(Minghui.org) I recently came across an incident while exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Dafa, a mind-body practice also known as Falun Gong. This incident prompted me to dig deeper inside myself to search for the root cause of the ordeal. I found out that only by genuinely cleansing my human attachments, studying the Fa with a tranquil mind, and always correcting myself in accordance with the Fa, can I clarify the truth with a pure mind, and save more people.
Everything went smoothly at first when I clarified the truth that day. But after I gave an elderly man an amulet with the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” he yelled, “Falun Gong! How dare you give this to me! Come with me to the police station!”
It turned out that he was a retired police officer. I tried to clarify the facts to him., but he roared irrationally, “If you practice Falun Gong, your child can’t go to college, you can’t join the army, and your pension will be deducted.” As I was just about to leave since he refused to let me talk, he took my bike key, and bellowed, “Go to the police station with me!”
At this moment, a small crowd gathered around us, and a man spoke up for me, “Why are you bullying Falun Gong? Falun Gong practitioners never fight back when beaten or yelled at. They’re all good people! A Falun Gong practitioner in our neighborhood helps everybody in need.”
At this time, an elderly woman came over and shouted, “Old man, why are you bullying her? Let her go!”
The man brayed, “I’m from the police station, and she is a Falun Gong practitioner.”
“There are no good people in the police station. Falun Gong is a hundred times better than you!” the elderly woman refuted him.
Just as the man began to yell at her, two young people stepped forward, “Go catch gangsters, murderers and real criminals! Why are you bullying Falun Gong?” Then one more on-looker commanded, “Give her the key and let her go!”
During the entire time, I begged Master to save the man so that he would not be manipulated by the Chinese Communist Party to commit crimes against Dafa practitioners. I told him, “We have never met before, and I have no grudges against you. Why are you doing this? It’s not good for you to harass kind-hearted people!”
Meanwhile, I grabbed my key from him, but he took out his mobile phone to call the police. To prevent him from making a big mistake of persecuting innocent people, I took his phone but he snatched it back. At this time, one of the onlookers said to him, “Why don’t you go catch bad people instead? Where is your conscience?”
Another person added, “The bandits in the past were in the deep mountains, but now they’re in police stations.” A third person scolded the man that he was doing something immoral.
A person stood between me and the man to protect me. Everyone stared at the man angrily and scolded him for bullying good people. Seeing that no one was on his side, he unwillingly let me go.
I felt happy for the onlookers who helped me—sentient beings are truly awakening. They had just witnessed the battle between righteousness and evil, and chosen to stand on the side of Dafa. They made the most righteous choice.
On my way home that day, I felt terrible and asked Master in my heart, “Master, what did I do wrong? Did I do anything that was not conforming to the Fa? Please enlighten me. I must find my attachments, get rid of them, and improve!”
Suddenly the word “fear” appeared in my mind. I must have had fear. Every time there was interference, I did not dare to speak up. Because of fear, I was suspicious of people nearby and thus missed many opportunities to clarify the truth. Fear was like a shadow in my cultivation, and it was often times hard to detect. I promised Master that I would let go of my fear and continue clarifying the truth to save people!
As I walked back home, I passed by a community with guardrails and saw an elderly man parking a small tricycle. I greeted him through the railing, gave him a booklet, and explained that it was about how people could avoid plagues and disasters. He happily took the booklet and flipped through it. I asked if he was a CCP member, and whether he knew that quitting the CCP could secure a safe future for him. I offered to help him quit the CCP, and he agreed.
Before departing, I asked him to repeat, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good!” because his life could be protected when encountering difficulties. He conjoined his hands, and thanked Master and Falun Gong. He then told me that he detested the CCP. He said that if there were no good people like us to speak the truth, the CCP would have completely controlled society.
I was full of gratitude to Master. More and more people have learned the truth of Dafa, and chosen to break free from the CCP. Dafa practitioners clarify the truth every day to scrape off the lies stamped in peoples’ minds by the CCP’s propaganda, expose the evil core of the CCP, and demonstrate the graciousness of Falun Dafa.
“Some people who’ve learned the truth may think about taking up cultivation, some may be quite sympathetic, and others might offer support in the form of concrete actions. These responses that came about through clarifying the truth spread from person to person, heart to heart. The evil factors are losing their habitat. Dafa and the righteous factors are covering and enriching everything, and at the same time, in terms of the persecution, this will bring about changes in society and on every front, and the wicked people will thus have no audience and the evil beings nothing to exploit. That’s the inevitable effect. Things look ordinary and uneventful when you clarify the truth, but the effect is huge.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume IV)
Upon returning home, I stood in front of Master’s portrait and asked Master to please enlighten me on what attachments I still had that resulted in the interference earlier in the day. I then picked up Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, opened it, and saw the line, “... truly improve your xinxing...” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
I realized that my mind was full of grievances those days. The number of people withdrawing from the CCP was only 40,000 to 50,000 people daily. During the Chinese New Year, the number was even smaller. I was worried that we would not save enough people.
I also had resentments. I was irritated to see fellow practitioners seeking comfort, traveling abroad, buying good houses and fancy cars, and becoming devoted to living an ordinary life.
In addition, I enjoyed being admired by others, and was readily elated to receive compliments and praises.
I was attached to competitiveness. When people did not listen or accept the truth, and were disrespectful to Dafa, anger emerged abruptly in me and I argued with them. This attachment was correlated with the CCP’s culture of hatred and struggle, and was the partial cause of the ordeal with the man who tried to report me.
All these attachments are disrespectful to Dafa and Master, and they are extremely dangerous for Dafa practitioners!
I used to be very impatient, and failed to discipline myself as a Dafa practitioner. When I clarified the truth to a woman one day, after telling her the facts twice, she still didn’t understand me. Sensing my uneasiness, she said, “Please speak slowly. I’m hard of hearing, but I can tell you’re good to me.”
Realizing my problem, I slowed down and told her the facts again. She was happy to finally understand me. I gave her the truth booklet, the amulet, and the book The Ultimate Goal of Communism.
She told me that during the Cultural Revolution, her husband was beaten to death and her father was almost killed. “I’ll read this book,” she said. After putting the materials in her bag, she conjoined her hands in front of her chest and shouted to the sky, “Thank you, Master Li, I can finally cut ties with the evil CCP!”
I am very grateful for fellow Dafa practitioners who have gone all out to clarify the truth, and at the same time, are doing their utmost to be model citizens in daily life. The performance of Dafa disciples who live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance can wash away the slander used by the CCP to smear Dafa.
I will cultivate more diligently to eliminate all my human attachments. Thank you, merciful Master for your guidance and salvation!
This is my personal understanding at my level. Please kindly point out anything that is inadequate.