Gods Admire the Blessings of Truth Clarification Efforts
(Clearwisdom.net) I have realized more and more that it is a blessing for practitioners to do truth clarification about Falun Gong face to face. It is probably the greatest blessing in the cosmos, and is admired and envied by the countless gods and beings in the new universe.
Today I passed a young lady who made me want to cry the minute we locked eyes. A warm feeling flowed through my body and tears were about to flow out, although I did my best to hold them back. I sensed that she felt the same and it was as if she wanted to start up a conversation. But, she just looked and smiled at me with the typical villager's shyness. I took an amulet (1) out of my pocket and she reached out for it. I put it in her hand while talking about Falun Gong. She thanked me earnestly while I made sure that she held it firmly in her hand. I felt relieved and comfortable, and noticed she looked the same way too.
We said our goodbyes and went on our ways. The moment I turned around and walked away, it suddenly hit me that she might have waited for a long, long time, through many lifetimes, enduring tremendous hardships, just for today's opportunity, when her life gained protection and security.
I enlightened more to Master's teaching,
"None of you realize what the people in today’s world once gave of themselves for this affair. Nor have you realized what magnificent beings they once were, plunging down headlong into such a dangerous place, braving the tremendous peril. That fact alone makes them worthy of your saving them and pulling them out." ("Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting")
Keeping this teaching in mind, my state of mind becomes calm and peaceful and not swayed by false perceptions when I clarify the truth, especially when the person appears stubborn or even hostile. Facing the difficulty of such hostility, we cannot turn our backs and walk away. "With kind thoughts they save people, Evil specters they vanquish." ("Stirred by Reflection") I remain polite, keep looking into the person's eyes, and hold a practitioner's benevolence in my heart, eliminating any evil that keeps the person from listening to the facts, and help the person to seize this fleeting opportunity and choose a bright future. Oftentimes miracles happen.
I have become more and more inclined to do truth clarification face to face. In the past I came up with all kinds of excuses, such as making materials and doing coordination work, to avoid speaking to people directly. I have recently organized my other work well and managed to go out every day to clarify the truth. The results have been great. Each day when I leave my home, my heart becomes more and more calm. I carry the Falun Gong materials, sending forth righteous thoughts while walking with fellow practitioners, climbing hill after hill, and walking down street after street. I stop at each door, and talk to predestined people, greeting them with smiles, and delivering the life-saving Falun Gong materials. After returning home, I dare not slack off in Fa study and exercises, because I always have in my mind the soul-stirring scenes of when people learn the truth.
I once met an elderly man, who must have been in his seventies, standing in front of a shady hut. His face was very weathered and wrinkled, and his clothes dirty and ripped. He was just standing there alone, so I handed him an amulet. I said, "Uncle, I am here to bring you good fortune and blessings. I wish you good health and safety." He was surprised at first and seemed to have not heard me clearly. So I raised my voice a little, "Uncle, you will be blessed if you say 'Falun Dafa is good.'" He followed me and said loudly, "Falun Dafa is good." I then asked him if he was a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member. He replied that he only was a Youth League member. So I said, "Let me use the alias 'Kang Shou' and help you quit the Youth League. The CCP is evil and does not believe in divine beings. After quitting, divine beings can bless and protect you." He agreed without hesitation, and then walked away holding the amulet, saying out loud, "Falun Dafa is good." Even when I reached the other side of the village, I could still hear him saying the words as he walked along.
In the process of continued and persistent truth clarification, I have found that I can more quickly eliminate many attachments, such as the attachment to fame, money, lust, affection among family members, and love between a man and a woman. In the past these attachments were very hard to completely eliminate, and they would interfere when my cultivation state wasn't good. Now whenever I detect a slight thread of these attachments I send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate them. I must not let these evil and low-level beings interfere with the cause of saving sentient beings, because doing so would be a crime.
Fa-rectification has entered the final stage. My personal understanding is that the various dangerous situations we encounter when trying to save sentient beings, including being reported to police and being monitored and arrested, shouldn't happen. Saving sentient beings is what Teacher requires of us. It is harmonizing what Teacher wants, and is what the new universe requires. No being is allowed to interfere. We practitioners should have the ability to protect ourselves. When we truly let go of self for the sake of saving sentient beings, nothing can touch us. Isn't that what we want to achieve as great enlightened beings?
I hope that practitioners worldwide, and especially practitioners in China, will clarify the facts face to face to save sentient beings, grasp this precious opportunity, and cherish the blessing of saving people that is envied and admired by all gods.
(1) In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.