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

I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1994. I feel that Master is always looking after me. I would like to share my experiences in clarifying the truth and awakening people as well as my improvements in cultivation during the CCP virus (coronavirus) outbreak.

In summer 2019, I started to participate in clarifying the truth at Niagara Falls. I once read an article about the truth-clarification site on the Minghui website. As I read the article, my computer screen reflected golden light and I deeply felt the peaceful, compassionate atmosphere there. The drive to and from Niagara Falls takes more than 4 hours, but I know it takes perseverance to clarify the truth. I felt it was a great opportunity to awaken peoples’ consciences while at the same time raising my cultivation level. After thinking it over carefully, I contacted the coordinator and signed up to participate.

Niagara Falls is a world-renowned natural wonder, and up to 40 million people visit it yearly. After the truth-clarification site was established, every year during the peak tourist season practitioners go there every day to hand out information, introduce the practice, and demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises. On the way there, we recite Master’s On Dafa repeatedly and send righteous thoughts to clear up any interference in other dimensions.

Being fluent in English, I worked with the coordinator and communicated with the local government departments and police officers. This was especially important last year when spies sent by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lodged several complaints. We explained things to the new police supervisor and laid an excellent foundation for the smooth running of the site. The attitudes of police officers changed from hostility to understanding and support. In the end, they did the exercises with us and many of them became good friends.

During festive seasons, we gave them mooncakes, fruit, and Shen Yun calendars. The officers even started to tell their coworkers about Dafa. Many said they planned to attend Shen Yun performances. Our brochures and origami lotus flowers with the message “Falun Dafa is great” followed tens of thousands of tourists back to every corner of the world. They also made their way to the offices of police supervisors as well as the mayor. Even the mayor’s assistant gave us a thumbs up and said, “Falun Dafa is amazing!”

Last year during the CCP virus, we continued to go there to clarify the truth and collect signatures on the petition to end the persecution. The last weekend of September, the weather had already turned cool, so there were very few tourists at other attractions. But when we went to Niagara Falls, the number of tourists who came to learn about Dafa and the exercises had not gone down.

We’d previously decided that Saturday would be the last time we would go to the Falls due to the weather, but because we collected nearly 500 signatures that day, we decided to return on Sunday. There were as many tourists the next day! We ended up collecting nearly 1000 signatures that weekend, a perfect end to our activities at Niagara Falls for 2020.

Staying Diligent in Cultivation

I know that to do well in saving people, I must be able to keep up with the progress of Fa-rectification in my personal cultivation and in doing the three things Master has asked of us. I must find time in my busy schedule to memorize the Fa, study the Fa, and stay diligent in my cultivation.

In March 2020, I began to work from home as a result of the pandemic. Because I am the manager of a core department in a listed company, my workload and pressures are usually significant., and it is common for me to have to work overtime. To break through my cultivation state, I started to wake up earlier in the morning to do the exercises, send righteous thoughts, and then join a small Fa study group to memorize the Fa and share understandings on the Fa. I soon felt that after breaking through my human notions, not only was there no negative impact on my time and energy despite making time to study the Fa and do the exercises, on the contrary, my work environment transformed. My efficiency at work increased, my workflow improved, communications with coworkers became smoother, and my overtime hours were greatly reduced.

A practitioner from Taiwan arranged a room on the RTC platform to study Master’s new scriptures. I was asked to coordinate everyone’s Fa study time at night. Thus I was able to spend more time on Fa study every day without affecting my usual work. The principles of Dafa nourished my spirit like spring water. I felt constantly immersed in the Fa.

The group CEO at my company assigned me to look after the local branch. The local management team felt my arrival competed with their benefits. At first, my supervisor often made things difficult and even cursed me. He frequently made sarcastic comments and criticized me during meetings attended by many people. I understood that this was a severe test in my cultivation.

At first, I was able to control my emotions and not argue with him. However, I could not help feeling I was being treated unfairly and had lost face. I repeatedly recited this passage in Master’s Fa,

“During the process of transforming karma, to keep yourself under control—unlike an everyday person who would mess things up—you should always maintain a compassionate heart and a calm mind.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

I sent righteous thoughts to clear up any bad elements in my field and deny the old forces’ arrangement. Although the tests were less frequent, they became more intense.

As I continued to memorize the Fa and send righteous thoughts, I found that the capacity of my heart was increasing. I was able to remain unmoved by external situations. I began to understand and thank my supervisor and truly wished him well.

