Step Out of the Tribulation

I don't know why I had always felt I had encountered more tribulations than others. I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong four times, was sentenced to forced labour once, detained twice, and was abducted during the Chinese Communist Party's 16th National Congress. Though each time I broke out with the power of righteous thoughts, the tribulations kept coming, one after another.

My work unit was re-organised, and my child was hit by a car. I had even more small troubles, which made me very busy at work. Each day I tried my best to overcome difficulties, to be able to read one chapter of Zhuan Falun, and then I would be busy with day to day affairs. I was continuously interfered with when sending forth righteous thoughts, and felt tired and sleepy when studying the Falun Gong teachings, practising the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts. Later I read on a Falun Dafa website that some practitioners extended the duration of sending forth righteous thoughts. Now, except for doing the three things that Master asked us to do, I also extend the duration of sending forth righteous thoughts. As a result, my work has gradually become trouble-free and my efficiency in letting more people learn the truth about Falun Gong has clearly improved.

I have asked many practitioners why I was so busy, and why my cultivation state was not good though I was also doing the three things and I regarded myself as doing them well. When I studied the Falun Gong teachings I had not realised until today the following of Master's words,

"We'd say that a good or bad outcome comes from one thought. The difference in one thought leads to different results. " ("The Fourth Talk," Zhuan Falun)

Though I was actively helping in the effort to let more people learn the facts about Falun Gong and the materials that I handed out related to this matter was not small, I always had the attachment of fear. In particular, if I had not handed out truth-clarifying materials for a period of time, I did not want to do it. When the materials were sent to me, I would forward them to fellow practitioners. But if the fellow practitioners were unable to handle such big quantity for various reasons, I had to bring them back home and further thought: why can't those retired or unemployed practitioners go hand them out? Don't they have plenty of time? I would do it if I had the same amount of time as they have. I was already so busy with my work and had to further go to hand out the materials, so I had to leave them home and would do it when I was free.

Later, although I have since handed out all the materials, I did it passively instead of actively treating Falun Dafa activities as the most beneficial and sacred task. Because of this thought, the evil forces have found excuses for interfering with me: since you don't want to do things related to Falun Dafa, I will make sure you are busy with other things. So the evil has pressed other work not related to Falun Dafa onto me, and this is the reason I had been so busy and even experienced other tribulations.

I suddenly breathed a sigh of relief after coming to a realisation on this point.

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