(Minghui.org) I am in my 70s now, but I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. When the movement to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations began, I started to clarify the facts about Dafa to my relatives and friends and many predestined people.
One winter day, it was snowing very hard. The ground was covered with ice as slick as glass. My daughter asked me not to go out as the ground was very slippery. I promised her I wouldn't, but I still went out to distribute truth-clarification DVDs after I got off the phone. I didn’t realize this was a hint from Master Li. I gave my last DVD to a plainclothes officer who arrested me and took me to a detention center.
In the detention center, I met another practitioner. She taught me Master’s Hong Yin poems. We also clarified the truth to the inmates in our cell. Due to our righteous thoughts, we did not experience any interference. We did the exercises as usual every day. Even the guards were happy to see us. One of the guards told us in private, “I practice Buddhism and I know that Falun Dafa practitioners are good people.”
One day, I sent righteous thoughts with one palm erect and walked around in the cell to disintegrate the evil factors in the detention center. I also recited aloud Master’s poem “The Awakened One:”
“Every form of travail has he weathered,Countless the fiends trampled under his feet;His palm erected, the whole Cosmos shakes,A grand Buddha stands between Heaven and Earth.”(“The Awakened One,” Hong Yin)
The five inmates in the cell heard what I said and joined in. They even lined up behind me with one palm erect. They learned to recite all of “The Awakened One,” which we shouted in unison. It was very touching. I was full of joy because these lives had chosen a bright future with their actions.
Before the police interrogated me, I met a middle-aged man who looked very kind. After learning that I practiced Falun Dafa, he said, “You are about the same age as my mother, but you are really healthy!” I asked him not to persecute Dafa practitioners after I learned he was the director of the detention center.
He replied, “I know you are all good people. I haven’t persecuted any practitioner yet.” I praised him for being a nice person. He told me not to say anything when being interrogated.
After I returned home from the detention center, my family asked me not to go out and clarify the truth to avoid being persecuted. I replied, “I didn’t do well this time and was taken advantage of by the evil. But don’t worry, I won’t give you any trouble in the future. I am doing the most righteous thing, and it benefits people. I am not afraid. I have Master to protect me.”
My children eventually accepted what I said after hearing of my experience in the detention center. My oldest daughter suffered from severe rhinitis and had lumps on her breasts. After witnessing how healthy I became, she also started to cultivate Dafa. Her son also believes in Dafa, although he is not practicing yet. He often recites “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They even offer incense and bow before Master's portrait every day.
After the pandemic seemed to have subsided, some of the practitioners in our area teamed up to clarify the truth and had good results. A few of them had never talked to people face-to-face, but they made a breakthrough after they joined the truth-clarification group. Later, older practitioners formed groups to clarify the truth, including me.
I once got off at the wrong bus stop on my way back from the Fa study group. It was raining, and I got wet because I didn’t bring an umbrella. However, I talked to a number of people who listened to me and quit the CCP. I felt that everything was worth it. Later, I got off at the wrong bus stop several times and continued talking to people about Dafa on my way home. I then realized that this was Master’s arrangement to let me meet more people.
There are more examples like this. One day, I met two young people in line buying groceries. I called one of them aside and said, “I want to tell you something. Nowadays, there are many natural disasters. The CCP is corrupt and persecutes good people who practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Please do not listen to the lies on TV. Quit the CCP and its organizations to be safe.”
The young man agreed to quit the CCP. Just then, the other young man in line asked me to help him quit the CCP. To my surprise, they both quit with their real names.
On another occasion, I ran into an “acquaintance.” He agreed to quit the CCP after listening to me explain the truth. Later, every time he saw me, he would shout, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” One time, he pointed to a young lady nearby and asked me why I didn’t tell her the facts. Actually, I’d already noticed her. She was pushing a child in a stroller. I was tired after talking to people about Dafa all day long, so I didn’t want to talk anymore. But if I had ignored that hint from Master, I would have missed the opportunity to tell her the truth. So I did, and she quit the CCP.
During these years, in addition to clarifying the facts face-to-face, I also tried other ways to spread the truth, such as making phone calls and spending bills with Falun Dafa information written on them. People behaved differently when they heard the truth. Some gave me food to thank me, but some refused to listen and even tried to report me to the police. Whenever I met such people, I would recite Master’s poem “Rectifying the Fa:”
“Rectifying Fa as I go, penetrating all layers of the cosmosAll choosing to oppose the rectification were eliminated”(“Rectifying the Fa,” Hong Yin III)
I have encountered danger many times, but I never had trouble given Master’s protection.
I was also lazy sometimes, especially during the lockdown period. There were few people on the street, so I didn’t go out. After a while, I realized it was my attachment to comfort. I knew my mission was to assist Master in saving sentient beings during the Fa-rectification period, so I went right out to talk to people. Since I have the heart to save people, Master kept sending predestined people to me.
After clarifying the truth and participating in Fa-validation activities for over 10 years, I have experienced great changes in my health. I used to be out of breath when I climbed to the second floor. Now, I feel someone is pushing me when I go upstairs. When I rode my bicycle, two men in their 40s couldn’t catch up with me. After they caught up, they exclaimed that I was flying instead of riding a bicycle.
I stopped menstruating in my 50s, but I had two periods after cultivating in Dafa. In addition, since last year, I began growing black hair again. Although I am in my 70s, my hair was all gray before. Master Li has given me so much, and no words can express my gratitude. I can only try my best to do the three things well to thank him.