I was very touched and began sobbing, “Thank you! I trust you – Please make sure to remember to recite the phrase: ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. I wish all the best to you and your family!”
Those were tears of gratitude for Master, and a heartfelt blessing to that life!
I told Master in my heart, “Master, please rest assured I will do well and will not allow negative thoughts to interfere with my salvation of sentient beings any longer. I will cherish each life and make the best use my time to save more people.”
Being Unaffected Amidst Chaos
When the CCP Virus (Covid-19) broke out early this year, I kept calm and did not panic.
But when I saw the tragic scenes of lives beings killed by the virus on NTDTV, I felt very sad and couldn’t hold back my tears. I felt an even greater desire to help save more people.
My city was locked down, and there was hardly anyone on the street. I then decided to use text messages to clarify the truth.
I wrote a message which was brief but to-the-point. The tenet was to tell people they could free themselves from the virus by firmly believing in and reciting the nine magic words, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I sent the message to a group of people whom I knew, then called them one by one. All of them answered, and all happily agreed to recite the magic words.
A few of them said, “You still remember us under such circumstances!” They repeatedly thanked me.
I said, “You can thank Dafa's Master, as it is our Master who taught us to do this.”
Some of them worked for the government or in the divisions of public security, the Procuratorate, or the court, and some were directly in charge of Falun Dafa issues.
When I clarified the truth to them before, most could accept it. But a few did not. This time, however, those who had rejected the truth before accepted my appeal this time.
I then began to put up Falun Dafa posters in the apartment building where I live. After I finished my building, I put some up in the neighboring residential area.
I also went out with other practitioners to clarify the truth face to face. When I visited relatives or friends, I always took some brochures with me, which they all happily accepted.
I had a colleague at my previous workplace who was a demobilized military officer. We had good relationship. At that time, when I tried to clarify the truth to him, he always avoided the conversation by changing subjects. When I met him again during the pandemic, I seized the opportunity to clarify the truth to him again.
He totally changed his attitude, readily agreed to withdraw from the CCP, and also accepted some materials. I felt happy for him from the bottom of my heart!