Giving Up Self-Interest to Save Sentient Beings
I often recite from memory this paragraph of Master's teaching,
"If a cultivator can let go of the thought of life and death under any circumstance, evil is sure to be afraid of him. If every student is able to do this, evil will of itself no longer exist. All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I'm good at public speaking, calligraphy, and singing. Here is how I have used these talents to clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Clarifying the Truth with My Heart by Speaking Well in Public
I think that a Dafa practitioner should clarify the truth and rectify the field everywhere he goes. Every time I go to the flea market, the morning farmers' market, on a bus or train, or to a store, I try to clarify the truth and not let those who should be saved miss the opportunity. I often start with a few people, and, not long after, more people come to listen. I start what I say with the Communist Party's crimes, and I encourage people to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations. I sometimes speak for a long time and even collect a list of names of those wishing to withdraw from the CCP. When people are still interested in listening to more, I take the opportunity to talk about what Falun Gong is so that they might have a chance to (or in case they may be predestined to) learn Falun Gong.
On one occasion, many people gathered around me. I stood at the center of the market and began speaking, "The CCP's history is a history of killing people. For the many years it has been in power, it has organized many movements and killed people during those movements. The number of people it has killed has surpassed two times the number of those killed in the two world wars. The CCP's cruelty is worse than the fascists'. Its wickedness, greed, and deceit make human beings and gods indignant. Now, heaven will soon eliminate the CCP. If we kind people withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations, we can be saved." Everyone, right on the spot, decided to withdraw. I made up a nickname for each person, one by one. One of them asked me, "Why are you so good at public speaking, so brave to give a speech? How can you not be afraid? Are you worried about being arrested?" I told him and the other people around, "I am good at speaking because I'm a Dafa practitioner and my Master opened my wisdom for me. I dare to give a speech because I think there is nothing that cannot be spoken about. Currently, Falun Gong is widely spread in over 80 countries. My Master has obtained over 1,000 awards worldwide. I used have many illnesses. Look at me now. I am over 50 years old and in good health. Don't you think I am a living testimony?" They blurted out at almost the same time, "You look like a much younger man."
I often go to other regions to clarify the truth. Before I go, I ask fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts to strengthen me until I come back. Recently, I went to Beipiao City to clarify the truth. Although I had the help of fellow practitioners' righteous thoughts, there was still a lot of interference. That day a fellow practitioner took me to the bus stop. The service person on the first bus did not allow me to get on. We realized it was interference and immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to clean the field. Not long after, I got on the second bus without any trouble. When I was on the bus, I suddenly felt very dizzy and nauseous. I kept sending righteous thoughts until I reached the destination. However, I felt so dizzy that I was not even able to stand up. With nothing to lose, I asked Master to help. I said to Master in my mind, "Master, I'm too dizzy to support myself. Please help me." At that moment, I immediately stood up and felt normal again. I was very moved and recited Master's poem "Hurry up and Tell Them" (Hong Yin II),
"As Dafa disciples clarify the truth
Sharp swords shoot forth from their mouths
Tearing open the rotten demons lies
Lose no time and save them,
hurry up and tell them"
I spent nearly four hours distributing truth-clarifying materials and putting up signs along the streets and roads. Then I went to the busy business streets to clarify the truth. Many people listened to me. Some were vendors there to sell food and some were passersby. When I mentioned withdrawing from the CCP and its associated organizations, several people were encouraged by what I had to say and said, "It is not necessary for you to make up a fake name for us, one by one. Just use our real names to withdraw us from the CCP." I enlightened from this journey to seeing that as long as we disciples firmly believe in Master and Dafa, Master will help us through any danger and difficulties.
I clarified the truth to my colleagues in my work unit. My colleagues and their families all withdrew from the CCP and its associated organizations. In 2004 I used my real name to withdraw from the CCP on the Internet. In 2005 I publicly announced my withdrawal from the CCP in my work unit, which shocked the upper-level managers. The leader in my work unit came to talk to me, "I really cannot handle the pressure from upper management. Everyone in the work unit knows you practice Falun Gong. You see all these letters that report that you practice Falun Gong. You claim to have withdrawn from the party. Do you still want your job? You are looking for trouble, aren't you?" I was very calm. I thought that I couldn't miss this precious opportunity to clarify the truth to her. I had time, so I clarified the truth to her for over three hours. I mainly talked about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in order for her to realize the evil essence of the CCP. Then I started to talk about the spreading of Falun Gong worldwide. I asked her to think about my work performance (I work very hard). I talked about the improvements in my health, which have saved so much in medical costs. She was convinced and also withdrew from the CCP. She told me she couldn't refuse to pay the Party membership fee. I told her to just think of that money as having been stolen. She burned the letters that reported me as a practitioner. After a while, I helped the other party members in my work unit to withdraw from the CCP.
Clarifying the Truth with My Heart Using My Writing Abilities
Many people think my calligraphy is good and I am quick, so I thought I should utilize this talent. I often carry colored crayons in my pocket. Each year I have systematically written truth-clarifying phrases in public areas and on electric poles in the city where I live and in nearby (more than ten) villages. I have continued to do this for over four years.
When I first heard the news about the CCP harvesting organs from living practitioners in Sujiatun, I shared it with fellow practitioners. I thought we should let more people know about it. Therefore, I acted immediately. It was 5:00 p.m. I got a box of colored crayons from a practitioner, plus what I had in my pocket. I went to the streets, the roads, and the residential buildings and wrote the following messages, "The CCP has no conscience! Organs taken from living Falun Gong practitioners to sell for profit! Wake up and withdraw from the CCP to save yourself!" I remembered I took off my shoes and just continued on, writing until I had used up all the crayons. It was after midnight, around 2:00 a.m. Then I couldn't find my bike, and my shoes were in the basket hanging on the front of the bike. I could think of nothing else but to ask Master for help, "Master, please help me." When I raised up my head, my bike was right in front of me. In fact, there have been many similar occurrences. Whenever I encountered difficulties or danger, Master helped me to overcome it. His help has been grander than a mountain, and I cannot describe it in words. I just know I have to do well the three things that Master has asked of us.
