Do Well What We Should Do As Practitioners
(Minghui.org) The previous subdivision manager, whom I clarified the truth to, was relocated last year. The new manager—a demobilized military official who did not know much about the persecution—cooperated with the plainclothes police sent by the local 610 Office. They were there to monitor me during the congressional conference in March.
An insider who was aware of the situation told me about their trying to arrest me. “They have your photo in the security office,” he said. “The plainclothes police have been looking for you for days. You'd better just stay at home.”
Several practitioners were coming to my home to study the Fa together on that day. Some of them were fearful about studying the Fa in another practitioner's home. While I was worrying about whether to tell them about the situation, I suddenly remembered a paragraph of the Fa:
“No matter what big things are happening, pretend nothing is going on and just go about, as usual, doing what a Dafa disciple should do. This is the path you're taking today, and this is the [legacy of] mighty virtue you are leaving.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Washington DC Fa Conference”)
I calmed down and decided not to tell those practitioners about this. While they were taking a break, I found a place and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind the 610 Office and those plainclothes officers. After that, we resumed Fa-study like nothing happened.
For a period of time, the subdivision manager brought the plainclothes officers to my home several times, and my family even asked me to leave home for a while. My fear emerged, so I stayed at a practitioner's home for a few days. I used this time to think it through. Looking inward, I found many attachments, and I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate them. In the end, these attachments were notions and not my true self.
Through intense Fa-study, sending forth righteous thoughts, and talking with fellow practitioners, I gained a clearer understanding of what I should do.
“As you know, I have said before that the people in this world—which encompasses all beings that have a connection with Fa-rectification—are not so ordinary. All have come for the Fa-rectification, were formed for the Fa-rectification, and were forged for the Fa-rectification. Nothing is accidental, and in the future you will see this.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
I knew that the replacement of the subdivision manager was not coincidental, so I should clarify the facts to him. I have to save him, I thought.
Making the Move
After a few days of sending righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil behind him, I went to his office. I explained to him about Falun Dafa and all the health benefits I received from the practice. He stared at me and said, “I don't buy it. If the government said you can't practice, then you can't do it whatsoever.”
I tried to argue with him, but he would not listen. He insisted that he was just following the government's policy. I was very upset—how could he be so unreasonable and irrational? I said to him, “I will do the exercises in my neighborhood tomorrow, whether you approve or not.”
As soon as I finished saying the sentence, I realized my heart was moved and I had a competitive mentality. I went back home and focused on studying the Fa, looking within, and sending forth righteous thoughts. I felt my compassion had emerged again. The next day I brought some truth-clarification DVDs to him.
It was really like what Master said: “Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Vol. II). Indeed, the subdivision manager's attitude changed dramatically. I further clarified the facts to him and helped him quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. A few days later, I sent him the anti-censorship software, and he happily took it.
He did not come to my home again before the National People's Congress in November. Nevertheless, another three officers from the neighborhood committee came to harass me.
I did not agree to meet with them at the beginning, but they kept calling me and threatened that if I did not give up practicing Falun Gong, my son's job would be in jeopardy. I knew that in order to break through the interference, it was important to send righteous thoughts well and clarify the truth to the officials. Moreover, elimination of the interference itself was not the ultimate purpose—whatever we do, we need to let sentient beings understand the truth about Falun Gong and save them.
I sent righteous thoughts for a few days. Then one afternoon, after studying the Fa, I went to the neighborhood committee's office. I felt very calm and knew Master was with me and I was surrounded by compassionate energy. I first apologized to them that I did not follow the principle of forbearance when speaking to them on the phone. Before I started to clarify the facts to them, one person went out and brought in her supervisor.
The supervisor said to me, “I saw you going upstairs just now. I almost couldn't recognize you; you look much younger than the last time I saw you.”
“That's because I practice Falun Gong,” I said. I took the opportunity and began to explain to them about Falun Gong. They had a few questions, and I was able to clear up their misunderstandings.
The supervisor said to me: “I have been in this position for nine years, but I have only been to your home twice. Every time when those in charge asked me to check on you, I just told them you were at home. Sometimes, they gave me a lot pressure, so I had to go to your home to go through the formality. Please don't feel upset about it.”
Overcoming Difficulties to Reach All People
I often spent an entire day outside to send text messages to sentient beings, telling them the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Two local practitioners were arrested a few weeks ago. Local practitioners formed different teams to rescue them: Some practitioners sent righteous thoughts near the police station, and some sent local residents the information about the illegal arrests to expose the persecution.
I suddenly had a sore throat and high fever one night. I felt very weak. I knew the old forces were trying to interfere with me. I would not acknowledge the interference, so when other practitioners asked me to join them in sending the messages out, I agreed.
After I went out on this hot summer day with a fever, I did not feel uncomfortable at all. Instead, I was very calm and focused, and I recovered before I even realized it. For several days thereafter, we went out to send the messages, and I felt the happiness of fulfilling my responsibility as a Falun Gong practitioner.
Removing Propaganda Posters on the Community Boards
Several residential committees posted information that slander Falun Gong on their community boards. After discussing the situation with local practitioners, we decided to remove them—we could not let the posters further poison sentient beings.
I went to a residential area one night. Their was a traffic jam, so there was not a good opportunity for me to remove the propaganda posters. I thought it may be interference in another dimension. But all I knew was that I must remove the posters.
The next night, I went out with another practitioner. We tore down the poster in one place. I thought to myself, “We are doing the most righteous thing in the world. The divine beings in the entire universe are watching us; what's to fear!”
What happened next really showed us that everything is done by Master. There was a camera above the propaganda poster at a bus station. While we were walking to the bus station, I thought, “It would be great if it rains.” Then it began to rain. With the umbrella, the camera could not take a picture of us. After we removed the poster, the rain stopped.
This experience helped me get rid of many attachments, including fear.
From these instances, I welcome practitioners to point out anything improper.