Denying Attempts to Take My Life; Demanding the Return of Extorted Funds; Twelve Years of Firm Belief in Dafa
I was counted as one of the practitioners who was “registered” by the evil. They abducted me one day and extorted me with fines. After I was released from the forced labor camp, the police station kept eight thousand yuan of mine. One day I met a policeman on the street, and I caught up with him and asked him to give me back the money. I told him that if he persecuted Dafa practitioners, he would have committed flagrant crimes; if he treated Dafa practitioners with kindness, he would have accumulated boundless benefits. He said I could talk to him like that, but I shouldn’t talk to others that way. I said if I could dare to talk to him, what could I be afraid of to say to others. Several days later, that policeman returned the eight thousand yuan to my husband’s factory.
-- By the author
Greetings venerable Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I am a senior citizen who began to practice Falun Gong in March 1996. I obtained the Fa because of my illness. A dozen days after I obtained the Fa, I experienced the light feeling of being illness-free. During the past dozen years, I have firmly believed in Master and Dafa. I present my experiences to you here.
Part 1: Dissolve the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
When Jiang's regime started to defame Master and persecute Dafa on July 20, 1999, I did not hesitate at all and went to Beijing to protect the Fa and ask for justice for Master. As a result, I was sentenced to forced labor for two years. At the labor camp, I did not co-operate with the evil. Wherever I went, I always told people Dafa was good. No matter who asked me whether I still practiced, my answer was simple: I did! Five months later, I was released. After the police were aware of this, they came with the director of the neighborhood committee and asked me when I had come home. They wanted me to register at the police station and attempted to send me toa brainwashing class. I thought: “No way. At my home I keep you under control.” He asked me to go and I said I was not going. I refused to budge. My son-in-law asked my husband to come home and he criticized them by saying, “What are you doing? You wanted to arrest her again? Last time you arrested her she went to the forced labor camp. Now you come to arrest her again…” There were many people surrounding us on the street. The police knew they were in the wrong, so they left quietly.
After a while, one night the police came again. My husband said: “You should not leave.” I said to myself, “I am not leaving. I am facing him.” I told the police: “I am not going out, but I am not going with you either.” The police officer then said that I should be responsible for my own life. I said if I was not responsible for my life I would not have gone to Beijing to protect the Fa, and that he should be responsible for his own life as well. The police left. Now when I look back, I had very strong righteous thoughts. I knew there was nothing wrong with cultivating Dafa and that there was nothing wrong with being a good person. No one can change me. The police left in a rush.
“What's important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That's because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (“Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles”)
Now when I am reading Master’s Fa, I understood why I was so bold and assured, since I believed that what we did was the most righteous thing. Since we are doing the most righteous thing, we should not be afraid of anything. Since I am not afraid of anything, I can obtain the wisdom of Dafa and protection of Master. We have righteous thoughts and actions. Only in this way could I dissolve the evil persecution, the brainwashing and have the money taken in so-called “fines” returned to me.
Part 2: Save Sentient Beings and Fulfill My Mission
Master said in “Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan” on March 26, 2006,
“In that case, then, for a Dafa disciple personal cultivation just serves as an essential foundation, whereas assisting Master, saving sentient beings, and validating the Fa constitute the true purpose of being a Dafa disciple, and only through these can you fulfill the vows you made before the dawn of history.”
As a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, I know clearly the real purpose of obtaining the Fa; my mission is to save sentient beings.
After I came back from the forced labor camp in June of 2000, for some period of time I had the attachment of fear which stopped me from saving sentient beings. I thought that the fear attachment is not a part of me and that I should cultivate it away. Besides studying the Fa, I also went with fellow practitioners to the countryside to give out truth-clarifying materials. I understand that Fa-study can dissolve attachments. I was determined in my righteous thoughts. If I really wanted to get rid of my fear, I still needed to step forward to save sentient beings. At the beginning when we went to the countryside I looked after the vehicle as the fellow practitioners gave out materials. Later, I decided to get rid of my fear. I thought that I should not allow fear to stop me, so I also started to give out materials.
Sometimes I rode my motorcycle as far as fifty miles away. I went to the foot of mountains and remote countrysides. Once, after I gave out all of the truth-clarifying materials, it was getting dark and my motor was running out of battery; I was still over twenty miles away from home. As I came to another village, the owner of a three-wheel vehicle was chatting on the street. I asked him to drive me home. When I arrived home my husband was still not back so I quickly prepared dinner. The moment I finished preparing, my husband came home. This way, he didn't have to wait to eat. I understood it was Master’s arrangement. Master is right beside me, protecting me every single minute. Master for sure protects those disciples who are righteous in thoughts and actions. I thank Master.
I use different means in clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. Besides giving out truth-clarifying materials face to face, I also talk to people. I give out as many materials as I can and try to persuade as many sentient beings to quit the CCP related organizations. Nowadays there are police vehicles everywhere, but I am not afraid. Sometimes, while I clarify the truth and give out DVDs to the laborers who come to look for a job, Master gives me a hint to leave. The moment I leave, a police vehicle comes. Sometimes the police vehicles just left, and I go back. The laborers compete for the materials, and sometimes seven to eight families watch one Shen Yun DVD. These laborers spread the Shen Yun materials to villages and remote areas. Currently, I also started to make truth-clarifying phone-calls to save sentient beings. Master said: “Right now every minute and every second is crucial. If you miss out during this period of time, you miss out on everything.” ( “Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”) I saw there were still many sentient beings who are not saved. I am concerned for them, so if I can save sentient beings by using different means I will.
I am still lagging behind compared to many other practitioners who do better than me, but I am very thankful to Master. It is Master who protects me and it is Dafa that gives me the wisdom so that I can walk openly and nobly on the path of validating the Fa and saving sentient beings.
Part 3: Firm Belief in Master and the Fa to Free Myself from Sickness Karma
At the beginning of 2009 when I went to the countryside to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, the evil stretched its hand towards me; I had numb hands and my arms felt heavy and could hardly move them above my head. My legs could hardly move and my body was stiff. I did not listen to the old forces and believed all of this was an illusion. I continued to go and give out truth-clarifying materials. When it was difficult for me to walk, I would ride a bicycle. Sometimes I fell off the bicycle, but I continued anyway.
One night after sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight, I suddenly felt scared. One thought kept telling me: “You should leave (die).” I thought if I died, when the kids came home, they would have no mom. After a second, I thought that if I died, it was as good as damaging the Fa. I thought that this was arranged by the old forces and not Master; I should not die. At that moment, I felt that my whole dimension was filled with evil. I got up off the bed and knelt down to beg Master: “Master! I am your disciple, I will listen to you. I will not listen to the old forces. I will not die.” I felt Master was cleaning my body and Master took away one layer after another of the bad substance. I felt much lighter physically, but for quite some time I didn't recover. After sharing with fellow practitioners, I found that I still had the attachment of reputation and was anxious to recover. The tribulation was prolonged and I couldn't sleep for over a month. The longest time that I could close my eyes was only about 10 minutes. During this period of time, I kept denying the persecution by the old forces. Whenever I had time, I would study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts.
Master said in “Drive Out Interference”:
“When I taught the Fa I told you before about all the problems that might occur during this malicious and destructive examination. It is indeed difficult for those who haven’t truly done cultivation to come through this. Now you can see why I’ve often told you to read the book more, right?! 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.”(from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master’s Fa enlightened me that since the Fa has such boundless power, I should spend more time studying the Fa. I then studied two lectures of Zhuan Falun a day. I felt that I made huge improvement from the perspective of the Fa. At night, I would sent forth righteous thoughts for at least one hour. My home has been the local group Fa study place. Fellow practitioners came to study the Fa with me, sent forth righteous thoughts and shared their experiences with me. I thought, “I have Master to take care of me, and I have fellow practitioners who help me. No matter how difficult the tribulation is, I can still survive.”
At the beginning of 2011, I completely let go my attachments. I will always listen to Master, and I am not attached to my physical body. Now I have arisen from the interference of sickness karma arranged by the old forces.
My experience is this: On the stairs where we need to improve, no matter how big the tribulation is, if only we truly believe in Master and the Fa, there is no tribulation that we can not pass. On the other hand, it is very important that fellow practitioners encourage and help each other. Some attachments we can hardly detect, but hen fellow practitioners pointed them out, when I understood that I should get rid of these attachments, I felt my body was comfortable and light and nothing from lower levels could constrain me.
During these dozen years, I've done a lot of things and I feel happy. I've had this wonderful feeling after studying the Fa, and the happiness of seeing sentient beings being saved. I also regret that I was not diligent sometimes in cultivation. In conclusion, I will study more Fa, save more sentient beings and fulfill a beautiful future. I want to fulfill my promise so as to make Master happy and so as to be worthy of Master’s painstaking efforts.
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners! Heshi