Reaching People with a Pure Heart Amid Lockdowns
(Minghui.org) Master told us,
“Anyway, I just want to tell you that, as Dafa disciples, you should know how enormous your responsibility is, and this is not a child’s game. This undertaking has already come to the last stage, and I am extremely worried, yet you still do not treat it seriously. In the end, however, it will be too late even if you cry. Everything in the human world was arranged purposefully so as to arouse people’s attachments; there are so many things that prevent you from being saved. You do not consider yourself a cultivator and follow along with those things?! You are the hope for all sentient beings, and you are the hope for lives in your area!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference,” Team Blue Translation)
I have never felt affected by the lockdown of cities, villages and residential communities amid the coronavirus, as I am fully aware that as Dafa disciples we must see through the false appearances and remain unswayed by them. We must walk our path arranged by Master and do well the three things we should do under all circumstances.
With this understanding, I feel tall and strong, with only Master and sentient beings on my mind. Nothing can stop me from fulfilling my duty.
One evening, just as I conjoined my hands to send forth righteous thoughts, I felt my body floating upwards. I knew that Master was encouraging me for holding a righteous understanding of what I should do.
Starting from Chinese New Year's Day, I began to call or visit my relatives and friends and tell them how to protect themselves in the epidemic. Each day, I also went out whenever possible to tell people about Dafa and distribute leaflets. People were very receptive, and some thanked me for telling them the way to avoid danger.
My Former Neighbor
The first family I visited was my former neighbor. I had talked to her a number of times before, but she always refused to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Her only son, in his 30s, had passed away from a brain hemorrhage last May, and the tragedy dealt her a heavy blow.
I went to talk to her again with a pure heart and encouraged her to move on. This time, she agreed to quit the CCP. I also asked her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” from the bottom of her heart. I said she might receive blessings for it.
“Thank you. You have always been so kind to us over the years,” she responded gratefully.
Retired Government Officials
I went to a residential compound for retired government officials in late February. It was around 4:00 p.m. Surprisingly, there was no guard at the entrance.
I noticed an open apartment door with four people playing mahjong in the living room. The hostess saw me and took me to another room when I said I had something to give her. She looked really happy when I gave her a booklet entitled “Blessings from Heaven” and a Falun Dafa amulet.
I suggested that she try to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” which can help her to avoid harm and danger. I also told her that some people had recovered from coronavirus infections after reciting the phrases. She happily put the amulet in her pocket and thanked me.
After talking to her, I thought to myself, “What about those playing mahjong? Should I give them the booklets as well?”
“Of course I should. Saving lives is the most important,” I heard the answer from my heart.
I walked to them and said to them politely, “I am sorry to bother you, but I need to tell you something important.”
I told them about Dafa and gave each of them a copy of the booklet “Blessings from Heaven.” I also suggested that they recite the two auspicious phrases.
They all stood up and accepted it happily. They kept saying, “Thank you, thank you very much.” The hostess saw me off at the door.
A Former Hospital Worker
As I was walking, I met a well-dressed lady.
“Hello, coming out for some fresh air?” I greeted her warmly.
“Yes, indeed. I don’t even feel like eating after being confined inside all the time. My children didn’t want me to be out and about, but I have to get some fresh air,” she said.
“They are only worried that you might get infected with the virus,” I said.
“That’s true,” said the lady. She also told me she used to work in a hospital and had to do some grocery shopping.
“There are so few people on the street these days. We must have a predestined relationship to see each other. Let me tell you something to stay safe from the virus infection,” I said to her with a smile.
She looked at me with a surprise. I took out an envelope from my bag with the words “Hope You Are Safe and Sound” on the front and “The Secret to Avoiding the Coronavirus” on the back.
She took it and asked me with a smile, “You wrote the letter yourself?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“For years, we’ve been telling people ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ and encouraging people to quit the CCP organizations in the hope that people can stay safe in disasters like the current coronavirus. I truly hope you and your family members stay safe and sound.”
“Thank you, thank you for your kindness,” she kept saying. She asked if I had more letters because she wanted to give them to her relatives.
“You are doing something of great virtue,” I said and gave her the remaining four letters I had.
She told me that she had long quit the CCP. I felt very happy for her.
Villagers in My Hometown
I heard that my hometown was under a strict lockdown with no outsiders allowed to enter or residents allowed to get out.
“What if I can’t get out? Who will look after my husband?” I thought.
My husband had health problems in the past and had depended on me for care over the past eighteen years. I was also worried about the cold weather and transportation. Then I immediately realized that I was thinking too much.
Master told us,
“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)
I reminded myself of the vows I had made to assist Master in saving sentient beings and made up my mind to go back to my hometown. I prepared everything my husband needed for the day and headed off to my hometown with informational materials. I asked Master to strengthen me and kept thinking, “Sentient beings, I’ve come to save you. Please awaken quickly!”
I was stopped at a checkpoint at the entrance of the village. A man came out and said, “We have orders. No one from outside is allowed to go into the village.”
“This is my hometown,” I said, “I am very worried about my people with the coronavirus spreading fast. I just want to make sure my loved ones are okay.”
He didn’t say anything else and allowed me in.
While in the village, I distributed the materials to everyone I met. I also went to people's homes to give them materials. I saw three people inside a small store, so I went in and gave each of them a set of materials.
Just as I was going to chase after a woman with a child, who had left the store earlier, she returned, saying she needed to exchange something. I gave her a set of materials and told her I used to live in the village and came back to tell people to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and quit the CCP organizations. She thanked me and told me she had already quit the CCP.
As it turned out, she knew my husband and had met me 41 years ago. “We were very young then, but we’re both old ladies now!” she said jokingly. I was very grateful for Master’s arrangement and told her more about Falun Dafa and the persecution before we said goodbye to each other.
“These things are arranged by the master and performed by the master. Therefore, it is said that cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transforming gong is done by one’s master. You can only have such a wish and think about it like that, but it is the master who actually does these things.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
I had only one set of materials left when I saw a motorbike parked by the roadside. I talked to the owner and gave him the last set of materials I had with me.
It was almost dark when I started to head back home. As I was approaching the checkpoint, the man I saw earlier untied the rope that served as a roadblock to let me through. I did not even need to get off my bike. I thanked Master for all the arrangements he made for me.
Now I still go out to talk to people every day, even after my residential community was sealed off. No one ever asked me for a pass or asked why I went out.
I know Master is taking care of me and right beside all of us. The lockdowns can’t block us if we have a pure heart to save sentient beings.
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