Cultivating While Clarifying the Truth to Patients Where I Work
When I began my truth clarification activities at the hospital, I selected the people I thought I could help quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Patients from different backgrounds and circumstances seek treatment in a hospital. The hospital where I work treats government employees as well as employees of state-owned enterprises. Most of the people that work in the legal fields wear plainclothes when they come to our hospital. I almost never talked to them and thus missed many people with predestined relationships. Teacher hinted several times until I finally realized that I needed to close a large loophole. I calmed down and looked within.
In studying the Fa diligently and in sending forth righteous thoughts, I eliminated what as holding me back from doing what a Fa-rectification period disciple is tasked to do. I can now calmly tell the facts about Falun Gong to every patient and advise him or her to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations at the hospital. I'm trying to not miss a single person with a predestined relationship. Only when we stay on the Fa, with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, can we save people. And that is the best way.
- From the author
Greetings, revered Teacher!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. I entered cultivation not to heal illness or attain a healthy body, but to find a spiritual shelter. Looking back over my ten years of cultivation, without Teacher's benevolent care and help, I wouldn't have reached where I am today. Words cannot express my gratitude to Teacher. I can only be more diligent and do well the three things. Firmly Cultivating Despite Tribulations
Firmly Cultivating Despite Tribulations
Within less than a year after I started cultivation, the CCP initiated its persecution of Falun Dafa and its cultivators. It boasted that it would destroy Falun Gong within three months. I could no longer meet with fellow practitioners at the exercise or Fa-study sites. I only had known a few practitioners and couldn't get in touch with them either. I felt lonely and confused. I didn't know how to tell people that everything the CCP said about Falun Gong were lies. Because of the communist red terror, I didn't dare to publicly talk about Falun Gong, so I only told my friends, family, colleagues, and classmates privately that all the CCP's claims about Falun Gong on the television and radio and in the newspaper were just lies. Falun Gong teaches people to be good. It is a great law and very virtuous. When my family didn't want me to practice Falun Gong, I told them, “All I have was given by Teacher. I won't betray my Teacher or betray Dafa. I will firmly cultivate.”
After diligent Fa study, I finally understood the meaning of Teacher's Fa:
“Think about it, everyone: If we clear all obstacles in your path of cultivation practice, how will you practice cultivation? It is under the circumstance of demonic interference that you can demonstrate whether you can continue your cultivation, be really enlightened to the Tao, be unaffected by interference, and be sure-footed in this school of practice. The great waves shift the sand, and that is what cultivation practice is all about. What is left in the end will be genuine gold. ” (Zhuan Falun)
I knew that this was a test, a big test. I shared my understanding with my practitioner classmates. We decided to go to Beijing and appeal for justice for Falun Gong.
After we returned from Beijing, I was illegally imprisoned. Under Teacher's benevolent care and help, I was released after holding a hunger strike for eight days. Distributing Truth-Clarification Materials to Save People
Distributing Truth-Clarification Materials to Save People
After returning from Beijing, the hospital where I worked received a lot of pressure from the government office that supervises it. It held an all-hands meeting to tell the hospital staff that I was a practitioner and asked everyone to denounce Falun Gong and write a report. A lot of people were poisoned. Some colleagues said bad thing about me. Some even avoided contacting me or ignored me. They were scared of the CCP's latest political movement and didn't dare talk to me. I felt that it was very difficult to clarify the truth of Falun Gong to save them.
I had no choice but to study the Fa more at home. I lived by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to demonstrate a Dafa disciple's outstanding behavior. After repeatedly studying Teacher's articles that were published after July 20, 1999, the date when the CCP started its persecution, I realized that validating the Fa and saving sentient beings are part of my historic mission and responsibility. The people close to me have the greatest predestined relationship with me. I needed to save them first. Teacher said, “Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy” ("Rationality" in Essentials for Further Advancement, II). I spoke of Falun Gong to those I was acquainted with and was able to reach. To others, including those I was unable to reach, I mailed letters that spoke of Falun Gong. At that time, the Fa-rectification work entailed clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to people. I realized that I needed to save more people, not just my colleagues.
