(Minghui.org) Master said,
“Mankind’s history was established for the Fa-rectification, and only Dafa disciples are worthy of displaying their glory here.” (“To the 2005 European Experience Sharing Conference,”The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
I would like to recall some of my experiences validating Dafa and saving sentient beings. I hope that they encourage fellow practitioners to be diligent.
Setting Up an Information Printing Site
In 2006, a practitioner told me that a Falun Gong informational materials printing site was stopping production and wanted to contribute a laser printer and unfinished copies of theNine Commentaries on the Communist Party to practitioners who might need them. At that time, I had just come from my parents’ home in a village that did not have a printing site, so I agreed to deliver the printer and the unfinished books to the village in Shandong Province.
I was told to pick up a big box near a trucking depot near my apartment a few days later. I hired a tricycle to help move the box to the depot but I didn’t open the box. After talking it over with a trucker, we agreed that I would leave the box at the station and return the next morning. I planned to follow the truck to Shandong Province.
I felt uneasy that night, as though the police were coming to arrest me, but I did not know why. I started sending righteous thoughts and begged Master for his protection. A moment later, I had a feeling that the problem was with the box with the printer in it. The trucker might have discovered the unfinished copies of the Nine Commentaries. I wondered if I should still go there the next day.
I then recalled that Master said,
“The old forces don’t dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What’s key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I asked Master for his protection and decided to head there the next day and clarify the truth to him.
Clarifying the Truth
The next day I got to the station at 9 a.m. A man about 50 years old took me to a room. I wanted to look for the truck driver, but the man asked me to stay there. I felt that the room was filled with evil entities in the other dimension, but I was not scared.
I clarified the truth to him for over half an hour, the right words just pouring out. I knew that it was Master who gave me the wisdom. By then, it was almost 10 a.m.
After listening to me, the man had a worried expression on his face and asked, “Do I look like a bad person who persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners?” I said, “Since you understand what I just said, you definitely would not do that kind of thing. Everyone has a kind nature and wants a wonderful future for his family and himself.”
That man nodded, dialed his phone, and said, “You don’t need to come over now. That lady has left already. I don’t know where she went.” I guessed that the call was made to the police station.
After the call, that man said, “The nine a.m. truck has left. I will find you another truck. But be careful next time. There were unfinished booklets and loose pages in your box.” I thanked him and followed the 10 o’clock truck to my destination.
In my heart, I said to Master, “Master, your disciple is careless. Next time, I’ll do everything carefully. I must get rid of my attachments, such as not being responsible.”
Setting Up a Family-based Printing Site
Back in 2004, I’d set up a family-based printing site to download articles from Minghui.org, print them, and burn DVDs for local practitioners. At that time, I was very fearful. I always felt that someone was watching me as I made those materials and that the police would arrest me soon. I was so scared that I kept sweating. But because we needed those materials, I forced myself to continue.
One day, while studying the Fa, I read,
“The old forces don’t dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What’s key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,”Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I studied this repeatedly and understood that clarifying the truth to save sentient beings is the best thing we can do and that Master protects me. During the experience sharing among local practitioners, some said that bad people kept an eye on printing sites. Some sites were destroyed and those practitioners were arrested.
I said, “That’s not true. The printing site is the safest place as Master protects practitioners.” Based on this pure steadfast belief, I cultivated myself, clarified the truth, produced informational materials, and coordinated the production sites for more than a decade.
Other practitioners said that I was an “all-rounder,” meaning that I knew how to do everything. When the Nine Commentaries was first published, I bought a mimeograph machine and rented a bungalow to print the Nine Commentaries with the help of other practitioners.
Sometimes, I printed small booklets, bought supplies, and distributed what had been printed to other practitioners by myself. I would get to the bungalow at 8:30 a.m., print until 5 p.m., and then go home. I went through four boxes of papers a day. I felt that Master was by my side, so I felt safe and steady. There were no wild thoughts and every day passed quickly.
Later, many more materials were needed, so I asked a few practitioners to come help staple them. After a few days, however, they stopped showing up.
One practitioner said that she saw a big devil on the roof of the house. Another informed me that she would send forth righteous thoughts for this production site, noting that there were evil entities around it. She even said that the project was too big and that the walls around this house were too low.
All of the comments were negative. Some practitioners even asked me to close the site as it was too dangerous. I said, “I’ve rented the house for a year, although the lease will end soon. Master is protecting this place. There is no danger in clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings.”
I could no longer maintain my xinxing and started to complain. Later, while studying the Fa, I understood that it was my attachment to showing off and seeking fame that gave the old forces an opportunity to create a disturbance. The old forces made use of the practitioners who were not so clear-minded to create the disturbance.
When the one-year lease was up, I gave the mimeograph machine to another practitioner. Later, I found those few practitioners who’d complained and shared my experience with them, saying, “We practitioners should strengthen our righteous thoughts. What you saw were all illusions. Validating the Fa is the safest and the most sacred thing to do. Those evil entities and the devil undermining the Fa are all going to be annihilated during the Fa rectification. Don’t regard them as so big and powerful that they affect our saving of sentient beings.”
