China Fahui | Facing Danger, One Righteous Thought Can Subdue Evil
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Gong in September 1996 and have made it until today under Master Li’s (Dafa's founder) merciful protection.
Since July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), out of selfish interests, has been using his political power to persecute Falun Gong and millions of Falun Gong practitioners.
Master said, “Never in history has someone who persecuted those with upright faiths ever succeeded.” (“Coercion Cannot Change People’s Hearts,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
For 21 years, with belief in Master and Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) and by following Master’s teachings, I have been resisting the persecution and awakening the conscience of sentient beings with righteous thoughts and righteous actions.
Escaping Danger with Righteous Thoughts
During the early October vacation in 2003, two female practitioners and I decided to distribute Dafa truth-clarification materials out of town. We prepared two bags of materials, which included a total of about 800 brochures, CDs, and self-adhesive posters.
The three of us took a bus and arrived at a farm in the Lake District – 180 km (112 miles) away from the city. We had a simple assignment: I was in charge of carrying the bags, they were in charge of distributing the materials. We started upon nightfall at 8 p.m.
The first two hours went very smoothly. However, practitioner Chen (pseudonym) developed zealotry and slacked off on sending righteous thoughts. She stopped paying attention to safety and put up a poster at a crowded spot, and was exposed.
Practitioner Bao (pseudonym) and I sensed something was wrong and felt evil from other dimensions approaching. We began noticing suspicious activities around us.
I immediately asked Master to strengthen us and sent powerful righteous thoughts: “Eliminate all evil beings and elements in other dimensions that manipulate the CCP members to persecute Dafa disciples and interfere with awakening the consciences of sentient beings. At the same time, we realized that we must leave this place as soon as possible.
At that moment, a Tricycle Taxi passed us. We immediately jumped on it and left. We realized it was Master’s merciful protection that got us out of danger.
We arrived in another town about 40 minutes later. We distributed only a couple 100 copies before we were discovered again. We figured the local security forces must have communicated with one another about us, otherwise we could not have been discovered so quickly.
The patrol motorcycles came to the spots where we distributed materials every few minutes and circled it. Luckily, the roads were lined with trees and dense shrubs on both sides. After distributing additional materials for some time, we sent righteous thoughts under the trees and adjusted our mindset. We recited “Benevolent Might” from Hong Yin to remove fear.
As we were putting up self-adhesive posters on telephone poles, three motorcycles suddenly headed towards us at 11:30 p.m. I told the practitioners, “You two split and hide in the shades. I will cover you.”
There was no moon that night and the visibility was poor. I hid the remaining bag of materials behind a pile of red bricks by the roadside and strolled along the road. When I reached a T-section, the three motorcycles caught up and circled me.
I was not scared and continued sending righteous thoughts. After about five minutes, the motorcycles left. I knew it was once again Master’s merciful protection that got us out of danger.
We finished distributing all of the truth-clarification materials by 4 a.m. Tired and hungry, we called a taxi to drive us to the town center. We ate breakfast and rested for just 10 minutes before we heard someone shouting, “Cross the river in a speedy boat, twenty yuan (US$3) per person.”
We realized that it was Master’s hint that we must leave this place before dawn, because it would be too dangerous if we took the ferry after daybreak.
As soon as we got off the speedy boat and landed on the other side of the river, we saw a white police car parked across the river, which apparently had just arrived. Presumably they didn’t expect us to leave so early and thought they would be able to intercept us.
Master's Protection: Returning Home Safely
Now that I think about it, we were not mature enough and had attachments we were not aware of, which had led to a lot of thrills during the process of material distribution.
When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin, Vol. II, Translation Version A)
I came to understand that when we face a perilous situation and seeing that we could truly conduct ourselves as Dafa practitioners with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, Master dissolved the danger for us.
Only Actions Can Bring About Changes
A set of bulletin boards slandering Dafa suddenly appeared along the riverside in our city in mid-October 2005. The bulletin boards consisted of 10 large display boards. They were guarded around the clock.
A week had passed, and the boards were still there to poison sentient beings. Fellow practitioners were very sad but did not know what to do. I was very anxious and made up my mind that no matter how risky, I would remove the boards and stop them from slandering Master and Dafa.
I arranged a meeting at a practitioner’s home on the evening of October 18. There were two practitioners in their 70s and three young female practitioners at the meeting. We discussed a plan to remove the evil display boards and decided to put it into action at 10 p.m.
