Blessed by Helping Practitioners with Their Fahui Articles
(Minghui.org) Although it has been over two months since I submitted Falun Dafa practitioners' articles for the 16th China Fahui on Minghui.org, the experiences I went through remain vivid in my memory. I would like to share them with fellow practitioners.
Seizing the Time to Send Articles
After more than two weeks of intense, busy work, and with Master's blessing and the help of fellow practitioners, I finally finished organizing practitioners' articles for this year's China Fahui (an annual online experience sharing conference for practitioners in China), and sent them all to the Minghui website on September 15, 2019, the deadline.
I decided to submit my paper too. Although I haven't done well in the three things that practitioners should do, I felt that it was a good opportunity to reflect on my cultivation during the Fa rectification period. Without Master's protection and Dafa's guidance, there is no way that I could have made it through to this day.
From the time of first reading the request for articles, to the deadline, many things happened that made it difficult for me to calm my mind.
Relatives from out-of-town came to visit, a family elder had a birthday party, the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, the ongoing situation in Hong Kong, and many other things all prevented me from being able to calm down to write my experience sharing article. I was anxious every day.
A practitioner came to show me her draft article a few days before September 1, and asked if I could type it up for her. Another practitioner then gave me two typed drafts, and wanted me to edit them and submit them to Minghui.
Based on past experiences, I knew that more practitioners would be coming to me with their articles, so I wanted to finish mine as soon as possible. This made me all the more anxious.
Early the next morning, a practitioner came over and needed my help. Because she was illiterate, I didn’t want to influence her thinking, so I recorded what she said and then transcribed the recording, then organized the paragraphs to flow better.
From that day on, one practitioner after another came to me for help with their articles. Some were typed, but needed checking and re-organizing; some were handwritten, and needed typing; some practitioners didn't know how to write, so I had to record their articles, then type and re-organize them. The whole process made me dizzy.
If my wife or other practitioners happened to be talking to me, I considered it interference and became even more stressed. I then wouldn’t be able to guard my xinxing and would lose my temper. I tried to remind myself that I am a cultivator doing a very important task, and to maintain righteous thoughts while I worked.
I finally got to write my own paper on the very last day.
It was also difficult to access the Internet during this time. Even when it did connect, it would stop shortly after connecting. I needed to have Internet access to submit all the articles to Minghui. My wife and I started sending righteous thoughts.
When the Internet connected successfully, we sent practitioners' articles one after another until all of the articles were successfully submitted, and I managed to do it all before the deadline of midnight September 15, 2019. My article was literally the last one to be submitted.
Just after logging out of my computer, my alarm for sending forth righteous thoughts at 11:55 p.m. went off. It felt like I was in a rush to catch a train, just managing to hop on board before it starting rolling away. It was such a heart-stirring experience!
Without Master’s help, I wouldn’t have been able to submit all the articles on time. My wife and I are very thankful for Master’s help.
Practitioners’ Appreciation of Dafa Is Amazing
Practitioners put their trust in me, and passed their precious cultivation experiences to me to submit to Minghui. As I had to read them all first, I was very moved by their sincerity in sharing their feelings from deep in their hearts, and their sincere appreciation towards Master.
It helped me to see how great Master is, and how extraordinary the Fa is. The practitioners' gratitude toward Dafa and Master was evident in all of the papers. Master brings renewed life to Dafa disciples, and even their families have benefited from the practice.
The brutal persecution of Falun Dafa has been going on for so many years, but practitioners have persisted in their efforts to help save sentient beings all this time. Meanwhile, new practitioners continue to join the practice. Why? It's because they know that Falun Dafa is good.
Practitioners have experienced tremendous health improvements, both physically and mentally. Before starting the practice, many of them suffered from all kinds of illnesses and were troubled with family conflicts. Master and Dafa teach us the meaning of life, and how we should conduct ourselves according to the Fa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. People will be blessed when they know the truth and goodness of Dafa.
I'm in Awe of Practitioners' Righteous Thoughts and Actions
At the beginning of the persecution, some practitioners took the risk of going to Beijing to display banners and shout “Falun Dafa is good!” They have used all sorts of ways to clarify the truth and help people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. Some established their own materials production sites to make informational materials to distribute. Even elderly practitioners learned how to use a computer and get online, so that they could print materials for others to use.
Dafa projects are becoming more and more comprehensive and far reaching. Practitioners have been distributing truth-clarification materials, talking to people face-to-face, and using their mobile phones to help people know the truth about Dafa.
Practitioners started clarifying the truth in their local areas, then moved out to surrounding areas, and then further afield – covering cities, towns and villages in remote rural areas.
They've experienced much hardship in their endeavors, and none of it would be possible without Master’s help and protection. There were many miraculous stories that practitioners have shared.
One practitioner focused primarily on making phone calls. She met with her team every week, riding her motorcycle to the meeting place. She hasn't missed any meetings throughout all these years. Sometimes when she arrived, her coat was soaking wet and her hands were frozen. Yet one could tell how happy she was when she was holding the list of people who agreed to quit the CCP.