Once, after he lost control and took it out on me, I said to him calmly, “I understand the pressure you are under. However, our objective is to solve the problem, isn’t it?” He was stunned. He listened quietly as I laid out a plan that could resolve things. He said, “Sometimes I feel that you are quite able to tolerate things.” I knew Master was encouraging me through his words. I recalled what Master said,

“Only with Tolerance can a person cultivate into somebody with great virtue. Tolerance is a powerful thing, and it surpasses Truth and Kindness.” (Chapter III, Falun Gong)

I realized that tolerance is a state of “selflessness and altruism.” It is a righteous enlightenment of the new cosmos.

During a recent conversation with the group CEO, he said, “You have no resentment at all despite how unreasonably he (referring to my supervisor) treated you. I admire you for this!”

Making Phone Calls to China

We switched from clarifying the truth at tourist destinations to making phone calls to China after the tourist destinations were closed as a result of the pandemic. I joined the team making recorded phone calls. In order to transmit the beauty of Dafa to the person who answers through our voices, we must be in an excellent cultivation state.

I found that when I did the recording after completing my everyday person’s job, my heart was not calm after dealing with many nitty-gritty things at work. My recorded voice didn’t sound pure, not to mention my tone or compassion. After recording for three days in a row, the results were still not satisfactory, so I decided to change my strategy. I woke up an hour and a half earlier than usual to do the exercises before beginning the recording. My dimensional field became very pure after the exercises and the results were exceptional. As I recorded my voice, I felt as if I were talking to peoples’ knowing sides and that Master’s law body was beside me, strengthening me. This laid a strong foundation for me when I later made phone calls to China on the RTC platform.

Practitioners in my Fa study group discussed joining the RTC platform. I had spent most of my time clarifying the truth at tourist destinations and seldom made phone calls. However, my experience recording messages greatly boosted my confidence when it came to calling people in China to clarify the truth directly.

With four or five of us in a group, we started the day by reciting Zhuan Falun by heart for about an hour and a half followed by “On Dafa” three times. After sending righteous thoughts, everyone took turns making phone calls. Many in our group answered phone calls from the Quit the CCP hotline 24 hours a day all year round. They have accumulated a wealth of experience in clarifying the truth. I listened and sent righteous thoughts at the same time, observing how they talked to people and especially how they handled questions that impeded the other party from accepting the truth. After making phone calls, we discussed what worked and areas that needed improving. This helped me a lot.

Through memorizing the Fa together and sending righteous thoughts, the evil elements that stop people from being saved at the receiving end are constantly eliminated.

One day, I helped five people quit the CCP in 30 minutes. On one call, a family of three decided to renounce the CCP together. I also encountered people who began to curse when they picked up the phone. After we patiently clarified the truth for 40 or 50 minutes, they understood the facts and in the end agreed to quit the CCP. Whenever I see sentient beings realize Dafa is good, I feel happy for them. I’ve even shed a few tears at times. Everyone’s powerful righteous thoughts and cooperation contributed to a great outcome.

In the past, my understanding of righteous thoughts remained on a conscious level. One time, however, I truly felt another manifestation of righteous thoughts. I sent righteous thoughts while practitioners made phone calls. I soon felt an evil force pushing towards me. I perked up and fought it with righteous thoughts, pushing it back. Another force pushed forth immediately. Again I resisted it. Thus the evil force grew weaker and my thoughts became stronger. After several rounds, the evil disappeared. The attack on my body was very obvious and I clearly felt the strong effect righteous thoughts had on making phone calls. That day, while sending righteous thoughts, the image of an elderly female practitioner in my group standing in front of the apartment she lived in sending righteous thoughts appeared in my mind. It was a solemn and sacred vision.

I remember another incident when I made a call and several secondary school students answered. After I briefly explained the reason for the call, they started to curse at me. I was not moved. I was determined to save them. I said, “I have a daughter your age, so I know the pressures of study are great. I understand how you feel.”

They suddenly became quiet. I then explained to them how wonderful Dafa is and how popular it is in other countries and told them about the persecution and the lies the CCP came up with to make people hate Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They listened to every word I said, and all of them agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. One of them even asked if I could call her again on the weekend so that her parents could learn the truth, too.

I felt surrounded by a strong energy field. I realized I should see things from the other person’s perspective when I make phone calls. When our heart is right, many things can be easily accomplished.

There are many practitioners from all parts of the world on the RTC platform with a lot of experience in clarifying the truth. It is a great chance for me to learn and improve. Everyone shares their approach and we keep improving our content as well as our xinxing. When we cultivate well, our dimensions are pure, and we can better fulfill our mission in saving people and reach the standards of the new universe.

Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!

(2021 International Online Fa Conference)

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