Distributing Materials about Falun Dafa to Villages
(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted Falun Dafa for many years. I used to work with other Dafa practitioners in the city to distribute materials to tell people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Since 2010, I have started going to villages after learning that people there normally didn't get that information.
I have covered all of the villages near the three townships inside my county. I have now added a fourth township.
My goal is to not miss any household. At the end of each trip, I write down where I stopped so that I can begin there the next time.
Taking Suffering as Joy
I didn’t have a lot of printed information in the early years, so I visited villages once a week. As I got more packages from other practitioners over time, my visits increased to once every three days, two days, and now every day.
At first, I would leave a package about Falun Dafa if no one was at home. If there were people, I would talk to them about Dafa and then leave a package and some DVDs. Later I left materials first and then came back to talk to people, so that I wouldn’t be interrupted in the first step.
Many times, I have had to walk several miles while carrying materials to get to a village. My hands would freeze in the winter. My clothes were drenched in sweat in the summer. But I feel only joy when I think about how people now have a better chance to understand Dafa.
Some people ask why I do it. “Neither fame nor profit,” I say. “ I just want to let you know the truth.”
Looking within to Avoid Danger
I went to a village in February 2016, which was 50 miles away and hidden behind mountains. People there had never seen materials about Dafa. All they heard was the Communist Party’s propaganda against Dafa.
My first time there I was caught by a group of people. I had a thought that they should not commit the crime of arresting Dafa practitioners, nor should they waste the materials that Dafa practitioners had created. I escaped and distributed the rest of the packages on another street.
I went back two more times to deliver Dafa materials to every house. A woman grabbed me a third time. As I struggled with her, I started looking within and found that I had felt hatred towards her.
I sent forth a righteous thought to eliminate all evil factors behind her. I also reminded myself that I should be compassionate to her. Right after that thought, she said, “Sister, let’s rest for a bit.” She loosened her grip on me and sat down. I told her about Dafa. She listened and then let me go.
Another time I was arrested by two police officers. They took me to a police station, but after I talked to them about Dafa for ten minutes, they let me go.
I felt that I must have had some gaps that caused this arrest. I looked within and found that I had an attachment to human world affairs. A short while ago, I worked with a few practitioners to help a non-practitioner on a project. It didn't work out in the end, and I felt that I was partly responsible for the failure.
Through this process, I realized that the real reason for the problem was that we should not be involved in everyday people's affairs.
“… they could not see the karmic relationship of affairs, that is, whether those matters were good or bad, or what karmic relationships existed. An ordinary cultivator who has not reached such a high level cannot see these things, so he will worry that though something appears to be good on the surface, it could be a bad thing once it is done.” (Lecture Eight, “Cultivation of Speech,” Zhuan Falun)
One practitioner who had worked with me for over ten years severely blamed me. I didn't feel irritated. I thought this was for me to endure and for her to look within. I had a long discussion with her, but she was still angry with me.
I had looked within several times, but couldn't find any problems in myself. Then I asked for Master's help in my heart: “Master, you asked me to coordinate work among practitioners, but I didn't do a good job.”
I recited repeatedly Master's poem “A Great Enlightened One fears no hardship” (“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” Hong Yin, Volume II). Suddenly I felt a benevolent force enter into the micro-dimensions of my body. Tears streamed down my face.
I suddenly realized my gap. I was not completely and unconditionally looking within. When I looked within, I also wanted others to do the same. I was still looking at others.
I called the practitioner to apologize, and her attitude changed immediately. Now we are working well with each other again.
Master said, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master. (Lecture One, "Why Doesn’t Your Gong Increase with Your Practice?” Zhuan Falun). That's exactly what happened.
Many practitioners in our area go to farmers markets at different townships to talk to villagers about Falun Dafa. They told me that people from the townships where I have distributed Dafa materials are more willing to listen to them and more open to quitting the CCP.
Sometimes I run into people who know well that the former CCP head Jiang Zemin, who launched the persecution, has been sued both in China and overseas.
Since I often ride long-distance buses to villages, many bus drivers respect me. They even help me to tell others about Falun Dafa. Some bus riders simply tell me, “You don't need to say more. I have received Dafa packages and read them. Please help me quit the CCP.”
When I go to villages to distribute Dafa materials, many villagers invite me to their homes for lunch, or offer me fruit and water.
Helping Police Officers
I ran into a police officer who knew me, and he started cursing me. I sent forth righteous thoughts to prevent him from committing a crime. He then let me leave. I felt sorry for him, as he had been brainwashed by the CCP heavily. I went to his police station to hand out Dafa materials.
I often brought Dafa materials to the police department and local police stations. I talked to the head of the Domestic Security Team many times. His team was the primary police force that persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. I bought an MP3 player, loaded many programs about traditional Chinese culture onto it, and gave it to him as a gift. I also told him about the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin in detail.
As a result, whenever local police arrest me, he tells them to release me. He also returned the two MP3 players that the police confiscated from my home.
I know that everything I have succeeded in is from the power of Master and Dafa. Distributing Dafa materials to villages is not a one-person job. I have received a lot of support from other practitioners. I am just the delivery person.