(Minghui.org) I used to be a janitor in a company, and there was not a lot of work after I finished cleaning the management offices. So I would read or recite the Fa.
I took a taxi home after work and clarified the truth about Dafa to the drivers. My righteous mind was quite strong and I did not worry about my safety. I told the drivers about Falun Dafa, and explained Dafa’s preciousness and amazing power. I also told them that Falun Dafa teaches people how to be good, and that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Dafa practitioners who are good people. Then, I persuaded them to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations. Most drivers agreed that Dafa is good.
Later on, another practitioner and I cooperated with each other when clarifying the truth. We helped many people quit the CCP.
Not Truly Cultivating
At the time, I equated clarifying the truth with cultivation. I was self-centered and presumptuous. I developed quite a few attachments and argued with fellow practitioners. I did not look inward, and of course, I did not get rid of my attachments.
Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) actually reminded me several times but I did not pay any mind. Thus, the evil took advantage of my loopholes, and one day, I was illegally arrested when validating Dafa in public. I was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp. This was a big lesson for me.
When I was released, I had heavy lower abdominal bleeding, my ovaries were festering, and my stomach hurt tremendously. I was trying to study the Fa and practice the exercises but my husband was against my practicing.
Clarifying the Truth Despite Tribulations and Unpleasantness
I lost my job at the time, and my husband only gave me limited money for living expenses. I could only be a housewife. If he was home and saw me close my eyes, he thought I was sending righteous thoughts. He would then beat me.
However, I did not give up. After my husband left, I would go out to clarify the truth in public. There were several occasions when I saw my husband across the street. I sent righteous thoughts to prevent him from seeing me. My righteous thoughts were powerful, so he could not see me. He would come back after I returned home.
My stomach hurt every day at that time. But to my surprise, I did not feel pain when I clarified the truth in the streets. However, the pain returned when I returned home. I was not clear that the pain was not real, as I had suffered such pain for five years.
When I saw someone pushing a cart or carrying heavy things, I would help them and then clarify the truth to them. I considered their needs first and behaved according to Dafa. People said that Dafa practitioners were different from others, and they all saw that Dafa is good.
When I went grocery shopping, I picked only small or left-over items. When the clerks asked why I was so nice, I told them about Dafa. Most of the time they quit the CCP organizations. They were all thankful.
When they tried to give me my change, I often asked them to keep it, saying that I knew it was not easy to run a business. They accepted the change and were very grateful.
One day, I went to buy some vegetables, and I wanted to clarify the truth to the vendor. There was a customer in front of me, and as she picked out her vegetables, she put some aside that she thought were not good. The vendor was angry. When it was my turn, he picked some bad ones and gave them to me. I told him to give me all those vegetables that looked bad, as I did not mind. He was embarrassed and did not give me the bad ones.
I said that it did not matter at all. I also told him that I am a Dafa practitioner and I should consider others’ needs first. Then, I talked with him about Dafa and persuaded him to quit the CCP. There were many examples like this, and these people all accepted the truth.
Most people appreciated my help. I said to not thank me but to thank my Master.
One day, someone was selling potatoes, and I wanted to save that vendor, so I bought a bag of his potatoes. I then clarified the truth to him. He said he knew Dafa is good and had quit the CCP a long time ago. I told him to repeat “Falun Dafa is Good!” so he would have a bright future. He said that he would like to repay my kindness with his highest courtesy. He then put both hands together in front of his chest as a gesture of deep respect.
Sometimes, elderly people would ask me for money. I would give them some and they were very satisfied. Once, an old lady asked me for money to get some medicine. Then, she said she needed more for a meal. I gave her twelve yuan and five yuan separately. I told her to repeat “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!” She was very grateful to have money for food.
One day, I met an old man. It was raining. I approached him and held my umbrella over him. He was touched and said, “There is still such a good person in this world.” I told him that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I clarified the truth to him. He understood. He then asked if I would give him my umbrella, and I did.
Opportunity to Improve
During those years, I met all kinds of people. Some shouted at me, some tried to report me to the police, some said I was crazy, and some pushed me and told me to go away. But no matter the situation, I did not get upset and only smiled.
I took those negative exchanges as opportunities to improve myself. If I was attached to self interest, someone would say, “If you give me money, I will believe what you say.” I replied, “Falun Dafa will not give you money but will offer you life. If you don’t have life, what is the point of having money?”
Some said, “The CCP pays you but you say bad things about it.” I replied that we earned our money because we worked. “If we just lay in bed, who would pay us?” I asked.
Then I said, “The CCP uses our taxes to keep those corrupt officers that cost us billions.” He understood and listened to me explain the facts about Dafa.
If I had the attachment of lust, someone would say some dirty words. Once, I saw an older man in my village, and I clarified the truth to him.
He knew I was a Dafa practitioner and was friendly. He then touched my clothes inappropriately. I ignored his behavior, and continued to talk with him about the truth of Dafa, and he understood. He then quit the CCP.
I then told him with compassion, “You are such an old man but you have such flirtatious behavior which is not good for you. Your behavior will hurt your future, since Gods looks down on those sentient beings who do not have high moral standards.” He was embarrassed as he knew that he should not behave like that. Now, very few people shout at me or say bad words to me.
A Fellow Practitioner’s Help
I remembered the time when I worked with another practitioner to clarify the truth not long after I was released from the labor camp. My righteous thoughts were not that strong.
If I spoke too fast, the practitioner reminded me to slow down. If I had an attachment to fear, the practitioner told me to look at the person who had intentions to do us harm and send righteous thoughts. My righteous thoughts became strong and our truth clarification improved tremendously.
I still have many weaknesses. Not enough people have quit the CCP, and at times, I pick and choose the people that I want to talk to, as I am biased.
I still do not maintain righteous thoughts at all times. I will keep improving and get rid of my attachment to fear.
I will maintain strong righteous thoughts and stay firm on my cultivation path arranged by Master.
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