Clarifying the Truth and Validating Dafa to Relatives
(Clearwisdom.net) I learned Falun Dafa on August 5, 1997. Not long after starting cultivation, all illnesses in my body miraculously began to heal, including even a skin condition (psoriasis) that couldn't be cured for 46 years. Because of this my family was very happy. They told everyone about Falun Dafa, promoting Dafa's miraculous ability to cure illnesses and promote health.
When Jiang and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the brutal persecution of Falun Gong, because my family members had all witnessed first hand the terror of the CCP's previous political movements persecuting people, they began to feel scared. This was especially true since July 8, 2001, when I was illegally arrested and imprisoned by the CCP personnel. My house was unlawfully ransacked, and my family then became even more afraid. When I was released 35 days after my imprisonment, my family began restricting my personal freedom. They wouldn't let me come into contact with fellow practitioners, nor would they let them give me materials. I started to clarify the truth to my family and I told them, "There is nothing wrong with being a good person in accordance to Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. It is Jiang and his hoodlum group trampling the constitution and human rights. You all personally saw the endless benefits from my practice, and the manifestation of every aspect of my elevation." Everyone in my family admits that I am a role model in every facet of the household. They let me practice in the house, however they wouldn't let me go out and validate the Fa. So I patiently clarified the truth further. I told them that people need reason and meaning to be alive, and that they should clearly distinguish right from wrong, and good from evil. People should live for righteousness, compassion and the truth, and not live dishonorably. I have benefited personally. If I didn't go out and speak out for justice, how could I face my own conscience? None of them could say anything.
Through clarifying the truth to them tirelessly and validating Dafa, I untied the knots in their hearts. Some of my relatives said, "Originally I wanted to convince you, and not let you practice. However, you convinced us." I've come to understand that only by studying the Fa well, continuously elevating myself in the Fa, and first correcting my own words and conduct, the result of clarifying the truth to family members has become better and better. I realized that clarifying the truth to my household is also saving sentient beings. It is a Fa rectification period Dafa disciple's historic responsibility. Within this process, I shall continue to cultivate away human sentimentality, gradually cultivate compassion, and treat everyone in the household with tolerance.
Through studying the Fa in a group, and discussing and exchanging understandings, I gradually understood Master's teachings on a deeper level. Everything in the world is initiated by Dafa. All sentient beings came to obtain the Fa. Salvation of every person also means salvation of the corresponding sentient beings in their celestial bodies. I frequently thought that if I couldn't be compassionate and save my own household, then all talk of saving other people and sentient beings would be empty words. While elevating myself in the Fa, I am also truly compassionately saving my family members.
When family members disrupt my truth clarification, I utilize the ability that Master gave me to send forth righteous thoughts, purging the evil dark minions in the other dimensions and the communist evil spirit that controls them. I've seen the results of sending righteous thoughts to eliminate evil. At the same time I've come to understand the power of Dafa and the great virtue of Master. On an ordinary human level, I told my family to follow "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" to be good people, be selfless when doing things, treat people with leniency and openness, and not harm others. I often teach my grandson who's in high school, "If you want to be successful, first you need to become a truly good man. You must be a good person in accordance with Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. Only then can your schooling and career be successful." When problems arise in the household, I first look within, cultivate away the qing in myself, unconditionally assimilate myself to the Fa, and hold myself to a high standard. At the same time, I can also be without personal arrogance and compassionately point out their shortcomings. They can naturally accept it.
Relying on "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" to solve family disputes caused my family members to maintain a mood of joy. I deeply feel that if our righteous thoughts are strong enough, Master will help with anything. I've truly experienced what Master has told us many times, that cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master. Currently my household environment has become more and more lenient. They support more and more of my Fa rectification activities. My spouse constantly reminds me to send forth righteous thoughts at the set times. I truly feel thankful towards them. I am grateful beyond words for Master's compassionate guidance and protection.
Through the constant study of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I've truly recognized the evil nature of the malicious party. I understand that my family members and I are all victims of the party culture. I sent them the Nine Commentaries and materials about the three withdrawals for them to read. Furthermore I explained the evil party's sinful history and political movement, removing the evil party's cloak, and letting my family members see exactly what it is. This is why they (including relatives, 22 people in total) each withdrew from all of evil party's organizations one after another.
Both adults and children in my household now remember "Falun Dafa is good." During the May 1st period in 2005, my daughter-in-law suddenly started having chest pains and had difficulty breathing. She wholeheartedly said out loud, "Falun Dafa is good." As a result she didn't even need any medicine, and the symptoms went away. My son and grandson were all affected by it, and they all remembered "Falun Dafa is good." One day my second brother's six-year-old grandson came to my house and suddenly had a stomach ache. I asked him to say, "Falun Dafa is good." He said it, and immediately everything was better. He cheerfully told his grandfather, "Falun Dafa really is good." Even the neighboring couple who are in their seventies said "Falun Dafa is good" out loud, and their health conditions improved too. These miracles of Dafa continue to be displayed in front of ordinary people, making everyone young and old become overjoyed by it, and feel the power of Dafa. Master's benevolence is grand and vast.
My family in the household now takes the initiative to do truth-clarifying things. Some regularly deliver materials to fellow practitioners, and some first read the material, and then distribute it to others. Some can even walk out and post it. I truly feel that on this road of cultivation, every step that I take is under the guidance and care of Master. Dafa's greatness is unmatchable, and Master's virtue is incomparable.
Let us use the wisdom attained from Dafa and the Buddha Law's divine power that Master bestowed upon us to clarify the truth, validate Dafa, save sentient beings, and fulfill our prehistoric promises.