(Minghui.org) Greetings esteemed Master and fellow practitioners!

My husband saw a program in 2000 on television that told people that Falun Dafa is good, and asked that I try it. I was interested, but didn't know how to get started. Then, I found a Dafa brochure in my mailbox. After reading it, I got excited because I learned that it was not an ordinary qiqong, but cultivation practice. I had been unsuccessfully searching for many years for a something to guide me in spiritual cultivation.

Ending My Search

After taking the 9-Day Falun Dafa classes, I started to experience karma-elimination, and I could not get out of bed for a few days.

Then, my sister, who was also learning Falun Dafa asked what I thought of the 9-Day classes. I could clearly recall, although I was physically exhausted from eliminating karma, what Master said, “It’s not the path of cultivation that is hard. The karma lifetime after lifetime blocks the way.” (“Cause and Effect” from Hong Yin)

When recalling Master's {Fa}} teaching, tears covered my face. I realized that I had finally found what I’d been searching for my whole life!

After eliminating karma for a few days, my body felt light. Then, I studied the Fa day after day, and went with other practitioners to many events, such as sports meets, to raise awareness and do the exercises. My infant baby and I also collected petition signatures from passers-by every day.

When I thought about slacking off, Master's Fa would appear in my mind, “…without letting anything in human society interfere with the steps you take on your path of cultivation.” (“Path” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)

I started sending forth righteous thoughts the following year. Gradually, I also learned to clarify the truth to Chinese people over the internet.

The time for cultivation is fleeting – 17 years have gone by. Yet, I dare not slack off to clarify the truth.

When clarifying the truth, I am happy for people who support Dafa, while I am sad for people whose minds had been poisoned by the falsehoods broadcast by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The Truth Opens the Heart of a Persecutor

I called a lady with the name “Feng.” I tried to dissuade her to quit being involved in “transforming” Falun Dafa practitioners. She would not let me complete my sentence, but said, “I know exactly what you will say. Memorize your Master's Fa 50 times before talking to me.”

“Sister Feng,” I said, “although I’m not an eloquent person, I’m sincere. I know you have to earn a living, but you have read Master’s Fa. You know in your heart that what Master teaches is truly good for people. It’s the most righteous. Can you face your conscience with what you have done in the future? Regardless of other people, you still have to face yourself.”

In a choked voice, I continued, “Master gave me a second life. I wouldn’t have survived without Falun Dafa. I used to be depressed. Do you understand how cruel it would be if you threw me back into depression by repeatedly telling me to give up my faith?”

I continued, “Everyone is like a star shining in the sky, with our own places full of hope. These practitioners have found what they sought for so many lifetimes. Why must you make your living by forcing them to give up their faith? If we were blood-related, Sister Feng, I would cry for your safety all day long.”

She cried and said, “Thank you! Will you call me again?” I asked, “Sister, do you want to get my phone call again?” She replied, “Yes, you can call me again.”

After that phone call, I thought, “I must cherish the opportunity for cultivation. Only when I cultivate myself well can I help those innocent and compassionate people that were cheated by the CCP.”

Mighty Power of Truth Clarification Platform

I came to recognize the mighty power of the truth clarification platform several years ago. I decided to clarify the truth through this medium. I did not recount stories about people who are good, but about the CCP’s persecution and the preciousness of Dafa.

When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I saw many circles of sentient beings wearing hoods and masks. When I told other practitioners about this vision, they suggested the same as I thought: “They were blinded sentient beings wanting to know the truth.” I could never forget this scene.

Nothing that the evil in other dimensions tried could break the spirit of practitioners, and could not block the many lives that wanted to know the truth. I deeply felt that all this was in the hands of Master!

Connecting Again After Nine YearsA practitioner gave me a chat account of someone who tried to find me. When I got in contact with him, he told me all that had happened after I helped him quit the Party in 2008. He was 18 years old at the time and upset with what was happening in society.

“I was detained twice,” he said, “for posting some truth clarification photos online, as well as threatened for posting a famous democrat’s video. I’ve been looking for you for the past few years!”

He continued, “I thought of you who had helped me quit the CCP,” and then he e-mailed a crying face emoji. He thanked me for telling him the truth!

