Remembering the Days I Attended Master's Lecture in Guangzhou City
(Clearwisdom.net) Gratitude surges from my heart and tears well up whenever I read the following sentences in Zhuan Falun:
"I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious. Of course, we believe in predestined relationship. Everyone sits here all because of a predestined relationship."
Twelve years ago, I attended Master's lecture class in Guangzhou City on December 18-28, 1994. I didn't know how fortunate and lucky I was! As time goes by, I become more and more aware of what a delightful, precious and rare opportunity that was! It's December 18 again, and I want to write about my experiences and feelings to share with fellow practitioners. If I said anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out.Master Cleansed My Body
Before I departed for Guangzhou, I was perfectly fine both physically and mentally. However, I started to feel pain in my lower back all of a sudden at night when I was on the train. The pain became more and more severe and unbearable. I could neither turn nor get up. I didn't know at that time that I had so much karma in my body and was not able to start cultivation. It was Master who endured it for me and cleansed my body before I went to the class. Because a friend of mine had told me how wonderful the practice was, I decided to go to the class and registered for it on the same day.
Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I always had pain in the lower back. I had tried physical therapy, liquid medicine injections and medication. They only eased or postponed my disease but none of them cured it. I remember Master said in Zhuan Falun:
"No matter how much you suffer from the 'illness,' I hope that you will continue to come, because it is difficult to obtain the Fa. When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified."
I thus persisted in attending the class with no interruption. Amazingly, I didn't have any pain in the lower back during the classes. What's even more amazing is that I never had pain in my lower back thereafter.Xinxing Test on the First Day
I happily went to class on the first day, hoping to see Master and listen to His lecture. My seat was in the front center of the room and very close to Master. It was a perfect seat. The moment I sat down, a fellow female practitioner, about my age, approached me and asked if I could switch seats with her, as her hearing was poor. Since the fellow practitioner had a difficulty, I should do my best to help and so I agreed. However, when I went to her seat, I found it was to the left back of the room, which meant I wouldn't be able to see Master's face during the whole class. What's more, I worried that I couldn't receive the good energy Master emits. I felt a little unhappy. Master seemed to have read my mind and on the second day, Master told us that no one would be left behind, including those sitting behind him and those sitting outside of the auditorium. I felt so warm in Master's compassion and extremely grateful toward Master.Bathed in the Pure Compassionate Field
During the classes, the auditorium was quiet and harmonious from start to finish. Everyone listened to Master attentively, not wanting to miss a word. We heard nothing but Master's resounding voice in an auditorium that held thousands of people. Practitioners came from all over the country. Some traveled from faraway places every day. Whenever we walked into the auditorium, we felt the compassionate and harmonious field. No one felt tired, instead we experienced a serenity and comfort we had never experienced before in our lives. We felt energetic and clear-minded. A few people had stray ideas momentarily and asked Master about his personal life. Master only asked them seriously what they came there for and whether that was cultivation. Master's answer was so thought-provoking that everyone sitting in the audience reflected on themselves and whether their thoughts were pure.Master Gave Us So Many Precious Gifts
In the class Master taught us the principles of the universe. Master said that we can't cultivate a bit without knowing the Fa. This is an opportunity one doesn't come across even in thousands of years or tens of thousands of years. When Master was opening our celestial eyes, I felt the muscles between my eyebrows bunching up together. When Master told us that he was cleansing our bodies, I felt, with the wave of His hand, that he had uprooted all of our diseases as we stomped our feet. Master brought us into a disease-free state and left the good things in our bodies and gotten rid of the bad. Master installed Falun and thousands of things in our bodies like seeds, and also installed mechanisms outside of our bodies...Warm applause was heard throughout the classes.
On the last day of the classes, Master demonstrated the greater hand gestures for us. It was so beautiful! What's more important, Master expressed his best wishes for his disciples through the hand gestures. Within the whole world and cosmos, what other lives are as lucky as Dafa practitioners? Ancient genuine cultivators had a saying, "Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening." As for Dafa disciples, shouldn't we be even more confident than them?My Amazing Dream
I had a dream on the train the day Master finished the lecture. I dreamed of myself in a high-level dimension. There was a cloud, mist, sunshine, and an old Daoist standing beside me. He was looking ahead with a serious yet compassionate expression. He didn't say anything. I was bathed in the sunshine, and I felt something other than the warmth from the sun and the Taoist. It felt so comfortable and amazing. I think that must have been the power of compassion. It's something I had never experienced before and it penetrated every cell in my body. I remember the dream very clearly even after a dozen years. It felt like yesterday. I use this dream to remind and urge myself to have faith in Dafa and catch up with Fa-rectification.
After July 20, 1999, I met with many difficulties and setbacks due to the overwhelming persecution. But whenever I think of seeing Master with my own eyes and listening to Master's lectures with my own ears, and think of how much Master has given us and has endured for us, I think of the dream I had. I always know I will steadfastly assist Master to rectify the Fa and fulfill my vow made long ago.
December 19, 2006