(Minghui.org) Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, said:

“Human history does not exist for [people] to take being human as its final goal, nor is human history a recreation ground created for the evil to display its viciousness. 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 Vol. III)

I am a Falun Dafa disciple who has been cultivating for 23 years. From the beginning of my cultivation I have experienced going to Tiananmen Square to hold up banners to validate Dafa, appealing to the petition bureau, and submitting petition letters to state leaders. I have done a lot of Fa rectification activities vigorously for 20 years. My fellow practitioners also praised me for cultivating so well. However, I recently found that I was treating cultivation as “doing things” rather than truly focusing attention on cultivating my mind.

After the movement of filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a fellow practitioner in our Fa-study group told me, “My mother asked me to remind you that you should also go out and clarify the truth face to face.” I recalled at that moment that when I first started Fa validation in 1999, few practitioners in the local area had the courage to go to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. I went several times by myself. When I returned, few people in the local area had the courage to go out and distribute truth-clarifying materials. I made and distributed truth-clarifying materials all by myself. I had to carry the fax machine wherever I went. Truth-clarifying materials production sites were later set up, including a small one at my home. Isn’t this clarifying the truth? Does it have to be face to face to be considered validating the Fa? I quit my full-time job in order to have more time to do the three things for the past few years. My part-time job only brought in one thousand yuan per month, and my husband refused to find a job. If I went out to clarify the truth every day, I felt that I wouldn’t have time to study the Fa.

In February 2017, the practitioner’s mother noticed that I hadn’t come out, and worried about me. She asked the practitioner to remind me. There was nowhere to hide. So I agreed to take the first step and go out of the house to clarify the truth.

It was really hard at first to go out to clarify the truth. I couldn’t open my mouth for four days in a row. I was frustrated when I got back home. I cried and could not eat. I asked myself, was more difficult to open my mouth to clarify the truth than to hold up a banner in Tiananmen Square? In order to validate Dafa, I was not afraid of death. Why, then, could I not open my mouth? Did I fear losing face when talking to strangers? Was I afraid of losing self-esteem? To be honest, for the past 23 years I felt that I belonged to those who were very diligent in cultivation. At this time, a voice in my heart ventured that perhaps I didn’t push myself very hard. I already did so much in truth clarification. I prepared and distributed truth-clarifying materials and weekly magazines, posted the name list for CCP withdrawals, and hung up banners. Therefore, couldn’t I just skip this one truth clarification activity!?

I turned on the computer one evening and read an article written by a fellow practitioner. She shared her story that although she could not get anyone to withdraw from the CCP for a month, she persisted. I was inspired. If a month of failure did not disappoint her, why did I loose confidence after a mere four days? Master Li trusted me in heaven when I agreed to assist with Fa Rectification in this world and save sentient beings. I should be able to assist Master with whatever is needed at this time.

On the fifth day, I helped three people withdraw from the CCP. I felt so happy for them! I have since persisted in going out and clarifying the truth face to face.

I mainly cooperated with fellow practitioners to clarify the truth and save people in scenic tourist spots. The fellow practitioners who worked with me had very strong righteous thoughts, and they always encouraged me. Actually, I felt that as long as I could break through and overcome the attachments to self, clarifying the truth was not hard. There were many people from other provinces. We had to deal with plainclothes police and security guards every day. In fact, I was afraid at times, but I told myself that I had to eliminate this fear. I also reminded myself not to have any ill thoughts against these police officers, because once they persecute Dafa disciples, they have no future. We are here to help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. I cannot hurt any sentient beings as a result of not cultivating myself well.

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)

During that time, I felt that I had let go of many attachments.

One day, Master eliminated fear for me. I could not remember what fear felt like after that. My mind seemed empty, like I did not have any attachments, only happiness, and happiness only. I felt that Master had lifted me up, even though I was very tired and busy every day with work, balancing my family responsibilities, and doing the things I must do as a Falun Dafa practitioner. However, I felt very fulfilled. I walked happily assisting Master to rectify the Fa, and felt like a fairy walking through the crowd. Under the protection of Master, we all came through without encountering any danger.

Our community was locked down during the CCP virus epidemic this year. Each household in the community could only have one person go out for groceries each day. I discussed with my husband that I would be the one going out, and he happily agreed. There were very few pedestrians on the street. Whoever entered shopping malls had to scan the QR code. All scenic areas were closed. The entire city was locked down, and outsiders could not enter. So my fellow practitioners and I had to walk along the streets to find predestined people.

Master said,

“And yet he had the courage to forgo his divine status and take the leap, coming here and turning human. So just on the merit of this alone Dafa disciples should save him.”

“...you came. And they did the same. They came, with the thought that this Fa would certainly save them and with full confidence in Dafa. Then that alone should be reason enough for us to save them, shouldn’t it? You absolutely should save them. They once were incomparably holy gods. ” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)

As long as there is still a chance to save people, no matter how many years are left, I will continue to do it and live up to the title of Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period. I think that since we dared to take the risk to come down and the Fa-rectification has not ended, we have no reason not to do the things that Dafa disciples should do to save people.

Every minute and every second has been extended with Master’s tremendous endurance. We really have no reason not to do well. I believe that I will do better and better in the remaining days. To be a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period in this life is a kind of happiness that is hard to describe in human language. I am so grateful to Master for giving Falun Dafa cultivators such a high honor and opportunity.

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Category: Clarifying the Truth