I started distributing truth-clarification materials and posted self-adhesive signs. At that time, such materials were rare. Whenever I could get hold of truth-clarification signs, I posted them immediately. Even though I was about to give birth, I walked the streets and posted signs on every door despite the cold wind. Also, I put signs on every electricity pole, postal box, and road sign. If they were torn down, I posted them again, so people would know that Dafa disciples didn't yield to the CCP and that they were using a rational approach to tell people the facts about Falun Gong and to let them know that “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good, and Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa.”
The first time I distributed informational materials in a residential neighborhood, I was scared. I hurried down the stairs after pushing the material under the door. If someone looked at me, I thought he was monitoring me. I took many detours on the way home to make sure that I was not followed. I knew this was out of fear and due to a selfish heart and I had to get rid of that attachment. I studied the Fa more and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my fear. With Teacher and the Fa, what should I be afraid of? We are the only hope for people to be saved. Since then, I've always recited “What's to Fear?" (Hong Yin Vol. II) when distributing materials.
Once I rode a bike with fellow practitioners for three hours, so we could distribute materials in a village. The sky was dark with lightning, thunder, and rain. We kept reciting Teacher's “Expedition" (Hong Yin Vol. II) and sending righteous thoughts throughout the trip. We asked Teacher to strengthen us, so that it wouldn't rain once we arrived in the village. It was still drizzling when we arrived, but when we started distributing the materials, the rain stopped and the moon shone for us.
We got lost in a village and circled for more than half an hour, but still couldn't find our way out. All the dogs in the village were barking. We were anxious. All of sudden, we saw a light flashing in front of us. We followed it. The light led us out of the village and back to the main road. It then disappeared. We looked around, but didn't see anybody. We knew that Teacher was protecting us. We thanked Teacher and left. Forming the One Body
Forming the One Body
After being released from the forced labor camp, I took care of my child and went to work daily. I used my spare time to study the Fa and do the exercises. I had a difficult time letting go of my attachments to comfort, self-interest, fear, and lust. My cultivation status was on and off. I couldn't do well the three things and catch up with the progress of Fa-rectification. I was worried but just couldn't find a way to break through it. I know that, as a Dafa disciple, the only way is to assimilate to the Fa and be part of the one body. I rarely shared with local practitioners, so I thought it important to surf the Minghui website (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom), but didn't know how. Teacher asked us to set up material production centers everywhere. I said to myself, “Let me have a material production center in my home.” I believe that Dafa is supernormal and opens my wisdom. Also, I have Teacher to protect me. What should I be afraid of?
Since I couldn't find a practitioner who knew about computers, I asked a non-practitioner friend to help. Later I downloaded from Minghui the “Technical Instructions for Setting up a Material Production Site from Ground Zero.” I followed it to buy the equipment and install the software. Now I can surf the Internet, download, print, and install utility software. I can also fix common printer errors.
The first time I installed the anti-virus software, I couldn't read the prompt since it was all in English. I asked a non-practitioner friend to help, but he couldn't install it either. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference. It still didn't work. Looking within, I found that I didn't have complete faith in Teacher and Dafa, so I used human methods to solve problems and forgot that I was a Dafa disciple. I asked Teacher to forgive me and promised that I would keep righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Then I worked on the installation. I didn't know where I clicked the mouse, but the computer showed that the installation was completed. Obviously, on the surface, we are doing something, but, actually, all is done by Teacher, even trivial things. I deeply felt that, without Teacher's care and protection, I wouldn't be where I am today. Teacher, even if I used every word in the human language, I still couldn't express my gratitude to you.
Dafa disciples not only should catch up with Teacher's Fa-rectification progress, but also form a one-body in their region. In every Fa lecture, Teacher tells us to study the Fa more and, no matter how busy, that we should study the Fa. Group Fa-study is the cultivation form that Teacher gave us. It is the main guarantee for us to improve. I looked for a group Fa-study site many times, but couldn't find one. Seeing I wanted to be diligent, Teacher arranged a senior practitioner who lived close to my home to find me. We then set up a Fa-study site at her home. Besides once a week group Fa-study and sharing at her home, we also set up a truth-clarification material production center at her home. This practitioner, in her 70s, can surf the Internet and download and print Teacher's articles, truth-clarification materials, CD covers, Minghui Weekly, and so on. This reduced the burden on other material production centers. We collaborated with each other well. Telling People the Facts and Advising Them to Quit the CCP
Telling People the Facts and Advising Them to Quit the CCP
I am introverted and not good at talking or making friends, but I love to read. Sometimes, I didn't say more than a single sentence for an entire day. Teacher asked Dafa disciples to do well the three things. It was difficult for me to tell people the facts about Falun Gong. But I knew this is one of the three things that we must do. It is a Dafa disciple's responsibility and mission, and was included in our pre-historic vow. Besides studying the Fa more, I read more and more Minghui experience sharing articles and shared with fellow practitioners that were good at clarifying truth. Then, I began to talk to my relatives about Falun Gong.
I first talked to my elder sister for more than half an hour without stopping. I said that the CCP was an evil spirit that came from the West to the so-called CCP's “Long March.” I explained that the CCP didn't fight the Japanese but began a civil war, which was how the CCP took over China. I spoke of the political movements, brainwashing, and the ongoing corruption. Then I told her of the persecution of Falun Dafa and heaven's law of karmic retribution. I didn't stop there, but told her of people quitting the CCP to save themselves. I said, “Sister, you made a vow to join the Youth League and Young Pioneers. You are a member of the CCP organization. Now, heaven is going to eliminate it. Only by announcing your withdrawal can you void your earlier vow and save yourself.” She kept smiling as she listened to me. She said that I had become a different person. “Please help me quit. And also be careful yourself.” I was so relieved. I said to myself, “It was not that difficult to advise people to quit the CCP.”
Then I persuaded her daughter to quit the CCP and its affiliates. Alas, her husband refused, “You are involved in politics. You are being used.” No matter what I said, he refused to quit the CCP. I was sad. I thought that he was kind and just, but why couldn't he just do the right thing at this critical moment? Teacher said, “When you encounter difficulties, examine yourself, and you might find the problem.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference”)
I looked at my every thought and action. I found that I was filled with the joy of succeeding, sentimentality, desire to compete, and had a show-off mentality. Thus the evil took advantage of this loophole and kept people from being saved. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate these attachments, as well as the evils that interfered with and prevented sentient beings from being saved. During that time, whenever I went to my sister's home, I took along truth-clarification materials, CDs, and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I also installed anti-blockade software on his computer. When I next talked to him about quitting the CCP, he agreed.
Once I had helped all my relatives, friends, and classmates that I had kept in touch with quit the CCP and its affiliates, I began to help people at work and those that lived near me. I treat patients in a hospital. I thought that I had chosen to work there before I was born. I used my work environment to clarify the facts about Falun Gong, because I realized that advising people to quit the CCP and its affiliates and saving people with predestined relationships was part of my cultivation path.
“If on a day-to-day basis you can take advantage of the conditions provided by your job, or when you make contact with the world's people you still remember to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, and do what a Dafa disciple is supposed to do--if you study the Fa all the same and do all of the three things, you are a Dafa disciple.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005”)
In the beginning of my truth clarification activities at the hospital I selected the people I thought I could help quit the CCP. Patients from different background and circumstances seek treatment in a hospital. The hospital where I work treats government employees as well as employees from state-owned enterprises. Most of the people that work in the legal field wear plainclothes when they come to our hospital. I almost never talked to them for my own safety, as I had been illegally imprisoned several times. I always waited until I figured out where the patients worked, then started telling them the facts about Falun Dafa and advised them to quit the CCP. I thus missed many people with predestined relationships. I thought that this was safer. But, actually, this wasn't safe at all.
I was reported several times. Every time, with Teacher's protection, I escaped being harmed. Teacher hinted several times until I finally realized that I needed to close a large loophole. I calmed down and looked within. Lo and behold, I found many of my attachments, including selfishness, differentiating people according to their jobs, fear, hatred, attachment to fame and self-interest, competitiveness, pursuit of comfort, and so on. I thought that I had eliminated these attachments.
Holding on to these many human attachments while doing Dafa work allowed the evil to take advantage of me. Teacher would even save spies, but I selected people whom I was already meant to meet. I was ashamed to face Teacher when I thought that I wasn't worthy to be called a Dafa disciple. I also didn't meet sentient beings' expectation. Teacher told us that people in this world are all special to Teacher. They all come from high levels and were kings and lords in the heavens before descending to earth. They all came here for the Fa and correspond to enormous groups of sentient beings. Every person that a Dafa disciple meets is a person with a predestined relationship that Teacher arranged for us to meet. They are the targets to be saved. How could I let these people lose their chance to be saved because of my own human attachments?
“Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections.” ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference," Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV).
In studying the Fa diligently and sending forth righteous thoughts, I eliminated what was holding me back from doing what a Fa-rectification period disciple was asked to do. I can now calmly tell the facts about Falun Gong to every patient and advise him or her to quit the CCP and its affiliates at the hospital. I'm not trying to miss a single person with a predestined relationship. Only when we stay on the Fa, with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, can we save people. And that is the safest way.
Once our section chief came running and said, “The hospital president wants you to come to his office.” “What's the matter?” “It sounds as if someone reported you and all the managers are waiting for you. They want me to bring you immediately.” I kept sending righteous thoughts as we walked and asked Teacher to strengthen me. In the office, the president said “We had a meeting and decided to transfer you to the operations support group. What do you think?” “Why?” I asked, “If it's because of Falun Gong, I won't go.” I was firm. I knew I was Teacher's disciple. Only Teacher could decide my situation. Even if there was a gap and I had attachments, the evil should not persecute me. The president who had listened to the facts about Falun Gong earlier said, “We didn't want to do this either. But this was a directive from the Bureau. They were under great pressure. People from the Political and Legal Committee said that you promoted Falun Gong and asked people to quit the CCP. The Bureau decided to reprimand you. I was also criticized. There is so much pressure that I can't hold up. So please just cooperate with us.”
I thought that I needed to further clarify the truth to her, so I asked to meet with her privately. I told her, “I practice Falun Gong to be a good person. My telling patients the facts about Falun Gong is for their own good so that they won't believe the lies about Falun Gong and lose their precious lives. There are many paranormal happenings. For example, the 'Hidden-word Rock' in Zhangbu Township, Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, has words inscribed about the demise of the CCP. It was decided by heaven and no one can change it. The Youth League, and the Young Pioneers are all part of the CCP. Whoever doesn't quit the CCP and its affiliates will be destroyed along with the CCP, because his blood vow to the CCP was not negated. This even applies to you, the president of this hospital. What I am doing is the most benevolent thing. If you move me to a different position, it amounts to suppressing and persecuting me.” She responded, “It's fine if you want to stay where you are, but you have to promise not to talk about Falun Gong at work.” I said, “I can't do that. I was wronged and you won't let me appeal? I won't give you any promise. I only promise to my Teacher.” She then said, “Your child is still very young. Even if you don't consider us, you should think of her. You need to be careful.” “I will. For the good of my girl, for the good of all kind people who care about me, I will make sure that I do better.” With Teacher's help, this incident ended positively. I am still in my position where I can meet and save people with a predestined connection.
One day in the elevator, one of my colleagues said that I looked young. A patient said, “You look the same as ten years ago. Nothing has changed.” I looked at her but couldn't remember her. As we walked out of the elevator she said, “You may not remember me. I was a patient of yours ten years ago. You were often in trouble. Do you still practice Falun Gong?” “Yes,” I said. “How can I not to practice such a good practice? Let me ask you a question. Are you a Party member?” She nodded. “Then you must have joined the Youth League and Young Pioneers. Have you heard of quitting the CCP to be safe?” “No.” “Let me tell you, the CCP is very corrupt. It is anti-universe, anti-Buddha, and anti-Tao. Therefore, heaven will eliminate it. When you joined it, you made a blood vow. Now you have to make a statement to withdraw from it. This will nullify your blood vow and help you escape from the catastrophe. What is your surname?” “Li.” “Let me use Li XX as your name to announce that you will withdraw from the CCP.” “Sure. Please do that for me.” “There are a lot of disasters and human mistakes these days. Auntie, whenever you run into danger, you can repeat, 'Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' in your heart. Higher powers will protect you.” That patient looked at me with gratitude, “Thank you. You are still as kind as before. Thank you! Thank you!” Watching her leave, I felt that people were looking for the truth.
Another time when I was treating a patient, she said that I should have gotten a senior title. “You are so skilled, why weren't you promoted?” “Because I practice Falun Gong. The hospital won't promote me.” Then I told her the facts about Falun Gong: “Falun Gong is a very good practice. It teaches people to be good. It helps people attain good health. People in over 100 countries practice Falun Gong. The CCP persecutes Falun Gong and broadcasts a lot of lies. The 'Tiananmen Self-Immolation' case was staged. I am a doctor. I can explain it to you from the medical angle. A burn patient should be kept in the ward for burned people, but the girl, Liu Siying, was in a regular ward. When a reporter from the Focus program interviewed Liu Siying after her surgery, she didn't wear a mask, didn't change clothes, and directly talked to the microphone, all of which could result in an infection. Besides, she talked clearly and loudly four days after her trachea was cut open. In real life, a person could only make some sounds ten days after their trachea had been cut.
“The United Nations International Commission on the Development of Education concluded that the 'Tiananmen Self-Immolation' was a ploy to slander Falun Gong. There is a rock in Zhangbu Township, Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, with the characters “Chinese Communist Party Eliminated” inscribed on it. Experts said that it was naturally formed 27 million years ago. Heaven will eliminate the CCP. Everyone who joined the Party, Youth League, and/or Young Pioneers must withdraw their membership to save themselves. Have you joined any of the CCP organizations?” “I joined the Youth League and Young Pioneers.” “Then let me give you a pseudonym to announce your withdrawal, so that you will be safe when the CCP is eliminated. OK?” The patient gladly agreed.
Because I see a patient at least for half an hour, I often clarify the facts about Falun Gong thoroughly and clearly. They understand that Falun Gong is good and being wronged, so most of them agree to resign from the CCP and its affiliates. Being lured by money, some doctors steal patients. At first I didn't pay much attention. I thought it was for me to get rid of my attachment to money. But I had almost no new patients for a while. I realized that this was interference, so I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil lives and factors that prevented people from understanding the truth and quitting the CCP, strengthen each person with a predestined connection who came to our section, and told their knowing side about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so that they would be brought to my room to hear the facts about Falun Gong. No being is allowed to get in there or interfere with them. I then began to have many patients. When I relax or didn't have strong righteous thoughts, there were fewer patients. We are truly fighting with the old forces for people.
Compared to practitioners who cultivate diligently, I still have big gaps. I need to catch up. From now on, I will be more diligent, study the Fa more, and assimilate myself to the Fa, so that I can have righteous thoughts and righteous actions to better save people and be worthy of the title of Dafa disciple.
Please kindly point out any gaps I still may have.
Thank you, Teacher!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!