回归大法 履行救人的使命 Returning to Dafa and Fulfilling My Mission of Saving People|
回归大法 履行救人的使命 Returning to Dafa and Fulfilling My Mission of Saving People
珀斯 李凤鸣 Lily Li from Perth
Returning to Dafa and Fulfilling My Mission of Saving People
Lily Li from Perth
Greetings, Venerable Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I obtained the Fa towards the end of 1998. Because I wasn't diligent, before I finished learning all 5 sets of exercises the persecution started. Without a stable environment, I gave up the practice. It wasn't until 12 years later after I immigrated to Australia that I restarted the practice. Not long after I took up cultivation again, I had a dream. I dreamt that there were some warriors in their full armour and carrying their shields charging forward. They charged forward in groups one after another. But in the dream I was holding my daughter in my arms sitting comfortably in bed. After I woke up, I realised that all my fellow practitioners are assisting Teacher to rectify the Fa and save people. I am also a particle of Dafa, so how can I not take any actions?
After coming back to Dafa, Teacher has revealed to me many times that I'd need to save more people. In a dream, I was in a basketball court. I was holding the ball and with two other practitioners and we were about to enter a competition. We were surrounded by many people and then more and more people came to see us. They were so numerous. They moved closer to us with their eyes wide open gazing at us. I found many of my former school classmates and people from my home town among the crowd. After waking up, I pondered: "What are they waiting for?" Suddenly I remembered two practitioners at different times in the past few days had reminded me that I'd need to save more people. They reminded me that Teacher always emphasized in the experience sharing conferences that Dafa disciples must save more people. I thought the people in the dream were the sentient beings whom I was supposed to save and they were waiting for me.
In the "Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference", Teacher said: "It is your responsibility to save people, and something that every Dafa disciple must do. " Although I understood the urgency of saving people, how should I do it? It's probably easily done with friends and relatives, but what about strangers on the streets who I knew nothing about? After reading a sharing on the Minghui website about clarifying the truth and helping the Chinese people to do the three withdrawals, I joined the RTC platform to make phone calls to China.
I still remember my first day on the RTC platform. After finishing hearing the demonstration calls made by the Taiwanese practitioners, I thought to myself: "This is quite easy! The Taiwanese practitioners' pronunciation isn't standard, and they could hardly express themselves clearly, yet they were able to help the Chinese people do the three withdrawals easily. I am quite articulate and I was an editor of a publication so I should be able to do much better than them!" So I started to make phone calls with full confidence. The first day I made 20 calls. Some didn't pick up the phone, some would hang up as soon as they heard me talking, and some would shout abuse or swear at me. I was shocked by their responses. The speech which I'd prepared wholeheartedly was useless. What's going on? At this point, a group of elderly practitioners informed us of the names and aliases of more than 20 Chinese people they had helped do the three withdrawals within the last two hours.
The next day, I went into a room on the RTC platform where the elderly practitioners gathered. I wanted to know how they did it. They spoke with their non-standard mandarin, their words were simple but full of compassion. They spoke as if they were talking to a family member and yet their simple words carried the dignity of Dafa and they were steady and smooth. They were full of righteous thoughts. I understood this was what I was lacking - I did not put validating the Fa and saving sentient beings first, I was validating and showing off myself.
A Taiwanese practitioner shared with me, that she would study the Fa every day before getting on the RTC platform. She would send forth righteous thoughts and fill her mind with the Fa, and when her righteous thoughts were very strong, she was able to save the Chinese people. She also shared that with people who verbally abused us and refused to listen to us, they were actually providing us with opportunities to elevate our xinxing. I realised where I fell short. I started to persist in studying the Fa for at least one hour every day, send forth righteous thoughts at least 4 to 6 times a day. After I had studied the Fa well, I had a lot of wisdom in clarifying the truth.
I remembered not long after I made those changes, I made a call to China. The first day no one answered. The next day I called that number again. At my forth attempt, someone picked up the phone. I quickly told him the saving grace of doing the three withdrawals and the truth about Falun Gong etc. After 7 or 8 minutes, there was no response. I thought he wasn't listening, so I said "hello, are you there?" He immediately responded and said that he was listening. He said that he didn't know what Falun Gong was about and he had never joined any organisations of the Chinese communist party but he was happy to hear me talking. So I continued by telling him more about Falun Gong and that the Chinese communist party had killed so many innocent Chinese people in their political campaigns. When I was about to finish, he hastily said to me that he was still listening and he wanted me to continue. He told me that I was a good speaker and the things I said he had never heard before. "Can you please call me regularly?" he said, "I want to hear more about it." I told the man that if he wanted to know more truth, he should look at the Falun Gong materials distributed by practitioners on the streets or visit the Minghui website. He said he would certainly try to understand more truth and find out how broad and profound Falun Gong was. Although this man did not do the three withdrawals, he had nevertheless understood the truth. This call boosted my confidence considerably and I understood this was encouragement from Teacher.
Not only did I make phone calls on the RTC platform, every day after the noon 12pm sending forth righteous thoughts session I would go to some local supermarkets to clarify the truth and help the Chinese people do the three withdrawals. The Chinese people who are shopping at the supermarkets are either not working or are looking after children. I often clarify the truth to those who are resting on the sofa or strolling around and looking at the supermarket items. I would find opportunities to talk to them and then ask them to do the three withdrawals. This has been very effective.
On one occasion, I saw an elderly lady sitting on the sofa holding a child. I knew she must have just come from China to help look after the grandchild so I sat next to her and started chatting. A few minutes later, I started to clarify the truth to her, I talked about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, how practitioners were tortured, killed or even being organ harvested. At this point, her husband came and sat on my right side. I continued and told them about the various brutal political campaigns carried out by the Chinese communist party. As I was speaking I was observing them at the same time. They listened very intently and their facial expressions were serious. I then continued to talk about the current political situation in China, the contaminated foods, the air pollution, the corrupted officials and the instability of the Chinese society. They said to me: " Both of us were teachers in China and we are communist party members. We had high wages and we are reasonably well-off. But we actually know what's really going on inside China." The man's wife said: "It must not have been easy for you! You must have suffered a lot." I said to them: "You can hear the truth openly outside of China, but inside China people are deceived by the communist lies." The lady agreed and said that Chinese people actually knew what's going on. I replied: "Since you know what's going on, why don't you quit the communist party? the heavens look at people's hearts. I will give each of you an alias, they are 'Xingfu' and 'Changqing' and I will help you quit the evil Chinese communist party." I also told her to say "Falun Dafa is great" and "Zhen Shan Ren is great" frequently and that doing so would bring blessings and happiness to them. She said thank you to me.
Because I had to pick up my kids, I left the supermarket after buying a few items. As I was about to exit the shopping centre, I suddenly remembered that while I was giving the lady the two aliases the husband wasn't there. I hoped the lady would tell her husband. To be sure, I walked back to find them. Their grand daughter was awake by then and they were heading toward a different direction. I quickly asked the lady: "Did you remember the aliases I'd given you? Did you tell your husband?" She replied: "Yes, the aliases were 'Xingfu' and 'Changqing'. I've remembered them. Don't you worry about it!" Hearing this I was very happy for their salvation. Two months later, while I was clarifying the truth in Chinatown I met them again. She waved to me from a distance and when she walked past me, she said : "You've been working hard!" I knew then it was Teacher who was encouraging me using her mouth.
As I was getting good at helping the Chinese do the three withdrawals, I became complacent. Although I did not show it, I would often think: "Unless they refuse to listen to me, but if they do listen, they would for sure do the three withdrawals. I am 100% confident that I can let them quit the CCP!" Also, I wouldn't submit the names or aliases of those who did the three withdrawals to the Chinese Epoch Times website immediately. I would wait until there were more than 10 names or aliases in the memo of my mobile phone before I submit them. I would feel quite proud of myself when I submit so many names or aliases all at once.
On one occasion, I was about to submit the names and aliases of more than 30 Chinese people who had done the three withdrawals. I felt quite proud of my achievement and I was elated. Then I remembered a practitioner shared on the Minghui website that if there were too many names, the names should be entered in the body of the message rather than in the title. So I copied those names and aliases from the title section and pasted them into the body of the message. I noticed there were a few names missing so I wanted check them against the list I had in the memo of my mobile phone. At this point, my daughter took away my mobile phone saying that she wanted to listen to some songs. I quickly asked for my phone back but within the short 2 minutes she had the phone, the list of names and aliases were somehow deleted! I shouted at my daughter in a panic and questioned her what had happened. She said she just wanted to listen to the songs and she didn't do anything else. I quickly went back to my computer, thinking that I could just pull those missing names from memory. I hit a button on the keyboard but suddenly the computer started to shut down. The more than 30 names and aliases of those Chinese people disappeared all at once without a trace! After I restarted the computer, there was nothing left on it! I was furious and I took it out on my daughter. After I had calm down I started to reflect on what had happened. As I looked inward, I realised that it was my attachment of zealotry that had caused it. The evils in the other dimension was able to use my mentality of showing off to cause interference. I came to understand that without Teacher, the power of Dafa and the environment established by fellow practitioners, I couldn't do much at all despite having my so called "abilities". It was Teacher who had done most of the work! This was a very big lesson for me. Teacher told us that nothing was coincidental for a practitioner. I've come to realise cultivation is serious and that in the last leg of our journey our every thought must be on the Fa.
Later on, I joined the rescue team on the RTC platform. The team makes phone calls to the personnel of the Chinese judiciary system, prisons and brain-washing centres etc. Calling these places not only requires courage but also a lot of wisdom. What is needed most, however, is having strong righteous thoughts. Each call is a big battle between the good and the evil. I remember calling the head of a police station. I called many times and he would not pick up the phone. When I made one more call and was about to give up, he picked up the phone. But he would play music continuously to interfere with me. When I raised my voice he would increase the volume of the music; when I lowered my voice he would also reduce the volume of the music; and when I stopped talking, he would stop playing the music as well. At the time, I had a thought in my mind - no matter how you've interfered with me, I am here to save your life. I started talking about the beginning of the persecution in July 20th 1999 which Jiang Zemin started, how the self-immolation incident was staged, the persecution that Dafa disciples had endured and the forced harvesting of their organs. As I kept on talking, the music eventually stopped. He was listening to me quietly. After more than 10 minutes, I felt I had said all what I needed to say, so I asked him: "Did you understand what I've said?" He replied that he had heard everything but he could not believe them completely. He asked: "how did you know so much?" and said that he was stunned by me. He then expressed his gratitude toward me. He said that he knew what to do now.
Of course I've also come across some very evil persons who would threaten and scream at me. I was unmoved by them. Apart from making phone calls for two hours every night, I would try my best to save the Chinese people everywhere, if they would listen to me. In the past 12 months of clarifying the truth and helping the Chinese people do the three withdrawals, my xinxing and cultivation level continued to elevate. Although it's only been more than 3 years since I had returned to Dafa, I felt Teacher had given me so much. I also hope those practitioners who haven't stepped forward can do so as time is now limited. As more and more people joined the global suing Jiang Zemin phenomenon, we cannot afford to wait and watch, we would need to be worthy of the title of "Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples".
Thank you Teacher! Thank you fellow practitioners!