We Have to Save People No Matter the Difficulty
(Minghui.org) It has been my experience that in order to do well what Master has entrusted us to do—clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings—we really need to study the Fa more and study it thoroughly. I have had some very good results clarifying the truth to friends and family because I’ve treated them like any sentient being to be saved.
My Husband’s Uncle’s Family Finally Accepted the Truth about Dafa
My husband’s uncle is a high-ranking officer in the People’s Liberation Army, and his wife is a high school teacher. They have a son and a daughter living overseas. I had tried to clarify the truth to them for more than ten years. Profoundly brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and not wanting to jeopardize their future security and prosperity, they gave me the cold shoulder. They kicked me out of their home a few times and told me never to return.
“If you are to do well at the task of saving sentient beings, you first must cultivate yourselves well. Only by studying the Fa more can your righteous thoughts be ample, and only by studying the Fa well can a Dafa disciple fulfill his or her historic mission.” (“To the Brazil Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Heeding Master’s words, I began to immerse myself deeper in the Fa by studying voraciously. As a result, I was able to broaden my mind and felt more compelled and compassionate towards saving sentient beings. I also identified some of my own shortcomings in the matter: I wanted to show off and to succeed and resented the rude treatment. I realized the family’s reaction to the truth about Dafa was merely an illusion contrived by the old forces to stop them from being saved and to dent my confidence in saving people. I should not fall for their trick and must make every effort to save the family.
In 2016, their daughter, my cousin, had a serious car accident overseas. The car was totaled; her right leg was severely injured and she lost feeling in her right toes. No amount of medical treatment helped her recover. Before this, I had tried clarifying the truth to her every time she came back to China to visit her family, but she never believed or listened to me.
My husband and I went to visit her when she came back again in 2019. She still refused to listen to me, so I changed my approach. I told her about our family’s experience of the miraculous healing power of Dafa. She started to show interest in our stories and wanted to hear more. With Master’s help, I went on to clarify the truth to her. She listened intently and even asked for a copy of Zhuan Falun.
I went to visit her at her parents’ about five or six days later. Excitedly, she grabbed my arm and said, “I had a dream last night. I saw a huge golden lotus flower in mid-air. Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) then appeared and looked at me with a smile on his face. Taken by surprise, I automatically kneeled down, made the heshi gesture (a traditional sign of gratitude) and blurted out, ‘Hello, Master!’ Master and the lotus flower then faded away. When I woke up, I felt my right toes tingling. I got up to take a few steps, and my right leg and toes were all working normally. Dafa is amazing! Thank you, Master!”
She sobbed as she told me her story. She lifted her right leg to show me how she could now move her leg and toes normally. She walked around a bit to demonstrate the full recovery of function to her right leg. I could not hold back my tears any longer and said, “Master has saved you. He has taken on your karma!” She nodded furiously. She and her 12-year-old daughter both quit the CCP and started practicing Dafa.
Around the same time, my uncle was coughing a lot. I advised him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” but he ignored me. He was later diagnosed with advanced pulmonary fibrosis and given a month to live. The whole family was plunged into despair. My cousin was at the hospital every day.
Having witnessed his daughter’s miracle, my uncle was secretly impressed. One day, he asked to borrow his daughter’s MP3 player, which was loaded with broadcasts from Minghui Radio. He listened to it every day for hours on end.
The doctor was astonished following a check-up, telling my cousin: “Your father can be discharged in a week. How did he manage to recover so quickly? We have no explanation for it. He is lucky to have beaten it and survived.” Everyone in the family found it hard to believe. How was it possible that someone so close to death recovered so suddenly? My other cousin who had quit the CCP happily said to me, “Dafa is amazing indeed!”
After he was discharged from the hospital, my uncle became supportive of his daughter’s practice of Dafa and did not stop us from clarifying the truth to him. However, he still refused to quit the CCP. Obviously, we had to be more patient with him. My two cousins also helped me clarify the truth to their mother, who remained rather stubborn. I kept sending righteous thoughts to eliminate all evil elements preventing her from understanding the truth and disintegrate the evil CCP specter controlling her.
I asked for Master’s help to get through to her. I talked to her about the positive changes we had seen in our family as a result of practicing Dafa, the countless miracles experienced by other Dafa practitioners, and the atrocities the CCP had committed in its persecution of Dafa. My male cousin, using VPN software, downloaded recorded phone conversations that were evidence of live organ harvesting and had his mother listen to them.
My aunt stayed quiet and looked down for quite a while before pointing at us and bellowing, “ I hate you! I hate you all!” Grabbing her chest, she cried out, “I can’t stand it! This is unbearable!” I understood the evil CCP specter controlling her was in its final struggle while being eliminated. I responded by sending strong righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. She calmed down completely after some time, sat down, and said to me: “Help me quit the CCP!” She then asked for a copy of the Nine Commentaries, which she always refused to read before.
This was a remarkable result after years of trying; I would not have been able to make it happen without Master’s constant encouragement and strengthening. Thank you, Master, for saving this family.
My In-Laws Have Been Blessed
My husband’s family lives in a rural village a few hundred kilometers from our city. My husband and I always visit during holidays and bring truth-clarification materials with us to give to villagers around the area. We clarified the truth to his extended family and friends in person and helped them quit the CCP. My mother, father-in-law, and sister-in-law already knew the truth about Dafa and quit the CCP long ago.
