Walk Steadily on the Cultivation Path with Righteous Thoughts and Actions
(Clearwisdom.net) In June 1997, I was fortunate to acquire Master Li's principal book of Dafa, Zhuan Falun. I got to know how to be a human being and what kind of human being I should be. I got to know a lot of principles and started my cultivation in Falun Dafa from then on. It is difficult to describe in words how much this cultivation has benefited my mind and body.
On July 20, 1999, Dafa began suffering from the persecution. I stepped forward to validate Dafa and tell sentient beings that Dafa is good, but was held in a detention center for two days and one night. After coming out I did not study the Fa diligently for a long time. Later on, with the help of fellow practitioners, I got to know the difference between cultivation during Fa-rectification and personal cultivation. Validating Dafa is what every Dafa practitioner should do. On the journey of Fa-rectification cultivation, Master mercifully protected me and reminded me to think and act righteously. I became more and more diligent. Following are a few incidents that occurred on my cultivation path during Fa-rectification. Hopefully it will help those practitioners who still have not stepped forward.
Once a fellow practitioner and I were distributing truth-clarification materials in the countryside when a villain reported us. A woman led by two men ran up. The three of them surrounded us to question us. I wasn't afraid. I remembered Master's words: "Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people. Don't take a detour when you run into difficulties." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington D.C. Fa Conference") That particular woman was at first repelled by Dafa. She tried to search my bag, but I didn't allow her. I said, "All of you experienced the Cultural Revolution. Totally fabricated materials were used for the persecution then. People were not allowed to tell the truth. Among those who participated in that persecution, how many had a good ending? Isn't it true that the accusations against the victims of the Cultural Revolution were later rescinded? This time, the persecution of Falun Gong is much harder than that of the Cultural Revolution. There are so many people who practice Falun Gong. They all try to be good people. What is shown on TV is all fake and is used to deceive the general public." The two men said, "We should mind our own business and should not believe what is said on TV." Then they left. That woman still did not allow me to go. I remembered Master's words: "No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders or what it instigates." ("Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful") I asked Master to strengthen me and eliminate the evil factors behind her. I talked about the true situation of Dafa for more than one hour. Gradually, her attitude changed. Finally, she said, "You may go now."
Another day I went to the countryside again to distribute truth-clarification materials. A person spotted me and raced up. He asked, "What are these?" I replied, "I shall tell you the truth." He followed me and I told him a lot. He accepted all I said. Moreover, he told me, "I wouldn't have known if you had not told me." I said, "I am coming to expose the lies; why else would I come out on such a hot day?" Later he gave me his name and address and told me to look for him if I met with any trouble. He also asked for more truth-clarification materials and prepared to distribute them, to tell others the truth. Every being is choosing his fate again in the course of Fa-rectification.
I am doing what a Dafa practitioner should do under the protection of Master. Master's mercy makes me more and more diligent.
One day when I was distributing truth-clarifications material, it began to rain "cats and dogs" and I was totally soaked. However, when thinking of the people who needed me to offer salvation to them, I persisted with firm righteous thoughts and compassion. When I finished distributing the flyers, the rain stopped and Master's voice arose at my ears, "Did you know that everything you are currently doing has already established the most magnificent and eternal mighty virtue for Dafa and Dafa cultivators? When this page of history is turned, the people who remain will see your magnificence, and the future Gods will forever remember this magnificent time in history." ("Rationality")
I clarify the facts wherever I go. I know Master watches over and protects us at every moment. It is up to the practitioners who are able whether or not they will validate the Fa and give up human attachments, and whether or not they can use righteous thoughts and deeds to face all events. If a righteous thought is strong enough, nothing can block one's path in cultivation. Master said, "I congratulate the Dafa cultivators who can come through the Consummation-determining tests. The eternity in which your beings never perish and even your future levels are established by you, yourselves; mighty virtue comes from your own cultivation. Be diligent! This is most magnificent, and the greatest privilege." ("Position")