Persisting in Truth Clarification
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. Before that I practiced in Buddha Amitabha’s school for 25 years. During those years, I came down with many illnesses and was known for having an unpleasant demeanor. No one dared to get into a fight with me. Thus, I did not benefit from practicing in this school.
Falun Dafa Brought Changes to My Life
After I began to practice Dafa, I changed into a better person. I was illiterate, yet I learned to read the Dafa book Zhuan Falun. I memorized the Falun Dafa teachings and could recite them. Cultivation helped me discover my attachments and let them go.
Master Li Hongzhi, Dafa's Teacher, said,
“The entire cultivation process for a cultivator is one of constantly giving up human attachments. In ordinary human society, people compete with, deceive, and harm each other for a little personal gain. All of these mentalities must be given up. Especially for people who are studying the practice today, these mentalities should be given up even further.” (Zhuan Falun)
Whenever I lost my temper, Master's words came to my mind:
“As a practitioner, the first thing you should be able to do is to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at—you must be tolerant.” (Zhuan Falun)
Once I let go of my bad thoughts, my body changed. Not only my temperament, but also my mood, changed too. I became amicable and no longer fought with others. I followed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and I became a better person.
Keeping My Composure Despite Unpleasantness
Once I was trying to give a DVD of the Nine Commentary on the Communist Party to a man in his 60's. He became infuriated and wanted to call the police. I kept my composure and continued to talk to him peacefully. I told him that he looked like a kind person and would not do such a thing. He calmed down a bit, but still wanted to see what was in my bag. I told him that I wanted to give him the last DVD about Dafa I had with me, so he would have an opportunity to learn the truth about Dafa. He eventually changed his attitude and let me go.
After he was gone, I looked inward for what might have led to that incident. I discovered that I had the attachment of finishing a task, which is rooted in selfishness. I wanted to quickly give away the last DVD so that I could go home. I sent forth righteous thoughts to cleanse my environment. This incident showed me that I should keep a pure heart when clarifying the truth about Dafa to people and not let anything unrighteous control me.
Party Secretary Benefits from Supporting Falun Dafa
I talked to the party secretary in my village about Dafa in 2008. I told him how I had gained a healthy body and became a better person through practicing Dafa. He had witnessed these changes in me. I also told him that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecuted the Chinese people for years and asked him to quit the Party before it collapsed, otherwise one would be implicated in its crimes.
He said that he did not oppose my practicing Falun Dafa, nor was he against this cultivation practice. But, he did not want to quit the CCP, either. He took the DVD and the Nine Commentaries home to share with his wife.
Shortly afterward, he was promoted to the position of a town official. When I ran into him, I asked him to quit the CCP. He was not ready yet, although he accepted the Dafa brochures I gave him. Then, he was promoted to a position in the city government.
He came to my village in April 2016 and visited me. He said that he had come down with some illnesses. I reminded him again that quitting the Party would be beneficial to his health and he should have done so seven years ago. He finally agreed, but still worried about his job. I reassured him that he would be blessed instead. He felt at ease and thanked me.