My parents-in-law are in their eighties now and are quite healthy because they recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” every day with sincerity. My brother-in-law has been blessed because he always spoke well of Dafa. Their pig farming business thrived when other farmers were badly hit by the swine flu, netting them close to a million yuan in profits.
My Cousin and Her Husband Were Saved
My older cousin suffered from cirrhosis and digestive problems. In February 2019, her husband was diagnosed with bile duct cancer and given three months to live. We went to see them without delay and clarified the truth to them. We told them Dafa was their only hope. My cousin was very receptive to Dafa, but her husband refused to listen.
They live about 30 kilometers from us, but we visited them a lot to tell them about Dafa and the many wonderful experiences we ourselves and many other Dafa practitioners had. Gradually, we wore down my cousin’s husband’s resistance and he came to understand Dafa. Eventually, he started practicing Dafa, studying the Fa and doing the exercises with his wife daily, as well as listening to cultivation stories on Minghui Radio.
My Uncle and His Wife Became Diligent Dafa Disciples
My uncle and aunt are in their 70s. I clarified the truth to them whenever I visited, but they never really believed me.
Two years ago, my uncle had diabetes and suffered from low blood platelet count. His platelet count was as low as 1,000/ml to 2,000/ml while the normal platelet range is 100,000/ml to 300,000/ml. He was all skin and bones, had no energy, and regularly fainted. He sought treatment from different hospitals but to no avail.
I visited him a lot while he was in the hospital. I basically told him that only Master could save him. I gave him the audio recording of Master’s lectures in Guangzhou and truth-clarification audio programs. I advised him to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Having run out of options, he started reciting “Falun Dafa is good” and listened to Master’s lectures. Seeing some improvements in his own situation, he decided to give up medical treatment and opted to go home to practice Falun Dafa.
At home, he got hold of all the Dafa books and learned the exercises from me. Gradually, he stopped taking all medications and concentrated on practicing Dafa diligently. He lives in a rural village. After starting to practice Dafa, he could carry over 20 buckets of water in a day halfway up the mountain to water his vegetable garden. He could not even dream of doing that before.
His wife also had all kinds of ailments. Encouraged by the dramatic changes in her husband, she also took up the practice. The pair exudes good health now and looks distinctly different from their former selves. Both are extremely grateful to Master for saving them.
My Classmate’s Husband Stopped Taking Part in the Persecution
My high school classmate’s husband is a policeman. His job and the associated benefits meant the world to their family. A few years ago, my husband and I tried clarifying the truth to them. He refused to listen and threatened us in front of his whole family. I said: “Don’t insult Dafa and Master; it’s bad for you and your family.” He kicked us out. No one in the family dared to say anything even though I could tell they felt bad for us.
I heard later that he received karmic retribution in the form of thyroid cancer because he had been involved in many kidnappings of Dafa practitioners. The operation left a big scar on his neck. I felt it was not the time to talk to him in person, so I sent him an anonymous letter. He must have guessed it was from me, so he called and yelled at me, saying that his position was not easy to come by, that sending him a letter like that was likely to ruin his future, and so on.
I said to him, “I wrote to you because you have taken part in the persecution of Dafa disciples. I was hoping you could understand the truth about Dafa, see the evil CCP for what it is, and change your ways...” Scolding and threatening me, he said he would not change even if I sent him another letter. I felt so sorry for him for how badly he had been indoctrinated by the evil CCP.
I kept trying to reach out to my school friend and her other family members, but they refused to see me because of her husband. I was very concerned but did not know what to do.
I decided to study the Fa more and look within. I discovered some human attachments, so I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate them.
“But that said, however hard it may be, however much interference or difficulty may be introduced by a being prior to saving him, Dafa disciples do have ways forward. As I have always said, as Dafa disciples your historic missions are simply huge, with you shouldering the responsibility of saving sentient beings. So for sure there is a path that you will be able to walk through to completion. It is a path that has to meet the requirements, and only that way will the sentient beings of the cosmos admire you and not be able to interfere; will your path be free of problems; and will your journey go smoothly.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
The Fa gave me renewed hope and showed me a path forward. I met my classmate alone a few times. I talked to her about the beauty of Dafa and about the persecution. I wanted my friend to talk to her husband and tell him to stop taking part in the persecution. I showed her many Minghui articles about karmic retribution that evildoers had received. She accepted the truth-clarification CDs I gave her and took them home.
Thanks to Master’s help, I was allowed to visit her house again. I sent righteous thoughts while I was there talking to the other family members. Gradually, their attitudes toward me changed and her husband appeared to be less aggressive. He seldom interrupted me and quite often nodded in agreement.
I told him, “When you are ordered to arrest Dafa practitioners, remember to be kind to them. Not only will that not affect your job, it will bring blessings to your family.” He replied in earnest, “I understand. I will try to find a way to get a transfer out of my current post.” He managed to do just that and even got a promotion. His new post is more relaxed, with mostly internal administrative duties.
Their whole family now understands the truth of Dafa. Their parents sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” every day and listen to cultivation stories on Minghui Radio. The husband has even asked me, “How do you cultivate in Falun Dafa?”
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!