(Minghui.org) When I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 I suffered from many ailments and thought I was going to die. After practicing for a few months, I completely recovered. Master Li Hongzhi picked me up from hell and gave me a healthy body. My family also benefited from Falun Dafa. Thank you, Master!
I would like to share a few unforgettable stories about distributing truth-clarification materials
When the persecution started, I wanted to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to counter the lies being told by the CCP. But I was so nervous when I saw a police car that I didn’t dare to distribute the Dafa materials I carried and had to return home with many brochures left over. My fear was so extreme that I could even hear my own heart beat inside my chest while I was trying to distribute the materials.
I knew this mindset was wrong. As a Dafa practitioner, I knew how sacred and important clarifying the truth is, so with this thought guiding me and cultivating away the fear, I was not afraid anymore when I went out to distribute the materials.
Once as I was distributing materials to each floor of a residential building when a door opened and a man shouted, “What are you doing distributing Falun Gong materials?” There was no place to hide, so I said, “Falun Gong is being unjustly persecuted. Falun Gong is a cultivation way of the Buddha school. We distribute information so that people can find out the truth.” Because I made my mind up to calmly tell the man the truth, with Master’s help, at that moment I was not afraid.
As I understand from learning Falun Dafa, one righteous thought can subdue a hundred evils. Because my thoughts were righteous as I spoke to the man, he didn’t say anything and I quickly left.
We often went to the countryside to distribute Dafa materials. Once we were waiting for the bus when a police officer spotted us. We took a detour on a side path to avoid having our bags searched because we all carried copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other Dafa materials. We were looking for a safe route out of the village and at one point we passed by a family who raised chickens.
Suddenly, an old woman came over with a big bag on her shoulder. She asked us where we were going and told us to follow her. We chatted with her as we walked and soon we reached the highway. A bus came—exactly the one we needed to take. As we quickly got on board, the woman stood by the door and told us, “I am here to send you off.” We were grateful and surprised that she’d helped us because we were total strangers
Another practitioner and I went to the countryside to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. We rode our bikes on the river embankment and met an old man. He listened to us and quit the CCP. He was reluctant to see us go and said repeatedly, “Be careful!” He waved to us after we left and kept watching as walked away.
Another practitioner and I went to the suburbs and saw an old woman washing clothes by the door. We told her about Falun Dafa and the persecution. She asked us to talk to her husband who was sick in bed. I sent righteous thoughts to disintegrate any evil elements in other dimensions. The old man sat up and was glad to see us. He listened and quit the CCP. He asked us to come again
There were also confrontations. Some people cursed us, some drove us away, some threatened to report us, and I was actually taken to the police stations several times, but Master has always protected me over these years.
During the past 20 years of cultivation, I study the Fa, send righteous thoughts, distribute Dafa materials, clarify the truth, and help people quit the CCP. I have been doing the three things all the time and I feel that I am doing well. I only looked inward when something was wrong with my body. Then I would find that I still didn’t know how to cultivate as I didn’t know how to improve my xinxing. I always felt wronged by fellow practitioners when encountering conflicts. I would even feel that I cultivated tolerance well because I didn’t argue.
Master said, “Our practice has a focus and truly points out those attachments. By abandoning them, one will make very rapid progress in cultivation.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun)
I didn’t understand this and didn’t look inward. I knew the conflicts were there to help me to improve my xinxing. However, I didn’t know which attachment to eliminate. When the same kinds of conflicts happened over and over, I finally realized that they kept repeating to let me find and get rid of those deeply hidden attachments.
For a while I had a false sense that I was diligent in cultivation and doing well in everything but I was failing to really look inward. This was already very dangerous as it allowed demonic interference to develop in my mind.
Master's words helped me to be able to look inward and truly improve.
“Pause for a moment of self-reflection,and increase your righteous thoughtsThoroughly analyze your shortcomings,and progress with renewed diligence”(“Rational and Awake,” Hong Yin Vol II, Translation Version A)