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Despite Tribulations: Doing What Practitioners are Supposed to Do

Jan. 10, 2022 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Taiwan

(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2008. Prior to that, I practiced a religion for over 20 years, even though I had always felt that it wasn’t what I really wanted. I prayed to Gods and Buddhas to help me find a cultivation practice that could lead me back to my true origins.

I was in Taipei visiting my parents in 2008. I went out for a walk one early morning and saw a group of people doing the Falun Dafa exercises, with calm music playing in the background, on the field at Xiulang Elementary School. Their peaceful faces touched me deeply, and I decided to learn the practice.

After returning to my home in Yunlin County, with Master’s arrangement, I received information about Falun Dafa’s nine-day class from a flier inside a newspaper. I attended the classes, and listened carefully to Master’s teaching. When watching the lectures, I saw yellow and white light emitting from the screen. The yellow light was particularly dazzling. Master helped me understand that I had found what I wanted. I was so happy that I finally found a way to lead me back to my true origin.

Not long after I began Dafa cultivation, beings in other dimensions came to cause trouble for me, making me feel drowsy, which really affected my cultivation. I decided to participate in the group exercises, and was hoping I could make a breakthroughs in my cultivation. However, I felt drowsy on the way there and was involved in a serious car accident.

In the hospital, my family insisted that I undergo surgery on my broken leg. I told my family, “I didn’t bleed and my skin is intact. I don’t need surgery.” But, because I had just begun cultivation and had not cultivated solidly, I was unable to treat the tribulation with righteous thoughts, and so succumbed to my family’s pressure. A steal plate was inserted in my thigh. I was in a lot of pain afterward, and slacked off in my cultivation.

While I was still in the hospital, Master showed me a scene in my dream. I had a very beautiful house, and because I used to believe in a certain religion, some evil spirits and ghosts lived in it. They were angry because I wanted to practice Dafa, so they destroyed my house. I couldn’t believe these spirits would treat me so badly after I worshiped them for many years.

I understood that being able to practice Falun Dafa is my biggest honor. I sincerely confessed my mistakes to Master, and was determined to enter Dafa cultivation again.

Once I was awakened, I quickly called other practitioners and asked them to bring me the main Book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun. I wanted to diligently cultivate.

Clarifying the Truth and Saving People

I often read about the persecution in mainland China on the Minghui website. Practitioners’ suffering made me cry. Why are kindhearted people so cruelly persecuted just because of their faith? I decided to join the project on making phone calls to China to help rescue practitioners being persecuted.

I wasn’t calm and was scared inside when I dialed phone numbers owing to police, judiciary, and branches of the procuratorate. I tried to control myself and negated the fear. I wanted to talk to these people with the wisdom given to me by Master.

I sincerely told them, “Don’t continue to be deceived by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The whole world knows that the CCP isn’t good. The CCP believes in Marxism and is an evil specter from the West. It has destroyed the traditional Chinese culture, and it persecutes Chinese people. It has killed so many people through its various political movements. Chinese people are precious. Please don’t be deceived by the Party. I hope that you can stay away from it, stay away from catastrophes, and quit the CCP and its youth organizations.”

I treated those who answered the phone as if they were my family members. Many felt my kind words and understood that I was truly thinking of them, so they chose to quit.

One night in my sleep, Master showed me a scene of a fierce battle between good and evil. There was a huge mouth made of colorful particles. The color of the particles gradually faded and turned white. I thought that Master was hinting that I did not do well enough. I should continue to cultivate myself well, clarify the truth, and do a good job in helping Master save people.

I made phone calls every day, which helped me improve my xinxing. Through making phone calls, I found many of my attachments, such as selfishness, jealousy, competitiveness, attachments to fame and gain, indifference, and affection. All of these were gradually weakened as I clarified the truth.

Master said,

But the loss we refer to is not limited to this narrow scope. As practitioners, in the course of cultivation there are so many attachments to be relinquished, such as the mentality of showing off, jealousy, the competitive mentality, and zealotry. Many different attachments must be discarded, for the loss we discuss is one in a broad sense. During the entire course of cultivation, we should lose all everyday people’s attachments and various desires. ” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

Someone kept cursing at me when I called them. At first, I felt aggrieved, as I had done nothing wrong and was only telling them the truth. I then understood that Master was helping me to eliminate my karma.

