Saving Sentient Beings During Lockdown Period
“At this point there are few elements left that can test Dafa disciples, and little coal remains. Not much more true gold can be made. Then wouldn’t you say the fire is about to die out? That is what’s about to happen. (Enthusiastic applause) So what will follow immediately after? It will be the consummation of Dafa disciples’ spiritual journeys, right? (Applause) Even if some Dafa disciples will continue on with me in the period of the Fa’s rectification of the human world, we nonetheless need to draw a demarcation. The era of Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples is something monumental.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference,” Team Yellow Translation)
“I am bringing this up to let you know that we have now reached the final stage. I can tell you explicitly that early on I had planned on ending the persecution this year (warm applause), at the twenty-year mark. Although it has turned out that the old forces have changed things a bit, the furnace is running out of coal, and the flame is no longer sufficient. So this affair will soon conclude. That’s all the more reason for you to do well.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference,” Team Yellow Translation)
From the above Fa, I realized the urgency of saving sentient beings as the Fa-rectification Period will end soon. I must keep up with its progress. Before the 2020 New Year, I distributed a lot of calendars with Falun Dafa messages on them. I also stocked up on many truth-clarification materials so that I could distribute them when I went back to my hometown to let the people there know the truth.
Stepping Out by Myself
But the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus erupted unexpectedly, quickly leaving cities and villages locked down. The residential areas were not yet locked down, and I shared with our local practitioners that we should continue doing well what we should do and shouldn’t be restrained by the CCP’s policies. But the residential areas were quickly locked down. The practitioners were not able to leave their homes, attend group Fa-study or clarify the truth to people.
I put up sticky posts on the doors of every household in our residential area. People took photos of them and sent them to their social media groups. My daughter-in-law told me that people were talking about it. My son asked me to be careful. My daughter, who lived in the same residential area as me, told me that one man reported it to the police. My heart was unmoved by their words.
“...just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s),” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I stayed at home and was studying the Fa in the first two weeks. Then I realized that I had to go out to clarify the truth to people and I shouldn’t stay at home. I walked around my residential area and found an iron door in a hidden place that was about eight meters high. I was able to climb over it easily. I felt like I was still young, although I am 62-years-old. Now I can go out of my residential area at any time.
I went onto the streets by myself but only met a few people, but they were unwilling to accept the materials because they were afraid of the virus. I gave out materials wherever I could and familiarized myself with the residential areas so that I could distribute materials at night.
I went out every night to hang bags of materials on the door handles of each house in the residential areas. I walked two hours each night and didn’t feel tired; instead, I felt comfortable. I did it by myself for two weeks. Then I thought of other practitioners and wondered if they could come out as well.
Helping Other Practitioners to Step Out
I shared with other practitioners and suggested that we continue our group Fa-study together. In the Fa-study group, I suggested that practitioners go out to save sentient beings. Some practitioners hadn’t because their family members prevented them from stepping out. I shared with them my insights and my recent experiences. Some practitioners had a better understanding, so every night I asked a practitioner to distribute materials with me. Later on, many practitioners wanted to go out with me distributing materials at night. After a while, all of them could go out by themselves.
“Any Dafa disciples who have not been diligent, or who are prone to acting in extreme ways, should immediately straighten themselves out, and sincerely study the Fa and work on themselves, for you are at great risk.” (“Stay Rational,” Team Yellow Translation)
I realized that the practitioners who didn’t step forward would be at risk. I discussed with our local assistant and found out who didn’t step forward. We should help them come to the Fa-study group and step forward to save sentient beings. I called those practitioners and met them at the gate of their residential areas and shared with them.
I brought some materials every time I came to see them and asked them to distribute the materials in their residential areas. Gradually the practitioners could break through their fear and went out to distribute the materials together. I gave them dozens of copies and even one hundred copies of pamphlets.
My husband is also a practitioner. He only studied the Fa, practiced the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts at home. He was afraid to go out. When many practitioners went out to distribute materials he was moved by their actions, but still didn’t go out. I read Master’s article “Stay Rational” to him. I said: “Cultivation is like a university test. You study the Fa, practice the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts. But you haven’t done the most important step. Can you pass the test?” He didn’t say anything. The next day he said that he would like to go out with me to distribute materials. He finally put it into action. I felt happy for him. I prepared some materials for him.
Saving Sentient Beings in My Hometown
One of my relatives passed away so I took the opportunity to go back to my hometown to save sentient beings there. I brought a lot of materials and gave them to my relatives and friends there. They happily accepted them. Even my nephew, who didn’t listen to me and refused to withdraw from the CCP before, accepted the materials and thanked me. One elderly man read the materials as soon as he got them.
Facing the dreadful plague, people are waiting for practitioners to save them.
When I am practicing the second exercise for an hour one day, I felt strong energy holding up my arms. Once, I went into deep tranquility and felt like my body didn’t exist. I kept a thought that I was practicing the exercise. No words could describe this wonderful feeling which I hadn’t experienced in my past 20 years of cultivation.
Master must be encouraging me to cultivate more diligently.