“Master affirms what Dafa disciples have done. As long as you are doing things out of a wish to validate the Fa and save sentient beings, I will affirm all that you do. And when you go do those things, there will be my Law Bodies or gods there to amplify it and make what you do yet more magnificent and extraordinary, and they will assist you. (Applause) You often fail to look at things this way, and as soon as you meet with challenges you go to Master. But when that difficulty comes up, it is precisely time for you to improve yourselves, establish mighty virtue, and bring about glory.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference,”Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VIII)
I understood that my path of truth-clarification was broadening as I validated the Fa.
Rescuing a Practitioner
I recall when a practitioner was arrested distributing truth-clarifying materials at night and taken to a police station. The next day was Sunday. When I heard about it, I took a taxi to the police station at nine a.m.
As I got to the door of the station, a young police officer came out. I clarified the truth to him, saying, “Last night, you arrested a Falun Dafa practitioner. It is best for you not to participate in persecuting Falun Dafa. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good.’”
The young man replied, “Thank you, Ma’am. I have just started my shift this morning, so I did not participate in it.” I looked at him as he walked out of the station and had a thought: Go outside and do not come back. Only come back after I finish rescuing the practitioner.
When I walked into the station, I saw that the practitioner had fallen asleep sitting in a chair. An officer was writing at a table. I sent a righteous thought towards him, asking him not to commit a crime against Dafa.
I walked over to the practitioner and kicked her leg, saying, “Why are you still here? Go home.” She opened her eyes, looked at me, pointed to the officer, and said, “He won’t let me go.”
The officer raised his head and said, “When the chief of the station gets here, we will take you to the detention center. If you do not do as you are told, you will be taken to a labor camp for two years.”
I told the practitioner, “What he said does not count. Only what Master says counts. I will send forth righteous thoughts for you. You just get out of here as quickly as you can.” The officer on duty left the office as another officer left his office. They walked over to the main hall of the police station. The practitioner could not escape even if she wanted to.
I begged Master in my heart to empower my righteous thoughts and so that the two officers would head back to their offices. One of them went back to his office, so I clarified the truth to the other officer and followed him into his office. The practitioner noticed that she was the only one remaining in the room, so she left.
I told him, “Falun Dafa practitioners distribute truth-clarifying materials to tell the people the truth about Falun Dafa. They are saving people. If you let her go, you will be doing a good deed.”
He said, “We will talk about her when the police chief comes.” I went on: “Young man, why don’t you let the good person go. It is a good deed that will earn you endless virtue.” He looked at me and said, “What’s your name?” When I asked him why he wanted to know, he said, “I want to check if you are a Falun Dafa practitioner, too.”
I said, “Young man, whether I practice Falun Dafa is not important. The most important thing is to have you understand the truth. Since you call me Ma’am, please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good.’” As I was speaking, I slowly walked towards the exit and escaped. I saw that the officer who’d gone out had come back. It had been about 15 minutes since we’d left that practitioner alone so I thought that she would have gotten far away by then.
After leaving the police station, I recalled that I’d seen Master’s photo and a bag of Dafa books that they had confiscated. I felt bad I hadn’t taken them, so I went to find that practitioner’s mother-in-law took her with me to the police station. At the station, I saw that Master’s photo and the Dafa books were gone, but the chief was there.
The practitioner’s mother-in-law told the police chief, “My daughter-in-law is respectful to me after practicing Falun Dafa. You should release her.” The chief said, “Your daughter-in-law has escaped. If you don’t believe me, I can show you the surveillance video. She followed a round-faced person in black and escaped.”
Actually, we did not escape together. The chief looked at me and I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to keep him from recognizing me. He continued, “We are also looking for her. We also could not find her at her house. We have not even finished writing our report. After writing the report, we still need to submit it. There are three officers still looking for her outside.”
I told the chief, “You all should stop looking for her and not submit the report. You can just let her go. If her family comes to you, you can ask them to look for me. That way, you are doing a good deed.” The police chief agreed.
Reflecting on My Recent Cultivation
I thought back on my cultivation in recent years. I am no longer as diligent as before. I have relaxed in my cultivation and I have more human thoughts when I do things.
In the past, I was able to take a step back when I was faced with conflicts in the family and among practitioners. I didn’t take everything to heart and placed validating the Fa and saving sentient beings as the priority.
I now face conflicts among practitioners and even have complaints and grudges, which affects our cooperation as one body to save sentient beings.
Master warned us,
“What Master is most concerned about is that at present a number of you have become not diligent. When the persecution first began you were full of vigor, and you turned around that entire situation. But as circumstances have eased up, you have instead slackened. Cultivation… There’s a saying, and it’s one I’ve shared with you before: “Cultivate with the heart you once had, and success is certain.” (Enthusiastic applause) The reason many people didn’t succeed in their cultivation was because they weren’t able to make it through over the long haul. They might have felt lonely or bored, or they might have become so familiar with something or have grown so accustomed to something that they didn’t want to do it anymore. Anything can cause a person to become lax.” (“Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day”)
Master has born the greatest hardship to extend the time that we have now. Every practitioner must cherish it. We must study the Fa more, cultivate ourselves well, cooperate well to save sentient beings, and resume diligent cultivation.
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