(Minghui.org) I am 53 years old and have been practicing Falun Dafa since 2012. I only graduated from junior high school, but that never deterred me from studying the Fa and remaining firm in my faith. I was arrested in 2015 for suing Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader who launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. Thanks to Master's protection, I was released hours after my arrest.

I was very disappointed after reading the recent sharing article on Minghui, entitled “Thoughts on the End Time for Fa Rectification and Prophecies,” in which the author listed several predictions made by a 15-year-old practitioner, including the one saying that the Fa-rectification would not end until eight years later. I was also upset last June when another practitioner predicted that the CCP would last three more years. To me, three years was already too long, much less eight years!

The new prediction was a heavy blow to me, but I knew that what the fellow practitioner saw through his celestial eye might not be the ultimate truth, and we should follow the Fa. I decided to adjust myself and strengthen my righteous thoughts.

I have had almost no contact with other practitioners since the end of 2019. At that time, fellow practitioners around me were harassed, arrested, and sentenced one after another. The five practitioners who were very close to me all decided to stay home and wait for the Fa-rectification to end, leaving me being the only one in my small circle who would still step forward to clarify the truth.

Although I didn’t dare to do much, I set the goal of exhorting one person to quit the CCP and its associated organizations each day, and I would then go home immediately.

I relied on reading articles on the Minghui website every day to guide me forward. Little by little, I am able to clarify the truth face to face now.

In the past, the daily number of people who quit the CCP at the urging of practitioners averaged 100,000 each day, but the number is now getting smaller, which indicates that the number of practitioners who are doing truth-clarification has become less.

Many of the practitioners around me who don’t come out actually started practicing Dafa prior to July 1999, and some have recited Zhuan Falun multiple times. I recently realized that the reason they no longer come out to clarify the truth is due to their negative thoughts and attachment to fear.

Master asks us to clarify the truth face to face. Master also tells us that many righteous gods are watching and protecting us. The old forces dare not go against this. For me, I’m thinking about clarifying the truth every day and I have the wish to do something. But I am not able to persuade fellow practitioners. Even when I shared my own experience with them, it still did not work.

During the 2020 U.S. election, my heart was affected at the beginning. After I read related sharing articles on the Minghui website, I adjusted my mindset and thought that I should just continue to do the three things well. However, after I read this recent article about future predictions, my heart was moved again. I did not go out to clarify the truth for two days. I wanted to share my current state with fellow practitioners. I really want to follow Master to the end. I am also afraid that I can’t do well enough in the next eight years.

During the so-called “zero-out” campaign [a concerted effort aimed to make every practitioner on the government's blacklist to renounce their faith in Falun Gong] last year, when the local police came to have a conversation with me, I became angry when he used the word “cult.” Although I clarified why Dafa is not a “cult,” due to my attachment of competitiveness, I was not able to change his mind and save him. I knew that I still had not cultivated enough compassion. If the Fa-rectification ends today, I would not be able to reach consummation.

When I clarify the truth, I am able to clearly share with people about the importance of quitting the CCP, and the truth about Dafa and the persecution. I tell them clearly that sincerely chanting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good” could help them stay safe. However, when I face people who think the CCP has done a good job fighting the pandemic, it becomes more challenging for me. I need to study the Fa more, do the exercises more, and send forth righteous thoughts more in order to improve myself and have more wisdom talking to different kinds of people during face-to-face truth-clarification.

This is my personal experience. Please point out anything inappropriate.

[Editor's note: Views expressed in this article represent the author's own opinions, for which the author is solely responsible. Readers should evaluate the article's merits on their own.]

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