Master’s care and protection made me feel so blessed. I know that my life has been extended by Master. Master asks us to help save people, and I want to do it well.

As we are in the midst of the pandemic, I might say during my phone calls. “The whole world knows that the CCP is evil, and its tyranny is bound to perish. Heaven will destroy the Party when the time is due. Let us stay away from it and be safe together. Please remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I hope that you will quit the CCP and its youth organizations. We can save China together, as China is not the CCP.”

When my compassion emerges, the listeners can feel it. During times when the situation was severe in Hubei Province, many people made the right choice and quit the Party.

I called a police station in Shenyang City, and said to the receiver in a warm tone, “Hello sir! You’re a wise and kind person. Don’t be deceived by the CCP and help persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Dafa practitioners don’t commit suicide, harm others, or participate in politics as the CCP claims. They are all good people who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Falun Dafa has spread to over 100 countries and regions around the world and has won more than 3,000 awards internationally. Because of Jiang Zemin’s jealousy, he used the power of the state to frame Falun Dafa. The persecution, killing, and even organ harvesting from living practitioners have been going on for more than 20 years. I just want to tell you, not to be deceived by the Party, not to be their scapegoat. The crimes of torture, crimes against humanity, and mass genocide will eventually be punished. I hope you understand the truth, leave a way out for yourself, quit the CCP for your safety, and join the effort to save precious China.”

The officer who answered the phone listened quietly and then quit the Party. He said he hoped that I could talk a bit more because many of his colleagues were also listening.

I was a little nervous after hearing that, but continued, “We cultivate based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We aim to become more sincere, kind, and forgiving. We try our best to be good to our families and others. For instance, if I encounter a conflict with a family member, I look within to see where I did not do well, and then correct myself based on the Fa.

He wished he could do that too. I continued, “You know that life can be very bitter. I hope you can have an optimistic attitude. For example, we sometimes get cursed at while making these phone calls, but we don’t mind, because we want the precious Chinese to be safe. I used to be in poor shape, but through cultivation I have re-gained my health. My family lives in harmony, and I’m happy everyday.

“I hope you can remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Don’t participate in the persecution of Dafa practitioners and you will have a safe and beautiful future. Many countries are against the CCP, but not the Chinese people. The CCP has done a lot of bad things, which has caused China to have so many disasters. I hope all of you will quit the Party as soon as possible and have a safe and bright future.”

Many officers agreed to quit. I also told them, “Please be kind to Dafa practitioners. Persecuting good people will be punished by heaven and will hurt both you and your family. If you can use your power to protect practitioners, you and your family will be blessed by heaven.”

Solidly Cultivate

I was hit by a pickup truck while riding my motorcycle several months ago. I immediately thought, I must have not been cultivating well. The driver of the pickup helped me get up, and the motorcycle’s side mirror was shattered. He wanted to take me to the hospital for a check-up. I kept a righteous mind and told him that I was fine. I took out some truth-clarification materials, and a small paper lotus flower [amulet]and handed them to him. I then returned home.

The whole time, I kept silently reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Although I was in great pain for two weeks, I maintained my righteous thoughts, denied the old forces’ arrangements, and insisted on doing a good job when clarifying the truth to help save people. I still helped to distribute materials with other practitioners and do group exercise demonstrations.

On my way home after every morning’s group exercises I often put truth clarification materials on people’s doors. I also tell the predestined people I meet to remember “Falun Dafa is good” to help them stay away from viruses and disasters.

I feel life is very difficult. I have given birth to two children, both were delivered by cesarean section. I have a lot of scars on my legs due to the surgeries from the car accident. Every tribulation is hard to pass. I know these are all from my own karma, but I am fortunate because I practice Falun Dafa, and Master has given me a new life.

Every day, I try to do my work well and take good care of my family. Even during the holidays when relatives visit, I can still maintain my usual schedule: doing the exercises in the morning, studying the Fa in the evening, and making phone calls to China to clarify the truth during the day.

I am so grateful for Master’s salvation. In this new life after all my tribulations, I will continue to cultivate myself in the Fa, diligently strive forward, listen to Master’s teachings, do well in clarifying the truth, and follow Master to return to my true origin.