(Minghui.org) I talked to a coworker today about the flood in Henan Province. He didn’t believe what I told him and asked where I got the information. I said it was from overseas media that had collected the evidence from multiple eyewitnesses. He still refused to accept it. He told me not to believe the media outside China and said that foreign countries that are hostile to China start rumors and exaggerate to cause a panic.

I was frustrated and blamed myself. By all accounts, this man is a nice person and often helps others. But he has been so badly brainwashed by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) that he believes that the CCP is the same as China and that the CCP is great. He does not let anyone criticize it. I’ve often tried to tell him the truth about the CCP, but he always vigorously defends it.

I started practicing Falun Dafa three years ago. There are no other practitioners in my area, so I don’t have opportunities to talk to fellow practitioners. Luckily, I learned to get on Minghui.org last year, where I can read Master’s latest lectures and practitioners’ sharing articles. They’ve given me hints, inspiration, and encouragement.

When I encounter difficulties clarifying the truth and feel frustrated, I read Master’s teachings and practitioners’ articles, which always help me.

Master said,

“If a human being is to understand the mysteries of the universe, space-time, and the human body, he must take up cultivation of a true Way and achieve true enlightenment, raising his plane of being. Through cultivation his moral character will elevate, and once he has learned to discern what is truly good from evil, and virtue from vice, and he goes beyond the human plane, he will see and gain access to the realities of the universe as well as the lives of other planes and dimensions.” (“On Dafa,” Zhuan Falun)

From this teaching, I realized that only a true cultivator can discern what is truly good from evil and virtue from vice. An everyday person does not have this ability, not to mention a person who has been brainwashed by the CCP. So I realized it was understandable that he couldn’t accept what I had to say. My disappointment and frustration were a manifestation of my impatience. When I am impatient, I am not benevolent, so I could not assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. How could I move others’ hearts?

When I started to look within, I stopped judging my coworker. Recalling the old me before I obtained the Fa, I was the same as him and I defended the CCP.

I was the “model worker” in my work unit and was sent to Beijing for training. During that time I was fed and agreed with a lot of Party propaganda. Afterward I believed that the CCP was the savior of the Chinese people. I saw other countries as China’s enemies and that they lied about China and Chinese people. I also had misunderstandings about Falun Dafa. I’d never read practitioners’ truth-clarifying materials, so I thought they were troublemakers.

I still had some good thoughts, though. Many years ago, I had a chance to learn about Buddhism, from which I learned about the existence of enlightened beings. I believed that I was a being who was watched over by Buddhas and the divine.

I started to ask questions about where people came from. I was confused, because all I was taught in school was atheism and the theory of evolution. Life began with the fusion of a sperm and an egg, and there was nothing after death. I thought that a person’s value was measured by how much wealth or prestige they accumulated.

I began to question what kind of power controlled the educational system that made us so foolish and weak. Was it because weak people are easy to govern, deceive, suppress, and use as slaves? I didn’t find the answer in Buddhism. I didn’t stop looking for answers until I found Dafa.

From Master’s teachings, I learned that the CCP was created by the old forces to interfere with Fa-rectification and destroy people. The CCP brainwashes people with the theory of “false-evil-violence” and promotes atheism. People lose their true selves, become deluded and weak, and are enslaved by the Party. More horribly, after death, their souls are still controlled by the communist specter and follow it to hell.

In fact, except for a few evil beings whose task is to interfere with Fa-rectification, most Chinese are precious beings from high levels. They reincarnated here to obtain the Fa and go back to save the beings in their own celestial bodies.

Recalling my journey of realization, I was able to forgive my coworkers and those who rejected what I said. I regained my righteous thoughts. I realized this temporary failure should not make me give up, that I still had chances to save him.

Truth-clarifying is a process of cultivating one’s xinxing. Master saved us from hell, and he never gives up on us. He has immense benevolence. Why should I feel frustrated when others reject me? As long as I trust Master and the Fa, I can save people.

While studying the Fa, I sensed Master’s benevolent protection enveloping me and all sentient beings.

Master said,

“Did you know: during the time when the evil came in swarming hordes, so many people were fooled by the venomous fabrications and deceitful lies, and they had hatred toward Dafa and my disciples; those people were doomed to be weeded out in the future, yet even so, by presenting the truth we’ve allowed them to know the facts and get rid of their previous views and evil thoughts, and it’s very likely they can be saved. (Applause) Our clarifying the truth to the world isn’t any sort of political struggle, nor is it doing things to address certain matters. I’m telling you that this is your mercy, and you are truly saving the future people! (Applause) If those people’s thoughts don’t turn around, think about it, they’re done for. I think you should, as a student, a cultivator, do these things from the perspective of mercy, too. Inform people of the truth, tell them about it—this is also rescuing people. (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)

If it weren’t for Master leading practitioners to eliminate the persecution of the entire world and to spread the truth by all means in this harsh environment, the evil entities in other dimensions would not be disintegrated and the situation in the human world would not change. The foolish followers of the CCP, like I used to be, would not have an opportunity to wake up.

With help from Master and fellow practitioners, I, a former CCP follower, not only learned the truth, I bravely began practicing Falun Dafa. I stopped practicing Buddhism because many so-called Buddhist masters are also CCP followers. Some even preach the Party’s songs and promote the Party’s ideology while talking about Buddhism.

If it weren’t for Dafa that opened my wisdom and helped me see the true nature of the Party, I would still be a foolish CCP follower. It was very dangerous. I am one of the luckiest lives in the universe. Although I obtained the Fa late, I have it now.

Today, I have awakened and practice Falun Dafa. Although I have many attachments, such as laziness, and I haven’t done the three things well, I am walking on the path of cultivation. More than 50 people around me quit the CCP; some are reading Master’s teachings; and some repeatedly say that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Isn’t this a manifestation of Dafa’s power in the human world?

If a former follower of the CCP like me, who was extremely brainwashed and promoted its propaganda, had a chance to wake up, I believe that, as time goes by, more and more Chinese will see through the Party, quit it, and therefore have bright futures.

I will get rid of my laziness and pursuit of comfort and develop forgiveness and compassion to wake people up. Although the old forces created many obstacles for everyone and many tests for practitioners, I believe that, with Master’s protection and powerful help, I will overcome them. I will deliver the truth and help people become the precious beings in the new universe.

Since I started studying the Fa not long ago, my level is limited. If there is anything wrong with my understandings, please correct me with compassion.

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