(Minghui.org) When I went to my bank to withdraw my monthly pension benefits in November 2021, I was told that someone had already withdrawn the money. I knew I hadn’t, so the teller took a further look and said no money had ever been deposited for the month.
Suspecting that the local social security bureau was suspending my pension, I began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the financial persecution. I looked within and found my attachment to self-interest. I had been indulging in material enjoyment and bought many things that I didn’t really need. More importantly, I had slacked off in my cultivation in recent months and I wasn’t doing the three things diligently as I should.
I worked to rectify myself, but with only my husband’s income to support our family, I began to spend time figuring out how to save money, which took much of my energy and prevented me from fulfilling my responsibilities as a Dafa disciple.
In January 2022, my daughter learned about my pension situation. After reading reports on Minghui.org, she discovered that many practitioners are in the same situation, as the authorities are trying to recover pension payments we received while serving time for upholding our faith.
My daughter said to me, “You can forget about sending righteous thoughts in this situation. You will probably only get your pension reinstated in three years (the length of my prison sentence).”
Without thinking much, I said, “Okay.”
After hanging up the phone, I realized that I shouldn’t acknowledge the persecution so easily. I made up my mind that I should try to get my pension back. I reminded myself that Master controls everything, so I would let Master take charge. What I’m safeguarding is the Fa, not myself. I shouldn’t just allow the old forces to manipulate sentient beings to sin against Dafa and not do anything about it.
With that thought, things turned around just a few days later. My daughter called the social security bureau and asked about my pension. The person who answered said the social security bureau had made a mistake by not issuing my pension funds. My pension benefits for all three months (November and December 2021 and January 2022) were soon deposited into my account.
I hope my experience is helpful to practitioners who are facing similar financial persecution. We should look at the issue from the standpoint of safeguarding the Fa and disintegrate the persecution. Only then can we play the role of saving sentient beings.
Above is my understanding at my limited level. I welcome fellow practitioners pointing out anything improper.