The Story of Young Practitioner "Xinxin"
Tian Xin, a young practitioner who was born in the northwest of China, learned to practice Falun Dafa in Xinjiang Province together with his parents when he was 8 years old. We call him "Xinxin". He is excellent both in character and academics in school. The following are some of his experiences from practicing Falun Dafa.
During group exercise practice and study of the Falun Dafa teachings towards the end of 1998, Xinxin always had questions and experiences to share during the group study. Many times, older practitioners could not answer his questions. But we realized that by way of Xinxin's questions, Teacher was pointing out to us that we did not study the Falun Dafa principles deeply enough and needed to strive forward vigorously.
Several times when we were studying the Falun Dafa book, Essentials for Further Advancement, Xinxin said quietly: "Sometimes I saw the characters in the book in purple, sometimes in gold." Older practitioners responded: "Your foundation must be very good." After that, Xinxin studied the Falun Dafa teachings more diligently.
During an experience sharing conference in May 1999, Xinxin's parents mentioned that when Xinxin visited his grandparents once, he played "hide and seek" with his grandfather. When Xinxin hid behind the door, he suddenly saw a tiny golden Buddha the size of a palm. He shouted happily for his grandfather to come, but his grandfather could see nothing. Later he realized that Teacher let his third eye see this image in order to strengthen his grandparents' confidence so that they would study and practice more.
After that his two grandparents practiced and studied more actively. One morning when his grandmother returned from practicing the Falun Dafa exercises, she said happily that she saw a Falun revolving right in front of her. Now the two grandparents often go out to distribute truth-clarification material.
After July 20, 1999, the evil began to persecute Dafa rampantly. Facing lies and rumors churned out by endless streams of propaganda, Xinxin also had some misunderstandings and doubts. Especially during the period when the misguided government officials arrested his parents, he suffered a lot of tribulations. In recent years, after continuously studying the Falun Dafa teachings, he has gradually understood a lot. Once during Fa study, he suddenly realized that Teacher offers all sentient beings in the old cosmos immeasurable mercy and salvation in the last havoc. The old forces set up huge tribulations for practitioners and Falun Dafa due to deviated selfishness and the desire to achieve their own goals. We must deny the old force's arrangement. Since China is a huge stage, it seems Dafa disciples with righteous thoughts and acts are all Buddhas or Gods who are able to eliminate the evil.
Xinxin said: "I always follow the standard of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" to be a good student in school. I will take every chance to live according to the principle of being a good person to my classmates. When the time permits, I will explain the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. I cannot be like young practitioners in the Minghui Schools established overseas. The children attending Minghiu School are permitted to study the Falun Dafa principles, introduce Falun Dafa at public events and explain the facts about the persecution happening in China. They even have the right to freely sue Jiang and his followers who are persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. However, I can validate Dafa on the huge stage of China, think and act righteously, eliminate evil, save sentient beings, fulfill my responsibilities as a Dafa practitioner in mainland China and not fail to live up to Teacher's graciousnes.
Xinxin also begged me to give his regards to Teacher since he misses Teacher very much. Hence I am giving his regards to Teacher by way of this article and conveying young Dafa practitioners' aspirations: "We miss Teacher. We must do the three things (1) well with righteous thoughts and actions and be true Dafa disciples."
(1) Study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth.