Saving Chinese People during the CCP Pandemic—My 20 Year Cultivation Journey
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. Master has protected me every step of the way during the past 20 years. I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for Master. Please correct me if there's anything inappropriate in my sharing.
Appreciating Master’s Boundless Compassion
My husband and I opened a small restaurant in South Korea eight years ago. We used the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to run our business. Our business has been stable, and this helped us successfully get Korean citizenship.
When I saw the notice regarding students’ applications to Fei Tian College, I submitted an application for my son. The truth is, my motive was selfish. I hadn't seen Master in person, so I hoped to see him. I knew this was an attachment because I could see Master’s Fashen with my celestial eye. I know Master is always with us, but I still wanted to see Master in person.
Soon afterwards when I started my car, Master's lecture played through the audio system, and Master said, “Your starting point is wrong!” I then realized that my starting point of asking my son to apply to Fei Tian College was wrong.
Even though I had this attachment, compassionate Master still arranged for me to see him in person. We received an audition notice. My son and I faced a few tests. First, we had to close the restaurant for several days, which meant a significant financial loss. Second, the price for the plane ticket was double the price, as it was the Mid-Autumn Festival time. Third, my husband did not want us to go.
My son and I eventually overcame the obstacles and made the trip. We were fortunate to see Master in person! While I was waiting outside, my celestial eye saw Master press the back of my son’s neck, and I saw a layer of black skin peel away from his body.
When he was young, my son liked to listen to the Fa and meditate. However, when he got older he slacked off in cultivation and indulged in video games. He suddenly developed severe allergy symptoms when he was nine years old. His symptoms were the same as the character in the game he was playing. His school teacher sent him to several hospitals, but the condition did not improve. When he returned home, I asked him to meditate with me, send forth righteous thoughts, and ask Master for help. Thirty minutes later, the symptoms lessened. The symptoms completely disappeared the next day.
Master took away the remaining bad things from my son. Thank you Master!
I could not hold back my tears. I saw my real self holding a pink lotus flower in another dimension. There was a character “Buddha” in the middle of the flower. I saw my tears flow down along the last long vertical stroke of the character of “Buddha.”
I kept saying in my heart, “Master, I want to see you! Master, I want to see you!” Suddenly, the door of the waiting room opened, we heard Master’s voice, and there was Master! I saw that Master was surrounded by a peaceful, bright white light.
I had experienced chest tightness, shortness of breath, and chest pain since I was a child. The hospital could not find the cause. Even though I practiced for years, the symptom was still there. When Master talked to the people around me, I suddenly saw him make a fist while turning his right hand downward. At that time, I did not give it a second thought. When I meditated later I saw that Master had installed an air vent in the middle of my chest. My shortness of breath and the other symptoms disappeared.
Saving People during the Pandemic
I could not calm down after returning to Korea. I was deeply grateful to Master, but I felt ashamed and guilty for not doing the three things well. I knew I had been slacking off. I wanted to catch up, fulfill my vows, and return to my real home with Master.
Master saw my wish to save more people and hinted that I contact practitioner Alice. We traveled five to six hours every day to Seoul to clarify the truth to Chinese tourists. I finally took the first step and began clarifying the truth face to face.
On New Year’s Eve in 2020, Japanese practitioners told us urgent help was needed to clarify the truth at several scenic spots there, as there was a sudden influx of Chinese tourists. I wanted to go to Japan, but I did not speak Japanese. I also got lost easily so I was afraid to go to Japan by myself. I also wanted to spend my vacation with my parents and my sister in the U.S.
While I was hesitating, I saw an excellent deal on a flight from South Korea to the U.S. I knew this was another test for me. The next morning when I got into the car to drive home from the practice site, I remembered what Master said,
“If you are able to step out of the reasoning and attachments of ordinary people, then you are a god.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York”)
I suddenly realized what I should do. I told my parents that I could not spend the New Year with them because I needed to go to Japan to clarify the truth and save people!
With the help of fellow practitioners in Japan, I quickly joined them. Many people smiled at us when they accepted the brochures, and learned about Falun Dafa. I knew I had made the right decision to go to Japan, especially when I saw that many Chinese people were longing for the truth.
I spent eight or nine hours per day talking to people at scenic sites. I never felt cold or hungry. I was so happy when I saw people reading the pamphlets. I also appreciated Master for arranging this opportunity for me to fulfill my vows and save people.
While I was in Japan, the CCP virus (coronavirus) became a global pandemic. My husband was in China. With the help of fellow practitioners, he returned to South Korea before the flights were suspended. The next day he phoned me and said he had virus symptoms. He asked me to return home immediately. Through my celestial eye I saw that my husband was surrounded by a dense circle of round black things. I did not know this was the shape of the CCP virus at that time. I sent forth righteous thoughts and eliminated those black things.
My husband still went to the hospital to get checked. The hospital was very nervous about examining him. Afterwards they said he just had a cold.
The pandemic kept intensifying, and my husband asked me to immediately return home. I firmly believed that I needed to complete my mission before I went home since Master arranged for me to be there.
To strengthen my righteous thoughts, fellow practitioner Alice did the exercises with me online at 4:00 a.m. and studied the Fa with me at night. During the day, I continued going to the scenic places to hold the display boards and distribute brochures.
One night while meditating, my celestial eye saw crowds of people holding the CCP’s red flag and running. They were surrounded by a red fog as they ran past me and blindly fell off a steep cliff. Surrounded by the red fog, they did not see the cliff in front of them. Rows of people kept running and falling off the cliff. The people behind them blindly followed and jumped off the cliff! All their faces had glazed expressions—they had no thoughts. They just rushed forward and fell, one by one, and died. I wept when I saw this scene. I realized how urgent it was to save people. Time is running out. We cannot waste one second.
“That’s because you are not saving the sentient beings that you are supposed to save!! You are not fulfilling the contract you signed in prehistory!! Isn’t it such an issue?! When I taught the Fa in the past, I never used such a tone to talk to you. Master is anxious, as the end is fast approaching. But some people are not worried. What is to be done?!” (Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference, Team Blue Translation)
As the CCP virus continued to spread, the number of tourists decreased significantly. My husband also kept phoning me every day, asking me to come home. I began to think about going home early. Another amazing thing then happened.
One day, the fellow practitioners who were clarifying the truth with me could not go; I was all by myself, and there were few people on the street. I felt lonely and started to miss home. I had no righteous thought at the time, and I felt weak and tired. I felt I could not even hold the display board. I even felt like I was going to faint.
I suddenly realized this state was wrong! I immediately asked Master for help. I said, “Master, please help me!” As soon as I had this thought, I felt a strong presence pull my body up straight. A warm stream poured through my body. I recovered immediately, and my righteous thoughts came back. I felt energetic again.
After March 2020, our restaurants had to close due to the spread of the pandemic, and we suffered a big financial loss. I let go of my attachment to interest and realized that this was a good time to spend more time saving people.
I started to make phone calls to China and clarified the truth over the phone every day. I also installed a desktop app to make the calls automatically. The app operated four hours a day during the first month. It now runs for ten hours a day. As more and more people answered the calls, more people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. This app costs me some money, so I changed my way of spending to have more money for this project.
I have also participated in the project to send emails automatically. Sometimes the app can send out more than one thousand emails.
At the last moment of Fa-rectification, more and more sentient beings are eager to learn the truth and are eager to be saved. I hope we can all let go of attachments, study the Fa more, save more people, and fulfill our prehistoric vows.
Changing the Family Environment
Although I've been practicing for many years, I have not done well in my family. My husband also practiced, but he gave up after the persecution began, due to fear. He was against my practicing at first but did not interfere with me too much. We always had conflicts, however. I knew I needed to look inward, but I did not understand what I was doing wrong.
For a while our marriage was in trouble. I told my husband I would not divorce him, but I would sign his divorce request if he wanted to divorce me. A fellow practitioner noticed the problem and reminded me to look inward. She started to do the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts, and study the Fa with me in the morning. We studied the Fa together at night and we talked after Fa study.
“In fact, this matter is very simple. As you all know, if a house hasn’t been cleaned for a long time, it will be dirty and will need cleaning. But no matter how you clean it, as you clean it, there will be dust, and the dust rising up will choke people. At least when you do the cleaning you will be tired and find it bothersome. If the house is damaged, you will need to repair it and it’s very tiresome; perhaps in the repair process you will hurt yourself. You’ll tear something here, break something there, hit something here, or smash something there—and it’s very tiresome. If all of this were new, you wouldn’t need to do anything like this. Doing things is in itself your tribulation and your trouble. If you don’t do it, you’ll have no trouble, and if you do it you’ll have trouble. This is how things are. (“Teaching the Fa in Washington D.C. In 2018”, Team Blue Translation)
Master also said,
“You should all be thinking this way, with your first thought being to scrutinize yourself to try to find the problem. Whoever is not like this is not in fact a true cultivator of Dafa. It is a magical tool in our cultivation. This is a distinguishing feature of our Dafa disciples’ cultivation. Whatever it is that you encounter, the first thought should be to scrutinize yourself, and it’s called ‘looking within.’” (“What is a Dafa Disciple,” Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 New York Fa Conference)
Through intensive Fa study, I found my strong attachment to self and comfort. I also realized I was looking down on him and did not place him first. Since I had not done well, he could not see the compassion of a practitioner. I was responsible for his wanting to divorce.
I decided to change. I prepared breakfast for our children and my husband every morning. I always responded with a smile no matter what attitude they gave me. I prepared meals for my husband when he returned home every day. I realized that although these are the most fundamental duties of a wife, I had not done well in the past.
I started to behave according to the standards for cultivators and consider my husband first, no matter what. This wasn't easy, but I kept reminding myself that I was a Dafa disciple and I should do well so people can see how wonderful Falun Dafa is.
After I changed, my husband also changed. He became kind, and smiled. We no longer fought with each other. It was like what Master said, “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and harmonizes everything” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
I’d like to conclude by sharing Master’s Fa with you.
“But you are not even cultivating diligently, not cultivating seriously, or not really cultivating, and in the Dafa projects for saving people your human notions bring up your attachments, and you always feel resentful. What is your feeling of unfairness about?! Don’t you know what you are here to do?! Don’t you know how great your responsibility is?! Don’t you know there are countless beings waiting for you to save them? That is your responsibility! That is your promise! When you all do things together to save sentient beings, it is an opportunity and it is to create the conditions to save beings, yet you do not utilize it well. Don’t you know how serious a crime you will commit if you do not do the things Dafa disciples must do well?!” (Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference, Team Blue Translation)
In this final period, when Fa-rectification is about to end, let us cultivate diligently together, save more sentient beings, fulfill our prehistoric vows, and return home with Master!
(Presented at the 2020 Korea Online Fa Conference)