(Minghui.org) Influenced by my parents, I began Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) cultivation in 1998. Since I was young and poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) indoctrination, I didn’t have a deep understanding of cultivation.

In addition, I operated a barbershop. I was very busy at work and had a young child. Therefore, I couldn’t keep up with Fa study and the exercises. In the second half of July 1999, the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Dafa.

I met a relative, who is also a practitioner, at my mother’s home. Her wonderful cultivation experiences inspired me a lot. I have since strengthened my belief in Dafa cultivation and promise to cultivate diligently.

Talking to Customers about Dafa

My little barbershop is located at the entrance of the village. Due to my skill, reasonable prices, and my warm friendly smile, many nearby villagers, including village officials, come to my shop for haircuts.

We naturally chat when they are getting a haircut. Therefore, I take the opportunity to put Dafa truth clarification booklets and the Nine Commentaries, and other informational Dafa materials on the chairs where everyone can see it.

I tell my customers the facts about Dafa, and that the staged self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square was staged by the CCP to deceive Chinese people, and provoke fear and hatred of Falun Gong. I also tell them about the spreading of Dafa around the world.

One day, a woman in her 20s wanted a haircut. I talked to her about Dafa and the principle of “Good is rewarded with good and evil is met with evil.” I also gave her a Dafa amulet. She was touched and said, “I believe what you said is true. There were many people practicing Falun Dafa in my village.”

Persecuting Dafa Results in Retribution

When the persecution began, the secretary of the village persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners by fair means or foul, in order to take credit and receive awards. Later his two sons were burned to death by faulty electric wires.”

It was too horrible to look at! His wife went mad as she couldn’t stand such a heavy blow. The secretary knew he'd incurred karmic retribution and quit his job. Later he read some Dafa books.”

Through this incident, all villagers know that one will receive karmic retribution if one persecutes good people.

Clearing Away Lies

At that time, the persecution was very severe, and I often heard of fellow practitioners being arrested and beaten. However, I firmly believe that Dafa is righteous.

I will make good use of my barber shop to clarify the truth and help people clear away the lies fabricated by the CCP. All of my customers heard about the facts about Dafa and most of them quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Sometimes, I need to talk to them several times and from multiple angles to clarify the truth.

When I first talked to an old customer, she said that she believes in Buddhism and asked me, “I often read Falun Dafa materials, which are really good. But it tells people to quit the CCP; aren’t you getting involved in politics?”

When she came to my shop the second time, I said to her, “You believe in Buddhism, which is theism; the CCP is atheism. You joined the Youth Pioneers, but you also believe in Buddhism. Theism and atheism are against each other.”

“It’s as if you have two beliefs. Can the god you believe in take care of you? Only when you quit the CCP can the god you believe in take care of you. So this is not asking you to get involved in politics.” She understood immediately and agreed to quit the CCP’s Youth Pioneers.

Listening to Master's Lectures

Sometimes, I listen to the audio recording of Master’s lectures while giving a haircut. One customer, who is a township official, also listened to it with me. While he was listening, he said loudly, “Well said! It brightens my heart after listening to it.”

I said, “This is Falun Dafa given by Dafa's Master. Is what you listened the same as those rumors on TV spread by the CCP?” He said that it’s not the same.

I know that he has a predestined relationship with Dafa. Therefore, I would play the audio recording of Master’s lectures when he came for a haircut. He just listened quietly. He agreed to quit the CCP, and not to get involved in persecuting Dafa practitioners.

Accosted by Police Officers

One day at noon in the summer of 2013, when I was ready to get off work and go home, three officers from the local police station rushed into my shop. The supervisor said viciously, “Somebody reported you for practicing Falun Dafa and spreading it to others. Are you still practicing Falun Dafa?”

I replied firmly, “Since I read Dafa books, I have improved my temper and I have become healthier.” One of the young officers asked me to write it down. I said, “I won’t write any note. You three men shouldn’t force me, a woman, to do such a thing. I am good person and I have the right to speak in my shop. Your duty as a police officer is to catch and discipline bad guys.” They were shocked. They left and never came back to make trouble for me.

I continued clarifying the truth in my barber shop. Although I have been clarifying the truth to people, I haven’t had much time for Fa study due to my busy work schedule.

There is a big gap between diligent fellow Dafa practitioners and me. After I joined the newly formed Fa-study group in 2014, my cultivation state has greatly improved.

With the help of fellow practitioners, I set up a material production site at my home to provide materials to fellow practitioners in my Fa study group.

