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Removing Human Attachments and Staying Committed to Saving People

Jan. 8, 2022 |   By Shanping, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hebei Province, China

(Minghui.org) I would like to share some of what I learned in cultivation during my daughter’s engagement and from my experiences of helping to save people during the pandemic.

My daughter was in a long-term relationship with her high school boyfriend. Both of them got along very well throughout the years. She got a job after college, and they began to talk about marriage. The young man knew I practice Falun Dafa and believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He told my daughter that he did not oppose my belief. At the end of the year, our two families met to have a meal, which was regarded as their getting engaged.

One day, the young man’s father suddenly asked about my belief. My daughter told him that my health was poor, and I got well after I began practicing Dafa. His father happened to be in charge of persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners at his workplace.

He knew that practitioners went out to persuade people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. But he thought that my actions could embarrass his family if they saw me clarifying the truth about Dafa in public. Additionally, my actions could affect his son’s career and give competitors an excuse to smear his reputation.

Gaining Perspective from the Fa

My daughter’s marriage proposal was in jeopardy. She came home crying her heart out and argued with me. She called my younger brother and sisters and asked them to convince me not to go out to clarify the truth every day for the sake of her future. Facing this pressure, I asked for Teacher Li's help and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any evil influences.

I explained to my family that there is nothing wrong with practicing Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They all knew I recovered from poor health after practicing Falun Dafa. I then asked if they wanted me to go back to the miserable condition I was in before practicing Dafa? Besides, one’s marriage is pre-arranged by divine beings. They won’t break up if they are destined to be together. My siblings did not want me to get upset with them, so they turned around and persuaded my daughter instead. Our family finally let go of the matter.

I also shared Teacher's Fa with my daughter:

“We therefore believe in following the course of nature. Sometimes, you think that something should be yours, and others also tell you that it is yours. Actually, it is not.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)

In the end, my daughter and her boyfriend broke off the engagement. It was a very difficult time for everyone. After studying the Fa, I understood that everything happens for a reason. I should let go of my attachment to my daughter, and at the same time, I should do better in clarifying the truth to those around me. She learned a lot and gradually calmed down from the breakup. Without the guidance of Dafa, most people would not be able to move on so quickly from such an experience.

My daughter continues to support my practice as she did before. I thank Teacher and Dafa from the bottom of my heart.

Posting Dafa Materials in Residential Complexes

When Covid-19 (or the CCP virus) broke out, the nearby towns, cities, and villages shut down one after another. A fellow practitioner and I started to post flyers in the surrounding communities to tell people about the life-saving phrase: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” We started to go out on the fourth day of the 2020 Lunar New Year before more strict quarantine and isolation measures were enforced.

A friend’s wife saw me posting flyers and told my husband. She wanted to warn us that there were many video monitors, and if I got caught, it would affect my child’s future. I told my husband that I would be fine and not to worry: I was doing the right thing, and it would only benefit my child.

I knew it was my responsibility to quickly save people when disaster is imminent. No one should test me! I continued to do what I needed to do, and my husband stopped questioning me about it.

The fellow practitioner and I worked together seamlessly while I applied the glue and she affixed the flyers. Although it was extremely cold, my body felt warm.

The pandemic situation later became very urgent, so it was harder to enter communities to clarify the truth. One residential area was so large we could not finish posting the flyers after several visits. So we called two additional practitioners to come help.

After we finished posting the flyers in the building complexes, we saw several groups of people looking for someone. We immediately asked for Teacher’s protection and to keep those sentient beings from committing crimes against Dafa.

We left the area separately. Shortly after, we ran into the other two practitioners. They heard that security guards were looking for someone carrying a red messenger bag, which belonged to us.

Thanks to Teacher’s blessing, I happened to put the red bag in the storage area of my motorbike. So no one saw it. We smoothly left the community under the watch of three guards.

Clarifying the Truth in Villages

A fellow practitioner and I went to hand out truth-clarification brochures to people. I drove the motorbike with her on the back. She would hop off quickly, approach people to clarify the truth, and give them the brochures. Meanwhile, I sent forth righteous thoughts to disintegrate any evil factors that interfered with people accepting the truth and being saved.

I felt a bit perturbed at first because the other practitioner did all the talking. She comforted me by saying that we were working together as one body to save people, and it didn't matter who does what. So I let go of my sense of unfairness and cooperated the best I could.

Sometimes, we faced dangerous situations. For example, when delivering materials in a village one day, a man rushed out of his car and yelled at us. He held onto my motorbike’s handlebar, while trying to dial his phone. I called for my companion to get on the motorbike, and we quickly took off, leaving the man swearing behind us. But he did not give up and drove after us in his car. With Teacher’s protection, we eventually lost him.

Whenever we met a group of people, the fellow practitioner and I clarified the truth to everyone. We once went to an orchard to distribute brochures. Many of the workers understood the truth and wanted to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations.

They even asked us for Teacher’s book Zhuan Falun and the pendant necklaces with, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” engraved on them. When we returned to give out these precious things, a person knelt on the ground and bowed to Teacher. His knowing side was aware that he had been saved.


Although my time is limited after taking care of my small business and cooking for my family, I persist in going out to clarify the truth about Dafa to people. Sometimes, I went out alone and could not find anyone to talk to. I did not get discouraged, however, and continued to move forward and improve my mindset. Teacher would always bring me to someone who had a predestined relationship. Even if I could only clarify the facts to one person or send out a copy of a truth-clarification booklet, my efforts would not be in vain. It was my heart that mattered!