(Minghui.org) Master said,

“You can't let up with your individual cultivation. No matter what you are doing, be it clarifying the facts or doing projects that validate Dafa, you must first put cultivating yourself well as top priority; only then can the things that you do be more sacred, for then you are a Dafa disciple, and are doing things as a Dafa disciple to validate the Fa.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VIII)

I believe that if practitioners do the three things well, they will be able to accomplish their other tasks quickly and well. Otherwise, things won't be a smooth sailing.

On the other hand, it’s not only about whether we do the five sets of exercises on time, how many lectures we read each day, or how much we do in truth-clarification projects; the key is whether we measure ourselves against the Fa and improve our xinxing in the process. My understanding is that we can only improve ourselves when we meet the requirements of higher levels.

As Master said,

“Cultivating gong has a pathmind is the way”(“Falun Dafa,” Hong Yin, translation version A)

I took a lot of time off from work this year due to the coronavirus lockdown. During that time, I minimized my daily activities and spent as much time as possible to study the Fa. For two months, in addition to reading one lecture of Zhuan Falun each day, I also finished reading all the Dafa books in chronological order. I truly experienced how wonderful it feels when I immerse myself into the Fa. Whenever I encounter any difficulties, I can quickly identify my attachments and rectify myself, and then the difficult situations would take a turn for the better. It always happens this way.

Making Phone Calls to the Chinese People

During the pandemic, I also made more phone calls to the Chinese people to clarify the facts to them. Many more people answered my calls and listened to me explain what Falun Dafa is and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in the past two decades.

While making phone calls to people in Shandong Province, a police officer didn’t answer my call and I kept getting the message that his line was busy. I felt regretful for him because I didn’t know whether he would have another chance to listen to the truth. With a sincere heart, I sent him a text message and urged him to treasure himself and not participate in the persecution.

I finished going through my list of numbers and began the second round. When I called this officer again, he answered the phone politely, “Hello, how are you?” Then I started to talk about Falun Dafa, and he listened for 10 minutes and 6 seconds. I knew Master was strengthening and encouraging me. I was glad that this officer didn't miss his chance to learn what Falun Dafa is.

I also called a prosecutor five times but had no luck. Then I sent him a text message and also sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil behind him. Fifteen minutes later, I called him again and he answered, and his voice was soft. I played truth-clarification audio recordings to him, and he listened for 29 minutes and 54 seconds.

Every time I made phone calls, I wrote down all the valid phone numbers that no one answered and followed up with text messages.

Finally, I'd like to share with fellow practitioners a paragraph in “Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference” from Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV:

“Every Dafa disciple will shoulder immense responsibilities in the future. There are so many beings that need you to save them--there are so many lives that need you to save them. During this period of time, you yourselves need to harmonize and consummate everything that's needed for your own Fruition and countless beings. Your mighty virtue and everything of gods are within it. That's why I often say that in validating the Fa, you should do well the three things Dafa disciples need to do, and everything is encompassed in them. So I say that the most important goal for you in clarifying the truth is to save even more beings in the process. This is what's foremost, and this is the real purpose of clarifying the truth.”