Accelerating the Pace of Saving People During the Pandemic

In the beginning of 2020, the CCP virus (coronavirus) was rampant, I realized the urgency of the situation. I was deeply moved by Master’s new article “Rationality” and was inspired by fellow practitioners' experience sharing on the Minghui website regarding saving people during the pandemic.

Since many roads were blocked, it was not easy to go out. I then printed truth clarification materials for fellow practitioners, and kept some for myself to distribute in my own residential district.

At that time, my residential district was on lock down, people were staying home and nobody was on the street at night. I distributed the truth clarification materials to each floor in the building.

Later I found that some truth-clarifying material hanging on the doorknob had fallen on the ground. I then decided to use a string to tie up the materials, leaving a small loop, and then hung the small loop on the door knob; this way, the material wouldn’t fall off.

One day, the cleaner in my residential district came to my shop for a haircut. I told her the facts about Falun Dafa and gave her a copy of the truth-clarifying booklet. She told me that she had already read it.

I told her that the pandemic was targeting the CCP, and that she should quit the CCP to ensure safety and peace. She agreed to quit. Through this, I know that it’s effective to awaken people’s conscience by distributing the truth clarification material in my district.

Distributing Truth Clarification Materials

Gradually, residential districts lifted the lockdown, and it was getting warmer as well. More people were coming and going at night, so it was inconvenient to distribute the truth clarification material.

I decided to adjust my schedule and distributed the material at around 2 a.m. I recited to myself, “It’s fate if you see it and it’s a blessing if you understand it,” as I distributed the material.

Usually I got home after 3 a.m. It was time for doing the morning exercise. Although I slept less, I felt very energetic during the day.

Overcoming Xinxing Tests

I always have a thought that I must change myself fundamentally in order to save more sentient beings. Over the years, there has been an invisible wall between my mother-in-law and me.

My mother-in-law is almost 80 years old, and suffers from cancer. I try my best to take care of her, help her brush her teeth, wash her face, and take a shower.

Our relationship has improved a little, as I often see smiles on my mother-in-law’s face. That wall separating between us is collapsing gradually. But, there are still some residual shadows. I made up my mind to truly cultivate myself.

One day at dinner time, I kindly served my mother-in-law with a piece of chicken. After my mother-in-law finished dinner, she gritted her teeth and said viciously, “You poisoned the chicken and are trying to poison me. I feel uncomfortable after eating the chicken.”

My oldest son heard this and felt unhappy, “Mother, what have you done to my grandma?” My daughter-in-law also agreed and asked me not to explain it to my mother-in-law as she already considered me a bad person.

I felt wronged and was very upset. She framed me in front of my son and daughter-in-law on purpose, trying to make it so that I could not lift my head in front of my new daughter-in-law.

After my son and daughter-in-law left, a fellow Dafa practitioner came to my home, so I described what had just happened. The fellow practitioner said, “It is targeting your human attachments. You should look inward.”

I know nothing is accidental and I should look inward unconditionally. After I calmed down, I found many attachments, such as the feeling of being wronged, resentment, saving face, and enjoy being praised for being filial to the elderly.

Master said,

“I say that this is not good enough. Perhaps in the future you may be slapped in the face a couple of times, and you will lose face in front of someone whom you least want to see it. It is to see how you will deal with this issue and whether you can endure it. If you can tolerate it and yet it preys on your mind, it is still not good enough. As you know, when a person reaches the Arhat level, in his heart he is not concerned about anything. He does not care at all in his heart for any ordinary human matter, and he will always be smiling and in good spirits. No matter how much loss he suffers, he will still be smiling and in good spirits without any concern. If you can really do this, you have already reached the entry-level Fruition Status of Arhatship.” ( Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

In fact, sometimes it seems I am filial to the elderly, but it is not from my heart. Instead, I wanted to show this behavior to my neighbors. What my mother-in-law did was helping me get rid of my attachment to reputation.

After I discovered this attachment, I made up my mind to follow Master’s requirement and take care of my mother-in-law sincerely. I am no longer concerned about what other people say about me, good or bad. When I had this thought, I immediately felt comfortable. I know Master had removed those bad substances for me.

The next day, when I talked to my mother-in-law about what happened the day prior, she said there was no issue at all.

Through looking inward during conflicts and truly cultivating my xinxing, my facial complexion has turned rosy and my friends all praise me for being young and looking good.

I deeply understand that everything which happens around me, no matter how big or small, even when things seem bad, it is for my cultivation. I shall cherish and make good use of them.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation