Believing in the Fa and Master Gives Us Courage
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2004 and am now 65 years old. I used to suffer from back pain, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and gastric malfunction. I easily lost my temper at home due to my poor health. I frequently visited doctors but found no relief. I didn’t expect to live long.
Introduced to Falun Dafa
A doctor gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun in March 2004 and suggested that I read it. Given the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda, I doubted that I would benefit from it. But after I had read the entire book, I realized that this was a book about cultivation. I changed my opinion due to the profound theories explained in Zhuan Falun and its principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I decided to practice Falun Dafa despite the persecution.
Master said, “...a practitioner should refrain from fighting back and always hold himself to high standards.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun) My temper eased as I suppressed my anger. My family became peaceful again.
I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises every day. My health improved daily. All my illnesses disappeared within two months. I no longer take any medicine or visit doctors.
I learned from the teachings that illnesses were caused by karma that one accumulated throughout past lives, as well as one’s present life.
When I just started to practice, I felt a Falun (Law Wheel) rotating in my body. Master was adjusting my body. One day I saw many Faluns in my apartment. Master was purifying my home environment.
I studied the Fa, memorized the poems in Hong Yin, and sent righteous thoughts every day. Though I was under pressure from my family and the authorities, as well as interference from other dimensions, my belief in Falun Dafa was firm. Whenever there was a problem, I put the Fa principles into practice. Master said: “My body would still sit there even with my head cut off.” (“Huge Exposure,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
The Chinese people were poisoned by the CCP lies and didn’t understand cultivators. My husband cursed at me. My child cried and my sisters scolded me. My husband threatened that he would divorce me if he were 10 years younger. But I understood them. They faced great pressures due to the CCP’s demonizing of Falun Dafa.
No matter how difficult things were, I never wavered in my belief in Master and Dafa. I tried my best to live up to the expectations for a Dafa practitioner. I studied the Fa a lot and listened to Master.
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
At the start, I only told my friends, relatives, colleagues, and former classmates about Falun Dafa. I was afraid to clarify the truth publicly. I went to see relatives far and near and clarified the truth and encouraged them to withdraw from the CCP. They knew that I’d regained my health because of Falun Dafa. They agreed that Falun Dafa was good and withdrew from the CCP and its youth organizations.
In time, my family members witnessed just how precious Falun Dafa is and changed their attitude about me.
Clarifying the Truth in Villages
Gradually I overcame my fear and was able to tell people I didn’t know the facts about Falun Dafa.
I started going to villages in 2010. I used a map and started with the nearest ones.
Sometimes, when I didn’t know where I was, Master would give me a hint. As time went by, I visited villages further and further away. I am now visiting villages 40 miles from my hometown. If public transport is available, I will use it. Sometimes, I had to ask the taxi driver to wait if I visited remote villages.
I was able to persuade three to five people to quit the CCP in the beginning, then eight to 10, and then 20 daily.
One time I was carrying over 40 Minghui New Year calendars and some truth-clarifying materials downloaded from the Minghui website when I took a bus. I had to walk some distance before I reached the village after I got off the bus. A young man offered to help. He had listened to the truth about Dafa and withdrawn from the CCP. He asked people to come and listen to me after we entered the village. He offered to make up pseudonyms for the villagers who withdrew from the Party. The calendars and materials were given out quickly.
Since the outset, I’ve done this on my own. Master is always with me, and there are eight groups of heavenly law-guardians and other righteous gods protecting me.
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II )
Before leaving my home, I study the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts. This puts me in a good cultivation state.
The process of clarifying the truth is also a process of cultivating and letting go of attachments. In the first several years, my heart beat faster when I was about to go out to clarify the truth. I knew that it was my fear and the interference from the old forces. Gradually this symptom disappeared. Now, before I go out, I recite this poem Master wrote:
“Ten thousand miles I gallop, breaking demons’ battle arrayCutting down all dark minions, eliminating wicked deitiesI heed not their thick fog or the gale winds they whip aboutMountain rains en route wash off dust from the expedition. (“Expedition,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
I am not able to exactly describe my feelings on this path of cultivation. I reminded myself not to develop the attachment of complacency. No matter how many people I helped withdraw from the CCP, I said to myself that I shouldn’t develop complacency.
“In other matters and in the course of cultivation practice, one should be sure to not develop the attachment of zealotry—this mentality can be very easily taken advantage of by demons.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
Clarifying the truth to people was not always easy. Some people swore at me and threatened to report me to the police. Thanks to Master’s protection, I always returned home safely. When this happened, I would study the Fa more and look within to see if I still had human attachments. I then sent forth righteous thoughts more to clear my dimensional fields.
A Village Party Secretary Understands
I went to a remote village to clarify the truth in May 2017. A man behind me shouted at me when I was talking to two ladies sitting under a tree.
“How dare you say that?” The man shouted. “Aren’t you afraid of being caught?”
I told him that the Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident was staged and that over 200,000 people had filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. I told him how wonderful Falun Dafa is and about some prophecies.
He listened and didn’t say anything bad. He didn’t look like an ordinary laborer. He told me that he was the village Party secretary. I told him that Falun Dafa is saving people and the CCP is harming people. When he learned that Falun Dafa had been spread for 25 years, he was astounded. He withdrew from the Party and accepted Dafa informational materials.
“I am going to go around the village to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa.” I said to him. “Please do not follow me or disrupt me. I thank you in advance on behalf of your villagers.” He laughed.
Master Gives Me Hints and Protects Me
Master has protected me and given me hints whenever necessary. If I didn’t cultivate Dafa, I can’t imagine what my life I would be like.
When I run into tests or tribulations, my first thought is to look inward. Then I study the Fa and sent righteous thoughts. I generally pass the tests but sometimes have to ask Master to strengthen me.
Before I leave to clarify the truth, I ask Master to strengthen me. After I return home, I thank Master on behalf of those who were saved.