The next day at sunset I started off again. Fellow practitioners gave me many materials. I also took my colored crayons. I distributed the materials and wrote messages in the villages, one by one, to expose the evil party's atrocities. When I came to the eighth village, a tall man on a motorcycle started to follow me. He kept about five meters away from me and didn't talk at all. Obviously he was a plainclothes policeman. It was past midnight. I paid no attention to him, and my mind was as calm as water. When I got on the road, the man turned around and left. I continued to head on to the next village to distribute materials and write slogans. After I had distributed all the materials, I turned around to go home. On the way home, a police car appeared, like a ghost, in front of me and headed toward me. It roared like a howling wolf with its lights flashing, and then it passed me by. At the time, I calmly thought about Master's Fa. Master said,
"If your righteous thoughts are truly strong, if youre able to put aside the thought of life and death, and if youre solid and unshakable like diamond, then those evil beings wont dare to touch you" (Touring North America to Teach the Fa)
Once again I validated the mighty power of Master's Fa.
I often take the time to write letters to promote goodness and to advise people to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations. I mail them to different places. In addition, I use large sheets of paper to write the statements of withdrawal from the CCP and its associated organizations and post them in public areas. I often write on our paper money things like "Heaven Will Soon Eliminate the CCP; Withdrawing from the CCP Will Bring Luck," and "Falun Dafa Is Good."
I Choose to Sing Songs Written by Dafa Practitioners
People often decided to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations after they listened to the songs written by practitioners that I sang. Whether I was at a barber shop, bathing pool, birthday party, opening ceremony, or classmates' gathering, I would not miss such opportunities to save sentient beings. The songs "Coming for You," "Falun Dafa Is Ruling," and "Falun Dafa Is Good" are the ones I always sang. Once, at a a classmates' gathering and after chatting a little bit, I changed the subject to Falun Gong and told them how much my health has improved since practicing Falun Gong. Before I finished my talk about withdrawing from the CCP, one of them stood up and said, "I understand your talking about Falun Gong, but I will not withdraw from the CCP. The party gives me food and money, so of course I should support the party. You say Falun Gong is good. Why did your Master run away to the US? You think Falun Gong is good, then practice it at home; do not talk about it to us." I calmly said to her, "Since you brought up the questions, I should tell you the real situation. My Master went to the US because he is teaching the universal law, and, of course, it should be spread to other countries. I talked to you about withdrawing from the CCP because I want to save you." I suggested that I could sing to everyone. I first sang the song "Coming for You" and then "Falun Dafa Is Ruling." It seemed that the songs drove away people's fear of the CCP. They were completely immersed in the songs and the compassionate field. I then sang the song "Wish" and then others. When I was singing, I couldn't control my emotions. I cried as I sang. Many at the event cried, too. That friend, who previously spoke to me, then felt embarrassed and said to me, "I am listening to your advice and your songs. I truly understand you. I represent my whole family in withdrawing from the CCP and its associated organizations." Then everyone in the room agreed to withdraw as well. I changed from being sad to happy, and I helped them each select a new name.
While in a barbershop one day, I saw that there were many people in the shop and felt it was a good opportunity, so I said I would like to sing for them. A young man said, "Please sing now." Full of emotion, I sang the song "Coming for You." According to the meaning of the song, I added some dance movements. People passing by the shop thought there was a party going on and came in to listen to my singing. People in the shop were so happy, and they kept asking questions. I answered the questions, one by one. An older person said, "Why do I suddenly feel so comfortable while listening to your song?" I told him, "It is because I practice Falun Dafa. A practitioner has energy that can benefit people nearby. Moreover, these songs were created by practitioners." They kept encouraging me to sing with praise and applause. After singing the songs "Our Predestined Connection" and "Isn't It Odd," I stopped singing and started to speak. "Everybody, please listen to me to say a few words. Dafa songs resound in the ear and elevate one's righteous thoughts to withdraw from the CCP. It would be so wonderful if all sentient beings could be saved and stay in the world with innocence. Now, over 10 million people have withdrawn from the CCP and its associated organizations. You are sentient beings. Will you all withdraw as well?" The people in the room happily agreed to withdraw.
When relatives, friends, and neighbors see me, they often do not call me by my name. Instead, they simply call me "Falun Gong," saying, "Falun Gong, come here. Can you song a sing for us?" At that moment, I feel very happy. It seems that I see being-saved faces and enlightened eyes. I'm so fortunate to be a disciple of the Lord Buddha. I follow Master's teaching to save sentient beings. Master bestows on us the highest honor in the world. Master said,
"Dafa disciples, you are golden light in the mortal world, the hope of the world's people, Fa-disciples who help Master, and future Fa-Kings." ("Congratulatory Message" in 2005)
During the several years of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings, I have mostly done it in front of groups of people. I think I can save more people this way. Master said,
"This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people. And as for people who want to learn the practice after you clarify the truth, you should arrange for them to study the Fa and learn the exercises as soon as possible. They are the next group of disciples who will cultivate." ("Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People" in 2004)
Regardless of whatever danger I face in doing so, I am always calm and have no thought of life and death. I truly understand what Master said,
"When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide"
("The Master-Disciple Bond" in Hong Yin II)
Above is part of what I have done and what I enlightened to during my studying the Fa, clarifying the truth, and saving sentient beings. I wrote it down to share with fellow practitioners. My own level is limited, so please point out anything improper.