(Minghui.org) I am a 72-year-old retired elementary school teacher. I began to practice Falun Dafa in March 1998. As I have cultivated, I have experienced much that showed the miraculous power of Dafa and the strength of cooperation among practitioners.
The school notified me and four practitioners to attend a meeting held by the leaders of the school and the local education bureau. Since only practitioners were asked to attend, we all knew this was unusual, so we prepared to clarify the truth to them.
Clarifying the truth is the golden key that Master Li has given us to awaken the conscience of sentient beings. This world is the place that Master created for us to be the protagonists in today’s society. I thought that the meeting was a good opportunity to validate the goodness of Dafa, and I wanted to use our time well. Dafa is the most upright cultivation system, and what Master tells us to do is the most righteous. With this mindset, I was glad to attend the meeting.
When I got to the conference room, three of the other four practitioners had already arrived. The head principal was sitting in the middle at the oval conference table with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary, the vice principal of the elementary school, the vice principal of the middle school, the office director, and an Education Bureau official on either side. We practitioners sat on the other side.
We were still waiting for one more practitioner, and no one spoke. The atmosphere was a little tense. I thought that we should not put ourselves in the position of being persecuted. To lighten things up, I asked the principal about a senior retired teacher who lived in his residential community. This teacher had been recognized and highly respected by our peers in the city. I talked about how he’d helped me with my teaching and that I wanted to visit him. The atmosphere became much more relaxed.
When the fourth practitioner did not show up after about 20 minutes, the principal announced that the meeting would start. After he introduced us to the Education Bureau official, he asked one of us to give her thoughts on practicing Falun Dafa. The practitioner’s mind was very clear. She started with the prophecies in history, and the chaos in today’s society. She went on to tell them how far and wide Dafa had spread and that so many had been blessed. She then talked about how her standards and health had improved by practicing Dafa.
Because of her aggressiveness at school, her nickname used to be “Tigress.” But Dafa changed her. She became a good daughter to her mother, a good wife to her husband, a good mother to her children, a good teacher to her students, and a good person all around. She didn’t sound arrogant or overly humble, just calm, steady, and eloquent. Her words touched everyone’s heart. As a fellow practitioner, I couldn’t help but praise her in my heart. She exemplified the wisdom Dafa gives us and a Dafa cultivator’s inner beauty. The leaders all had smiles of approval on their faces.
The principal then asked the second practitioner to speak. She talked about how she first practiced another form of qigong and ended up being possessed by an animal spirit. But by practicing Dafa, she recovered from all of her health issues, including severe neurosis. These testimonies easily debunked the communist regime’s slander and lies.
The third practitioner went on to explain that practitioners wanted to clarify the truth and distribute materials because of the ongoing persecution launched by former CCP leader Jiang Zemin. Before I could speak, the principal said, “I have been to Japan, and people over there can openly practice Falun Dafa. This is your personal belief. However, when you give people materials, you have to see if they want them or not. Don’t force people to take them.” He then pointed to his mouth and said, “Just talk about it here.” He meant that talking without the materials wouldn’t leave any evidence. Just like that, we played the main role in the discussion, and the principal adjourned the meeting with a very positive attitude.
Afterward, one practitioner said, “I thought it was going to be much worse,” because she was once deceived into going to a meeting where she was arrested and taken to a brainwashing session.
A few years later, seemingly by accident, we learned that the meeting had been because two practitioners had been reported and arrested for distributing informational materials. The city 610 Office then issued a notice to the local Education Bureau, ordering the Bureau to punish those two. The wording on the notice was slanderous. Since we maintained righteous thoughts and followed Master’s teachings about clarifying the truth, we were able to eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions and display Dafa disciples’ righteousness, compassion, and peacefulness. An evil force was then disintegrated.
Having One Sincere Thought: Eliminating the Evil Factors
More than 10 years ago, I clarified the truth to an older man picking vegetables near a factory. When his daughter arrived, I talked to her, too. She picked up the vegetables and began to walk away, so I walked along with her to tell her more. But she remained silent.
A powerful thought then came into my heart: I must save her! She suddenly crouched down to trim the vegetables. I also crouched down and told her, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good!” She suddenly said, “Hurry and go. I have already reported you to the police.”
I didn’t hear her clearly, so I just stayed there and said, “Young lady, remember: ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good.’ It can save your life!” She blurted out, “Hurry up and leave. I am a 610 Office agent at this factory, and we are specifically in charge of Falun Dafa practitioners. I have already called the police. Hurry, hurry up and go!”
After taking a few steps, I turned around and repeated, “You have to remember, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good.’”
Just as I had the thought of “I must save her,” she suddenly changed from having evil thoughts to kind thoughts. I truly witnessed what Master said: “Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world.” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos,” Hong Yin II)
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts as One Body
In 2008, the persecution intensified before the Beijing Olympic Games. One day, after group Fa study in practitioner Bei’s home, three practitioners stayed to discuss a project. I was called to go there from another Fa study group. Just as I arrived and before I could sit down, we heard quick knocks on the door and someone yelling, “Bei, open up!”
It happened so suddenly that we didn’t have time to think about it. We sat down, sent forth righteous thoughts, and asked Master to help us. I felt the energy field was strong. After about eight minutes, they stopped knocking, and I heard loud footsteps walking downstairs.
A few days later, Bei and I went to clarify the truth to the chairman of the school’s union. He told Bei, “A few days ago, I was called into a meeting by the police. They were arranging to ransack your home. It was very fortunate that you were not there that day, so they couldn’t do anything.”
Bei and I understood that this was a planned act of persecution. The evil factors were eliminated by our righteous thoughts, however, so those officers who were involved did not commit crimes against Dafa.
That was the first time that I truly experienced the miraculous power of righteous thoughts. I came to understand the importance of why Master told us to send them.
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