(Minghui.org) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!

Looking back at my 32 years of life, the only time I have been truly cultivating Falun Dafa is the past year and a half. It was Master who awakened me and repeatedly enlightened me to strive forward in my cultivation and hurry up to save people.

A Life Who Came for Dafa

When I started to practice Falun Dafa with my mother in 1996, I was 7 years old. I always tagged along when she went to group Fa study every night. I didn’t know many Chinese characters back then, but I listened when practitioners were reading.

My mother said that I was a child who came for the Fa. After she became pregnant with me, she contemplated abortion, but for whatever reason, she didn’t succeed and I survived.

Master opened my celestial eye and I saw Buddhas in other dimensions, compassionate and majestic. I also saw many spectacular scenes. I felt that cultivation was really wonderful.

I Almost Died in a Car Accident

As I grew up, gradually I was drawn to the various temptations in human society. Little by little, I drifted away from Dafa. All I thought about was earning more money and getting rich. I played games and mahjong with my friends and indulged myself in a lifestyle of pleasure. I stopped studying the Fa and became no different than an everyday person. My mother always said to me, “If you miss out on this wonderful Dafa in your lifetime, you will never have the chance again.”

I got my driver’s license in 2007 and went to Beijing with three relatives one month later to purchase a used car there. Without getting auto insurance, I drove the car, which didn’t have airbags, back home. I had a major car accident at an accident-prone section of Shanhai Pass, a famous tourist site in the nearby Hebei Province.

As a brand new driver, somehow my car swerved and hit the concrete barricades in the middle of the highway. One segment of the carrier was pushed to the oncoming traffic, striking two cars. One of the cars, an Audi, and my car were totaled. It was a horrific accident. Unbelievably, no one was injured.

When I was doing paperwork for the accident, I heard that three drivers had car accidents in the same place the night before and one of them died. All three drivers were born in the year of the dragon. I was scared because I was also born in the year of the dragon. Was death chasing me? Suddenly I remembered that the child, one of the three relatives, was chanting on our way back, “Two dead and one injured, two dead and one injured.” It seems that the accident was indeed meant to claim my life.

Soon I had a dream: When a devil was coming to take my life, a Buddha waved his hand and protected me. After I woke up, I knew that it was Master Li (Falun Dafa’s founder) who saved me from the accident; otherwise I would have died. I was ashamed for not diligently practicing Dafa, yet Master didn’t give up on me.

I was able to cultivate diligently for a period of time after the accident. However, the temptations of the human world were too great to resist and I went back to my old ways again.

Waking Up After a Stern Warning

On January 28, 2020, (the fourth day of the Lunar Chinese New Year), I felt tightness in my chest. I couldn’t breathe and sweated a lot. The symptoms were very similar to those of coronavirus infections. I thought I had contracted the virus but I was afraid to go to the hospital. I couldn’t eat. I thought I would die so I told my mother the password of my bank account.

However, besides fear, I was more regretful for having stopped practicing Falun Dafa for so many years. I wasted the life that Master extended for me after the car accident. I prayed to Master, “Master, please save me. Please give me one more chance.” At that time, I was too weak to read Dafa books, so my mother played the audiotape of Master’s lectures for me.

In a few days, the chest tightness was gone. I was grateful for Master’s compassion. I told myself, “I shouldn’t live my life like before, and I must practice well this time.”

Master said in “Stay Rational,”

“Any Dafa disciples who have not been diligent, or who are prone to acting in extreme ways, should immediately straighten themselves out, and sincerely study the Fa and work on themselves, for you are at great risk.” (“Stay Rational”)

Upon reading the above Fa teachings, I was deeply shocked because I was one of the people at great risk. If I didn’t do better to catch up with fellow practitioners, I would for sure lose the chance to practice Dafa, which I have waited for millions of years. I made up my mind: “From now on, I will be strict with myself, cultivate myself and do the three things well. I must go back to my heavenly home with Master.”

Since then I stopped my life of pleasure. Every day I got up at 2:40 a.m. to do the five sets of exercises before going to work. If for some reason I couldn’t finish the exercises, I would make it up later during the day. I knew that I didn’t study the Fa enough, so I read two lectures of Zhuan Falun a day. I also started to memorize the book. The more I studied the Fa, the more Fa-principles were shown to me.

I had a dream. A big Dafa boat was about to set sail but I was still standing on the shore. Out of desperation, I jumped toward the boat and grabbed the guardrail. However my whole body was dangling out of the boat and below me was the black seawater. I was in extreme danger.

After I cultivated diligently for a while, I had another dream. Master gave me a ticket and I boarded the boat. I knew Master was encouraging me to continue cultivating more diligently.

Stepping Up the Pace of Saving People, Fulfilling My Oath

My mother and two seniors often go out to tell people about Falun Dafa. One day I offered to drive my mother back home, but she told me, “I haven’t saved enough people today. You go back first. I want to talk to more people.”

I watched my mother’s back and I saw the huge gap between her and me. My mother wouldn’t go back because she hadn’t saved enough people, but I spent most of my free time idling at home. Why couldn’t I step forward to verify the Fa? I was ashamed and one sentence appeared in my mind, “Help Master rectify the Fa; Fa-rectification will be successful; Fulfill the oath and complete the mission.”

Master said, 

“Saving people is a Dafa disciple’s responsibility, and you absolutely cannot shirk it!” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)

I decided to go out to clarify the facts to people, to fulfill my oath.

Since then, barring special circumstances, I made sure to go out every day to clarify the truth, rain or shine. After I returned home from work, I changed clothes before going out (as I think practitioners must pay attention to their appearance when talking to people about Falun Dafa). Sometimes I went out in the morning and other times in the afternoon. One time in the morning I didn’t talk to enough people, so I went out again in the afternoon.

In the beginning, my fear was especially strong. I was under huge pressure and didn’t know how to initiate a conversation with people, “As a man in his 30s, how should I talk to strangers?” But the sense of a mission in my heart drove me to move forward.

Master said, 

“If you can let go of life and death, you’re a God; if you can’t let go of life and death, you’re a human—this is the difference.” (“Teaching the Fa in New York City,” Lectures in the United States)

During the last year and a half, I experienced what it meant to let go of life and death. I knew that only by maintaining divine thoughts could I save people – human thoughts could not. Every day before I left home for truth-clarification, I would talk to Master in front of Master’s photo. I prayed to Master to help purify my mind, strengthen my righteous thoughts and bring to me people with a predestined relationship with Dafa. When fear emerged, I would recite the Fa, 

“When you really cultivate on a true path nobody will dare to just go and give you trouble, and what’s more, you have my Law Bodies protecting you, so you won’t run into any danger.” (The Third Talk, Zhuan Falun)

“with the master and the Fa here what is there to fear?” (Lecture in Sydney)

When I talked to people about Falun Dafa, I treated everyone sincerely and explained the truth thoroughly. I intentionally went to crowded places like bus stations or farmers’ markets. 

In the beginning, I only talked to three or five people a day. As I continued to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts, I talked to more people. Gradually I learned how to clarify the truth well. With Master’s help, my words often touched people’s hearts.

Below are a few stories. 

Talk to People with Compassion

I often started the conversation with what concerned people in their everyday life. When they felt my good intention for them, it was easier for them to drop their guard.

Once I met a middle-aged man. I said, “Uncle, I see you bought a lot of delicious food. Our living conditions are better and we should eat well. However, the plague is still serious, and please take care of yourself. Now, most families have one child only. The family is not complete without both parents.” He was almost moved to tears and kept nodding.

“Let me tell you the auspicious words: ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ If you sincerely recite it, the plague will stay away from you. Please also share it with your family.”

When I told people the auspicious words, I looked into their eyes and I said it with great solemnity. I wanted them to respect the words. After that I would urge them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Usually people were willing to quit the CCP and many were grateful to me. Some wanted to make friends with me and some invited me to their homes. If they had any questions, I always explained in more detail until they fully understood.

A Lie Is a Lie

I met some people who have been heavily indoctrinated by the CCP. They said, “You are such a young man, how come you are talking about quitting the Party? The Party is so good, why are you against it?” 

I replied, “It is god’s will to destroy it. You said that the Party gave you money. But where does the money come from? You earned it. That’s all people’s money. While you came to this bargain market to save money, most of the money had been embezzled by corrupt government officials. What did you get?”

“The Party spread so much propaganda. The coronavirus broke out in Wuhan and spread all over the world. Do you believe that the death number in Wuhan is only a few thousand? No matter what approach the CCP took, the pandemic is still here and there are so many different variants of the virus. I think nothing is more important than saving our own lives. When the worst pandemic wave comes, the auspicious words can save your life.”

After hearing this, many people said, “What you said is correct,” and they agreed to quit the CCP. 

Not Judging People By Their Appearance

Sometimes I met people who looked intimidating. They may be rich and big, but they turned out to be very receptive, even though most of them had never heard about the facts before. I often used the CCP virus as an example to show the CCP’s evil nature and found it very easy for them to understand.

I also met people from police departments and judiciary systems. Once I ran into a plainclothes officer at a bus station. After we talked for a while, I brought up the topic of Falun Dafa. Suddenly he said, “Do you know who I am?” He showed me his police ID, “I am a policeman and my job is to arrest practitioners.”

I immediately recalled what Master said in Zhuan Falun,

“My roots are all deeply planted in the universe, and if someone could affect you, he could affect me, and to put it directly, he’d be able to affect the universe.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I told him calmly, “No matter who you are, what I am telling you is for your own good. The pandemic is still serious. Do you think the plague cares who you are? No matter how much money you have or how high your rank is, the most important thing is to stay safe. Falun Dafa teaches people to be good and you shouldn’t arrest good people.” 

He smiled, “Yes, you are right. I know what to do.”

Another time I met the father of a police officer. He was very stubborn at the beginning and refused to listen to me. I told him, “Since your son is a police officer, I have to tell you the truth; otherwise your son would be in big trouble. Do you know that the government has been investigating corruption cases these years? Many police officers have turned themselves in. This is the result of their persecution of good people. Falun Dafa’s principles are Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and is teaching people to be good. Please tell your son not to participate in the persecution.”

After I explained in detail, the father understood and said, “Thank you very much. I will tell my son not to do evil.”

Staying Calm When in Danger

Sometimes there were people who tried to report me to the police.

Not long ago, I talked to a middle-aged man. We had a good talk. When I was leaving, I looked back and saw him in the same place making a phone call. When he saw me looking at him, he retreated to the nearby woods. I realized that he was doing something bad, probably reporting me to the police. I prayed to Master in my mind. Soon a motorcycle taxi came and I hopped on it immediately. Master protected me once again.

Sometimes I went out at night to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials. Nowadays surveillance cameras have been installed almost everywhere, but I couldn’t see them in the dark. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts to protect myself. Sometimes it seemed as if I was invisible, because people didn’t see me even when I was right in front of them. Later I realized that when I can’t see the cameras, the cameras can’t see me either. 

Master hinted to me that at any time, in any situation, do not be afraid, think righteously and act righteously. Whenever I encountered an unexpected situation, I steadied myself and stayed calm. Sometimes I saw layers of Buddhas, Daoists, and other divine beings in other dimensions watching practitioners clarifying the truth. If we are not moved by the false appearance in the human world, no one could hurt us at all.

While I am cultivating diligently and doing the three things well, I feel fulfilled and happy every day. Time is never enough. I see a scroll for each practitioner in another dimension. For everything that each practitioner does, a score is marked on the scroll. Points will be deducted for everything that each practitioner failed to accomplish. When I didn’t do well on something, Master would show me that the total score I received was a failing grade. 

Recently I saw the score on my scroll reached a satisfactory level, meaning that I have at least passed the test of truth clarification. However, I knew that I was still far from meeting Master’s expectations. I didn’t do well in terms of improving xinxing because I often scored zero for that item. That is something I should work harder on.

Once in my dream I saw the oath I signed with Master. It’s an oath that I signed with my life. I will try my best to eliminate all my attachments to fulfill the oath.

Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation!