PureInsight | December 27, 2015
[PureInsight.org] Ever since the evil CCP led by Jiang Zemin began persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, Falun Gong practitioners in China have been unable to practice Falun Gong like they used to. Group practice sites and group study sites all disappeared. A new cultivation phase for Falun Gong practitioners arrived – that of truth clarification, Fa-validation and exposing the evil behind the persecution.
1. I Have Found My Path of Validating the Fa
When the persecution first started, all the major media sources in China were busy generating propaganda against Falun Gong. Falun Dafa was under incessant attack that led many people to develop negative thoughts against Falun Dafa. Only Falun Dafa practitioners themselves knew what Falun Dafa really was and how great this Dafa was, yet under such enormous pressure from almost everywhere, I myself became frightened too. I would try to clarify the truth only to those whom I knew well, but most of the time I would end up arguing and trying very hard to convince them, leaving each other angry in the end.
Later, something occurred and greatly touched me. One day, I was walking to my work unit when I noticed a piece of paper on the ground. The paper seemed as though a poster had blown off a wall. Out of curiosity, I picked up the paper, a copy of a handwritten poster that told of female Falun Gong practitioners being stripped and thrown into male cells inside the infamous Masanjia prison. I was extremely shocked and filled with anger. After I cooled down, I told myself, “This is a truth clarification story written by a fellow practitioner. Why did I run into this paper today? What should I do? Isn’t this a hint from Master?”
I then realized I should do the same thing to spread the truth and in my own way. I would also expose the evil persecution and save sentient beings. I went to buy one piece each of yellow and red silk cloth and a tin of white paint. I started to make posters out of the silk cloth with white paint. When night approached, I would go out and hang the posters around power poles or trees. The next day, I would go check my posters and see if they might have generated an effect among neighbors. I could see my posters from faraway, so I knew that many people would see them. Later, I bought some spray paint, as well as markers, and started to make truth clarification posters everywhere to help save people and fight against the evil.
2. Cooperating with Fellow Practitioners to Form an Integrated Unit
In November 2004, the “Nine Commentaries on CCP” series was made public. The evil CCP’s history and wicked deeds were fully exposed. In order to help save people who had been heavily influenced by the CCP’s indoctrinations, many fellow practitioners began to prepare truth clarification materials by themselves. One fellow practitioner from my local area bought a fast copy machine to help prepare truth clarification materials. I was also asked to help so many more materials could be generated quickly. We had to then organize materials into books. I asked fellow practitioners to come to my house to prepare the materials together. Four or five practitioners came and we went to work.
One day, one of the fellow practitioners was kidnapped while doing truth clarification work. Another practitioner rushed over and told me to hurry and clean up all the materials lying around in my house. I was a little uneasy at that time as well. I thought about many things, yet I did not develop any righteous thoughts at all. Right at that moment, another practitioner approached and asked me what to do next. This fellow practitioner had developed very strong righteous thoughts and said that since this incident happened at my house, I needed to seek inwards because there must have been certain elements that I needed to cultivate. Spurred by such words, I suddenly realized it was time for me to get rid of my attachments to fear, showing off, seeking fame, self-validation and performing Dafa related things for the sake of doing them. Wow, I had so many attachments!
Right then, Master’s words in “What’s There to Fear” (in Hong Yin Vol. II) popped into my mind, “If you have fear, they will grab you; once your thought is righteous, evil will collapse” and words in Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference, “I said that just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations”. I calmed down and began to eliminate all those bad thoughts in my mind. Those bad thoughts were not mine to start with. I wanted to negate and dissolve such thoughts, the corresponding karma and to eliminate all those external interferences as well. I also asked Master to strengthen me. I said to myself, “I am doing the most righteous thing in the whole universe; I am validating Dafa and saving sentient beings. I want to completely eliminate all the evil old forces, the dark minions, the evil CCP, as well as any elements that are persecuting Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners!”
After firming up my righteous thoughts, I told those fellow practitioners to remain calm, do nothing unusual and just keep on doing what they were supposed to do. We then started to send forth righteous thoughts together as it was just around the time to do so. During the process of sending forth righteous thoughts, I felt that my whole body was incredibly warm and tall, yet my mind was extremely calm. I had never experienced such a feeling before. I immediately realized we had made the right decision, and Master was encouraging us. With the help of strong righteous thoughts from everyone, nothing else happened to us. We continued to do what we were supposed to do after that.
3. Overcoming Sickness Karma with Strong Righteous Thoughts
One night in the winter of 2011, I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. As soon as my feet touched the floor, I suddenly felt everything around me started spinning. I immediately fell, and my head hit the glass cover of the nightstand nearby shattering it into pieces. The noise was extremely loud in the quiet of the night. I lost consciousness and collapsed to the floor.
My wife heard the noise from her room and came to see what was going on and found me lying on the floor with my mouth filled with foam. She became frightened and shouted my name to wake me up. I woke and came to realize what had just happened. I said to my wife with a very firm tone, “Don’t worry, I am okay. I am protected by my Master. Just help me to the bed.”
I then lay down on the bed and began to seek inwards. “What’s going on with me? Could it be that I’ve got certain attachments that are now being taken advantage of by the evil forces? What kinds of things are the evil forces using to attack me?” I then realized that I had not studied the Fa consistently due to heavy involvement in many other things. I had again developed the attachments to showing off, complacency, self-validation and doing things just for the sake of doing them. I began to eliminate these attachments in my mind, and I was determined to negate the old forces’ arrangements. I was determined to follow the path Master laid out for me.
I soon fell asleep. The next morning, I got up and did not feel anything unusual at all. It seemed as if nothing had occurred the previous night. I went to do whatever I was supposed to do.
Looking back, even though I had ventured out to do Fa clarification work in public, my attachment to fear always seemed to stick. Sometimes, I preferred to save only those people I knew well. Obviously, I needed to improve in this respect.
Throughout the years of Fa clarification, I ran into plain-clothed police officers, some of whom showed their badge and wanted to arrest me. I also ran into people who shouted at me with dirty words. Some of them threatened to call the police, while others were paid by the evil CCP to monitor my daily activities. Nevertheless, I was always able to get away from such people. I also met many kind-hearted people who thanked me for letting them know the truth.
I have shared my story to expose the evil persecution, to find my own areas which need further improvement, to fulfill my vows, to catch up with the Fa-rectification process and to cherish all the remaining time to walk firmly along the path of my cultivation. I want to follow Master to reach consummation.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/148219