Cultivate Diligently; Making the Most of Time to Save Sentient Beings

A Dafa Disciple in China

PureInsight | April 29, 2015


Hello Master! Hello fellow practitioners!

I am just writing a few of my experiences to share with fellow practitioners and to report to Master.

I. Obtaining the Fa

I am 77 years old this year. I was introduced to the Fa by a friend in 1997. At the time I practiced to get rid of an incurable disease on my leg (skin ulcer). This illness was very painful and intolerable everyday. I had to prop on a rod, and I looked everywhere for medical treatments and folk remedies but to no avail. It was really as if living wasn’t as good as dying. After cultivating in Dafa, I learned the exercises at the practice site for a few days, and a miracle occurred — Master purified my body, and this incurable disease completely disappeared. I became a healthy person, and at that time I firmed on one thought: I have to cultivate to the end and follow Master home.

During the process of cultivation, I have gone through many tests of sickness karma. One time, I was about to eat my dinner. As I took the first bite, I suddenly choked to the point of suffocating. I could barely breathe, but in my mind I was aware. I walked up to Master’s portrait and said, “Master, please save me. I still have to go out to do some work with a fellow practitioner!” After a while I became well and was able to do my task of saving people with the fellow practitioner on time. Another time, I developed a high fever and I noticed that in my waist area there were small, barbed red lumps. The bones and muscles throughout my entire body ached and it was difficult to bear. A fellow practitioner assessed the situation and said, “These are herpes zoster.” I firmly stopped her from talking any further, “Don’t say anything. What thing would dare stay on my body — I am a god!” I increased my efforts in Fa study, sending forth righteous thoughts, and also wrote on the small, red bumps the words “The Fa rectifies the Cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated.” It was just as Master said, “If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse” ("What’s to fear?" from Hong Yin II). After a few days I was completely healed, verifying the supernatural nature of Dafa. Due to my 100% faith in Master and the Fa, under the protection of compassionate Master, I have passed difficult tests.

II. Helping a Fellow Practitioner Pass the Test of Sickness Karma

In March of this year, a fellow practitioner had serious illness karma. She could barely breathe, and was choking so badly that one would hear constantly squealing. For two months, she could not fall asleep whether during the night or the day, and could not eat anything. Her daughter and son in law urged her to go to the hospital. However, this fellow practitioner’s righteous thoughts were very strong and she refused to go. I then took her to my house and looked after her with utmost care. At the same time, several other fellow practitioners came over to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts with us, allowing her to ascend based on the Fa principles. Some fellow practitioners were a bit worried with what we were doing, asking that if her life really became in peril, who would assume responsibility? I said, “I am not afraid. There is Master and there is the Fa. In addition, Dafa disciples are one body, and her righteous thoughts are very strong. There will not be any problems. We cannot abandon her; to help our fellow practitioner is the responsibility of all of us.” A month later, with several of us constantly alternating in studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts with her, she completely recovered.

III. Study the Fa Well; Make the Most of Time to Save People

Master said, “This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” from Essentials of Diligent Progress VOL III, During these years, this is exactly what I have done. I would partner up with fellow practitioners and would traverse alleys, stores, food markets, marketplaces, and residential areas. When we were in stores urging the sales clerks to make the three withdrawals, sometimes I would have to buy things that I didn’t necessarily need – the purpose was to save sentient beings. While spending the mornings looking for predestined people, I would have to walk 10 km but I wasn’t tired at all. I thought that as long as sentient beings could be saved, this kind of hardship was nothing; I felt very gratified. Because my husband had passed away for over ten years, I live alone and have no interference. During these years, I have arranged my life in a clear and orderly fashion. In regards to the four set times for sending righteous thoughts, I have never slacked on this. I do morning exercises at 3:50 in the morning, and then in the morning, I take fellow practitioners out to clarify the truth. In the afternoon is group Fa study, and at night I study the Fa with fellow practitioners at my house. Sometimes on the road I’ll run into strangers, who will grin and wave at me, saying, and “Elder sister. You don’t recognize me, but wasn’t it you who made the three withdrawals for me? At the time, you also told me that understanding the truth and making the three withdrawals is worth more than a piece of gold.” During these years, I haven’t kept count, and do not know how many people I have clarified the truth to, nor how many people have been saved.
Once, I was clarifying the truth to a person at a market and gave him a small pamphlet. Off to the side, a young guy selling small chicks saw what I was doing (because he had already made the three withdrawals) and said, “Auntie, why didn’t you give me that good stuff?” I said, “Young lad, elder sister has already run out. Next time, I will definitely bring some for you.” Two days ago, I ran into the young guy selling chicks at the marketplace and presented him a Shen Yun DVD as a gift. He first glanced here and there, and then said happily, “Thank you elder sister.” I replied, “This is 5000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture. It is the best show in the world. After you watch it, distribute it to your friends and families and have them watch it thoroughly. Whoever watches it will have blessings.” He again said, “You made the three withdrawals for me, but my two sons haven’t quitted yet!” He then told me the names of his two sons. I again exhorted him to explain to his sons clearly the matter of the three withdrawals and to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.” He said, “Thank you elder sister. I’ll remember it.”

Another time, I met an old lady at the marketplace who was watching a bag of eggplants. She couldn’t carry it, and was very anxious. I carried her bag to her son’s car. Her son was extremely moved, saying repeatedly, “Thank you elder sister. We have put you to a lot of trouble. Your health is so great; how old are you?” I told him, “I am 77 years old. Actually, my body used to be full of illness. But through practicing Falun Gong, Master gave me a new body. Be sure not to listen to the lies spread by the Communist party. We civilians must not become their scapegoats.” I again explained to them the matter of making the three withdrawals to ensure their safety. The two then used their real names to withdraw from the party. The two of them smiled and said, “Goodbye elder sister, we thank you!” I said, “Do not thank me. Thank Master!” When I convince people to make the three withdrawals with fellow practitioners, I always speak first while the fellow practitioner sends forth righteous thoughts. However over time, we have all become mature, are all able to speak. We thus cooperate and understand each other very well. One morning, things were going very smoothly for me and a fellow practitioner. We had urged 28 people to withdraw. We were very elated and we formed the attachment of zealotry. On the second day in the same span of time, we only urged four people to withdraw. We looked within and found attachments to fame, showing off, and a competitive mentality. We then started studying the Fa in earnest, for the purpose of cultivating away our demon nature and substantiating our Buddha nature.

Everything is the work of Master; even my life was prolonged by Master. I am very grateful for Master’s saving grace! I’ve only done what I’m supposed to do; I am still far away from the requirements of the Fa, and still lag far behind fellow practitioners who are diligent. I have the determination to do well the three things, save more people, fulfill the great vow and return home with Master. If there is anything inappropriate, please make corrections. Thank you great, compassionate Master! Heshi. Thank you fellow practitioners! Heshi.

(Dictated by self, written by a fellow practitioner)

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