Another practitioner usually went out at night with others to make phone calls. Once, she didn’t have anyone to go out with, and wasn’t sure if she should go. But then she thought: saving sentient beings is something that Master has asked us to do. If I were the only Dafa disciple in this area, would I do it?
The answer was a resounding yes, which gave her the righteous thoughts and courage to carry on with the task.
In order to avoid being discovered by the police she walked up and down dark alleys, while talking on the phone.
One practitioner distributed truth-clarification materials at night in rural areas and remote villages. She once encountered a large fierce-looking dog blocking her path, and heard a wolf howling, which terrified her. She had to walk carefully over a single-log bridge while the thundering sound of the fast flowing water raged below. Despite all this, she managed to reach her destination without incident, dropped off all the truth-clarification materials, and then headed back home.
A practitioner was unable to make phone calls in a mountainous area, because the battery in her mobile phone had no more power. But the phone became fully charged after the practitioner asked Master for help. She then continued to make phone calls.
Another touching story took place in the spring, when the snow was melting. Two practitioners went to the countryside at night to distribute materials. It was icy and mud puddles were everywhere, making the country roads difficult to navigate. Their shoes and hands were very muddy, but when they were done and got home, they found that they were all clean and dry.
One practitioner went to a health clinic. There were over ten customers there. She clarified the truth to them.
A woman commented, “You’re so fearless. Aren’t you afraid I will report you?”
“It’s not that I am fearless,” the practitioner answered, “It’s that you are blessed with a strong predestined relationship with Dafa.”
The woman laughed, and said, “Okay, well said! Please tell me more.”
In the end, all of the people at the clinic quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Firm Belief in Master and Dafa in the Midst of Persecution and Sickness
A practitioner by the name of Mr. Hu was abducted by the police in 2002. He later shared his experience of what happened in the police station.
A policeman put a form on the table and tried to get Mr. Hu to put his fingerprint on it. Mr. Hu immediately heard a voice ringing in his ears: “Reeducation through labor! Reeducation through labor!”
He understood that it was a hint from Master. He asked the policeman, “What are your intentions with this paperwork?”
“Its just a formality,” the officer replied.
Mr. Hu said, “Well, I don’t want to do it!”
Mr. Hu then his hands together, and the policeman couldn’t separate them.
The officer couldn't do anything, and eventually took his papers and stormed off.
Shortly after, he returned with a policewoman who wanted to take Mr. Hu’s photo. He didn’t cooperate with her, and used his mind-intent to have her camera malfunction so it couldn’t take any pictures. As a result, the police didn't get what they wanted, and couldn’t send Mr. Hu to a forced labor camp.
Another story relates to Ms. Zheng, who was persecuted in a labor camp. A guard took her to their office on the morning of October 27, 2006, and told her to do some “written work.” The guard added, “If you write what we tell you, we’ll leave you alone. If you don’t, there you'll be in solitary confinement for five days.”
Ms. Zheng replied, “I won't do it.”
The prison guard became anxious. Ms. Zheng shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Around six prison guards then rushed over to Ms. Zheng and started punching and kicking her. They taped her mouth, dragged her by the hair, and tied her to an iron chair for five days.
Being tied up for so long was excruciating. One slight movement would result in severe pain.
But from that day forth, the guards no longer tried to force Ms. Zheng or any other practitioner to write anything against their will.
Ms. Tang once experienced sickness karma. She was in the middle of group Fa study when she lost control of her bowels and bladder. When she got home, she still wasn't feeling well, and lay down.
When Ms. Tang woke up, it was already dark outside. She asked practitioners to help send righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference. Her family wanted her go to the hospital, but she said that her body was being cleansed, and that she would be alright.
Ms. Tang was completely recovered by the following day. She was able to get up to send righteous thoughts at the set time, and even got the whole family’s breakfast ready. Her family was in awe.
Impressed by Practitioners’ Efforts to Look Inward
Practitioners tried hard to look inward to eliminate attachments. Their efforts resulted in positive changes in their lives.
One practitioner, Ms. Wang, was planning to go out with Ms. Chen to distribute truth-clarification materials. Ms. Chen brought some bags for them to put the materials in, but Ms. Wang felt that they were too small and said that people might just toss the bags if they didn’t look appealing. This upset Ms. Chen, as she said it was a human notion and negative thinking.
Ms. Wang was disturbed by the answer, and became resentful. She thought, “You’re so headstrong and self-centered. Don’t you have negative thinking?”
At that moment, Master's words came to her mind,
“Looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
Practitioners are like mirrors and can reflect our own problems. All these years, Ms. Wang was the one that decided where they would go to let people know about Dafa, and it was her that made all the decisions. Wasn’t she being self-centered and headstrong?
Ms. Wang realized that she shouldn’t be like this, and Ms. Chen also said that she shouldn’t have acted the way she did.
The two of them let go of their own interests, and set out to distribute the materials.
I've found that I have benefited a lot from helping practitioners organize their articles. Their stories are like gemstones to me. I saw my shortcomings through their cultivation experiences, and learned a great deal.
I will continue to study the Fa diligently and cultivate myself better.
Thank you Master.