Spirit Uplifted Because of Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I began to practice Falun Gong in the spring of 1997. Under Master’s compassionate care, I have walked safely on the path of validating the Fa.
My father was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus four years ago, and I introduced Falun Dafa to him during his hospitalization. After he returned home, I played Master’s lecture in Dalian City to him. Due to the influence of atheism, he did not believe in gods or in cultivation. Nonetheless, I read the first three lectures of Zhuan Falun to him. The power of the Fa overcame his human notions and, as a result, he was reciting “Falun Dafa is good” in his final days. Moreover, my father did not have any pain in the days before he died.
After the death of my father, I realized even more the urgency of saving sentient beings. I thus decided to buy a computer to access the Internet and I started to prepare truth-clarification materials at home.
In addition to taking caring of the elderly, I also helped my daughter and looked after her child. When the baby was five months old, I read Hong Yin to her. She was able to recite all of the poems in Hong Yin before the age of two. Once when visiting a relative, she saw her younger sister fall down and whispered to her, “Please recite 'Falun Dafa is good.'” On flag days in the kindergarten, my grandchild often recited the Fa-rectification verses.
My experience preparing truth-clarification materials
It has been six years since I first began to make truth-clarification materials. After my daughter gave birth in the spring of 2004, I went to help and often distributed truth-clarification materials when I went out shopping. It was during those days that I decided to make materials myself.
I read in a practitioner’s article that a fax machine could be used to photocopy materials, so I bought one and copied some materials every week. After my daughter and the baby took a nap in the afternoons, I sent forth righteous thoughts and went out to distribute materials. I covered the entire community in about a month. I was able to save people by distributing truth-clarification materials and take care of my daughter and her baby at the same time. Seeing me doing the three things diligently, Master helped transform my body. After I hadn't had my menstrual period for over a year, it started again. It was just as Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun, “In addition, elderly women will regain their menstrual period since a cultivation practice of mind and body requires menses to cultivate the body.” Many people said I looked younger and healthier, and I thus took this opportunity and clarified the truth to them.
The persecution in my area intensified in November 2006. Four practitioners were arrested and one of them died within a week as a result of being tortured in detention. The other three practitioners were sent to a labor camp or sentenced to prison. Witnessing these incidents, my attachment of fear surfaced. At that time, I was providing materials to several practitioners. When I noticed that the practitioners that were persecuted were all involved in preparing truth-clarification materials, I was afraid that doing this was too risky, that a home copy machine could be considered “evidence.” Because I worried all day long, my main consciousness became less clear. I moved the copy machine to another place and returned to my hometown—totally forgetting that I was a practitioner.
During the week in my hometown, I calmed down to study the Fa and looked within. Over the past years of my cultivation, I had made it through the time when the persecution was the most severe. Right now there are not many evil elements left, so why was I scared? I had experienced the death of several relatives, including my father, husband, and mother-in-law, so what exactly was I fearful of? If I was intimidated by detention and torture, didn’t it mean I had followed the old forces’ arrangements? Master does not acknowledge the existence of the old forces. But I, a Dafa disciple, forgot about Master at this critical moment. That meant I had a loophole and did not fully believe in Master and the Fa. As my understanding of the Fa improved, my righteous thoughts immediately improved and I came back right away.
One morning when I did the second exercise, one sentence from Master came to my mind, “The rotten demons, shaken at the core, Face their final days without a sliver of hope” (Hong Yin Vol. II). I thought, “What is there that I—a Dafa disciple—should be afraid of? The sentient beings are waiting to be saved and I should play a leading role.” With that thought, I felt one layer of substance removed from my head. I felt very comfortable and I knew that Master had removed a bad substance from me.
Later I decided to make truth-clarification materials myself. In the past, I only photocopied materials, but then I bought a computer and a color printer. With help from other practitioners, I soon learned how to use the computer, although I did not have any experience before that. I went online to download materials and printed them out. I was also able to submit online the names of people who had quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations as well as print copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and truth-clarification messages on paper currency. During this process, I often felt that Master was helping me and I was very grateful for that.
Sometimes the Internet speed was slow when I downloaded materials. At those times I sent out one thought: “I am a Dafa disciple and I need to have truth-clarification materials to save sentient beings. Please speed up.” With my righteous thoughts, the Internet speed improved dramatically. Before going out to distribute materials, I always studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts to clean up those places I went to. Then things became smooth as I stepped out the door with materials. When I entered a building, I always sent out one thought, “Master sent me here to help you. Please accept the truth and cherish it. Please read these materials and pass them on to others.” When I encountered people in the stairways, many of them smiled at me. I know it was because people are waiting to be saved.
As a being in the Fa, I tried to have people understand the wonderfulness of Dafa through my words and actions. All my family members supported my practice. After some relatives learned the truth, two of them also began to practice. During the past Mid-Autumn Festival, my daughter helped me prepare a greeting card to express our gratitude towards Master.
On the evening of the past Mid-Autumn Festival, I visited a friend and gave her some mooncakes. Her family, who had already quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, were chatting. Her daughter asked me if practicing Falun Dafa could cure her leg; she was disabled since birth. I told her the story of an elderly lady whose back had been bent 90 degrees. She began to practice Falun Dafa. One morning while she was doing the second exercise at the practice site, other practitioners heard some strange sounds. When the exercise was over and practitioners opened their eyes, they noticed this lady standing up straight. Many of them were in tears they were so excited. My sister-in-law was diagnosed with diabetes last year, and she became very skinny and her hair turned gray. She also had retinal hemorrhage in one eye. Every month, she spent most of her salary on medicine, but her condition did not improve much. Last year, she began to practice Falun Gong. About two months later, she gained weight and her hair turned black. After hearing this, my friend asked her husband, “How about if we also begin to practice?”
One of my former coworkers was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor said she only had three months to live. I took some truth-clarification materials and some gifts and visited her. I told her about the different miracles that had happened to practitioners and told her that if she sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good,” she would be blessed. Several months later, I saw her while out shopping one day. She looked healthy and said, “I have recited 'Falun Dafa is good' just as you told me.” I then asked if she had joined the CCP or any of its affiliated organizations. She said she had joined the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers. I asked her if she wanted to quit them in order to secure a safe future. She said readily, “No problem. I will listen to you.”
It has been 19 years since my husband died. I still visit my parents-in-law very often and clarify the truth to them. My father-in-law often recites “Falun Dafa is good.”
I know I still have many attachments, such as seeking comfort, struggling, and hatred. In the future, I will follow Master's words and become a genuine practitioner. I will work well with other practitioners and save more sentient beings.