A Blind Practitioner Validates the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Qinglian (alias) lost her eyesight in 1992. This happened suddenly, bringing her extreme grief and to lose all hope. At that time, Falun Gong had begun in China. In 1997, Qinglian obtained the Fa and realized the true purpose of life. She left all her worries behind and started on the path of a practitioner to return to her true self.
Qinglian only enjoyed happiness as a practitioner for two years, until the Chinese Communist Party began to persecute Falun Gong. Qinglian couldn't understand: "Why ban us from this great practice? What is wrong with striving to be a good person following "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance?" She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong with her friends to tell the government, "You are wrong. Falun Gong is a righteous practice and people who practice Falun Gong are good people." For her punishment of speaking out, she received more than a month in prison.
Hurry Up and Tell the Truth
Qinglian thought, "The government deprived its people of the right to legally appeal. I will have to use my mouth to speak to the people of the world: 'Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa.' The CCP's suppression of Falun Gong is the most appalling injustice through the ages." Hence, her footsteps were seen through the village and in front of each house. She visited friends and families and brought them the beauty of Falun Gong. She got anxious every time she recited "Hurry Up and Speak" from Hong Yin:
"Dafa disciples, speak the truth. From your mouths, sharp swords together shoot forth, piercing through the lies of rotten ghosts. Seize the moment, rescue and save, hurry up and speak."
She was anxious because she couldn't see, and that caused difficulties wherever she went. But her immediate impulse was to think: "Even though my eyes cannot see, that won't stop me from saving people. As long as I want to do it, I can do it." From then on, whenever her husband or son had days off from work, she would take a train to her relatives' homes to clarify the truth. She was not afraid and she made it home safely each time.
Once she went to a relative's house with her husband by train. After she sat down on the train, she started to tell people around her the truth of Falun Dafa. Her husband got scared and touched her arm, signaling her to stop talking. She did not stop. All she thought about was to save people, and she feared nothing because of her pure, righteous thoughts.
Not Missing People with Predestined Relationships in Remote Areas
She did well the three things Teacher asked, because she studied the Fa well and had a solid foundation from her practice in the past. She could memorize Hong Yin and Hong Yin II and all Teacher's new articles. She never skipped sending righteous thoughts. When the local practitioners sent righteous thoughts together to save practitioners being persecuted, she would ask her family to take her to the place where they were doing this. If her relatives went to her home, she never missed the chance to tell them the truth and give them truth materials.
She clarified the truth to close friends and family, but not to remote relatives. Some of her relatives were not in contact for decades; some lived far away in remote areas. She struggled with herself whether to go or not. She had a lot of problems going to remote areas but if she didn't, her relatives would lose the opportunity to be saved. Qinglian thought, "If they were relatives, then they were people who had a predestined relationship with me. I must not have the attachment of wanting to rely on others. No matter how big the problem is, as long as I want to do it, I can." When she had this firm righteous thought, compassionate Teacher arranged for her a very good path.
Once she told the pedicab driver to go to a certain place, the driver stopped by a house and asked for directions. It turned out that the house was her relative's home. This situation happened many times. People who went with her were very inspired. After a while, waiting for her family to take her to places only when they had time wasn't enough for Qinglian to clarify the truth. She wanted to go with practitioners. Initially, her family feared that she would get into danger and stopped her from doing so. Then she stopped telling her family. She set a date with a practitioner and waited until her family went to work or school and left them a note before she left. After she got back, she would tell her family where she had gone and what she did. After a while, when her family saw that she was happy and safe, they left her alone, and even provided her with help.
If the practitioner couldn't make it for several days and her family didn't have any day off, Qinglian would ask a relative's child to lead the way. If the child wasn't familiar with the streets, Qinglian would ask pedestrians for directions based on her memory as they walked. All she wanted was to give away truth clarification materials to people who had predestined relationships with her. Sometimes she couldn't go home on the same day; then she would stay at the relative's home and play the truth CD. As long as people she knew could understand the truth, she did not mind all the hard work and troubles she went through.
After talking to relatives and friends for a long time, she started to talk to people she met on the street. To make more people hear about the wonderful Dafa, she purposely got out of the vehicle early and clarified the truth as she asked her way around. Once she came across a few old men digging tree roots on the roadside, and she tried to ask for directions. After the conversation was established, she asked them, "Do you understand Falun Gong?" "No. We heard from TV that it was pretty scary." She told them, "Everything the TV says were lies and used to frame and falsely accuse Falun Gong. Our Teacher asks practitioners not to kill; even suicide is a crime. We wouldn't even buy or eat live chickens and fish, how would we kill people?" An old man said, "Yeah, I don't think you practitioners look like how the TV describes you." She gave the old men the truth pamphlets and CDs and said, "Gentlemen, take a good look after you go home." The old men held the CD and replied, "We are going home and taking a good look at it."
Her hard work was fruitful. No matter whether it was bitter cold or searing hot, her footsteps were all over the cities and towns. People got used to her telling the truth and would ask her every time they saw her, "Anything new? I want to watch it." "Sister, come to our home. Let's sit down and chat a little. Tell us more about Falun Gong." Now all her friends, relatives and families understood Falun Dafa was good, and could see through the CCP's evil nature. They all wrote withdrawal statements from the CCP and all its associations. Some people asked her, "You are blind and you don't want money. What are you working so hard for?" She replied, "I don't intend for anything. It is for you, to save more people!"
Teacher and Dafa gave Qinglian a chance to be reborn and made her understand the principles and the purpose of life. Her efforts towards validating the Fa will not stop until the injustices against Falun Gong are redressed and given justice. Her eyes can't see but her heart is bright and noble.
This article is only part of Qinglian's experience of validating the Fa. When Qinglian talked about it, it was like what she did was nothing, and she blamed herself not doing enough. What impressed and touched me the most was what she often said, "As long as I want to do it, I can do it."