PureInsight | June 19, 2023
Last year, the evil Chinese Communist Party conducted a large-scale persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners in the area where I lived. Practitioners faced tremendous pressure to resist the evil persecution. At this time, a fellow practitioner from my hometown in the countryside contacted me through the Minghui mailbox, seeking my help. I immediately replied that I couldn't visit for the moment due to the pressure from the persecution. I then studied the Fa and shared understandings with my wife, who is also a practitioner. I realized that when our first thought is to protect ourselves when encountering problems, then we've reverted to the selfish fundamental nature of the old universe. As practitioners who have attained the Fa, however, we should think of others first. Upon coming to this understanding, we rushed to the fellow practitioner's home in the countryside.
Near the fellow practitioner's home, there lies a stone dragon on the mountain, which is about a dozen miles long. It has a complete dragon head, body, and tail. The dragon's head is underwater in a small river nearby. Beside it is a large reservoir that serves as our local water source. The material of the stone dragon is obviously different from the small mountain underneath it, but it is lifelike and vivid. Local villagers call the place where the stone dragon is located a treasure trove of feng shui.
It is said that the name of the village where the dragon head is located is related to this stone dragon. However, after the Communist Party seized power, they built a railway here, which runs exactly over the neck and body of the stone dragon, resembling a chain that firmly binds the stone dragon to the small mountain. Local villagers say that the railway has crushed the stone dragon and destroyed the feng shui.
Before, whenever I passed by this stone dragon on my way to the practitioner's home, I would take a moment to look at it. But this time, I greeted him, “Old Dragon King, I've come to see you again. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. You will have a beautiful future.” Later, when I left the practitioner's home, it was already dark outside. As I passed by the stone dragon, I greeted him again in the faint light, “Old Dragon King, we're leaving now. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When we got home, my wife told me that when we first arrived, the stone dragon had used all its strength to lift its head two or three times, showing its deep gratitude to the practitioners of Falun Dafa. And when we greeted him before leaving, the stone dragon lifted its head a few more times with great difficulty, expressing its respect for Dafa and gratitude to the practitioners. However, the body of the stone dragon remained motionless. My wife was puzzled, but I said that it must have been the chain of the railway that had bound him and prevented him from moving. The fact that he had lifted his head to greet us was the most effort he could make.
A few days later, my wife saw the true form of the stone dragon soaring freely in the sky! The stone dragon had endured the shackles of the iron chain, the ravages of wind and rain, and the vicissitudes of thousands of years, all just to hear the true words transmitted by Dafa disciples, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" The stone dragon, which had endured for thousands of years, was finally saved. Old Dragon King, we will meet again if we are destined to!
A few years ago, the neighbor next to my mother-in-law's house bought a dog, a Tibetan Mastiff named Beibei. Unlike other Tibetan Mastiffs, Beibei had a very honest and gentle face, and a very gentle temperament. However, the neighbor had a very vicious and irritable temper and often whipped Beibei with a leather whip.
One day, after my wife finished work, she went to my mother-in-law's house. The neighbor had gone out to walk the dog and forgotten something, leaving Beibei sitting at the door by itself. My wife walked up to Beibei and said, "Beibei, you must remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. You will have a bright future."
Unexpectedly, Beibei suddenly stood up, pounced on the door frame with its two front paws, and trembled with excitement. It was panting heavily, and tears welled up in its eyes. My wife was a little scared, but also curious, so she quickly went back to my mother-in-law's house. The next day, we heard that Beibei had broken free from the chain and ran away, never to return.
Beibei endured the whip lashes as a dog, just to hear the true words passed on by Dafa disciples, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
A few days ago, our wall clock at home broke. We bought this clock when we got married, and it has been with us for more than 20 years. I tried various ways to fix it but failed. Just when I was about to give up, I told the clock, "You must remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Follow us to the end of the Fa-rectification and you will become a future life, a tool for Dafa." As a result, the clock suddenly started working properly again. It used to run slow, but now it runs on time, without any deviation.
My wife and I practice together and offer incense to Master Li Hongzhi every morning. We use a small lighter to light the incense, but after using it for a long time, the fuel ran out. However, it could still light up, and after using it for a while longer, I said to Master Li after offering the incense, "This little lighter is really amazing. It has been out of fuel for a long time, yet it can still light up." My wife said, "It is very honored to be used to light incense for Master Li. It will be blessed."
Our daughter heard this and said, "I also want to offer incense to Master Li and use that little lighter, but I can't get it to light up." She was getting anxious and said, "Mom, why can't I light it up when Dad can?" My wife smiled and said, "Look inward and see if you have moved your heart." Our daughter nodded and said, "I was too impatient and doubtful. I didn't have enough faith in Master and the Fa to truly respect them."
Our daughter calmed down and respectfully kowtowed to Master Li nine times, then picked up the incense and lit it up easily. She was happy and said, "Mom, I lit it up too." The lighter continued to work for a long time before it finally ran out of fuel. Everything in the world is a life for the Fa, even a small lighter is a life for the Fa.
Our washing machine was bought when we got married and has been used for many years. The exterior and four legs have all corroded, and one of the legs has broken off. We had someone weld a bolt to replace it. Finally, one day, the washing machine stopped working. We called a repairman, who said, "This washing machine is too old. The screws are all rusted and can't be removed. It's not worth repairing. Just buy a new one!"
My wife and I didn't want to throw it away, so my wife said to the washing machine, "Washing machine, you are a life that came for Dafa. You have come to the home of Dafa disciples for a reason. You must remember that 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' You will have a bright future." After a while, the washing machine started working normally again. We used it for several more years before replacing it with a new one.
Chinese version: http://big5.zhengjian.org/node/274537