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Lessons Learned From Falsifying a Form

Dec. 8, 2023 |   By Yuyun, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Henan Province, China

(Minghui.org) My sister-in-law and I live in the same complex, our apartments separated by just a courtyard. One day when she shouted, “Come here and help me fill out this form,” I didn’t pay much attention and just wrote down what she said. She gave me another form to fill out when I finished the first one.

After filling out both forms, I thought to myself, “What kind of form is this? I filled it out but I didn’t ask what it was for. How can I, a practitioner, be so careless?”

When I asked, she said she was supposed to fill out the mass nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) form during the pandemic. The forms were incomplete, so she had to fill in the missing information.

I was shocked, and my back suddenly started to hurt. I felt sore, swollen, numb, and nauseated. I could barely stand. I knew I had made a mistake by helping my sister-in-law give false information. The old forces exploited my attachment to my family.

Cheating and lying are characteristics of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture. They are typical of the CCP but the complete opposite of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the principles of Falun Dafa.

I realized that, if my xinxing was better, I wouldn’t blindly do something like that. I deviated from the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and fell into the trap set by the old forces. I brought disgrace to Dafa and Master, the founder of Falun Dafa. I felt guilty and said, “Master, what I did was wrong!” I kept reciting the verses for sending forth righteous thoughts and felt better after a while.

I visited a practitioner and told her what had happened. She said, “Master brought you here to point things out to me! I’ve done similar things for other people and violated Dafa’s requirements. I lent my technical title certificate to my son and coworkers to help them avoid penalties and to obtain personal gains. From now on, I will get rid of the CCP’s toxic culture of lying and I will not commit fraudulent acts.”

My son asked me when I got home, “Mom, what kind of forms did you fill out for Auntie? You shouldn’t do that for her.” I knew Master was using my son’s words to enlighten me. I said, “I know.”

As soon as I said this, my sister-in-law shouted from outside, “Please help me fill out more forms and make sure the handwriting is the same on all the forms.”

I realized I should follow Master’s teachings and let go of sentimentality, the attachment of wanting to save face, and selfishness. I needed to improve my xinxing. I replied gently, “I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I can’t fill out these forms with false information. It’s wrong! I felt miserable after filling out those two other forms.”

She said, “These are not fake forms. They were used for COVID testing during the pandemic. I didn’t have time then, so I’m completing them now. It’s too difficult to find the people who were involved back then, so I’m doing it this way. If you don’t fill them out, I’ll need to discard the other forms and start all over!” She was upset and left. I then heard her tearing up the forms.

I knew the forms I’d filled out were destroyed. The CCP’s factors were disintegrated and the old forces’ arrangements had failed. My heart felt purified and at peace, without any hatred or resentment. I walked around, and my pain disappeared. I felt relaxed and solid as a rock. I thanked Master for helping me remove the attachment of wanting to save face and affection for my relatives.

After that day, my sister-in-law ignored me and walked away angrily whenever she saw me. I didn’t take it to heart and treated her with kindness. I often helped her family clean their patio and take care of their grandchild. Our conflicts were eventually resolved, and we now get along better than ever.

I also tried to memorize and read the Fa attentively. I listened to The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Disintegrating the Culture of the Chinese Communist Party. I wanted to change my human notions and modern, deviated thinking, so I strengthened my righteous thoughts. When I studied the Fa attentively, my xinxing improved, and it was easier to clarify the truth to people.

Wanting to save face, clinging to family affection, and being selfish are filthy, rotten substances the old forces impose on cultivators. They want to destroy us, and that is not what Master wants. If we cannot get rid of selfishness, we won’t be able become divine. Without compassion, we cannot awaken the beings that are waiting to be saved.