I reminded him to mind his safety and said, “The CCP will definitely destroy itself for all the harm it had done. Don’t be influenced by the evil CCP. Instead of hating this poisoned society, we should remain broad-minded and have a pure heart. You are smart enough to discern between good and evil. Hope you have the chance to form a relationship with Dafa.”

Then, I sent him the electronic book of Zhuan Falun and he promised to study the Fa.

I also reminded myself of the importance of studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. Only when I cultivate myself well can I clarify the truth well. Practitioners should cherish the ability to clarify the truth.

Clearing Up Misunderstanding

Master said,

“As for whether the result is good, don't look at the other party, it comes from your minds. If you want it to be good then it will be good. And if you don't intend to make it good, or if your mind is unsteady, then it won't be easy to rectify things. In other words, you need to have strong righteous thoughts. If you're thinking, "I'm truly saving you. I'm truly telling you the facts," then the result will be good.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival)

A Chinese person sent messages to my two chat accounts in order of priority. One of them held only negative words. Although I tried to understand what he said and replied, he did not seem to trust me or provide any positive feedback.

He knew of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party)), Shen Yun performances and NTD television station. Unlike other people who held negative thoughts toward Dafa, he had read many Dafa informational materials. I could tell from his messages that he knew the truth. The reason why he was angry was that when hearing the truth, he was not happy about practitioners’ statements about the CCP's imminent collapse. However, I could not respond to him as he had blocked me.

I was very sad at that moment, as I wanted another chance to tell him the truth. However, he sent messages to my second account, because he was not aware that it was my account. He said, “I heard the CCP is bad. Tell me more.” I was immediately energized and yet cautious about the second chance given by Master, hoping to get it right. This time I used my voice to make him feel my sincerity.

Unfortunately he had a problem with my accent and said, “Don’t come back before you improve your accent. As a Chinese, how could you not pronounce the words properly? Despite my great effort, I could only understand 40 percent of what you said. Get me another person!”

He talked in the standard Heilongjiang dialect, so I could fully understand his true feelings. I apologized and said, “I really don’t want to speak this way, but that’s the way I was brought up.” Then, I sent him a crying face emoji, saying, “Is it okay for me to type?”

Much to my surprise, he asked me to talk to him again and said, “I didn't mean to laugh at you. We are all Chinese people, of course some speak dialects. I’m sorry for my words.”

At that moment I realized the deeper meaning of Master’s Fa. The results do depend on our heart. He finally understood that the purpose of our truth clarification was not for political reason, but to truly help him understand the viciousness of the persecution. With his heart unlocked, he quit the Party with his real name.

Following the Fa and Passing the Test with Righteous Thoughts

The tests encountered in cultivation is torturous sometimes. We may pass, linger on, or fail. When I felt painful or frustrated, I repeat what Master said,

“Those ordeals and the suffering, no matter how great or harsh you find them to be, are good things, because they take place solely on account of your cultivation. A person can eliminate karma and shed human attachments when he goes through ordeals, and through ordeals he can improve.” (Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference)

I reminded myself that the cultivation principles are the reverse of those in society. What we encounter in cultivation is related to our improvement. If I had not studied the Fa well, I would only hold human thoughts.

I came to realize that I should not be worried about the interference arranged by the old forces. Instead of taking shortcuts when feeling rejected or afraid, I should look within, hold righteous thoughts and treat those trials and tests as “footsteps” that improve my {{xinxing.

Master said,

“Cultivators look at things in just the opposite way. They see tribulations and suffering as good opportunities for improvement. [To cultivators] these are all good things, and the more there are and the faster they come, the faster the improvement.” (Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)

I’ve never been bothered by tests I encountered in cultivation. However hard the test might be, I was sure that it was arranged by Master. I can make it through by holding righteous faith in Dafa in my heart.

Master said,

“But the righteous faith of a Dafa disciple is a Godly state. It results from a rational understanding of the truth, it's the Godly state of the side that's been successfully cultivated…” (Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference)

Remembering the above passage of the Fa, I could let go of my fear and show my gratitude through diligent cultivation when passing tests.

(Presented at the 2017 Taiwan Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference)