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

I have been volunteering at a Hong Kong truth-clarification site for many years. I used to be involved in many Dafa projects but decided to get involved in a truth-clarification site, distribute the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and help people withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations.

The site I volunteer at is very large, and in the area is a train station and a cable car. There are many tourists, and we can save many predestined people.

Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts

I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. I went to validate the Fa at Tiananmen Square with my two children in 2000. My family members were implicated for clarifying the truth about Dafa. I was persecuted for several years before I came to Hong Kong in 2003 under Master’s protection.

I treasured the environment in Hong Kong and tried my best to do Dafa work. I was extremely busy most of the time, day and night. Sometimes in order to help rescue practitioners in China, I didn’t eat or sleep for days. I regarded doing things as cultivation. I couldn’t focus when studying the Fa, doing the exercises or sending righteous thoughts. I was thinking of doing this and that. My exercise movements and hand gestures for sending righteous thoughts did not comply with the standard. Some practitioners reminded me that my hand went floppy while sending forth righteous thoughts.

I became tranquil while sending righteous thoughts at 6 p.m one day in March 2012. I saw Master leading ten-plus practitioners forward in the sky surrounded by darkness, on a path one meter wide. When I looked down, Master hinted that I could not see anything. It was pitch black. I could only follow Master and move forward in the dark. After I finished sending righteous thoughts, I realized that my dimensional field was a dark and empty world because I hadn’t sent forth righteous thoughts seriously for a long time and didn’t cleanse myself.

I was shocked and made up my mind to be clear-headed when sending righteous thoughts. I opened my eyes a little bit when sending righteous thoughts to avoid sleepiness or refocus myself. Sometimes my mind wandered, but I realized it immediately and rectified it.

A month later, several of us studied the Fa together. While sending righteous thoughts, I entered into deep tranquility again. I was flying high in the sky. The sky was cloudless and I saw beautiful sunshine. I looked down. The water was clear and the mountains fresh. Men were working on the farms while women were weaving. The peach trees blossomed and the willow trees had turned green. It looked like a beautiful paradise.

Master said,

“The heavens clear,the cosmic body transparent,the universe rectified,With the ultimate catastrophe now past,lucent is the whole Cosmos.”(“After the Catastrophe,” Hong Yin)

I knew Master was reminding me of the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts. Because I paid much attention to sending righteous thoughts, my dimensional field became clear and my world was restored. This reinforced my confidence in doing the three things, cultivating well, and going to attend the Fa conference in May and see Master there.

Misdeeds by the Youth Care Association in Hong Kong

The members from the Care for the Youth Group Association Hong Kong (CYGAHK) attacked several truth-clarification sites in June 2012. They came to my site in August and put up three layers of CCP flags in the main area of our site. Then they moved into the sides and occupied the whole area. Facing the sudden occupation, we didn’t know how to handle it.

We put up with their attacks and swearing during the day. We studied the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts, and shared our thoughts at night. We sent forth righteous thoughts more and recited the Fa more. At the same time, we put more and more truth-clarification banners to cover up the CCP flags. Some upright people helped us to remove the CCP flags. A typhoon hit Hong Kong during that time, and the police ordered them to remove the flags. In the end, only a dozen flags stayed.

Master said,

“Dafa disciples’ sending righteous thoughts is fundamentally negating the old forces’ arrangements and eliminating the evil’s persecution.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

I realized the importance of sending righteous thoughts and paid much more attention to doing it. I have been sending righteous thoughts around the clock as long as I had the time. I send righteous thoughts for one hour, two hours, and so on, as well as from 6 a.m to 12 p.m one time when the CYGAHK was damaging our site and people from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department grabbed our boards and banners.

As my heart was pure, I felt my body no longer existed; I was enveloped by righteous thoughts. I felt the energy from my palm shooting out like a laser, and a strong force pushed outward from the place where my third eye is located. My Gong (energy) went to wherever my intention was directed. It was very sacred. Thank you, Master, for your strengthening!

Clarifying the Truth to Police with Compassion

At the start when the people from CYGAHK harassed us at the truth-clarification site, the police just stood there and watched them, and they did not help us. Instigated by the evil and backed up by the police, the thugs’ behavior worsened. They pushed us, cursed at us, slandered Dafa, brandished their fists on my nose, and spat on my face.

I called the police, who came shortly. Those thugs pretended nothing had happened. The police didn’t ask what was going on, scolded us for wasting their time, and threatened to arrest us if we called them again. Then, the police left. I was stunned. The thugs burst into laughter and clapped. They mimicked the police and started to swear, pointing their fingers at my nose. I put up with them but was in tears.

The thugs doubled their efforts attacking us. Sometimes over ten thugs besieged me. I kept sending righteous thoughts and pleading for Master to strengthen me. I was able to pass the tests every time thanks to Master’s compassionate protection. Western passersby saw this and called the police.

Seeing the thugs misbehaving, I wanted to punch them. But, when I thought of Master’s words, “...you did not fight back when hit or talk back when cursed at.” (Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney), I looked within for my own shortcomings. Why did it happen? Where did I not do well? I calmed down and looked for my own problems. I found that I relied on the police too much and thought they would protect us. We are Dafa disciples. How could we rely on everyday people?

The thugs even hit our practitioners and reported our practitioners to the police. They even took our practitioners to the police station and filed a lawsuit. I was puzzled because the Hong Kong police acted like this. I enlightened that the practitioners in China clarified the truth to the police with compassion when they persecuted practitioners and that I should do the same to the police in Hong Kong.

Some Taiwan practitioners came to support us at the site in September 2012. The thugs threatened, cursed at, and falsely accused them. One practitioner who was going back to Taiwan at 3 p.m one day was falsely accused, pushed into a police car, and taken to the police station. I went to the police station to present the facts. All the police officers looked fierce and had a bad attitude. The thugs left our site at 5 p.m, thinking they were successful in accusing us.

More than 20 practitioners, including the practitioners from our site, the Taiwan practitioners and a journalist from the Epoch Times went to the police station to clarify the truth. We pulled up a “Falun Dafa Hao” banner in front of the gate of the police station, sent forth righteous thoughts, practiced the exercises, and recited “On Dafa.” The accused practitioner clarified the truth to the police calmly and kindly inside the police station. We cooperated as one body with righteous thoughts and righteous actions. The Taiwan practitioner was released at 9 p.m. The police witnessed the power of our one body. Through this incident, I realized that we must clarify the truth to the police and not let them commit crimes against Dafa.

I started to send forth righteous thoughts at the police station in the jurisdiction of our site. When the police officers came, I sent a strong righteous thought: “I hope you will treat Dafa kindly and leave a good future for your family. Do not help the evil. Remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” When the officers let me talk, I would tell them why the CCP persecuted us, why we were there, how we had gained good health from practicing Falun Dafa, that we followed the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and the principle that “Good will be rewarded and evil will be punished.”

The police were awakened. They carried out their duty and no longer did anything against us. Sometimes they reminded us not to be too close to the people from CYGAHK to avoid being wrongly accused. They started to look after us, comfort us, and remind us when there were problems. Later on, a police commander was appointed to be in charge of our site. He knew the facts about Dafa. The thugs no longer accused us. Instead, we lodged a lawsuit against them.

Clarifying the Truth to Persecutors

The thugs broadcast propaganda slandering Dafa with a loudspeaker. They damaged and stole our banners and boards. Sometimes they wrapped our banners with cloth and tied them up with tape or wrapped our banners and boards with CCP flags layer by layer and tied them up with tape. If we touched it, they accused us of damaging evidence. Only after a hard battle between good and evil could we take back our banners and boards.

It was heart-wrenching, and I got angry and anxious. After they left at 5 p.m., I covered up the CCP flags with our banners until the cable cars stopped running at 8 p.m. Sometimes I didn’t go home until midnight. I was exhausted when I got home. Sometimes I couldn't sleep all night. But I still got up at 5 a.m the next morning when my alarm sounded. I washed briefly and went out to the site. I persevered day after day. One practitioner saw that I was too tired and replaced me for two days. All the banners and boards were damaged during those two days.

I changed my ways of doing things. I packed up the banners and boards after 8 p.m and covered up the CCP flags when I arrived at the site at 5 a.m. the next morning. Then I sent forth righteous thoughts and did the Dafa exercises. The thugs came at 7:30 a.m and surrounded me, shouted at me and cursed. They held the dirty and smelly CCP flags over my head and demanded I set myself on fire. Sometimes I wanted to run out and throw them to the ground.

Master said,

“Though you may find one that has practiced cultivation for nearly one thousand years, a tiny finger will be more than enough to crush it.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)

I thought, “You bunch of clowns jump back and forth in front of me. One of my toes will be more than enough to crush you.” At this thought, I calmed down, did whatever I should do, and ignored them.

About 20 of them took turns to damage things at each of our sites several times a month. There were only five or six practitioners at my site. Most of the time only I was there. When trouble began, practitioners at our site sent forth righteous thoughts, studied the Fa, and shared insights at night. Another practitioner who had been persecuted in China went through all this with me. Both of us, with the cooperation of other practitioners, handled the situations with righteous thoughts and righteous actions. We took the Fa as our teacher and dealt with the persecutors with calmness.

When the thugs attacked us, we held our banners high with the bottoms of the poles against our waists for hours despite the scorching sun or cold wind. We faced the evil’s attacks with strong willpower. We bought a bamboo pole that was three meters long and put two banners that said “Falun Dafa is Good” on one side and “Heaven Will Destroy the CCP” on the other. We held it while we clarified the truth to people in the square.

One day, over 40 thugs attacked me after 5 p.m., when I was alone at the site, so as to force me to surrender. I said to them firmly, “Show all your tactics. At Tiananmen Square in Beijing, with so many policemen, I was not afraid at all. You people want to scare me? No way!” Hearing my words, they were stunned. The leaders saw their tactics didn’t work and sent their people away on a bus.

Facing those troublemakers, the practitioners who volunteered at the truth-clarification sites long-term didn’t talk back or fight back. We kept sending righteous thoughts and reciting the Fa. It was a battle of good and evil to test all practitioners in Hong Kong. It was a test of our every thought and action. Facing the madness, thinking of my relatives and friends in China and those practitioners who were persecuted to death, and whose families were broken up or implicated, I was full of hatred in my heart. I tried every method to expel the evil thoughts without kindness using a human mind.

One morning when I was sending righteous thoughts at 6 a.m., the story of Shakyamuni cutting his flesh to feed five hungry ghosts which I had read a few years ago came into my mind. I remembered what Master said:

“Let me tell you, every person in the entire world was at one point part of my family (applause), including the worst people, or else they would have no chance to be a human being during this time.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

I became clearheaded. Our mission is to save sentient beings. We cultivate in the universal Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We shoulder the responsibility of saving people. We have to save each and every person who comes to us, as they were once part of Master’s family.

Things turned around the next day after I had compassionate thoughts. There was a strong wind blowing. Another elderly practitioner and I held up a long pole with three banners joined together. We could barely stand still in the strong wind. The thugs leaned their CCP flags on our banner and covered up the banners other practitioners were holding. I flipped their flags onto the ground with force. They ran to us and asked who did it. I smiled behind the banner. They saw me and said, “Oh, it must be you. So you can smile. You only look good when you smile. It looks ugly if you have a stiff face all day.”

They kept talking to us after that. They tried to make me laugh. I realized that laughter could dissolve any grudge. They had their knowing and kind side, and they were waiting in the maze for us to save them. So I talked to them and cared about them. They felt my kindness and asked many questions. I clarified the truth to them by answering their questions. I let them know the beauty of Falun Dafa through my own experiences and how evil the persecution of Dafa practitioners is. As long as they were willing to listen, I talked to every one of them, including the leaders and police officers day in and day out. One group left and another group came. I sent forth righteous thoughts if any of them didn’t want to listen.

I told them the principle that “Good is rewarded while evil is punished” and the stories of bad people doing bad deeds receiving karmic retribution. They listened to me quietly. They learned the truth and no longer covered up our banners. Their head learned this and changed their team leader. But within three days, the team leader learned the truth. The environment gradually changed. We could do our things as long as not many of them came. Thanks to Master’s strengthening, the environment was rectified. Many who had learned the truth left. Some of them read the Nine Commentaries on Communist Party, and some read Zhuan Falun.

Master’s poem “Hurry Up And Tell Them” is always in my mind:

“Hurry Up And Tell Them

As Dafa disciples clarify the truthSharp swords shoot forth from their mouthsTearing open the rotten demons’ liesLose no time and save them,hurry up and tell them”(“Hurry Up And Tell Them,” Hong Yin II)

(To be continued)

(2021 International Online Fa Conference)

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