We sent righteous thoughts for 20 minutes with the following message, “We are doing the most righteous thing to safeguard the Law of the Cosmos. We are asking the celestial troops and generals, the guardian gods, the God of Wind, and the God of Rain to help us. Let the strong wind and heavy rainfall distract people, and let the guards not see us.”
We each brought a stationery knife in our pocket and took two taxis to the scene. It was at about 10:30 p.m. It was neither windy nor raining. Everyone looked at one another, and there was some hesitation.
A thought occurred to me: eliminating evil and validating Dafa is a sacred thing. Our mind should be pure, and there is no condition. At this time, practitioner Fang (pseudonym) set her foot up the steps and toward the display boards.
I thought, even she is not afraid at her advanced age, what am I afraid of? At that moment, I suddenly felt I had the courage that could fend off 10,000 men and a powerful energy pouring into me from head to toe. I ran up the steps like an arrow and cut open five exhibition boards in one breath.
All of a sudden heavy rain and a strong wind came from nowhere, whipping around and blowing away umbrellas from people’s hands. It took us five minutes or so, to get rid of the evil display boards. The guard did not move, as if he didn’t see us. We finished the job and returned home safely.
I got home and still pondered: why didn’t the wind blow or rain fall immediately after we sent righteous thoughts at the fellow practitioner’s home, but waited until we started to remove the evil display boards?
I came to realize that gods and Buddha look at the heart. Although we had the wish to remove the evil display boards, when we arrived at the scene, it was upon us whether we could let go of life and death. This was the key to bring about changes. If we, upon arriving there, are afraid, hesitant, or even gave up, then there would never be the heavy rainfall and strong wind.
Doing the Most Righteous Thing
My hometown is a medium-sized county seat located on the border of two provinces. Very few Dafa practitioners lived there, and I brought them most of their truth-clarification materials.
I had been doing this for more than a decade. To save money, I took the bus every time. There were routine security inspections at the terminal, and luggage had to go through security scanners. Each time I arrived early and sent righteous thoughts for 20 to 30 minutes before going through the scanners. I never took it lightly.
Under Master’s merciful protection, I was able to pass the inspection every time. But, one experience was unforgettable.
It was a Saturday in late spring in the early summer of 2013. I had two bags of truth-clarification materials to bring to my hometown. That day, I sent righteous thoughts, had my luggage pass the scanner, and bought my ticket. At 9:30 a.m., I was about to board the coach, and everything went smoothly.
However, as soon as I got on the coach, I saw the head of the county 610 Office who had persecuted me (the culprit responsible for sentencing me to forced labor twice) sitting in the very first row. He seemed to react to my presence. I hesitated for a second to decide whether or not to continue boarding the coach. If I didn’t, the ticket would be wasted and his suspicion would be aroused.
Instantly, my righteous thoughts came out: “I’m bringing truth-clarification materials to save sentient beings. It is the most righteous thing in the cosmos, and I shouldn’t be afraid of him.” So I got on the coach and sat in the seventh row. He stood up and stared back at me. I wasn’t afraid, and struck a thought, “I am a god. I can control evil and control you. You cannot even remember who I am.”
“The entire life of a practitioner has been rearranged. One’s palm reading, face reading, birth data, and all messages in one’s body are already different and have been changed.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
Upon this thought, I became more confident and my righteous thoughts became even stronger. He immediately sat down and stopped looking back at me. I kept sending righteous thoughts to make him fall asleep.
Two hours later, at about 10 kilometers from the county seat, there was a service area where passengers could get off for a few minutes to use the bathroom. That’s where I got off. I saw him sleeping in his seat, and he had no idea that I was getting off.
I walked two kilometers in the opposite direction, caught a short-haul bus to the destination, and delivered the truth-clarification materials to practitioners in the county seat successfully. After I returned to my city, I shared this incident with my fellow practitioners.
“What’s important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That’s because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
If each and every Dafa practitioner can meet the requirements of Dafa and all of us have strong righteous thoughts, then we will take fewer detours, and suffer fewer losses when resisting the persecution, and awakening the conscience of people.
During the over two decades of Fa-rectification cultivation practice, I know that every step of a disciple’s improvement is the result of Master’s tremendous effort and enormous sacrifices.
Thank you, Master and fellow practitioners!
(The 17th Minghui Mainland China Dafa Practitioner Experience Sharing Conference)