Sixty-Year-Old Woman Uses a Cell Phone to Clarify the Facts about Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) After the 2012 Chinese New Year, I began sending text messages wishing people a Happy New Year and explaining the facts about Falun Dafa. Their responses were very positive, and I was very happy. They were wishing me a Happy New Year back, and agreeing to not follow the evil CCP (Chinese Communist Party) any more. Some were asking how they could make the three withdrawals, and if by doing so, would this help them have a good future. After I received their text messages, I passed the information to fellow practitioners to follow up, by sending the details on how to withdraw from the CCP. Using cell phones to clarify the facts has been working very well. Practitioners who know the technology taught us how to use the cell phones; while other practitioners took care of editing text messages and updating new messages regularly.
I had never used a cell phone before, and I often made mistakes. At first my children said to me: Look at how silly you are, you don’t even know how to answer the phone, let alone send out text messages.
After I read articles on the Minghui website about practitioners using cell phones to explain the facts about Falun Dafa to people, I was inspired by it and felt it could achieve a great effect. So I knelt down in front of Teacher's portrait to ask him to help me. I had the heart to save people, but I was not articulate enough. Seeing that I truly wanted to save sentient beings, Teacher began to help me.
From this, I also came to experience what Teacher said in Zhuan Falun:
"Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s Master."
Even though I didn't know how to use a cell phone, I was determined to learn. When I shared my thoughts with a few practitioners, some practitioners were reluctant to help me. However, I was not discouraged, and I kept looking for other practitioners to help. I eventually found a mother and daughter who were both practitioners. They set up my phone, and showed me step by step how to send text messages. I wrote the steps out one by one. After I came home, I began to practice and didn't stop until early morning the next day. During the night I learned how to use my phone without referring to my notes.
In the morning, I used the phone numbers and the text messages practitioners had prepared for me, and rode my bicycle over 3 and a half miles away from my home to send nine text messages. I was also advised to not send more than that, as they could block my phone card. Every day I went out and even though I felt quite nervous, I sent out three groups of text messages, which meant 27 messages in total. Even with this small amount my card became either blocked or would not send any more text messages. A month later, a practitioner said that his card didn't get blocked even if he sent out more then 50 text messages. So I tried again and sometimes I had success, sometimes I didn't. When I couldn't use it any more, I’d wait ten days before sending out text messages again.
Continuously Sending out Text Messages
I heard a practitioner say that she was sending text messages while she was in a car, and she used up her 25-yuan phone card quickly by sending out that many messages. After that, she would change to a new card and would use it up again. I thought this was a safer way, so I followed suit. The results were excellent, but my zealotry surfaced and my phone stopped working after I sent out only a few dozen texts. When I was sharing this problem with other practitioners, they told me that saving sentient beings was a serious matter. We must do it by following Teacher's Fa principles. We must study the Fa more so that our righteous thoughts are strong. Only by studying the Fa, will our Dafa work go well. As to how much we can accomplish, or how many text messages we can send out depends on our xinxing having reached the standard of the Fa. We often study the Fa together, share together and improve ourselves as one body.
When we were studying the Fa, I would put my phone next to me. Sometimes I’d say:
“You were also a being created by Dafa, you are the one picked by Dafa disciples to be used for sending text messages for saving sentient beings, and this is also your good fortune. You should not be interfered with by any evil elements, as saving sentient beings is our historical vow.” My phone seemed to understand what I had said. From last March through today, my cell phone has been performing well. The cards that other practitioners had trouble using worked well in my phone.
I was able to send 1,070 short text messages by using only my 25 yuan phone card. In addition, most people I sent text messages to received them. I received replies from some of them. It was truly amazing, as no matter how much I used my card, it still had a balance. Especially during the Chinese New Year, we compiled some text messages for explaining the facts about Falun Dafa to people. A few of us used a dozen cards, and when we checked the balance, the cards only had a few cents left on them. As the practitioner who was responsible for purchasing the cards was tied up with other things before the Chinese New Year, we had a shortage of phone cards. I asked Teacher to strengthen us to be able to save more sentient being during the Chinese New Year.
A miracle happened. None of the cards I used would run out of money. I knew that it was Teacher refilling the cards for me. After I’d sent out more than 200 text messages, I checked the balance, and there was still 17 to 18 yuan left. After I sent another 200 text messages and checked the balance I still had 13 to 14 yuan left. While I was sending text messages, I thought to myself: Gods do miraculous things. Thank you Teacher.
It was truly:
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin II)
During the Chinese New Year, I used two cell phones, and one IP phone to make more than 1,000 phone calls. Some people listened; some did not. Some put the phone down after they had listened for a while, some agreed with the recordings, and others replied by swearing at me. On the Chinese New Year's Eve, I received a text message swearing at me. I looked within and wondered if I had some evil thoughts, or I lacked compassion. What I brought to sentient beings were messages on "proceeding with the three withdrawals which helps save one's life. And by reciting 'Falun Dafa is good,' it will bring good fortune, etc." I was never angry, nor did I resent anyone. I just felt compassion for the ones who did not listen. I did not want to argue with those who sent the rude messages, as there were only a few. Most of the sentient beings had benign thoughts, and they replied with good wishes. I was also touched, and I wanted to seize the time to save even more sentient beings, and return with Teacher upon reaching consummation.
Improving My Xinxing, My Children Prompted Me to Do the Right Thing
The process of using my cell phone to explain the facts about Falun Dafa is also one of improving myself and being more diligent.
It was just as Teacher said:
“Everything has been prepared, and all that’s missing is for you to carry it out. Yet you won’t take that step". (Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference)
So every time I sent out an email, I would burn incense to respect Teacher and ask Teacher to protect his disciples. I truly came to feel that Teacher was around me. I believe more deeply in Teacher and Dafa, and I understand it is Teacher who has done everything for us. How else could such an elderly person who is illiterate like me do all these technical things?
When my son saw me going out every day to help save sentient beings, he bought me a brand-new bicycle to show his support. Sometimes I got a ride from my son and my daughter-in-law. As soon as I got in the car, my daughter-in-law would say to me: "Mother, please hurry up to save people." Sometimes as soon as I got in their car, my son would tell me: "Please hurry up to do your thing, don't waste your time." Soon, I began to set up sending automatic messages, and then I made phone calls. No matter what difficulties I encountered, as soon as I thought about Teacher, I could send out messages with success. I truly came to feel the immense beauty of believing in Teacher and Dafa.