Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Before that, I had suffered from many kinds of diseases. My sister (a practitioner) introduced Falun Gong to me and told me about its miraculous effect of curing illnesses. In order to improve my health, I started practicing it. After reading the book Zhuan Falun several times, Teacher purified my body - I had severe flu-like symptoms and ached all over. But I had very strong righteous thoughts and knew that Teacher was purifying my body. Therefore I insisted on practicing the exercises and studying the Fa. Three days later, all of my symptoms disappeared. I felt very light. Since then, I have firmly believed in Dafa and Teacher.
Around July 20 1999, facing the blatant persecution from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I did not know what to do. For a while, I slacked off in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I was like an ordinary person. Later, with help from fellow practitioners, and the fact that Teacher published many articles, I gradually caught up in my understanding of the Fa. I knew that as a practitioner in the Fa-rectification period, I should step out to validate Dafa, clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
In the article "Let go of human attachments and save the world's people", Teacher said, "Dafa disciples, don't forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth." I understood that Dafa practitioners have a great mission and should do whatever Teacher asks us to do. Therefore we started distributing truth materials, posting and hanging up banners. Sometimes when I went to market, I clarified the truth face to face with people and gave them Falun Dafa materials.
Before the Olympic Games in 2008, the daughter of a practitioner asked me to take care of her child in Beijing. I thought to myself: everything happens for a reason. It is my path of cultivation. There are also sentient beings who need to be saved in Beijing. Wherever I go, I should make saving sentient beings a priority. After arriving in Beijing, I went to Tiananmen Square with other practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts. We made posters and posted them in parks at night. One evening when we were about to post materials, we heard a staff member say, "The park is going to close. Everyone needs to leave." People started walking out. We did not treat it with human notions. Instead we thought that Teacher was cleaning the field for us. With Teacher's protection, we went into the park and posted all materials smoothly and then left.
The security in the building I live in is very strict. There are security guards on duty twenty-four hours a day. Strangers cannot get in. One has to register before they enter the building and there are monitors in the hallways. Therefore it is very difficult for us to distribute materials here without being observed. Another practitioner and I wanted to put Shen Yun gala DVD's in their mailboxes. However, the mailboxes are located at the entrance. There are monitors installed there. Two seniors often played chess in the room next to the mailboxes. What should we do? We decided to do it at noontime. We sent forth righteous thoughts to make the monitor malfunction. Meanwhile we asked for help from Teacher to make the security guards leave. When we got there, the two guards were leaving. After we finished, they stood there as if nothing had happened.
I know that I still lag behind compared those practitioners who cultivate well. I especially fall behind in face to face truth clarification. But I am determined to overcome this obstacle, let go of human attachments and do the three things well.
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