Improving My Character as a Temporary Coordinator
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for nine years and was assigned as a temporary coordinator for our local area.
“While working, your tone of voice, your kindheartedness, and your reasoning can change a person’s heart, whereas commands never could!” (“Clearheadedness” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
The coordinator in our area had to go out of town for a few months in 2017, so I was asked to be the coordinator until she came back. I helped deliver Dafa informational materials to practitioners in two different Fa study groups.
Another coordinator asked me to help rescue a fellow practitioner one day, by delivering messages to practitioners about their safety. Even though I perspired from running up and down the stairs delivering the messages, I didn't feel tired at all.
Other practitioners helped out, and we cooperated well. Some sent forth righteous thoughts in close proximity to where the practitioner was being held, some went to government departments or called the local 610 Office and domestic security divisions to clarify the facts, while others put up Dafa posters and banners. Elderly practitioners mostly stayed at home to send forth righteous thoughts.
I then learned that several practitioners felt pressured and thought that I came to their homes too often. Some eventually asked me to just leave the materials outside their door. One practitioner was worried that my “visits” would interrupt her child's study time, while another asked me to take materials to her instead of her picking them up at my place. I thought to myself, “It's really not easy being a coordinator!”
My husband was angry and asked, “What's going on? So many people knock on the door every day! Why do they come here? Why are you so busy? I can’t sleep in peace. When you're not here, I have to keep answering the door. Please tell them to stop coming.”
I dreamed of a big water tank and realized that Master was hinting that I had to expand my capacity to forbear. I calmed down and explained the situation patiently to my husband and fellow practitioners. I tried hard not to be moved and my xinxing gradually improved.
Clarifying the Facts After an Accident
As I was cycling to work one day, I was hit by a motorcycle after I made a turn. My bicycle was broken and the left side of my body hit the pavement hard. The motorcyclist stopped and anxiously asked if I was alright. I sat up slowly and held my left leg. I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t move. I then remembered Master’s teaching:
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Zhuan Falun)
I told the motorcyclist that I was fine, but he still suggested that I go to the hospital. I told him that it wasn't necessary. I stood up and moved around slowly.
He still looked doubtful, so I told him not to worry since I practice Falun Dafa and would not cause him any trouble. He said, “It's rare to find good people like you nowadays.”
I thought that I should use the opportunity to talk to him about Falun Dafa. I told him about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) so that he could secure a bright future for himself. He was moved by my compassion and agreed to quit the Party. He insisted on giving me his phone number and was very reluctant to leave.
I still went to work afterwards even though I was in a great deal of pain. My left leg and foot were badly bruised and stained with blood.
While doing the Dafa exercises the day after the accident, I decided not to accept this arrangement by the old forces, and should be fine after I finished the exercises.
While doing the sitting meditation I heard a man’s voice ask me, “Are you firm?” I answered that I was, so the voice asked, “What are you firm about?” I answered, “I firmly believe in Master and I'm determined to cultivate in Dafa.”
At that point, I became clearheaded and sent forth righteous thoughts immediately, thinking, “No other life should test me. I am determined to believe in Master and cultivate in Dafa!”
I looked inward and found a deeply hidden attachment. I didn’t strictly obey the traffic rules, and the accident was actually my fault.
Going further, it was caused by my words and actions not aligning with the Fa for a long time. If a practitioner does not walk a righteous path, how can everyday people be saved? I should strengthen my cultivation, have a strong will and pay attention to detail.
I then thought about my left foot and realized it was no longer painful when I touched it. After I took off my sock, I was astonished to find that it was no longer bruised. I felt endless gratitude for Master’s help!
Police Threaten and Harass Practitioners
The police harassed and threatened four elderly practitioners in April 2017. Three of them gave in to the police harassment out of fear of being arrested, or threats that their kids would lose their jobs.
However, one elderly female practitioner who was harassed by the police was not afraid and treated them kindly. She greeted them and took care of them like they were her family. Master’s picture and Dafa books were right there, but the police did nothing and left. They then stopped harassing that practitioner.
In the group sharing, I told the other three practitioners, “You are all in your 70s or 80s. What are you afraid of? Master saved us from hell and has cleansed our bodies. Would we be able to sit here without Master? You’ve been cultivating for 20 years, but you still have fear!”
Seeing that some of them looked ashamed, I realized I was too emotional and forceful, so I changed my tone. These practitioners all wrote a solemn declaration and expressed their will to believe in Master, do the three things well, and save more people to make up for their mistake.
The main coordinator came back in June. In the group sharing at that time, I exposed my shortcomings. Another practitioner could not hold back her tears and shared about her attachments. We had a good discussion based on the Fa and everyone was able to improve together.